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The UK’s subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat has teamed up with Discovery Networks to launch Quest and Quest Red on the DTH service.

The move is said to underline Freesat’s commitment to offering the most-loved TV channels. Quest and Quest Red take their places among more than 200 subscription-free channels available on Freesat, offering programmes that span a range of genres including factual, documentaries, sport, entertainment, crime and reality.

Quest launched in 2009 and has steadily grown to become one of the biggest free to air (FTA) TV channels for men. Quest Red launched in March of this year as the home of “irresistibly real TV” tailor-made for viewers who love real life entertainment. The new deal means that Freesat viewers can now enjoy programmes such as Salvage Hunters, Wheeler Dealers and Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo on Quest; plus Say Yes to the Dress, Long Lost Family US and Paranormal Lockdown with Nick Groff on Quest Red. Reality TV fans can also look forward to an exclusive 12-part series of Katie Price: My Crazy Life on Quest Red starting on 10 July.

“Making the most popular channels available to our viewers for free is what Freesat is all about,” said managing director Alistair Thom commenting on the launch. “We’re thrilled that these two great channels are coming to Freesat – our customers love entertainment, and with a huge variety of programmes on offer, there’s something to suit everyone.”

“By launching on Freesat, Quest and Quest Red are immediately available to an additional two million households in the UK that now have a chance to watch our wide range of programmes for the very first time,” added Martin Heaton Cooper, SVP chief operating officer, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland. “The partnership with Freesat is yet another important step in our goal to reach all viewers across every screen.”
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