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Freesat, Discovery partner on Quest

Subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat has teamed up with Discovery Networks to launch Quest and Quest Red on the DTH service.

The move, according to Freesat, underlines the company’s “commitment to offering the most-loved TV channels”.

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”.

“Making the most popular channels available to our viewers for free is what Freesat is all about,” said managing director Alistair Thom. “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.”

Content now available via Freesat includes 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.

Martin Heaton Cooper, SVP and COO, Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, added: “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.”

“The partnership with Freesat is yet another important step in our goal to reach all viewers across every screen.”