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Freesat added 12,000 new customers in the first three months of this year – that's more than twice as many as during the same period in 2014.

That brings it to 1.9 million viewers in total in the UK.

Customers of the subscription-free satellite TV service average around 4 million weekly views across the platform's 200 movie, entertainment, news and radio channels.

"I'm thrilled to report another strong quarter for Freesat that clearly demonstrates the continuing growth and strength of the UK's free-to-air proposition," said Alistair Thom, Freesat's managing director.

"With critically-acclaimed programmes such as 'Breaking Bad' now available through Spike, Freesat continues to support our ever-expanding content offering with connected technology that empowers customers and their viewing habits."

Freesat's success is no doubt in part due to its Freetime service. This gives viewers a backwards-scrolling EPG that lets you nip back in time and watch shows that you missed.

It also added the channel Spike to its roster last month, bringing hit shows like 'Breaking Bad', 'The Walking Dead' and 'Lip Sync Battle'.

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