LG has announced it will be installing Freesat into its products this year.

The electronics company will initially launch two digital TVs - the LH5000 and LH7700 - later in 2009 that will feature integrated Freesat tuners and, according to LG, boast a refresh rate of 200Hz. However, users will still need a satellite dish to receive the broadcasts. Further products are expected throughout the year.

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Freesat is a satellite TV package from the BBC and ITV that was launched in May last year and offers over 140 channels. Users need a satellite dish, which can be provided and installed by Freesat for around £80, as well as a set-top box. However, once viewers have these items, they can receive all channels for no monthly subscription.

"We're extremely pleased to be working with LG as a manufacturing partner for Freesat in 2009," said Emma Scott, managing director of Freesat.

Scott added that Freesat is continuing talks with other manufacturers in a bid to ensure more products with integrated Freesat turners hit the market.

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