Aerial and Satellite
Freeview and Freesat
No need to pay extra subscription fees to enjoy multi-channel television.
Freeview offers up to 50 free digital television channels and 24 digital radio channels, received through television aerial or through broadband with a recommended speed of 3.0Mb/s. The broadband connection also enables you to search through thousands of shows and keeps your YouView box up to date. YouView connected to your aerial socket, brings you over 70 digital channels to watch, record, pause and rewind, with Freesat giving you more than 150 free digital channels via satellite. Freeview & Freesat Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) can record many hours of television programmes on a large hard disk drive. Digital boxes also offer other useful features, like the ability to pause live television.
Most now receive free High Definition (HD) channels, you'll need good digital television coverage, which most of the country now has.
You should be able to enjoy the Freeview service through your existing aerial. However, even if you are in a Freeview coverage area and your reception is bad it is possible you may need a new aerial if it’s not in good condition. We recommend you contact your local Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) installer listed in the Yellow Pages. If you live in a flat or building with a shared aerial we recommend that you check with your landlord whether you can receive the Freeview service. www.freeview.co.uk
Freesat and Satellite Reception
You should be able to enjoy the Freesat service through your existing satellite dish, if pointed at Astra 2a (Sky). If you require a new dish, we recommend you contact your local Confederation of Aerial Industries (CAI) installer listed in the Yellow Pages. If you live in a flat or building with a shared dish, we recommend that you check with your landlord whether you can receive the Freesat service. www.freesat.co.uk