Freesat / Freesat HD
Freesat is a digital satellite TV service from the BBC and ITV, launched in May 2008. To watch you’ll need a Freesat receiver, a satellite dish and ideally an HD-ready TV.
It’s basically the satellite equivalent of the digital terrestrial TV service Freeview – once you’ve paid for the box, dish and installation there are no more ongoing monthly subscription costs.
All you need to receive freesat is a satellite dish and receiver. Phone us at herts aerial systems for further information. But Freesat has two key advantages over its terrestrial cousin. Firstly, Freesat is available to 98% of the population, compared with 75% for Freeview. Secondly, Freesat boasts a couple of high-definition (HD) channels, something that’s not going to be available on Freeview until 2010 at the earliest.
Freesat shouldn’t be confused with the Sky service of the same name (Freesat from Sky), which has been available for a few years now. Like the new BBC and ITV Freesat service, this is available for a one-off equipment and installation payment and delivers a similar number of digital TV channels. However, there is no HDTV option on the Freesat from Sky service
Freesat brings you over 80 great digital TV and radio channels, including high definition (HD) programmes from the BBC and ITV – all for free. Freesat also gives you super fast digital text and enhanced interactivity as well as digital subtitles and audio description.