Yes you can, a working satellite dish will be able to receive Freeview via Satellite when used in conjunction with an approved Freeview Satellite Digital Receiver or Recorder.
Note that the LNB (Low Noise Blocker, which is round or oval and sits in front of your dish) may need to be replaced / adjusted.
Can I connect satellite dish directly to TV?
Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the back of your satellite dish labeled “LNB” Plug the other end of the HDMI cable in to your TV (not your dish receiver). Most televisions have more than one HDMI port, so choose the one you prefer. Finally, turn on your TV and press the satellite button on your remote.
Can a satellite dish be used as a TV antenna?
A: Unfortunately, no. The satellite dish is not the correct shape, and has special electronics that make it not usable for receiving free broadcast TV. However, you can still use the coax cabling from the dish to your TV if you want to install a broadcast TV antenna where your dish was.
Can I use a Sky dish as an aerial?
You only get freesat from Sky from a Sky dish, you can’t use it like an aerial. If your TV has a satellite input then it’ll work but it’ll be a different connection.
Do you need a satellite dish for Freeview?
You don’t need a cable or a satellite dish – the small box that you buy to receive Freeview simply plugs into your existing aerial.