Freesat is a digital satellite TV service from the BBC and ITV, offering even more free channels than are available on Freeview.
As with Freeview, there are no ongoing fees and you don’t have to worry about a contract – but you’ll need a dish fitted to your home to receive Freesat.
Can you connect a Freeview TV to a satellite dish?
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 you use Freesat and Freeview together?
You may, for example, want to switch from a monthly Sky subscription to Freesat from Sky. Either Freesat or Freesat from Sky offers channels you want and they are not available on Freeview.
What satellite does Freeview use?
Live TV signals for FreeviewPlus® and Freeview Satellite® are transmitted from the Optus D1 satellite. We recommend a minimum dish size of 60cm with a single 11.300 GHz LO Frequency LNB. If you’re using a satellite dish to pick up TV signal, make sure you get an approved product that works with a satellite dish.
Does Freesat work with Sky dish?
Using Freesat alongside Sky. You can have both Freesat and Sky connected to the same dish. If you need additional wiring installed, your local Freesat-approved satellite engineer will be able to advise you about your options, and what would work best in your home.