Freesat offers over 140 digital channels from the BBC, SKY and ITV and HD thrown in for free. Receive more channels each month, so the line-up will just get better & better. with no subscription and no monthly bills to pay.
No binding contracts or commitments mean all you need to get started with Freesat is a satellite system which we can provide and fit for you. With a choice of standard or HD option, you can choose to watch your favourite channels in all their rich high definition glory at no monthly cost. Our expertly skilled Freesat dish installers will also ensure that your dish is installed quickly and discreetly as possible.
Here's some exciting news from the BBC and ITV that will give us a new way to access hi-def material for free via satellite. Called Freesat, the scheme will provide digital TV to people who can't get Freeview services because of their geographical location and a simple way to get high-definition television.
Freesat has been on the cards for a while now, with an initial announcement some considerable time ago, but it's only now that the go-ahead has been given by the BBC Trust -- the group of people who get to veto bad ideas at the BBC. This means come 2008, you'll actually be able to get your hands on the kit -- a separate decoder box, much like your standard Freeview box now.
Freesat: High definition via satellite, for free
Freesat offers free High Definition TV through a satellite dish. These two services include the supply and fitting of a new dish and connection to a suitable product in your home.
Our introductory freesat service will get you up and running with your new freesat product. We'll supply and mount your satellite dish, providing the necessary standard brackets and up to 10m of cable. Then we'll connect it to a your new freesat device in up to 2 rooms
If you want to watch and record different channels at the same time,we'll supply and mount your satellite dish, providing all necessary cables and connections.
Sky has its own free system known as Freesat from Sky, which offers a box, dish and installation for £150. This service doesn't offer high definition though, and the hardware is Sky's, so you are tied to its relatively inflexible programme guide -- and there's little hope of PVR functionality. This new service will also offer a new raison d'etre to all those poor, neglected satellite dishes left on the walls of homes who've long since stopped subscribing to Sky.
The most exciting part of this announcement is it opens the door to high-definition television from all the main UK broadcasters. This is long overdue in the UK and will help fill our beautiful flat screens with something worthy of their glorious pixels. The hardware should be pretty flexible too, and that should mean hard-disk-based PVRs and cool interactive features.
Freesat will also help with the analogue switch-off -- at the moment parts of the UK can't get Freeview because they're outside the coverage area. As time goes on this situation will improve, but offering a different delivery platform will help those who live in remote areas