A new free satellite TV service has launched across the UK available to 98% of the home that can’t get programming via Freeview with a TV aerial. Freesat will carry 80 digital TV and radio channels with some free HD programmes with that number to increase by the end of 2008.
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Among the programming offerings will be HD version of Planet Earth. To take advantage of the service users will need to buy a dish and set-top box plus cover installation. No monthly subscription fees will be charged.
The standard Freesat box will cost £49 and those wanting to see HD programmes will pay £120. The cost of the satellite dish and installation will cost an additional £80. The BBC, ITV, and Chanel 4’s digital services will be available immediately as well as BBC HD service. ITV HD will launch soon.
Via BBC News