Free Satellite TV Service Starts Across The UK

Posted: May 6 2008, 9:20am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:54am CDT, in News | Home Entertainment

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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.

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

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