Anyone thinking about making the move from Freeview and going for satellite TV will want to know what choices are on offer. There are actually numerous choices and some of them mean you will have to pay out a monthly subscription in order to watch channels and programs while other options don’t have a subscription. With the latter you simply pay for the equipment and the installation and that’s all you have to pay out. So what are the choices for satellite installation, here are three great ones to consider?
Freesat – No Monthly Fee – Access Hundreds of Channels
Freesat is a very popular option in the UK as once you have bought the equipment, i.e. the satellite dish and set-top box; there is nothing else to pay out for each month. Freesat will typically provide residents with 200 plus TV and radio channels which means there is a wide range of programs on offer with no monthly fee.
Freesat offers a lot for just the initial pay-out. For instance you can watch TV when you want with On Demand. You can pause live TV, record up to 500 hours of TV programs and even rewind if you happened to miss something. You can even roll back TV for up to the last seven days. The system also comes with Freetime, a smart TV guide that puts you in total control so you can manage what you want to watch in your free time.
Sky Digital – Monthly Subscription TV Bundles
Sky Digital comes with a monthly subscription which is chosen by you and there are different TV bundle packages to choose from. The different packages of channels are based on price with the lowest offering 35 plus entertainment channels and the top package offering over 75 entertainment channels, with each of the packages including 11 free to air HD channels and 240 free to air.
With Sky Digital satellite TV if you choose the Sky+ set-top box you can pause, rewind and record programs and so you never miss your favourite shows. There is even a feature that allows you to record your favourite TV series at the touch of a button. Sky TV is smart as it will also give you suggestions about shows that you might enjoy based on what you usually record and what you have in your planner. Sky also comes with Catch up TV offering access to more than 60 channels and there is the option to add-on Sky Movies or Sports for an additional fee each month.
European Satellite TV – Films in French, Silly Comedy from Spain and More
European satellite TV is common with residents of the UK whose first language isn’t English. This is due to the fact that with a European satellite system you can access a wide range of free to air channels from different European countries. For instance you can pick up channels from three different satellites.
For instance Astra 1 offers a wide range of channels from Germany, including lots of sports channels and you don’t have to pay a monthly subscription. You can also tune into channels from France and Spain when the receiver on your dish is pointed at this satellite. If you point your satellite dish to the Eutelsat Hotbird satellite you will be able to get channels from such as France, Poland, Arabia, Thailand and Russia along with many more. Finally there is the Atlantic Bird satellite and this offers numerous channels from France that you cannot get with the Astra 1 satellite.