4Music now on Freesat Music entertainment channel 4Music has joined Freesat. As we reported yesterday ( http://www.satandpcguy.com/2017/02/08/4music-becoming-free-air-satellite/ ), the channel became free to air and free from encryption, which as we now know, paved the way for the channels to be available on Freesat. 4Music launches on Freesat channel number 509.. 4Music replaces The Box, [...]
Music channel 4Music has dropped its encryption and is currently broadcasting free-to-air on satellite. 4Music, a joint venture between Channel 4 and Bauer Media, has since its launch been encrypted on satellite. It was available without subscription, using a “Freesat from Sky” “free to view” viewing card. A switch to free-to-air status would pave the [...]
Freesat have been doing some software updates and fixes in the last few days. These updates are on the Humax range of Freesat Freetime set top boxes. Freesat said: We’re making some essential changes to the way we deliver connected services to our smart Freesat set-top boxes today. As a result you may experience some [...]
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Freesat in Spain
UK Freesat and Freesat set top boxes allow you to receive and watch the main UK TV channels, including BBC ITV Channel Four and Channel Five, with no subscription or viewing card.
There are over 125 subscription free UK TV channels available on Freesat. There are also 11 subscription free HD TV channels on Freesat HD.
However, the satellite signal strength of these channels across Spain varies greatly, and therefore so will the size of satellite dish
required to receive them. In some areas of Spain, such as the Valencia and Costa Blanca areas, satellite dishes measuring 100x110cm are the minimum size required for stable reception of these UK TV channels. In the Barcelona
Cataluña and Almeria areas of Spain, a satellite dishes measuring at least 1.8m is the minimum size required for stable reception of these UK TV channels. In areas like the Costa del Sol, Malaga, even larger satellite dishes are
required, some suggesting 5m plus is required, due to the low signals in that area.
Despite what you may have heard, it is not illegal to watch the free UK TV channels via satellite in Spain.
Note that you can only receive Freesat on official Freesat branded set top boxes. Some satellite installer in Spain sell other makes and models of satellite receivers, such as Iberosat or Galaxy Innovations (GI), or Ferguson Ariva, claiming they are Freesat receivers, when they are not Freesat receivers.
A Sky digibox, even without a viewing card, will receive the same subscription free UK TV channels as a Freesat set top box.