Freesat UK TV Catch UP Services and Freesat Freetime
The UK TV Catch UP Services such as BBC Iplayer, ITVPlayer, All4 (formally 4OD), Demand 5, are also available on Freesat set top boxes.
Freesat set top boxes streams the programmes you choose directly from the internet.
Freesat+ set top boxes downloads the programmes you choose to your Planner on the inbuilt hard drive of your Freesat+ set top box.
These downloads are done via the internet, not the satellite dish.
So even if you see the “no satellite signal” on the actual channel via the satellite, you can check the Freesat UK TV Catch UP Services to see if the programme you want to watch is available via the internet.
Freesat Freetime, available on some Humax Freesat set top boxes, has a unique Programme Guide that allows you to roll the TV Guide back 7 days, so you can see what TV programmes you may have missed. It then uses the UK TV Catch UP Services such as BBC IPlayer, ITVPlayer, All4 (formally 4OD), Demand 5 to download the programme you missed for you to watch.