Free to air

What is Free to Air (FTA) TV?

No Bills - No Subscription - No Contract - Once off Payment

There are currently two ways to pick up Free to Air channels.

1) Through a terrestrial aerial - In the Republic of Ireland there are currently 4 channels available through an aerial:- RTE1, RTE2, TV3 and TG4. These channels are currently analog broadcasts which means you may not always receive a perfect picture. Upgrade work is currently underway to enable the broadcast of these channels in Digital, this means great picture quality but you will need to get a new digital set top box, for a one off payment. The current plan for digital terrestrial is to initially provide the current 4 Irish channels and eventually add up to 4 new channels free to air. Additional channels will be broadcast but through subscription services and will not be Free to Air.

2) Through a satellite dish - This is what is known as Free to Air satellite and there are over 100 channels available, the range includes all UK terrestrial channels a selection of News, Children's, Movies and Music. More channels are being added to this system regularly as the broadcasters realise the potential of higher viewing figures. High Definition channels have already started to be broadcast Free to Air through satellite, currently BBC HD and ITV HD are available with more coming soon. (A High Definition receiver and HD Ready TV is required to view the HD broadcasts) Terminology: Free to Air, FTA & Freesat Free to Air, FTA and Freesat are commonly used phrases that describe channels which are transmitted without encryption. A Free to Air receiver can display those channels without the need of a subscription based viewing card.

Freesat is also a type of satellite receiver. Freesat branded Free to Air receivers include some value added options and services, these include a 7 Day Television Guide, Press Red interactive on some channels and Digital Text. Are you thinking of changing your subscription satellite for a FTA system? You can simply unplug your current receiver and plug in a FTA receiver. We have a large range of FTA receivers available through our website for self install.

With quick installation dates you could be watching over 100 channels within the next few days, including: all BBC's, ITV's, Channel 4's and Channel FIVE. Alternatively we sell a range for Free to Air products from our website for self install.

Get Free to Air Satellite TV with 100+ Freesat Channels and no monthly bills including standard* installation and a Digital FTA Receiver. Installation within 2 Day from order date. Multiroom options available here!

NOTE: Irish Terrestrial TV Channel Information.

Irish terrestrial TV channels (RTE1, RTE2, TV3 and TG4) are not available on Free to Air Satellite.

Combine a terrestrial Aerial to get your local channels along side the Satellite channels.

NEWS: 'FIVE' has now joined FTA Satellite. 'FIVE' is the UK's fifth terrestrial channel. The full line up of UK terrestrial channels are now available on FTA Satellite. (BBC, ITV / UTV, C4, FIVE)

FTA Satellite Channel List.
Please note that regional variations and 'time shift' channels (+1) have been emitted from the list but are available.

Scroll down the page to view the channel list or click a category below.

Basic Channels

  • Entertainment

  • Childrens

  • Films

  • News

  • Music

  • Sport

  • Religious

  • Shopping

  • International (African, Asian, World)

  • Radio

Basic Channels

  • BBC1 - UK Network Channel

  • BBC2 - UK Network Channel

  • BBC3 - UK Network Channel

  • BBC4 - UK Network Channel

  • UTV - Northern Ireland Network

  • ITV1 - UK Network Channel

  • ITV2 - UK Network Channel

  • ITV3 - UK Network Channel

  • ITV4 - UK Network Channel

  • S4C - Welsh Network Channel

  • S4C2 - Welsh Network Channel

  • STV - Scottish Network Channel

  • Channel 4 - UK Network Channel

  • More 4 - UK Network Channel

  • E4 - UK Network Channel

  • Five - UK Network Channel

Entertainment

  • Zone Thriller From action-packed Hollywood blockbusters to absorbing psychological dramas

  • Zone Romantic Long-running series and feature films, specifically tailor-made for women

  • Zone Reality Dedicated to Reality programs including rescue and survival, crime, animals, natural disasters

  • Zone Horror Horror movies, supernatural series and programmes Wine TV Programming dedicated to wine lovers including shows about wine making, wine growing, wine selection, cooking with wine and many others

  • Wedding TV Weddings and brides though there are programmes on fashion, beauty, celebrities and travel

  • Urban Black Entertainment Channel

  • Travel Channel 2 How-to shows related to travel and leisure throughout the world

  • Travel Channel How-to shows related to travel and leisure throughout the world

  • Thomson TV Showcasing holidays and locations available through Thomson travel agency

  • Thomas Cook Showcasing holidays and locations available through Thomas Cook travel agency

  • Teletext Holidays TV channel based on Teletext low cost holidays

  • Real Estate Pulse Channel dedicated to video gaming

  • Psychic TV Gives its audience direct access to predictions and readings through various means

  • Paranormal Aimed at fans of the paranormal and broadcasts documentaries, dramas and films

  • O'Seas Property

  • Nuts TV Live format reflecting Nuts Magazine brand of "unique and fast-paced humour".

  • Men & Motors Men's lifestyle television channel

  • Luxe TV Content related to and about items and services that are "luxuries".

  • Information TV Programmes from government departments, public bodies and other public service institutions.

  • Horse & Country For everything equestrian and countryside

  • Fight Network Devoted to airing programming related to boxing, mixed martial arts, pro-wrestling and other combat sports.

  • Fashion TV Fashion TV is an international television channel devoted to fashion and modelling

  • Entrepreneur Business advice and programming aimed at Entrepreneurs Business Channel Business advice and information from around the world Bet Black Entertainment Channel

  • Baby Channel Aimed towards pregnant women and parents of pre-school children

  • Audi Channel Audi model profiles, test drives, celebrity interviews, historic features, new product launches

Childrens

  • Kix! Aimed at boys aged 10-15 years old. Broadcasting cartoons, extreme sports and music videos

  • CBBC Children's television programmes aimed at children aged between 6 and 12 years old

  • CBEEBIES Children's television programmes aimed at children aged under 6

  • POP Children's television broadcasting cartoons and pop music videos

  • Tiny POP Younger Children's television broadcasting cartoons and pop music videos

  • CITV Children's television programmes from ITV

  • POP Girl Cartoons, live action and pop music videos for girls aged 5 to 13

Films

  • Film4 Criticaly-acclaimed Hollywood Films along with Niche and Highbrow Independent and Arthouse.

  • True Movies Aimed at Female Viewers. Films based on true to life dramas

  • True Movies 2 Aimed at Female Viewers. Films based on true to life dramas

  • Movies for Men Movies aimed primarily at Men including the best of war, western, film noir and more.

  • Movies for Men 2 Movies aimed primarily at Men including the best of war, western, film noir and more.

  • Film24 Information about whats on at the cinema and the latest DVD's

  • Open Access 1 Hollywood Classics and Comedy. From 6pm Weeknights and Midday Weekends

  • Open Access 2 Hollywood Classics and Comedy. From 6pm Weeknights and Midday Weekends

  • Zone Horror Horror movies, supernatural series and programmes

  • Zone Thriller From action-packed Hollywood blockbusters to absorbing psychological dramas

  • Zone Romantic Long-running series and feature films, specifically tailor-made for women

  • World Movies Movies from around the World

News

  • SKY News UK News Channel

  • BBC News 24 UK News Channel

  • CNN News Channel from America

  • Euronews World News from a European Prospective

  • Bloomberg 24 Hour International Business and Financial News

  • Aljazeera News Channel from Qatar

  • France 24 French Prespective on World News

  • DD News News Channel from India

  • Ary Oneworld News Channel From Pakistan

  • PCNE Chinese News and Entertainment From China

  • Abu Dhabi TV News and analysis on current events, Emirates business, finance, economy, sports and more

Music

  • Chart Show TV Chart topping videos from most song genres

  • The Vault Classic music videos and big hits from yesteryear and between 1 and 5 years old

  • Omusic Formerly Classic FM TV. Classical Music Channel

  • B4U Music A mixture of contemporary Bollywood, Indipop, Bhangra, and international music

  • NME Music Targeting "alternative music enthusiasts".

  • Bubble Hits Music and interviews from the hottest bands of the moment

  • Flava Music videos from the Hip-Hop, R&B, Garage and Drum 'n' Bass music genres

  • Scuzz A wide range of modern and classic rock and metal music

  • Bliss The channel plays classic pop songs and music from the 70's, 80's and 90's

  • Flaunt Focusing on Vocal Trance, House, Electronica , Ambient & Chill Out music

  • Fizz Covering a wide range of musical tastes Channel U The station is known for being the starting point for many UK urban acts

  • Vegas Elvis Music channel dedicated to playing Elvis songs

  • Rock on TV Station dedicated to Classic Rock Music

  • Rock World TV Channel featuring rock music, and aiming to highlight"underground" lifestyles and artists

  • Clubland TV Features dance music videos and is based from the Clubland compilation albums

  • Zee Music Indian Music Channel

Sport

  • Fight Network Devoted to airing programming related to boxing, mixed martial arts, pro-wrestling and other combat sports.

Religious

  • Daystar TV Christian television network

  • EWTN Eternal Word Television Network, carries Roman Catholic-themed programming

  • Faith Christian movie, documentary and biography channel featuring drama, comedy, action, and educational programs

  • Genesis

  • Glory TV Christian channel catering for multi cultural audiences.

  • God Channel Flagship channel of global Christian broadcaster

  • GOD TV

  • God Europe

  • Gospel Channel

  • Inspiration Family-oriented

  • Christian television

  • KICC TV passionate about bringing innovative and dynamic Christian programming

  • LoveWorld TV Touching millions of lives all around the world with the Gospel of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ

  • OHTV

  • Revelation

  • SupremeMaster Channel broadcasts only positive programmings, conveying the message of peace to bring nobility and spirituality

  • TBN Europe Trinity Broadcasting Network with 24-hours quality

  • Christian programming

  • UCB TV United Christian Broadcast Wonderful a powerful voice in the Christian TV industry

Shopping

  • Best Direct Pioneers in unique and innovative products for the Home, Kitchen, DIY and Health & Fitness

  • Beverly Hills TV

  • Bid Tv Satellite television and internet auction channel

  • Celebrity Shop

  • Create & Craft 24 hour crafting shopping network

  • Gems TV GemsTV is an integrated manufacturer and television home shopping retailer of genuine coloured gemstone jewellery

  • High Street TV

  • Ideal World

  • Jewellery Channel

  • JJB Sports TV shopping from the sports retailer JJB

  • JML Beauty JML products are sold by many of the countrys leading retailers

  • JML Choice JML products are sold by many of the countrys leading retailers

  • JML Cookshop JML products are sold by many of the countrys leading retailers

  • Max TV

  • Price Drop TV TV Auction Shopping

  • QVC Shop online with QVC for beauty, jewellery, craft, household and electronic products from top brands

  • Rocks & Co

  • Screenshop

  • Shop + Shop

  • Shop on TV

  • Speed Auction TV

  • Thane Direct

  • Tron Direct

  • Shopping for electronics

  • TV Shop

  • TV Warehouse

International

  • France 24 - French Prespective on World News

  • DD News - News Channel from India

  • Aljazeera - News Channel from Qatar

  • Abu Dhabi TV - Abu Dhabi / UAE News and analysis on current events, Emirates =20 business, finance, economy, sports and more

  • SA Direct - African South African lifestyle and culture television channel

  • Record TV - African Entertainment Channel From Brazil

  • KBC - African Current Affairs Channel From Kenya

  • BEN - African First and longest running black-oriented television in the United Kingdom and Europe

  • OBE - African Target audience from the African, Caribbean and other Ethnic Communities in the UK and Ireland

  • NTAI - African Nigerian TV

  • Nigeria Movies African Movies from Nigeria

  • AIT - Moviestar African Movies from Nigeria

  • AIT International - African African Independant TV Channel From Nigeria

  • The Word Network - African Sensitive to, and touches the fabric of, the urban African American community

  • DBN - African Christian Religious Channel From Nigeria

  • CNN America - News Channel from America

  • Peace TV - Asia Islamic satellite television network

  • B4U Music

  • Asia A - mixture of contemporary Bollywood, Indipop, Bhangra, and international music

  • Channel 'S' Asian Voice of British Bangladeshis Across the World Islam Channel Asian Channel to advance unbiased and accurate images of Islam and Muslims

  • Brit Asian Asian British Asian Lifestyle Channel

  • RAJ TV - Asian Indian Entertainment Shows

  • Music India - Asian Indian Music Channel

  • Noor Tv - Asian Islamic. Religious excellence thorugh live discussions, forums =20 and young voices.

  • MT Muslim - Asian Discussion programs and in depth documentaries touch upon =20 political, social and religious issues

  • Sunrise TV - Asian Asian Entertainment Channel

  • MATV National - Asian Specialist Asian content TV channel

  • Zee Music - Asian Indian Music Channel

  • DM Digital - Asian Popular Pakistani Programming

  • Aastha TV - Asian One of India's leading religious and spiritual channels

  • NDTV Imagine - Asian Indian Entertainment Shows

  • DD India - Asian Indian social, cultural, political and economic scene

  • Ary Oneworld - Asian News Channel From Pakistan

  • Venus TV - Asian Programming and Entertainment from All Over Asia

  • Bangla TV - Asian Family Entertainment Channel From Bangladesh

  • PTV Prime - Asian Asian Family Entertainment Channel

  • PTV Global - Asian Programs from Pakistan PTV television network

  • 9X - Asian Indian Entertainment Shows

  • PCNE Chinese China News and Entertainment From China

  • Nepal TV - Nepal TV From Nepal

Free to Air TV describes channels which are broadcast unencrypted making it possible to view these channels without paying a monthly subscription. A large choice of receivers are available as you are not tied down to a particular broadcasters equipment. The channel broadcasters choose not to encrypt their channels to broaden the amount of viewers they attract, this is either due to government legislation or to attract higher yields from advertising revenue. Receiving these channels is 100% legal. (A valid TV license is still required)