Freesat FAQs

 

Freesat FAQs – UK TV Spain – Frequently Asked Questions

Freesat FAQs

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What is the Freesat Default Transponder setting for the Costa Blanca Spain?

Unlike Sky TV receivers, you do not have to change any transponder frequency settings on Freesat TV receivers.
You only need to do this on a Sky TV receiver when it fails to receive the data on frequency 11778 that it needs to boot up. This frequency 11778 is where the main Sky TV 7 day electronic programme guide (EPG) is located, and in many areas of Spain this frequency cannot be received.

Freesat TV receivers use a different transponder frequency for their EPG information.

There is only one frequency for Freesat.

Frequency: 11425

Polarisation : H

Modulation: DVB-S QPSK

Symbol Rate : 27500

FEC : 2/3

This frequency is on the UK beam of Astra 2E.

 

Is UK Freesat TV available in Spain?

Yes.

Freesat TV is available to receive and watch in the Costa Blanca Spain, although reception of the channels available on Freesat is depending on your location and dish size.

For more information see Freesat TV in Spain

 

Does Freesat work in Costa Blanca?

Yes, see above.

For more information see Freesat TV in Spain

 

Can I watch UK Freesat TV in Costa Blanca Spain?

Yes, see above.

For more information see Freesat TV in Spain

 

What do I need for Freesat in Spain?

A satellite dish, and LNB, cabling and a Freesat digital satellite receiver.

You can only receive Freesat on a Freesat branded digibox. But you can receive the free to air channel that are available on Freesat on most other satellite receivers, but you will not be able to use the Freesat Television Guide (EPG)

For more information see Freesat TV in Spain

 

What size satellite dish do I need to watch Freesat channels in Spain?

It really does depend where you are in Spain and what UK TV channels you want to watch.

For the Costa Blanca area, reception of the main UK TV channels, like BBC and ITV, by satellite is currently better than ever. Using a Sky digibox, or Freesat set top box, you can watch UK TV channels with a satellite dish measuring from a minimum of 100x110cm “1.1m”.

For some areas of Costa Blanca, a minimum 110x120cm satellite dish is required for reception of BBC and ITV via Freesat and Sky.

For some areas of Costa Blanca, a minimum 125x135cm satellite dish is required for reception of BBC and ITV via Freesat and Sky.

For more information see What size satellite dish do I need for Costa Blanca Spain.

What size satellite dish do I need for UK Satellite TV in Valencia

Other areas of Spain may require larger satellite dishes:

What size satellite dish do I need for UK Satellite TV Barcelona and Catalonia

What size satellite dish do I need for UK Satellite TV Andalucía

What size satellite dish do I need for UK Satellite TV Costa del Sol

 

Can I receive BBC ITV channels in Spain?

See above. You can receive BBC TV and ITV in the Costa Blanca and other areas of Spain, it just depends on the size of the satellite dish.

 

What are the Freesat TV Transponder Frequencies?

There is only one frequency for Freesat.

Frequency: 11425

Polarisation : H

Modulation: DVB-S QPSK

Symbol Rate : 27500

FEC : 2/3

This frequency is on the UK beam of Astra 2E.

 

What is the best postcode to use in a Freesat receiver / box if you live in Spain?

 

Ideally you use the postcode of the area of the UK whose local news you would like to watch on BBC1 and ITV1.

You cannot use your Spanish postcode on the Freesat installation wizard, as Freesat is designed for the UK!

 

What is the transponder frequency setting for Sky Sports News on a Freesat receiver?

Sky Sports News is not available on Freesat. Sky Sports News is not a free to air satellite TV channel. Sky Sports News is only available with a Sky TV subscription.

 

Can I use a UK Freesat box in Spain?

Yes.

A Freesat set top box will work in Spain, as long as you have the correct sized satellite dish for your area.

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