Freesat High Definition


What is Freesat High Definition TV?

Freesat High Definition

Freesat was launched on 6th May 2008.

Freesat offers free to air, subscription free UK TV via satellite. It was was designed for those areas of the UK that are unable to receive the UK terrestrial digital service, Freeview.

For a one-off payment you can receive over 150 TV and Radio channels.

And with a Freesat HD set top box, you can receive 11 high definition (HD) channels.

Freesat High Definition on the Costa Blanca

Freesat is a brand new digital satellite TV service which launched on 6th May 2008, and is available to almost all households across the UK. For a one-off payment for a digital box, satellite dish and installation, Freesat currently offers you around 135 TV/Radio channels, including BBC, ITV, C4 and many more. If your TV is ‘HD Ready’, Freesat will also give you access to the world of ‘free’ High Definition programmes, presently BBC HD and ITV HD.

How many channels can I get?
Because Freesat is delivered via satellite (i.e. same satellite setup as Sky TV), there’s a huge range of TV, radio and interactive services to choose from with around 140 channels presently available.

You won’t be overwhelmed by all these channels – they’ve been organised into easy to use categories within the Freesat electronic programme guide (EPG), so you’ll easily find what you want at the press of a button.

Are there any ongoing costs?
No! Freesat is just that, a free service. Once you’ve purchased the equipment, its all free, forever.

What about HD?

Watching TV in high definition (HD) is an incredible experience. With five times as much picture detail as standard TV, HD makes a massive difference to your enjoyment of TV.
10 million households already have HD-ready TV sets but until now haven’t been able to access HD programmes for free. Freesat will give you high definition programmes, guaranteed free from subscription.

Do I need an HD-ready television to watch high definition programmes?
You need an HD-Ready television and an HD Freesat set top box in order to view high definition programmes in high definition. You will need to connect the digital box to your television via HDMI. Once you have the right equipment installed, you can watch live sport, national events, stunning natural history, landmark drama, world-class documentaries and more in amazing HD.

If you haven’t yet got an HD-ready television you can still be prepared for the future by getting a Freesat HD digital box. With a freesat HD digital box you can still view HD programmes on your standard definition television but the content will be scaled down to standard definition. If you buy a Freesat standard definition box you will not be able to view HD programmes even if you have an HD-ready television.



Freesat HD Channel Numbers

101 BBC One (BBC One HD in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
102 BBC Two HD
106 BBC Three HD
107 BBC Four HD
108 BBC One HD (BBC One in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
119 ITV HD (STV HD in Scotland, UTV HD in Northern Ireland)
120 S4CHD
126 Channel 4 HD
200 BBC News HD
206 Russia Today HD (RT HD)
209 NHK World HD
214 Arirang TV
601 CBeebies HD
691 Daystar HD


Freesat HD Channel Frequency Settings

Freesat HD receivers should automatically update with any channel frequency changes. In some cases a new “Freesat Scan” may be required


Freesat HD Satellite Installations in Spain

We can supply and install satellite dishes, LNB, and Freesat receivers in the Valencia / Costa Blanca North area of Spain, so that you can watch subscription free UK TV in Spain.

See our installation pages at : 110x120cm “1.2m” satellite dish installations and 125x135cm “1.4m” satellite dish installations.



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Mar 062015

This weeks satellite TV news – 6 March 2015

Our weekly round up of the latest satellite TV news, including news about Sky TV in Spain, Freesat in Spain, UK TV in Spain, Spanish TV in Spain, and Internet IPTV in Spain.

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Aug 182014

Interesting day today.

1 Freesat HD system installed for clients fed up with their IPTV / xbmc / android brit tv box system – low image quality, always buffering, endless trawling through non working links, little help from the person who sold it…

1 Sky HD install for people fed up with their PAY IPTV service that was always buffering and hard to see images on sports channels. With their new Sky HD system, they commented “we should have done this months ago rather than waste money on that mag250 system”!

And 3 more disgruntled internet tv users wanting a hd satellite system on the answerphone today …

Wonder why this surge all of a sudden…..

Apr 182014

Freesat provides subscription free UK TV

Freesat in Spain – Free UK TV in Spain

Freesat is available in Costa Blanca/ Valencia / Spain on a satellite dish measuring a minimum of 90x100cm (depending on the are you live in).

There are 11 high-definition channels on Freesat: BBC1HD, BBC2HD, BBC3HD, BBC4HD, CBBC HD, CBeebiesHD, BBC News HD, ITV1HD, C4 HD, Russia Today HD (RT HD), NHK HD.

This is a complete list of channels presently available on Freesat.

The region of BBC and ITV you will receive on 101 102 103 119 is determined by the postcode you enter during the set up process of your Freesat digital satellite set top box.

Channels available on Freesat (April 2014) : 205 (168 TV / 37 Radio)
101 BBC One (BBC One HD in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
102 BBC Two HD
103 ITV
104 Channel 4
105 Channel 5
106 BBC Three HD
107 BBC Four HD
108 BBC One HD (BBC One in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
109 BBC Two
110 BBC Alba
112 ITV+1
113 ITV2
114 ITV2+1
115 ITV3
116 ITV3+1
117 ITV4
118 ITV4+1
119 ITV HD (UTV HD in Northern Ireland)
120 S4C Digidol
121 Channel 4 + 1
122 E4
123 E4 + 1
124 More4
125 More4 + 1
126 Channel 4 HD
127 4seven
128 Channel 5+1
129 5USA
130 5USA +1
131 5*
132 Channel 5+24
134 CBS Drama
135 CBS Reality
136 CBS Reality +1
137 CBS Action
138 Horror Channel
139 Horror Channel +1
140 BET
141 BET+1
142 True Entertainment
143 More>Movies
144 Now Pick
145 Challenge
146 Viva
147 BBC Three
148 BBC Four

200 BBC News HD
201 BBC Parliament
202 Sky News
203 Al Jazeera Eng
204 Euronews
205 France 24
206 Russia Today HD (RT HD)
207 CNN
208 Bloomberg TV
209 NHK World HD
210 CNBC
211 CCTV News
212 BBC News

300 Film4
301 Film4 + 1
302 True Movies 1
303 True Movies 2
304 Movies4Men
305 Movies4Men +1

400 Showcase
401 Information TV
402 Showcase 2
403 Food Network
404 Food Network+1
405 Travel Channel
408 The Active Channel
409 Holiday & Cruise
410 Film On TV

500 Chart Show TV
501 The Vault
502 Flava
503 Chart Show Dance
504 B4U Music
505 Starz TV
506 Bliss
509 Zing
510 Clubland TV
511 Planet Pop
512 NOW Music
515 Vintage TV
516 Heart TV
517 Capital TV
518 Kiss
519 The Box
520 Heat
521 Smash Hits
523 Magic
524 Kerrang!

601 CBeebies HD
602 CITV
603 POP
604 POPGirl
605 Tiny Pop
606 Kix
607 CBBC
608 CBeebies

650 Psychic Today
651 Community
660 Sony SAB
661 Rishtey
662 Colors
690 Inspiration TV
691 Daystar TV
692 Revelation
693 Islam Channel
694 God Channel
696 TBN Europe

700 BBC Radio 1
701 BBC Radio 1 Xtra (BBC R1X)
702 BBC Radio 2
703 BBC Radio 3
704 BBC Radio 4 FM
705 BBC Radio Five Live (BBC R5L)
706 BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra (BBC R5SX)
707 BBC 6 Music
708 BBC Radio 4 Extra
709 BBC Asian Network
710 BBC Radio 4 LW
711 BBC World Service
712 BBC Radio Scotland
713 BBC Radio nan Gaidheal
714 BBC Radio Wales
715 BBC Radio Cymru
716 BBC Radio Ulster
718 BBC London 94.9 (available on London postcode only)
719 Capital FM
720 Capital Extra
721 Classic FM
722 Gold
723 XFM
724 Absolute
726 Absolute 80s
729 Jazz FM
730 Planet Rock
731 talkSPORT
732 Smooth Radio UK
733 Heart
734 LBC Radio
750 RTÉ Radio 1
751 RTÉ Radio 2 FM
752 RTÉ Lyric FM
753 Raidió na Gaeltachta
777 Insight Radio
786 BFBS Radio
790 TWR

800 QVC
801 Price Drop
802 Bid TV
803 Tristar
804 TV Warehouse+
805 Gems TV
806 TV Shop
807 JewelleryMaker
808 JML Direct
809 JML Living
810 Ideal Extra
811 The Deal Channel
812 Ideal World
813 Create & Craft
814 QVC Extra
815 Jewellery Channel
816 QVC Beauty
817 Rocks and Co1
818 QVC Style
820 Thane Direct
821 High Street TV

870 Babestation
875 Playboy TV Chat

900 On Demand
901 BBC iPlayer
903 ITV Player

950 BBC 1 London
951 BBC 1 Channel Islands
952 BBC 1 East Midlands
953 BBC 1 East (E)
954 BBC 1 East (W)
955 BBC 1 North West
956 BBC 1 North East & Cumbria
957 BBC 1 Northern Ireland
958 BBC 1 Oxford
959 BBC 1 South East
960 BBC 1 Scotland
961 BBC 1 South
962 BBC 1 South West
963 BBC 1 West Midlands
964 BBC 1 Wales
965 BBC 1 West
966 BBC 1 Yorks
967 BBC 1 East Yorks & Lincs
968 BBC 2 England
969 BBC 2 Northern Ireland
970 BBC 2 Scotland
971 BBC 2 Wales
974 Channel 4
975 Channel 4 + 1
977 ITV London (ITV HD via red button)

999 Freesat Info

Freesat – subscription free UK TV – available in Costa Blanca/ Valencia / Spain


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Mar 272014

ITV has rolled-out two further HD regions on Freesat.

ITV1 HD Central (West) and ITV1 HD Meridian (SE) variants will be available on Freesat channel 119.

There are now four ITV 1 HD regions available:
•Border, Granada, Tyne Tees and Yorkshire ITV1 regions will receive ITV HD Granada. There’s no change to the ITV HD service on Freesat.
•Central, Wales, West and Westcountry ITV1 regions will receive ITV HD Central (W) with West Midlands regional news on channel 119 instead of London.
•Anglia and Meridian ITV1 regions will receive ITV HD Meridian (SE) with news from the south east on channel 119 instead of London.
•London ITV1 region remains as it was, receiving ITV1 HD London.

Some Freesat set top boxes may need a reboot to ensure you have the correct ITV1 HD region.
Some Freesat set top boxes may need a new Freesat channel scan to restore the correct ITV1 HD region.
It my also be worth while checking any scheduled recordings, which may need to be set up again.

Dec 092013

The BBC have confirmed the channel numbers for the batch of new BBC HD Channels, scheduled for launch on Tuesday 10th December.
Here are the channel numbers for Sky HD digiboxes and Freesat HD set top boxes

BBC HD channels  from 10th December 2013
with HD subscription
without HD subscription
Freesat HD
101   (Scotland, Wales,  N.I.)
141   (England)
102   (England)
142   (Elsewhere)

Viewers with Freesat HD do not need take any action to get the new BBC HD channels: the changes will automatically take place very shortly. Humax Freesat HD receivers will update their channel list overnight.

Viewers with a Sky HD or Sky+HD digibox  do not need take any action to get the new BBC HD channels: the changes will automatically take place very shortly.

Users with other HD satellite receivers will have to perform a scan on the relevant frequencies to be able to watch these new BBC HD channels –

Dec 062013

Some new BBC HD channels are, according to rumours, expected to launch on the 10th December 2013, on Sky HD and Freesat HD.

The channels have been testing for a few days, indication that they will soon be launched.


BBC Three HD Frequency: 10847 Vertical 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 1N

BBC Four HD Frequency: 11024 Horizontal 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 2F

CBBC HD Frequency: 10847 Vertical 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 1N

CBeebies HD Frequency: 11024 Horizontal 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 2F

BBC News HD Frequency: 11024 Horizontal 23000 2/3 DVB-S2 8PSK Satellite: Astra 2F


Sky HD and Freesat HD channel numbers are still to be confirmed.

Sky HD digiboxes and Freesat HD set top boxes will automatically update to include these new channels.

Users of other satellite receivers will need to perform a channel scan, usually available via the installation menu (check your user manual for details).

More frequency information and settings for BBC TV on satellite at :

Channel numbers for these new BBC HD channels, for Sky HD and Freesat HD users can be found at :

Dec 092012

RT HD (Russia Today HD), the Russia-based news channel, is set to launch 16th December 2012.

A looped trailer has been playing to state that the service is “starting 16th December”.

It is currently unknown if the service will appear on both Sky and Freesat EPGs replacing the current standard definition version for owners of HD receivers.

RT originally launched under the brand “Russia Today” in 2005. The channel reportedly has an annual budget of around $300 million.

Satellite: Manual tuning details:

RT HD Eutelsat 28A Frequency: 11223.67, Vertical polarisation, FEC:  2/3 Symbol Rate:  27500

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