Freesat FAQs – What is the best satellite for Freesat in Spain?

Freesat uses the Astra 2 group of satellites located at at 28.2°E.

These are the same satellites as use for the UK TV channels on a Sky TV package

Currently (2020) these satellites are : Astra 2E, Astra 2F, and Astra 2G .

The free UK TV channels offered b y the likes of  BBC ITV C4 and Five all use the same satellites and frequencies no matter what system (Sky or Freesat), you use.

There is no individual Sky or Freesat satellite.

Neither Freesat or Sky own the satellites. They, and the various channel owners and operators “rent” transponders (frequencies) from SES Astra, the satellite owners and operators.

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