Freeview FAQs – What is the difference between Freeview and Freesat?

Freeview is a UK only TV service received via a TV aerial.

Freeview is transmitted by land based TV masts, like Emley Moor and Crystal Palace.

Freesat is a UK TV service received via a satellite dish.

Freesat is transmitted by three satellites located at 28.2 east.

Channel line ups are roughly the same, both offer the main free UK TV channels.

A TV aerial in Spain will only receive Spanish TV channels (not UK channels) from their version of Freeview.