Mar 242015

Freesat Update – three music channels removed from Freesat

Music channels Heat, Kerrang and Smash Hits have been removed from Freesat, apparently at the request of the channel’s operator, The Box+ Network.

The music channels appeared on Freesat in April 2013 shortly after coming out of Sky’s subscription service and going free-to-air on satellite.

Freesat emphasises that the decision to pull the channels was not theirs.

The affected channels continue to be carried on Sky, and sister channels The Box and Magic remain listed on the Freesat EPG.

Apr 152013

Freesat have today launched four new music channels.

These channels were recently only available as part of the Sky TV subscription package. In the last few weeks, these channels became “free to air”, requiring no subscription, fuelling speculation that they would join freesat.

(as mentioned in this post : )

The new channels are all music channels:

Kiss – freesat channel 518

The Box – freesat channel 519

Smash Hits – freesat channel 521

Kerrang! – freesat channel 524

Apr 072013

Some UK TV Music channels have this week gone “free to air”, and are available without a Sky card or Sky subscription.

These channels are: The Box, Heat, Kiss, Kerrang, Magic and Smash Hits

Currently they are not available on Freesat so Freesat users will have to scan for these channels in “non-freesat mode”.

There has been no indication so far as to whether the channel owners plan to have these channels join Freesat. The move comes on the day rival channel VIVA joined Freesat on channel 146.

The Box music channel

4Music remains only available on satellite to those viewers with Sky boxes