Why choose Freesat from Sky?

  • Discover the benefits you get with Freesat from Sky in comparison to what you get with Freeview or Freesat from the BBC/ITV.
  •   Freesat from Sky Freesat from BBC/ITV Freeview
    Subscription costs None None None
    TV channels 240+ 140+ 44
    HD TV channels 6 5 (Freesat HD) 4 (Freeview HD)
    Radio channels 80+ 30+ 34
    Equipment supplied SkyHD box, viewing card and satellite dish
    Freesat box and satellite dish Digital box
    Is the equipment yours to own? Yes Yes Yes
    Is an aerial upgrade required? N/A N/A Depending on existing aerial, an upgrade may be required*
    UK coverage 98% 98% 73%, though an upgrade may be required*
    Installation Yes - included in the price Yes - included in the price No
    One-off costs £175  £129.95**  £22.27 (average cost)***
     £129.95**  £22.27 (average cost)***
    * Number of channels varies on where you live. Customers may not always receive 44 channels.
    ** Standard box prices start from around £50. Dish and install starts at £79.95.
    *** Based on the average price of a set top box as at March 2008. Source: GfK. Some households require an aerial upgrade to receive Freeview. Prices start from around £80.


  • Freesat from Sky
    1. †For security reasons Viewing Cards may be inactivated from time to time. In this situation, if you wish to continue to receive all the encrypted Free to View channels, you will have to purchase a new viewing card at our then applicable standard charge.


    2. Channel 4 HD,  BBC HD channels and ITV HD are available without subscription. Channel 4 HD and Channel 5 require a viewing card. ITV1 HD is only available in England and Wales. 

      View the full Freesat from Sky terms and conditions.

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