Browsing: Free-To-Air

The advent of digital satellite broadcasting has made it possible to receive hundreds of TV channels for free.

However, it is important to note that Free-To-Air (FTA) satellite reception is not free, but only free-to-view. To watch FTA satellite channels, you will need to purchase a small and relatively inexpensive FTA receiver.

This receiver uses your existing satellite dish or a new one you install to deliver the signals from the various FTA satellites circling the earth. You can find receiver prices ranging from $50 to $300.

The lower price range models usually have a lot of functionality limitations such as limited channel viewing and poor quality video output.

So what are some of the benefits of free-to-air satellite TV?

1. No monthly bill. This is by far the biggest benefit of free-to-air television. There’s no more monthly bill for hundreds of channels you don’t want and never use! All that money can be going towards something else in your life – vacations, college tuition, new furniture – whatever you’d like!

2. 1000s of channels. Approximately 100 FTA channels are available to users within the footprint centre.