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What is freesat from Fast and Local?

Freesat is a digital satellite service, brought to you by the BBC and ITV.

How much does it cost?

To get freesat, there is a one-off payment for a digital box (from £30) or Digital TV (from £450). If your home does not already have a working satellite dish, installation of a new satellite dish will cost approximately £80. There is no subscription and no contract.

What equipment do I need?

A freesat digital box and a fully installed satellite dish from Fast and Local. To watch TV in HD you will need a freesat HD digital box connected to an HD Ready TV or a TV with freesat HD built in.

How is freesat installed?

If you have a working satellite dish on your home you may be able to self-install your freesat equipment. If not, freesat can be installed by a Fast and Local freesat approved installer (who meets required industry standards). Installation, if required, can be arranged with your retailer when you buy your equipment.

If there is already a satellite dish on your home, you may be able to use it to receive freesat – check with your freesat retailer first. If your existing satellite dish is still under warranty (typically 12 months) connecting a freesat digital box to your existing equipment is likely to void your existing warranty.

How many channels will I get?

Over 115 TV channels including entertainment, movies, news, lifestyle, BBC iplayer, and subscription-free HD from the BBC and ITV.

Does freesat offer an HDTV service?

Yes, freesat offers a subscription-free HD service. To watch TV in HD you will need a freesat HD digital box connected to an HD Ready TV or a TV with freesat HD built in.

What services does freesat offer?

  • Subscription-free HD
  • 7 day on-screen programme guide
  • Interactive TV (press remote red button for access to latest news and live sports results)
  • Parental control
  • Customer support via freesat’s customer helpdesk and’s help section
  • Interactive services

Does freesat offer any accessibility features?

Yes, subtitles and audio description. Some models offer text to speech services.

Terms and conditions

Non-standard installation costs extra. You must get consents required (e.g. landlords, planning permission) before arranging installation. More information available from Aerial & Satellite Express.

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