|Want a clearer search or information about missing Freeview light channels?||1|
|22nd May 2013 retunes for Devon and Carmarthenshire||2|
|Apologies for UK Free down this morning||3|
|15th May 2013 retunes for Yorkshire coast and Dorset, Wiltshire, Isle Of Wight||4|
|Want to see where a point on a line of sight on a map? Click on UK Free TV!||5|
|Want to better understand the current TV faults? See the all new UK Free TV page||6|
|Want EVEN better ADVANCED aerial to Freeview transmitter terrain plots?||7|
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|Brighton to be the fourth at800 test area from mid-May 2013||9|
|Sarah Well today I have virtually no signal on ITV - I am bl||1|
|Jednokto Klear TV black scren, go EPG. Klear TV stopped bro||2|
|Jednokto Klear TV black scren, go EPG. Klear TV stopped bro||3|
|jb38 Jane: I am sure that Dave Lindsay meant Ch46, Ch45 simp||4|
|ozzie Why cant we have The Biggest loser back, either from A||5|
|Jane Thanks for your quick response, its coming up as channe||6|
|Dave Lindsay Jane: Bring up the signal strength screen on BB||7|
|Jane For 30 years I have had a good signal from the Blue Bel||8|
|Dave Lindsay P Davies: Confirm that your TV is tuned to Wint||9|
|P Davies My caravan is at LA3 2XA Heysham but I keep losing||10|
|Freeview reception predicton||1|
|Feedback | Feedback||2|
|My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong||3|
|Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?||4|
|What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'?||5|
|All free-to-watch channels||6|
|Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?||7|
|What price for an aerial installation? | Rigger's zone||8|
|Connecting it all up | Installing||9|
|Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?||1|
|My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong||2|
|What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'?||3|
|Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?||4|
|Can I receive British Eurosport for free?||5|
|My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?||6|
|How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?||7|
|My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected||8|
|How can I get Channel 5 on Sky in Ireland?||9|
|How can I watch Channel 4 and five on satellite if I have no card or a free-to-view card?||10|
Yes, but only "sort of".
Freeview is the name of the (BBC-backed) digital TV system that uses hilltop transmitters to rooftop aerials. It is run separately from the "Sky" satellite-to-dish service. free-to-VIEW is a term for satellite channels that need a viewing card to watch, but not to collect a subscription. free-to-AIR channels are ones that can be received without needing a viewing card or subscription.
The free-to-AIR satelite service backed by the BBC and ITV is called Freesat. The free-to-VIEW service operated by Sky is called fSfS or Freesat from Sky.
As long as you have finished your first year, you can leave Sky when you want. To do this just give Sky a call and tell them you don't want to subscribe any more.
If you stop subscribing you will be able to watch the hundred or so free-to-air channels listed on free channels list. This service is called Freesat from Sky (fSfS).
Some of the channels on the Freeview service are subscription only on satellite, specifically: 4Music, Challenge, Dave, Dave ja vu, Quest, VIVA and Yesterday . See these links to compare the TV channels on Freesat-from-Sky and Freeview, and to compare radio stations on Freeview and fSfS. Many homes have free satellite and Freeview to get the full range of channels.
You will still need to keep your Sky viewing card. If you stop subscribing on a Sky contract, you can keep using that card to watch 5USA, 5* and PICK TV, the so-called "free-to-view" channels. (All ITV channels are free-to-air).
It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way.
You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels.
If you want to go for High Definition, HD, you can swap out your Sky box for a Freesat one very easily.
A card is not needed to watch BBC services, but it is needed to get the correct BBC ONE and BBC TWO regions on 101 and 102.
Another option is to disconnect your Sky Digibox altogether and Upgrade from Sky to Freesat - ukfree.tv. If you have an HD-Ready TV and a standard Sky box, this is a good option.