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Encyclopedia > Freesat
Freesat LTD
Type Digital Satellite television provider
Founded 2005
Headquarters
Industry Media
Products Package of channels

Freesat is a BBC-owned trademark for free to air digital satellite television services targeting the UK. It is used as a tradename by two, differing systems, one of which is not purely free-to-air. Both of these systems draw or will draw their signals from the SES Astra/Eutelsat owned Astra 2 and Eurobird satellites located at 28.2 and 28.5 degrees east of south respectively. The service will be available for a one off payment and include a set top box and Installation. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... Free-to-air (FTA) television (TV) and radio broadcasts are sent unencrypted and may be received via any suitable receiver. ... Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television. ... SES Astra SA, is a corporate subsidiary of SES, based in Betzdorf, in eastern Luxembourg, that owns and operates the Astra series of geostationary satellites, which transmit approximately 1100 analogue and digital television and radio channels via 176 transponders to 91 million households across Europe. ... Eutelsat S.A. is a French-based satellite provider. ... The term set-top box describes a device that connects to a television and some external source of signal, and turns the signal into content then displayed on the screen. ...

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BBC/ITV Freesat

The BBC and ITV first revealed in September 2005 that they were working on a free-to-air (FTA) satellite service to complement Freeview.[1] The BBC went free-to-air on digital satellite in 2003, with ITV moving their remaining Videoguard encrypted channels over on 1 November 2005. Since then, viewers have been able to pick up the signals using any commercial DVB-S decoder. For widespread adoption, a more managed platform is required to provide an electronic programme guide and interactive television features. Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting... This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... VideoGuard, produced by NDS, is a digital encryption system for use with conditional access television broadcasting. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... DVB, short for Digital Video Broadcasting, is a suite of internationally accepted, open standards for digital television maintained by the DVB Project, an industry consortium with more than 300 members, and published by a Joint Technical Committee (JTC) of European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC... The Sky Digital EPG in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ... Digital TV set-top box Interactive television describes a number of techniques which allow viewers to interact with television content as they view it. ...


The BBC initially planned to launch such a platform in early 2006 but this was put back first to Autumn 2007 and later to Spring 2008. On 27 April 2007 the BBC Trust approved the BBC's plans for Freesat.[2]


The technical details of the platform have yet to be announced. However, the platform will include support for HDTV and DVR recording features.[2] Boxes will initially be provided by Alba plc, Humax, Panasonic and Sagem. High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... Foxtel IQ, a digital video recorder and a satellite cable set-top box. ... Alba PLC is a consumer electronics company, based in the United Kingdom. ... Humax is an electronics company. ... Panasonic is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... SAGEM (Société d’Applications Générales de l’Electricité et de la Mécanique, translated to Company of General Applications of Electricity and Mechanics) was a major French company involved in defence electronics, consumer electronics and communication systems. ...


Some channels that are available on Freeview, such as Sky Three, Five and Sky Sports News will be absent from the Freesat line-up unless the channels renegotiate their carriage deal and go free-to-air. This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ...


Channel 4

Channel 4 have expressed interest in joining the BBC and ITV in promoting and jointly operating Freesat. Channel 4 has an exclusive deal with BSkyB which means its channels (except Film4 and Film4+1) are encrypted until 2008 but stated that "under the Communications Act we would expect to become subject to obligations to ensure the availability of the core channel on all satellite platforms, which would require that Channel 4 was available on Freesat".[3] This article is about the British television station. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Independent Television (generally known as ITV, but also as ITV Network) is a public service network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. ITV is the oldest commercial television network in the UK. Since 1990 and the Broadcasting...


Channels

While all channels from the BBC and ITV will be available on the new service, what other services will be available and how the EPG line-up will eventually look in reality remains to be seen.


General Entertainment

BBC One is the primary television channel of the BBC, and the first in the United Kingdom. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... This article is about the British television station. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru - Channel Four Wales) is a Welsh-language television channel broadcasting in Wales, United Kingdom, which was established in response to demands for a channel to cater for the native Welsh-speaking population in Wales. ... Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... BBC Three, the successor to the similar BBC Choice, is a British television channel from the BBC broadcasting only on digital cable, terrestrial and satellite. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 4. ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... ITV3 is an entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... ITV4 is a UK television station which launched on November 1, 2005. ... E4 may refer to: E4, the postcode for Chingford. ... More4 is a digital television channel, produced by United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4, that launched on 10 October 2005. ... ITV2 is a free-to-air entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... ITV3 is an entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV plc. ... E4 may refer to: E4, the postcode for Chingford. ... Men & Motors is a mens lifestyle television channel in the UK. It is the last remaining station operated by Granada Sky Broadcasting, a joint venture set up by Granada Television (now part of ITV plc) and British Sky Broadcasting in 1996. ... Five US is a free-to-view entertainment television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five, launched on October 16, 2006 It was the second digital channel to be launched by Five as part of their multi-channel strategy, the first being Five Life. ... Five Life is a free-to-air television channel in the United Kingdom owned by Five. ... The Travel Channel is a cable television network that features documentaries and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world. ... The Travel Channel is a cable television network that features documentaries and how-to shows related to travel and leisure around the United States and throughout the world. ... Buskers perform in San Francisco A performance, in performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers) behave in a particular way for another group of people (the audience). ... Life TV was a British television channel owned and operated by Life TV Media, it launched in October 2000 and was the first television channel from the company. ... The Bonanza logo was superimposed upon a map of a wild west frontier area. ... Zone Reality (formerly Reality TV) is a European reality television channel. ... Zone Reality (formerly Reality TV) is a European reality television channel. ... Rapture TV is/was a dance music satellite television station operated from the United Kingdom, founded by the United Business Media group. ... For other uses, see Propeller (disambiguation). ... Quiz Call is a phone-in quiz show, produced by Ostrich Media (owned by iTouch) for Five, Five US and Five Life. ... Wine TV or Wine Network is a digital cable & satellite television channel that airs programming about Wine and Spirits. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances as they are happening, or on a delay of several seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ...

Childrens

The CBBC Channel is a British television service aimed at 6 to 13 year olds produced by the BBC. It complements the CBBC programming that continues to air on BBC One and BBC Two. ... CBeebies is a British television channel produced by the BBC and aimed at children six years and under. ... This article is about ITVs childrens television brand. ... Tiny Pop is a free-to-air British satellite television channel owned and operated by Chart Show Channels. ... This article is about a UK childrens television channel. ...

News

BBC News 24 is the BBCs 24 hour rolling news television channel in the United Kingdom. ... Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 16 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service, as well as a hourly news radio service in the UK. Broadcast of a 24-hour radio service is due... BBC Parliament is a British television channel from the BBC. It broadcasts live and recorded coverage of the British House of Commons and House of Lords, Select Committees, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, and occasionally from the General Synod of the Church of England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... EuroNews is a multilingual and pan-European television news channel launched on January 1, 1993. ... Al Jazeera logo Al Jazeera (الجزيرة), meaning The Island or The (Arabian) Peninsula (whence also Algiers) is an Arabic television channel based in Qatar. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru - Channel Four Wales) is a Welsh-language television channel broadcasting in Wales, United Kingdom, which was established in response to demands for a channel to cater for the Welsh-speaking minority population in Wales. ... This article is about the German international broadcaster. ... Current TVE Internacional logo. ...

Film

Film4 is a free British digital television channel, owned and operated by Channel 4, which screens high-quality films. ... Film4 is a free British digital television channel, owned and operated by Channel 4, which screens high-quality films. ... Zone Horror (formerly The Horror Channel) is a television film channel in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... Zone Thriller is a television film channel in the United Kingdom that shows thrillers. The channel launched on July 3, 2006 and accompanies the other Zonemedia film channel in the UK, Zone Horror. ... True Movies is a United Kingdom based film channel broadcasting movies based on real life stories. ... True Movies 2 is a british TV channel. ... Movies4Men is a satellite television film channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, available as a free-to-air service on Sky Digital. ...

Music

Chart Show TV are a UK-based satellite television channel provider. ... The Vault is a British free-to-air music television channel, owned by Chart Show Channels. ... B4 or B-4 may refer to: Vitamin B4 B4, an international standard paper size (250×353 mm), defined in ISO 216. ... Classic FM TV is the world’s first 24-hour Classical Music Channel, available free-to-air on satelite, Sky Digital and Cable TV services, the channel is also available on the Internet. ... MediaCorpTVs Channel U (U频道, U Pin dao) is the second Chinese-language channel in Singapore which commenced broadcast on 1 January 2005 (although it had been broadcast since 6 May 2001 under SPH Mediaworks). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with carbonation. ... BLISS is a system programming language developed at Carnegie Mellon University by W. A. Wulf, D. B. Russell, and A. N. Habermann around 1970. ... Scuzz is a British music television channel owned and operated by Chart Show Channels. ... Cover of an issue of Flaunt magazine Flaunt is a monthly American fashion magazine distributed by the Curtis Circulation Company. ... Bubble Hits is an Irish owned digital television music channel owned by Creative Sounds. ...

Local and Open Access

Information TV is a television organisation which broadcasts two free-to-air channels on Sky digital in the United Kingdom. ... Teachers TV is a free-to-air television channel in the UK aimed towards people working in education. ... My Channel is a British television channel targeted at mainstream cinema audiences. ... Community Channel Community Channel broadcasts across the UK on digital cable (NTL and Telewest) and digital terrestrial television (Freeview), and also both the UK and Republic of Ireland on digital satellite television (Sky). ... Channel M is a television station which is based in Manchester. ...

Shopping

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QVC is a West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, multinational corporation, specialising in televised home shopping. ...

See also

This article is about the United Kingdom digital terrestrial television service. ... Free-to-air (FTA) television (TV) and radio broadcasts are sent unencrypted and may be received via any suitable receiver. ... Free-to-view (FTV) is a term used in the United Kingdom for certain television channels on the Sky Digital satellite platform which require a working VideoGuard receiver and viewing card to decrypt the signals, but do not require any form of continual subscription. ... BSkyB Logo Freesat from Sky is a British non subscription based satellite service from BSkyB which gives viewers access to 150 channels. ...

References

  1. ^ "BBC and ITV to start Sky TV rival", 2005-11-07. 
  2. ^ a b (2007-04-27). BBC Trust Approves "Freesat". Press release.
  3. ^ Channel 4 expresses freesat interest.

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Freesat from Sky (594 words)
Mae Freesat from Sky yn eich galluogi i fanteisio ar 120 o sianelau teledu digidol ac 80 o sianelau radio digidol.
Mae Freesat from Sky ar gael yn 98% o’r DU.
Mae Freesat from Sky yn cynnwys: bocs Sky, dysgl fach, cerdyn gwylio cychwynnol a gwaith gosod safonol.
BBC Trust approves "Freesat" — BBC Trust press release (995 words)
In reaching its final decision the Trust has considered the likely benefits to licence fee payers, the public value which would be created by the proposition and the potential market impact. The open consultation on the Trust's provisional conclusions demonstrated widespread support for the proposal.
"Envisaged as a joint venture, "Freesat" will ensure the public remain in control of how they access the BBC's television channels and radio networks for which they have already paid. "Freesat" is guaranteed to remain subscription free, ensuring that the benefits of digital television do not equal "pay television".
BBC management's proposition is to launch a national free-to-view satellite platform currently referred to as "Freesat".
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