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Why are many channels (such as TCM) on fSfS or Freesat but not on Freeview?

Why are many channels (such as TCM) on fSfS or Freesat but not on Freeview?

Why are many channels (such as TCM) on fSfS or Freesat but not
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Digital TV is broadcast in groups of channels called multiplexes. These carry between four and eight digital television channels each. See:Freeview modes

With the Freeview service it is possible to provide six of these multiplexes to the UK, and it may be possible to add another one after 2012.

On the satellites (at 28.2 degrees east) that are used to deliver digital television to the UK, there are 105 multiplexes, and many more can be added.

What's more, most of these satellite multiplexes can carry more channels than a Freeview one.

This limits the availability of - and raises the cost to provide - Freeview channels.

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Sunday, 2 January 2011
5:15 PM

can i use a saterlite dish through a freeview box to recive freesat channels thanks

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malcolm's 1 post GB
Les Nicol
6:36 PM

Malcolm No you cannot connect this way. A Freeview receiver requires a connection to a rooftop aerial. You require a "Freesat" receiver if you wish to make use of an existing satellite dish.

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Les Nicol's 991 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 5 November 2011
4:17 PM

I have a sky+ box but no car and can receive some channels. If I bought a card nad gat fsfs will I receive more channels?

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Ian's 1 post GB
4:29 PM

Ian: You will receive PICK TV, 5* and 5USA.

However, 5* and 5USA will be going free to air very shortly.

See All free-to-watch channels | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,781 posts Owner Owner GB

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