Where as the BBC and ITV region on the Sky platform is determined by the registered address of the viewing card, and not that easy to change, the freesat platform will see the receivers request a postcode on the initial setup, allowing you to choose your own region as the default, or alternatively a prefered region. By default we mean that your region of BBC will be in position 1 (101) and your chosen ITV region in position 3 (103). Naturally you will be able to change the region again at any time by simply carrying out the initial setup again.
For those that wish to have access to more than one region at a time, an option to include them as an ‘additional channel’ will be available.
For a platform where by the receivers have no viewing card slots, this seems the most logical setup, and much prefered for those that don’t like their home’s default region, or possibility even for those considering ‘unofficial’ use outside of the UK.