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Freesat is a UK digital satellite TV service from the BBC/ITV which launched in May 2008. Freesat has no monthly subscription, just a one-off payment for the digital box, satellite dish and installation. It even comes with subscription-free, high-definition TV programmes. As Freesat is broadcast via satellite, it’s available to almost every household in the UK.
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Jul 04 2017

Freesat have today announced the launch of Quest and Quest Red on Freesat. The two channels are now available for Freesat viewers to watch, for free, on channel numbers 167 and 169.

Freesat viewers can now enjoy popular programmes such as Salvage Hunters, Wheeler Dealers and Spanish Civil War with Michael Portillo on Quest, …read more »


Dec 08 2015

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

3 added – 162 Drama, 163 Yesterday, 164 Really
0 deleted
0 changed


Mar 24 2015

Joinfreesat Update ScanLatest update scan on all Freesat receivers:

0 added
3 deleted – 520 Heat, 521 Smash Hits, 524 Kerrang!
0 changed


Jun 02 2010

Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers (11/05/10)

0 Added
1 Removed – 403 Rural TV (though set to re-launch soon under 403 Horse & Country)
0 Changed


May 12 2010

Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers (11/05/10)

0 Added
1 Removed – 869 Read Me
1 Changed – 202 S4C2 (frequency change)


Apr 27 2010

Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers (27/04/10)

1 Added – 693 Islam Channel
0 Removed
4 Changed – Zone Horror to Horror Channel, Zone Horror +1 to Horror Channel +1, Revelation TV to Revelation, Parental Control Info to READ ME


Apr 01 2010

Latest update scan on all Freesat receivers (01/04/10)

1 Added – 119 ITV1 HD
1 Removed – 450 Men and Motors
1 Changed – 692 Revelation


Sep 10 2009

We often get asked what changes were made when a rescan is requested on your Freesat receiver, so thought it might be a good idea for us to post the changes up as the software itself doesn’t really give much information which is a shame. We’ll try to update you on these either just before or just after they go live.

Update – 08/09/09

0 Added
0 Removed
1 Changed (810 JML Cookshop moved frequency)


Jun 09 2009

Taken from a post on DigitalSpy (thanks jzee!), we thought it might be a good idea publishing here to; showcase some of the many channels available on your Freesat box via the ‘non-Freesat’ mode. These channels are FTA (free-to-air) but have so far decided not to join the Freesat EPG (electronic programme guide) for full 7 day listings and an assigned channel number.

Just switch your Freesat receiver over to ‘non-Freesat’ mode, carry out a scan, and you’ll find hundreds of channels including these worth a look. Hopefully one day they will find themselves on the Freesat EPG, but that is down to the broadcaster and whether they are willing to pay the fee for inclusion.

Films/Drama

Brit Shorts – french short film & animation
11426 H, 27500 2/3

Film24 – films, classic kids progs, film previews, interviews, film festivals.
12690 V, 27500 2/3

Movies4Men+1 – if you miss something on the freesat channel (ch 304)
12524.00 H, 27500 2/3

Movies4Men2+1 – if you miss something on the freesat channel (ch 306)
11259 V, 27500 2/3

Paranormal – classic mystery, UFO and ghost stuff, old films
11488 V, 27500 2/3

World Movies – ‘highbrow’ world cinema
12643 V, 27500 2/3

Lifestyle/Travel

Horse & Country – UK countryside stuff, horse trials fishing, farming, stately homes
12560 V, 27500 2/3

Luxe HD – french channel showing premium food, fashion, travel, art, cars; in HD
12643 H, 27500 2/3

SA Direct – documentaries on southern africa, not all travel focused
11343 V, 27500 2/3

Sky Travel – travel deals shopping channel
10876 V, 22000 5/6

Thomas Cook – travel sales
11527 V, 27500 2/3

Travel Channel – travel documentaries, sales
12560 V, 27500 2/3

Travel Channel+1 – travel documentaries, sales
12690 V, 27500 2/3

Travel Deals Direct – thomson holiday sales
12560 V, 27500 2/3

News/Documentaries/Community

Channel M – Manchester news, documentaries; some sport
11527 V, 27500 2/3

Community Channel – charity activities in 3rd world and UK
12226 H, 27500 2/3

Controversial TV – political; plus supernatural/extraterrestrial/conspiracy theory
11222 H, 27500 2/3

Press TV – Iranian 24 hour news channel
12690 V, 27500 2/3

Sky News – UK 24 hour news (award winning)
12207 V, 27500 2/3

Zone Reality+1 – if you miss something on the Freesat channel (ch 136)
11261 H, 27500 2/3

Music

Bliss – mainstream pop
11642 V, 27500 2/3

Brit Asia TV – asian pop
12480 V, 27500 2/3

Channel AKA – hip hop
12690 V, 27500 2/3

Flaunt – house, trance, disco
11642 V, 27500 2/3

Flava – hip hop, R&B, garage, drum n bass
11642 V, 27500 2/3

Music India – indian pop
12643 H, 27500 2/3

NME TV – indy rock
11642 V, 27500 2/3

oMusic TV – classical
11223 V, 27500 2/3

Starz TV – youth orientated pop
11343 V, 27500 2/3

Radio

Arrow Rock
10862 H, 22000 5/6

Galaxy
10862 H, 22000 5/6

Heart
10862 H, 22000 5/6

LBC
10862 H, 22000 5/6

Magic
11623 H, 27500 2/3

Real Radio
10862 H, 22000 5/6

Smooth
10862 H, 22000 5/6


Jan 27 2009

In addition to the inclusion of Bloomberg Television, a further two channels, Clubland TV and Wedding TV+1 have joined the Freesat line up.

Clubland TV is available on channel 514 and offers the latest dance music. Wedding TV+1 can be viewed on channel 403 bringing you a whole station dedicated to weddings, on a +1 time-delay.

Channels will (or should anyway) be added to your Freesat digital box or IDTV automatically during the course of today.