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    What is Freesat?

    Freesat is an extra box that you can plug into your TV. It gives you more channels to watch, as well as your favourite catch-up TV apps. There’s even some TVs that come with it built-in. Find out why you’re going to want this over Freeview.

    So many more channels to explore

    Whether it comes inside your TV or you buy it as a separate box, once it’s in your home Freesat is completely free to watch. Whereas Freeview uses an aerial, this connects to a satellite dish – so make sure you’ve got one. This little difference gives you loads more channels to flick through, so you’ll never be bored on a rainy day.

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    Why's it so good?

    No bills or contracts

    Paying over the odds for Sky or Virgin? Unless you’re after certain channels, you may as well switch to Freesat and watch everything for free.

    Lots of channel choice

    Freesat comes with over 170 channels to scroll through, including over 20 in HD. From kids’ telly to music and history, there’ll be something for everyone.

    On demand

    Watch the shows you want, when you want, with on demand. Missing the soaps for your kids’ swimming lessons? Watch them in peace once they’ve gone to bed.

    7 day forward guide

    Check what’s on for the full week with the 7-day guide. Plan ahead and see if any shows are going to conflict with an event, and make a mental note of anything you’re itching to watch.

    Record, pause and rewind

    If you get the 4K Freesat box, you can record, pause and rewind shows too. It’ll record up to 4 things at once – great if your teen’s reality TV show clashes with your gardening programme. And when you want a tea break, you can press pause and make the time back at the adverts.

    Works with your existing satellite dish

    Already got a satellite dish? No need to buy a new one – just hook it up to your TV or box and start exploring all the channels. Easy-peasy!

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