Welcome Freely! (Sort of) - Freesat Spares

Welcome Freely! (Sort of)

A day after Freely’s launch details were revealed, public broadcasters have hailed the new platform, saying it will “futureproof live TV”.

Freely will allow smart TV users to watch live TV without an aerial or dish – but as we revealed yesterday, at launch relatively few channels are available. At present, you’ll still need to plug in an aerial to receive the full range of channels including Talking Pictures, GB News and Quest.

The main channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and 5 are available without an aerial. In addition, services from STV and S4C are also available via streaming in their normal broadcast areas. However, with an aerial, Freely TVs will take the existing Freeview signal and insert extra channels on to its own TV guide, which has its own channel numbering system. In time, more services will be available via streaming, meaning the aerial will become redundant.

**We will review the new equipment and TVs as soon as we can!


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