What Are Some Free-to-Air Satellite Channels?


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Free-to-air satellite channels in the United States include Daystar TV, Hope Channel, Amazing Facts TV, Bloomberg TV US and CBN News. Other free-to-air channels include DirecShop, Fashion TV, MSNBC, PBS Kids and Trinity Broadcasting Network.

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In North America, the Hope Channel is available on the Galaxy 19 free-to-air satellite. The Hope Channel is the official television network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and airs programs on Christian living, faith, health and relationships. In addition to the United States and Canada, the channel reaches Europe, Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. The DirecShop channel is a television shopping network that features fitness, health, kitchen, beauty and household product offers. CCTV News is a 24-hour free-to-air English news channel that focuses on Asia.

Free-to-air satellite channels are unscrambled satellite transmissions that require no subscriptions and are free of charge. To view free-to-air channels, a user needs a free-to-air digital video broadcasting receiver, a 30-inch or greater satellite dish and a Ku band low noise block amplifier with integrated feed. With a coaxial cable connection between the satellite dish and FTA receiver, users can fix the dish in an appropriate direction with clear skies. Free-to-air channels are available in several languages such as English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

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