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Options when there's no freeview signal

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My sister has this dilemma (after moving into a new property) 
What are her options to receive a live TV signal? 
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    edited 13 May at 8:16AM
    It would probably help to know what the issue with "no freeview" actually is.    If it's simply a question of the property lacking a properly maintained aerial system, then the most effective solution may be just to fix that.

    Otherwise, there are TV channels available via Satellite, Cable TV, and Internet Streaming.    Lots of different options with differing implications for availability, cost of hardware and cost of service.
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    4kfirestick and wifi will solve her issues,hundreds of legal livestreaming tv. Catchup etc.
    https://www.cordbusters.co.uk/best-amazon-firestick-apps-uk/


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    edited 13 May at 8:56AM
    My sister has this dilemma (after moving into a new property) 
    What are her options to receive a live TV signal? 

    What does this even mean?  Unless your sister has moved to an underground cave its almost granted you have a signal of some sort.  Its far more likely the rooftop aerial is broken/doesn't exist.  But other solutions are available - iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, etc...
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    We can’t use tv ariels due to a few great big mountains surrounding us but we have freesat and a smart tv so have plenty to watch.
  • Sea_DonkeySea_Donkey Forumite
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    My sister has this dilemma (after moving into a new property) 
    What are her options to receive a live TV signal? 

    What does this even mean?  Unless your sister has moved to an underground cave its almost granted you have a signal of some sort.  Its far more likely the rooftop aerial is broken/doesn't exist.  But other solutions are available - iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, etc...
    There is NO freeview signal - she is in the shadow of cliffs !
    without telling you her postcode, I don't know what else I can say

  • edited 13 May at 9:52AM
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    edited 13 May at 9:52AM
    My sister has this dilemma (after moving into a new property) 
    What are her options to receive a live TV signal? 

    What does this even mean?  Unless your sister has moved to an underground cave its almost granted you have a signal of some sort.  Its far more likely the rooftop aerial is broken/doesn't exist.  But other solutions are available - iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, etc...
    There is NO freeview signal - she is in the shadow of cliffs !
    without telling you her postcode, I don't know what else I can say

    So would that location affect Satellite too?
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  • Sea_DonkeySea_Donkey Forumite
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    My sister has this dilemma (after moving into a new property) 
    What are her options to receive a live TV signal? 

    What does this even mean?  Unless your sister has moved to an underground cave its almost granted you have a signal of some sort.  Its far more likely the rooftop aerial is broken/doesn't exist.  But other solutions are available - iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, etc...
    There is NO freeview signal - she is in the shadow of cliffs !
    without telling you her postcode, I don't know what else I can say

    So would that location affect Satellite too?

    No - it looks as if satellite will have to be the way to go
    Will Sky connect a new subscriber to free channels or do you have to subscribe to paid channels ? cost ?
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    edited 13 May at 10:01AM
    So no terrestrial tv reception due to terrain.  Which direction are the cliffs ?  If anything other than south she could likely get satellite (Freesat) installed.  Many channels are available on various internet based services, a Firestick for instance will provide many channels live.

  • edited 13 May at 10:17AM
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    No - it looks as if satellite will have to be the way to go
    Will Sky connect a new subscriber to free channels or do you have to subscribe to paid channels ? cost ?
    Not had Sky for a long while but I'm pretty sure there is a minimum subscription to get a subsidised installation.  

    This is where things get into what's required vs. cost and availability.   If she's just looking for the main channels then all of those are available for live streaming for free over the internet (requires a Smart TV or streaming box).     

    Could also get Netflix, Amazon and/or Now TV via the same route if pay TV is required.
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  • edited 13 May at 10:27AM
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    edited 13 May at 10:27AM
    molerat said:
    So no terrestrial tv reception due to terrain.  Which direction are the cliffs ?  If anything other than south she could likely get satellite (Freesat) installed.  Many channels are available on various internet based services, a Firestick for instance will provide many channels live.


    The cliffs are to the North
    Rather than streamed content - she needs BBC / ITV / 4 live and recordable
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