Options for no aerial reception

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edited 13 January 2022 at 8:43PM in TV MoneySaving
We are moving in a few weeks to a house in an area that still hasn’t got aerial reception despite the new temporary bilsdale mast going up yesterday. If it were not for this, I would simply get broadband only as we have never subscribed for TV services such as Sky in the past. My concern is that if we go ahead and just sort out broadband, how can we get all the usual free view channels on multiple TVs?

The vendors of the house we are buying subscribed to Sky so there is a satellite dish. Can this be utilised for Freesat?Please excuse my ignorance despite trying to read up on this. For freesat I’ve read it would be directly wired from the dish to one TV and you have a freesat box for that tv. To have for a second tv you would need to do the same (separate wiring) for that TV. Are there alternatives? We have four TVs. So I am wondering if our choice is between freesat and Sky, if it may be cheaper to go with Sky in which the broadband is packaged and get the add on allowing up to four other TVs to access Sky? I’m not interested in Sky channels just the basic TV package. 

I would be grateful for your advice!


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