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Freesat is a British free-to-air satellite television service, first formed as a joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc
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Freesat is a British free-to-air satellite television service, first formed as a joint venture between the BBC and ITV plc. The service was formed as a memorandum in 2007 and has been marketed since 6 May 2008. Freesat offers a satellite alternative to the Freeview service on digital terrestrial television, with a broadly similar selection of channels available without subscription for users purchasing a receiver. The service also makes use of the additional capacity available on satellite broadcasting to offer a selection of 24 high-definition channels from broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Channel 5, Arirang TV, Bloomberg, Daystar, FreeSports, Discovery Networks, France 24, NHK, RT UK and TRT World. Freesat's main competitors are Freeview and Virgin Media, and a combination of IPTV and free-to-air services offered by BT, Plusnet and TalkTalk, using YouView.

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What should I do if Freesat is unavailable?
If Freesat is UP but you can't load the page, here are some helpful troubleshooting steps:
Refresh
Try refreshing your browser page or close any accompanying applications and retry opening them.
Check if access to Freesat is blocked
Access to Freesat may be blocked due to an antivirus or firewall configuration either on your own computer or phone or by an employer or network. Check for anti-virus programs or firewalls installed on your machine. Alternatively, try to use the website or app via another network like one on a mobile phone so you can access Freesat.
Clear browser cache and cookies
Try clearing your browser cache and cookies and change the IP address of the computer by disconnecting and reconnecting the internet. Then try to access Freesat again.
DNS Cache
To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the Freesat site again.
Web Browser Plugins
If you are still having trouble accessing Freesat, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to Freesat