Free to Air channels are digital MPEG2 channels that are not
scrambled and require no subscription
or monthly payment. They are provided free of charge and are
perfectly legal to receive with an FTA receiver. You can find
a listing of these channels on
Absolutely not. No one can guarantee free channels. You will
receive those FTA channels as long as they remain free and not
encrypted. We only offer FTA hardware (receiver, dish and LNB).
We make no guarantee or claim about the programming.
Almost all of the channels provided by these companies are not
FTA. The channels are encrypted and require an authorized
receiver and monthly subscription. A few FTA channels are
available on Dish Network such as the music channels on
Absolutely not. These channels require subscription and
special receivers supplied by the service provider. Any
tampering with your FTA receiver (whether by hardware or
software modification) to try to receive the premium channels
without paying is not only a violation of the law and
unethical, but also will void the warrantee on your receiver
and may hinder it unusable.
There are many free to air channels available in North America
on satellites such as Galaxy 10R, AMC4, Telstar 5, AMC3, etc.
There are from the USA and from around the world. See
for a complete listing of what is available. Anything with an
F designation is FREE TO AIR.
The satellite you want to use will be determined by the
programming you want to view. Telstar 5 is a very
popular satellite for ethnic channels. Locate your
satellite/programming on one of the web sites listed above and
align your dish to that satellite.