Fransat Satellite TV
French Fransat HD Satellite Receivers
We have a large range of French Fransat HD Satellite Receivers available
Fransat is the French service transmitting from the EutelSat 5 Satellite located at 5º West. Many years ago in the analogue days this was the traditional Satellite to view French TV and was known as Atlantic Bird.
The Fransat package includes all of the popular National French TV Channels such as TF1 France2 M6 and W9. In fact Fransat has over 30 Free channels available many in HD High Definition. At the moment Fransat does not have any 4K content but we expect UHD channels will become available in the future.
These days EutelSat is an easy satellite to receive a signal in the UK and in the South of England most people will be able to use a 65cm Satellite Dish. In the North of England and Scotland I would recommend a larger 80cm Dish. The signal does weaken quite sharply the further North you live and in Scotland you may require a dish larger than 80cm. We can check your location to see exactly what size dish is best for you.
As well as a Satellite Dish you will also require an official French Fransat Satellite Receiver and a Viewing Card. Although the French Fransat channels are Free to Air you do require a Viewing card that although does not require monthly subscriptions does need to be upgraded every 4 years at a cost of about £69 for another 4 years of Viewing.
It is important to note that the correct Satellite Receiver is required in order for the Fransat Viewing Card to operate correctly. We generally sell Fransat Cards and Receivers as a package as they are designed to work together to give you the best service.
If you have a TV with an inbuilt satellite TV tuner and CI+ CAM Slot then it is possible to purchase a Fransat CAM and Card. This also applies if you have a third party satellite receiver. The same Fransat channels are available but it is very important that the satellite tuner and CI slot is CI+ compliant. If it is not then the card will simply not work. If you need help or advice then please email us and we can advise you if what you have is compatible. Of course you still require a satellite dish.