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Guide to 'Installing French Satellite TV in the Uk'

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The Packages Updated Nov 2016

It was possible to receive a good number of the major French channels free and without any special receivers. However after the changes on 22nd November 2016 it is no longer possible and TF1, France 2, France3, France 4 have now been encrypted, bringing to an end some 12 years of free channels from France. The remaining free channels the are spread over 4 different satellites, so the dish is a lot more complex.

The updated packages below, use official decoders and cards to show the Main French channels. I can now offer French and Italian full package of main channels together for the first time, using the newest receivers and CI+ decoders.

The tables below contain the channels that you can receive from each of the 4 satellites broadcasting French channels. Our package 1a is from the Eutelsat 5w satellite, 1b is from Astra 1 package 1c is from the Hotbird series of satellites and 1d from the Eutelsat 9a satellite.

I can supply the BIS viewing card if ordered with a complete system, just email me, this card will operate on either the Atlantic Bird or Hotbird satellites. Note from the tables that if you are considering the free channels only , Astra has the largest number of channels, but omits the main French State broadcast channels France 2, France3, France4, France5 and FranceÔ. In France itself the terrestrial broadcast channels include the very popular TF1 which show amongst other things sport and football, however on the satellites above TF1 is encrypted. To add to the possibilities TF1,M6 and W9 are now available from the satellite serving Switzerland free Eurobird9(Eutelsat 9a) . The new receiver recommended is the Amiko, a brand new model with outstanding performance and a 2 year guarantee plus stream your French viewing to any laptop / tablet and smart phone!

Multiple Satellites from a Single Dish

All four of the satellites have good strong signals and each can be received alone in all weathers using our 65cm dishes. By using multiple lnbs on a dish, more than one satellite can be received. For satellites close together I will supply a normal parabolic dish with the dish manufacturers own multi lnb gear. For Astra 1 / Astra 2 combination the 64cm dish is ok, but for Astra 1 and Eutelsat 5w I will supply a 80cm dish and this may have to increase if you live further north.

Multi Sat Dish

Multi satellite dish for French Free Channels

If you need UK tv with the free French channels, the spread of the most extreme west and extreme east satellite is then 33 degrees, which is well in excess of the 20 degrees maximum of the standard Parabolic dish, so the problem becomes slightly more difficult. For satellites over 20 degrees apart I use a special wide angle dish -The Multi 5dish is basically a toroidal shaped double reflector dish,

 

Force dish

Special Wide Angle Multi Satellite Dish

 

which is extrordinarily efficient and enables it to pick up several satellites from a wide range of angles. The toroidal dish can pick up satellites as far apart as 40 degrees. The 4 satellites described above have an angle between the widest 2 of 24 degrees, so if you wanted all 4 , a multiple lnb dish is an ideal solution.. see also EUROPE SPECIAL package

Subscriptions BIS and Canal+

France has a large number of encrypted service providers all with their own viewing packages and cards: BIS ( see below) has a good number of channels and several options. It can be ordered from the Uk. Canal Plus however requires a French address to sign up , register and receive its card, Canal has a large number of package options incl. films and sport.

Fransat and TNT

For several years, France has had a choice of two 'freesat' providers. From Astra there is TNT and from Eutelsat there is FranSat , they both transmit the 25 free french channels in HD plus some non TNT French channels, each has its own box and card system, non interchangable ( of course!) . . All the Fransat boxes are now MULTI satellite capable, some of the base TNT receivers will only receive Astra1 and are NOT multi sat capable, the later and HD types ARE multi satellite capable, so French+Uk channels, French + Spanish and other combinations are possible , although setting them up is not always easy. The full channel lineup is listed below towards the bottom of the page .

Also included below are two options for customers wanted both Spanish and French channels, these can be received using the TNT box , OR if TF1 is not required , a FTA satellite receiver and Multi dish.

HD

The basic major channels will be in HD from Christmas 2015 and the old SD standard channels from TNT and Fransat will be turned off at the end of April 2016, so make sure you have an HD receiver to continue viewing. I recommend and supply the Thomson and the Strong HD models.

Sous Titres SubTitles

: very useful feature especially when learning French. The subtitles on France 2,3,4,5 and TF1, M6 are available in the older teletext style or the new DVB style. They can be turned on or off and the services selected. TNT and Fransat boxes all have this capability, for the free channel package, using the Technomate 5402HD receiver, subtitles are available although some other receivers may not have all features or be capable of Subtitles at all. On the TV5 monde Europe channel there are switchable subtitles - French or English, so it's a great learning resource for those starting to study French

EPG.

On some French channels eg TF1 and other main channels, there is a full EPG ( Electronic Programme Guide ) available, as it is transmitted along with the picture digital stream, it may take a few seconds to appear or 'populate' the EPG system. As several channels are on each single frequency, several channels EPG will show up, once that frequency is selected. TNT and Fransat receivers have a very poor Now and Next EPG, by using the Amiko model Alien, on the Free Channel package, a full 2 day EPG is possible.

Learning French

For complete beginners, many of the channels have subtitles in French, but one channel - TV5 monde, has subtitles in English ( sometimes in other languages too ). If you have the Alien receiver which I use, any recordings you make, will include the subtitles, you can enable or disable these when playing back your recordings. Very useful for learning the language.

Update November 2016

Between 16th and 22nd of November, the free channels from Eutelsat 5w ( was Atlantic Bird 3 ) France2, France3, France4, LCP and a few others, which have been available for many years, are to close down. These channels will only be available using a Fransat HD official box, after the 22nd. Viewers with Fransat, BIS, TNT or Canal Plus will not be affected. For details see our French blog

Confused? Need help? I can supply and install both the TNTsat and the FranSat receivers with cards . All receivers are now HD and there are now RECORDING receivers in HD for both Fransat and TNTsat. If you need to combine it with Uk tv or other broadcast that is possible too.. EMAIL me with your requirements - recording, and Satellite combinations ie. French with...( Uk, German, Albanian....... etc )

When emailing for prices of installation please send me your exact location from Google maps, this helps me to see any potential problems when installing.

Quote

Simply click the (Quote Me) button on the packages below

 

 

Here are most of the channels you will be able to receive when ordering this package, to see prices or to order this package please click on the button below PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU WISH ME TO CHECK IF YOUR FAVOURITE CHANNEL IS FREE OR IS ENCRYPTED.

this colour background - free channels this colour background - card needed

How to choose a package - Look at the choice of channels below, note the package name and click the QUOTE ME button

 

 

Most Popular Package

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TNT ( TNT Card is valid for 4 years )
france TNT quote

French TNTsat decoder required

Free French and Spanish channels ( no subscriptions )

Tf1  HD France 2hd France 3hd Fr4HD France5
Arte HD M6 HD Suisse TMC Monte Carlo LCP assemblee Nationale
Direct 8 NT1 BFM
RMC decouvert Numero 23 Equipe Virgin 17 Gulli
  Cherie NRJ 12    
these french channels are also free on TNT receivers
TV8 Mont Blanc M6 boutique France 24 TV5 monde CCTV
single LNB dish The dish used for this installation is the Triax 78cm, with two Technomate LNBs. Ensures reliable reception in all weathers and a good quality dish like the Triax on a Galvanised elbow wall bracket will be secure and free of rust for many years
Strong

I can also supply the Strong 7404 model

very small box, can be hidden - comes with sensor

Can record with HDD disk

hdd Add a hard disc drive to the Strong receiver for recording

 

 

Full List of available packages with different groups of channels -

The Choice is yours...... Les choix est t'a vous

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France Package BIS - Subscription Card
BIS card quote

Card required

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single LNB dish

The dish used for this installation is the Triax 64cm, with a singleTechnomate LNB.Ensures reliable reception in all weathers and a good quality dish like the Triax on a Galvanised elbow wall bracket will be secure and free of rust for many years

TF1hd France 2hd France3 HD France4HD France 5HD
Arte HD france0 M6 HD Suisse NT1 NRJ 12
BFM Virgin 17 TMC Monte Carlo RTL9 TV5 monde
AB1 Escales toute l'histoire TV8 Mont Blanc Direct 8
Mangas Moteurs Gulli W9Video Click  
TM5402HD

What choice of Satellite Receiver will I get with this package?

I recommend Technomate with a motor dish

I can also supply Technomate,with the official BIS cam. These receivers can have a Hard Drive disc added for recording your BIS channels

See Equipment for prices of HD and other receiver boxes

hdd Add a hard disc drive to the Technomate receiver for recording

 All The free channels from France 1c or 1a are available with the BIS subscription. BIS Encyption type is Viaccess. Card renewal is yearly

There is now a Film version of the Card with film channel subscription available

If you already have Fransat, the card will work in your receiver ( will NOT work with TNT )

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France Package FranSat - Once only Payment - no subscription
france FranSat quote FranSat box and Card

All the free French channels

No Expiry date . Recent additional HD channels

TF1 HD France 2hd France3 HD France4HD France 5HD
M6 HD Suisse france0 NT1 Equipe
Direct 8 Virgin 17 Gulli W0 NRJ 12
Numero 23 RMC decouvert 6Ter HD1 Cherie

i Tele

LCP assemblee Nationale TV8 Mont Blanc BFM TMC Monte Carlo
  tv5 bel Vosges tv Boutique  
single LNB dish The dish used for this installation is the Triax 64cm, with asingleTechnomate LNB.Ensures reliable reception in all weathers and a good quality dish like the Triax on a Galvanised wall bracket will be secure and free of rust for many years
Aston Maya HD

Which satellite receiver will I get with this package

the AstonMaya HD

The full function Fransat. has extra card slot for BIS cards . Easy menu for simple installation & recording with HDD in its USB socket

 

Superb Reliable Thomson

The latest model from Thomson. They have well designed set top boxes for many Euro countries for many years

Strong The Strong ( available in TNT or Fransat models) is a compact set top box, highly recommended reliable and easy to set up. It is possible to connect a USB HDD for recording
hdd Add a hard disc drive to any of the above receivers for recording

All the free channels from France 1a are available with the FranSat subscription. Encyption type is Fransat-Viaccess Secure, only the French Fransat boxes will decode the signal.. Card renewal is not necessary, the card does not have an expiry date.

 

BIS cards will work with Fransat , If you think you will need BIS as well as Fransat order the Aston Maya Fransat box, as this already has 2 card slots. There is also "added rights" - you can arrange for the BIS channels to be added to your Fransat card, when you pay for the BIS card of your choice.

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France Package 1b
france Prices and Ordering quote

Single 64cm fixed satellite dish

with free channels ( no subscriptions )

Arte HD France 24 TV5 monde tv5 bel tv8
bfm biz bfm iTele EuroNews I24
cctvf LCP assemblee Nationale Boutique ab3  
TV5 mondeUseful channel for anyone learning french - has English subtitles
Canal+... Available twice daily "en clair"
single LNB dish

The dish used for this installation is the Triax 64cm, with asingleTechnomate LNB.Ensures reliable reception in all weathers and a good quality dish like the Triax on a Galvanised wall bracket will be secure and free of rust for many years

Amiko HD

Amiko 8150HD

I recommend the Amiko 8150 HD simple to use and high quality pictures, many new features

This package will also pick up:-POLAND(b), SPAIN,GERMANY updated: Dec 2014

Note: BIS card is not available on this package

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France Package 1d
france Prices and Ordering quote 64cm dish with all free channels ( no subscriptions )
M6 HD Suisse W9  Suisse 6Ter NT1  
single LNB dish

These channels are for Switzerland but are mainly the same content as the French national channels. They are all DVB S2 so an HD mpeg4 receiver is required. Standard receivers will not show these channels

The dish used for this installation is the Triax 64cm, with asingleTechnomate LNB.Ensures reliable reception in all weathers and a good quality dish like the Triax on a Galvanised elbow wall bracket will be secure and free of rust for many years

8250

I recommend the Amiko 8150HD simple, high quality

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TNT + Spain ( TNT Card is valid for 4 years )
france TNT quote

French TNTsat decoder required

Free French and Spanish channels ( no subscriptions )

TF1 HD France 2hd France3 HD France4HD fr5HD
M6 HD Suisse france0 NT1 NRJ 12
Direct 8 Virgin 17 Gulli W0 Equipe
Numero 23 RMC decouvert 6Ter HD1 Cherie

i Tele

LCP assemblee Nationale TV8 Mont Blanc BFM TV5 monde
TV8 Mont Blanc CCTV France 24 TMC Monte Carlo Vosges tv
Spanish channels from 'Spain' group
canal 24 Andalucia
russia today Aragon  
single LNB dish The dish used for this installation is the Triax 78cm, Technomate LNB. Ensures reliable reception in all weathers and a good quality dish like the Triax on a Galvanised elbow wall bracket will be secure and free of rust for many years
Maya

What Satellite Receiver will I get with this package?

I recommend Aston Simba TNT box HD

8000 The Humax TN8000 is well made and easy to use
Strong

I can also supply the Strong 7404 model

very small box, can be hidden - comes with a remote sensor

hdd Add a hard disc drive to any of the above receivers for recording

 

Multi Package - France HD & Uk HD
Multi Sat Dish quote

MULTI fixed satellite dish with the free channels from France and Uk ( not the north African channels )

TF1 HD 6Ter M6 HD Suisse W0
NT1 i Tele LCP assemblee Nationale TV8 Mont Blanc BFM
TV8 Mont Blanc TV5 monde France 24 TMC Monte Carlo Vosges tv
toroidal dish

This remarkable twin reflector dish has been developed to overcome the limitations of the ordinary Parabolic dish. It can receive 2 , 3 or 4 satellites up to 40 degrees apart

In addition to ALL the free French channels, this will enable the freesat channels from the Uk ( BBC/ITV etc ) to be received

HD receiver required to receive the whole package

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Amiko

I recommend the Amiko 8150HD simple, high quality EASY!

Amiko

High Spec Amiko Alien * Most versatile receiver

These brand new extremely well constructed models with 2 year guarantee give features like streaming to laptops, tablets and even smart phones of your French Channels. Also view online IP streams, YouTube, The Web

Available with Single or Twin Tuner

hdd Add a hard disc drive to either of the above receivers for recording
BIS The BIS channels can be added at any time to this package for just the cost of the Card
As well as the French channels, the MULTI dish will receive all the BBC/ITV free channels and all the rest from Astra2 - film 4 E4, etc.

Note: This package does NOT receive France 2,3,4 or o , after 22nd November 2016

 

Niger Flag

Niger tv

in french

see Motorised package below
can be combined with other French channels

 

Congo Flag

Congo tv

in french

see Motorised package below
can be combined with other French channels

 

Ivory Coast Flag

Ivory Coast tv

in french

see Motorised package below
can be combined with other French channels

 

Togo Flag

Togo tv

in french

see Motorised package below
can be combined with other French channels

 

Cameroon

Cameroon tv

in french

see Motorised package below
can be combined with other French channels

 

senegal

Senegal tv

in french

can be combined with other French channels

 

morocco

Morocco tv

in french

can be combined with other French channels

 

Algeria

Algeria or Algeria + France

Four Algerian channels

can be combined with other French channels

 

French Motorised Package HD
france motor quote 80cm dish with motor all free channels

All the free French channels

TF1 HD W0 6Ter M6 HD Suisse

i Tele

LCP assemblee Nationale TV8 Mont Blanc BFM TV5 monde
TV8 Mont Blanc NT1 France 24 TMC Monte Carlo Vosges tv
French Speaking Africa

Morocco ( FR)

2M monde - Mor Tamazight (Mor) Morocco Morocco
medi one 2M Monde Tamazight Magriba Laayoune
Arabiaa-Mor       Assadissa - Mor
Al Arabiaa       Assadissa
canal algerie algeria 3 Egypt Source tv ( Ivory Co )  
EN tv3 Source
canal3 monde canal 2 int ( cam) Future ( togo) drtv ( congo ) telesahel ( nig)
Canal 3 Monde Canal 2 Int Future DR Tele Sahel
MOTOR

In addition to French channels, this 80cm motorised dish is capable of receiving all of the satellites over the Uk from 45'East to 45'West, so broadcasts from Europe, Eastern Europe , China Northern Africa Mediterrainean Scandinavia South America Middle and Far East are all possible . For Balkan countries Croatia Bulgaria a 1 metre is required

More Details

TM5402HD

What choice of Satellite Receiver will I get with this package?

I recommend Technomate with a motor dish

I can also supply Technomate, or Amiko HD models. All these can have a Hard Drive disc added for recording your channels

See Equipment for prices of HD and other receiver boxes

Amiko

High Spec HD Receivers from Amiko

These brand new extremely well constructed models with 2 year guarantee give features like streaming to laptops, tablets and even smart phones of your French Channels. Also view online IP streams, including YouTube, view anything on The Web. Can also supply remote keyboard

Amiko Alien - Available with Single or Twin Tuner

hdd Add a hard disc drive to any of the above receivers for recording

 

FranSat Multi French Package
france FranSat quote Multi dish with ALL available french channels

Together with FranSat box

TF1 HD France 2hd France3 HD France4HD France 5HD
M6 HD Suisse france0 NT1 TMC Monte Carlo
Direct 8 Virgin 17 Gulli W0 NRJ 12
Numero 23 RMC decouvert 6Ter HD1 Equipe

i Tele

LCP assemblee Nationale TV8 Mont Blanc BFM Cherie
NRJ Paris   Vosges tv Boutique TV5 monde
Telesud CCTV Imed
toroidal dish

This remarkable twin reflector dish has been developed to overcome the limitations of the ordinary Parabolic dish. It can receive 2 , 3 or 4 satellites up to 40 degrees apart

In addition to ALL available French channels, this will enable the freesat channels from the Uk ( BBC/ITV etc ) , Spanish,Italian, Russian,German and Polish free channels to be received

maya

What Satellite Receiver will I get with this package?

I can supply the Aston Maya Fransat HD

highly recommended

hdd Add a hard disc drive to the above receiver for recording

 

Canal Plus Package ( SUBSCRIPTION )
france TNT quote Single LNB dish with ALL TNT channels

Together with TNT box ***

TF1 HD France 2hd France3 HD France4HD France 5HD
M6 HD Suisse TMC Monte Carlo LCP assemblee Nationale
Direct 8 NT1 BFM
  NRJ 12 Virgin 17 Gulli
Canalsat packages
canal cinema decale famile sport canalsat
single LNB dish

Single LNB dish

In addition to the TNT group of French channels, this will enable the Canal+ channels to be received

You can also opt for the Multi dish to receive the channels from other satellites, see 'mixed french package' above

Le Cube

Official Canal Plus Subscription

The 'Le Cube' receiver is supplied with subscriptions

To take a subscription you must have a French Address and French Bank a/c Email me

The box comes with recording disc

Technibox

I can also supply a Canal Sat subscription with a TNT 'Canal ready' receiver - with French Address and Bank only

Can add HDD disc for recording

Please email for details

Download the TNT box leaflet about Canal Plus ( french)
canal+

 

 

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