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Digital Satellite TV

Digital Satellite Television

Digital Satellite Television offers viewers in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland a choice of up to 100 broadcast TV channels as well a choice of pay-per-view films, 44 DJ-free audio music channels, and approx 35 traditional television stations. Viewers in Northern Ireland may also watch most UK digital Free To Air services via DSAT. Find out about direct broadcasting by satellite.

Sky Digital www.sky.com

Sky Digital is the sole provider of digital satellite television services on the island of Ireland. Although Sky does not operate or even market all services on the SES ASTRA Digital Satellite platform, it does provide the specifications and software for the equipment needed to access SES ASTRA services via digital. Find out about packages and pricing for the Sky Digital service. Read about the History of British Sky Broadcasting and of the Sky Television services. Take a look at the Sky EPG and equipment. Coming soon: find out more about Sky's Interactive Services.

What about Free to Air digital satellite in Northern Ireland?
In Northern Ireland, you may watch certain services free to air. These include the channels of the BBC, UTV, Channel 4, and Channel 5. You still need to contact Sky (via your local Dixons or other electrical retailer), and you pay 100 for your digital satellite system (installation - the equipment is given away free). You must then contact British Telecom to have a BBC viewing card sent to your address. For copyright clearence reasons, this service is not available in the South. However some of these channels, including BBC ONE NI, either are now or will soon be available as part of the Family Pack.
www.bbc.co.uk for more details.