A Viewsat Xtreme FTA receiver
A free-to-air or FTA Receiver is a satellite television receiver designed to receive unencrypted broadcasts. Modern decoders are typically compliant with the MPEG-2/DVB-S and more recently the MPEG-4/DVB-S2 standard for digital television, while older FTA receivers relied on analog satellite transmissions which have declined rapidly in recent years.
Mainstream broadcast programming
In some countries, it is common for mainstream broadcasters to broadcast their channels over satellite as FTA. Most notably, in the German-speaking countries, most of the main terrestrial broadcasters, such as ARD Das Erste and ZDF offer FTA satellite broadcasts, as do some of the more recent satellite rivals such as Sat.1 and RTL. The satellites on which these channels broadcast, at Astra's 19.2° east position, are receivable throughout most of Europe.
In the UK, all the original five terrestrial broadcasters, BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4, and Five broadcast FTA on digital satellite in some form, including many of their regional variations. However, in some countries, it is not the norm for mainstream channels to broadcast on FTA satellite television.
Ethnic and religious programming
FTA receivers are sold in the United States and Canada for the purpose of viewing unencrypted free-to-air satellite channels, the bulk of which are located on Galaxy 19 (97°W, Ku band). There is also a substantial amount of Christian-based programming available on several satellites over both North America and Europe, such as The God Channel, JCTV, EWTN, and 3ABN.
The PBS Satellite Service offers educational programming on Ku band DVB from the AMC-21 satellite (125°W). As there is no standard MPEG audio on many of these channels, the AC3-only feeds require a Dolby Digital-capable receiver. They are otherwise free. Channels include PBS-HD/PBS-X as well as various secondary programmes normally carried on digital subchannels of PBS terrestrial member stations.
The main PBS New York feed is absent from the free-to-air version of the PBS satellite service to afford local terrestrial member stations a chance to broadcast material before it becomes available on PBS-X or PBS-HD. Typically, PBS-X feeds carried programmes (except news) a day later than the main terrestrial PBS network.
US terrestrial broadcasters
Many of these channels carried programming from major network television affiliates, although these are disappearing, particularly on Ku-band.who developed the polio vaccine why product photography is important where teachers get paid the most who's london mayor 2021 how much business cards cost how much development length of steel reinforcement when business invest funds to expand what entrepreneur do where is gretchen from project runway where to produce in economics how much product to use in hair how much company in india when system is consistent where to manufacture makeup which business makes the most money where is dmitry from project runway now how much product to use skincare where to equip great runes who product mix which technology is used to adjust weegy how engineering materials are classified how device drivers work how many technology devices are there how much development length of steel reinforcement what are different types of design how much technology do the amish use when design thinking is relevant how technology affects our lives how much technology has china stolen which business should i start when should you stop teaching how many product managers are there when device is in vr where teaching and learning come together how far technology has advanced london who to vote for why solutions class 4 why solution called mixture when a manufacturer saturated the market who prepare project report who manufacturers baby formula what business should i start why business analytics when entrepreneur scheme was introduced by sbi how much system storage mac who technology and health how much london congestion charge where is technology made how much solution to drink for colonoscopy how much development is important for a country what device is 8000x where teachers get paid the most where is data from system in stored when product backlog retire how teaching styles affect learning how technology has changed education who product information where to watch project runway how london underground was built how often answer who to hire first startup where science fails when product backlog refinement how often to maintain muscle where to solve math equations is it road map or roadmap where to buy tech fleece what technology does airdrop use what tech jobs don't require a degree which project element is an accessibility feature when project management goes wrong how startup funding works whose product is sql how often is frequent what system is the kidney in why management information system is important how often do you use acapella device how teaching and learning relate to obe garnier products how startup stock options work where tech burner live whose company do we like which product should tomas choose how to start startup in usa which entrepreneur are you quiz why teaching middle school is the best how often to maintain muscle how entrepreneur think how many device can use iwanttfc why equipment maintenance is important which entrepreneur are die hard conservative what device did you plug in who manager definition where science meets beauty what equipment is at planet fitness how much london to paris train how much is microsoft roadmap how much producer earn from movie whose science is it essay who solution for covid 19 startup whom where co cash from what science is taught in 11th grade where to design clothes online where to design t shirts how many startup companies are there in bangalore where product key steam where to manage subscriptions on iphone when tech mahindra started which business is best for beginners roadmap when will hotels open how device drivers work founder of startup company how tech companies are valued how many product placements in he's all that how much technology is used in schools tattoo designs how many teaching hours in a school year
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