There is more than one type of digital television service. Here is a brief lowdown on the types you’re likely to encounter.
Digital satellite TV
As you can probably guess, this refers to digital television which is received via a satellite dish and is a popular option for those whose property already has such a dish fitted. If you do not have an existing dish on your property, it is necessary to have one installed before you can receive digital satellite TV, although you must first obtain permission from your landlord if you are renting.
There are no geographical restrictions on this service as the digital TV signal is beamed directly from satellites orbiting overhead. As a result, this service is useful if you are unable to get a strong Freeview signal in your area.
This is a popular form of digital television for people who are upgrading from analogue to digital services. Relatively hassle free, digital terrestrial TV is received via your existing TV aerial, ensuring minimal disruption to your TV viewing and little extra cost.
Freeview is the most common form of digital terrestrial TV and is accessed via a simple set top box which can be purchased with a one off payment at many high street stores. These can cost as little as £15.
– Apple TV.