List of some major(basic) FTA satellite channels
While this article is targeting a global audience, i will try to use Nigeria as a case study so as to narrow things down a bit. Currently, the best free-to-air satellite package in Nigeria is Nigcomsat 1R42.5e. The reasons is because it has the most exciting channels list. Below are a short list of FTA channels that you can received in Nigeria and other african countries.
- We have Mbc 1
- Mbc 2
- Mbc Max
- Nta entertainment
- Nta sports 24
- People tv
- Mbc 3
- Galaxy TV
- Channels TV
- Mbc Bollywood
- Silverbird TV
- Nta news 24
- Mbc Action
- Nta sports 24
- Super Screen
- Core tv
- Quest tv
- Al Yah1
- LEPA TV
- Motor TV
- M. A TV
- Fairy Tales
- merrybet, naijabet, nairabet, winners golden bet.
As a reminder, you can only get all the channels above on combinations of satellite tv positions.
List of some major(basic) FTA satellite frequencies and channels
First off, the main frustration with FTA channels is that the bigger your dish, the larger the number of channels you will receive. The importance of a big dish on FTA channels cannot be overemphasized. Like I said earlier, buy a big dish. The frequency list contained in the artcile is the updated version from authority sites like lyngsat.com and flysat.com
If you can afford a 400 cm(4-meters) dish get it. Glady, if you can’t get a big dish and you want to enjoy FTA channels, you can buy a special LNB holder and track multiple satellite channels on your small dish. See the guides here. Without mincing words, switching from pay-TV to into FTA can be frustrating. But once you are used to it, you will never regret it.
Position: ABS 3A @ 3° West Satellite name: TSTV Africa
Frequency: 11052 or 11088 or 11168 (H) 30008. Symbol rate: 30000. Polarisation: H LNB. The dish size is 90-cm ku band dish. Insipte of the fact that tstv is currently dead, you can still get a handful free betting channels on this position. The likes of 9jabet, betking, merrybet, WGB and so on are free on this position.
- Mega Choice at 29/30° East TP: 11294 H: 45000 Dish: 1 meter Ku band dish
Kwese tv at Eutelsat 7A/7B 7.0°E.
TP: 10721 H 30000,10762 H 30000,10804 H 30000, 10845 h 30000. Dish: 60 cm to 1-meter. Kwese. Kwese Free Sport shows 1 EPL match every Saturday afternoon. It is still free on some frequencies but it currently opens with Biss keys in Nigeria. Kwese TV also exists in other positions apart from 7A/7B. You can also nail kwese on the following positions:
– Kwese on Intelsat 22@ 72.1east, freq:3742, polarization:L, symbol rate:13930
– 22w Kwese viasat 1, 3726 H 1000 used to be Free
– bilinterasat @51.5 east C-band freq:3877 polarization:L symbol rate:6420. Opens with iss
Symbol rate: 29500
Pos: 42° East AIT
Dish size: 90 CM ku band
Some important channels on NigcomSat include: Core tv, Galaxy tv MBC packages(Mbc 1,Mbc 2,Mbc 3, Mbc Action, Mbc Bollywood, Mbc Max) and around 40 others that you can find here
East TP: 12245
Dish: between 60 cm to 90cm
Symbol rate: 27500 then blindscan to get others
This position has a couple of Christian channels like love world, Emmanuel TV, Chinese news channels like CCTV, cctvf.
TP:11541 H:22000, 11604 H, 11843 V, 11900 H more here. Dish size: from 2.6 meters in Nigeria. Hotbird channels are available in both Ku and C Bands.
I call this the king of FTA satellite frequencies and channels. Hotbird has a wide beam meaning it doesn’t belong to a particular payTV. Moreover, more FTA channels are being added hourly. The best way to get the most out of Hotbird is for you to frequent lyngsat or similar sites for new frequencies.
- American forces Network (AFN) at 9° East TP: 11804 H: 27500 Dish: 1 m Ku Band
Astra2F @28.5° (multi tv position)
-Frequency: 12525 V 27000, 11094 H 30000
-Dish size: 90 cm u Band
This is a Ghana-based satellite tv provider. you will get over 20 channels here. Channels on Multiv include: Gtv, GH one, Angel tv, Cineplus, Joy prime, etc. Others include; African movie net, waptv and lots more.
Frequency: 11938 V 27500, 10992V27500, 12265 (H) 27500, 12476 (H) 27500
Dish requirements: from 1-meter(4 meters recommended for beIN sports in West Africa).
Some MBC channels are now available on a 1meter dish on this position. Amos / Eutelsat 16A @16 degree east
Amos 16/17 @ 16.0º East (home to TVsat, Mytv, SeaAfrica and more)
Firstly, this is where MyTv moved to when it left 68.5east. It alongside multitv and Nigcomsat have the hottest free to air(FTA) satellite frequencies and channels in Africa. Channels like, Wap Tv, African Movie Net, Tvc entertainment, Tvc News, Channels Tv, Rave, Starmovies + , and lots more are free on this satellite position. Amos 16.0 deg east consists of various satellite tv packages such as tvsat, MyTv, seasat.
Dish Requirement:60cm or 90cm dish ku band LNB
Frequency: 12520H30000 OR 10802H30000, 11293 h 45000, 10804 (h) 30000
then you can blind scan
Eutelsat7a @ 7° East (Malagasy)
Comprises of most African stations especially french speaking African countries including Africa Unite Tv that shows a 24hrs movie. At a point, we were watching all MBC packages free on it. There are other channels on this bird that you can explore.
dish requirement: 1-meter for better performance. ku band LNB
Frequency: 12728H30000,Frequency; 11192(V_), 3210, 10976 (V)3333, 12728(V)30000 then you blind scan
- Intelsat7 @68.5° degree east:
This satellite comprises mostly Christian channels, and its a very easy and simple satellite to track, you will get over 100 Christian channels here including Nollywood and press tv for movies and news respectively and they are all free.
dish requirement: 60cm dish ku band LNB
frequency:: 12722V26657 after nailing this frequency you blind scan to get the other channels.
- SES @4.8° degree east:
dish requirement 60cm but 90cm is recommended ku band LNB
Frequency use 12014V30000 to track and once you hit high percentage you blind scan to get other channels
channels like vox africa, LMTV, BVN, TV5 MONDE, France 24, CCTV, Sunna and so on.
- NSS7/ SES 4 @ 22.0º West Canal Afrique position: We don’t have many exciting channels for sports here free, but you can enjoy free African music such as Makossa, salsa e.t.c.
-Frequency; 10986(V) 30000 (size of dish = 60cm)
- Nilesat satellite 4.5 degrees east – good for foreign news, entertainment and much
-Frequency: – 12015 H 29949
-Frequency – 11008 V 5000, 11045 V 40000
– Dish req: 90 cm
How you can get latest updated and working FTA satellite frequencies.
To start with, there is no one post that can cover every FTA satellite frequencies or channels. Due to this reality, I have taken it upon myself to provide valuable links to where you can search for new FTA frequencies in case the existing ones go off. Conclusively, FTA channels always increase. However, we have some situations whereby some channels would go off. Channels going off are common with test transmission channels and live feed channels, You really need to be up to date and that is why I am providing the list below.
List of websites where you can get latest FTA Satellite frequencies
Other resources for beginners going into FTA installation
- Beginners guide on how the satellite TV works
- Live sports feed channels only: 22nd July to 1st of August 2018
- Compilations of all major positions & TP for Satellite packages receivable with a 90 & 60cm Dish in Africa
- HOW TO MANUALLY TRACK A SATELLITE DISH & FREQUENCIES
- Predetermine The Size of Dish to be used for any Satellite