What type of satellite dish do I need?

A satellite dish is used to pick up TV signal beamed to you from space via satellite; it then sends this signal to your satellite receiver via the antenna cable for decoding. If you have a Sky Dish already on your roof, you can use this with Freeview.

Live TV signals for Freeview via Satellite are transmitted from the Optus D1 satellite. We recommend a minimum dish size of 60cm with a single 11.300 GHz LO Frequency LNB.

If you're using a satellite dish to pick up TV signal, make sure you get an approved product that works with a satellite dish.

Devices that are compatible with Satellite Dish
  • Hybrid TV (or Dual Tuner TV)
  • Satellite Recorder like the SatBox S8200
  • Satellite receiver

Make sure you go for Freeview approved products - look for the Freeview logo instore on the display models!

For more information we suggest you contact an installer or a Freeview Retailer.

Network Status

UHF
All Good

Napier: There is an outage affecting DTT(UHF) services in Napier. This is being investigated.

UHF
Satellite
All Good
Satellite
Streaming
Minor issues

Parliament TV no audio, Non-Android Panasonic TV's only: We have been made aware that Parliament TV does not have audio on non android Panasonic TV's when using the streaming platform. This is being investigated.

 

Streaming
EPG
All Good
EPG

Note: The UHF and Satellite network status info is provided directly by transmission providers and broadcasters.