What is Free To Air?
Free To Air satellite is a term used to describe satellite signals which you can legally receive without a subscription.
Free To Air satellite programming is not encrypted, but it is encoded with MPEG-2.
At one time, most Free To Air satellite content was transmitted on C Band, but Free To Air satellite programming has now mostly migrated to Ku Band.
Unlike satellite television programming which requires a subscription, such as Dish Networks or DirecTV, Free To Air satellite channels are not encrypted and can be received with an MPEG-2 compatible receiver.
Free To Air satellite is often abbreviated as FTA satellite.
Free To Air satellite television is a subset of TVRO.
Free To Air Satellite Requirements
To receive Free To Air satellite programming, you will need:

* A satellite dish (Either C-Band or Ku-Band)
* A Free To Air satellite receiver or PC card
* An LNB
* An antenna motor (If you wish to receive channels from more than one satellite)