Freesat is a digital satellite TV service created by the BBC and ITV. It covers 98% of the country and offers over 140 TV and radio channels for a one-off fee. New channels are constantly being added to the Freesat service. Categories available include entertainment, music, lifestyle, children's and news. Freesat does not, however, provide pay TV channels such as UK Gold, Hallmark, Disney Channel, Nick JR, Discovery, Living, MTV, Paramount Comedy, FX, Sci-Fi, TCM or premium channels such as Sky Sports or Sky Movies. Freesat is currently the only way to get HD content without paying a monthly subscription - although at present the HD channels are limited to a few channels such as BBC HD and ITV HD. Find out more about high definition (HD) TV. You'll need a Freesat digital box, plus a satellite dish. There's a one-off payment for the digital box itself, plus you may also have to pay for the installation of the satellite dish. It's worth noting that if your home already has a satellite dish (if you've previously had Sky, for example) then you may be able to use this. A basic Freesat box, without HD, is available from around £50. If you want Freesat with HD then boxes cost a bit more.