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What is FTA

FTA means Free to Air Satellite.  The other that you are used to like DSTV, MYTV, startimes, gotv, consat, and more are what we call DTH i.e Direct to Home wherein you will be required to pay subscription. But as for FTA, you don?t need any subscription, all you need is a one time installation fee. The good thing about free to air is ,you dont need many decoders to watch, you can use one decorder and diseq to track many satellites, you can also use use one disch using many LNB for 2 or more satelites as shown in image below. the image represents 2 satelites combined together, thats ABS1 AND SES 5.


some channels on FTA


FREE STATIONS IMAGES ON FTA


THE BEST FTA FOR AFRICA , NIGERIA FOR NOW WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERTAINMENT

[bluealert]1- ABS 3 FORMERLY AMOS 5 INTERCONTINENTAL PACKAGES, CNN, BBC, FRANCE 24, TV3, DWTV ,ALJAZEERA, ACTION MOVIES,AFRICAN MUSICS, SPORTS AND MORE

New Channels on ABS ? 3A at 3? West
Frequency: 11150 / V / 45000
Receivable with dish between 60cm & 90cm according to the country.

Star TV
ITV
EATV
KTN
TBC 1
Channel Ten
Star Musik
Star Afro Culture
Citizen TV
DW
France 24 English
Clouds TV
VoA TV Africa
BBC World News Africa
CCTV 9 Documentary
Star E+
Hope Channel Africa
Emmanuel TV
Africa TV2
Star Bunge TZ
Al Jazeera English
Star Movies +
K24
NTV
morning star tv
Capital
SKY VISION
LUALUA TV
TELEBI

2 - SES 5

3- EUTELSAT

4- NILESAT
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What type of TV Channels Can I receive in FTA?

The Tv channels u will have to receive depends on the size of dish you're using and also the satellite u faced your dish to. You have the choice of Ku band which usually needs the 90cm dish (dstv size) but the number of stations u will receive wont be much. If you're using 1.8m or 2.5m dish u will need C-band lnbf and that means more stations. Depending on the satellite, it can be as much as 40 to 80 channels for 1.8 and 2.5 m dish respectively. You have to bear in mind that what you're using is free-to-air and not pay Tv so the type of channels u might receive will not be the best but they will be worh it. You will be Glad u did at the long run.

What is the difference between KU Band and C Band?

Ku-band permits the use of smaller antennas that are aesthetically better and much cheaper than C-band.
A typical Ku-band antenna ranges from about 50cm to 1.2m and a typical C-band antenna ranges from 1.8m, 2.4m, 3.8m etc.
Ku-band requires less radio power than C-band to provide the same signal stength thus allowing a smaller antenna.

The cost of C-band equipment and installation is much more than that of Ku-band.
C-band transmits at a lower frequency ( around 4 MHz), while Ku band transmits at about 11 to 12 GHz.

C-band dishes usually come with a larger size than Ku-band satellite antennas.

Some satellites transmit both C and KU band frequencies. E.g Intelsat 7/10, therefore for one receive channels from the two frequencies, one needs a big dish that will be able to work with the C band signal and as well work for the KU signal.
The person can then choose to either provide two lnbs for the two signals or purchase a universal lnb that can receive signals across the C band and KU band frequencies (have not used that type myself).

For people who always ask, the whole thing is like the VHF and UHF TV signals we use to deal with back in the days.
TVs back then used to have separate knobs for tuning VHF and UHF frequencies until oyibo decided that eveything should be pressed with button and that left a lot of younger folks not knowing anything about frequencies of TV channels they watch everyday.

What do I need to set up this FTA
All u need is just the money for the equipments, ie: Dish, LNBF, Receiver or Decoder, and RF cables. Its cheaper than u can imagine.

How much does this equipment cost?

A 90cm dish (DSTV OR 60 cm strong dish) size costs only 3,000 naira. A dual KU band LNBF for the 90cm dish is only 1,500 naira and the receiver or (decoder) range from 7000 - 8,500 naira upward. A roll of Rf cable is 2000 naira big , and thats all you need for a Ku band FTA reception.
For 1.8cm dish C-band reception, your dish will cost 9,000 naira and the C-band LNB costs 2,500 naira. If u want 2.5m dish (the black net type) the only difference is in the dish and it costs just 24,000 naira. You will use the same Lnb with that of 1.8cm. (NB: Please note that the above prices has reduced in some cases)

Where can I get this equipment to buy

We can assist for those who need our help, call 08053726930 ,or if you are in lagos nigeria, visit alaba market

How do I get this installation done?

Installation is easy. You can call on Installer wherever you purchase the above accessories or better still DIY it i.e do it yourself.  To do it yourself, Just assemble the dish with the manual, mount the LNB/F on the dish and connect the Rf cable to it and then connect the end of the cable to your receiver(decoder). connect the Video and audio outputs from the receiver to the appropriate ports of your TV.

You are ready to start; put on everything (TV and receiver) with the remote control, go to the installation menu of your receiver and put in the TP frequency and Symbol rate of the channel in the satellite u wish to locate. (Some websites where u can get these frequencies for free abound, the most popul;ar is You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ) when you're sure u have put in the correct TP and SR, go to your dish which u must have positioned in the mounting pole and start turning. with your primary geography u should know where is east and west. If the satellite is in the east face your dish in the east. don't adjust the elevation of the dish for now. (elevation is the up and down movement of the dish). Just make the dish stand parallel to your mounting pole. Now start adjusting the azimuth (azimuth is the side by side movement of the dish). Move form one side of the east to the other. if posible start from west . while you're doing this your eyes must be fixed at the installation menu being displayed by now on your Tv. If your Lnb/f is good, if u move the  dish slowly from east to west, there must be a point at which the signal strenght will rise sharply. Try to move back and forth to locate this point. when u have done that. Screw the bolt that controls that azimuth movement and then go to the one that controls the elevation movement. Slowly again move the dish upwards until it gets to a point where the signal strength will rise very well. Thats is the position of the satellite you're lookin for. Remember if u have equipment that locates satellite (spectrum analyzer) u don't need all the stress.


Where can I get these frequencies?
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What satellites are receiveable in Nigeria or West Africa


As of today, you can get the following free satellites in Nigeria.

ABS ? 3A at 3? West

New Channels on ABS ? 3A at 3? West

Frequency: 11150 / V / 45000
Receivable with dish between 60cm & 90cm according to the country.

Star TV
ITV
EATV
KTN
TBC 1
Channel Ten
Star Musik
Star Afro Culture
Citizen TV
DW
France 24 English
Clouds TV
VoA TV Africa
BBC World News Africa
CCTV 9 Documentary
Star E+
Hope Channel Africa
Emmanuel TV
Africa TV2
Star Bunge TZ
Al Jazeera English
Star Movies +
K24
NTV
morning star tv
Capital
SKY VISION
LUALUA TV
TELEBI


Eutelsat W3 on 7 degree east ? KU Band


eutelsat 16?E(11356 H 36000)

The new channels in eutelsat 16?E(11356 H 36000) have added new channels making 37
channels now.

EURONEWS
CCTV-4
TELESUR
TVE INTERNACIONAL E
CANAL 24 HORAS
CUBAVISION INTERNAC
RT ESP
CCTV-E
CCTV NEWS
CCTV9 DOCUMENTARY
ALJAZEERA ENGLISH
MI-GENTE
ENCUETRO_INT
DESTINOS TV
MAYA TV ENCODER1
TELEPACIFICO (R)
CANAL 13
ZOOM
REAL MADRID TV
FOX SPORTS 1
FOX SPORTS 2
RCN NOVELAS
TELEMEDELLIN
FASHION ONE
NATURA
NTN24 INTERNACIONAL
TVC INTERNACIONAL
TELEVIDA
CLASICO TV
RITMOSON
TELEHIT
DE PELICULA
CANAL DE LAS ESTREL
TELENOVELAS
TELEANTIOQUIA
RUMBA TV
OU SERVICE
On Multi tv,

Pass 7/10 on 68.5 degree East ? KU Band
Nilesat on 7 degree west ? KU Band
NSS 7 on 22 degree west (KU Band)


NSS 7 on 22 degree west (C-Band)

What Channels are Receivable from above Satellites
They are Plenty
NSS7***22 degree West
* France 24 News (francais)
* Direct 8
* TV 5 Monde Afrique
* LC2
* STV 1
* STV 2
* Canal International
* TV GAbon
* GTV (Ghana Television)
* RDV

W3A on 7 degree east
* MSNBC
* MTA International
* TV Minimah
* Direct 8
* RTS 1
* Go Africa
* TV Malagasy
* 2STV
* Ariane TV

Nilesate on 7 degree west
So many channels mostly Arabic speaking but English channels includes
MBC 2, MBC3, MBC4, MBC Action, BBC, Aljazeera Sport 1 and 2 etc


Which FTA is showing English Premiership

For now, the only fta showing english premiership is NSS 22 degree west ku band, Eutelsat W3 on 7 degree west KU Band or 55.4 degree west on c-band

Why do I need FTA

When u compare these prices with that of DSTV or startimes gotv trend tv consat and more without monthly subscription u will understand what u have to gain bearing in mind that u do not have to pay anybody for anything ever.

Does Naijacrux sell the equipment?

For those of us who will be ticking to ask, for now, we have suppliers in Lagos for multi tv decoders with dish and all accessories and we assist in installation .satelites like ses5, abs 3, eutel and nilesat with stations ranging from BBC CNN ALJAZEERA FRANCE24 STAR MOVIES SPORTS MUSIC AND MANY MORE!!!!

How can I reach the expert in the forum?


Mathew base in Lagos 08053726930,


Can I use DSTV Decoder to watch FTA

Some people had tried in the past to try and use DSTV decoders to watch fta, but it is only possible if you subscribed to their channels,   For instance, some people used to watch the TrendTV free channels with dstv decoder, but the moment there is no subscriptions, it is not possible again.  However, I think the Strong decoder 4653X could be use to watch DSTV channels as well as free to air stations.  The only minus there is that, you can't receive some of the interactive channels of dstv on the decoder, but you can as well receive all the substitled channels with the strong decoder.

What is the best Decoder to watch FTA

The best brand decoder for free to air in Nigeria as of now is Multi tv decoders and Strong Decoders, and we will suggest you go for SRT 4653x.
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