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Free to Air TV System Installation


Professional Free-to-Air TV System Installation in Ireland

We supply & install SUBSCRIPTION FREE TV to homes & businesses across Cork and surrounding counties. For a ONCE OFF PAYMENT you get NON-STOP Entertainment with 100’s of your favourite Channels with NO MONTHLY BILL. We supply and install a range of FTA boxes at a range of prices to suit everyone.

SKY Functions

We have boxes that have all the Sky functions without the Sky Subscription Channels Including

  • Series Link
  • Pause, Record & Rewind Live TV
  • Watch one channel while recording another
  • You can choose 500g or 1TB Hard Drive
  • Electronic Program Guide
  • 7 Day Listings
  • Planner
  • Easy to Use

Services Offered

We Offer a Range of Services Including:

  • New Builds – TV Installation, Supply & Set Up
  • House Moves
  • Additional Rooms
  • TV Wall Mounting
  • TV Sound Systems
  • Bar, Restaurant, Hotel Systems
  • Satellite Installations & Repairs
  • Digital Terrestrial Installations & Repair
  • Subscription FREE TV
  • Dish & Aerial Realignment
  • Android Specialists – Supply & Install plus an unbeatable after Care Service
  • Smart Television Specialists


We Provide Solutions for the Following:

  • Domestic Premises
  • Business Premises
  • Nursing Homes
  • Bars
  • Hotels
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Waiting Rooms

If your industry is not listed please contact us, as we will be able to offer you service.

If you would like:

  • Professional Service
  • Professional After Care
  • Clean & Tidy Cables (hidden where possible)
  • Hidden Boxes (where possible)
  • No Mess
  • HD Pictures
  • Incredible Sound
  • Non-Stop Entertainment for a Fraction of The Cost Of Subscription TV?

NOVATEL is a Solution Provider – CALL US to discuss the possibilites.

If you require TV, Broadband, CCTV Solutions then look no further than Novatel Communications, we are one of the top Free-to-Air Satellte TV System Installer & solutions provider in Ireland.

Call Us for Unbeatable Service: 022 23440

What is Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite?

Free to Air Satellite TV is non subscription TV service - Once you have the correct equipment you can get hundreds of TV and Radio channels for a once off fee with no monthly bill.

You need a receiver box and a satellite dish, we supply & install both. The stations are non encrypted meaning that they are open to anyone to view them at no monthly cost. The boxes we supply have USB ports allowing you to insert a USB stick or harddrive to pause, rewind and record live TV. They also come with an EPG allowing you to see what program you are watching. Free to Air is a fantastic alternative to paid TV, if you do a small experiment and for one week take notice of the channels you are watching, we have found in most cases a large % will be Free To Air Channels meaning you are paying for something that you could get for free. Some of our customers would like to keep their subscription such as Sky or UPC in the main sitting room but put Free to Air in Kitchen, bedrooms etc.

Satellite TV System Installations

Freesat, Free to Air, Freeview

Freesat Logo

Novatel provides the latest HD FreeSat System - we supply the latest hardware/boxes and aerials. We provide our customers with all the main UK TV and UK radio channels such as BBC, ITV, UTV, Channel 4, Channel 5, SKY News and etc, plus hundreds more channels available on the system, which includes UK Regional variations.

Freeview TV

The only way to freely pick up the main UK Freeview channels in the Buttevant, Limerick, South Tipperary, or Mallow area without subscribing to SKY or UPC - is to setup a Freesat or Free To Air TV system, in which we are expert on.

Free to air systems are less expensive, they have the same channels but have no built in TV guide and may need retuning occasionally due to changes in channel frequencies.


FreeSat+ - A recording system that is also supplied and installed with similar functions to SKY+ so you won't have to miss any of your favorite TV programs. With this system, you can watch a channel while you record one channel at the same time. You can also record two channels simultaneously.

What is Saorview?

SAORVIEW is Ireland's first free digital television service. It brings you all your favorite Irish channels, crystal clear pictures, better quality sound, on-screen program menus and digital teletext all free-to-air. Saorview is delivered through an Aerial and your TV must be MPEG-4 enabled or if it is not you will need a receiver box.

Aerial & Saorview

Depending on signal quality and strength in your area, we can supply and install outdoor or attic aerials. You need an aerial to pick up the signal of SAORVIEW, which is transmitted by RTE. Mostly the attic is the one being preferred for the aerial location but when outside aerials are necessary, a top quality galvanised brackets and fittings shall be used to cope up to Co. Cork's weather conditions.

If you have an older or non-digital TV, you need to have a SAORVIEW box or purchase a new Digital TV, to replace that old analog TV you have. Take note though, that some Digital TVs sold in Ireland still not able to receive SAORVIEW channels due to earlier version of the the digital system. These TVs will broadcast the sound from SAORVIEW channels but picture won't be displayed and you should then need to acquire a SAORVIEW box so it would work proprely without issues.

What channels do I get on SAORVIEW?

Below are the channels currently available on SAORVIEW:

  • RTE One
  • RTÉ Two HD
  • TV3
  • TG4
  • 3e
  • RTÉ News Now
  • RTEjr
  • RTE One+1

On top of those mentioned above, the system can also provide radio stations such as:

  • RTÉ Radio 1
  • RTÉ 2fm
  • RTÉ lyric fm
  • RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
  • RTÉ Choice
  • RTÉ Pulse
  • RTÉ 2XM
  • RTÉ Gold
  • RTÉjr
  • Radio 1 Extra

What if I want more than just Irish channels?

You can combine SAORVIEW with free-to-air satellite services to give you a broader range of channels. You need a SAORVIEW Approved box or TV with a satellite tuner, connected to an aerial and satellite dish. These are known as combination boxes or TVs. Your retailer or TV installer will be able to help you.

Why are the Irish channels not available on the free-to-air satellite?

The channels couldn’t be made available on the Astra 28 satellite as this satellite has a broadcast footprint beyond Ireland (all of UK, parts of Europe). Irish channels do not have the rights to broadcast into the UK and Europe. Had these channels been on this platform it would therefore have put Irish broadcasters in breach of copyright and broadcast license agreements and resulted in increased costs for acquired programmes and home produced programmes. The Irish channels (with the exception of TV3, 3e and UTV Ireland) are available via satellite on SAORSAT.

Novatel is an approved SAORVIEW retailer & Installer in Ireland.

Freeview TV

Freeview Logo

Freeview TV in Ireland is also known as free-to-air digital terrestrial service. This system brings in English Stations or UK Channels like BBC, UTV and all the channel listings that you see under Freeview or Free-to-Air. It offers over 70 TV and radio channels.

Channels come in via a Satellite Dish attached to a set-top box. This system requires a satellite dish + 1 set top box per TV. Some boxes come with USB ports to accommodate flash storage devices that should hold the file for recording or when you pause a TV program.

Some set top box has a 7-day EPG listing feature. This feature is basically the on-screen TV guide that lets you see what's on TV right now, what's playing now, what's next and you could get to what you want faster.

These days, you can buy a Saorview-ready TV. Brands that make these includes Hitachi and Samsung. Models like these have an integrated TV tuner or set-top box in it.

Will Freeview Work In Ireland?

Yes, it will!

Everywhere in Ireland can get Freeview TV - signal is beamed from a satellite called Astra, everyone can get coverage. It is free-of-charge, though you need to pay someone to install the system for you and of course you need to purchase the needed equipment.

Freeview VS Saorview

If you're one of those people who aren't sure of these terms, then now is your chance to know more about it.

In simple terms, Saorview, only brings in Irish channels and that's all (RTÉ Channels). It only requires an aerial, a digital terrestrial antenna, they're called. Your TV should have an MPEG-4 feature and should have an iDTV (Integrated Digital Television) - which means a system that can take both the analogue and digital broadcasting formats. If you still have those old analog TVs, then you'll need to have an aerial plus set-top box.

Freeview on the other hand, brings in UK channels free-of-charge to Irish homes, requiring the the use of a satellite dish plus a set-top box, which you can buy these days at a very low-cost. Also you can consider buying a freeview-ready Digital TV like the "Hitachi Model 24HXT15U 24” LED TV" - which costs around €200. Other brands/make can support both Saorview and Freeview.

Freeview TV Channel Installers

If you ask for “Freeview TV Channel installers near me”, then we’re the cool guys to look for - the Novatel guys. If you live somewhere near Buttevant and its surrounding town, we can make a house visit and do the setup for you, for a once-off payment and never will pay again.

We operate within Cork and have been doing this service for very long and we have happy and satisfied customers. We’re expert in this line.

The Novatel guys can go anywhere in Cork and would love to serve the following areas; Allihies, Ballycotton, Ballylickey, Ballinascarthy, Ballincollig, Ballinhassig, Ballinspittle, Ballydehob, Ballygarvan, Ballyvourney, Baltimore, Bandon, Bantry, Barleycove, Blarney, Buttevant, Carrigaline, Castletownbere, Castletownshend, Castlemartyr, Charleville, Clonakilty, Cloyne, Cobh, Cork City, Courtmacsherry, Crosshaven, Crookhaven, Dunmanway, Durrus, Fermoy, Glandore, Glengarriff, Goleen, Gougane, Innishannon, Kanturk, Kilbrittain, Kinsale, Leap, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Millstreet, Mitchelstown, Mizen Head, Monkstown, Oysterhaven, Ringaskiddy, Rostellan, Rosscarbery, Schull, Shanagarry, Sheep’s Head, Skibbereen, Timoleague, Union Hall, and Youghal.

If your area is not listed above, you can give us a ring and let us know. We’ll get to your house and install freeview, saorview, combo box, aerial or satellite dish for you.

Free to Air TV - Channel List

News & Sport

RTE News Now, BBC News HD, BBC Parliament, Sky News, Al Jazeera Eng, Euronews, France 24, Russia Today HD, CNN, Bloomberg Television, NHK World HD, CNBC, CCTV News.


RTE 1 HD, RTE 2 HD,TV3,3E,TG4, UTV Ulster, UTV Ireland, TV5MONDE (French with English subtitles) BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, BBC 3 HD, BBC 4 HD, BBC NI HD, ITV HD, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC Alba, ITVBe, ITV+1, ITV2, ITV2+1, ITV3, ITV3+1, ITV4, ITV4+1, S4C Digidol, Channel 4 + 1, E4, E4 + 1, True Entertainment, More Movies, More4, More4 + 1, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 +1 5 USA, 5 USA +1, 5, 5 +1, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, CBS Reality+1, CBS Action, Horror Channel, Horror Channel+1, BET, BET+1, Pick TV, Challenge TV, Viva, Spike TV, QUEST


Film4, Film4 + 1, Movies4Men, Movies4Men +1, True Movies 1,True Movies 2


Information TV, Fashion One Food Network, Food Network+1, Travel Channel, The Active Channel


CBBC Channel, CBeebies, CITV, POP, POP Girl, Tiny Pop, Kix


Chart Show TV, The Vault, Flava, Scuzz, B4U Music, BuzMuzik, Bliss, Zing, Clubland TV Planet Pop, Vintage TV, Heart TV, Capital TV, Kiss, The Box, Heat, Smash Hits, Magic, Kerrang!

Special Interest

Psychic TV SAB TV, Inspiration TV, Daystar TV, Revelation, Islam Channel, God Channel , TBN Europe

Radio Channel List

  • RTÉ Radio 1
  • RTÉ Radio 2 FM
  • RTÉ Lyric FM
  • Raidió na Gaeltachta
  • BBC Radio 1
  • BBC 1Xtra
  • BBC Radio 2
  • BBC Radio 3
  • BBC Radio 4 FM
  • BBC Radio Five Live
  • BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra
  • BBC Radio 4 LW
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • BBC 6 Music
  • BBC Asian Network
  • BBC World Service
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • BBC Radio na Gaidheal
  • BBC Radio Wales
  • BBC Radio Cymru
  • BBC Radio Ulster
  • BBC London 94.9
  • Capital FM
  • Choice FM
  • Classic fm
  • Gold
  • XFM
  • Absolute Radio
  • Absolute 80's
  • WRN Radio
  • Jazz FM
  • Planet Rock
  • talk SPORT
  • Smooth Radio
  • Heart
  • Insight Radio
  • BFBS Radio
  • TWR Radio

Why Buy From Novatel?

All of our boxes are delivered pre-programmed, meaning you can start enjoying TV immediately without having to tune in stations. We arrange them nicely so that you have a proper listing with relevant channels sitting next to each other. We have a retail store located on the main street of Buttevant in Co. Cork we opened on October 4th 2007 and we intend on being there for many years to come, so if you do ever have any trouble with the equipment you know you can depend on us as we will always be there to take your call, we can offer you full support which many of our competitors cannot.

We're one of the known Free to Air Satellite installers in Cork. We're reputable and will stand over our warranties giving you peace of mind.

At Novatel we are specialists in the installations, repairs and service of TV Systems. Having installed TV systems into thousands of Homes & Businesses across Ireland, we truly are the experts in Television and the company that you can trust.

We specialize in Saorview, Free to Air & Android Systems.

With the explosion of our Online store and with so many of you happy to do the install for yourselves, we now deliver the equipment right to your door, all of our boxes are plug and play once you have the right equipment in place. (see below).

For those of you who wish to have an Installer do the job for you, we provide service at a very affordable cost with a very quick response time, we have a team of experienced engineers across Cork City & County who can replace broken dishes & aerials due to storm damage or general wear & tear, repair broken cables & connections, cable additional rooms or help you move home.

We are fully insured and offer you value for money with an after sales support that will not be beaten.

So if you're looking for Soarview, Freeview, Free-to-Air TV System Installation Service in Ireland, call us now at +353 22 23440