Don’t hold your breath here. Yankees and Canadians can’t even dream about it. If they want a free TV they have to steel it or watch some distorted signal of a local station on their old analog TV sets. In this site of the world you have to pay even for the commercials.
A free satellite TV and radio service from the BBC and ITV, named Freesat, was started in England Tuesday.
The new service will allow viewers to watch high-definition programming without paying for a subscription, The Times of London reported.
Instead, customers will pay a one-time fee of about $300 for a digital box, satellite dish and installation.
Viewers also must have an HD-ready television to view high-definition programs.
The report said the service will be available in 98 percent of British homes and initially will feature more than 80 television and radio channels.
It is expected to offer up to 200 channels by the end of the year, The Times said.
Way to go England !