TNTSAT satellite TV service offers the French version of the Freesat service in the UK.
It transmits all of the French national digital TV channels.
The TNTSAT service enables households that cannot receive signals from terrestrial transmitters to receive TV. It offers French TV viewers the full range of French digital terrestrial free-TV channels. TNTSAT uses the Astra 1 group of satellites at 19.2°degrees east of south, which covers 100 percent of France. Around 1.5 million people, representing five percent of the French population cannot receive digital terrestrial TV services.
The TNTSAT package will provide the 19 French TV channels that are considered as the ‘mainstream’ television channels in France & if you have a TNTSAT HD receiver then 4 channels are also available in HD.
The channels are broadcast “Free to View” but you require a viewing card to watch them as the channels are encrypted. TNTSAT receivers come with a viewing card which is valid for 4 years from the date of activation. No monthly subscription fees are payable.
Standard definition channels
TF1, FRANCE 2, FRANCE 3, FRANCE 4, FRANCE 5, M6, ARTE, FRANCE O, DIRECT 8, W9, TMC, NT1, NRJ, LCP, BFM, ITELE, EUROPE TV, GULLE, TV5 MONDE
TF1 HD, FRANCE 2 HD, M6 HD, ARTE HD
An alternative to TNTSat is FranSat which broadcasts the same free channels on a different satellite group. TNTSat and FranSat boxes are different and not interchangeable.