Satellite Installations

The French House offers the following installation services:

Subscription Packages

Contrary to what you may believe, your existing or new satellite subscription packages will work the same in France, although a larger dish will usually be required. However, please be aware that we do not arrange viewing cards or sell SKY digiboxes. We can though offer advice in this regard, so please feel to ask if you have any questions.

English Free to Air (Astra2)

Almost any digital receiver will suffice with no need for a subscription. On this basis you can receive all the BBC TV channels (1 to 4) and their regional variations, the same for ITV channels, channel 4, Five, More4, E4, Film4 and many others. Channels such as SKY News are also available as well as other UK TV channels and numerous UK radio channels. 

Alternatively, you may prefer the more user freindly Freesat service. Whilst still offering most of the same channels as above, the additional benefit of a Freesat receiver is that it comes with an 8-day TV guide, red button services and does not need to be updated when 'behind the scenes' frequency changes take place.


TNTSAT (Astra 1) & Fransat (Eutelsat 5)

20 digital French language channels. A considerably better system than the old analogue one and with far more variety. Carries the main 5 national channels (including the regional France 3 of your choice) and is also able to receive all other un-encrypted channels broadcast from the Astra1 or Eutelsat 5 satellite. 

Other Channels and Services

Please contact us with your requirements.

Our Installations

All our installations are carried out personally and waiting times for installations are kept to a minimum where possible. Under normal circumstances, we can usually install within 10 days of your request. The majority of our equipment is French and is supplied by one of the largest makers of satellite TV equipment in France.

A standard 'full installation' consists of the following equipment: 

  • A 65cm professional quality satellite dish aligned to the satellite of your choice   
  • A right angled wall bracket and all required fixings (though other bracket types are available)
  • High-quality 17 VATc cable (as much as is required)
  • A digital satellite receiver of your choice (pre-agreed)
  • Set up and demonstration.

  • When ordering an installation, we would be grateful if you could ascertain if you have wall with a clear aspect to the South/South East as this is where the dish will normally be mounted.

    We also offer to install your own pre-purchased equipment, but naturally, offer no equipment guarantees under such circumstances.

    For further information you can e-mail or phone: 00 33 (0) 5 55 68 15