Saturday, March 24, 2018

2018 Free To Air - Latest frequencies for available FTA Channels on your Satellite Receiver

fta (free to air)

In these new article, I will be writing about (FTA) which stands for Free to Air. Unlike other television decoder services, such as DSTV and GOTV, FTA satellites don’t come with a subscription prices.

All you have to do is to pay once for the equipment and the installation, and that’s it! Another benefit of choosing to watch free-to-air channels is that they don’t require multiple decoders. With the right knowledge, you can watch numerous satellites with just one.

The type of FTA channels you will locate depends on the size of the dish you have and also in the direction it’s pointed at. If you want to receive a bigger number of channels, we recommend using a larger dish (at least 1.8 m) with a C-band.

Just keep in mind, that most channels you will get may not be particularly exciting. But if you take into account that you only pay once and have such a broad choice, it’s definitely worth it. Especially, if you factor in that the number of free to air channels increases by the month.

Requirements for FTA satellite tracking:

  1. Money for the equipment; A
  2.  Satellite Dish;
  3. KU Band LNBF;
  4. A Decoder;

Radio Frequency cables and codes.

Installing the Satellite is easy and straightforward. These can be done using specifically the manual that comes with the equipment. Although getting all the channels you want requires practice or a professional installer.

As we mentioned above, if you live in Nigeria and you have either a 0.6-0.9 or a 1.8 m dish, and a proper decoder, you can gain access to top-quality television packages. Here’s a list of the latest free to air satellites that will broaden your choice of channels:
  • Mega Choice at 29/30° East TP: 11294 H: 45000 Dish: 1 m
  • Multi TV (Astra2F) at 28.2°, 28.5° and 26° East TP: 11595 H: 30000 Dish: 1 m
  • Hotbird at 13° East TP:11541 H:22000 Dish: 3m   
  • AFN at 9° East TP: 11804 H: 27500 Dish: 1 m
  •  Eutelsat at 36° East TP: 12245 H: 27500
  • Eutelsat at 7° East TP: 11599 H: 27500 Dish: 1 m
  • Eutelsat at 15° East Dish: 0.9 m
  • Sirius 4 at 5° East Dish: 0.9 m
  • Intelsat 20 at 68.5° East TP: 12633 H: 16166 Dish: 0.6 m
  • Intelsat 7 at 68.5° East TP: 12722 H: 26657 Dish: 0.6 m
  • Ses at 4.8° East TP: 12014 H: 30000 Dish: 0.6 m (0.9 m recommended)
  • NSS7 at 22° West TP: 10986 H: 30000 Dish: 0.6 m

Price for Strong Decoders Online;


How to Track NigcomSat 1R @42.5E FTA


Whether you are using Strong or any other variant of decoder, you can receive channels on NigcomSat 1R with a 60cm dish or a wider dish; like DSTV’s 90cm type, 1m or 1.8m dish and above.  All boils down to your location in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Some Nigerian based channels have also started transmitting via NigcomSat 1R @42. 5 like TV News, Rayuwa TV, Peoples TV and a host of others. We also expect more channels in the long run. Since, the whole thing is still on a test phase, reception of TV stations may become unstable thereby making first time tracking difficult. Read on for more details on tracking, frequencies and channels.

Frequencies to Track NigcomSat 1R @42.5E FTA


  1. 12518H/29500 (Base Frequency)
  2. 12627H/29500
  3. 12612H/29500

NigcomSat 1R @42.5E FTA Channel List

1.      TVC News Nigeria
2.      TVC Entertainment
3.      Kids Zone
4.      Peoples TV
5.      Movie African Television
6.      MHQ
7.      Rayuwa TV
8.      AREWA 24
9.      Beats Plus
10.  Music 24
11.  Brekete TV
12.  Money Mart Tv
13.  New World Cinema
14.  TFM Senegal
15.  Ole TFM
16.  SilverBird
17.  Wazobia
18.  Trybe
19.  Spice TV
20.   DBS TV
21.   Dieu TV
22.   LoveWorld Plus
23.   La Beninoise TV
24.   La Chreteinne TV
25.  Uniafrica TV
26.   Untouchable Tv
27.  Dbs Tv
28.   Rov Tv
29.   Cgtn
30.  New World Sport 1
31.   Dbs Tv
32.   Amazing Discovery Tv
33.  New Generation Tv
34.   Qtv Senegal
35.  Artv Kano
36.  Cash Chrono Tv
37.   Last Hour Tv
38.  Preach TV
39.  Tvt Togo
40.  Gnf Tv
41.   Rcg Tv
42.  Acbn Tv
43.  Ezekiel Tv

Latest Channel list from Nigcomsat 1R:


  • TVC NEWS NIGERIA
  • TVC Entertainment
  • Movies African
  • NTA Maiduguri
  • Kids Zone
  • On Max 211
  • Beats Plus
  • PeoplesTV
  • Music24
  • Manara TV
  • MHQ
  • Rayuwa AVC
  • Silverbird 203
  • France 24
  • Play TV
  • Arewa 24
  • Wazobia Max
  • Soundcity 212
  • LTV
  • Emerald TV
  • MiTV_NaijaFM 202
  • Wazobia_WazobiaFM 2
  • Trybe 208
  • Spice TV 209
  • Televista 210
  • MTV Base Africa
  • Fox News
  • FLN
  • Fox News
  • FLN
  • Fox Life
  • Pop Africa
  • Child Smile
  • Baby TV
  • ARTV AVC
  • MiTV-NaijaFM 202
  • France 24
  • Movies 24
  • Spice TV 209
  • Preach tV
  • ACBN TV
  • BCS TV (StarCross)
  • MFM TV
  • Lumin Christi
  • Untouchable TV
  • Dunamis TV
  • FiTV Network

The most interesting and Entertaining channel and tracking codes are

The MultiTV (Astra2F) and Amos (Eutelsat16A) satellites.

The expanding CWG platform situated on the ASTRA 2F satellite can be found at 28.2° East. It already has an interesting collection of options, and by the end of the year, it will become the place to be for FTA TV.

Here are just some of the channels included on this satellite – Star TV, ITV, EATV, Channel Ten, Star Music, France 24 English, Emmanuel TV, Star Movies +, Sky Vision etc. Amos (ABS) includes some of the best TV programs available to date.

Channels that can be found here include Wap TV, TVC Entertainment, Channels TV, Starmovies, African Movie Net etc.

Eutelsat 7A mostly consists of Aftican channels and is mainly running Nolywood film strips. Intelsat7 satellite contains over a hundred Christian channels, and all of them are free.

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