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Is there a way to watch satellite channels on PC for free? I am talking about some specific free-to-air channels.

I have technical details like satellite, band, transpoder Number, Downlink frequency etc. of the channel.

Is there a way I could translate all of this to watch this channel on PC, using some software or webapp?

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closed as off topic by Troggy Aug 16 '11 at 12:46

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in order to receive satellite signals and watch free-to-air channels, you need

  • A satellite dish (...)
  • A satellite capable TV card for your PC (something like this)

The TV cards mostly come with software to browse free channels and also record video.

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yes, but I thought there might be a webapp that has a dish and once I tell it the channel info, it simply streams the channel using its own dish. What I am saying is not technically impossible. – TPR Aug 16 '11 at 9:00
Maybe so, but I'm not sure if this is legally possible. If you're looking for a web app, this is not the place to ask anyway. – slhck Aug 16 '11 at 9:07
feel free to delete this q if you have mod powers. – TPR Aug 16 '11 at 9:15
You could ask about a specific web app on Web Applications, but I can't promise anything. – slhck Aug 16 '11 at 10:15
well, I did and they closed the question indicating it's off-topic?! – TPR Aug 16 '11 at 23:58

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