UK ‘Pirates’ Most Watched Channels “Are Free-to-Air”

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UK ‘Pirates’ Most Watched Channels “Are Free-to-Air”

The UK public is one of the most pirated users in the world. Pirating TV Content from Countries such as the USA and Other European countries. But studies have shown recently that theres more people from the UK that tend to watch Free To Air Television than any other channel. Here in the UK, we have so many options available such as services which include (Freesat via a dish) and (Free View via a TV antenna), some of these services don’t require any extra box because most do come built-in via your TV set.

The UK TV License

In the UK millions of people have to buy a TV License to view TV Signals into the home by the UK Law. If we have a color TV then it will cost £154.50 per year and for a black and white picture, it will cost £52. Freesat and Free View have the ability to watch hundreds of free channels without the need to subscribe to any other service. Those that try and avoid paying the license fee still have full access and can still receive them, but just not legally.

Pirate IPTV providers

People who subscribe to an unofficial IPTV Service can gain access to hundreds of premium channels and thousands of channels from all over the world at a very low cost compared to services here in the UK such as Sky TV and Virgin Media. This can save many of hundreds of pounds over the year.

According to TorrentFreak

A UK based IPTV provider has informed torrent freak that even though having thousands of channels to watch at a really low cost is attractive, his subscribers watch Free-to-Air TV the most.

Top 10 most-watched channels on the service Include

BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 bearing in mind every single channel can be watched for free (license permitting) via satellite or antenna.TorrentFreak was also able to review data from a few weeks ago that list the most watch channels.

Most-Viewed Channels

  1. ITV HD with just over 16%Free To Air
  2. BBC1 HD in second place with close to 13%
  3. National Geographic just under 10% (non-free to air channel)
  4. Channel 4 HD

Why Such An Interest In Channels Already Covered By a TV license And Free-To-Air?

The IPTV provider gave its subscribers a poll and got some interesting responders from it.

The Biggest Complaint Included

  • Not being able to get a good enough signal.

The digital Freeview service is available to 98% of parts of the UK but evidence suggests that many are left with a poor signal and breakups of picture quality meaning some channels can be limited and some have no service at all.

(Freesat via a dish) can normally overcome these issues but some TV sets don’t come with a built-in tuner and an outside satellite dish must be installed. Depending on where you live it can be very difficult to get permission to have a satellite dish outside because this can depend if you own your own home or rent.

Why People Choose To Watch There Channel Via A IPTV services

IPTV services only need a broadband connection and a cheap subscription, no external equipment (satellite dishes, antenna, or tuners) required. The Free-To-Air channels can be provided in Full HD quality and provide a much better user experience if you compare it to services such as the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5.