MAC Aerials and Satellites are pleased to announce that we now provide installation and setup for the new YouView service. YouView uses home broadband to provide TV channels and on demand services however there are still some areas in the South East that require infrastructure upgrades. It is reccommended that individuals need a minimum Broadband connection speed of 3Mbps. It is therefore recommended that you check whether you are eligible to receive YouView.

What is YouView?
YouView requires a Freeview TV aerial to receive an on demand service with the same channel line up as Freeview HD. You also have the option to pay a monthly subscription to receive extra channels such as Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4 through subscribing to TalkTalk and their broadband package. Presuming you have a Digital TV aerial YouView requires no drilling or messy installation.

What ‘On Demand’ services are available?

  • BBC Iplayer
  • ITV Player
  • 4OD
  • Demand 5

Important points to note

  • YouView can be demanding on your Broadband so check with your Internet Service Provider that there is a large data allowance.
  • YouView will work on your old TV set however you will not be able to make full use of the HD channels available.
  • The box doesn’t have inbuilt WiFi so you will need to plug it into your router or use your power sockets as a way of transporting data from point to point.
  • YouView will only work with one TV so you will need more than one box if you wish to have YouView in more rooms.


For more information please contact us on +44 (0) 1908 632 082.