I have used Freesat since last December. It gives you the Freeview channels plus a few of the more minor Sky channels. However, I was told at the time that it was a limited offer, basically another way of getting more Sky customers who might eventually sign up to the subscription packages. I heard recently that Sky and the other broadcasters were planning to (re)launch this product. Judging by how it was described, it will be exactly the same as the original Freesat, but was talked about as if it was a totally new idea! Maybe you can sign up to that when it becomes available. As I say, the Freesat package as it was last December may not be available now.