By Bob Rankin
Can I Really Get Free Satellite TV on my PC?
Everything I’ve read about this type of thing tells me it’s a scam, or at least a waste of money. The software you get for your forty bucks is nothing more than a menu of free online television broadcasts. Most of the stations listed are foreign, and the list contains many entries that are obsolete or do not work.
If you’re considering buying a software package named “PC Satellite TV”, “Satellite TV Elite”, “Satellite TV on PC”, “Satellite TV for PC Elite Edition”, “TV on PC Elite”, “Digital TV 4 PC” or anything similar… they are ALL THE SAME type of scamware. You will pay $40 and in return you’ll get a crappy software program that does NOT deliver what it promises. You WILL NOT get any premium or pay-per-view channels for free. The only thing these packages offer is links to online video sites that you could find for free with a quick search on Google or Yahoo.
Sorry, but there’s no way to turn your PC into a satellite dish and get free HBO or MTV. But there is some good news… You CAN get lots of free satellite television programming on your TV, if you have a satellite dish and a “free-to-air” satellite receiver box. My companion article Free Satellite TV explains it all in detail.
You can also use your internet-connected computer to tune into a huge number of free television broadcasts. You can watch SOME programs from the BBC News, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, ESPN, and other broadcasts from around the world. I suggest that you first go to the official website of the TV station or broadcast that you’d like to watch and look for a link to view live or recent broadcasts.
Here are some links to popular TV network websites:
If you don’t see what you want there, try one of these sites that aggregate content from various video and TV sites across the Internet:
Exposing the “free satellite tv on pc” scam has not made me popular with some people.