There are many free to air channels available in North America on satellites such as Galaxy 10R, AMC4, Telstar 5, AMC3, etc. These channels are from the USA and from around the world. See http://www.lyngsat.com/america.shtml for a complete listing of what is available.
Some channels listed are DVB FTA ( Free-To-Air ) and some are encrypted (Pay TV). Note that these lists can become out of date quickly as frequencies and channels change often. With an FTA system you can only watch the unscrambled clear DVB channels with an F. Other scrambled channels are not free and require a subscription from their provider.
DISCLAIMER: The free to air channels presented on this site are samples of the free-to-air (clear and un-encrypted) channels available on North American satellites today. Some of the channels may require a dish bigger than 30″ and/or an HH Motor. We don’t claim or guarantee that these channels will remain free to air for any period of time. Some of these channels may go off the air at some point or become encrypted and new channels may show up. The list on this site reflects what is available to our knowledge. One of the best pages to check all available satellite channels and their frequencies is www.lyngsat.com