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Since the digital switchover in 2012, we now have access to more TV channels at home than ever before, making television one of the nation’s favourite ways to wind down after a long day.
Are you wanting to upgrade your current tv aerial and satellite set up? Don’t settle for a poor viewing experience when catching up on your favourite programmes. Simply post your job and speak to one of our tv aerial installation experts today.
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If you find that your viewing experience is often interrupted by interference, or you don’t think that your TV is picking up all the channels available to you, then you might require the services of aerial installers and satellite dish specialists.

You should expect your TV aerial to last a good 10-20 years before it needs replacing, but if you’re having problems with your TV signal before then, your aerial could have been damaged or may need realigning or moving to a location where the signal is stronger.

You might also want to install new tv aerial connections in rooms where there previously wasn’t a TV.

Signs of TV signal disruption

The signs and symptoms of television signal disruption are all too common. If you frequently find your favourite show being interrupted by pixelation, clicking noises, picture freezing, missing audio or complete loss of picture then you’re likely to be suffering from some loss of signal.

You can check the quality of the signal at your address and a full list of the channels that you should be receiving on the Digital UK website’s coverage checker, before you get an aerial engineer to take a look.

Common causes of bad television signal

If your TV picture suddenly becomes grainy or crackly then first make sure that it’s not a temporary problem caused by bad weather. During a storm, on occasion, you may experience some interference with your television’s signal. 

If you’re having problems with your television’s picture on a regular basis though, this isn’t normal. An aerial and satellite dish specialist will be able to identify the cause of the issue and resolve it for you.

Common causes of bad TV signal are:

  • Old or damaged cabling.
  • Aerial misalignment.
  • Aerial damage.
  • Physical barriers like trees or buildings.
  • External or internal signal interference from radios, mobile phones or baby monitors.
  • Interference from household devices.

What are signal boosters/amplifiers and splitters used for?

Amplifiers and splitters can be installed where appropriate during a full satellite dish or tv aerial installation, added later when required or installed to rectify an issue.

Splitters – splitters are used to connect multiple TV sets to the same aerial.

Signal boosters/amplifiers – amplifiers are used to connect multiple TV sets to the same aerial when a stronger signal is required. An amplifier or signal booster may be more appropriate when signal is being lost because the TVs being connected require a lot of cabling.

Your tv aerial installation and satellite solutions specialist will be able to advise you on whether you would benefit from a signal booster. In some instances when a splitter is in use, poor picture quality can be rectified simply by adding a signal booster rather than replacing the whole aerial.

When does my aerial or satellite dish need replacing?


Bad TV signal doesn’t always mean you need your tv aerial or satellite dish replacing. Sometimes issues can be fixed by moving something in the home to reduce interference, looking at your aerial alignment, adding a signal booster/amplifier or replacing damaged cabling.

However, your tv aerial will need to be replaced if it’s not suitable for your location or when it becomes old or damaged. Aerials and satellite dishes aren’t one-size-fits-all, and  sometimes the wrong type has been installed on a property for many years.

Tv aerial fitters and satellite installation specialists will be able to check that you have the correct equipment for your requirements.

TV aerial installation cost

The cost of a satellite dish installation or tv aerial repair can vary quite significantly dependent on a number of factors, including whether you require a replacement aerial or a new full installation.

The cost of simply replacing your aerial or dish can vary from about £50 to £140 dependent on where in the country you live, and the quality of the replacement installed.

If you require a full tv aerial installation of either an aerial or satellite dish then this is a more time consuming and costly job. You should expect to pay between £120 and £300 for a full satellite installation which will include fitting your aerial, pole, cabling and extra socket.

The variation in price for the full installation is dependent on:

  • Your location.
  • Length of aerial pole.
  • Amount of cabling required.
  • Whether amplifiers or splitters are required.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Your tv aerial fitter should be a fully qualified CAI (Confederation Aerial Industries) certified aerial installer, or be registered with the RDI-LB (Regional Digital Installer Licensing Body).

If they’re registered with one of these bodies you can rest assured that:

  • They have undergone a criminal check.
  • Are certified to work at heights.
  • Have public liability insurance (you can ask to see evidence of this).

The CAI also regularly assess members to ensure that they are delivering work of a high standard.

Planning permission for your tv aerial and satellite dishes

If you rent a property, always check with your landlord before having a tv aerial or satellite dish replaced or installed.

If the work is being carried out on a property you own, then whether you need planning permission is dependent on:

  • Whether the property is in a designated area.
  • Whether you already have multiple tv aerials on your property.
  • The size of the aerial being fitted.

Please check the full guidance on planning permission for aerial installation.

Insurance for local aerial installers

You should expect any tradesperson that you hire to be covered by public liability insurance.  Although rare, accidents can happen on the odd occasion and public liability insurance will cover any costs associated with accidental damage to your home.

Questions you should ask your aerial and satellite solutions specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • What brand of tv aerial would be installed?
  • Are they CAI certified or registered with the RDI-LB?
  • Is the work guaranteed and if so, how long does the guarantee last?
  • How long have they been trading?

2009 digital engineer of the year awarded at Birmingham town hall. Freeview aerial and satellite experts.RDI registered and 4G LTE qualified. Starlink satellite Internet installers.

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Reviewed by Ron on 9/4/2024

Very pleasant and forthcoming- everything explained.

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Mcintosh Communications

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Specialists in TV aerial, satellite dish installation and service since 1989. Also experienced with hanging flat screen Tvs and CCTV installation. Have public liability insurance. Been with Rated People over 4 years and have over 100 five star reviews from customers.

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Reviewed by Audrey on 3/5/2024

Completed details work in great timing.

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absolutedigitalservices

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Absolute Digital Services is a Manchester-based satellite and TV aerial company with over two decades of expertise. We understand the importance of fast, reliable service, so our team is committed to providing peace of mind through RDI registration, background checks and public liability insurance. Our mission is to ensure all customers have a great experience when it comes to setting up their home entertainment systems – no matter how complex or simple the job may be! We believe in taking on every challenge with an eye for detail and aim for absolute excellence in all that we do. Our vision is to become your trusted digital partner by exceeding expectations from start to finish. AERIAL & SATELLITE ENGINEERS Our Services Digital Aerial installations Satellite Installs Starlink Installs DAB installs Multi-room HDMI distribution Telephone points Cable tidies TV wall mounting Minor electrics Repairs Poor reception specialists Sky problem cases We cover all areas across Manchester, Lancashire & Cheshire

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Reviewed by Michael on 28/2/2024

Just over 2 hours from phone call to job done. Fantastic

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JASON NEALE

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Thank you for looking at my site, Although i am new to rated people, i have over 20 years of aerials installation experience. I install & repair aerial and satellite systems, CCTV and alarm systems, Wall mount TVs and install/repair network cabling.

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Reviewed by M on 10/5/2024

Charged what quoted for my Starlink installation on chimney. Shared his knowledge and warned me about other companies overcharging for this kinda work.

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Tv Tonys

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

we are a tv aerial satellite cctv and alarm specialist with over 42 years experience,with over 1 million satisfied customers. All our customers receive a twenty year guarantee. installations are not covered by storm damage

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Reviewed by John on 14/2/2024

Not correct. A new dish and lnb was the quote.

Fully insured aerial satellite and door entry company with over 20 years experience in the trade. Our work is carried out to a high quality with the customers needs always a priority.

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Reviewed by Lauren on 23/3/2024

Thank you Craig. From posting the job, to Craig installing a new door entry intercom took 2.5 hrs, absolutely excellent. Very tidy work, clear pricing, polite and friendly, would recommend.

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Lothian communications

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Lothian Communications offers a first class, one stop service for everything Sky, Freesat, Freeview, Aerial and Satellite. Phone, Broadband, Data and TV Wall Hanging services. Cable management solutions. Keeping you in the picture since 2005.

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Reviewed by JAMIE on 16/1/2024
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eclipse roofing

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Local Business , Over 35 years experience , All Work Guaranteed , No Job Too Small , No Job Too Big , Call Now For A No Obligation Quotation . Photographic Reports Provided

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Reviewed by Conor on 12/1/2024

Great job from Allan. He was in touch and available same day. Job was completed the next day. Quick and reliable service, great communication. Would recommend.

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ALL MARK-ALL TECH

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

We are a small family run business. Principle engineer Mark has over twenty years experience in leading media companies. Our services include: CCTV, Aerial's, Sky, Networking and phone lines. We provide excellent customer service and quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Lee on 5/3/2024

Great job, managed to get me up and running quickly. Will invite back for more work! Thanks for the help today appreciated!

We pride ourselves in offering an outstanding service, friendly yet professional, carrying out all work to a higher standard whilst being competitive. Some of the services we offer are: CCTV Installation and Service, TV wall mount and Set Up, Aerial installation and Service, AV Installation, Satellite installation and Service(Sky+,SkyQ, Freesat, Foreign satellites), Data cabling(cat5e,cat6e,cat7e), Access Points(Broadband optimisation)

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Reviewed by tony on 15/2/2024
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apj digital

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

We are a Family run company based between the Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield area, serving the Midlands, and beyond for larger projects. With 20 years experience, we specialise in aerial and satellite systems, audio visual installs, wall mounts (concealed cables) and data networks. We are authorised and official contracted installers for Richer Sounds, and are proud to be trusted to carry out installs for their customers We can extend and/or install WiFi and 4g in areas that you cannot obtain signal, or need your own network for working at home etc, ideal for summer houses, barn conversions, warehouse units/offices etc We, along with our friends at J.R carpentry and property maintenance design, build and install bespoke media walls. With Andrew’s 20+ years experience in audio visual, and Jules’ 30+ years in carpentry, we work together to provide the best package for you and together combine our skills making us hard to beat. And for people who love their technology and detail in systems, we design and install home cinema rooms. CCTV is a popular service we offer. Choosing the right system can be a bit of a minefield, with so many options on the market. We are members of the CPD organisation, meaning that we are industry recognised professional installers, and certify our work which home and business insurance companies acredit. Both Hikvision and Dahua certified associates.

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Reviewed by Paul on 20/6/2023

Quick, friendly and good value. Thanks Andy

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GP Digital Services

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

GP Digital Services Ltd is a family-run, customer-centred AV & Security firm based in Glasgow. GP Digital Services Ltd has over 25 years’ experience in audio visual installation and TV technology. We are to proud offer a service in security systems such as CCTV and alarm installations whilst we cover a wide variety of technology, coming from a background of electronic repair and installation.

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Reviewed by Dan on 23/4/2024

Graham and JP were brilliant from start to finish and beyond. They were merticulous with the install, looked after all our needs and i would recommend them 100% anytime. Until the next project. Thanks again lads. Truely appreciated.

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MRFIXIT

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Roof Repair Electrician BT Engineer Sky TV Engineer Virgin Engineer Aerial TV Engineer Cat5e/6 Engineer.

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Reviewed by Chris on 14/5/2024

Mark was excellent, quick, professional and very friendly. 100% would use again

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RD Electrical

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Domestic Electrician in Bristol Covering a wide variety of work including jobs as small as a socket change, to a full house Re-wire fully tested and certified Specialising In: Bespoke LED lighting EV Points (Car Chargers) Full Camera Systems

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Reviewed by Chris on 25/3/2024

Excellent service, great quality work, and friendly. Highly recommended.

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TAKE CHARGE LTD

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Looking for Domestic Electrical and Handyman Services? We offer excellent quality workmanship and a polite, friendly service. Small and large jobs considered, we also have access equipment for working at height. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a quote.

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Reviewed by Paul on 3/4/2023

Mathew is one of the nicest trades people that I have dealt with. He did exactly what I wanted doing and I would recommend him highly.

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New Vision Aerials

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

we are local Aerial, CCTV, Satellite installation business, Our services include the following. •Digital tv aerial installation and repairs •Satellite installation for sky/skyQ •TV wall mounting •Wifi networks •CCTV installation and maintenance •Domestic Electrical installations •T.V MEDIA WALLS

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Reviewed by Barbara on 6/6/2023

Daniel initially fixed my aerial problem in Feb 22. The signal went in August. I have been trying to get him to repair it ever since. (June 23) Months later i got someone else to repair it. Daniel then offered to come out (again). I told him I had got it repaired and asked him for some money back. He said if I took the bad review down he would let me have it . I did take the review down and have still not received any money. So the bad review is back. From a very angry pensioner

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AV & Security Scotland

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

I've worked in the TV and security industry for nearly 10 years. I'm a security specialist who can advise, supply and install CCTV and alarm systems. My original background is an aerial/satellite installer and provide services to maintain/install aerials and satellites, TV wall-mounting, HDTV distribution and internet distribution. What I do best is tailor your system to your needs.

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Reviewed by denis on 4/3/2024

very tidy and clean worker very efficient and good at his job very happy with him and would him hire again

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Paul Meredith

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

EST.1970. We are a family-run TV aerial company that has evolved alongside technology providing solutions for Freeview and Freesat, Wi-Fi and Internet solutions, tv wall mounting and CCTV-SECURITY installations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/6/2023

Great service. Quick and a good job done. Recommended!

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IVZ Roofing

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Top quality Roofers with over 50 years experience combined in tiled roofs , slates , lead work flat roofs , , all minor repairs welcome,also gutter servicing fantastic prices but most importantly good quality finishes, which are hard to come by these days pls call, (public liability insurance free quotes!

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Reviewed by Terry on 12/5/2024

Extremely good and competent service. Thoroughly polite, reliable and professional. Wholeheartedly recommend Eron

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Page Developments

Aerial & Satellite Dish Installation

Page Developments undertake all aspects of building work, renovations and property maintenance across Cheshire.

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Reviewed by Ben on 7/5/2024

Cannot fault the work Jack and Ben put in. Transformed a very tired garden into a modern oasis. They worked with us every step of the way to make sure it was exactly as we wanted. They went the extra mile at every stage. We are very very pleased with the end result. Highly recommended!

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