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Denoting or relating to television programs broadcast on standard public or commercial networks, as opposed to subscription satellite or cable.
- ‘The pay channels were switched off yesterday, and only the free-to-air channels were still broadcasting today.’
- ‘National free-to-air television and radio covered the finals live in prime time with cable TV covering all the heats.’
- ‘He spoke of the impending death of free-to-air television as it operated an outdated business model.’
- ‘We see that difficulty in the changes in what is now available on free-to-air TV programmes.’
- ‘Have the free-to-air networks been providing enough coverage for you, or have you found yourself turning to cable news channels?’
- ‘Many of the channels in the standard Sky package are free-to-air.’
- ‘Primarily a free-to-air service, there is some pay-to-view content.’
- ‘On free-to-air television, the coverage of the major Australian and overseas sports and sports events is extensive.’
- ‘And so we have regulations which, for example, ensure a certain amount of locally made programs are broadcast on free-to-air TV.’
- ‘This means that no single broadcaster will have exclusive rights, and the rights must be divided between satellite and free-to-air providers.’
- ‘The pay channels were switched off at 7am today, and only the free-to-air channels were still broadcasting.’
- ‘The reality is that the free-to-air broadcasters are serving a mass audience.’
- ‘However, while free-to-air television is certainly widely available, cable television's distribution is somewhat more limited.’
- ‘There is also concern that once a film gets main-stream cinema release, it will be available for screening on free-to-air TV.’
- ‘For up to 48 hours after the event, all free-to-air television stations in Australia switched their programming to coverage of the disaster.’
- ‘You mentioned drama and documentary, and they will be still maintained in the reservation we have in free-to-air television.’
- ‘However, there is clear public concern about the failure of free-to-air broadcasters to show key events.’
- ‘I'll borrow books from the library and friends, and maybe even watch free-to-air television.’
- ‘To get both free-to-air and digital services on the one network, multi-channelling needs to go ahead.’
- ‘If set-top boxes prove to be too expensive viewers will stick with free-to-air channels.’
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