Comet, Currys and John Lewis have been awarded
exclusive rights to sell and install FREESAT Receivers
and Satellite Dishes for the first six months after the official
launch date sometime mid May 2008.
Many retailers are voicing their concerns that distribution of
FREESAT TV may not be trouble free as John Lewis has 26 Stores
only with none in Wales or Ireland although they do have an excellent
online shopping system.
One of the main worries being moted is the fact that many areas that
can not recieve Freeview is in the same areas that the above johnlewis.com and
the Dixon Group do not have any retail outlets nearby and this would
only leave internet online FREESAT TV Sales and only if they had internet access.
This also raises the question about organising instalations, if one orders online
and he stays in the Western Isles of Scotland in a very remote place it is going
to be very difficult to plan and organise the said install to the very people
FREESAT TV was really meant for!