What do I need to receive Christian channels via Satellite in Australia?

In Australia, the most popular Christian channels are received mainly on the Optus D2 satellite.

The majority of these channels run unencrypted or FTA (Free to air).

In terms of a satellite dish, the best suited for most houses is the Ku offset satellite dish, (85cm is the most common size) and a 10700 lnb. The set up for Christian TV is very similar to VAST TV & Foxtel but the transmissions come from a different satellite which is located slightly to the west of Optus C1/D3.

To access the Christian channels, you will need a Free to air (FTA) satellite decoder.  Many transmissions are changing to Mpeg-4, so we recommend purchasing a Mpeg2-Mpeg4 ready satellite decoders.