Some of the developments on the OFNL network have a ‘communal satellite’ installed. If this is the case, you do not need an individual dish installed on your property – instead, a communal satellite dish and aerials are mounted in a central location, serving all the homes on your development. This is known as a Fibre Integrated Reception System (FIRS) and uses the same fibre optic cables your broadband runs through.

This video explains how the communal satellite system works, including the in home equipment which enables you to watch TV.

Gateway Terminal Unit (GTU)

A grey ONT box with the OFNL logo on it.

Gateway Terminal Unit (GTU)

You will already have a Gateway Terminal Unit (GTU) installed in your home. This enables you to receive Sky or terrestrial Freeview services.

You do not need your own Sky dish or aerial to receive TV. Your GTU and FIRS are supplied and managed by OFNL

The GTU is connected via in home cabling to the aerial sockets in your home. From here you can connect to a set top box, or a digital ready TV or radio.

The green DC light on your GTU should be illuminated. If it isn’t, this indicates there is no power being received. If you are having issues with your TV services, please use our troubleshooting diagnostic tool to get you back up and running.

Troubleshoot TV issues

Aerial sockets

A TV aerial socket.

Aerial sockets

Within your home you will have a socket with various outputs.

  • For Freeview, connect your TV or Freeview set top box to the TV terrestrial output
  • For Freesat or Sky, connect the Set Top Box to satellite receiver output 1 or 2
  • For radio, connect your device to the DAB radio aerial output

If you have any issues with your TV services or GTU, firstly check your internal wiring. If this doesn’t solve the problem, call OFNL on 02921 678550.

Download our Communal Satellite Guide