Meaning : Free to air
Category : Telecommunications
Sub Category : Radio & TV
What does FTA mean or stand for ?
FTA are TV are radio channels and stations that can be received for free without paying a subscription.These are usually government and public channels that are transmitted on radio waves on a particular frequency.
They have substations that relays these signals and each sub station can cover a radius of a certain area only.This is mainly for local transmission and not across oceans or seas.
In comparison,satellite tv,internet digital video or cable tv is run by big commercial corporations who charge monthly fees for a huge range of premium channels.