I don’t know why YouView & FreeSat don’t merge in some way to corner the free market.Any FreeSat box could easily have an aerial or FreeView box have satellite capability. If a way to homogenise the EPG’s recordings etc and offer the apps too it could be a killer partnership.Lots of people have dishes up but no longer Sky & the aerials have FreeView.Most to all TV’s have both Satellite inputs and obviously FreeView. If a memory card, flash drive or SSD slot could be incorporated then it would work amazing for recording. The potential is there.
YouView & FreeSat are essentially just Apps piggybacking on the system to turn all the frequencies and multiplexes and LCN’s etc to a useable interface for the consumer. The “data” comes OTA over the air via an aerial then cabled to the TV or via a satellite then cabled to the TV. It isn’t easy but for those that do it it is. Both these formats are just holding the delivery of content via internet WiFi & internet 5G back for as long as possible.
My tv has 2 satellite inputs and a dual tuner FreeView for watching 1 channel & recording another.if YouView controlled the satellite via their app (instead of FreeSat) as well as the “FreeView” they could harness the content.