Apologies for a verrrrry long delay in response, lost my log-in details
Managed to get a Saorview TV and a Freesat box, so I have all the channels I need without monthly bills.
I live in a border area so on the aerial we received BBC1, BBC2, UTV and Channel 4, but reception was getting worse and worse. Plus, the digital switchover in the UK too means we wouldn't have them for much longer.
I would recommend Freesat, has perfect signals and all the English channels, including ITV2, 3 and 4, More4, E4 etc. Some weird ones too though...
Thanks for all the replies