It does suggest they’re adding more Channel 4/All4 content to Sky’s catalogue rather than just plonking the All4 app onto SkyQ - fingers crossed that means some more UHD content alongside those shows they quietly upgraded in recent months.
This is where Sky is going these days it wasn’t so long ago that every time C4 got a new show up and running Sky would throw money at it and it would be gobbled up now they seem to realise that they both have the same problem namely the streaming giants
Nope. SKY have no exclusity rights as far as Channel 4 HD are concerned and you can access it via other service providers such as Freeview and Virgin Media. The issue with Freesat not having CH4 HD is one caused by Freesat themselves
Freesat decided to significantly levy the carriage fees charged to to Channel 4 . So channel 4 decided to pull the plug on provision of CH4 HD and their All 4 service from the platform.
CH4 HD isn't behind a paywall and can be accessed for free via Freeview.
Purchasing an old SkyHD box will resolve your issue of not accessing CH4 HD. That's what I do and I know you still have to pay for the pause live tv/recording features if you wish to use them, but as their system is one of the best on the market and its only a nominal fee of £10 PM. But whether you feel its worth it is one that only you can make
As for Sky, I've moved over to more streaming services as I hate watching adverts all the time and found that after four months, I haven't missed it or any of the other HD channels which Sky offer as they're almost all available on services I have
My Sky F1 offer has finished at £10 a month, tried to get another deal but nothing. They want to charge me £18 a month so I cancelled F1, movie's, & kids and saved £33 a month.
Back to Channel 4 for the F1 highlights.