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Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by theroohster, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. theroohster

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    Hi,
    my girlfriends parents cancelled their SKY subscription last year.
    Is there any way they can get any of the "free" channels through their SKY dish and digibox? Will they need any sort of card for this?
    Thanks
     
  2. uk_jih

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    If the have a V2 sky card (With a house on the front) they will also get ITV and CH4.

    Found this on Ebay earlier today for a colleague:

    Free to Air channels you can view,( No Card needed ) include:
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    ( The 3 Numbers after the Channel are the EPG Guide )
    All BBC1 regions, All BBC2 regions, BBC Three 115, BBC Four 116, CBBC 616, Cbeebies 617,
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    Sports Channels include,
    Motors TV 416, Extreme Sports 422, Overload 208, Friendly TV,*( Sports and Selling ) 268, Game in TV ( Sports ) 283, Golf Channel 429, I Sports TV 431.
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    Music Channels include,
    Chart Show TV 455, Video Vault 456, Classic FM TV 464, Channel U 467, Performance (Some Music Performances and TV Shopping ) 256, POP 619, POP Plus ( Cartoons and music ) 620. ATN and General 827,
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    News Channels include,
    Sky News 501, BBC News 24 507, CNN 513, ITV News 525, Euro News 528.
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    General Interest Channels include,
    S4C 184, S4C2 519,* Life TV ( Films+ ) 202, Fashion TV 220, Game Network 223, You Tv 229, Avago 235, BEN 238, Reality TV 241, Classics TV/MBE ( Some Films ) 247, Performance* (Some Music Performances and TV Shopping ) 256, Rapture TV ( Some Sports and General ) 265, Friendly TV ( Sports and Selling ) 268, ACTV ( Films and General ) 271, LiveTV ( General ) 274, Nation277. ( Gameing Live Show ) 277, Jobs TV 683, Community 684, Open Access 687,* GayDate TV 688, BBC Parliament 508, Dating Channel 685, Txt me 686, Chat Box 690,Information TV 692,* Create and Craft 695, Exchange and Mart TV 696, Broadband TV 698,*
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    Ethnic Channels include,*
    PCNE Chinese 805, mta - muslim tv 807, Abu Dhabi TV 824, CCTV-9( Chinese) 534. Star News 803, Vectone urdu 828, SAB TV 829, Record TV 830, Vectone India 831, Vectone Tamil 832, Vectone Bangla 833, Obe ( Shopping, African and Religion ) 280.
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    ************************ *************************** Religious Channels include,
    GOD Channel 671, GOD 2 672, Wonderful 673, TBN Europe 674, Revelation 676, UCB TV 677.
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    Travel Channels include,
    TV Travel Shop 631, Travel Deals Direct 638, Thomas Cook 648, Going Places TV 669, Travel Channel 181, Travel Channel 2 632, Teletext Holidays 697.*
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    Shopping Channels include,
    QVC 630, Ideal World 635, Screenshop 662, Shop America 637, Simply Shop 639, Best Direct 640, Best Direct+ 650, Simply Home 641,* Entertainment 642, Simply Ideas 643, TV Warehouse 658, Bid-up.tv 647, Auction World 651, Shop on TV 652, Thane Direct 655, Shop Smart 656, TV Warehouse 644, Shop 24/7 659, TV Shop 634, Yes 661, JML Direct 664, Factory Outlet 646, Hollywood TV 292, price-drop tv 636, TelSel 649, Stop + Shop 660, FO2 663, Shopping Word 666, Vitality 667, FO3 670.
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    Also Radio Channels including
    BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4FW, BBC Radio 4 LW, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Asian Network, BBC World Service, BBC W/S Extra, BBC Radio Cymru, RTE Radio 1 BBC Six Music, 1xtra BBC, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal.*
    Classic FM, Virgin Radio, Classic Gold, The Storm, Planet Rock, Core, Capital Gold, XFM, WRN EuroMax, Premier, Heart, UCB Europe, Cross Rhythm, One Word, Solar Radio, Panjab Radio, Prime Time, Sunrise Radio, talkGOSPEL, Total Rock, UCB Inspirational, The Mix, TWR, UCB Bible, UCB Talk, , SBN, Club Asia, Real Radio, EWTN, Sukh Sagar, Asian Gold, Gaydar Radio, Family Radio, Apna Radio, 2FM, Lyric Fm,R na G, Jazz FM, Akash Radio, , Galaxy FM, BBC 7, Mean Country, Century FM, Capital FM .
     
  3. theroohster

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    Not sure what type of card they have.
    If it's not a V2, what happens then?
    If they just take the card out, surely they'll get the message "please insert viewing card"?
     
  4. Starburst

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    If they no longer subscribe the card is only useful for viewing ITV1, CH4 and Five on Dsat.
    If they can watch those channels with the card inserted then it's a version 2 SKY FTV card. The FTA (Free To Air) channels on Dsat do not need any smartcard in the slot to be viewed.
     
  5. theroohster

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    Thanks,
    I'll give it a go this weekend - didn't want to promise them they could get all the free channels if it wasn't going to work.
     
  6. Mr Hat

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    It they want to get a V2 card, all they need to do is resubscribe to Sky. Assuming they have subscribed in the past and got their compulsary 12 months over with, they can resub for just a month or two at the minimum package. Sky will send them a new V2 card, and when they cancel the Sky package, the card will still get the FTV channels.
     
  7. theroohster

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    Thanks Mr Hat
    (give my regards to Mr Garrison!)
     

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