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Sky v Freeview

Discussion in 'Sky Digital TV Forum' started by joxster, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. joxster

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    Downstairs I have Sky box and Card receiving the FTA channels, and upstairs I have a Freeview box. But the channel selection is different (apart from the obvious ones) upstairs I can get E4, but it is blocked downstairs.

    Can I sort this out or is it Sky being a bunch of money grabbing t0ssers.
     
  2. realslimcookie

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    I have same problem, i have a FTA sky card and E4 requires a subscription fee but on FREEview it is free. Come on Sky pull ya finger out.

    Realslimcookie.
     
  3. Maff et1

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    E4 on sky is still under contract as a subscription channel - AFAIK they will go FTA when that contract expires. As a subscription channel they used to get a payment from Sky but as part of going freeview they have had to give that up, so at the moment they are a subscription channel that gets no subscription revenue.
     
  4. Jer

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    "FTA sky card "

    I'm thinking of going from Sky Subscription to Freeview...I've been told Sky issue freeview cards if you request them,is this the "FTA sky card"?
    I take it you just phone up Sky customer services for these?
    Just cancel your subscription,plug in FTA card and away you go?
     
  5. Jer

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    Sorry guys,just searched for "FTA card" and found some helpful info.

    :oops:
     
  6. chriszzzzzz

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    Just cancel your subscription. Your existing card then reverts to FTA Freesat card. you don't have to buy anything else. Sky keep you as a customer and you can phone at anytime to change back to any package.

    Hope this helps....
     
  7. MAD ANDY

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    This is not what I am being told by Sky and Freesat who are saying you need to invest £20 into a Freesat card, the below is quoted from the website:

    http://www.freesatfromsky.com/?pID=6

    "I already have digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?
    All you need to get access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a freesat viewing card which costs just £20."
     
  8. Starburst

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    The quote is accurate but the smartcard is not regarded as "digital satellite equipment" in the same way a digibox and dish are.

    An ex-subscription smartcard is to all intents and purposes a "freesat" card, now it's quite possible SKY are telling fibs to get a further £20 out of a cancelling subscriber but more likely the CS staff are not fully aware of the situation and are just following the guidelines laid out for a new freesat viewer/buyer.
     
  9. Jer

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    I cancelled and my contract expired last week so I am now FTA.

    I get the channels I expected (the usual FTA) and not E4 as described in the above posts.I didn't have to pay any fee.
     

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