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    bt sport and freesat

    This is a discussion on bt sport and freesat within the Freesat forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; Originally Posted by gymno When sky change all the viewing cards, do freesat cards have to be purchased again, or ...

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      When sky change all the viewing cards, do freesat cards have to be purchased again, or are they just sent out like subscription ones?
      if you are on a sub they send new cards out auto free

      I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?
      All you need to gain access to the free channels available on the digital satellite platform is a Freesat from Sky viewing card, which costs just 25. If you’d like to access the interactive services available, you’ll also need a working phone line. To purchase a viewing card please phone Sky on 08448 244 400.
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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Ok, can anybody answer this one? If you cancel your Sky subscription but maintain a subscription to Setanta and Zee TV. If Sky change viewing cards for security purposes who is responsible for replacing your viewing card so that you can continue to enjoy your TV viewing subscriptions that were not purchased from Sky.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      It would be unreasonable to charge 25 to supply a viewing card which is immediately invalidated without a replacement being provided. What the minimum period is is unclear but if the card was provided with a Sky box which has a 12 month warranty it would be unfair to provide a viewing card with a shorter validity. From this I would intimate that where a stand alone viewing card is invalidated within the first 12 months a free replacement should be provided.
      I hope so, as i'm sure i've read the phrase "one-off payment of 25" several times.

      Also because i recommended freesat from sky to my mum & don't want to look a wally.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      hi thxs for the messages

      im moveing house so im after a new deal on home phone and bro band
      so im thinking of getting the bt bro band infinity and home phone
      and hopefully getting the bt sport on my tv via sky dish sky box and sky viewing card
      i have a old sky box and viewing card, some channels say its the wrong viewing card for the box but bt sport 1 and 2 are working( but i dont now wheather its because its the promo vids) but the espn one says its the wrong card but im just not sure if there is a channels for espn or the espn games will be shown on bt sport 1 and 2

      i might chance it on the old card but dont know what 2 do.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      The worst that could happen is that you would have to pay 25 for a new viewing card. Is your current card white with card number beginning 36 or greater?

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      The worst that could happen is that you would have to pay 25 for a new viewing card. Is your current card white with card number beginning 36 or greater?
      hi my card is white and it has a 9 digit number begining with 422

      it has 336 on it on something else at bottom right.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by keving6208 View Post
      hi my card is white and it has a 9 digit number begining with 422it has 336 on it on something else at bottom right.
      Card should be fine but from your description it may not be paired to the Sky box you are using. This would not be a problem for non-premium channels however at this time it is unclear whether BT sport will use the decryption function that Sky usually reserve for their own premium channels. As you do not have a current Sky subscription customer service would not re-pair your card to your current box and the online re-pairing facility would not work. In this situation, assuming you are not interested in taking out a new Sky subscription, the only alternative would be a one off payment of 25 for a Freesat from Sky viewing card which Sky would be able to re-pair to your current box.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Card should be fine but from your description it may not be paired to the Sky box you are using. This would not be a problem for non-premium channels however at this time it is unclear whether BT sport will use the decryption function that Sky usually reserve for their own premium channels. As you do not have a current Sky subscription customer service would not re-pair your card to your current box and the online re-pairing facility would not work. In this situation, assuming you are not interested in taking out a new Sky subscription, the only alternative would be a one off payment of 25 for a Freesat from Sky viewing card which Sky would be able to re-pair to your current box.
      hi thxs for your message
      the liverpool fc channels works on my old card does that mean anything?

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Liverpool FC, BT Sport 1 and 2 HD are currently free to view. If BT maintain the same level of encryption when there sports channel go live just adding the requirement to subscribe then there won't be any problem. Hopefully this will be the case however at the moment BT's intentions are unclear.

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