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    This is a discussion on bt sport and freesat within the Freesat forums, part of the Sky & Sky+ TV category; In a recent BT PLC financial report, BT Retail and PlusNet figures were combined. I would suggest that this is ...

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      In a recent BT PLC financial report, BT Retail and PlusNet figures were combined.

      I would suggest that this is the first step towards a single broadband company in the future. Where a firmware has had two separate competing companies in the past, they have normally merged it into one at some stage.

      If PlusNet start to offer their own YouView or BT Vision product, I would think that it will not be long before one or the other vanishes.

      I'll give it 2-3 years.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      I see that PlusNet staff are testing a TV service and "this will extend to our customers in the near future but as yet, have no fixed timings for a public launch".

      Source: PlusNet Community Forum ("Will plusnet consider offering BT Vision?")
      Makes sense.

      I also read yesterday that BT Sport will be available to BT Infinity customers who have a YouView box that they bought from a shop rather than through BT.

      >>seenit.co.uk: BT to make sports channels available to YouView retail boxes<<

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      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      In a recent BT PLC financial report, BT Retail and PlusNet figures were combined.

      I would suggest that this is the first step towards a single broadband company in the future. Where a firmware has had two separate competing companies in the past, they have normally merged it into one at some stage.

      If PlusNet start to offer their own YouView or BT Vision product, I would think that it will not be long before one or the other vanishes.

      I'll give it 2-3 years.
      The one thing I keep coming across when I look around the net at feedback on BT Broadband is the unhappiness at the quality of technical and some customer service support.

      BT could get rid of the Indian call centres and replace them with an award winning group of people in one fairly straightforward move.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      Makes sense.

      I also read yesterday that BT Sport will be available to BT Infinity customers who have a YouView box that they bought from a shop rather than through BT.

      >>seenit.co.uk: BT to make sports channels available to YouView retail boxes<<

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      The one thing I keep coming across when I look around the net at feedback on BT Broadband is the unhappiness at the quality of technical and some customer service support.

      BT could get rid of the Indian call centres and replace them with an award winning group of people in one fairly straightforward move.
      hi im looking at getting a sky hd box and viewing card what are paired
      or can i get a youview box off ebay and bt sport 1 2 espn will work on that? thats if i get bt bro band infinity

      many thanks
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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by keving6208 View Post
      hi im looking at getting a sky hd box and viewing card what are paired
      or can i get a youview box off ebay and bt sport 1 2 espn will work on that? thats if i get bt bro band infinity

      many thanks
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      I have asked BT for confirmation but that is what the article I linked to suggests:

      In a statement the company said: “We do intend to make BT Sport available to YouView retail customers who have BT infinity, and to make this available in time for the launch of BT Sport in August.

      “These customers should call us, we will register their details and will contact them again when the technical solution is available.”
      You will need BT Infinity firstly to get BT Sport for free and secondly because the channels are streamed to the box, so you need the bandwidth.

      Personally I would wait for official confirmation from BT (or ask for it during the broadband ordering process), before buying a YouView box.

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      "Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to Home Nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup."

      http://corporate.sky.com/media/press..._on_sky_sports

      Hopefully this is not the full extent of Sky's response to BT Sport!
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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by speedyrite View Post
      "Sky Sports has been awarded the rights to Home Nations and Republic of Ireland qualification matches for UEFA EURO 2016 and 2018 FIFA World Cup."

      UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers live on Sky Sports

      Hopefully this is not the full extent of Sky's response to BT Sport!
      Especially as their England coverage is limited to highlights and away fixtures when they play other home nations. Seems a bad deal to me. Actual quote is " ENGLAND Highlights of every England qualifying match for both tournaments and live away matches should England play other Home Nations."

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by keving6208 View Post
      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.
      you will have 2 get in touch with sky if the card was insit originally yours

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by gymno View Post
      I hope so, as i'm sure i've read the phrase "one-off payment of 25" several times.

      Hi guys,
      Getting BT Sport HD via Sky HD seems complicated, but I think I have worked it out.
      I am a BT Broadband customer, currently with Freesat HD. I live in a broadband area where speed is poor (e.g. iPlayer on my TV often does not work). If I want the BT HD Sport channels I understand I can

      1. Buy a Sky HD Box on eBay (~40)
      2. Buy a white viewing card on eBay (~10)
      3. Call the FreesatFromSky helpline to link my viewing card to my box (08442 410 595) and active all FreeSatFromSky channels (SD and HD)
      4. Call BT Sport and give my viewing card number
      5. I will then get BT Sport HD for a payment for 3/month
      6. No subscription to Sky is required.
      7. There is the possibility I may have to pay 25 at some point in the future to renew my white viewing card, but it is not clear how long that might be?

      Have I got that right (before I go to eBay) J
      Cheers,
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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Take care when buying a Sky HD box on eBay. Don't buy a Thomson box - these are obsolete and the firmware can't be updated. Sky have been through an exercise of replacing them for free - to move them from their user base - but they still appear on eBay.

      I'd suggest you buy a Freesat from Sky Viewing Card from Sky rather than one from eBay. The reason is those on eBay might be ex-contract cards and will eventually disappear from the Viewing Card database so won't be suitable. Also some may have outstanding debts to Sky who will require payment to be made before you can pair them to your second user box.

      Otherwise your ideas seem to be correct BUT that's before many have seriously tried this method and maybe Sky will find a reason for not doing this!

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      I doubt if Sky will pair a card when neither the box or the card has been purchased from them, even for FreesatfromSky. Buy the card from Sky as dms05 suggests and you should be OK.

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