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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; hi what i want to know is can you get bt sport on freesat its says a active sky viewing ...

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      bt sport and freesat

      hi
      what i want to know is can you get bt sport on freesat
      its says a active sky viewing card
      bt sport one and two are showing promo vids but will the espn games been on its own channel or on bt sport 1 and 2?

      i have a viewing card but its not the right one for the box do i need new one or can i get it actived ?


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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      you will have to pay a sub to get that if you have a sky box signup to the least package you can get they package will send you a new card out then just when bt sport becomes asked to have it added will cost extra
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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Everyone should understand that BT Sport won't be 'free'. You will have to pay for it one way or another - even if it's only as a BT broadband subscription. You will have to buy something from BT to enable the 'free' add-on of BT Sport. In many ways BT are more expensive than Sky and it depends critically which product you buy from either supplier as to whether BT Sports is free from BT compared to paying Sky for equivalent services. BT won't put BT Sport of Freesat or Freeview because BT Sport would then genuinely be free but it isn't 'free' you have to pay something to be eligible to receive it.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Just like the free Sky Go, Sky 3D and Sky WiFi.

      BT aren't the first and won't be the last to offer something for "free" which is actually only available if you buy another product.

      From the BT Sport Help:

      If you have a Sky box and an active Sky viewing card (whether or not you have a Sky subscription) you can easily take BT Sport from us. You don't need to be a BT customer - but if you have our broadband, it's free. And it's only available direct from BT. Order before 1 August and get the BT Sport HD Pack free on TV for a year.
      So it seem you can have BT Sports on Freesat From Sky.
      Last edited by stereohaven; 11-05-13 at 10:56 AM.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by stereohaven View Post
      Just like the free Sky Go, Sky 3D and Sky WiFi.

      So it seem you can have BT Sports on Freesat From Sky.
      Which still means you have to buy a Sky Viewing Card and maintain it in an active state. I'm assuming BT are paying Sky to use Sky's encryption technology otherwise it would be FTA!

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Sorry if this is going slightly off topic but does it work the same with Setanta? Can you add a Setanta subscription to a FreeSat from Sky viewing card?

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      If you have a Sky box and an active Sky viewing card (whether or not you have a Sky subscription) you can easily take BT Sport from us. You don't need to be a BT customer - but if you have our broadband, it's free.
      Its only free to BT broadband customers, so the Sky card is a bit of a red herring.

      Which still means you have to buy a Sky Viewing Card and maintain it in an active state.
      I think it means you only need a card capable of freesat viewing. This means any current card would be OK, but when Sky renew them, which can't be far away now, you will have to buy a new one.

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Its only free to BT broadband customers, so the Sky card is a bit of a red herring.



      I think it means you only need a card capable of freesat viewing. This means any current card would be OK, but when Sky renew them, which can't be far away now, you will have to buy a new one.
      BT will use the Sky Viewing Card authentication to bill customers and handle encryption (remember you can pay for the whole of BT Sport if you aren't a BT BB customer and even if you are they will charge you 3/month for HD) so the Sky Viewing Card and your BT account will have to match on things like name and billing address. BT will then add any charges to your monthly statement. So just having any old Sky Viewing Card probably won't be acceptable.

      A quote from Digital Spy forum:

      "BT are using the address a Sky subscription card is linked to to confirm that the customer has indeed got the requisite BT broadband requirement to avoid fraudulent attempts to use other peoples BT broadband accounts so virtually no chance of anything other than Sky subscribed homes for the "free" version."

      ......."There appears to be a major confusion over this as at present reports indicate that registrations online for "free" BT Sports option are only accepting valid subcription card numbers and not just active card numbers (cancelled sub cards) - whether genuine FreesatFromSky card numbers are accepted I do not know. As I stated it appears that BT are using Sky's address database to check validity of free option and cancelled subscription cards disappear from that database after 12 months maximum.

      It all depends on what BT mean by an "active" card - to Sky an active card is one that appears on their databases (subscription and probably FreesatfromSky) and a cancelled sub card is not an active card although to the viewer as it still decodes FTV channels he considers it active. Cancelled sub card do NOT revert to FSFS cards they merely continue decrypting FTV channels and are not (and have never been) subject to other FSFS conditions such as entitlement to replacement when cards change and it appears the addition of other subscription services to them. How exactly are Sky subscriber services (who broadcast the entitlement changes to cards) supposed to broadcast to a card that does not exist on their databases?"
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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      When sky change all the viewing cards, do freesat cards have to be purchased again, or are they just sent out like subscription ones?

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      Re: bt sport and freesat

      Short answer is yes, as per T & Cs:
      2. (a) For security reasons Viewing Cards may be inactivated from time to time. In this situation, if you wish to continue to receive all the encrypted Free to View channels, you will have to purchase a new viewing card at our then applicable standard charge. If possible, viewing card inactivations will be advertised on your television screen.
      however there is also the condition:
      1. (b) We continue to own the Viewing Card after it is sent to you and, if we ask you to, you must return it to us after the period during which we are obliged to provide you with a Viewing Card, or when a replacement Viewing Card is sent to you, or when otherwise reasonably requested by us, for example if you breach these Conditions.
      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.

     

     
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