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    Freesat (Not Freesat from Sky) regional variations

    This is a discussion on Freesat (Not Freesat from Sky) regional variations within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; I believe that Freesat set top boxes have an embedded database which allows the box to include the correct regional ...

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      Freesat (Not Freesat from Sky) regional variations

      I believe that Freesat set top boxes have an embedded database which allows the box to include the correct regional variations in the EPG for the satellite equivalent of terrestrial channels by inputting the users postcode as part of the setting up procedure. Does anyone know if this database is available online? I know that there are similar databases on the BBC and digital switchover websites but these appear to be aimed at choosing the best transmitter to point your terrestrial aerial at.


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      Re: Freesat (Not Freesat from Sky) regional variations


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      Re: Freesat (Not Freesat from Sky) regional variations

      That's interesting;
      Freesat is a not-for-profit company jointly owned by the BBC and ITV. Therefore Freesat's information is not covered by the Act. However, any information held either by the BBC, or by Freesat on behalf of the BBC, is covered by the Act.
      The Act being the Freedom of Information Act.

      So Freesat do not have any obligation to release the details of this database but surely an organisation like Freesat will not have compiled this data themselves. Could this information be construed to be "Commercial in Confidence" or subject to some copyright? If not then it should be freely available.

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      Re: Freesat (Not Freesat from Sky) regional variations

      I would hope that the database ties in with what Sky uses. This would provide a consistent service for both sets of customers. This would certainly imply that there is a common source for the data.

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