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    Number displayed when viewing Sky Sports

    This is a discussion on Number displayed when viewing Sky Sports within the Sky Sports forums, part of the Sky TV Channels category; I may be being a complete noob here, but curiosity has got the better of me. Does anyone else get ...

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      Question Number displayed when viewing Sky Sports

      I may be being a complete noob here, but curiosity has got the better of me.

      Does anyone else get a nine digit number appearing intermittently just above the Sky Sports logo in the top right-hand corner of the screen? If so, does anyone know what it is for, and what does it mean? It is in the same typeface and colouring as the Sky Sports logo.


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      Re: Number displayed when viewing Sky Sports

      It's so Sky can spot people illegally streaming the pics on the web and for pubs broadcasting without a pub license.

      Nothing to worry about.

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      Re: Number displayed when viewing Sky Sports

      How does it work then?

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      Re: Number displayed when viewing Sky Sports

      Errm, someone at Sky Towers trawls through internet streams or they visit pubs and look for the numbers. From the number they can track down the subscriber details.

      The other night I noticed them on a BBC News bulletin when they played back goal footage from a Sky recording.

     

     

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