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    This is a discussion on freeview through your sky dish within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; My mother in law is going to have to cancel her sky subscription due to finacial problems. Instead of buying ...

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      freeview through your sky dish

      My mother in law is going to have to cancel her sky subscription due to finacial problems. Instead of buying a freeview box will she be able to get freeview channels thru her dish and old sky box?
      If so will she get the same channels as on freeview?


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      re: freeview through your sky dish

      According to this you should be able to receive all the channels currently broadcast on freeview.
      Sky TV Free To Air Channels - Sky Packages


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      re: freeview through your sky dish

      The BBC, ITV, C4 channels etc. are all "Free to Air" (FTA), & can be viewed with the old Sky box & dish with no need for a viewing card.

      Certain channels (e.g. Five, IIRC) are "Free to View" (FTV), and are encrypted (but still free). They need a 20 "Freesat from Sky" card, or, I think, an expired Sky viewing card (e.g. her current card once everything is cancelled).

      Freesat from Sky:

      What is FREESAT from Sky? - FREESAT from Sky

      FREESAT from Sky - What's on TV - FREESAT from Sky

      FREESAT from Sky - Frequently Asked Questions - FREESAT from Sky

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      re: freeview through your sky dish

      Her existing card will revert to 'Freesat' (or whatever it's called now) so, she'll be OK!
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      re: freeview through your sky dish

      i just checked out that freesat from sky link which says
      "Q: I already have Sky digital satellite equipment - what else do I need?
      A: 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 20. 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."

      So all i need to know now is if the old viewing card will work for freesat or if she'll have to pay 20 to sky for a freesat card?

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      re: freeview through your sky dish

      whoops, didn't see that reply everything should be dandy then, 240 channels and no money exchanged!

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      re: freeview through your sky dish

      As advised above, her existing card will revert to a freesat card when it has been cancelled.

     

     

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