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Are Sky to put BBC/Freeview on the satellite system, and when?

Are Sky to put BBC/Freeview on the satellite system, and when?

Are Sky to put BBC/Freeview on the satellite system, and when?
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The BBC (and now ITV) is no longer be using Sky's subscription to encrypt the BBC channels.

The BBC (and now ITV) have moved their transmissions to a new satellite (in the same place in the sky) called Astra 2D. This targets the British Isles, so the BBC no longer needs to encrypt to protect its copyrights.

This means that in Ireland you will be able to receive ALL of the BBC channels. If these services will appear on the Irish EPG, we will have to wait to find out. Otherwise, you can add them by hand. Which BBC regions are on satellite?

You can get a new free-to-view installation from Sky, by calling their hotline on 0870-606 1111. You will get a new dish, a new Digibox, a new free-to-view card and full installation.

All questions
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Do I need a telephone connection for Freeview or is an aerial all that is requir4
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My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?5
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Monday, 4 February 2013
Vera Pyrah
10:20 AM Stockton-on-tees

Hi, just bought a tv/dvd (22" HDready 1080Led), which can be wall-mounted, only to find that I can't get BBC programmes. It is sited in the kitchen, so no co-axial aerial, but I do have a new, decent portable aerial.Any suggestions?

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Vera Pyrah's 2 posts GB
Vera Pyrah
10:21 AM Stockton-on-tees

There is an aerial in the roof space.

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Vera Pyrah's 2 posts GB

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