Freeview is the name of the (BBC-backed) digital TV system that uses hilltop transmitters to rooftop aerials. It is run separately from the "Sky" satellite-to-dish service.
free-to-VIEW is a term for satellitechannels that need a viewing card to watch, but not to collect a subscription. free-to-AIR channels are ones that can be received without needing a viewing card or subscription.
The free-to-AIR satelite service backed by the BBC and ITV is called Freesat. The free-to-VIEW service operated by Sky is called fSfS or Freesat from Sky.
As long as you have finished your first year, you can leave Sky when you want.
To do this just give Sky a call and tell them you don't want to subscribe any more.
You will still need to keep your Sky viewing card. If you stop subscribing on a Sky contract, you can keep using that card to watch 5USA, 5* and PICK TV, the so-called "free-to-view" channels. (All ITV channels are free-to-air).
It is not possible to plug an aerial into a Sky Digibox to receive Freeview channels because the boxes have not been designed this way.
You will continue to get the full Sky EPG listings; you just will not be able to watch subscription channels.
i just bought a LG 49UH620v smart 4k ultra hd hdr led tv. i have sky which is working fine but i cant get access to any of the freeviewchannels that are built in, it says there is no signal. is it possible to get both on the one tv?
Further to that said by MikeB, you *have* to use an aerial to get Freeview of any sort. Do you have an aerial fitted to your home? If not you need to have one fitted. If you do have one, find where the cable from the aerial comes into you room and hopefully find either a coaxial cable that you must plug into the TV aerial socket or else there may be a wall plate with a coaxial socket. In that case, get a coaxial TV flylead and connect it between the socket on the wall and the socket on the TV set. Then try a retune of terrestrialservices only.
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