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Can I receive British Eurosport for free?

Can I receive British Eurosport for free?

Can I receive British Eurosport for free?
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British Eurosport is part of the Sky "News & Events Pack" (from £16.50 per month), the Virgin Media "L" package (from £9 a month).

There are no plans to add this channel to Freeview.

Eurosport is offers the following flavours:

    Eurosport (German/English), FREE ANALOGUE, Astra 1C #4
  • Eurosport (German), FREE ANALOGUE, Astra 1H, #77
  • Eurosport (German), FREE DIGITAL, Astra 1M, #91
  • British Eurosport, Sky Digital package, Astra 2A #8
  • Eurosport (Spanish), Digital+ package, Astra 1E #26 and #46
    Eurosport (Czech/Hungarian),UPC Direct, Astra 1G #79
  • Eurosport (Polish), Digital Pay, Astra 1G
  • Eurosport (Dutch, English), Canal+NL, Astra 1H #97
  • Eurosport France (French), Canal Satellite Pay, Astra 1E #76
  • Eurosport News (Spanish), Digital+ Pay, Astra 1E #60
  • Eurosport News (English), Sky Digital, Astra 2D #55
  • Eurosport News (English), UPC Direct, Astra 1G #95
  • Eurosport News (Spanish), FREE ANALOGUE, Astra 1E #26

However, your Sky Digital box cannot receive analogue reception and has no support for dual dish (or dual LNB) configuration, and you cannot subscribe to the digital packages from the UK.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

3:51 PM

also that OFCOM are failing to address these issues.

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Michael's 368 posts GB flag
Mike Dimmick

6:44 PM

Michael: It's your petition, you decide what's in it.

Ofcom was designed to be a soft touch. They can regulate content, they can regulate terrestrial transmission, but they can't actually regulate satellite transmission.

Most of the channels *choose* to be part of the Sky subscription packages. They receive some revenue from doing so. We're really concerned with those 'free-to-view' channels on fSfS but not on Freesat ( Compare Freesat and Freesat-from-Sky TV | - independent free digital TV advice ).

Many channels would find it more expensive to broadcast free-to-air, because there is only - currently - room for them on the Europe-wide beams, not the UK-only beam on Astra 2D. Their suppliers would want to charge more for content.

However, Sky are hogging several transponders on 2D that could be used for FTA services without incurring extra costs.

I think the proper venue is to suggest that the Competition Commission investigate Sky for exercising significant market power. It should perhaps be more like broadband over a BT line, or electricity or gas supply, where subscription providers make deals with channel providers to provide the channels to the public at the lowest cost to the consumer/highest revenue to the channel, and the infrastructure is either in a separate company (equivalent to National Grid/Transco) or a tightly-regulated separate division (like Openreach, an arm's-length part of BT).

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Monday, 29 August 2011

8:47 PM

Ive just been given a sky reciever box by my neighbour and by luck more than anything else found someone locally on gumtree website giving away a brand new sky dish with four connection lnb arm
i know i have to pay sky £25 for a card to see c4+ e4 more 4 is it possible to keep my freeview box in line along with the sky box thereby saving me having to buy a £25 card immediately or do i have no option but to buy one
set up at present is freeview box dvd player and vcr will i have to buy a scart box with the extra sockets and two more scart leads? the tv only has two scart sockets on it vcr has two scart sockets as does the freeview box
also can i tune in extra itv regions so am not stuck with stv north as they dont show tv programmes other regions show due to refusing to pay itv for these programmes a classic example being the most recent miss marple episodes with julia mckenzie as miss marple

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DONALD KIRKBRIDE's 37 posts GB flag
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Nigel Dixon
11:18 PM

DONALD KIRKBRIDE: No, unfortunately you can't get British Eurosprt for free. It's part of SKY's subscription packages, and although it used to be totally free in the old analogue days, I'm afraid those days are long gone!

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Nigel Dixon's 11 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
11:33 AM

Was receiving German Eurosport on Channel 27 Astra 19.2 East analogue up until yesterday. Reception had been patchy over the last couple of days but I put this down to the high winds blowing the dish about. However this morning I get nothing despite trying to realign the dish - just blue screen and noise. Any clues??

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Barbara's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 30 September 2011

7:05 PM

Yes, in German, last I know of, 13 East I think, Sky is on 28 East etc.
Hope that helps.
So why do I not bother with it.
No offense to Germans, strong toned language for me, well to me, so I did not take to it, okay if desperate, meaning you must watch Andy Murray play at all costs etc, or so into the women on the, on the, what's it called now, forget, lp, no, pta, no, wta, I think, lol, anyway, also other menthods.
If have big enough dish, sometimes can get free feeds and also often if it involves Murray, BBC interactive channels will have it on.
Sky sports 1 and 2 through Top UP TV on freeview and so on.
Oh hang on then, things I do, lol, I'll check the satellite one now:

Drat, sure it was 13 East, likely it may have gone now.
Personally, to me bit like ESPN, unless into Tennis big time and football and often I can take it or leave it, more a Golf man these days, they do not interest me.

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Billy's 50 posts GB flag

7:07 PM

Scarp the above, yes on 19 East, lol, duh, no wonder not find it then, cause encrypted on 13 East.

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Billy's 50 posts GB flag
Saturday, 8 October 2011

3:51 PM

i never asked about eurosport in my question my question was can i keep my freeview box in line so that i dont have to pay £25 to sky for c4 and c5 and would i have to buy a scart box and two scart leads in order to keep the freeview box inline

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DONALD KIRKBRIDE's 37 posts GB flag

7:09 PM

DONALD KIRKBRIDE: Taking it that you "might" be meaning Freesat and not Freeview (through normal aerial) then yes, as if the dish has a quad block you can use one (or two if used with a PVR) of its outputs for Freesat, and the other for the Sky box, as all four outputs are independent of each other.

As far as the TV is concerned, just purchase a two or three way scart switcher box, plug its common lead into the TV scart, then connect the Freesat box into one of its input sockets and the DVD player into the other, these being selected as required via the push buttons on the scart box.

By the way if it is a Freesat box that you have, then you can get the STV programmes you want to view simply by entering a post code chosen from a phone book that covers the area you want to receive, look at a companies address in the area as these are plentiful.

If though you do have a Freeview box, then nothing said applies except for the scart box.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Phil McCavity
9:52 PM

Check the web, uyou wil find ALL Sky & Eurosport for free. Pay for nowt!

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Phil McCavity's 5 posts GB flag
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