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Old 12-09-2011, 18:03
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Does any one know how to ask Sky for new channels. I'd like more European ones like RAI, DW or TVE noticias 24. Also Sky Italian have the Korean English language service yet we have two similar Chinese news channels.
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Old 12-09-2011, 18:22
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Does any one know how to ask Sky for new channels. I'd like more European ones like RAI, DW or TVE noticias 24. Also Sky Italian have the Korean English language service yet we have two similar Chinese news channels.
Get yourself a satellite dish looking at Hotbird and Astra 1, and a FTA satellite receiver and you will get most of those.
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Old 12-09-2011, 23:23
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i am not sure rai comes on anymore for free i might be wrong though.
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Old 25-09-2011, 21:12
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the reason i was asking is because i rely on a communal aerial and sadly have no choice but sky.
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Old 25-09-2011, 22:07
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i am not sure rai comes on anymore for free i might be wrong though.
It's FTA most of the time on hotbird but does encrypt sometimes
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Old 25-09-2011, 22:38
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Does any one know how to ask Sky for new channels. I'd like more European ones like RAI, DW or TVE noticias 24. Also Sky Italian have the Korean English language service yet we have two similar Chinese news channels.
It is up to those channels to apply to join the Sky EPG - Sky are highly unlikely to approach them.
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Old 25-09-2011, 22:52
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Sky had DW & TV5 a while back and true to form they charged extra for these free to air (on other satellites) channels. I guess no one paid so they dropped them.
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Old 26-09-2011, 08:26
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Sky had DW & TV5 a while back and true to form they charged extra for these free to air (on other satellites) channels. I guess no one paid so they dropped them.
DW and TV5 were just part of a normal subscription - not extra. DW left on its own accord and TV5 is still broadcasting on Sky...
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Old 26-09-2011, 10:00
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Sky had DW & TV5 a while back and true to form they charged extra for these free to air (on other satellites) channels. I guess no one paid so they dropped them.
As stated above both were part of normal subscription packs and TV5 is still on Sky's EPG. It is the broadcaster who chooses how they broadcast - FTA, FTV or subscription with the incentives of subscription income and possibly reductions in combined encryption/EPG listing fees. But hey as usual you do not let facts get in the way of your anti-Sky rants.
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Old 29-09-2011, 19:54
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Is it possible to add some of these foreign channels by changeing the frequency and symbol rate ? Because some have moved to the same satellites as SKY (maybe France as their main channels remain free to air ?)
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Old 29-09-2011, 21:11
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Is it possible to add some of these foreign channels by changeing the frequency and symbol rate ? Because some have moved to the same satellites as SKY (maybe France as their main channels remain free to air ?)
French channels are not free-to-air, and they remain on Astra 19.2E, or AB3. None is on the same satellites as Sky.
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Old 29-09-2011, 21:35
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