The BBC and British Sky Broadcasting ( BSkyB ) will today try to resolve differences prompted by the corporation's decision to offer its digital services to satellite viewers without a Sky encryption card. Managers from BSkyB, 35.4 per cent owned by News Corp of the US, are due to meet BBC counterparts to clarify their plans to abandon a conditional access contract with the pay-TV company. Mr Dyke said the move would increase the coverage of BBC digital services from 75 per cent to 100 per cent of British households. Today's meeting follows behind-the-scenes claims and counter-claims by both the BBC and BSkyB, which have privately accused each other of misleading comments over the unexpected move. Nevertheless, officials are expected to discuss the BBC's presence on Sky's electronic programme guide (EPG), used by subscribers to select some channels available by digital satellite. The BBC faces a potential conflict with RTE, the main television broadcaster in Ireland, because unencrypted services could share the same slot on the EPG. Broadcasters pay £27,000 per year per channel for EPG slots, according to the BBC.