C5HD no longer ftv

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Various posters on the DS forum are saying C5HD is no longer ftv but requires a full HD pay subscription.
Can anyone confirm?
 

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Looks like it needs the Entertainment Extra+ for C5HD now.
Tried it on a few of my cards, and that is the only one that opens it.
 

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Confirmed its now pay only on the C5 twitter feed.
 

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Is this the beginning of the end for FTV cards...get channels onto FTA or pay and don't have FTV cards anymore...just before the rumoured sky card change next year...?
 

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I would imagine so - it doesnt make Sky any money and Freesat is well established now.
 

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But there's still the Regionalisation issue ................ that said, Freesat manage it ok.
 

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Presumably if you didnt have a card in a Sky rx then you would just get the default regions end of story.
 

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so this seems to put an end to the speculation that ch5hd is moving to freesat (?). good news for us, i guess, because this was it might stay on a PE beam, along with e4hd, more4hd and film4hd - the sd version of these will be lost for sure on 2E UK
"freesat for sky" is really becoming pointless...
 

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Encryption deals are typically for 2 years, so that would suggest no C5HD fta until around xmas 2015!

cant say Im bothered if its fta or not to be honest - I can honestly say I never watch anything on any of the C5 family of channels.
 

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Too many memories of the mobile washing machine from Sinclair.
 

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how can people be expected to pay for channels that are free in sd. this is why i hate my own country(well the way things are anyway)
 

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Quite easily:

Sky have financially helped help many HD channels get off the ground, by paying the start-up & transmission costs.

If C5 HD had gone fta all the money help would have stopped, they would have had to contract extra tp space.

Instead of forking out many £millions every year C5HD will now bring in money to the company with their cut from the HD subscription pot


Make no mistake - without Skys financial help few of the C4 & C5 HD channels would even exist.

Anyone want a bet thats part of the deal is financial help for 5*HD & 5USAHD launches (as subscription channels naturally...?
 

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we're addicted to big brother, so ch5 is a must :)


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Encryption deals are typically for 2 years, ...
Thought it was 5 years for encryption? That was the reason that E4 and More 4 took so long to get to Freesat. And wasn't C5 itself the same?
 

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i read somwhere their deal is up in 2015 but that might have changed now
 

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