ITV2 goes FTA already - can this be true?

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ITV2 went free-to-view on the digital satellite platform on Sunday evening.

Until the move, ITV2 was only available on satellite with a subscription to Sky's Family Pack. Now those who paid just over £20 for a FTV card giving access to ITV1, Channel 4 and Five without the need to take out a Sky subscription also have access to the channel.

On Friday, it emerged that ITV and Sky were to engage in a further two months of conditional access carriage negotiations.

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Just checked on the DreamBox and only ITV News and ITV3 are clear ITV2 still blank.
 

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That's because ITV2 is not FTA (free-to-air) but FTV (free-to-view) needing a valid card in a videoguard CAM.

Shame, it would have been nice to have true FTA.

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Just tried it with my FTV card, and it works fine.
Mrs. will be happy. More cr@ppy soap to watch. O-Ha

Now my Freeview box is truly redundant. :rolleyes:
 

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Its quite possible they have only gone ftv for the "Im an forgotten celebrity trying to re-start my career" programming. (I refuse to watch such rubbish until the day the loser is fed to a hungry crocodile!)
 

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ITV3 is FTA now.
 

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Analoguesat said:
ITV3 has been fta since it started ;)
Not to anyone without a card trying to view on satellite - unlike the BBC.

Seems to be a stumbling block over regional advertising if they go true FTA on satellite.

My own view is that most people will watch their own region for the news etc.

Plus, anyone watching FTA on satellite is more likely to be additional viewers.
 

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ITV2 currently NOT available via Sky Irish Subsciption.

Any other new regarding this.

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ITV2 fta with anyone with a suitable aerial

They can pick it up in central France with a suitable array
 
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