New BBC/ITV free to view service

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If it happens - if they have any sense they will just be using a standard digital fta receiver.
 

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But will this mean the BBC and ITV come out of the SKY epg do you think?
 

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For those that have not seen it,
This news item is on the front page of the forum - best reply there and keep it all tidy.
 

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sorry where is the thread on the front page?
 

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If it happens - if they have any sense they will just be using a standard digital fta receiver.
I found this on another site.
The BBC and ITV have confirmed the launch a free-to-view satellite TV service to complement Freeview DTT coverage.

Freesat, to be launched early in 2006, will carry all BBC and ITV digital TV, interactive and radio services plus other channels. BBC director general Mark Thompson said the announcement "paved the way" for nationwide free digital television.

ITV's Chief Executive Charles Allen also confirmed the company would also start broadcasting its channels on the Sky digital platform "in the clear" in the next few months. ITV currently encrypts its transmissions via satellite, using the service provided by Sky.

The official announcement of Freesat was made at ITV’s results conference: profits rose sharply despite ITV1 suffering a fall in advertising revenue, as ITV benefited from higher overall revenues - including from its DTT channels - and a large reduction in its licence fee.

The group said profits before tax for the first six months of the year were £205 million (E297 million), 60 per cent higher than the same period in 2004, on revenues that were 8.4 per cent higher at £1.04 billion. Ofcom, the communications regulator, in June reduced ITV’s licence fees by £135 million to about £80 million.

Does the highlighted paragraph mean we may get more regional ITV channels in the SKY EPG and maybe even ITV2 or ITV3 in the fringe areas??

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