- My Satellite Setup
- Sky+ TDS470N 160gb
- My Location
- UK / Ireland
Can I clarify your posting
1. I live in the UK and have an out of contract SKY box and card.
2. If I send this box and card over to my brother in Ireland and he connects it to his dish then the Irish channels will be activated on my card no contact required with SKY?.
- Does this overwrite the UK free channels
- I thought RTE etc were only available to subscribers.
Thanks for your help
Not quite. RTE channels are neither FTA nor FTV. A subscription is required. If you live in the UK and have an out of contract SKY box and card, but want RTE, you can do this:
1. Remove your out of contract UK card and put it to one side - this is now an FTV card, needed for CH4, five, five US, five life and Sky3.
2. Send the digibox by itself over to the emerald isle, where your brother will need to call Sky and request a second hand contract - or viewing card only subscription (no new equipment / installation). This will be at least 2 mixes. Current price is €21.50 per month for this, current offer is first month free (regardless of chosen package). Packages here: https://survey.sky.com/order/Default.asp
3. When he receives the card from Sky, he calls to activate it. Upon activation, the account is live and 12 month minimum term contract begins.
4. Once activated, your brother sends the digibox and new card back to you in the UK for you to enjoy. Don't forget it's a 12 month contract with Sky though.
You will have, in your EPG:
BBC One (Northern Ireland)
BBC Two (Northern Ireland)
Channel 4 (some programming blocked - this may change in 2008)
You can manually tune in to:
BBC One (All Regional Variants)
BBC Two (All Regional Variants)
ITV1 (All Regional Variants)
You will not have:
If you can get it, the best subscription would be a Northern Ireland one. You'll get everything in your EPG then, except for ITV1 (UTV replaces it) and TG4.