2old, what I find is that at certain times these 3 channels seem to appear for a couple of hours then disappear again. I know that s_x view was braodcast fta until recently.
anyone got any info ?
Well, every now and then s_x View show the odd half an hour of a film in the clear. The last time I saw this happen was on Sunday afternoon. I flicked over to SV, just after the London marathon coverage on the beeb had finished, and it was broadcasting in the clear. I won't go into any detail here about what they were showing but it was pretty damn extreme stuff. A touch too extreme for my tastes really. I guess the channel broadcasts in the clear occasionaly to try and entice people to subscribe.
Reading in the various sat. newsgroups it seems that their encrypted stuff is just as extreme as the occasional FTA bits that appear.