A story on The Register today says that BT is planning upgrades to its network that will support multi-cast, which is good news for digital TV, but buried away in the middle is a comment that may be less good for those who are presently subscribing to Sky Sports via Freeview, and specifically via TopUpTV.… Read More BT goes multi-cast – awkward for TopUpTV?
I spent two days this week at the Panasonic Convention, held in London’s Excel Centre. The Convention is an annual event where Panasonic shows off its new European product ranges to both press and dealers, and happens in a different city each year. Amsterdam in 2009 saw the launch of the VieraCast service, and last… Read More Panasonic Convention roundup
Now you’ll be able to get Sky Sports on Freeview without a set-top box A few months ago, I wrote about how to get Sky Sports on Freeview (strictly ‘digital terrestrial television’, before someone nitpicks) and explained that the only equipment that was permitted to be used was that with ‘embedded encryption.’ That means that… Read More Ofcom rules against Sky on CAMs for TopUpTV
When Sky Sports was launched as an add-on to Freeview by TopUpTV and BT Vision, quite a few people wondered if they’d be able to use a CAM – the module into which a subscription card fits, which itself slides into the slot on most digital TVs and a fair number of recorders. At the… Read More Calling time on Sky Sports via a CAM?
When I wrote about Sky Sports on Freeview a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that one possible outcome may be the ability to use a CI Plus module with some receivers. Before people get too excited, it’s worth saying that that’s my theory, not an official comment. TopUpTV would obviously like it to be… Read More The future for CAMs
Now that Sky Sports 1 and 2 are available on terrestrial TV, a lot of people are wondering just what equipment they need to receive it, and what it will cost. Essentially there are two ways to get the channels through an aerial. The first is via a BT Vision subscription. That means that you… Read More Sky Sports on Freeview – how do you get it?
While many are eager for the chance to watch some top class football without installing a satellite dish, not everyone wants to have a dedicated receiver sitting under their TV just for a couple of extra channels. Especially when almost all digital TV sets, and many other set top boxes and recorders, include a CI… Read More Sky Sports on Freeview – can you use a CAM?