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ronthebodge
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BT Sport on Freesat????

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I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE) BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.

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Haribo
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@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Yes it is a bit galling that £49 charge. 

 

You do have options though. You can watch it on laptops, tablets etc completely free and can connect them to your TV.

 

If you have a dish you can get a used sky box with no subscription and use that.

 

Personally, I don't see why they couldn't let you use CAMs in your TV or freeview box.

 

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@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Everyone gets free acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. If you want it on a TV you need a compatibe box either a BT Vision, a YouView from BT or retail YouView or Sky.

 

So the part that's free for you is the acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. 

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@MartinH wrote:

@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Everyone gets free acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. If you want it on a TV you need a compatibe box either a BT Vision, a YouView from BT or retail YouView or Sky.

 

So the part that's fee for you is the acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. 


Yes, I meant to add that the £49 plus £5 per month is really a hardware fee for the box, although BT may not admit to that.

 

The service itself is free. And can be accessed free in a few ways with the right hardware.

 

I still think Bt missed an opportunity by not supplying the channels on ordinary freeview TVs with a CI slot. Imagine how many customers might be interested in that, especially with TUTV gone.

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@Haribo wrote:

@MartinH wrote:

@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Everyone gets free acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. If you want it on a TV you need a compatibe box either a BT Vision, a YouView from BT or retail YouView or Sky.

 

So the part that's fee for you is the acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. 


Yes, I meant to add that the £49 plus £5 per month is really a hardware fee for the box, although BT may not admit to that.

 

The service itself is free. And can be accessed free in a few ways with the right hardware.

 

I still think Bt missed an opportunity by not supplying the channels on ordinary freeview TVs with a CI slot. Imagine how many customers might be interested in that, especially with TUTV gone.


Why would they add the costs of cards, CAMs and risk of being hacked to their overheads?

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@MartinH wrote:

@Haribo wrote:

@MartinH wrote:

@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Everyone gets free acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. If you want it on a TV you need a compatibe box either a BT Vision, a YouView from BT or retail YouView or Sky.

 

So the part that's fee for you is the acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. 


Yes, I meant to add that the £49 plus £5 per month is really a hardware fee for the box, although BT may not admit to that.

 

The service itself is free. And can be accessed free in a few ways with the right hardware.

 

I still think Bt missed an opportunity by not supplying the channels on ordinary freeview TVs with a CI slot. Imagine how many customers might be interested in that, especially with TUTV gone.


Why would they add the costs of cards, CAMs and risk of being hacked to their overheads?


Oh sorry. I thought BT were a business that were trying to get as many customers as possible and maximise profits. My mistake.

 

ESPN and setanta were never hacked on DTT cards.

 

BT have a ready made market there of people who just want to add sport to freeview. There were apparently 400,000 people receiving some kind of TUTV service and we know TUTV are closing down.

 

I would think the costs of cards and CAMs might be worth it.

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@Haribo wrote:

@MartinH wrote:

@Haribo wrote:

@MartinH wrote:

@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Everyone gets free acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. If you want it on a TV you need a compatibe box either a BT Vision, a YouView from BT or retail YouView or Sky.

 

So the part that's fee for you is the acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. 


Yes, I meant to add that the £49 plus £5 per month is really a hardware fee for the box, although BT may not admit to that.

 

The service itself is free. And can be accessed free in a few ways with the right hardware.

 

I still think Bt missed an opportunity by not supplying the channels on ordinary freeview TVs with a CI slot. Imagine how many customers might be interested in that, especially with TUTV gone.


Why would they add the costs of cards, CAMs and risk of being hacked to their overheads?


Oh sorry. I thought BT were a business that were trying to get as many customers as possible and maximise profits. My mistake.

 

ESPN and setanta were never hacked on DTT cards.

 

BT have a ready made market there of people who just want to add sport to freeview. There were apparently 400,000 people receiving some kind of TUTV service and we know TUTV are closing down.

 

I would think the costs of cards and CAMs might be worth it.


There are obviously things that we don't know about then, because if it was that easy for BT to do and make money from, they would do it.

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Another one of those posts that go on and on based on assumptions - is there a common denominator in all of this???


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@drhowells wrote:

@Haribo wrote:

@MartinH wrote:

@Haribo wrote:

@MartinH wrote:

@ronthebodge wrote:

I am an Infinity customer with a Freesat box, and decided that I would apply for (FREE)@ BT Sport, When applying I was informed that as I didn't have either Sky or Freeserve it would not be free, I would need to purchase a BT box @£49 and pay a monthly subscription of £5 per month,  so for me and every other Freesat owner which part of this is FREE???? I think this is most unfair and should have been sorted out before offering this so called (FREE) service.


Everyone gets free acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. If you want it on a TV you need a compatibe box either a BT Vision, a YouView from BT or retail YouView or Sky.

 

So the part that's fee for you is the acces via PC. Mac, tablet and smartphone. 


Yes, I meant to add that the £49 plus £5 per month is really a hardware fee for the box, although BT may not admit to that.

 

The service itself is free. And can be accessed free in a few ways with the right hardware.

 

I still think Bt missed an opportunity by not supplying the channels on ordinary freeview TVs with a CI slot. Imagine how many customers might be interested in that, especially with TUTV gone.


Why would they add the costs of cards, CAMs and risk of being hacked to their overheads?


Oh sorry. I thought BT were a business that were trying to get as many customers as possible and maximise profits. My mistake.

 

ESPN and setanta were never hacked on DTT cards.

 

BT have a ready made market there of people who just want to add sport to freeview. There were apparently 400,000 people receiving some kind of TUTV service and we know TUTV are closing down.

 

I would think the costs of cards and CAMs might be worth it.


There are obviously things that we don't know about then, because if it was that easy for BT to do and make money from, they would do it.


Perhaps BT figures that the more they made it readily available to buy it would defeat the object of trying to get people to sign up to BB.  We will probably never know. I was just saying there would be a big audience for it.

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There are obviously things that we don't know about then, because if it was that easy for BT to do and make money from, they would do it.


True, but some people think running a Footsie 100 company is a doddle, like running a sweetshop.

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