How can I watch Channel 4 and five on satellite if I have no card or a free-to-view card?
Get a replacement card from Freesat from Sky (fSfS)
Get a new free-to-view installation from Sky, by calling their hot-line on 0870-240 5651 and choose option 1. You can pay for a replacement Freesat from Sky (fSfS) card by paying £20 with a credit or debit card.
Get new Sky free-to-view installation
Get a new free-to-view installation from Sky, by calling their hot-line on 0870-606 1111. You will get a new dish, a new Digibox, a new free-to-view card and full installation.
Get a Freeview box
From £20: If you are in a Freeview reception area (see Freeview Reception
) then you can get a Freeview box from a local store. This will give you several additional TV channels ( f-tn, The Box, TMF, UK Bright Ideas, UK History, Sky Sports News) and some extra radio stations.
This will keep your digital wide-screen reception of Channel 4 and five.
Subscribe to Sky for a year
From £157.50: If you have never had a free box and dish from Sky, then the best way is to get the offer from Sky and get a free Digibox, and subscribe to the Value Pack for one year.
Either phone 08705-800874 or visit http://www.sky.com/ordersky/home
Re-subscribe to Sky
From £15: If you have been a Sky subscriber in the past, you should not have to complete the minimum term of one year. You can re-subscribe to Sky on the Value Pack and cancel again after one month.
Either phone 08708-501 607 or visit http://www.sky.com/ordersky/home
Watch on analogue cable
From Free: If you have ever had a cable TV service (analogue or digital), the law requires that itv-1, Channel 4 and five are kept available as an analogue service, even if you have stopped a subscription many years ago.
Most systems now use a digital TV receiver to produce the analogue picture for these channels, so the quality is good. However, it is not wide-screen.
You will need a cable to connect the TV Out socket on the cable box using a suitable cable (made from parts 16-0605 and 16-0445 from www.rapidelectronics.co.uk
) and you will have to re-tune your TV or video.
Because of the way that digital TV is carried on cable systems, you must connect the video and TV by a SCART cable, and tune in the video only.
Watch on analogue UHF
From Free: As a final backup, you may still be able to receive an analogue. The picture quality may be poor, and will not be wide-screen.
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