Freesat looks at pay-TV


The free-to-air digital satellite joint venture between BBC and ITV, Freesat, may move into the pay-TV arena. If this comes about Freeview users will have the chance to subscribe to Sky Sports 1 and 2.

According to The Guardian, Freesat would operate the pay-TV conditional access system while subscription sales would be handled by another company. However, for Freesat to proceed on the pay-TV route it would need the BBC Trust’s approval.

Freesat was launched in May 2008 to assist UK viewers in the digital migration process.


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