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Old July 10th 03, 05:50 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Marty
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Will RTE become FTA in the future?




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Old July 10th 03, 07:19 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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Never

"Marty" wrote in message
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Will RTE become FTA in the future?






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Old July 10th 03, 11:14 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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"amstereofan" wrote in message ...
Never


A silly statement. A more correct one would be that there are no current
plans (and it would be fine to state your opinion that it will never
happen).


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Old July 11th 03, 02:22 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
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"Steeler" wrote in message
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"amstereofan" wrote in message

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Never


A silly statement. A more correct one would be that there are no current
plans (and it would be fine to state your opinion that it will never
happen).



I hate the 'it will never happen brigade' !!!

From The Irish Independent Newspaper Thursday July 10th 2003

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Dermot Horan, director of broadcast and acquisitions at RTE, says the fact
that BBC's digital output will be broadcast for free on digital satellite
will be beneficial for Britain.

But he points out that if the corporation's move to put its unencrypted
signal on the Astra satellite is followed by UTV and Channel 4, then the
platform could become enormously popular in Ireland. RTE would then have to
seriously consider joining the system.

He adds that if the Irish channels were broadcast on the satellite, their
signals would reach across Britain.

Popular foreign programming such as films, Friends and The Simpsons- which
RTE currently pays for on the basis that they are only viewed in Ireland -
would then be seen by millions of UK viewers and the Irish broadcaster fears
this could result in higher fees.

"It makes digital terrestrial television more complicated," he adds. "Now
people may say, if I can get UK services for free, why should I pay for
digital terrestrial television?"

Brian.


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Old July 12th 03, 10:57 AM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Stephen Neal
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Marty wrote:
Will RTE become FTA in the future?


If they do then it will be difficult for them to occupy 101 and 102 on
cardless Sky boxes now the BBC have these positions on card free boxes?
(AIUI the cardless EPG is fixed for all receivers - and not alterable by
geographic location? Only solution would be to allow user alteration - or
provide FTA cards for regional mapping but not decryption?)

Steve


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Old July 12th 03, 03:09 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Mark Carver
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Stephen Neal wrote:
Marty wrote:
Will RTE become FTA in the future?


If they do then it will be difficult for them to occupy 101 and 102 on
cardless Sky boxes now the BBC have these positions on card free
boxes?


Not yet it seems. Jomtein posted yesterday that a 'virgin' Sky box
did not display BBC 1 and 2 at 101/2. The first EPG entry was Travel
on 181.




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Old July 12th 03, 03:26 PM posted to uk.tech.tv.sky
Adrian \(CatMan\)
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Stephen Neal wrote:
Marty wrote:
Will RTE become FTA in the future?


If they do then it will be difficult for them to occupy 101 and 102 on
cardless Sky boxes now the BBC have these positions on card free
boxes? (AIUI the cardless EPG is fixed for all receivers - and not
alterable by geographic location? Only solution would be to allow
user alteration - or provide FTA cards for regional mapping but not
decryption?)

Steve


If they ever went FTA, you wouldn't need a digibox, any DVB satellite
receiver would do, I know have the BBC channels in programmes 1-5 on my
Humax box.


 




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