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I've got freeview built into my tv I think.I thought all free channels were exactly that no matter what system is used to view them.
just going to have to yet used going from Sky everything to Sky basic.
Some broadcasters view/use Freeview as a marketing tool and will broadcast a channel FTA on Freeview in the hope you'll seek out their other subscription channels on paytv platforms.
Some channels are only present on Freeview in the first place because the satellite subscription money they receive in part funds them....
The channels that are available on Freeview but FTV (Free To View - free but encrypted, so require a Sky viewing card/box) on satellite are encrypted for two reasons, they've done an 'exclusivity' deal with Sky i.e 4HD. Or because of rights issue's,