Just re-scanned my satellite decoder today after a firmware update and noticed something very interesting.... SKY appear to be using the Freeview TPs to deliver certain channels in their package!
I only noticed when looking for SKY's TV One SD feed on 12671 Mhz... wait a moment, it's no longer there! So, I scanned all the SKY TPs and guess what! It ain't on any of them!!! On further investigation, I noticed other channels not carried on any SKY TPs... Maori TV, U, TVNZ 7... Te Reo, CUE, Stratos... Parliament TV, Shine and I'm assuming all the TV One regional feeds.
Now where do you suppose SKY manages to get those channels if it ain't carrying them on their own TPs? That's right! Looks like they're 'Freeloading' them from Freeview.... THEIVING BAS#A&DS!
Checked the signal test page of MySky HDi: Stratos, Parliament TV, CUE, Te Reo and Shine appear to be coming on the same TP, (I'm assuming 12456MHz), indicated as 'TS 21' by MySky decoder. Maori, U and TVNZ 7 appear to be coming on the same TP, (assuming 12483MHz), indicated as 'TS 22' by MySky decoder. Couldn't test TV One as the HDi gets the HD signal from 12358MHz, but with no SD TV One feed of their own I can only assume their SD boxes grab that as well....
If they can do that, then they should have to broadcast their TV One, TV2 and TV3 HD feeds FTA!!
Is this really what's going on??
Am I missing something??
Did anyone know this was happening?
Or am I just the last to realize it?