graemeh:speedywiz: FOUR and Prime are also beamed down to us twice.. once in Freeview and once Encrypted.
That makes no sense at all with Sky owning Prime!
richms: If the prime feed was in HD, it would make sense. But as they are still only SD, it doesnt.
DjShadow: Sky will be paying for the transponder TV1 and 2 HD are on, can't seem them offering that for free
richms: IMO its best to leave it exactly as it is now since they had the decision to launch freeview with the outdated MPEG2 SD service.
If they were to now launch a new service in addition to the low res SD stuff, it would just lead to more confusion among the already confused and mislead general public.
After ASO and another year or 3 then perhaps it would be time to start thinking of a HD sat service, if there isnt already no need for it with hopefully other distribution being viable.