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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 56999 31-Jan-2010 08:49
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Are there any plans for a sports channel on freeview in the future ?

SkyTv seems to have the whole lot sown up..
We used to be able to watch replays of tennis and other sports before,
but even the Australian open hasn't been on any of the FreeToAir channels, not even a replay on prime..

Channel 7 was the broadcaster in Oz for it freetoair over there but nothing here :-(

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 294814 31-Jan-2010 10:36
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Best available at present is plenty of English and Euro football on SBS free to air. Hardly NZ Freeview but free on satellite to NZ.

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  Reply # 294967 31-Jan-2010 17:24
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cool, will it work off a SkyTv dish setup to receive sky ?

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  Reply # 294975 31-Jan-2010 17:55
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Sure will. Frequency is 12648 Vertical, and the Symbol Rate is 12600. If your box is freeview approved you may have some hoops to jump through to receive SBS but others on this forum should be able to supply a work around.

Be aware however that if you have a Sky box connected to your dish it will need to be disconnected from the dish before you can access the vertical polarity of the LNB.

Good luck.

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  Reply # 295838 3-Feb-2010 21:31
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Other option is to use streaming TV channels like VeetleTV. I watched most of the Aussie open on ESPN & ESPN-HD. But the men's final was maxing out the bandwidth due to viewing numbers, I guess. So there are issues with it, but is better than nothing: most times Laughing

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  Reply # 295853 3-Feb-2010 22:20
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Yeah, I tried that but I'm on Telecom Bigtime and it only streams properly when its not shaped inbetween 2am and 9am

Even replays on FTA would be great, we used to have them but they have all dried up now as well..

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