Sky & BT Sports

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Hi All,
Mum is moving into retirement flat which does not have cable.
Can sky and Bt sports be accessed without a dish?
Talktalk say they can via internet?
Thanks
Suzanne
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  • edited 6 November 2016 at 1:08PM
    BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    edited 6 November 2016 at 1:08PM
    Now tv does sky sports over broadband , no need for a dish

    There is a limited number of channels Live on now tv , box sets plus catchup are available

    BT TV /talk talk do the same although you need infinity for HD or Ultra


    There's no way to watch all the sky package over the Internet without a dish
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  • suzannesuzanne Forumite
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    Thanks Browntoa,
    Do you think I should go with Sky with a dish so she can have BT and Sky sports?
    Cheers Suzanne
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    suzanne wrote: »
    Thanks Browntoa,
    Do you think I should go with Sky with a dish so she can have BT and Sky sports?
    Cheers Suzanne

    If the home will allow a dish to be installed then yes, only way she will be able to get Sky Sports and BT sport.
  • mije1983mije1983 Forumite
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    Which Sky channels does your mum actually watch?

    If it's just Sky Sports then you can get this via BT TV (and also with Now TV but it's a pricey add on for that service).
  • edited 8 November 2016 at 9:45AM
    suzannesuzanne Forumite
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    edited 8 November 2016 at 9:45AM
    The main channels are Sky Sports and BT Sports.
    She is football mad:-)
    We are also looking at landline and basic internet {for us to use when we visit}.
    Unfortunately she had a bad experience with BT, so looks like SKY is the lonly option?
    There is a comunal digital aerial, does this make a difference?
    Thanks Everyone
    Suzanne
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    check the communal aerial has twin feeds otherwise sky plus or sky Q wont work


    most communal feeds I've seen have a single feed on the wall
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  • suzannesuzanne Forumite
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    There is an aerial socket in the wall and some white wiring along the carpet which has two ends???
    Thanks again Browntoa X
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    the twin cable should terminate on 2 f type screw on connectors
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  • suzannesuzanne Forumite
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    Hi Browntoa,
    Thanks for that Hun,
    Will have to Google what they look like:-)
    Have not booked anything yet, will doube check everything.
    Luv`n stuff
    Suzanne
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    suzanne wrote: »
    There is a comunal digital aerial, does this make a difference?
    You won't be able to receive Sky through an aerial. To receive Sky, you'll need a satellite dish (either communal or individual).
    An aerial alone will only provide Freeview channels regardless of how many termination points.
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