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Aug 09 2008

It was made aware to us by DigitalSpy member ‘rai uno’ that Sky Sports 1-3 and FX UK are currently available FTA (free-to-air). These channels can be added to any non-Sky Digibox, so should work on your Freesat receiver by adding the channels to the non-Freesat mode using the frequency 12110 H 27500 2/3.

We don’t expect these channels to be available for long, there must be a technical error or some deliberate enticement so enjoy whilst you can.

74 Responses to “Sky Sports on Freesat…whilst it lasts”

  1. Steven Says:

    Perhaps it’s enticement as I suspect a majority may be watching the Olympics on the BBC free.

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  2. Denis Says:

    Its not available now

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  3. Kev Says:

    Its still there Denis ive just tuned in and watching it now on my Humax

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  4. Paul. Says:

    Still working as at 13:27.

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  5. Steven Says:

    Yes, your right Paul. Still ‘free’ at 13:53..

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  6. JET Says:

    Still working here…….

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  7. Chris Says:

    Got them all, shame Sports 1 HD isn’t available!!

    Enjoy while you can…

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  8. John Says:

    How do you get to them on a foxsat? I’ve changed to non-freesat but can’t find them. Mind you, I’m enjoying the Olympics in HD, so probably wont watch much else anyway!

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  9. dean Says:

    my bush hd box cannot find them

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  10. Jamie Says:

    Been working all day. Trust the cricket to be rained off. I havn’t seen any for years!!

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  11. colin Says:

    Just scanned and received all sky channels, now watching Arsenal game. I am using a Fortec Star receiver.

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  12. wezo Says:

    thats rubish the least they could do is let us watch the sky sports channels in HD :-)

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  13. MJV Says:

    Freesat…the methadone of SKY……My Goodmans won’t pick it up…..I’m cold turkey…..

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  14. Les Nicol Says:

    I am picking this up on my Manhattan FTA receiver where the Sky sports channels have a duplicated listing — one of these listings is still scrambled but the other not. I have been receiving the Golf, Cricket and Arsenal match in the clear togethe wth Skybet. No joy on my Humax even with a fresh scan.

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  15. Gray Noone Says:

    Still working on humax foxsat, to get them, go to non freesat mode, manual scan select all and all, and scan, it will take a while and you should have around close on a thousand channels though you wont be able to view them all , but the sky sports ones are working.

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  16. Kev Says:

    For all those with a HUMAX box who cannot find the sky channels enter non freesat mode go to MANUAL TUNE
    TRANSPONDER All
    NETWORK SEARCH Disable
    SCRAMBLED TYPE All
    Then hit search and after 5 or so mins you should have all channels just go down the list untilyou find one of the Sky sports that is working

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  17. Darryl Says:

    I am remember are these channel still available, as my goodmans hd box is not picking them up! Please help!

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  18. Steven Says:

    You could scan just the single transponder, as I did, 12110H 27500 2/3 (or auto), lots faster. Don’t just scan FTA, do ALL, not NETWORK, the channels still to appear to be flagged as ‘encrypted’ or is it called ‘soft scrambled’?

    I can only imagine that Sky will refund those viewers that are currently paying for this (un)encrypted service that others are (possibly) enjoying free . . . Right . . Or otherwise those with Sky receivers are probably unable to view anyway whether FTA or not, quite likely . .

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  19. Denis Says:

    I cannot get it on my Goodmans box. The problem is that when you enter code 2/3 changes to 3/4 and there is no way you can change it back to 2/3. Unless someone knows better.

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  20. admin Says:

    Steven – Sky won’t offer any refunds to existing sports mix customers, as the service is still subscription on Sky, as the encryption flag prevents any Sky digibox from receiving the service for free.

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  21. jodie Says:

    technomate 5600 getting 1 2 3 sports and fx

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  22. Jo Hance Says:

    I have a Nikkai tv with built in freeview. Can I get Sky Sports on this?

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  23. admin Says:

    Jo – not unless you have a satellite receiver and dish installed.

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  24. Nic Says:

    Same problem as Denis – Bush Freesat box automatically inputs 3/4 and I can’t access the data box to change it. Have managed to input everything successfully on my Fortec Star FTA box. Bit long-winded but am watching the cricket.

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  25. Iain Beaton Says:

    I am watching USPGA golf. Tha adverts are Irish related.

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  26. Jo Hance Says:

    Thanks for that.
    I do have a Panasonic Sky Digibox and a sky dish installed to our main telly.

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  27. Darryl Says:

    Please help, i cannot change FEC on my goodman hd box. It is currently at 3/4, and unable to change it!! Can anyone help!

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  28. Denis Says:

    Da.rryl – I have the same problem. I do not think it is possible at present

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  29. chris Says:

    still workin 11th 10:10 am

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  30. Jamie Says:

    Still watching cricket WOW! I should have mentioned in an earlier post I am using a Metronic Touch Box 3 (Not A Freesat Box)

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  31. Matt Says:

    still working 13.26 11/08/08

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  32. John Says:

    Still not working on my Humax. All the sky sports channels are locked.

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  33. Eddie Says:

    I have the Humax, search manual scan but look for all channels not just FTA and when it finishes channels in the region of 5647 are the SKY sports ones.

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  34. Kevin Says:

    Received my Humax Foxsat via the Freesat price comparison (£135.49) at 11 am this morning, and am watching test cricket on Sky Sports 1 this afternoon. Thankyou Sky.

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  35. john Says:

    hi please help getting Fortec Star HD Box tomorow will i be able to get it thanks

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  36. Graham Says:

    I have a Humax and can also get Sky Sports. I’ve just been watching Speedway!

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  37. vikki Says:

    just tried it, nearly 1000 channels but no free sport :-(

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  38. John R Says:

    Cheers Eddie. Have found Sky Sports 1,2 & 3 on my Humax. Vikki, try keying in these channels. Sky Sports 1 – 5647, 5648, 5650. Sky Sports 2 – 5646, Sky Sports 3 – 5649, 5651, 5652. All these channels are working at the mo. Also FX is on channel 5653 on the Humax… Doubt they’ll still be working by the weekend though :(

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  39. Steven Says:

    John . . Are you buying the Fortec Star Passion? It’s had more updates than I’ve had hot dinners and I’m not sure if it even fixed yet.. Good luck..!

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  40. john Says:

    thanks for rep/steven its the Innovation

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  41. Laing Says:

    Still getting sky sport channels 1,2 and 3 at 11:15 today. I’m waiting for some clever person finding a way to recieve the UKTV channels

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  42. Iain Says:

    Have a look at this website which lists temporary free to air channels including Sky http://en.kingofsat.net/tempfta.php

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  43. Mark D Says:

    Has anyone been able to get these channels on the Bush SD box?? the FEC is wrong so doesn’t find them?!?! any idea’s how to get them on

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  44. Dave Says:

    How do I manually scan for channels guys?

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  45. Laing Says:

    See Kevs reply, response No.16 for how to manualy scan on an Humax box. I would think it will be simular on other boxes

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  46. Tim Says:

    Guys,

    thanks, am watching Sky sports now. via non freesat tune on my humax box.

    Got it to work on my Humax HD box but not on sky digibox, strange but true.

    regards,
    Tim

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  47. yasar Says:

    same as John’s. my humax does not receive it either.
    i did a manual scan as suggested with no FTA but ALL and
    TRANSPONDER All
    NETWORK SEARCH Disable
    SCRAMBLED TYPE All
    still all sky channels show as locked.
    Are some of the cahnnels showing locked actually not locked?

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  48. JohnR Says:

    Yasar, I got my humax to work after repeating the manual scan. Some of the sky sports channels do not work, but channels 5647, 5648, 5650, 5646, 5649, 5651 & 5652 all work. Try doing another manual scan

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  49. gaz Says:

    Working here foxsat and fx too.

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  50. brutus Says:

    all working here including pulse gaming channel on 5384

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  51. Andy Says:

    Gone now. tried retuning but all scrambled.
    Anyone tried any of the other Sky channels ?

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  52. Mat Says:

    All gone!
    Well it was good while it lasted

    Thanks for the free cricket sky!!!

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  53. JohnR Says:

    spoilsports, next time we should keep quiet about it!

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  54. ron Says:

    am in turkey and watching sky sports 1,2,3,free on local receiver(3mtr)dish

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  55. Darryl Says:

    is fox uk hd still available? as when i do an manual search, it says it is!! however once u watch channel it is not!!

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  56. steve Says:

    so is that it then? All over? Would have been nice to have it for the footy…

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  57. Telewizja Cyfrowa Says:

    Could You give me a frequency of Sky TP for Network Search ?

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  58. nivek tta Says:

    using a humax free sat recorder 360 hdd ver and once you have scanned and found however many channels does anybody know if you were to add a cam into the front slot would it be ppossible to watch other sky channels (Obviously sub need) i think its a dragon cam

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  59. jimmy Says:

    Hey I am getting all the channels!!!!
    I’m watchting Everton- Man united right NOW!!!!

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  60. A Says:

    Is this still working for anyone?

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  61. Mike B Says:

    Can anyone help me with the frequency of skp sports 1,2,3. I have a sagem DTR 94250s. i have been trying sor sometime but no luck. My FEC won’t change to 2/3 regardless of the frequency i enter. I tried 12110 H 27500 and others but no luck. Am in the manchester. Cheers

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  62. sharon ambrose Says:

    how can i get sky sports news on my freesat (not sky) or on my digi box without paying too muck ive got a satilite dish for the freesat

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  63. Ricky brown Says:

    i have a freesat box and dish. so if scan with what ever you guys are saying i can wch skysports ??????

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  64. admin Says:

    @Ricky brown

    Not likely, the original post is from August 2008!!!!

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  65. BRIAN Says:

    IS IT POSSABLE TO GET SKY SPORTS OR EUROSPORT IN THE UK VIA A GOODMANS FSAT 101SD BOX

    IF SO HOW

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  66. rob Says:

    hi there which is a good set to get for free sat and can you get a code or something to enable all sky channels i only ask because the get em all in turkey and dont subscribe to sky.

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  67. Jim Says:

    colin said:
    Just scanned and received all sky channels, now watching Arsenal game. I am using a Fortec Star receiver.

    How did u recieve all the sky channels

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  68. duncan Says:

    I have a goodmans and a bush free sat reciever, living in the netherlands have a dish and all that aswell how do i get all the sky sports channels?

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  69. admin Says:

    duncan said:
    I have a goodmans and a bush free sat reciever, living in the netherlands have a dish and all that aswell how do i get all the sky sports channels?

    You can’t, they are subscription only. They appeared briefly on Freesat, but if you check the date of this report, it was over 4 years ago.

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  70. duncan Says:

    Does anyone know frequency code that can pick up sky sports on free sat?

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  71. stan larard Says:

    CAN ANYONE GET SKY SPORTS STILL ON THEIR HUMAX ?

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  72. admin Says:

    The post was from 2008!!! See my comment just two above yours!

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  73. mandy Says:

    is there any way i can get fxuk on my humax hd box? i so miss that chanel

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  74. gina c Says:

    Can I subscribe to sky sports through free sat? We have sky but only Really have it for sports channels.

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