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more free-to-view Freeview and less on virgin?

freeview don't own or sell boxes yet have to pay virgin for free services?

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Re: more free-to-view Freeview and less on virgin?

Virgin is a "closed" platform, which means they own & control everything between the broadcaster & your TV set. You rent Virgins equipment, which is repaired FOC (you have to pay for repairs out of warranty with all other platforms). DTT, Freesat & Sky are open platforms. Freeview operates on DTT, which also can offer pay services (all TV's have a CAM slot built in), it is also partially funded by the Public Service Broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4). On satellite, broadcasters lease transponders from a satellite operator (in the case of Sky & BT, its SES in Belgium, that owns & operates the Astra cluster).

 

Virgin do offer a service that is Free (via a Retentions package), its called TV M. The only stipulation is the you must also be a landline phone customer to take the service.

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Re: more free-to-view Freeview and less on virgin?

Virgin is a "closed" platform, which means they own & control everything between the broadcaster & your TV set. You rent Virgins equipment, which is repaired FOC (you have to pay for repairs out of warranty with all other platforms). DTT, Freesat & Sky are open platforms. Freeview operates on DTT, which also can offer pay services (all TV's have a CAM slot built in), it is also partially funded by the Public Service Broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4). On satellite, broadcasters lease transponders from a satellite operator (in the case of Sky & BT, its SES in Belgium, that owns & operates the Astra cluster).

 

Virgin do offer a service that is Free (via a Retentions package), its called TV M. The only stipulation is the you must also be a landline phone customer to take the service.

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Cable customer since 1993. Services: FH TV, Sky Sports & Movies (2xV+), Talk Unlim Telco, VIVID 100, Virgin PAYG Mobile


 

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Re: more free-to-view Freeview and less on virgin?

nothing like paying for a service you don't want lol

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Re: more free-to-view Freeview and less on virgin?

A lot of people now say the same about the licence fee, which of course partially funds Freeview & Freesat. You pay whatever way you see it.

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Re: more free-to-view Freeview and less on virgin?

(£12.125mTrue That actually means Freeview is not Free at all as have to pay £145.50p a year (£12.125 a month) to watch TV (and other Platforms) don't see it being free if you have too pay??as possibly BBC own Freeview

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