But there are more News channels
available not just Sky News,
some are free, some are not
Likewise some News channels
are available on Freeview and Freesat
and some are not, you need to compare
the Channel Lists to find out
The vast majority of news channels are free-to-air on satellite. Sky has stopped selling its FreeSatfromSky product now, but any older box that is still on the market on eBay & the like can be used to receive all the free channels on the Sky EPG without a viewing card.
Add to that many FTA receivers like the ones sold in Ireland can also receive these channels & are not tied to Sky or Freesat. It is after all an open platform. Broadcasters do a deal with SES to lease a transponder & then buy EPG slots to suit themselves. So Sky effectively has no control over any FTA channel coming off the satellite & through their dishes.
I have a Freesat box. CNN was removed from Freesat months ago, but I can still watch it in HD (which was never available on Freesat anyway)by manually tuning the box.
VM BB TV Landline. Vonage 2nd line. Freeview/Freesat HD, ASDA/Tesco PAYG Mobile. Customer since 1993
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