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 British Sky Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, Sky was more receptive to ITV Digital's FTA replacement, Freeview, in which it holds an equal stake with the BBC and Crown Castle International.
Sky Three used to be occupied by Sky Travel until it was replaced on October 31, 2005, allowing BSkyB to air it's exclusive licenced content with delays of between 12-18 months from their original air dates on Sky One.
Sky is allowed to restrict certain channels such as Sky Sports Xtra to its direct customers, who are also able to use certain interactive features of its programming which are not available to cable viewers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Sky_Broadcasting   (1650 words)

 Digital Sky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Large-area digital sky surveys are a recent and exciting development in astronomical research.
The Digital Sky and the tools for its exploration will help revolutionize multi-wavelength astronomical studies, both by the sheer increase of the data available, and by providing faster and more sophisticated methods for its analysis.
The Digital Sky offers a perspective of the universe which is statistical and data-focused, in contrast to traditional work with individual stellar objects.
www.cacr.caltech.edu /SDA/digital_sky.html   (144 words)

 Sky Digital - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcasting's digital satellite television service, transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28.2°E and Eutelsat's Eurobird 1 satellite at 28.5°E. BSkyB's analogue broadcasts ceased in 2001, so the service is now more commonly marketed as just Sky.
To view the encrypted content a Videoguard UK equipped receiver (all of which are dedicated to the Sky Digital service, and cannot be used to decrypt other services) needs to be used.
A major reshuffle of the Sky Electronic Programming guide is scheduled for January and February of 2006, with many channels changing numbers to fit in with their new version of Sky Guide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sky_Digital   (1099 words)

 Sky Digital FAQ
Sky Digital - a digital version of the existing Sky group of television channels, broadcasting since October 1998 from the Astra 2A and 2B satellites at 28.2degrees east of south.
Sky Television have designed reception equipment (known as a "Digibox") for their satellite transmissions which includes a scrambling system, and have licensed their manufacture to 3 manufacturers in the UK - Pace, Grundig and Amstrad.
Sky will tell you that even a few minutes with the card out of the box or the receiver off-satellite can disable the card, but this is unlikely to be the case.
www.bavaria-satellite.de /newnew/skydigital_faq.htm   (3691 words)

 Sky Digital - Entertainment, Music, Sports, Movies, News - Sky Plus
Sky Digital is one of the most popular services for receiving digital television, this is mainly due to their extensive range of television channels including many premium channels that are only available on Sky.
Sky Sports is a very popular sky package because it offers a huge amount of sports coverage with live sporting events being broadcast most of the time.
Sky Sports has three main channels, these are Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3 and they also have Sky Sports Extra, all of the main sports events are covered by these channels.
electronics.uk-shoponline.co.uk /sky-digital.htm   (1416 words)

 Sky Digital FAQ
Sky Digital comes from a different satellite, in a different position, than analogue Sky - so you won't get any of the old German channels that you used to get from analogue Sky.
Sky appear to use caller ID for verifying whether or not the mirror sub boxes are on the same phone line but they do not seem to use caller ID verification for regular digiboxes or for the Sky+.
Sky+ is a new type of digibox that has a built-in hard drive that enables you to record one channel whilst watching another.
www.angelfire.com /tv2/skydigitalfaq   (5357 words)

 Astrosat - suppliers of English Language TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Digital Television means studio quality picture and sound, Digital Television is not just some new gadget, it revolutionises the way we watch television today.
Sky is the most modern service provider for digital television in the world.
Sky has been transmitting its channels to Europe since the start of the 90's and has many millions of viewers.
www.planet-interkom.de /home/astrosat   (425 words)

 Encyclopedia: Sky Digital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Artists impression of a Boeing 601 satellite, as configured for digital television transmission by SES Astra Satellite television is television delivered by way of communications satellites, as compared to conventional terrestrial television and cable television.
Eurobird is a Eutelsat operated satellite, used for digital television.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey will tell us which theories are right -- or whether we have to come up with entirely new ideas.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Sky-Digital   (363 words)

 Sky Digital
Sky digital subscriptions: Packages available from just £7.50 per month for the 1st 3 months.
Sky+ subscription is free while you subscribe to two or more of Sky Premium channels i.e.
Installation: When you subscribe to any Sky digital package, standard installation of your free Sky box is free for all customers or, is free for your Sky+ box if you're a brand new Sky digital customer or £60 for previous or existing customers.
www.shop123.co.uk /Sky_Digital.htm   (454 words)

 1st for Sky Digital and satellite TV news - What Satellite & Digital TV Online - Freeview and Sky Digital news
Sky has launched a new broadband movie and sports video-download service called 'Sky by broadband' which is free for its premium subscribers in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
We thank our current and future Sky customers for joining in and for helping to make Britain one of the world’s leading digital TV marketplaces." Sky’s key operational targets for the medium term are to reach 10 million DTH subscribers in 2010, with 25 per cent penetration of Sky+ and 30 per cent Multiroom penetration.
Sky said he would continue to play a key role over the next few months, focusing on the launch of high-definition TV and other rights deals.
www.wotsat.com   (714 words)

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Sky digital is broadcast on three completely different beams, each with their own footprint.
Sky however will not know that a subsidised box has been sold if it is still within the first year and so they may switch it off pending investigation.
Sky will definitely issue cards for second-hand boxes though the telephone staff (and their billing software) aren't at all accustomed to it yet.
costablancaexpats.net /pats/sky.txt   (2785 words)

The Digitized Sky Survey comprises a set of all-sky photographic surveys in E, V, J, R, and N bands conducted with the Palomar and UK Schmidt telescopes.
The Catalogs and Surveys Branch (CASB) is digitizing the photographic plates to support HST observing programs but also as a service to the astronomical community.
Images of any part of the sky may be extracted from the DSS, in either FITS or GIF format.
archive.stsci.edu /dss   (112 words)

 Encyclopedia article: Sloan Digital Sky Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Named after the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, it aims to map 25% of the sky and obtain observations on around 100 million objects.
It has redshift (additional info and facts about redshift) s for galaxies as far z=0.3 or 0.4, and has been involved in the detection of quasar (A starlike object that may send out radio waves and other forms of energy; large red shifts imply enormous recession velocities) s beyond a redshift 6.
Both spectra and images are available in this way, and interfaces are made very easy to use so that, for example, a full colour image of any region of the sky covered by an SDSS data release can be obtained just by providing the coordinates.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sl/sloan_digital_sky_survey.htm   (403 words)

Sky has beaten off competition from the BBC to win the rights to June's huge Mike Tyson vs Lennox Lewis boxing match.
Sky believes the audience figures will exceed the 660,000 who watched the Tyson-Bruno bout in 1996 - even though it will be held in the middle of the World Cup football finals and at 4am British time.
Sky's chief executive Tony Ball has hinted that the broadcaster may not bid for the TV rights to the FA Cup when they come up for renewal.
www.expatsatellites.com /newsw9.htm   (665 words)

 Sky Digital Info
Sky Sports has started the first service where on selected programmes viewers can change camera angles, watch replays, view highlights, and access statistics on demand.
able in the Republic of Ireland offering digital versions of their channels on Sky digital.The existing channels from Sky are broadcast in digital, as well as many new exclusive to digital channels.
ITV and CH 4 are currently in negotiations with sky.
www.greenanelec.com /digitaldetails.htm   (383 words)

 Sky Digital
Sky Digital is the UK Satellite Television Service, provided by BSkyB, and broadcast via the SES owned Astra 2 series of satellites at 28.2 degrees east.
The receivers required are known as 'Sky Digiboxes' and are made to a design from BSkyB by a small number of approved manufacturers (basically the ones who applied for, and were granted, a license to manufacture them).
The first is a 'Sky Digital' card, this is a subscription service requiring a monthly subscription, which can cost upto £34.00 depending on the subscription package you require - it also includes all the other FTV (Free To View) channels.
www.lpilsley.co.uk /skydigital.htm   (2377 words)

 Sky Digital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sky Digital offer the greatest number of channels available including entertainment, education, news, childrens channels, and the ever popular sports and movie channels.
Sky Box Office movies and events are not included within your subscription and must be paid for separately; they are bought on Sky Box Office standard terms and conditions.
This service is only available to Sky digital subscribers whilst you continue to subscribe; you must also have a BT line and be connected to a BT digital exchange.
www.forbesdirectrentals.co.uk /dsky.htm   (935 words)

 sky digital -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Sloan Digital Sky Survey The Sloan Digital Sky Survey "will map in detail one-quarter of the entire sky, determining the positions and absolute brightnesses of more than 100 million celestial objects" as well as "measure...
Sky Digital on Astra 2A/2B/2D and Eurobird 1 at 28.2°E. Sky Digital © Lyngemark Satellite, last updated 2005-12-23 - !http://www.lyngsat...
Sky Digital on Astra 2A/2B/2D and Eurobird 1 at 28.2°E. Sky Digital © Lyngemark Satellite, last updated 2005-12-18 - !http://www.lyngsat...
www.okkio.com /search/sky-digital   (420 words)

 Chris's Satellite Home Page
If you have the mirrored Sky sub with two boxes at one address, both boxes have to be connected to the phone line as part of the contract to make sure you don't go and use one box at another address.
"Sky One" or "Sky Sports" into the "Other Channels" and accessing it that way to get rid of the dot, this is a good way of doing an unattended recording without the red dot returning, but its not very convenient for normal viewing, and the Personal Planner cannot access channels in the "Other Channels".
I contacted the Sky+ technical help line and they tested if for a week and then came back to me to say that it is a recognised problem and it is down to Channel 5 to fix it not Sky.
www.vowles-home.demon.co.uk /Sat/Sky.htm   (3935 words)

 English Language Satellite TV Channels Throughout Europe, Sky Digital Satellite Equipment and Sky Viewing Cards, Sky ...
Sky (UK) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The Astra satellite was owned by a Luxembourg-based consortium and controlled from there, but Sky's broadcasts originated in the UK and were subject to British regulation, originally by the Cable Authority and later by the Independent Television Commission.
Once again Sky faced competition, this time from the ONdigital digital terrestrial television service (later renamed ITV Digital), and once more saw off its rivals partly thanks to aggressive marketing and partly because of its rivals' numerous technical and administrative failures.
www.englishsattv.com   (1500 words)

 Sky Cards: Sky Card - Sky TV -Sky Viewing Cards - Sky Europe Digital Cards Europe
Should you require a sky digibox, we can supply it ready to use and switched on with the sky card subscription.
Expatriates, English speaking and to anybody who wishes obtain a Sky Digital Card to view Sky satellite TV channels with a sky card via Astra satellite in Europe.
Sky subscription card payments to us can be made on-line via "PayPal" or directly with us with your credit card.
www.skycards.100megs32.com /forum   (377 words)

 Sky Digital Sky Digital Viewing Cards Sky Card Rental Europe
Ive just received my new Sky+ digibox and viewing card from Solsat and even though the viewing card is inserted in the slot I cant receive any of the encrypted channels.
Sky Digital Viewing cards only work in Sky Digiboxes.The encryption format Videoguard is not available in CAM format for use in any other digital satellite receiver decoders.To confirm if you have a suitable set top box look for a card slot with the words "Sky viewing card" above,if so then youre in business.
You can subscribe to Sky on their minimum package option (Value Pack) and then pay an additional 16 euros per month for the record facility to be activated.
www.solsat.com /questions.htm   (1905 words)

 Sky Digital
Sky digital offers all round family entertainment with the widest choice of channels.
Plus there are a whole host of your old favourite and new radio stations all in digital quality.
You can order your Sky digital system from our website by filling in an enquiry form and a representative will call you or post out an application form.
www.greenanelec.com /skydigital.htm   (247 words)

 Digital Spy Forums - Digital Spy - Sky+ Upgrade FAQ - 29th July 2005
The popularity of Sky+ upgrades is so high that it’s resulted in large threads that some people do not wish to search through, hopefully this FAQ can help answer most of the questions that you may have.
The fan on the Sky+ machines are quite robust and in most cases the fan noise isn’t noticeable, even if you sleep in the same room as the Sky+ unit.
The latest Sky+ firmware instructs the HD to wind down when not in use, so cooling is less of an issue as before.
forum.digitalspy.co.uk /board/showthread.php?t=156344   (1715 words)

 SKY Digital Start Up : Telecom New Zealand Limited
SKY Digital TV Start Up Channels may change - the number and descriptions are correct as at 9 June 2005.
If you are a current SKY customer and your SKY account is in a different name from your Telecom account, SKY will send you a Change of Name form to action before the billing for SKY Digital Start Up can be transferred to your Telecom residential account.
SKY Digital Start Up with Telecom is only available to residential customers with an Anytime or HomeLine connection.
www.telecom.co.nz /content/0,3900,203200-1006,00.html   (742 words)

 Satellite for caravans. (Satellite TV at home and abroad)
You can get a digibox free of charge if you sign up to a Sky contract and agree to connect the digibox to a phone line for 12 months, or you can buy one outright without having to be tied to any restriction (see here).
English-language digital programmes are broadcast by the Astra 2 system which is located roughly SSE (at longitude 28.2º E above the equator), so the first thing is to find the approximate compass setting.
Many of the Sky channels transmit on the south beam and therefore can be received in virtually all of Europe except for northern Scandinavia and parts of Greece.
homepage.ntlworld.com /de.sullivan   (6706 words)

 Sky Digital Accessories and sky remote control hand sets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sky Digital Accessories and sky remote control hand sets
Simple to set up, with 4 digital codes to operate your TV.
Passes infra-red signals from remote eye to Sky digital receiver.
www.aerialstore.co.uk /sky_accesssories.htm   (269 words)

 Brymar Satellite Sky Digital Satellite Equipment
Then the phantom will record any sky programs you set in your personal planner on your sky digibox, you don't even have to set the timer on your VCR - It couldn't be easier. Full fitting instructions included. [ currency ] [ back ]
This LNB allows up to 4 receivers to be connected to your sky minidish.
these Manhattan devices allow you to install Sky + on to one cable.; Simply connect 2 LNB outputs on to the stacker, connect the single coax cable to it.; At the de-stacker side you connect your 2 outputs to your Sky + receiver. Can also be used with 2 different satellites.
www.brymar.co.uk /acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Sky_Digital_3.html   (790 words)

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