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How to get Sky News on a Freesat box

Just a few button presses and you can have those channels that Sky hasn't yet allowed Freeview to give you... including Sky News

Just a few button presses and you can have those channels that
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On the set-top box:

Press [MENU] then [DOWN] twice, then [RIGHT], [DOWN] again to highlight "Manual Tune" and press [RIGHT].

On the menu scroll [DOWN] to "Transponder" and then use [DOWN] to find the value "12207V 27500 A".

Scroll down to the "Search" button and press [OK]. Tuning takes a few seconds to complete and press the [SAVE] button.

The set-top box is now in "non-Freesat mode". Press [EXIT] to see the TV picture, which will be Sky News, unless you have already added other channels, when it will be on the highest channel number.

To return to normal Freesat mode, press [MENU] again, and in the "Settings" menu, choose "STB Mode" and select "Freesat".



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Monday, 17 January 2011
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Roger Hulett
5:52 PM

I had a Lenson (French) freesat box that had 300+ channels, including Sky News. I have now upgraded ?? to a Sagem DTF 94 HD, in order to pause,record etc etc,but only 127 channels and no Sky News.
Have I made a big mistake ?

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Briantist
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6:14 PM

Roger Hulett: The channels you get depend on where your satellite dish points.

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011
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Roger Hulett
2:12 PM

Hi Brian. I have not changed the satellite dish.I unplugged the Lenson box and plugged in the Sagem with the above result.

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:05 AM

Roger Hulett: In that case I would consult the manual. It sounds like there is a channel limit.

Why did you not get a branded "Freesat" box?

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Roger Hulett
6:46 PM
Hereford

I understood that Sagem was among the best.
Was I wrong ???

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Briantist
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7:19 PM

Roger Hulett: My apologies, you do have a branded box. Yes, Sky News refused to be in the Freesat EPG, you have to a manual add, as per the top of the page.

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Sunday, 6 March 2011
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Steve
11:42 AM

Can you tell me how i get sky news on a standard bush freesat box as the lay out is not like the one used in this site

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Friday, 11 March 2011
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Steve
3:14 PM

Hi just wanted to up date people on the channels you can get via none freesat mode:
1 Sky news
2 film24
3 Horse and country
4 Dance Nation: Music channel
5 Tiny Pop + 1: kids channel

And lot's more including more music channels

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Tuesday, 26 April 2011
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chris
4:06 PM

IF YOU HAVE a panasonic fresat box tune all non freesat cannels and sky news is channel
717 easy peasy.

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Thursday, 19 May 2011
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Mike Rutter
10:19 AM

Hi
can I get Eurosport on Freesat with a top up payment/subscription-I am a keen cyclist and want to watch some of the events whilst laid up after an accident.

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