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31-01-2012 08:16 AM
We want to watch the F1 on sky but we dont understand how to go ahead. Do we need a HD TV to get HD package and do we get the F1 channel if we get HD package and NOT sprts channels. the F1 is the only thing we would watch on sports channels.
This is Sky's statement as to what you require for the F1 Channel.
1. If you have the HD package and Sky Sports 1&2, you will receive the F1 channel in glorious HD.
2. If you only have Sky Sports 1&2, then you will receive the F1 channel in SD.
3. If you have the HD package without Sky Sports 1&2, then you will still receive the F1 channel in stunning HD.
31-01-2012 09:58 AM
Do we need a HD TV to get HD package and do we get the F1 channel if we get HD package and NOT sprts channels. the F1 is the only thing we would watch on sports channels.
You don't have to have a HD TV to get the HD package but you would not get the actual true HD picture but you still would get access to the F1 HD channel. You could connect the box to your tv via a scart socket.
01-02-2012 10:35 PM
Will I be able to watch this on my iPad with Sky Go though?
I would have thought you will but can't say that for sure.
02-02-2012 03:38 PM
Hi , I chatted with SKy Today :
Welcome to Sky Live Chat Service. A Sky Advisor will be with you shortly.
You are now connected with Zohaib.
Zohaib: Hello, you're chatting with Zohaib, a Sky advisor, may I take your name please?
You: Hi , my name is Riwka . There is a lot of discussion regarding :The dedicated Sky Sports F1™ channel will be available at no extra cost to all Sky TV customers with Sky Sports 1&2 or the HD Pack... so do I need the sports package when I already subscribe to the HD channels ?
Zohaib: You should either have Sky sports or HD pack any one from this since you have HD pack you will get free F1 Channel
You: Ok , so the HD cahnnel pack I have will have F1 channel included ;0) Thats great no need to upgrade to the full Sports Package !
Zohaib: No need to upgrade for sports
02-02-2012 04:57 PM
That is correct, because you already have the HD pack then you will be able to view the F1 HD channel as part of you subscripition.
02-02-2012 08:41 PM
As this is your first post I would like to welcome you to the forum
I can confirm that the F1 channel will be available to watch on SkyGo on the iPad for customers who are eligible to receive the F1 channel. The criteria is to have either dual sports and/or the HD subscription.
06-02-2012 10:07 PM
Hi Guys, Just thought I would join the forum to let you know about a great telephone conversation I have just had.
I am one of many people who do not want to pay the full subscription costs to enjoy the coverage of F1 2012, so have been searching for either a Free or Cheap way of watching all the races. I HAVE FOUND ONE.
Thanks to a Great Sales Consultant in SKY FREESAT, i have got information on the following.
If you happen to have a sky dish on your property, which you haven't used (left by previous owners) get the dual cable from a decent shop and fix a cable link into wherever your box is going to be, get your hands on an old or even used new sky box, via internet or Car Boot, etc..
Ring up FREESAT for Sky: 0844 209 0611
Order a Freesat Card (One off payment of £25 via phone, or if you have an old Card £20 online: https://mysky.sky.com/replacecard/home
Also this is where it is cheaper than a standard Sky Subscription (currently £20 WITHOUT HD Pack- £30.25pm including HD Pack - and this is the cheapest option apparently)...
Ask the Freesat Operator for an HD Pack Subscription (Month DD for ONLY £10.25 - Does not include movies or normal sports channels, BUT DOES INCLUDE FORMULA 1 HD CHANNEL) - and you also get the channel in SD, as well as all the normal non premium HD Channels.
So I now have the F1 HD Channel + 240 FTA channels + Extra HD Channels for ONLY £10.25pm (min 12 mth contract - which is normal) £123 for the year. Saving £240 per year.
Compare this to a Basic SKY Package to include HD Pack. £363 for the year.
Sorry for rambling, was just happy to be able to get F1 Channel for alot less than I was originally looking at paying.
If you want to confirm any of these details, simply contact FREESAT for SKY: 0844 209 0611.
Hope this was helpful to those who didn't want to get a Proper Sky Subscription just to watch F1.
07-02-2012 05:59 PM
Just an update incase you havn't seen it,
The new advert for the F1HD channel was on last night again saying
Free to HD subscribers without Sky sports,
launch date 9th March.
12-02-2012 01:35 PM
The number should be:
08442 410 595 then option 2
Taken from the Sky Freesat website:
12-02-2012 02:21 PM - last edited: 12-02-2012 02:23 PM
There wouldn't be any mention of it because you can watch the F1 channel via freesat. The phone number in my post was to correct the wrong number in the post you mentioned which was the Apple number.
08442 411 653 is the number if you want to order the F1 channel.
16-02-2012 07:22 PM
I do apologise, but i must have written down the phone number incorrectly, but besides the phone number the rest of the information is Correct. I spoke to a guy called Mark and the freesat Callcentre is only based in Scotland, and nowhere else, so i presume they all have the same information as "Mark" gave/confirmed to me. I hope this clears up my mistake with the phone number.
16-02-2012 09:00 PM
Well I just spoke to customer service tonight because sky.com wouldn't let me enter the F1 competition and guess what, I don't subscribe to both Sky Sports and Sky HD+ (only HD) so I cant enter.
His reply was that only customers that pay for both Sports and HD can watch the new F1 Channel because it only broadcasts in HD and for Sky Sports customers only!!!!!
It's great knowing that this confusion has been cleared up - not.