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Essentials package

I currently have sky Q and multiroom. It's now gone up to a £100 a month.  Firstly if I move to Essentials will I lose the films and other programs on my box?  I'd get rid of it but my son is disabled and loves certain films and quiz shows.

 

what channels can I watch with Essentials.

 

sorry for the questions just stressed about it all.

 

many thanks


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@Woodst wrote:

I currently have sky Q and multiroom. It's now gone up to a £100 a month.  Firstly if I move to Essentials will I lose the films and other programs on my box?  I'd get rid of it but my son is disabled and loves certain films and quiz shows.

what channels can I watch with Essentials.

sorry for the questions just stressed about it all.

many thanks


Hi @Woodst 

See following link

https://www.sky.com/help/articles/tv-essentials

 

Anything on your Q box that you no longer have a Subscription for will not be accessible 

 

The Sky basic package comes with your general Freeview channels alongside the Sky TV channels. See the list of the most popular Sky channels below:  All the following will be in SD only

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Showcase
  • Sky Max 
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Sci-Fi
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky History
  • Sky Documentaries 
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Nature
  • Comedy Central
  • Peacock
  • Alibi 
  • Nickelodeon 

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This message was authored by oldfella This message was authored by: oldfella Answer

Re: Essentials package

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@Woodst wrote:

I currently have sky Q and multiroom. It's now gone up to a £100 a month.  Firstly if I move to Essentials will I lose the films and other programs on my box?  I'd get rid of it but my son is disabled and loves certain films and quiz shows.

what channels can I watch with Essentials.

sorry for the questions just stressed about it all.

many thanks


Hi @Woodst 

See following link

https://www.sky.com/help/articles/tv-essentials

 

Anything on your Q box that you no longer have a Subscription for will not be accessible 

 

The Sky basic package comes with your general Freeview channels alongside the Sky TV channels. See the list of the most popular Sky channels below:  All the following will be in SD only

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Showcase
  • Sky Max 
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Sci-Fi
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky History
  • Sky Documentaries 
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Nature
  • Comedy Central
  • Peacock
  • Alibi 
  • Nickelodeon 
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Re: Essentials package

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@Woodst wrote:

I currently have sky Q and multiroom. It's now gone up to a £100 a month.  Firstly if I move to Essentials will I lose the films and other programs on my box?  I'd get rid of it but my son is disabled and loves certain films and quiz shows.

 

what channels can I watch with Essentials.

 

sorry for the questions just stressed about it all.

 

many thanks


hi @Woodst 

 

Essentials is effectively Freesat via SKY Q so the channel list is here:

https://www.freesat.co.uk/channels

 

Any recordings you have from any 'subscription' channel (i.e. any not included above) will not be accessible after you downgrade (which include any SKY branded channels including SKY Cinema)

 

BTW At one time you could not have multiscreen with Essentials but I believe that may have changed

Woodst
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Ahh that's disappointing about the films.  So hard to know what to do.

many thanks for your time.

Woodst
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Ps wow that's a lot of channels. My son loves challenge tv and that's on the list. I thought this was under entertainment package only so that's great news.

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@Woodst 

 

One minor word of caution - some channels  available via Esentials/Freesat may be in SD only & their HD counterparts being subscription (W being one) so any existing HD recordings from such channels may be inaccessible after a downgrade

Woodst
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Thank you for the warning that's really helpful. 

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