Humax Freeview HD boxes to get Sky Player
Augment free-to-air content with pay-to-view programming
Humax set-top boxes will soon provide access to Sky's Sky Player service, the two companies said today.
An upcoming firmware update for Humax's HD-Fox T2 Freeview HD receiver - reviewed here - will allow users to view live programmes and catch-up content transmitted by Sky through its answer to BBC iPlayer.
The follow-up to the T2, a 500GB DVR due later this year, will have Sky Player on board from the outset.
Existing Sky subscribers will be able to use the service if they upgrade to a multi-room package - an extra £10 a month, or free if you take Sky Movies. Other viewers will have to take out a specific Sky Player subscription costing at least £15 - more if you want to watch certain channels, including Sky Sports and Sky Movies. ®
Freeview is still free, this is just an optional addition to one brand of Freeview HD compatible boxes. Round 1 Draw ;)
And Humax's Freesat boxes?
or would that be a bit too close to home for Sky?
..Not that I would be likely to subscribe anyway but Freesat need to make more of an effort, good to see that they have a tv advert now at least
This is Sky's attempt to make Freeview not free.
Round 1 to Sky.