Sky Sports 1 and 2 are to be made available on UK DTT through the use of a CI Plus CAM (conditional access module). Top Up TV has announced it will launch the service next month.
It follows last December’s ruling from the regulator Ofcom that Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 – the two Sky premium channels already included under Wholesale Must Offer (WMO) regulations – to be distributed through a conditional access module (CAM).
“‘Customer research tells us that Freeview customers love the idea of being able to receive Sky Sports and ESPN without the need to sign a lengthy contract’ said Nick Markham, CEO of Top Up TV ‘but they do not always want the clutter of additional hardware.”
Top Up TV uses Nagravision conditional access.