Is Sky News Available FTA In The US? (1 Viewer)

Status
Please reply by conversation.

EarDemon

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 5, 2014
1,450
615
USA
Subject says all. I know they steam online on YouTube, but I'd be willing to dive into the world of FTA, if I didn't have to be dependent on the internet to receive it. Thanks
 

mr3p

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 1, 2010
1,176
161
West
The only Sky News feed which has a footprint that might include your area is on SES6 and its SD encrypted.
 

mr3p

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Jan 1, 2010
1,176
161
West
I'm pretty sure the OP said, "if I didn't have to be dependent on the internet to receive it."
 

EarDemon

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 5, 2014
1,450
615
USA
Where I work, our corporate HQ is located in Europe, many of our employees travel back and forth on a regular basis, some go there for training a few weeks of the year. Many of the Europeans come over to the States for special projects or for industry trade shows and events. Fellow co-workers and people who work at corporate who I've never met but communicate with often via email and phone were in Paris hours before the attack. A whole group of people I know and know of were in and out of the Brussels airport a few days to hours before that attack. We have locations in most of the European countries and when someone is scheduled to fly out of the Brussels airport into Slovakia on a Tuesday, for example, it doesn't always mean it happens on a Tuesday.

I've been glued to Sky's online stream for hours during these events, but there are quality and buffering issues at one point it was stuck in a 5 minute loop. I really, really do not like the idea of steaming video over the internet. When DNS servers get hit with DDOS attacks, satellites and radio frequency generally still work.

Mr3p, is this the satellite that your referring to? http://www.lyngsat.com/SES-6.html with programming from Oi in Latin America
 

mruk69

SatelliteGuys Pro
Aug 9, 2005
573
31
Music City U.S.A
Sky news is live on YouTube for free. If you have the hopper 3, you can watch it on there. In the you tube app. That's what I am doing. Also it is free on Apple TV, Roku etc. and on skynews.com.
 

Mister B

SatelliteGuys Pro
Jun 3, 2008
352
149
El Paso County Texas
MHZ World broadcasts OTA (and no doubt on some cable companies) as a sub-channel from some PBS stations. They do not have Sky News, but do have blocks of news from all around the world including France and Germany. I could not "Google" your town in New York, but I see that they broadcast from WNYJ in New York City.
 

EarDemon

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 5, 2014
1,450
615
USA
Haha, Pegulaville is not a real town, it's a moniker and reference to the city of Buffalo, NY, and to Terry and Kim Pegula, the owners of the Bills and Sabres along with Bandits lacrosse team and Rochester Americans minor league hockey team. I live in between Buffalo and Rochester.

I have DirecTV with a WorldDirect dish for 95, and get MHz Worldview on channel 2183.
 

Cham

VE4GLS
Pub Member / Supporter
Dec 19, 2008
2,359
937
Boonies
Nice to have all these free streaming services, but not so functional if you live in an area with poor or no internet bandwidth.
Have to get FCC and CRTC to demand every free streaming service must have an open Ku stream available! :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: mr3p and Pepper
Status
Please reply by conversation.

Users who are viewing this thread

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top