Can I use my Sky box (or another receiver) to get Freesat?
If you have a Sky box and dish, you’ll be able to receive around 200 free-to-air channels without a subscription.
Freesat transmissions are not encrypted.
Are old sky boxes any use?
Your old Sky box will still work as a Freesat from Sky box to receive free channels on it, but you won’t be able to pause, record or watch any old recordings on the box anymore. Alternately you can give it to friends or family who want a Freesat box, or sell it on eBay (don’t expect to get much for it).25 Nov 2016
Does Sky Box still work after cancellation?
Obviously I will still have the dish and cables. When you cancel your subscription your Sky+ box will still work and using your now deactivated viewing card you will still be able to receive a handful of unencrypted free-to-view (FTV) channels, including BBC1, 2, ITV1, C4 and C5.2 Jun 2012
Can I use my Sky card in another box?
Your Sky viewing card is linked to your account and allows your Sky box to access your subscription channels. To use your viewing card, it must be activated and paired with your Sky box, even if it’s an old card you previously used for another box.