Sky Ticket: esto es nuevo en agosto

How Sky better protects its paying customers and their content

Sky Ticket: this is new in August

Regardless of how well encrypted and restrictively distributed media content is today, providers like Sky repeatedly face pirated copies. Be it the current Bundesliga live stream or an exclusive series, Sky content quickly ends up on the usual suspicious websites and is therefore free because it is available illegally. On the other hand, the pay TV provider takes even stronger measures that protect […]



Regardless of how well encrypted and restrictively distributed media content is today, providers like Sky repeatedly face pirated copies. Whether it’s the current Bundesliga live stream or an exclusive series, Sky content quickly ends up on the usual suspicious websites and is therefore free because it is available illegally. On the other hand, the pay TV provider is taking even stronger measures, which serve to protect content and paying customers, but at the same time annoy a small part of existing customers.

Sky blocks third-party hardware

Sky tightens the screws further with its encryption, which at the same time automatically excludes various third-party hardware. Anyone who has previously relied on third-party receivers for Sky smart cards will now have to rely on Sky hardware again. The company explains its current steps and the consequences as follows:

“The prerequisite for receiving content from Sky is therefore from now on a licensed Sky device of the new generation. Affected customers who have previously used a receiving device from a third-party provider have already been informed directly. We offer you a current one Sky-Q receivers can be borrowed free of charge to. Customers who receive Sky through a CI + module have the option to continue using it. “

As a customer, you only have a little more freedom to choose your devices with Sky Ticket, but streaming offers lower image quality and of course requires a stable internet.