The free-to-view satellite digital TV provider, Freesat, is said to be considering something that appears to be against all what the broadcaster stands for, a pay TV option.
This follows the Ofcom ruling that satellite rival BSkyB must offer its premium sports channels at reasonable wholesale rate.
This means that although Freesat is effectively free-to-view, there could be the option for some viewers to subscribe for premium services such as the Sky Sports package.
This seems to be a perfectly easy thing to operate.
The viewer pays a subscription and receives a smart card from Freesat.