Hauppauge Digital has introduced a USB card reader module for its range of TV viewing cards, allowing owners to watch subscription channels on their PCs.

The new module, known as the WinTV-CI accepts any subscription TV CAM (Common Access Module) and valid viewing card to unscramble pay TV on Freeview and satellite for the first time.

Available immediately, the WinTV-CI is priced at £79.99 and will decode UK broadcast services, in full-screen digital quality, including Top-UP TV and Setanta Sports, both on Freeview, but not Sky's services, due to lack of compatible Common Access Module (CAM).

The WinTV CI module will also decode dozens of satellite
services broadcast across Europe.

In order to use this service on your PC, you will need an aerial or satellite dish, PC with TV card, the new WinTV CI module, CAM module and a valid viewing card.