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Old 15-05-2022, 15:42   #1276
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Didn't the standard price for the Boost used to £3 ?
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Old 15-05-2022, 19:50   #1277
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I’ve never paid the full price for anything on Now TV currently have movies for a £1 and boost for £2.
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Old 15-05-2022, 20:50   #1278
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Incidentally, I streamed the FA Cup final on my phone and had the result ruined by a BBC News notification before the missed penalty happened on screen.

What a future to look forward to.
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Old 15-05-2022, 21:57   #1279
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Incidentally, I streamed the FA Cup final on my phone and had the result ruined by a BBC News notification before the missed penalty happened on screen.

What a future to look forward to.
I always turn notifications off during match time for that exact reason.
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Old 16-05-2022, 11:06   #1280
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Incidentally, I streamed the FA Cup final on my phone and had the result ruined by a BBC News notification before the missed penalty happened on screen.

What a future to look forward to.
Also a pain when your next door neighbours watch via Sky so start cheering on the penalties (and Eurovision points) a second or two before they appear on the Freeview feed.

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You've no evidence at all, despite often proclaiming that you do.

Streamers are now becoming a higher cost, lower quality, reduced choice alternative to the platforms they are displacing. Anything you can see will only get slower, not faster, as the market evolves.
Old Boy has not challenged this key point of yours so I think that we can accept it as a rare forum consensus. Certainly, Sky's entertainment offering has been weakened with the loss of Disney and Fox content with no price reduction for those who wanted to continue watching their favourite series over on Disney +.
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Old 16-05-2022, 11:41   #1281
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. Certainly, Sky's entertainment offering has been weakened with the loss of Disney and Fox content with no price reduction for those who wanted to continue watching their favourite series over on Disney +.
Too right. When I contacted retentions last June as Fox disappeared I got an £8 pm discount for 18 months. But when the price rise letter arrived I rang again and actually ended up paying even less for another new 18 months. However it shouldn't be down to negotiation and $ky /virgin will need to re-evaluate their pricing.
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Too right. When I contacted retentions last June as Fox disappeared I got an £8 pm discount for 18 months. But when the price rise letter arrived I rang again and actually ended up paying even less for another new 18 months. However it shouldn't be down to negotiation and $ky /virgin will need to re-evaluate their pricing.
VM in particular have run the same rip off model all along. They rely on the fact the majority just sit back and let their accounts run, these are the same people who never change their energy and let their car/home insurance policies renew. Those who call and are prepared to leave tend to get a much much better deal and in my opinion it is wrong, everyone should get a fair deal
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Old 16-05-2022, 12:02   #1283
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At current prices and with an 18 month contract I would never have either VM TV or Sky TV it’s just not worth it for our household.
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Old 16-05-2022, 14:44   #1284
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Clutching to every minor channel closure here and there is irrelevant as nobody is making the claim that there will be hundreds of linear channels in the future. It's a straw man.
I wouldn’t call the Disney channels, Universal, Fox and the like ‘minor channels’, jfman. I don’t know where you think the content for our existing channels is going to come from in the years ahead. They will be filled mostly with cheap old repeats, tat and the occasional original thrown in by the terrestrials. Sky will migrate to streaming much sooner than you envisage.
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Old 16-05-2022, 15:25   #1285
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I wouldn’t call the Disney channels, Universal, Fox and the like ‘minor channels’, jfman.
And that’s an entirely subjective assessment on your part, Old Boy.

If we take the Google definition lesser in importance, seriousness, or significance. then yes, by viewership and by revenue these channels would be of lower importance than Sky Sports, Sky Basics, ITV family of channels, Channel 4 and associated channels and those from Five. Their content is also arguably of lesser importance than that from Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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Where anyone else gets them I presume?

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Sky already stream on not one but THREE platforms now, OB. Four if you include Sky Go but I don’t believe it can be purchased standalone.

Your persistence in viewing the television market through the perverse lens of competing, as opposed to complementary technologies continues to mean you reach the wrong conclusions.

As you will see I’ve linked in the other thread to satellite manufacturers are investing in building the next generation of satellites that will serve Europe to 2040 and beyond.

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Old 16-05-2022, 15:40   #1286
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I wouldn’t call the Disney channels, Universal, Fox and the like ‘minor channels’, jfman. I don’t know where you think the content for our existing channels is going to come from in the years ahead. They will be filled mostly with cheap old repeats, tat and the occasional original thrown in by the terrestrials. Sky will migrate to streaming much sooner than you envisage.
The Disney channels didn't seem too important, Disney couldn't reach a carriage agreement with Sky or with Virgin. Disney were reported as wanting more money for channels that were performing very badly and in decline. Universal content was largely absorbed into Sky Witness and new channels such as Sky Comedy, that was more about Comcast consolidating their portfolio. So that leaves Fox, not the most prestigious channel, a few decent programmes and a lot of filler content. So, in the end, very much minor channels and no big loss.
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Syfy also doesn't really air any new programming now, since Sky took control , Resident Alien and Chucky are shown on Sky Max , Not sure what Sky plans for it are , Syfy was integrated into Sky Media Listings at the end of February so doesn't suggest it''s closing , Sky acquired SurrealEstate and Day Of The Dead and still haven't aired them.

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Syfy also doesn't really air any new programming now, since Sky took control , I don't think Sky know what they want to do with it , it was integrated into Sky Media Listings at the end of February so doesn't suggest it''s closing , Sky acquired SurrealEstate and Day Of The Dead and still haven't aired them.
More of a Sci Fi archive channel now with newer stuff going onto Sky Max. Maybe not a good sign that they have started showing "Most Haunted" on there, well, it is fiction I suppose. Not much science though.
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And that’s an entirely subjective assessment on your part, Old Boy.

If we take the Google definition lesser in importance, seriousness, or significance. then yes, by viewership and by revenue these channels would be of lower importance than Sky Sports, Sky Basics, ITV family of channels, Channel 4 and associated channels and those from Five. Their content is also arguably of lesser importance than that from Netflix or Amazon Prime.
So you were really referring to all the non-premium pay TV channels when you referred to 'minor channels'!
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Maybe not a good sign that they have started showing "Most Haunted" on there, well, it is fiction I suppose. Not much science though.
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