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Old 11-05-2024, 00:01   #11701
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sky definitely testing the waters here and the premier league will be looking on to see how it goes
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Old 14-05-2024, 19:24   #11703
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Old 14-05-2024, 22:02   #11704
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Considering what they plan to show each week, and they only have one extra channel, there will have to be red button selection for matches.

Thats still going to be fun the first week, when they plan to show every match live (so it says). Is there a limit on red button choices ?
Seen more articles on this since the above.
Apparently its going to use streaming behind the scenes, so will require a working (decent) internet connection to the box, and it will not work on older sky boxes (I assume that means Sky+HD). It will also be available on Virgin.
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Old 14-05-2024, 22:31   #11705
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I'd imagine since most games won't have a standalone presenter/panel etc. they'll simply have a programme that says "our main game is this go here to watch the rest". BEIN Sports for example in the middle east broadcast their games in this fashion.

I don't imagine there is an upper limit other than what it'd be impractical to put on a menu. F1 for example has feeds from all 20 drivers plus main feeds when you go 'interactive' on SkyQ.

If there's 36 games across the opening weekend I'd guess Sky will spread them somewhat - Friday evening, Saturday lunchtime, evening, 3 on Sunday etc. leaving a maximum of around 30 that could be played simultaneously. At a complete guess I'd imagine they'll bundle those further into groups.
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Its possible they will stagger some of them, but the articles also noted they could run up to 100 concurrent streams, so 36 in one go seems well within their capacity.
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Old 15-05-2024, 10:51   #11707
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What I want to know is will it be any better than the current red button matches sky show? Red button matches now are irritating because if you blink you miss a goal and you get no action replay. Also,at half time you get a boring board telling back shortly! I hope they are better otherwise for me it's all pointless
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What I want to know is will it be any better than the current red button matches sky show? Red button matches now are irritating because if you blink you miss a goal and you get no action replay. Also,at half time you get a boring board telling back shortly! I hope they are better otherwise for me it's all pointless
Absolutely this.... If they are going to show games then they must do better than the single camera no replay shots
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Seen more articles on this since the above.
Apparently its going to use streaming behind the scenes, so will require a working (decent) internet connection to the box, and it will not work on older sky boxes (I assume that means Sky+HD). It will also be available on Virgin.
From https://www.cordbusters.co.uk/virgin...y-sports-plus/

Virgin Media and Sky confirmed to us that Virgin Media TV customers who subscribe to Sky Sports will have access to Sky Sports+ when it launches in August.

However, Virgin Media’s platforms will only offer live content, which means some of the on-demand Sports+ content may not be accessible.

Sky Sports+ will apparently be available on the Virgin Media 360 box and Virgin Media Stream.

It’s still unclear whether the service will be available on Virgin Media’s older boxes, and the company says more details will be released closer to the launch date.
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Although Warner Bros Discovery could end losing their NBA rights to Comcast/NBC Universal
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From https://www.cordbusters.co.uk/virgin...y-sports-plus/

Virgin Media and Sky confirmed to us that Virgin Media TV customers who subscribe to Sky Sports will have access to Sky Sports+ when it launches in August.

However, Virgin Media’s platforms will only offer live content, which means some of the on-demand Sports+ content may not be accessible.

Sky Sports+ will apparently be available on the Virgin Media 360 box and Virgin Media Stream.

It’s still unclear whether the service will be available on Virgin Media’s older boxes, and the company says more details will be released closer to the launch date.
i thought it would be available on v6?
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