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Old 10-10-2020, 21:25   #1246
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Old 13-10-2020, 23:17   #1248
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VM may be getting SKY Atlantic but as a additional addon, talks are ready to start according to documentation i've seen today.
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VM may be getting SKY Atlantic but as a additional addon, talks are ready to start according to documentation i've seen today.
Why bother now? When the channel launched 10 years ago it was exciting and different. Big hitting shows like Boardwalk Empire and Games of Thrones have come and gone. SKY have since spread some of the channels content over their new channels SKY Comedy and SKY Documentaries. What you're left with is a shadow of its former self. An additional ad on? SKY are taking the urine. Dung for the price of gold.
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Old 14-10-2020, 00:29   #1250
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Why bother now? When the channel launched 10 years ago it was exciting and different. Big hitting shows like Boardwalk Empire and Games of Thrones have come and gone. SKY have since spread some of the channels content over their new channels SKY Comedy and SKY Documentaries. What you're left with is a shadow of its former self. An additional ad on? SKY are taking the urine. Dung for the price of gold.
From guesswork in the office SKY are looking to push Atlantic as uks HBOMAX, everything is in the proposal stage at the moment, in work we think WB will oppose it anyway and would look at the possibility to launch HBOMAX itself in UK in the future.
The other guess is Atlantic will arrive on VM but in one of the higher priced packages.
Once i find out more info i'll be sure to post what i can here ofcourse.
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From guesswork in the office SKY are looking to push Atlantic as uks HBOMAX, everything is in the proposal stage at the moment, in work we think WB will oppose it anyway and would look at the possibility to launch HBOMAX itself in UK in the future.
The other guess is Atlantic will arrive on VM but in one of the higher priced packages.
Once i find out more info i'll be sure to post what i can here ofcourse.
Surely Now TV is Sky's HBO MAX, being a streaming service?

With VM moving away from tiers and Sky's Entertainment HD channels almost all in the same one already I'd imagine that would be the obvious place, if it happens.
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Old 14-10-2020, 11:15   #1252
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From guesswork in the office SKY are looking to push Atlantic as uks HBOMAX, everything is in the proposal stage at the moment, in work we think WB will oppose it anyway and would look at the possibility to launch HBOMAX itself in UK in the future.
The other guess is Atlantic will arrive on VM but in one of the higher priced packages.
Once i find out more info i'll be sure to post what i can here ofcourse.
Given that Sky have a deal for first run theatrical movies and HBO content, both of which would be the primary drivers of a platform it does make me doubt whether WarnerMedia could launch a platform here... the deal is fairly similar to the deals made in Canada and Australia (though the U.K. press notes were not specific about WB produced Max originals) and when it was announced a year ago, WarnerMedia did specifically say at the investors day they were leaning on existing partners specifying the Sky deal for “stability and predictability”. Anything in what you have seen about Sky offering Max Originals?

I think Virgin users have been starved of Atlantic long enough! Especially given that the HBO and Showtime is now distributed across the platform via multiple channel brands and not just brigaded to the one channel... I wonder if a treating it as a premium add on was the only concession of agreeing a carriage deal as opposed to offering Now TV like with BT where Sky control the stream.

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Why bother now? When the channel launched 10 years ago it was exciting and different. Big hitting shows like Boardwalk Empire and Games of Thrones have come and gone. SKY have since spread some of the channels content over their new channels SKY Comedy and SKY Documentaries. What you're left with is a shadow of its former self. An additional ad on? SKY are taking the urine. Dung for the price of gold.
Spreading content across the channel brands has changed Atlantic’s USP for sure but that channel is increasingly being anchored by the Sky Original dramas and which I believe Sky have themselves said actually draw in more viewers than the majority of the HBO imports - I think it still has some cache as their flagship drama brand and having things like GOT on demand, Chernobyl and Gangs Of London as well as the next GOT Spin off still ensures it’s quite the proposition.
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VM may be getting SKY Atlantic but as a additional addon, talks are ready to start according to documentation i've seen today.
Not a cat in hells chance of that happening.
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Not a cat in hells chance of that happening.
Hmmm. Before now would have laughed at the idea. But with so many add ons in this “bright streaming future” I think customers would be more likely to do it.
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Not a cat in hells chance of that happening.
Well tbh i'd rather go by documentation actually recieved than someone on a forum, no offence mate.
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Well tbh i'd rather go by documentation actually recieved than someone on a forum, no offence mate.
Could make for an 'egg on face' moment if it comes to nothing. In his defence you've only said may and there's been good reasons up to now that Sky have evidently decided to retain some content exclusively.

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Could make for an 'egg on face' moment if it comes to nothing. In his defence you've only said may and there's been good reasons up to now that Sky have evidently decided to retain some content exclusively.

Everyone is entitled to take a view.
To be fair my not a cat in hells chance comment isn't that Atlantic wont end up on Virgin at some point more I can't see it being an add on. I won't go missing I'll happily admit I was wrong if it were to happen.

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To be fair my not a cat in hells chance comment isn't that Atlantic wont end up on Virgin at some point more I can't see it being an add on. I won't go missing I'll happily admit I was wrong if it were to happen.
Ah yeah talk in the office is we can't see how it'd be a addon on it's own, same here if nothing comes of it i'll hold up my hands and move on lol.

As for NOWTV which a certain OB mentioned a while back vm have absolutely no interest in that being on their platform. As it stands SKY are looking more towards plusnet following BT's path which is likely seeing as BT own Plusnet.

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Could make for an 'egg on face' moment if it comes to nothing. In his defence you've only said may and there's been good reasons up to now that Sky have evidently decided to retain some content exclusively.

Everyone is entitled to take a view.
Not really as i already stated it is in proposal mode at the moment so basically a idea that's been put forward by SKY, ideas come and go there was a idea of Netflix launching a live channel which nothing came of it.
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If it's less than £3.99 I can drop Now TV.
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