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Old 14-10-2020, 22:39   #1261
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If it's less than £3.99 I can drop Now TV.
Once we get more solid info i'll be sure to post what i can on here.
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Old 14-10-2020, 23:33   #1262
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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.
I expected as part of the deal with Sky last year that we would possibly get Sky Atlantic content via on demand - I wasnít expecting to get the channel too!

Yes, I did mention Now TV as a possibility, but that would be a little clumsy really, given that all the channels except SA are already on the VM platform.
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Old 14-10-2020, 23:36   #1263
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If it's less than £3.99 I can drop Now TV.

You've been done, jiffers, if you're paying £3.99, for now tv, unless its more than the entertainment channel that you have?
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Old 15-10-2020, 07:49   #1264
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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.
Many of these shows can now be offered on demand if this information is correct, which I have no reason to disbelieve. Now TV displays many Atlantic dramas, which is why I subscribe to the entertainment pack.

Virgin viewers will notice a big difference if this is added.

I agree thereís not a lot of new stuff on the live channel at present, although live TV is suffering from the impact of the COVID restrictions right now.

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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.
Legend killer has reported that he has seen the documentation, so there will be no Ďegg on faceí if it didnít come off. He is merely telling us what he has seen.

I know you donít want to be proved wrong in the things you have said in the past, but at some point you are going to have to accept that change happens.
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Old 15-10-2020, 08:14   #1265
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You've been done, jiffers, if you're paying £3.99, for now tv, unless its more than the entertainment channel that you have?
I know you’re paying a fraction of this.

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Legend killer has reported that he has seen the documentation, so there will be no ‘egg on face’ if it didn’t come off. He is merely telling us what he has seen.

I know you don’t want to be proved wrong in the things you have said in the past, but at some point you are going to have to accept that change happens.
The egg on face refers to the strong rebuttal to MM, not the opinion offered.

I’m not sure how Sky Atlantic coming to Virgin would “prove me wrong”. I don’t think you’ll find I’ve ever said it’ll never come to Virgin Media but I’ve noticed that since you’re struggling in the streaming debate and the corona one that your new modus operandi is to claim I’ve said something I actually didn’t.

I do however love the internal conflict in here:

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Now TV displays many Atlantic dramas, which is why I subscribe to the entertainment pack.

Virgin viewers will notice a big difference if this is added.

I agree there’s not a lot of new stuff on the live channel at present, although live TV is suffering from the impact of the COVID restrictions right now.
The live channel isn’t good, obviously because that’s linear.

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If it's less than £3.99 I can drop Now TV.
Guess work in office only guess work if it does become UK'S version of HBOMAX we could be talking around £12p/m equal to HBOMAX $14.99 in USA, it's highly unlikely though.

We've sent the documentation up to the next level now so it's a case of wait and see by it going up to the next level suggests both parties are ready to start talks.
It goes in 4 levels level 1 - documentation is recieved department i work at,
level 2 - it progresses to the companies for review
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Level 4 - a deal is reached and it moves to progressing to launch etc.
If a deal isn't reached it goes into the reject stage.
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Guess work in office only guess work if it does become UK'S version of HBOMAX we could be talking around £12p/m equal to HBOMAX $14.99 in USA, it's highly unlikely though.

We've sent the documentation up to the next level now so it's a case of wait and see by it going up to the next level suggests both parties are ready to start talks.
It goes in 4 levels level 1 - documentation is recieved department i work at,
level 2 - it progresses to the companies for review
level 3- talks begin between the relevent parties.
Level 4 - a deal is reached and it moves to progressing to launch etc.
If a deal isn't reached it goes into the reject stage.

More likely £14.99pm - usually a £1 for $1 in these things
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Old 15-10-2020, 17:08   #1268
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Guess work in office only guess work if it does become UK'S version of HBOMAX we could be talking around £12p/m equal to HBOMAX $14.99 in USA, it's highly unlikely though.

We've sent the documentation up to the next level now so it's a case of wait and see by it going up to the next level suggests both parties are ready to start talks.
It goes in 4 levels level 1 - documentation is recieved department i work at,
level 2 - it progresses to the companies for review
level 3- talks begin between the relevent parties.
Level 4 - a deal is reached and it moves to progressing to launch etc.
If a deal isn't reached it goes into the reject stage.
Given that Sky Atlantic is a pure scripted drama brand and HBO Max is a broad portfolio/platform of kids, movies, scripted and unscripted (more akin to Now TV’s movies, entertainment and kids packs lumped together), is there anything you reveal that would make your office think Atlantic could become something like Max? I just think nowadays anyone would be hard pressed to charge a significant premium like £12-15 for a fairly narrow proposition...

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Old 15-10-2020, 18:54   #1269
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Given that Sky Atlantic is a pure scripted drama brand and HBO Max is a broad portfolio/platform of kids, movies, scripted and unscripted (more akin to Now TVís movies, entertainment and kids packs lumped together), is there anything you reveal that would make your office think Atlantic could become something like Max? I just think nowadays anyone would be hard pressed to charge a significant premium like £12-15 for a fairly narrow proposition...
All guesswork at moment but the key text as you can understand i have to be careful what i post but one line that caught our eye was "to make SKY Atlantic available at a premium service to TV providers"
Us mere lemmings at level 1 think that Atlantic will simply be added onto VMs tv pack and providers such as Plusnet will follow BTs path of going down the NOWTV route.
We'll know more once it's gone through the minions in level 2.
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Old 15-10-2020, 19:26   #1270
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All guesswork at moment but the key text as you can understand i have to be careful what i post but one line that caught our eye was "to make SKY Atlantic available at a premium service to TV providers"
Us mere lemmings at level 1 think that Atlantic will simply be added onto VMs tv pack and providers such as Plusnet will follow BTs path of going down the NOWTV route.

We'll know more once it's gone through the minions in level 2.
Not if itís premium service, surely?

Thank you for sharing this, LK, donít get yourself into trouble, though.

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The live channel isnít good, obviously because thatís linear.
It is not good at the moment due to the number of dramas being made having been suspended due to the COVID emergency.

I have acknowledged the impressive range of SA dramas on Now TV. Did you miss that?
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Old 15-10-2020, 23:22   #1271
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Considering ive been paying like 1.99 for now tv and they keep offering me extensions again and again and its been going on for like a year maybe they're finally seeing the light about trying to get viewer figures up....
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Considering ive been paying like 1.99 for now tv and they keep offering me extensions again and again and its been going on for like a year maybe they're finally seeing the light about trying to get viewer figures up....

Stick with it mate, you won't get a better price for really decent TV
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Considering ive been paying like 1.99 for now tv and they keep offering me extensions again and again and its been going on for like a year maybe they're finally seeing the light about trying to get viewer figures up....
£1.99! How on earth do you get it for such a paltry sum?
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£1.99! How on earth do you get it for such a paltry sum?

I pay even less, this was the email they sent me when my current deal was due to end.

We wanted to remind you that your current offer will shortly be coming to an end. But as a thank you for choosing NOW TV, we’ve automatically extended your offer on your Entertainment Month Pass for the next 6 months, so you’ll pay just £1.60pm (instead of £9.99)

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I pay even less, this was the email they sent me when my current deal was due to end.

We wanted to remind you that your current offer will shortly be coming to an end. But as a thank you for choosing NOW TV, weíve automatically extended your offer on your Entertainment Month Pass for the next 6 months, so youíll pay just £1.60pm (instead of £9.99)

So the key to getting a super-good deal is simply to cancel and wait for Now TV to come back with a renewal offer?
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