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    Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

    This is a discussion on Sky Movies has had it's big change today. within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; SO thats what the torches thing is all about, it makes no sense at all. But then neither do most ...

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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      SO thats what the torches thing is all about, it makes no sense at all.

      But then neither do most adverts these days.


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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      I called up sky to downgrade my broadband yesterday from Max to Mid and with the 5 saving I've decided to get the full movies package for an extra 3.50 due to some decent movies on Comedy, Family & Premiere.

      I guess this was their tactics all along by creating a disadvantage to the customer, then tempting them with the offer an upgrade to the full pack for a negligible sum.

      I still think its a con compared to what we used to have. I find that I still scan through each channel to see what decent movies are on. For the majority of channel hoppers it makes absolutely no difference.

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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      Companies seem to forget that LESS is often MORE. They seem to think that having loads of channels repeating the same stuff every over day is worth bragging about.
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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      I agree with you Simon, but I would still have Sky over Freeview any day. I guess its the same as those who've had a taste of Sky HD, I bet they wouldn't go back to SD after that.. But you're right, Sky do have an excessive amount of channels that are sparsly populated with original content. I wonder whats the point of all the +1 channels anymore if they repeat shows a few days down the line. Just seems like clutter to me.

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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      It's all about navigation. Ever walked into Blockbusters (remember them?), been confronted with hundreds of titles and walked out 20 mins later without a movie? Too much choice causes paralysis. Sky Movies has reorganised to make it easier to find the content you want quickly and easily. Of course, at times there might not be anything on that you want to watch.

      Sky channels has deals with all the Hollywood studios. The movie titles don't just arrive on Sky at random - it's a contactually strict date based on the theatrical and then UK DVD release date. So if there is ****e on sky movies you can bet your **** that months before it was a ****e month at the cinema. Other than it's conracts with Hollywood (that run for years) and a small budget for picking up smaller titles, I'll bet my bottom dollar that Sky has little or no control over what it gets and when.

      Also lets remember. It's a movie service. It's not a cure for cancer. Yes, I'd love to watch Spiderman 3 in HD and THX sound at home before it comes out in cinemas, but I don't think we're there yet.
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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      I still stand by my original view that its an improvement.
      I'm not an avid watcher of films but if i do ever want to watch sky movies i can choose the genre far easier than before.

      I can understand that if you watch movies on a daily basis its probably not ideal
      but maybe this was done for the casual viewer rather than the more frequent watcher.

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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      This change seems crap, feels like a lot of ppl will be lossing out on what they initially subcribed to, so what if you can choose what genre you want to watch what difference with that make when they start repeating your genre of movies (where do you go then) BACK TO BLOCKBUSTERS

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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      Until today I'd not paid any attention to the movie adverts but I switched on this morning and they were advertising Wallace & Grommit Curse of the WereRabbit....same time same channel every night for 7 days! Thats hardly giving subscribers viewing choice, more like forced viewing.
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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      And don't forget that despite the fact you have seven days to watch the same movie at the same time each evening, you also have the +1 channel as well.

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      Re: Sky Movies has had it's big change today.

      Anyone realised how Sky have basically removed a movie channel by changing it to the +1 channel? Sly one that, don't you think?

     

     
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