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    Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

    This is a discussion on Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Sky's plan for a pay-TV service on Freeview has been placed on hold again after media regulator Ofcom announced the ...

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      Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      Sky's plan for a pay-TV service on Freeview has been placed on hold again after media regulator Ofcom announced the idea was to face further scrutiny.

      The broadcaster wants to offer four paid-for Sky channels on digital terrestrial television, offering news, sports, films and entertainment.

      BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again


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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      For personal reasons in that I can't be Sky Sports News via Sky as I don't subscribe to the news package I hope that they are not allowed to remove their channels from Freeview.

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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      its funny that free channels on freeview are not free with sky

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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      Quote Originally Posted by nodrog View Post
      its funny that free channels on freeview are not free with sky
      They have carriage contracts which will eventually run out. However theres a few more channels available free via Sky.

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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      Dam OFCOM, we have just spent a mini fortune on recoding our Picnic Broadband User website, including the latest Video Box Plugins and also Comparisons for Broadband.

      At least we can use them on SkyUser as well. But I think OFCOM are taking the mickey personally.


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      Here's a thought - if anyone has been waiting for Picnic specifically based upon their proposition as it is understood to be, then why not write to OFCOM and complain about this latest ruling! It would be good to give OFCOM a taste of their own medicine
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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      I don't think it should be allowed. The whole idea of freeview was for people that wanted digital TV without paying for it so why should the platform be used for pay TV. I think TUTV is a waste of DTT space as well. Surely they're is a better way to use the bandwidth rather than offering people pay channels.

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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      Quote Originally Posted by mikey4020 View Post
      I don't think it should be allowed. The whole idea of freeview was for people that wanted digital TV without paying for it so why should the platform be used for pay TV. I think TUTV is a waste of DTT space as well. Surely they're is a better way to use the bandwidth rather than offering people pay channels.
      The thing is that there is sufficient spare capacity on Freeview technology for additional [pay] channels to operate. These pay channels are not taking anything away from Freeview and, to the contrary, are actually beneficial to those who want some pay TV without having to have a dish up on their wall.

      To not use the spare capacity in DTT is in itself a waste of its space, surely it is better to allow the offering of a limited number of premier channels - and don't forget, these channels help pay for the DTT itself, rather than all of the funding having to come out of the licence fee.

      As to people wanting DTT - there is no choice in the matter, in another 3-1/2 years there will be no UK analogue TV left. We are all being forced over to DTT regardless.
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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      I suppose it will have it's benefits for some people. I feel Sky have a big enough monopoly at the moment however. Will certainly be of interest to see how things pan out for Sky as freesat continues to grow. I'm considering it once the PVR's start to come out. Sky will close all the channels they offer FTA from freeview to launch their pay channels so viewers will louse out here.

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      Re: Sky's pay-TV plan on hold again

      Quote Originally Posted by mikey4020 View Post
      I don't think it should be allowed. The whole idea of freeview was for people that wanted digital TV without paying for it so why should the platform be used for pay TV.
      I agree with you but then you have to ask - why is Sentanta and the like on there ?

     

     
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