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    When did you sign up to Sky?

    This is a discussion on When did you sign up to Sky? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; We signed up in 1991 and it was the amstrad box,and i think it was 9.99 a month....

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      We signed up in 1991 and it was the amstrad box,and i think it was 9.99 a month.
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      As Sky are 20 years old, we would like to know when you actually signed up to Sky, and if you can remember the make and model of your Sky equipment.

      Have you been with Sky since the very beginning?

      How much were your subs? What equipment did you have? Let us know in this thread.
      I can't remember the exact date but it was before the announcement of joining up with BSB. I remember having to decide between FA cup Football or Murdoch & decided that good old uncle Rupert, that loveable old rogue would probably win so went with Sky. I'm thinking end of 1989 early 1990?

      I got an Amstrad & thought "oh no" but the installer said unusually it was actually a good piece of kit

      Ah those days of screensport & the Lifestyle Satellite Jukebox who used to play pop videos late in the evening ! They used to show this video (someone told me repeatedly), every night of two topless women singing one line on the beach. I can't remember the name.


      Edit, the power of the internet, Hello Hello by Twinkle, a timeless classic, NOT !
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      I was moved to Sky in November 1990 when British Satellite Broadcasting (BSB) was merged with/taken over by Sky.

      I remember the fantastic picture we used to get from the Marco Polo satellites broadcasting in the fabulous D-MAC.

      I remember when suddenly we started getting Sky News with their smug presenters telling us about the 'merger'.

      Then Sky gave us an Amstrad receiver and, I think it was a years free viewing.

      BSB were based just down the road from where I lived, in the Marco Polo building, opposite Batersea Park - now QVC



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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      June 1989 first programme on was a repeat off wrestlemania 5 the old amstrad fidelity boxes.

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      just come bk after 3 yrs.joined in 90 and watched the start of the gulf war ,scud attacks on sky news(live).had the amstrad box and remember watching 21 jump street(jonny depp)and the simpsons on a sunday at 6pm before i went out.we got sky on a free 3month trial which went on for at least 8 months without hearing a thing from sky,lol.thing is,after about 6 months another sky rep came to our door and offered us a free 3 month trial,to this day i cant imagine what he thought the big black dish above his head was????
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      Joined in 1992 - i think Sky should reward long servers with a days free internet or TV for every year paid for.
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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      i used to have cable back in 86/7 something like that, (i was about 4 so not sure why it stopped) but i remember The Learning Channel (TLC) and The Children's Channel (TCC), then it slowly went to sky logos. i think then we got Sky in 89, had to bug my mum to get it

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      Got my first dish in 1989 (Amstrad SRX 200), been a loyal Sky viewer/customer ever since.

      I was one of the first to sub to Sky Movies on analogue (which reminds me, never did get my 15 deposit back on my VideoCrypt decoder), one of the first to move to Sky Digital and one of the first to fork out a fortune for a Mk1 Sky+ box.

      Made the move to Sky+ HD on June 5th (despite the best efforts of the dreadful 3rd party supplier Sky insisted I use as I'm now living in a pre-wired flat).

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      Joined originally way back when other people had the "Squaerial" I had a bloody massive white dish - Amstrad I think...

      Spent a (cheap) couple of years away from Sky around 99-2001, courtesy of OnDigital and my trusty card programming skills

      But been back with them since....

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      Re: When did you sign up to Sky?

      1990 Amstrad sx200. Free at the time from memory then we had the decoder boxes. gone through Pace, amstrad thompson and the rest since then!

     

     
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