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    Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

    This is a discussion on Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by Scubbie However for the many who do not have a TV License they can still watch the ...

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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post

      However for the many who do not have a TV License they can still watch the BBC iPlayer content. However they should not use it to watch live content. If the do watch the live content and get caught, then they will be in trouble.

      How they propose to catch anyone I'm not really sure given that they don't ask you to authenticate in any way shape or form and as for the requests for the content all they'll see is the IP address and possibly some data such as browser version OS.etc

      ISP's can't disclose the customer data without a court order.

      So unless they stand over your shoulder and watch you do it I really can't see how they can actually verify you have a license.


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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      Chatting with someone recently, they had someone from TV Licensing visit. When they saw that they didn't have a TV and were using a 17" Laptop, they left empty handed.

      I would guess that the BBC would be watching IP Addresses and try to workout if someone does or does not stream live content. Obviously it would be hard to confirm the detail as you say.

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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      I saw my local paper last year there were nearly 1,800 households had been fined 1,000 for no tv license red handed. Because of watched tv via smartphone, laptop.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bulldog147 View Post
      I saw my local paper last year there were nearly 1,800 households had been fined 1,000 for no tv license red handed. Because of watched tv via smartphone, laptop.
      My understanding of the law/rules is that it's a fair cop for watching Live TV via BBC iPlayer without a TV Licence, but apparently it's OK to watch catch up via BBC iPlayer without a TV Licence isn't it?
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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I would guess that the BBC would be watching IP Addresses and try to workout if someone does or does not stream live content. Obviously it would be hard to confirm the detail as you say.
      But all that would tell them is someone with Sky broadband (or whoever the ISP is) is streaming, most residential ISP's have dynamic addresses anyway.

      They'd need a court order to get the ISP to disclose who had the IP at the time, but to get the court order they'd need some evidence.

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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      TV Licensing have changed the wording of why you need a licence. IIRC a TV licence used to permit the holder to own equipment capable of receiving a television signal, whether you used it or not.

      Now :

      What is a TV Licence needed for?
      To use any TV equipment to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on television.
      This includes watching or recording streamed services and satellite TV broadcast from outside the UK. If you only watch on-demand services, then you don't need a licence.

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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      ive been using sky go for a few years
      its always been free and you can download to watch later or stream live from a library of films / series based on a app like iplayer ,
      and you could have 4 devices linked but i think they reduced it a year ago.

      all they are doing is adding the word extra and charging people EXTRA.
      its the equivalent of the bbc deciding to charge you for using iplayer , everyone would be in an uproar.

      i cant believe some of of posts on this forum , quote's like

      "I can't resist a free trial"
      its been free for years why suddenly get exited by the word free trial

      "I think it's a good move, very progressive"
      what ? adding more to a persons bill makes it progressive
      ive not seen anything in their promo to suggest they are actually doing ANY improvements to the service
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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      Quote Originally Posted by kindrid View Post
      ive been using sky go for a few years
      its always been free and you can download to watch later or stream live from a library of films / series based on a app like iplayer ,
      and you could have 4 devices linked but i think they reduced it a year ago.

      all they are doing is adding the word extra and charging people EXTRA.
      its the equivalent of the bbc deciding to charge you for using iplayer , everyone would be in an uproar.

      i cant believe some of of posts on this forum , quote's like

      "I can't resist a free trial"
      its been free for years why suddenly get exited by the word free trial

      "I think it's a good move, very progressive"
      what ? adding more to a persons bill makes it progressive
      ive not seen anything in their promo to suggest they are actually doing ANY improvements to the service
      +1 On that.


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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      Seems very popular this new service

      Must be part of the premium service that you either can or cant afford.

      Triple dip recession mean anything to you Sky ?
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      Re: Sky unveils a new subscription service - Sky Go Extra

      Quote Originally Posted by kindrid View Post
      "I can't resist a free trial"
      its been free for years why suddenly get exited by the word free trial
      Blimey. Perhaps I should have clarified my original comment then to read:

      "I can't resist a free trial of Sky Go Extra on the basis that I have also been using Sky Go on two devices for ages, but I would like to try it out on up to 4 devices for a while, temporarily free of the complexities of the one device change per month restriction of Sky Go (without the Extra) that prevents me from doing this in one single change, with the ultimate goal of assisting my decision to choose which two of my devices to use it on when the free trial ends."

      I think that covers it. Apologies for not clarifying the thinking behind my original cheeky comment...
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