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    This is a discussion on Sky Q within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by Scubbie I had thought that Good Life was available on Freeview, but apparently it's not (I just ...

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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      I had thought that Good Life was available on Freeview, but apparently it's not (I just looked). Perhaps they could watch Yesterday or PBS America instead? There would be no point in watching the Travel channel as they might be on the no-fly list.
      We recently watched the complete Good Life on sky, think it was UK Gold, just classic!

      Seen a few people are saying they have got sky to zero the £50 install fee, suppose you have got to try.
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      Re: Sky Q

      Quote Originally Posted by The Realist View Post
      Mines being installed soon
      Looking forward to reading your review which I am sure will be more enlightening than any of Sky's marketing hype.

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      Re: Sky Q

      I dough it because Ive seen it, used it and know all about it inside and out
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      Re: Sky Q

      These are the charges for non return of the sky q equipment;
      Sky Help: Charges for not returning Sky Q equipment

      Interesting detail about the sky hub in there too;

      Note: You only have to return your Sky Q Hub if you have Sky Q. If you have standalone Sky Broadband or you’re not a Sky Q customer, you don’t need to return your Sky Q Hub when you cancel your broadband.
      This is an odd thing to have in the sky q contract. Are they bringing the magazine back?

      We may supply a satellite television magazine in paper or electronic format from time to time as part of your TV services. If we do, you can elect not to receive it by calling Sky or via My Sky. We can stop providing the magazine at any time without notice or introduce a charge for it in which case will tell you what charge will apply if you wish to continue to receive the magazine.
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      Re: Sky Q

      Just had two different live chat sessions;
      Was told that for those that do not have sky broadband, that they will be able to order sky q from next week. Trying to find out for a friend.
      I went on to ask about getting the sky hub without sky q, neither had any details of when, but just that it would be available soon.
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      Re: Sky Q

      Sky will launch their new Sky Q Advertising campaign tomorrow, some details;

      The campaign will make use of futuristic 60 second spots and illustrates how the family of advanced Sky Q products connect wirelessly to create an ecosystem that makes TV viewing seamless – known as Fluid Viewing. The result sees content like Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron exploding from one screen and embarking on an epic journey around the home in the form of droplets, before splashing and reforming onto the next screen.

      The campaign will be the most innovative ever on screen, and reinforces Sky Q as the most anticipated TV technology launch in 2016. It will be delivered across multiple media channels including TV, radio, cinema and print, as well as detailed use of digital and social channels. The digital execution includes a number of firsts for both Sky and the industry.

      Sky will break new ground with a visually spectacular advertising campaign for the launch of Sky Q, the next generation home entertainment system. The campaign is the biggest and most ambitious in Sky’s 27 year history and will roll out in the UK and Ireland from 12 February 2016.

      An arresting campaign, produced by creative agency Brothers and Sisters, will make use of futuristic 60-second spots. The ads illustrate how the family of advanced Sky Q products connect wirelessly to create an ecosystem that makes TV viewing seamless – known as Fluid Viewing. The result sees dramatic content like Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron exploding from one screen and embarking on an epic journey around the home in the form of droplets, before vividly splashing and reforming onto the next screen. The ads play out to the soulful, live soundtrack of “I’ve Gotta Be Me” by Sammy Davis Jr.

      The ads, beautifully shot by award-winning director Johnny Green who has worked for major brands around the world including Nike, Under Armor, Cisco and Honda, are an innovative collaboration of world class production techniques and design across film, sound and lighting. The film makers have pushed the technology to the limit, with VFX specialists, The Mill, crafting each droplet of content based on the real movements and interactions of fluid. The campaign will be the most innovative ever on screen, and reinforces Sky Q as the most anticipated TV technology launch in 2016.

      The campaign will be delivered across multiple media channels including TV, radio, cinema and print, as well as detailed use of digital and social channels. The digital execution includes a number of firsts for both Sky and the industry in terms of its innovative use of ad sequencing including digital outdoor, new formats such as Twitter Moments and Facebook Canvas Ads, as well as pioneering display techniques which maximise the impact of the creative on mobile and tablet devices.

      Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Marketing, Sales & Digital Officer, Sky, commented: “For our biggest and most innovative technology launch, we wanted our biggest and most innovative ad campaign ever. On screen we have delivered something that is a truly world class in terms of creative and production. As the content explodes from screens, viewers will believe it has actually liquefied and that the drops contain real pieces of a movie or TV show. The fluid ethos of Sky Q will be carried over into how we deliver the campaign across multiple traditional, digital and social media platforms”.

      Andy Fowler, Executive Creative Director, Brothers and Sisters, added: “As always Sky wanted to push the limits of creativity. Getting to something truly original has required mind-boggling skill and effort. The whole thing took one year including five months of intensive pre-production prior to any filming. In total the ads involved 52 artists, 105 liquid VFX shots, over 4,000 individual simulations and an incredible 45,000 hours of rendering to get the ads just perfect.”

      The total media campaign – Sky’s biggest ever – has been developed in partnership with media agency, MediaCom. On TV during the launch phase, highlights include a network kick off in Mr Selfridge followed by a presence in England vs. Italy 6 Nations match on ITV, as well as airing during the first episode of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s new series Vinyl on Sky Atlantic. The digital campaign includes a number of firsts for both the industry and Sky, with highlights including:

      Detailed use of sequencing: All digital activity is planned in a way to ensure the messages of the campaign are joined up sequentially to form a fluid story. Customers will first be introduced to the product and the concept of Fluid Viewing and then learn over time about specific features across display, mobile and tablet, VOD and social formats. Examples include website banners talking to one another and appear as such that the Fluid Viewing droplets cross between the banners on the same webpage, and for the first time users of the All4 On Demand platform will see ads in specific sequences telling the story of Sky Q.

      Innovative use of Outdoor: As well as using TV, digital and social, Sky will be one of the first brands to run a sequential targeted campaign across digital outdoor screens in London. Location data is layered with audience mapping data to deliver the creative through an automated system according to the location, time of day and the route people are travelling, mirroring Sky Q’s Fluid Viewing service. The system will choose the best ad to appear at outdoor locations such as London Waterloo station based on which ads people may have already seen on their journey in.

      New Social Media formats: This will be the first campaign where Sky uses Facebook Canvas Ads, the Twitter Moments functionality and also Twitter Scratch Reel ads.
      The Facebook Canvas ad is an immersive, full screen take-over on the Facebook mobile platform, allowing the user to experience and explore the benefits of Sky Q in a highly engaging way. This is a brand new innovative social format, with Sky one of the first advertisers to run it. Twitter Moments gives users the best of what is happening on Twitter at that moment in time. The campaign will natively deliver Sky Q messages within Twitter Moments, showcasing its functionalities in a natural and unforced way. Twitter Scratch Reel ads are revealed to the audience once they scratch away at the image on screen, driving intrigue into the new product. Sky has worked extensively with Twitter to identify customers who use the platform to better tailor messages to them.

      Pioneering display techniques: Fluid Viewing helps change the way TV is presented. In that spirit, the Sky Q ad campaign will make innovative use of new display tools. This is the first industry use of Gyroscope functionality, meaning that when a tablet or mobile is moved, it will impact how the Fluid Viewing droplets in the ad appear on the screen. It will look as if they’re following the angles of which the device is facing. Another tool being utilised is the brand new Celtra formats, meaning the ad swells initially when it appears on mobile and tablet screens to maximise cut through and ensure standout.

      Brand Experience: Fluid Viewing has been brought to life in both a digital and physical space. An immersive website has been created so customers can take part in Fluid Viewing for themselves at Sky Q | Welcome to Fluid Viewing?. A real life experiential experience with leading-edge technology will be available at Sky Studios at The O2, Westfield London, and 24 destination shopping centres within the UK and Ireland from 12 February.

      https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...ising-campaign
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      Re: Sky Q

      As well as the TV ad, sky have put a load of sky q introduction videos to the service on their youtube site;

      Introducing the Sky Q app



      Introducing My Photos with Sky Q



      Introducing the Q Touch



      Help on Sky Q



      Introducing Sky Q in HD


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      Re: Sky Q

      Continued... more introduction to sky Q videos

      Introducing News with Sky Q



      Introducing the Sky Q Homepage



      Introducing Music with Sky Q



      Welcome to Sky Q


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      I rather buy this SkyQ Silver box and keep it for free to air channels only. But I understand this box is still belong to Sky, not u. Otherwise a charge of £140 if not returned the box to Sky. Who care as long I pay £140 and use this box for free to air channels and recording 4 channels while watching 5th channels.

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      Quote Originally Posted by snooker147 View Post
      I rather buy this SkyQ Silver box and keep it for free to air channels only. But I understand this box is still belong to Sky, not u. Otherwise a charge of £140 if not returned the box to Sky. Who care as long I pay £140 and use this box for free to air channels and recording 4 channels while watching 5th channels.
      Those days are gone I'm afraid.
      The new sky q t&c states this;

      Ownership of equipment and the viewing card
      • Sky Q boxes and the Sky Q hub are loaned equipment supplied to you at no cost and remain the property of Sky (or another Sky group company) at all times.
      • You must not dispose of loaned equipment and we recommend you insure it against loss, theft or damage for the full replacement value.
      • You must return or allow us to collect loaned equipment when reasonably requested to do so. This is the case even if it is being used by you to receive third party retailed content and you are responsible for managing any subscriptions with third parties.
      •If you fail to return the loaned equipment you will have to pay a non-return charge. For more information about these charges go to sky.com/nonreturncharge.
      • Payment of the non-return charge does not transfer ownership of loaned equipment to you and you are still required to return the loaned equipment to us following our reasonable request.
      • If we have requested that you return loaned equipment to us and you have failed to do so we may disable it to stop it from working and take legal action to recover it from you.
      • The Sky dish is not loaned to you and becomes your property to keep on installation.

     

     
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