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    This is a discussion on Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...the-big-screen Ahead of the hotly anticipated launch of Sky Q , the next-generation home entertainment system, Sky today announces it ...

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      Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...the-big-screen
      Ahead of the hotly anticipated launch of Sky Q, the next-generation home entertainment system, Sky today announces it has agreed deals to bring even more entertainment to the big screen. With some of the world’s most watched online video content channels, Barcroft TV, Electus and Funny Or Die will provide even more to watch in Sky Q’s Online Video section.

      Sky Q is a whole new way of watching TV making it easier than ever to access all your favourite TV in and out of the home, and with these and other forthcoming deals will bring an even wider range of entertainment to the big screen. A brand new family of Sky’s most advanced products connect wirelessly to create an ecosystem that makes TV viewing seamless - which Sky calls ‘Fluid Viewing’. ‘Fluid Viewing’ gives you the flexibility to pause what you’re watching on your TV screen and pick up in another room on a TV or tablet. And you can take your recordings with you wherever you are.

      Sky Q will introduce online video to even more customers from well-known brands like CollegeHumor and Funny Or Die alongside popular services such as Vevo and YouTube. Sky Q’s Online Video section will be packaged and presented so customers can easily browse and choose the online video they want to watch.

      New content that will join Sky Q’s Online Video section:


      • Barcroft TV - new and classic short-form popular factual films, depicting ‘the amazing side of life’ will join Sky Q. The films include a look at marvels of nature with the Natural World and Animal, as well as Heart Warmers and Adventure Sport categories.
      • Electus Digital – home to CollegeHumor, one of the most viewed comedy channels on YouTube, and Dorkly, the fastest growing site in fandom culture, including the award-winning series Hardly Working, and the new hit series Today in Nerd History with Tony Wilson. In addition, Electus Digital’s library content will be available on Sky Q, including the classic series Jake and Amir, Troopers, The Britishes (Downton Abbey inspired comedy sketches) and more.
      • Funny Or Die – the leading comedy destination with award-winning celebrity videos, and topical political commentary plus plenty more. Ryan Gosling, Helen Mirren and Samuel L. Jackson are some of the celebrities that feature.


      These latest agreements will form part on an on-going slate of partners to be added to Sky Q as Sky continues to pioneer the first curated short-form video service from any UK Pay TV provider.

      Previously announced streaming partners include Condé Nast Entertainment - GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue and WIRED, GoPro, Jukin Media, Kin Community, Red Bull Media House and Whistle Sports.

      Andrew Olson – Director of New Products commented, “Whether it’s watching comedy sketches like The Britishes, top trending fails or extreme activities like cliff diving, we know more and more people love to watch online videos. Today’s announcement is about adding even more brilliant content to Sky Q’s curated Online Video section which is exciting because it means customers will have even more things they love to watch, from blockbuster drama right through to the best of the web.”


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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      All sounds like reality show garbage to me.

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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      Now if they had any sort of bottle, they'd add Netflix and Amazon Prime to the box . That would certainly be a game changer!
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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      Q just went down 5 points in my mind.

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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      waiting for 'Q' prices to see if it will work out cheaper than getting HDMI splitters and extenders, WiFi or otherwise. My video sender has started to play up and I will not be replacing it with a standard Y/C sender this time, so I'll wait to see what Sky would like to charge me for a 'Q' system.

      Seems they are VERY slow to say how much of my hard earned cash they wish me to part with.
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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      "Curated" so less random than really viewing stuff on YouTube? ie a committee has decided it's funny or worth watching or will be financially beneficial if people watch it.

      Really all sounds like Kodi, but not as good in other ways ;-p
      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of Sky

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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      Quote Originally Posted by bubblegun View Post
      "Curated" so less random than really viewing stuff on YouTube? ie a committee has decided it's funny or worth watching or will be financially beneficial if people watch it.

      Really all sounds like Kodi, but not as good in other ways ;-p
      Oh if only, they put Kodi on it with all the 'addons'
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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      Quote Originally Posted by reddwarfcrew View Post
      Oh if only, they put Kodi on it with all the 'addons'
      Hmm, I LIKE that idea very much. Wonder if Q can be hacked?
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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      Hello All
      I would love to see Netflix & Amazon Prime offered on the Sky Platform Q or otherwise
      but I cannot see Mr Darroch moving with that idea !! It would not suit his programme
      of removing as much revenue from Sky customers wallets as possible which is His
      ultimate Goal....!!
      I fear that the SkyQ system will be beyond mere mortals on Cost alone but I live in Hope
      As for the above details from scubbie they hold no interest for Me ........

      but some may fancy the option of watching that type of content.
      I am sure there Must be some excellent content available out there but it has not yet
      reached the Sky Programme Team.......!! Maybe This Year

      Just a Thought...........
      Off for a Beer....

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      Re: Sky Q to bring even more entertainment to the big screen

      Why do people think the below is still the case?

      He's only a board member he does not own Sky.

      Quote Originally Posted by wizard200 View Post
      Hello All
      I would love to see Netflix & Amazon Prime offered on the Sky Platform Q or otherwise
      but I cannot see Mr Darroch moving with that idea
      Off for a Beer....
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