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    1 Sep new packs

    This is a discussion on 1 Sep new packs within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; Got about 6 extra channels (eg. uk food) for nowt extra today..I expect many of you got even more? Only ...

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      1 Sep new packs

      Got about 6 extra channels (eg. uk food) for nowt extra today..I expect many of you got even more? Only entertainment pack (basic).

      Nice.... (in cool jazz bar voice)..


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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Yep, same here.

      All the new channels have been activated for the new pack details.

      Slightly disappointed though as something I thought I'd record earlier last month isn't available for me to watch, even though the channel is now included in my revised package.

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Oh Scubbie, no !

      And Sky 1's "Mount Pleasant" appeared in HD on anytime+ showcase and available for me to watch even though I don't subscribe to HD, which (again) is nice....

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Was going to post a question about this. I only sub to the 'knowledge' pack, but today find I can get all the 'lifestyle' channels, plus sky1, watch, gold, dave etc.

      Is this right?.

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      Was going to post a question about this. I only sub to the 'knowledge' pack, but today find I can get all the 'lifestyle' channels, plus sky1, watch, gold, dave etc.

      Is this right?.
      Yes, you subscribed to the basic variety pack as well, yes? I mean you got sky 1, uk living?. This means 2 packs which generally "necessitates" a move to entertainment plus pack (aka the whole entertainment caboodle).

      If only subscribed to the knowledge pack, you may have an axe (or at least tooth-pick) to grind with Sky.... [EDIT: incorrect, sorry, see below]
      Last edited by mcphailan.; 01-09-11 at 03:45 PM.

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Quote Originally Posted by mcphailan. View Post
      Yes, you subscribed to the basic variety pack as well, yes? I mean you got sky 1, uk living?. This means 2 packs which generally "neccessitates" a move to entertainment plus pack (aka the whole entertainment caboodle).

      If only subscribed to the knowledge pack, you may have an exe (or at least tooth-pick) to grind with Sky....
      No, we only subscribe(d) to the 'knowledge' pack - ditched sky1 etc when the price went up last September. Checked 'My Sky' and it still only lists the knowledge pack.

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      No, we only subscribe(d) to the 'knowledge' pack - ditched sky1 etc when the price went up last September. Checked 'My Sky' and it still only lists the knowledge pack.
      Yep, that doesn't seem fair. BUT sadly (and very sorry to slightly raise hopes in last post) I've just realised that the knowledge pack is only available in the plus package, which means you'll be paying 25 from next Sep to keep it

      see link here for what I mean - locate your knowledge progs: Enjoy More

      This is probably the tip of the iceberg of disgruntled viewers and could backfire on sky!!!!

      Wickedy (ok cynically at least), they seem to be using the principle that the more educated viewers like yourself can afford to pay more.....

      PS My wife doesn't allow me to watch documentaries when she's watching with me, lol, so I'm on the basic stuff !

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Quote Originally Posted by mcphailan. View Post
      Yep, that doesn't seem fair. BUT sadly (and very sorry to slightly raise hopes) I've just realised that the knowledge pack is only available in the plus package, which means you'll be paying 25 from next Sep to keep it

      This is probably the tip of the iceberg of disgruntled viewers and could backfire on sky!!!!

      see link here for what I mean - locate your knowledge: Enjoy More

      Wickedy (ok cynically at least), they seem to be using the principle that the more educated viewers like yourself can afford to pay more.....

      PS My wife doesn't allow me to watch documentaries when she's watching with me, lol, so I'm on the basic stuff !
      So (just been looking at the sky packages) they've decided to ditch the flexibilty of the old packs (which they once made a big selling point of if I remember), and condense all those back down to 2 packs- take it or leave it (?) - Looks like I'll be ditching my sky tv package in a years time then. Shame, as I was more than happy with just the knowledge pack on its own, and happily lived without the extra gerth of stuff I mostly used to channel hop through anyway.

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Quote Originally Posted by joe pineapples View Post
      So (just been looking at the sky packages) they've decided to ditch the flexibilty of the old packs (which they once made a big selling point of if I remember), and condense all those back down to 2 packs- take it or leave it (?) - Looks like I'll be ditching my sky tv package in a years time then. Shame, as I was more than happy with just the knowledge pack on its own, and happily lived without the extra gerth of stuff I mostly used to channel hop through anyway.
      Good man, stick to principles; why pay to watch what you (and many) consider rubbish. Do take care to research your broadband costs as once you cancel subs they'll go up if you're using sky bb.

      Tons of good "knowledge" stuff on BBC1&2 and CH4

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      Re: 1 Sep new packs

      Quote Originally Posted by mcphailan. View Post
      Good man, stick to principles; why pay to watch what you (and many) consider rubbish. Do take care to research your broadband costs as once you cancel subs they'll go up if you're using sky bb.

      Tons of good "knowledge" stuff on BBC1&2 and CH4
      Yeah my broadband (based existing pricing) will go from 12.50 --> 15.00. Would rather pay that extra than for a load of tat I have neither the time nor inclination to watch.

     

     
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