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    Pay for Sky Sports News?

    This is a discussion on Pay for Sky Sports News? within the Sky Sports forums, part of the Sky TV Channels category; I recently joined Sky, mainly for the sports package, which I purchased along with a Variety and Music Mixes. I ...

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      Pay for Sky Sports News?

      I recently joined Sky, mainly for the sports package, which I purchased along with a Variety and Music Mixes. I have subsequently found that Sky want me to pay an additional 1 per month for Sky Sports News, at first I laughed thinking it was some kind of mistake, seeing as I can receive Sky Sports News at work through the freeview channels for...well free! I phoned Sky and asked why they wanted me to pay for a channel I can receive for nothing on a non-subscription system, I was told that it was part of the News Mix and to view that channel I'd have to sign up for that mix, I hung up.

      Does anyone else find it rather off putting to be charged for a free-to-air channel? Even if it is owned, filmed & broadcast by Sky, they've signed a contract for it to be freely available to UK digital TV audiences yet expect Sky subscribers to pay for it.


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      Re: Pay for Sky Sports News?

      I think you'll find that channel 405 will be moved into the Sports pack today so you'll have this station active today. It can take upto midnight.

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      Re: Pay for Sky Sports News?

      http://packages.sky.com/see/SportsMix.aspx

      I received a letter dated June stated that from today Sky Sports News was moving into my existing package, which means it is being put in the Sports package as shown in the link above.

      I can't access it at the moment but I do agree with the OP in that this should be a free channel like Sky News is especially as all and sundry can view it on Freeview.
      Last edited by Alan b; 01-09-09 at 08:36 PM.

     

     

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