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Scholar 2

Now that Sky Arts is no longer a subscription channel?

Seeing that sky arts is now a freeview channel does anyone think we might get an extra channel in its place? 

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Scholar 3

Re: Now that Sky Arts is no longer a subscription channel?

I sincerely hope it doesn't get replaced as it's in HD on NOW TV and only SD on Freeview. It'd be madness to remove the channel from the Entertainment Pass bouquet. 

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@KernowChris @johnbhoy1967 

It will 100% not be disappearing from Now TV and as mentioned all the catch up content will be on Now TV as well HD with the Boost pass.


All Sky have done is given Freeview access to the SD live channel

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Expert 2

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From the start Sky said they were launching it as only SD on freeview and that HD versions were remaining on there platforms and be the only way to get access to there immense backlog of content.

 

I can see Fox and National Geographic going far before i see Sky Arts.

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@Enapace 

Agreed, the way I see it. As soon as Disney launch the Star add on to Disney+ then I see Fox closing. Much similar to the Disney channels that were on Sky until recently.

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@gavs82008 

 

Specially as Disney want to distance themselves from the Fox Brand. In fairness to them i saw today they have added a ton of content to Disney+ that wasn't on there yesterday so maybe it's not really a bad thing. 

 

I see Star being a completely different service and a not a Addon on to be honest they have a lot of shows they could put on there ABC/Primetime etc. 

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Legend 5

Re: Now that Sky Arts is no longer a subscription channel?

@Enapace 
Either way it’s a Disney “service” I’ll be getting.

 

Definitely agree that Disney are staying away from Fox as much as possible. New films don’t mention Fox in the 21st Century logo at the start.
Although shows done by Fox such as Prodigal Son have the Fox text at the bottom on Hulu.  

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Expert 3

Re: Now that Sky Arts is no longer a subscription channel?

 does anyone think we might get an extra channel in its place? 

 

Unlikely to go as on-demand content is subscription only.  FWIW I think pretty much every other channel bar Sky Atlantic would be ahead of it on my list to replace.  

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@gavs82008 

 

In regards to prodigal son it's actually not made by Disney it's made by Fox which still exists as a separate company in america. In UK you are right Fox channel is owned by Disney in america it's not. 

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Re: Now that Sky Arts is no longer a subscription channel?

@Enapace 

Assuming it’s Fox broadcasting 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Broadcasting_Company

 

Which is owned by Fox cooperation 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Corporation


Which is owned by 21st Century Fox

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/21st_Century_Fox

 

Which in turn is owned by Disney 

 

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