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Re: Sky Sports themed channels coming to NOW TV?


@Miketurn wrote:

All the new channels and logos are now present on my box.

 

Hope the onscreen DOG's are smaller else they're going to take up a lot of screen in some cases.


Yes all there now.

 

Interestingly I noted that Arena/Action is counted as one channel for Sky wheras the other five are separate.

 

Have to admit there is little difference in pricing bewteen the whole she-bang (£20 for a 18 month subscription; though it is £27.50 with zero commitment) versus a single channel (£18).

 

Even so the bare bones (with no box sets and no broadband) would be £52/month for sports + cinema (@ £10/month on offer) which seems pretty expensive.  Think I will stick with Now TV and the day/week passes.

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Re: Sky Sports themed channels coming to NOW TV?


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Even so the bare bones (with no box sets and no broadband) would be £52/month for sports + cinema (@ £10/month on offer) which seems pretty expensive.  Think I will stick with Now TV and the day/week passes.


To effectiely get what I get with Now TV + Virgin (box sets on TV; movies on demand + Sports when needed;  fast broadband + everyday phone calls) with offer would be over £100/month!  Saving a couple of quid on the single sports channel isn't going to make much difference.

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Re: Sky Sports themed channels coming to NOW TV?

Have to admit this channel reorganisation is pretty good from the NOW TV perspective with a couple of extra channels including Mix. Main event makes little odds as it is the same as another channel.

 

Now if only those red button streams could be provided as and when...

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It is disappointing that the same approach isn't being taken with NowTV passes.  £22 with no contract for all Sky's football, and I would probably bite.  £34 a month is extortionate though, will be giving it a wide berth, picking up the odd day pass here and there where I can....

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Re: New SkySports Charges


@Dougsey wrote:

It is disappointing that the same approach isn't being taken with NowTV passes.  £22 with no contract for all Sky's football, and I would probably bite.  £34 a month is extortionate though, will be giving it a wide berth, picking up the odd day pass here and there where I can....


I agree.  I tend to use day/week passes as and when needed and doubt I would ever spend £34/month.  Maybe I might get a month's pass for December when I am off, but generally I would say I use no more than 3 day/week passes a month.  Which is always less than £34.

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Re: New SkySports Charges

Compared to the equivalent minimum cost of having the full Sports pack via Sky dish of £49.50 (that's £22 for the Original Entertainment bundle plus £27.50 for the full Sports pack), the NOW TV Sports Month pass at £33.99 for "720p HD" (depending on device) is still cheaper, but point taken about paying for sports not watched.

 

And I'm not sure that you get Sport in "1080p HD" for £49.50. I think you have to have the Box Set Entertainment bundle at £38 to get Sport in "1080p HD", so that pushes it up (from £49.50) to £65.50 for Sport in "1080p HD". But I may be wrong about that!

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Well, I'm just gonna say Thank You NowTV (Sky) for adding all these channels at no extra cost, and getting rid of the SS Mix fiasco. I do buy months at a time, currently 3 months for £20 per month and I think it's a pretty good service, IF IT STAYS LIKE THIS. No ss mix2 eh

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Re: New SkySports Charges


@dr_necessitor wrote:

Compared to the equivalent minimum cost of having the full Sports pack via Sky dish of £49.50 (that's £22 for the Original Entertainment bundle plus £27.50 for the full Sports pack), the NOW TV Sports Month pass at £33.99 for "720p HD" (depending on device) is still cheaper, but point taken about paying for sports not watched.

 

And I'm not sure that you get Sport in "1080p HD" for £49.50. I think you have to have the Box Set Entertainment bundle at £38 to get Sport in "1080p HD", so that pushes it up (from £49.50) to £65.50 for Sport in "1080p HD". But I may be wrong about that!


Definitely cheaper than Sky.  

 

I can add Sports to my Virgin box with the most basic package (effectively free but with a £5 monthly tivo fee) at  £31.75/month  + £7 /month HD  (Can't check on Virgin website, but from memory that is the cost).   Sometimes Virgin will offer it for half price for 6 months, so I take them up on that.

 

Sky Q Monthly costs

  • Cheapest option: Sky Q + Original Bundle (£22) + Sky Sports (£27.50): £49.50/month
  • Cheapest option with HD: Sky Q + Original Bundle (£22) + HD (£6) Sky Sports (£27.50): £55.50/month
  • Cheapest option with 4K: Sky Q + Original Bundle (£22) + (£12) + Sky Sports (£27.50): £61.50/month

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@m4ttgtr wrote:

Well, I'm just gonna say Thank You NowTV (Sky) for adding all these channels at no extra cost, and getting rid of the SS Mix fiasco. I do buy months at a time, currently 3 months for £20 per month and I think it's a pretty good service, IF IT STAYS LIKE THIS. No ss mix2 eh


I agree.  Thanks for the extra channels, especially Mix.  Though I still wouldn't put it past them to put events behind the red button....

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Don't get me wrong I am grateful that Mix is part of the channel line up, but right now Sky Sport Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Mix are all showing the same event.    Mix seems to be a pretty useful overflow channel.

 

Will be interesting when Premier League does return to see if Sky Sports Premier League show more than just extended highlights of the Saturday 3pm games and have complete games in Match Choice throughout the week.  The current schedules suggest there is a lot of time to fill on that channel.

 

PS Is Main Event the channel for those who are too lazy to even press the remote control?  🙂

 

 

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