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ken242
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sky sports mix

this now tv havieing sky sport mixs on here as it launch on the 24th at 12.30  on that day . thanks ?

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@Andy wrote:
Particularly as I imagine a key customer base that NOW TV taps into are those people who can't afford or justify full Sky TV packages but can afford individual NOW TV passes on a month by month basis.

With Virgin you can just get channels for 30 days and when they make offers I can't refuse like Sports half price for six months it is the cheaper option at less than £16/month.  However to get Sky Sports Mix there I have to upgrade to a bigger TV package costing an extra £7/month and they don't even have Sky Atlantic.

 

Personally I prefer Now because I can use it on 4 different devices around the house (2 now boxes, a roku stick and an iPad) and have two events on the go at the same time. I can even watch it at other people's houses. With Virgin it is constrained to the tivo in the living room unless I pay for an extra box or try to use the anywhere/sky apps where the images are pretty poor. 720p is not quite HD but better than the SD on Virgin who still stick you with an extra £7/month for HD (though not for movies anymore just sport).

 

I tend to swap Sports between Virgin and Now depending on the time of year (Champions League - Virgin, rest of year - Now)

MarkB1
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No Sky Sports Mix for NOW TV customers.  Pity, I thought it would have been included if you have any valid passes - like Sky Sports News HQ on the black box

 

http://www.skysports.com/more-sports/news/11095/10543289/new-channel-sky-sports-mix-launches-today

 

 

BicBasher
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A shame as NOW TV could have had a Sky Sports Mix app for Now TV Box and Smart Box customers to watch with any pass.

 

 

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I suspect the live coverage which is simultaneously on another channel is why they don't have it because for the likes of me I would end up not using a couple of day passes to watch the GAA hurling final and the Ireland international at the start of September.  I would have thought that all the documentaries could be on a sports on demand channel.

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Yeah good shout. NOW TV has missed a good opportunity here to give sports fans a taster.
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the thing is you could watch the live events on a Sky package and still not want to upgrade to a years sports contract but you may get a day or week pass after watching a live event.To me a taster channel is better aimed at the casual viewer then one who has signed up to Sky and never took out the sports package in the first place.

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tzr wrote:

the thing is you could watch the live events on a Sky package and still not want to upgrade to a years sports contract but you may get a day or week pass after watching a live event.To me a taster channel is better aimed at the casual viewer then one who has signed up to Sky and never took out the sports package in the first place.

 

On Virgin, you only have to have sports for a month.  I don't think many will see this as a taster channel, just an extra channel on their current package.  And if anything it is likely to discourage people buying day/week passes, because if the event you want to watch is on it then why bother?  

 

All that said, I think Sports highlights on demand from the previous week would be something that Now could make available on entertainment.  All the goals from the Premier League are available on the Sky Sports app even if you don't have a Sky subscription, so having them on Now would make sense.  Even better they could have the 25 minutes highlights shown on Sky on Sunday early am.

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i agree you may not buy a pass if the event is on Sky sports mix but you may not subscribe for a month on Virgin or a year on Sky so it would be the samething,Which is why i dont see the need, to not put the channel on Now tv.And apart from the very odd live football the channel is more like Eurosport with mainly minority sports and the odd big event -so again i think there is the chance people would upgrade i.e show the first day of cricket or golf and people may buy a pass but if you have Sky will you pay for a year if you dont already have it just for the last couple of days action

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@Anonymous User wrote:

i agree you may not buy a pass if the event is on Sky sports mix but you may not subscribe for a month on Virgin or a year on Sky so it would be the samething,Which is why i dont see the need, to not put the channel on Now tv.And apart from the very odd live football the channel is more like Eurosport with mainly minority sports and the odd big event -so again i think there is the chance people would upgrade i.e show the first day of cricket or golf and people may buy a pass but if you have Sky will you pay for a year if you dont already have it just for the last couple of days action


They should just show the first half od a match on SS Mix and then let you decide if you want to subscribe 🙂

 

I see the logic in using SS Mix for the first day of the cricket/golf, but not many other sports.   I am a bit surprised it shows so much live sport and in some cases exclusive sport.

 

Eurosport has the big event (US Tennis Open) for the next couple of weeks.   Shame it isn't available on a Now TV but I do have it on Virgin until the day of the final when my downgrade goes through.

Anonymous User
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Well as someone who does not have a Sky package and only picks up a package occasionally when there is something I want to watch I am rather disappointed. Having just paid for a week Sky Sports pass to watch the Netball Quad Series which Sky are covering. Only to discover the first two games available on Sky Sports 3/4 and the rest are on Sky Sports Mix and therefore unavailable to watch at all. I have wasted paying for a weeks' package for Sky Sports channels when the channel they now choose to air my sport on is not included (they televised the Netball Superleague on Sky Sports 3/4 throughout the entire season).

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@Anonymous User wrote:

Having just paid for a week Sky Sports pass to watch the Netball Quad Series which Sky are covering. Only to discover the first two games available on Sky Sports 3/4 and the rest are on Sky Sports Mix and therefore unavailable to watch at all. 


I thought that anything on SS Mix was on another channel.  In which case, SS mix should be part of the day/week/month sports pass.

Anonymous User
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I got the Now TV box to watch the Netball Superleague last season. I was disappointed to find the Quad Series was only on Sky Sports Mix. Thankfully I found out that it wasn't available on Now TV before I bought my pass.

I just read the announcement of the new deal with Sky to broadcast netball for the coming season. All the games are going to be on Sky Sports Mix so I guess there's no way to watch without a Sky contract. I doubt I will be using my Now TV Box any more, or watchng netball. 😞

I can't see me buying a 12 month contract for TV programmes I don't want to watch in order to get netball. Sky are just going to miss out on the revenue for my Now TV Sports Pass for the duration of the netball season with this.

Anonymous User
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I also feel hugely disappointed by Sky Sports Mix not being included. Wanting to watch Saints game today and now having to go to pub to do it.  Doesn't make sense.  Why not make more money and let customers pay for what they want to watch instead of leaving people disappointed and losing money in the process.  I don't think I'll be staying with NowTV much longer.  This is not the first time we've been disappointed.

DINSULL1966
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@Anonymous User Sky Sports Mix is included on Now TV Sports. I watched it last night with La Liga.

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@Anonymous User wrote:

I also feel hugely disappointed by Sky Sports Mix not being included. Wanting to watch Saints game today and now having to go to pub to do it.  Doesn't make sense.  Why not make more money and let customers pay for what they want to watch instead of leaving people disappointed and losing money in the process.  I don't think I'll be staying with NowTV much longer.  This is not the first time we've been disappointed.


Should have gone to specsavers

Anonymous User
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I did the same - paid for a week for the Quad series and just discovered I shouldn't have bothered. Really annoying.
Anonymous User
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I only watch golf and it is now going over to new channel which was advertised as bringing different sports not usually seen!

I do not think it is fair to put regular sports on the new channel

cyclingjohny
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why no sky mix on now tv

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Legend 5
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Commercial decision by Sky. Same as reason for channel choices we have across packages.
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SeeMoreDigital
Legend 5
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Hello NOW TV Team members,

 

Can this new topic be merged together with this existing No Sky Sports Mix topic please?

cyclingjohny
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it would be a great thing if all the tens of thousands of sky sports fans got together and made aprotest to sky,strength in numbers,i am going to write to boss of sky sports.