Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18

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PostSky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:22 pm

Sky Sports wrote:From 18 July, Sky Sports will be better than ever with a range of new dedicated channels

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• Sky Sports customers don’t need to do anything, the change will happen automatically

• We're still bringing you the best live sport with ten channels including dedicated channels for the Premier League, Football, Cricket, Golf and F1

• Enjoy the best international Rugby Union, Rugby League, boxing, darts, NFL, tennis, WWE, GAA and more on the new Sky Sports Action and Arena channels

• Get more of the sport you love with improved personalisation on the new-look Sky Sports app, available from August

• Award-winning commentary and analysis, plus brand new shows and documentaries

• Watch Premier League, F1 and England Test Cricket in Ultra HD with Sky Q

• A new Main Event channel dedicated to the biggest live events from across our channels - available to customers with the full range of Sky Sports channels.

• Base Sky package of £22 a month still required.

Now only pay for the sports you love

Pick and choose from new channels dedicated to the Sports you love. New and existing customers can now enjoy Sky Sports from £18 extra a month. Choose one channel for £18, two for £22, three for £26 - or get it all, plus our brand new Main Event channel for only £27.50 extra a month

    Sky Sports Mix - Channel 121 (included in base package)
    Sky Sports Main Event – Channel 401
    Sky Sports Premier League – Channel 402
    Sky Sports Football - Channel 403
    Sky Sports Cricket - Channel 404
    Sky Sports Golf – Channel 405
    Sky Sports F1 – Channel 406
    Sky Sports Action - Channel 407
    Sky Sports Arena - Channel 408
    Sky Sports News - Channel 409

http://www.skysports.com/relaunch

I wonder if there will be any changes to NowTV, or if it'll stay exactly the same (you'll still have to purchase everything).

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Hexx » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:38 pm

Ew sports

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by <]:^D » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:50 pm

decent idea. i wonder if it will actually get people back on the platform though?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:53 pm

What's the cost to have all the sky sports channels? Is it the £26 + £27.50?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:56 pm

Same as it is now (£27.50 for all the sports channels, £22 for the Base package). Sky don't appear to have said what they're doing with HD. Currently you need the top tier entertainment pack, and a further sub on Sky Sports.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Buffalo » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:59 pm

I'd get it if I didn't have to pony up the 22 wraprobats for the base package.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 pm

KK wrote:Same as it is now (£27.50 for all the sports channels, £22 for the Base package). Sky don't appear to have said what they're doing with HD. Currently you need the top tier entertainment pack, and a further sub on Sky Sports.


That makes sense now. I've never understood why I keep reading that sky sports costs £49.50 a month when it appears to be £27.50 but they are including the TV Base package in the price.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Hexx » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:04 pm

Seems like a bad deal to me.

Previously (I assume) you could buy the core channels and get a good smattering of the sports. (e.g. Football, Cricket and Golf) and events.

Now under the guise of "get what you want" you have to get 3 channels. Most of which will be fluff to pad the sport out to a full channel rather than the stuff you actually want to see. (Was it OnDigital that spent stupid money on like 4th division nonsense thinking people wanted all the football all the time?)

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Lotus » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:09 pm

KK wrote:• Base Sky package of £22 a month still required.

:fp:

Might've been interested if you could just subscribe to the sports, but not with this bullshit as well. £40 a month for the most basic sports package is still a rip-off.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:10 pm

I don't know if Sky themselves let you purchase the sports channels (1 to 5 and Formula 1) individually any more - I know they did in the 90s (pay for Sky Sports 1 and they'd throw in Sky Sports 3).

This package works out no different than it does today at £27.50. Now however if you only give a gooseberry fool about the Premier League it will cost you £18, and then you can dump it in summer. It would save you about £150 a year.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Rax » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:13 pm

I only have sky sports for NFL and Rugby so this is a pretty decent deal for me, means I dont have to pay for the 4 sports that have their own channels.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Blue Eyes » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:35 pm

Paying for Sky is a mug's game. I'd rather spend my time playing Zelda but never actually completing it until I think I'm going to die of old age. That's money smart.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by OrangeRakoon » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:39 pm

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Trelliz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:42 pm

I get the daily passes for the on average two sundays a month i want to watch the F1, and even doing that still works out cheaper than this, 2x £6.99 < £18, with the extra races working out about even with the few quid per month saving offsetting it :roll:

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:46 pm

What isn't clear is if Arena and Action are seperate or 1 package.

Virgin has lumped them together:

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/New ... -p/3471204

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Jenuall » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:59 pm

I've always been a pretty keen sports fan, but for the life of my can never understand why people lay down the amount of money they do for things like Sky. Especially in the modern age when consumers are getting used to services Netflix, Spotify etc. which offer a huge amount of content for a fee that is tiny in comparison.

The other thing that I always found particularly egregious about the Sky model was that you are paying a giant sum of money for access to content - and then still have to sit through shed loads of adverts. How much strawberry floating money do they need!?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Photek » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:54 pm

Can I sack off cricket from my subscription?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:08 pm

You can, but there's only 4 price points for either 6 or 7 Channel packages (Premier League, Football, F1, Cricket, Golf, Arena and Action). So you'd have to dump 3 channels just to save yourself £1.50 a month.

This deal basically only works out of you want 1 or 2 sports channels. The £26 option is terrible value next to the complete package.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Mafro » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:12 pm

I wouldn't even consider paying for a football package in this day an age until they get rid of the bullshit 3pm blackout rule.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm

According to Pocket Lint there will be no price changes on NowTV, you'll have to take the whole lot. However they are now throwing in Mix.

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