Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:01 pm

Keep an eye out for NowTV passes, which are regularly given away. In the last year they've featured on Gillette products, Carling Beer, Pringles, McDonald's and Pizza Hut. Give them your email address and they'll offer you deals. This year they've offered me 3 months of Entertainment for £6.99, 2 months Sky Sports for £27.50 and various Sky Sports day passes for £3.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by more heat than light » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:41 pm

Don't get me wrong, I don't ever pay full price for it, just hadn't ever seen it quite that cheap before, was wondering if I'd missed a deal.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by PES Fan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:36 pm

Amazon have won the rights to the ATP tour after 2018.

So there will be no tennis on Sky at all after 2018.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Lagamorph » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:00 pm

When did Amazon start going after Sports broadcasting rights?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by PES Fan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:04 pm

Lagamorph wrote:When did Amazon start going after Sports broadcasting rights?


I think they got Thursday night football in America.

But I can see the wrestling going next on Sky. The ratings are not great for it and Sky have been cutting costs for the last few years.

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by Lagamorph » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:08 pm

What next? Netflix going after the golf rights?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:10 pm

I think this is the beginning of less popular sports on Sky being bumped off in favour of funding those that they now have exclusive channels for. So if it's not Premier League, Formula 1, Cricket, Golf and the big two darts tournaments (Premier League and World Championship) they're not a priority. NFL and WWE are my two picks to follow tennis out the door (as mentioned Thursday night NFL already on Amazon, both organisations having a dedicated service, and both suffering from cataclysmic ratings declines on Sky). The writing was on the wall for tennis when Sky Sports lost the US Open, surely considered the 2nd biggest event besides Wimbledon.

Tennis was a semi-regular fixture on Mix, so that's many hours of scheduling gone.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:24 pm

Lagamorph wrote:What next? Netflix going after the golf rights?


DisneyLife just bought the rights to the darts.

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by DML » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:19 pm

Moggy wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:What next? Netflix going after the golf rights?


DisneyLife just bought the rights to the darts.


Robin Hoods going to be the PDC champion for YEARS.

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by Moggy » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:36 pm

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Lagamorph wrote:What next? Netflix going after the golf rights?


DisneyLife just bought the rights to the darts.


Robin Hoods going to be the PDC champion for YEARS.


Hercules was the early favourite with the bookies, but he's just too strong, the darts go right through the board.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:13 pm

Just received an email from NowTV - 4 months of Sky Sports for £20pm. Talk about undercutting Sky!

Minimum is £53 when agreeing to a 18 month sub, £72 without. Only benefit is the picture is 1080i rather than 720p.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by TigaSefi » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:16 am

I really genuinely don't understand TV packages anymore :lol:

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by HSH28 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:41 pm

KK wrote:Just received an email from NowTV - 4 months of Sky Sports for £20pm. Talk about undercutting Sky!

Minimum is £53 when agreeing to a 18 month sub, £72 without. Only benefit is the picture is 1080i rather than 720p.


TalkTalk seem to be offering customers (new and existing) all Sky Sports channels for £8.50 a month.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KK » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:56 pm

They are indeed: https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/

As long as the service is actually good, that's a phenomenal price for broadband, phone, sports and TV. I mean surely that's got to be making a loss?

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KingK » Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:08 pm

Don't forget TT got hacked though.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Errkal » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:12 am

Also talk talk suck.

The second you have an issue so you are more than screwed. They are cheap for a reason.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Poser » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:59 am

They subsidise those prices by selling your details to literally anyone who'll buy them.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by HSH28 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:10 am

KingK wrote:Don't forget TT got hacked though.


Anywhere can get hacked, if you aren't going to use a company that could get hacked you aren't going to buy anything from anyone.

Errkal wrote:Also talk talk suck.

The second you have an issue so you are more than screwed. They are cheap for a reason.


Maybe (I think it depends what the issue is), but in my experience they are no worse than the vast majority of other providers out there.

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by KingK » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:10 pm

HSH28 wrote:
KingK wrote:Don't forget TT got hacked though.


Anywhere can get hacked, if you aren't going to use a company that could get hacked you aren't going to buy anything from anyone.

Errkal wrote:Also talk talk suck.

The second you have an issue so you are more than screwed. They are cheap for a reason.


Maybe (I think it depends what the issue is), but in my experience they are no worse than the vast majority of other providers out there.

I think BT are a lot less unlikely to get hacked than Talk Talk. You get what you pay for and cheap packages from wannabe big boys are not necessarily a good thing

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PostRe: Sky relaunch Sky Sports with new packages starting from £18
by Lagamorph » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:15 pm

Is there anything besides their profits that Talk Talk haven't outsourced?

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