KKLEIN wrote:I think what irks many is the whole pricing model, which works on the basis that you have to pay for stuff you don't want to get stuff you do. How long this can continue as the internet continues to become more powerful is another matter. Sky Movies for example is looking incredibly outdated.
It's why I finally quit after years and years.
Knowing so much money goes to footy and they lost the main prem matches in rugby mean i was paying heavily for something I don't like.
Also paying for a ton of channels to mostly watch walking dead and game of thrones and mostly free tv.
If now tv allows me to pay for the odd sport I watch and show I watch them I will use that. Seems to be their aim.
Dual wrote:I still find it hard to believe there are people willing to pay for premium television. I would guess its a generational thing and will soon die out.
I don't get this, Dual. What do you mean? How else would you get this stuff? A shitty stream somewhere?
DUAL, WHAT ARE YOU GOING ON ABOUT
Yeah, I found that a bit odd, too. I'm quite happy to pay for Sky Arts 1 & 2 HD, Sky Atlantic HD, etc as they offer the kind of programmes I won't find on the BBC or other terrestrial channels - Game of Thrones, tons of great behind-the-scenes film and music documentaries, concerts and some great comedy (just watched Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge and Bug, for instance) etc. Looks like they have a great schedule of future programming in the pipeline, too. I watch more Sky than terrestrial TV since I became a Sky subscriber. I actually find the BBC a bit dull in comparison, tbh.
Johnny Ryall wrote:OK fair enough I think the sports channels pricing are crazy expensive but each to their own.
Really? You can get a month's Sky sub for the cost of one ticket to see a Premier League game. Don't tell them, but I'd pay way more for Premier League coverage if they upped the prices. I get ESPN too.
Will be interesting to see what happens when BT Sport kicks off, Sky can't continue to charge the same amount, surely?
Since fibre-optic became widespread, I don't see the point of Sky Sports. The only problem with streaming matches used to be it cutting out due to shitty ADSL lines. Now I can watch it very easily on my PC. TV is more convenient than finding a stream/changing streams mid-match etc. but the cost (£30-40?) is exorbitant.
The olympics were brilliant and I genuinely believe they have lifted the spirits of the British public. I actually think that in a few months analysts will point to the Olympic "feel good factor" as the reason we're out of recession.
Errkal wrote:I don't understand why they would get abuse for that? its the next big event and they are just moving awareness... were we supposed to have a week of mourning for the end of the Olympics or something.
Didn't you know you're not allowed to mention premier league footballers in the media from now on without referencing their shameful "off-pitch" lifestyles and poor/arrogant/not humble like the olympians attitude? Or at least not unil the season kicks off and all the shit-munching hypocrites forget anyway.