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Topic # 107401 10-Aug-2012 17:44 Send private message


... but do Sky offer a package below the Basic one (e.g. just free to air?).

I would really like a package of just the kids channels but I guess that isn't going to happen!!

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  Reply # 670705 10-Aug-2012 17:46 Send private message

Sky does not offer any such package at the moment.

IGLOO will launch soon, which is probably what you are after :)




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  Reply # 670706 10-Aug-2012 17:48 Send private message

Hmmmmm, thought so ...

Igloo won't be via satellite, is that correct? Looks like Freeview with some DVD's then!

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  Reply # 670713 10-Aug-2012 17:56 Send private message

quickflix have just added a shedload of kids content to their lineup.

It's $16.99 per month. If your broadband connecton if better than 5Mbps and you have a decent datacap it's worth checking out.

http://www.quickflix.co.nz/browse/play/kids

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  Reply # 670743 10-Aug-2012 18:55 Send private message

jesterz:
... but do Sky offer a package below the Basic one (e.g. just free to air?).
Matt


They used to and I thought they still did offer the free to air for around $20 monthly.
Try asking them.
However Freeview HD is free if you have a freeview Tv and a Freeview satellite box + dish is pretty reasonable if not in an HD terresatrial area. Kids channels for free is never likely to happen.

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  Reply # 670815 10-Aug-2012 22:26 Send private message

On the Sky web site search the help for "holiday". You can downgrade to FTA and PPV channels for $18.70 per month, but personally I would rather go for FreeView via satellite plus Fatso for movies.




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  Reply # 672236 14-Aug-2012 13:40 Send private message

Niel: On the Sky web site search the help for "holiday". You can downgrade to FTA and PPV channels for $18.70 per month, but personally I would rather go for FreeView via satellite plus Fatso for movies.

What's the difference between the Sky "Decoder Only" rental, and Freeview sat ? 'Cause I have the decoder only rental connected to a Tivo S1, which serves me well enough, plus I have the option of switching back to a Sky basic package ( + sports or movies should I choose). 
Don't think I'm missing out on any channels ?

 




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  Reply # 672248 14-Aug-2012 13:53 Send private message

SepticSceptic:
Niel: On the Sky web site search the help for "holiday". You can downgrade to FTA and PPV channels for $18.70 per month, but personally I would rather go for FreeView via satellite plus Fatso for movies.

What's the difference between the Sky "Decoder Only" rental, and Freeview sat ? 'Cause I have the decoder only rental connected to a Tivo S1, which serves me well enough, plus I have the option of switching back to a Sky basic package ( + sports or movies should I choose). 
Don't think I'm missing out on any channels ?

 

The difference would be the "rental" part. If you own the box, you don't pay rent.

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