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#153903 12-Oct-2014 12:07
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Finally sky is launching a sifi channel available with sky basic in HD


Details below:

http://www.skytv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=202&art_id=51018

https://www.facebook.com/TheZoneTV

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  #1152187 12-Oct-2014 13:43
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Guess you will need the HD pack..??




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  #1152263 12-Oct-2014 15:55
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From info page

 

THE ZONE AT A GLANCE:

 

  • THE ZONE will launch on Monday 3 November on SKY Channel 016.
  • THE ZONE will broadcast in HD.
  • HD programming will be accessible for customers with MY SKY HDi and HD Ticket.
  • New entertainment channel encompassing a range of great titles from the Science Fiction, Cult, Fantasy, Superhero and Horror genres launching this November.

     

  • Will contain a mix of must-see premiere series as well as great classic content.
  • After launch, key shows will screen as close to international premieres as possible.
  • Available to all SKY domestic customers with the Basic package at no extra cost.
  • Weekly programming updates will be released on THE ZONE'S facebook page facebook.com/TheZoneTV and Twitter twitter.com/TheZoneNZ.




I aim to misbehave.


 
 
 
 


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  #1152265 12-Oct-2014 16:09
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I for one am looking forward to it!

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  #1152308 12-Oct-2014 17:52
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Tentative looking forward to it. The devil will be, as they say, in the detail (range of content, does it interrupt the programming every seven minutes for shouty ads like the Box etc). I'm hoping it won't be ad-saturated, in which case it would be of no interest to me......

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  #1152328 12-Oct-2014 19:00
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+1 excited about this channel.

Supernatural,
Falling skies,
Continuum

Lots of my favs!

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  #1152354 12-Oct-2014 20:01
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I see reports that an HD & SD "The Zone" channel have appeared on Optus D1, been there for about a week.

I wonder when Sky will load it onto their decoders? 

They usually have a new channel up for a wee while running just a promo loop before the launch date. That will give everyone a feel for what it'll be like (Station idents, upcoming shows etc)

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  #1152479 13-Oct-2014 02:46
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There are 2 feeds one HD and one SD. I BET you still will need the HD ticket otherwise you will only get the sd version.





 


 
 
 
 


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  #1152976 13-Oct-2014 16:09
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Apsattv: There are 2 feeds one HD and one SD. I BET you still will need the HD ticket otherwise you will only get the sd version.


Who would take that bet when their release already says you need the HD ticket...?

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  #1152990 13-Oct-2014 16:32
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The Zone channel is on looping adverts at the moment & it does say

"To view the zone in HD you must have an HD TV, The HD access ticket & either mysky HDi or mysky+"

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  #1153044 13-Oct-2014 18:05
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Anyone know which transponder it is on?

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  #1153067 13-Oct-2014 18:58
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Will be interested to see what new content it brings... might actually watch Sky again if it's good!

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  #1153214 13-Oct-2014 23:30
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Inphinity: Will be interested to see what new content it brings... might actually watch Sky again if it's good!


Helix,
Dusk to dawn,
Defiance

Above from the promo loop on channel 16 says premier for those programs.

Box set weekends and movies are on it to. Will be interested to see if the Star Treks and some other old ones are in HD, if so might watch them again.

I don't think I'll be changing channel much :)

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  #1153218 13-Oct-2014 23:35
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If the content isn't available in binge-watch 'on-demand' format in HD then I'm not intereted.

If the Zone wants to determine when I watch TV, they can get farked.  I'll stick to Lightbox, Netflix, or TPB

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  #1153255 14-Oct-2014 07:40
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NonprayingMantis: If the content isn't available in binge-watch 'on-demand' format in HD then I'm not intereted.

If the Zone wants to determine when I watch TV, they can get farked.  I'll stick to Lightbox, Netflix, or TPB


I just record/series link anything I might want to watch on MySky+ , then I can watch it anytime I like. Nobody determines when I watch it but me.

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  #1154508 15-Oct-2014 15:18
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clevedon:
NonprayingMantis: If the content isn't available in binge-watch 'on-demand' format in HD then I'm not intereted.

If the Zone wants to determine when I watch TV, they can get farked.  I'll stick to Lightbox, Netflix, or TPB


I just record/series link anything I might want to watch on MySky+ , then I can watch it anytime I like. Nobody determines when I watch it but me.



I agree with you Clevedon. This is my exact approach also.  

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