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Topic # 230526 28-Feb-2018 08:55
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Looks like Sky is trying something new :)

 

 

 

sky-tv-to-introduce-new-starting-price-of-24.91-a-month

 

 

 

" Under the new pricing plan which kicks off from tomorrow, Sky Basic will be replaced with two new packages called Sky Starter and Sky Entertainment.

 

Sky Starter will carry a smaller number of channels at a cost of $24.91 per month, while Sky Entertainment will include UKTV, Discovery, Crime + Investigation and "many other popular channels" at a cost of $25 per month.

 

Sky also announced that customers who continued to buy both Sky Starter and Sky Entertainment as well as either Sky Sport or Movies would receive the its premium drama channel SoHo at no extra cost. SoHo currently costs $9.99 per month "

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1965504 28-Feb-2018 09:17
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Seems to me they are just shuffling the deck chairs.

 

Not all the information is there either.

 

Are  they changing the pricing for Sports?

 

Are they changing the pricing for MySky and the HD ticket (Grrr, HD ticket should never be charged for IMO anyway)?

 

 

 

I'd be tempted at the Sky Starter (rarely watch Discovery etc, UKTV I'd miss but not paying $25 for that when Netflix etc. have a pretty good range of UK/BBC shows), but only if the price I'd pay included Sport and MySky and HD was around the $60-70 mark (which is $10-20 more than I am paying now on the telemarketer deal)

 

I'd like to see a full list of what is n each package. And pricing for the 'add-ons'.

 

 

 

Otherwise, my 12 months is up in May on the special deal they were doing, and they can have their box back.


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  Reply # 1965511 28-Feb-2018 09:23
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I get it for the sport so if I can save $25 that would be nice but need to see what is in each package.

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  Reply # 1965516 28-Feb-2018 09:29
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invisibleman18: I get it for the sport so if I can save $25 that would be nice but need to see what is in each package.

 

Yep. Basic with all the "popular channels" for same price, or with crap channels to save $25

 

But, it will allow Sky Sports for those that just want sport to be $75. Now, thats close to the required ARPU of about $80, so they will no doubt pick up some new subscribers that will live with $75 and not $100

 

And free Soho for those that go full flavour and have Sport or Movies


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  Reply # 1965518 28-Feb-2018 09:29
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sky sports pricing hasnt changed from what i understand.





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  Reply # 1965519 28-Feb-2018 09:30
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Love how they include the Freeview channels in the list... Hmmm Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!





 

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  Reply # 1965520 28-Feb-2018 09:32
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l43a2:

 

sky sports pricing hasnt changed from what i understand.

 

 

No, but you can now get Sports for $25 less


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  Reply # 1965523 28-Feb-2018 09:34
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Where is the list of channels in each package ? Am I blind?

 

I want Food TV, Nick, Nick Junior, Disney and Sport. HD Ticket and MySky HDI

 

Oh I see it's a picture, that hadn't yet downloaded. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965524 28-Feb-2018 09:34
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Nowhere near enough.

 

They've basically cut all the good channels out of basic (e.g. Jones, UKTV, Discovery, CI, etc) and make you pay the current full price to keep them. They need to offer everything (except maybe sport) for sub $20/month, and offer it streamed in 4k on demand ala NetFlix.





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  Reply # 1965526 28-Feb-2018 09:35
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Lias:

 

Nowhere near enough.

 

They've basically cut all the good channels out of basic (e.g. Jones, UKTV, Discovery, CI, etc) and make you pay the current full price to keep them. They need to offer everything (except maybe sport) for sub $20/month, and offer it streamed in 4k on demand ala NetFlix.

 

 

LOL $20 a month, right. Good luck with that. You might want to consider joining the rest of us in the real world. 

 

Sky isn't Netflix. The content and it's availability isn't comparable, with Netflix being a long way from Sky.


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  Reply # 1965529 28-Feb-2018 09:37
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networkn:

 

Sky isn't Netflix. 

 

 

Which is why customers are leaving.


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  Reply # 1965531 28-Feb-2018 09:39
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gehenna:

 

networkn:

 

Sky isn't Netflix. 

 

 

Which is why customers are leaving.

 

 

Well for customers who's needs are met by Netflix that is fine. For customers who don't have fast enough internet, want curated channels (Food TV), and different content, or Sports, then Netflix isn't an option.

 

 


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  Reply # 1965539 28-Feb-2018 09:49
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People: Lower the price i want sports for cheaper.

 

Sky: Lowers the price to be able to access sports cheaper. 

 

People: Boooo....... we want under $20 for everything.

 

 

 

mmmhmm

 

 


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  Reply # 1965540 28-Feb-2018 09:49
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Tockly:

 

Love how they include the Freeview channels in the list... Hmmm Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!

 

 

Yeah, the screenshot in the article shows a pretty poor selection of channels. I suspect the other basic package that they haven't shown us a picture of, also has all the freeview channels. So it looks like you're getting more than you are.

 

At $25 a month... I don't think so. I have a seed box that costs me around $20 a month and I can get almost whatever I want.


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  Reply # 1965541 28-Feb-2018 09:51
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Journeyman:

 

Tockly:

 

Love how they include the Freeview channels in the list... Hmmm Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!

 

 

Yeah, the screenshot in the article shows a pretty poor selection of channels. I suspect the other basic package that they haven't shown us a picture of, also has all the freeview channels. So it looks like you're getting more than you are.

 

At $25 a month... I don't think so. I have a seed box that costs me around $20 a month and I can get almost whatever I want.

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1965543 28-Feb-2018 09:55
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networkn:

 

want curated channels

 

 

Luckily most of them will be dead in the next 20ish years.  


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