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Topic # 32889 26-Apr-2009 15:51
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Is it my imagination or is Sky limited to certain movie libraries?  What I mean is that there are many old movies that never seem to appear on Sky, so I wondered if there are certain movie studios that Sky either doesn't, can't or won't purchase from.

Typical movies are Dave, Last Starfighter, Coming to America, Big, Antz, Outbreak, Enemy Mine, Grand Canyon, Da Vinci Code, Red October, Silence of Lambs, Memphis Belle.

Anyone know if I'm correct? 

Or, is it that some Sky Administrator has just determined that kiwis are gonna see what he (or she) wants to show and if we don't like it - then tough?


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  Reply # 209758 27-Apr-2009 14:22
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Coming to America was on a few weeks ago, on C4. (they are showing a lot of classic 80s comedies)

I remember watching Silence of the Lambs not too long ago either, definitely some time this year. Not sure what channel though.



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  Reply # 210078 28-Apr-2009 09:02
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Thanks. So I'm wrong about Sky not having access to all movie studio libraries?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 210089 28-Apr-2009 09:43
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NonprayingMantis: Coming to America was on a few weeks ago, on C4. (they are showing a lot of classic 80s comedies)



I remember watching Silence of the Lambs not too long ago either, definitely some time this year. Not sure what channel though.



C4 is not Sky.

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  Reply # 217827 25-May-2009 20:59
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I hear what your saying tho, I find they put the movies on very tight rotation so it feels like there is a limited selection
I'd like to see them change sky movies 2 back into movie max and mix it all up



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  Reply # 217840 25-May-2009 21:41
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Yeah, it sure seems like a tight rotation, so tight it only seem they've got about 100 or so movies. It's getting to the point where we're talking about dumping Sky. Damn shame there's no competition for those guys.

CYaBro, whatya mean C4's not Sky? Are you saying that if we had no Sky we'd still get C4? How?

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  Reply # 217841 25-May-2009 21:45
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C4 is owned by Mediaworks (Canwest) who also own TV3. Sky do not own C4, but merely re-broadcast it.
C4 is available on UHF, Freeview Terrestrial, Freeview Satellite and TelstraClear Analogue and Digital Cable TV. C4 was originally TV4.



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  Reply # 217844 25-May-2009 21:52
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Well, how about that!........Shucks, I never noticed C4 on my Freeview tuner, probably because I hardly ever use it. Thanks for that :-)

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