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# 36634 29-Jun-2009 16:41

Just got this email from Sky.

Thank you for using SKY Online, SKY Television?s PC based online television catchup service. We hope that you have found this a welcome addition to your SKY broadcast service.

Unfortunately, SKY Online will cease operation on 1 August 2009 as we have decided to conduct a full review of this service, which launched in early 2008, with the aim of reconfiguring the service to better meet our customer?s needs.

We will be sure to advise you when a new broadband service is available and will confirm a launch date once the required design and development work has been completed.

Full access to the service will be available until 31 July 2009 - you will not be billed the $5 monthly charge after 30 June 2009 but will continue to have access to the service until the end of July.

Thank you for using SKY Online, we trust you have enjoyed the experience. We look forward to advising you of developments in the future.

SKY Television


Mostly crap on there anyway. But a bit of a regressive step nonetheless - unless they are proposing a BBC-esque iPlayer!

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Uber Geek
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  # 229256 29-Jun-2009 17:18
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nice concept, but wasn't implemented very well IMO. If you could download stuff to your STB for free (or for a small fee if applicable) then maybe it would have taken off.

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  # 229279 29-Jun-2009 18:07
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I activated mine on launch, it still says "your download access is active" but no go and never was.

Sad to see it go, if it was a free addition to the general sky subs, i'm sure many more would have leaped on even with the DRM and all.. The "$5" was cheap but a pain in the $%^ to have to use a creditcard just to pay that, would have been much easier just lobbed onto the bill as an extra "channel access"


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  # 229401 29-Jun-2009 23:29
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I told you so...

or is it another coincidence?

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