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  Reply # 292040 21-Jan-2010 22:28
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cws82us: It be nice and sky will make alot of money if they have USA movies channel so when they come in USA we can see it


I don't think you understand how licencing works. Sky can't just "use" a US movie channel.

And how would it makes them lots of money if they did?


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  Reply # 292052 21-Jan-2010 23:55
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The main reason I (and possibly many others) use Sky is because it's basically the only show in town for what I'm after.

If the decent Freeview HD recorders weren't so blasted expensive, then I might not be using Sky. For the price of one of those Freeivew HD DTR recorders I basically get a 12 month Sky subscription plus additional non-FTA content (that we do watch), and a DTR recorder.

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  Reply # 292097 22-Jan-2010 08:58
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Byrned: I subscribe to Sky and feel the money I pay provides value for money - I can typically always find something to watch, if I'm wanting to watch TV.


Same here, I make great use of Sky every month, so it's worth what I pay for it (with the basic package). Plus my partner and I like different channels so the content is pretty varied for both of us Laughing

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  Reply # 292192 22-Jan-2010 13:53
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old3eyes: Spartacus remains to to be seen as it was shot in Auckland..  It bears very little relation to historical events..



Heavy promotion in US theatres, newspaper inserts and on television.  Starts 22-Jan.


I assume that's USA release, not NZ ?

The NZ film set was in the same warehouse building complex where my employers training centre / warehouse is located. Fully secure film set - couldn't even get a look-see !

 

 


After watching the first episode today I can tell you that its no Rome (BBC/HBO).  It is, however, STARZ response to the success of Rome.  I dont know whether its because I watched it online (more akin to watching something on an plane) but acting seemed wooden and it lacked a gripping storyline for the first 30-35 minutes.

Think of a cross between Rome and 300.  Rome with gratuitous violence, language and nudity.  It didnt really need it but I guess thats the thing that will distinguish it from its counterparts.  I dont subscribe to STARZ and this wont be compelling me to do so.  If I was a STARZ sub , would I watch it again?  It might get the sophmore episode treatment before making a final decision but it would have to lift its game to get me back week to week.



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  Reply # 292319 22-Jan-2010 20:53
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some interesting points..as i said , i do enjoy what i get from sky, i just wonder how many more channels they are planning on putting out, and as a football nut im a little disappointed theres no F.A cup football on this year, (or none i,ve seen) or League Cup..go Man City!! and as was pointed out before in a previous thread i'd love to have seen the South Africa v England test series, even a highlights package , maybe oppposed to 2008 darts!

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  Reply # 294488 29-Jan-2010 20:44
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As far as I can tell SkyTV;s channel line up hasn't changed in the 3 years Ive been out of the country -that's pretty woeful IMHO And having looked at it - no I won't be paying for it !




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  Reply # 294560 30-Jan-2010 07:21
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I dont believe that its currently value for money compared to Australia or other countries. Come on Sky ...get some more HD going...

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