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  Reply # 465510 4-May-2011 22:45
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So sky can delete all the channels and only leave sky sports up




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  Reply # 465514 4-May-2011 22:49
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cws82us: So sky can delete all the channels and only leave sky sports up


No. you must subscribe Basic Package.
Can't subscribe Sky Sports Only

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  Reply # 465812 5-May-2011 15:53
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bnapi:
pinkydot: so new price starting 1 June
will be $47.66 for basic package without ESPN
that's $5.03 decrease from $52.69

but Sport Package will be $25.29 with ESPN
that's $7.13 increase from $18.16

shouldn't they just increase $5.03 for the sport package? or they should decrease $7.13 for the basic package without ESPN. just to be fair lol


this will apply to new customers and not existing customers right? skytv can't just take away channels people subscribed to right?


As I said earlier in this thread, Sky is removing ESPN from existing customers.  Your subscription will go down as a result if you are with Sky direct, and I believe someone with a Vodafone subscription also posted their sub price is going down.  I can't speak for Telecom subscribers.

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  Reply # 465842 5-May-2011 16:51
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cws82us: So sky can delete all the channels and only leave sky sports up


Well I guess in theory they could. I am guessing their customer base would desert them though if they were paying for a basic package with no channels. There have been many instances where they have removed channels from the basic package and not reduced the price. At least with ESPN going to HD and the sports package they are reducing the basic package price. Pity those of us with Sports on top will pay more. Is this a sign of things to come? ie move channels to HD and charge more for them (on top of the silly HD ticket charge).

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  Reply # 465852 5-May-2011 17:27
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Cool, so because I have the sports channel and don't watch ESPN anyway I'll be paying more just for you to make it HD. What the point in this "HD Ticket" again? Thumbs up Sky.

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  Reply # 465859 5-May-2011 17:35
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What I want to know is has anyone been told of all this by Sky as I haven't received anything about it?

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  Reply # 465900 5-May-2011 18:57
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defnz: Cool, so because I have the sports channel and don't watch ESPN anyway I'll be paying more just for you to make it HD. What the point in this "HD Ticket" again? Thumbs up Sky.

I agree, what's the purpose of paying for hd when a channel that goes to hd costs more as well.
Didn't sky convert sport 3 to hd recently with no charge?

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  Reply # 465910 5-May-2011 19:06
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kendog:
defnz: Cool, so because I have the sports channel and don't watch ESPN anyway I'll be paying more just for you to make it HD. What the point in this "HD Ticket" again? Thumbs up Sky.

I agree, what's the purpose of paying for hd when a channel that goes to hd costs more as well.
Didn't sky convert sport 3 to hd recently with no charge?



Yes they did make sport 3 HD recently without charge. I agree, paying more for ESPN to be in HD sucks....but I will pay them anyway cos it isn't like I have anywhere else to go.  

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  Reply # 466014 6-May-2011 02:32
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My understanding is your not paying more for espn hd but paying more for espn being included in the sports package and not in the basic package.

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  Reply # 466022 6-May-2011 07:37
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langers1972: What I want to know is has anyone been told of all this by Sky as I haven't received anything about it?


Yeah, we got a letter from Sky last week about all the changes, looking forward to ESPN in HD now.

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  Reply # 466277 6-May-2011 17:23
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Even though the basic package goes down about $5, the sports package goes up by about $7

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  Reply # 466346 6-May-2011 22:23
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so as i said before
new price starting 1 June
will be $47.66 for basic package without ESPN
that's $5.03 decrease from $52.69

but Sport Package will be $25.29 with ESPN "HD"
that's $7.13 increase from $18.16

so that $7.13 increase - $5.03
= $2.1 is for that "HD"

I wont mind if they just increase $5.03 for Sport Package with ESPN HD
but extra $2.1 just for HD.

what if others without MySkyHDi? just the basic skydigital box isn't that unfair for them have to pay extra $2.1 for that ESPN "HD"

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  Reply # 466348 6-May-2011 22:32
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If this change applies to everyone, it's even more of a price increase to everyone who signed up with the 12-month half price basic package, with full price Sports package

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  Reply # 466576 7-May-2011 21:36
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whats espn 3 that will be available from isky? is it same as normal espn or will it be espn from america with all nba games and nfl games and not mlb replays 24/7

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  Reply # 466612 8-May-2011 00:53
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pinkydot: so as i said before
new price starting 1 June
will be $47.66 for basic package without ESPN
that's $5.03 decrease from $52.69

but Sport Package will be $25.29 with ESPN "HD"
that's $7.13 increase from $18.16

so that $7.13 increase - $5.03
= $2.1 is for that "HD"

I wont mind if they just increase $5.03 for Sport Package with ESPN HD
but extra $2.1 just for HD.

what if others without MySkyHDi? just the basic skydigital box isn't that unfair for them have to pay extra $2.1 for that ESPN "HD"


I think that Sky are probably doing the best they can to keep everyone happy. Most channel providers do charge a premium for HD content. My guess is that Sky are just passing on the increased costs of HD to subscribers (ie. the $2.10). They'll move the channel to the sport package so that people who would be willing to pay that increased cost are the people that end up getting the channel. That way they save the people on the basic package from the extra cost. If anyone on the basic package want to keep ESPN then they can decide whether it is worth buying the sport package. Unfortunately they can't do anything for the people who have the sport package but don't have the HD ticket. Anyone in that position could think of it as another reason to get the HD ticket. Would we rather have HD content available or not?!?

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