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Topic # 15289 14-Aug-2007 12:13
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Many other payTV providers such as Foxtel and Sky UK offer 'red button' functionality where you can hit the red button and get different programming or interactive programming.

I can't believe Sky are so damned slow at implementing this here, anyone heard anything if this is even in the pipeline here? Or if not, why they can't do it?

After much talking etc they did have this interactive stats thingy back in about 2002, but it disappeared as quickly as it arrived  Undecided

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  Reply # 82446 15-Aug-2007 08:27
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If you have ever lived with a Pay service with a Red button you will quickly understand that SkyNZ has done us a favour. In a survey of SkyUK customers about 3yrs ago they were asked what thing would they most like to see changed on their service and it was a near unanomous "Kill the Red Button"

It very obtrusive, makes the Channel Dogs appear like minor finger smudges on the screen.


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  Reply # 82452 15-Aug-2007 08:54
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fair enough.

However I'd love to see things like Sky News Active here, where I could watch the sports news on demand or whatever.  Also in the example like Friday Night rugby, it'd be useful to choose what game to watch on the Rugby Channel by hitting the red button.

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