Sky Q: the next big step in entertainment

by Staff ‎25-04-2016 09:47 AM - edited ‎25-04-2016 10:03 AM 872 Views

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We’re extremely proud of everything Sky Q has to offer – but don’t just take our word for it. If you’re still umm-ing and ahh-ing about Sky Q, here are some things our trialists had to say.

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Sky Box Sets: A brief history in time.

by Oracle on ‎12-04-2016 09:16 AM - last edited on ‎12-04-2016 09:47 AM by Community Manager Community Manager 820 Views

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The way we watch TV has changed so much over the years. Take a look at my brief reminiscent review of the past few decades with a helpful hint at the end.

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Martin vs Joshua

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎05-04-2016 08:20 AM - edited ‎05-04-2016 09:38 AM 5,737 Views

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Can AJ beat Charles Martin and become the Heavyweight Champion of the World?

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Sky Kids app: Won’t somebody please think of the children?!

by Community Manager Community Manager on ‎31-03-2016 08:57 AM - last edited on ‎31-03-2016 09:59 AM by Community Manager Community Manager 2,479 Views

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Did you know we’re the best place to watch the most-watched Kids’ shows? At any one time we’ve got 4,000 episodes ready for you and your kids.

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Never miss a thing: our top apps on Sky Q

by Staff on ‎21-03-2016 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎22-03-2016 09:19 AM by Community Manager Community Manager 2,214 Views

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If you’ve been wondering what that button with the three dots does on your new Sky Q touch remote, press it to discover a world of amazing apps on your TV.

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Sky Q: transform your TV into an entertainment centre

by Staff on ‎14-03-2016 12:10 PM - last edited on ‎16-03-2016 09:42 AM by Community Manager Community Manager 1,892 Views

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Beyond Fluid Viewing™ and our new touch remote, which are pretty nifty features if we do say so ourselves, Sky Q will also transform your TV into the ultimate entertainment hub...

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Sky Q - help's literally at your fingertips

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎07-03-2016 03:01 PM - edited ‎14-03-2016 02:01 PM 2,326 Views

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With Sky Q rolling out in homes across the UK, more and more households are experiencing the benefits of Fluid Viewing™. But there’s more. With Sky Q, if you need access to your account details or need help with your services, it’s all there at your fingertips.

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Sky Q touch remote: 10 new features to get excited about

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎23-02-2016 02:57 PM - edited ‎24-02-2016 02:10 PM 5,401 Views

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Sky Q has arrived and it’ll change the way you watch TV forever. And part of this is the new Sky Q touch remote. Read on to find out more...

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5 Steps to Fluid Viewing™

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎09-02-2016 07:30 AM - edited ‎09-02-2016 01:02 PM 16,780 Views

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So you’ve decided to join the Sky Q revolution and change how you watch TV forever. Pretty exciting, huh? But you’re probably wondering what happens after you’ve ordered Sky Q. To make sure your installation goes as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a handy guide to what to expect over the next few weeks.

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Getting the most from Sky Interactive

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎08-02-2016 08:53 AM - edited ‎08-02-2016 02:24 PM 962 Views

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Interactive is a great and easy way to manage your Sky account through your TV. View your bills, make payments, reset your PIN, access help articles, and much more, all at the touch of a button.

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Building Better Communities

by Staff ‎24-12-2015 01:59 PM - edited ‎24-12-2015 02:26 PM 1,311 Views

FOX has it all this October

by Specialist Specialist ‎01-10-2015 09:35 AM - edited ‎07-10-2015 02:17 PM 2,160 Views

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Cancel all your plans and stay indoors with FOX (channel 124) this October.

 

Not even a blood-stained, raspy-voiced zombie should stand in the way of you and the brand new season of THE WALKING DEAD. Series 6 launches on Monday 12th October 9pm, just 24 hours after the U.S. Last season Rick’s (Brit Andrew Lincoln) sanity and humanity were called into question after he bulldozed into Alexandria, shaking up the status quo and alerting residents to the impending danger outside the walls. But is Rick the answer to keeping this haven safe, or the source of its problem? Will Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Glenn (Steven Yeun), or Morgan (Brit Lennie James) join forces with Rick or leave him to self-destruct? The surge is coming… And even more good news for Walking Dead fans, TALKING DEAD, Chris Hardwick’s companion chat show, is coming to FOX immediately after each episode of The Walking Dead.

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Friends, partners & Peppa Pig

by Staff ‎30-07-2015 02:51 PM - edited ‎30-07-2015 03:11 PM 8,233 Views

Hello, I am John Williams – I am Welsh, I have worked at Sky for over 4 years, and I work in our Channels & Operations team.

One of my responsibilities include working closely with all our pay partner schedulers and programming heads to ensure that their fantastic content complements the Sky entertainment offering.

 

The next 12 months promises to be the most exciting period for Swansea City Sky with our partner channels. Our kids programme offering is getting bigger and better from our partner channels.

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Merv's Movie Memories

by Oracle ‎08-06-2015 11:34 AM - edited ‎08-06-2015 01:00 PM 6,556 Views

Going to the cinema. Going to the pictures. Going to the flicks. Going to the movies. Whatever you want to call it, it's a magical place to go. Why? Because as you relax into your seat and immerse yourself in the film, almost anything can happen.

 

Let's go back a few decades. Most people can remember the first film they saw. I'm not one of those people. I also don't remember the first record I bought or the first book I read. If I had to guess I would say the film was either Dr. Who and The Daleks or Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.

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The Very Big and the Very Small

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎19-01-2015 01:47 PM - edited ‎19-01-2015 02:35 PM 21,337 Views

You are never too old to learn new things.

Just stick in at what you’re doing and never stop learning.

It’s New Year! Well it was recently anyway….

So why not learn something new? I decided last year that I would. I didn’t want to learn anything vocational as I have been down that road before and a lot of it was pretty boring. OEICS, Unit Trusts, derivatives, futures, pensions <yawn>.

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Demanding More

by on ‎29-08-2014 03:56 PM 47,048 Views

In today's busy world more and more people are moving their viewing away from the traditional linear broadcast schedule, the latest Sky results were a real eye opener and showed just how much people are adopting the many different ways to consume TV be it on the go, time shifted Sky+ recordings or via the Sky On Demand Service.

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Tonight we're gonna party like its.....2014?

by Retired Staff Member on ‎27-01-2014 01:35 PM - last edited on ‎08-06-2015 03:47 PM by Community Manager Community Manager 74,722 Views

Well it’s 2014, almost the end of January already, how time flies.

 

Everyone at the Sky Help Team is looking forward to a super productive year. We want to continue to learn, grow and evolve as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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"They think its all over, it is now!"

by ‎15-01-2014 09:50 AM - edited ‎15-01-2014 09:55 AM 43,091 Views

Those words of British sporting history, uttered by Kenneth Wolstenholme as Geoff Hurst broke away to score England's fourth goal in the 1966 World Cup final, could sum up the televisual landscape today. Ever since the early nineties, BBC and ITV have found it exceptionally tough to resist the megabucks of Sky when bidding for prestigious sports rights. Now, there is a new kid on the block in BT Sport which threatens to challenge Sky's hegemony and render the terrestrial channels as bystanders as the century wears on.

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Host's of Christmas past - my yuletide (b)log

by Oracle ‎12-12-2013 08:09 AM - edited ‎12-12-2013 05:23 PM 41,570 Views

If you're going to have a tradition then surely Christmas is the best time of year to have one.

Mine started in the early '70's with the publication of the big double Christmas and New Year issues in December of the Radio Times and the TV Times. This of course was in the day before the multitude of TV listings magazines. You had the Radio Times for what was on the BBC and the TV Times for what was on ITV and that was it.

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The Face and all things make up!

by Retired Staff Member ‎06-12-2013 01:17 PM - edited ‎06-12-2013 01:21 PM 41,370 Views

"'We do not contour and highlight' said no make up artist ever!" - anon.

I found the above quote through Tumblr and chuckle to myself every time I think of it.

I think it is amazing how ones facial features can be promoted and detracted with the right tools. Did you know with the right colour powder you too can achieve Naomi Campbell-esque cheekbones? If you are a little heavier around the face, a jawline can appear from thin air? (One of my secret weapons...). I am fascinated by the art of make up artistry and how it can transform almost any face shape into something amazing!

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TO 2TB OR NOT TO 2TB, THAT IS THE QUESTION

by Oracle on ‎11-11-2013 10:03 AM 41,359 Views

Before I start properly I want you to know this is not an advert. I am not endorsing a product on behalf of Sky. I am not one of the Sky Forum's chosen deSKYples. I'm simply a customer and I'm not gaining anything from this, (although if Sky want to send me a little something I won't mind ;-)).

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You stay classy.......

by Retired Staff Member on ‎04-09-2013 03:23 PM - last edited on ‎30-09-2013 09:43 AM by Retired Staff Member 50,108 Views

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

 

“There was a time, a time before cable, when the local anchorman reigned supreme, when people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man than the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy was the”… Wow wow ease up now.

 

 

 

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Star Soccer & “The Apples” (Part One)

by on ‎21-08-2013 11:26 AM 14,272 Views

It's the dawn of the new football season, and “The Ashes” cricket series is almost completed. Things were different when I was a kid...

 

In 1964, my parents bought a house. We moved from an inner city terrace with an outside lavatory and a yard to a semi-detached house with a garden in a quiet Birmingham suburb.  I was 7 years old.

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Comic Books: A Beginners Guide

by Staff on ‎16-08-2013 02:35 PM 15,601 Views

We’re launching a Superheroes channel. I’m more excited about it than is deemed socially acceptable for a 26 year old man.

I used to read the Beano when I was a kid. Looking back on it… That’s a bit rubbish.

 

I would imagine this was the first introduction to comic books for a lot of children in the UK. If you were too young for Whizzer and Chips (and if you’re reading this blog you probably are) you probably read the Beano, or The Dandy, or if you were a girl you have my pity because you had to put up with the absolutely abysmal Bunty which didn’t represent you or your interests. If you were super-cool like me you will have read Sonic The Comic which, at recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. I read issue one, and that makes me seriously cool and rather old.

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Cycling: A Love Story

by Staff ‎07-08-2013 02:04 PM - edited ‎07-08-2013 02:10 PM 12,878 Views

Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike?

I remember being on stabilisers and everything being rosy. I remember whizzing round a quiet little housing block on 4 wheels, as happy as anything. I also remember when those stabilisers were gone and I was on a big-boys bike for the first time.

My parents were working class and I was the last of three children, so money was in relatively short supply when I was growing up. As a result, everything I owned was bought a few sizes too big with the intention of me ‘growing into it’. As a result, the clothing I wore for my formative years before I learned that I could object was very much akin to a series of long, flowing ‘60s-style’ dresses in a variety of fabrics. I even once owned a shell suit SO BIG that it would go on to set a trend for hip-hop artists well into the 2000s.

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FIA Formula One World Championship 2013… The Season So Far.

by Community Manager Community Manager ‎31-07-2013 09:00 AM - edited ‎31-07-2013 09:11 AM 14,911 Views

…So … It’s the traditional mid season break on the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.

It has been an interesting season! In way of a recap here is just some of the drama and excitement thus far ………

Australia – A shock victory for Kimi Raikonnen and Lotus – A two-stop strategy which allowed Kimi to grab the lead from Red Bull & Ferrari.  The E21 just seemed to be kinder on the tyres allowing the bold two-stop strategy.

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It’s all hood: This is the 411

by Retired Staff Member on ‎26-07-2013 09:20 AM 16,160 Views

For those of you who are already completely turned off by the title of this blog or more likely are completely mystified please bear with me, hear me out and listen up for this is sure to widen your cultural horizons.

 

In today’s society we are all susceptible to a multitude of political, cultural and social influences many of which, we readily affiliate with whether that’s a particular fashion style, music genre, social group or political cause. These affiliations are based on our political, social and cultural consciousness whether we are active advocates of a lifestyle/view or are silently part of a particular group the abject assimilation gives us as humans that feeling of belonging. But what of those social, cultural groups that we reject as contrary to or in direct objection to our own personal views? We readily dismiss that which we do not understand and/or do not identify with but really isn’t diversity the beauty of this life?

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A Grand Day Out

by on ‎17-07-2013 01:55 PM 12,160 Views

The red-eye glides smoothly to a halt. People stand up and stretch, gathering belongings. I disembark into the terminal building. Then I’m outside in the bright morning sunshine, already feeling the heat of the day. The driver folds away his newspaper and I sink into the back seat. He guns the engine and we pull out into a stream of traffic heading downtown.

 

Thirty minutes later, we arrive at the studio. The security guard raises the barrier and waves us through. Busy looking people walk to and fro along the network of internal roadways, connecting the many buildings that make up the studio lot. I’ve arrived at my destination.

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The 16 year wait is finally over…..

by Staff ‎10-07-2013 09:28 AM - edited ‎10-07-2013 09:29 AM 10,096 Views

What a weekend, in fact what a month and what a tour. The British and Irish lions are a team that started in 1888 and are one of the oldest touring teams and is something, if you are ever lucky or good enough to be involved with, a special group of teammates and now friends bonded over the love and enjoyment of the game.

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