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Discussion topic: Sky Q - being phased out?

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This message was authored by ThePope27 This message was authored by: ThePope27

Re: Sky Q - being phased out?

@SteveOC ,

 

If you didn't want to upgrade your box and you were having issues with your current box, 

you could buy one off eBay 2nd hand.

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This message was authored by bemak187 This message was authored by: bemak187

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@SteveOCThe move from Q to Stream will be different than the move from Sky HD to Q and I doubt will take anywhere near as long.  Sky will be much more agressive trying to move people.  HD and Q both use essentially the same satellite infrastructure so there was no real pressure but now they are looking to move away from this.  Its not going to be anything like overnight but I would suspect 2 - 4 years at which point they will force the move so they can wind down the satellite deal.

This message was authored by gszab1 This message was authored by: gszab1

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https://rxtvinfo.com/2024/bbc-reviews-future-of-satellite-tv/ 

 

Honestly I can't really imagine sky satellite will exist beyond 2028. Maybe a very limited nightlight service, but nothing more.

This message was authored by Spaceman05 This message was authored by: Spaceman05

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I would be sirprosed if Sky dont try and extrnd the satelitte system, they will lose alot of customers, i lnow cities amd large towns that have good enough broadband, but there is still plenty of areas in the country that dont either recieve dast enough or reliable enough broadband to be able to make stream/glass viable, so that would be alot of income lost to sky

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This message was authored by TimmyBGood This message was authored by: TimmyBGood

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@Spaceman05 wrote:

I would be sirprosed if Sky dont try and extrnd the satelitte system


As discussed above, satellite television requires broadcast satellites, which Sky has never built, launched, owned or operated.

 

If the current satellites at 28.2E aren't replaced before the end of their operational life, satellite television in the UK cannot be a thing* because every Sky and Freesat dish will be pointing at (quite literally) empty space.

 

 

*Yes, dishes of sufficient size oriented for other orbital locations could still work for viewing free-to-air (and typically non-English language) services intended for mainland Europe, but that doesn't really help...

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