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Discussion topic: Why isn’t talking pictures available?

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This message was authored by nmbailey This message was authored by: nmbailey

Re: Why isn’t talking pictures available?

Back on topic: I thought one of the reasons for Sky not having Talking Pictures was that there was no TP streaming services and it wasn't in HD - does the Virgin Stream service have these now?

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@nmbailey wrote:

You forgot to mention that Virgin Stream doesn't have Sky Atlantic.
I quit Virgin last year after 25 years as a customer - frequent outages, shocking customer service and exorbitant price rises drove me away. Their technology has always been clunky and buggy and we never saw the broadband speeds we paid for. Cannot recommend but each to their own. 


Virgin's customer service is shockingly bad and Ofcom are rightly investigating them for it, but I have to say i've always been impressed by their broadband and get the advertised speed (500Mb in my case, speed tests reach about 540Mbps). 

 

Back on topic, haven't Talking Pictures previously said they would like to be on Sky Stream but - unlike Sky satellite - it isn't their decision? I remember one of the previous replies from TP posted on this forum made it appear that Sky had to invite a channel to join the streaming platform, unlike satellite where anyone can buy an EPG slot. 

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@xenon81 wrote:

@nmbailey wrote:

You forgot to mention that Virgin Stream doesn't have Sky Atlantic.
I quit Virgin last year after 25 years as a customer - frequent outages, shocking customer service and exorbitant price rises drove me away. Their technology has always been clunky and buggy and we never saw the broadband speeds we paid for. Cannot recommend but each to their own. 


Virgin's customer service is shockingly bad and Ofcom are rightly investigating them for it, but I have to say i've always been impressed by their broadband and get the advertised speed (500Mb in my case, speed tests reach about 540Mbps). 

 

Back on topic, haven't Talking Pictures previously said they would like to be on Sky Stream but - unlike Sky satellite - it isn't their decision? I remember one of the previous replies from TP posted on this forum made it appear that Sky had to invite a channel to join the streaming platform, unlike satellite where anyone can buy an EPG slot. 


That's certainly one part of it. Another part is the contracts and legal dealings that need to be sorted out which isn't trivial. Also we have no idea if Sky have certain requirements that a broadcaster must currently meet in order to be on the platform. Sky are quite a closed shop and don't tend to share information like this in public.

 

 

 

 



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Re: Why isn’t talking pictures available?

I got excited when i saw that Virgin Stream have Talking Pictures now...hoping it will finally soon be on my Sky Stream, but seems this might not be the case from what others have said here ☹️ come on Sky sort it out!....pretty please 😙

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