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This message was authored by sammyeuroka This message was authored by: sammyeuroka

Boring as fart!

Repeat after repeat on sky now. 🙄 2 channels showing same programme at same time.  Disabled/Housebound so I watch a lot of TV. Do not have the cash for Disney so that is out.   I love sci fi but again it is mostly OLD and even OLDER stuff. 😞 Most were good in their time but when u have seen these programmes so many time over and over I could voice sync every character and episode  with my eyes shut! 👎Sky is on a par with the (removed) repeats that Terrestial channels keep dishing out. 👎

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@sammyeuroka 

Unless you're still in a minimum term deal you always have the option to cancel. 


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IMHO the shows on Sky this this year have been a bit lackluster. I think the production chain has been hampered by Covid shutdowns and I expect things will start to improve slowly. Gangs of London 2 is on the way so 👍 for that at least. Welcome to Derry on the way to Sky scifi as well at some stage. 

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@sammyeuroka wrote:

   I love sci fi but again it is mostly OLD and even OLDER stuff. 

 


Realistically that would be because the streaming services can afford to fund new science fiction productions when broadcast channels cannot, and their global reach makes up for the relatively small audience in any particular country.

 

 

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@sammyeurokait's the summer. That's when we get a lot of repeats. New shows/new seasons usially start in the fall/winter.

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@LGUser wrote:

@sammyeurokait's the summer. That's when we get a lot of repeats. New shows/new seasons usially start in the fall/winter.


It's called Autum in the UK 😉

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@Annie+UK wrote:

@LGUser wrote:

@sammyeurokait's the summer. That's when we get a lot of repeats. New shows/new seasons usially start in the fall/winter.


It's called Autum in the UK 😉


  If you're going to be that pedantic, it's actually Autumn.

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@merv60 wrote:
  If you're going to be that pedantic, it's actually Autumn.

😁😁😁

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@LGUser wrote:

@sammyeurokait's the summer. That's when we get a lot of repeats. New shows/new seasons usially start in the fall/winter.


  Pretty much what I said in another thread about repeats. Summer TV schedules have been fairly dire for as long as I can remember, & that's quite a lot of Summers.

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Back before DVR and cable TV, the summer was when we got to watch what we were unable to watch when it was aired. So the summer was not so boring for broadcast TV. These days, there's more then enough to watch all year round.

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@merv60 wrote:

@Annie+UK wrote:

@LGUser wrote:

@sammyeurokait's the summer. That's when we get a lot of repeats. New shows/new seasons usially start in the fall/winter.


It's called Autum in the UK 😉


  If you're going to be that pedantic, it's actually Autumn.


I was a victim of this awful teaching method http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/1523708.stm and still suffer from it to this day every now and then

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@sammyeuroka wrote:

Repeat after repeat on sky now. 🙄 2 channels showing same programme at same time.  Disabled/Housebound so I watch a lot of TV. Do not have the cash for Disney so that is out.   I love sci fi but again it is mostly OLD and even OLDER stuff. 😞 Most were good in their time but when u have seen these programmes so many time over and over I could voice sync every character and episode  with my eyes shut! 👎Sky is on a par with the (removed) repeats that Terrestial channels keep dishing out. 👎

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"2 channels showing same programme at same time." 

 

I'm assuming you're talking about Sky Showcase. Sky Showcase is a showcase channel that simulcasts or shows content from

  • Sky Witness,
  • Sky Documentaries,
  • Sky Crime,
  • Sky Nature,
  • Sky Arts,
  • Sky Max,
  • Sky Comedy,
  • Sky History,
  • Sky Kids,
  • Sky Sci-Fi,
  • E!,
  • and highlights from
  • Sky Cinema,
  • Sky News,
  • Sky Sports.

As I'm writing this on 26 August 2022 at 14:00, currently Sky Showcase is showcasing and simulcasting Sky Max.

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I'm also assuming you're referring to live TV, meaning content broadcasting now in the EPG guide. If the content on live TV is "boring as fart" as the heading says, you can watch catch-up and on-demand content from:

  • Alibi
  • All4 
  • BBC iPlayer (UK only)
  • Blaze
  • BSL Zone
  • Challenge
  • Channel 5 (UK only)
  • Colors
  • Comedy Central
  • Crime + Investigation
  • Discovery (Channel)
  • Eurosport
  • ITV Hub/ITVX (UK only)
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • Peacock
  • Pick
  • Quest, Really, Quest Red, Food Network, DMAX, HGTV
  • RTÉ Player (Ireland only)
  • Sky Box Sets (various channels)
  • Sky channels (Sky channels in Entertainment, Sky News, Sky Sports News)
  • Sony Pictures Networks (Asia),
  • TG4 (Ireland only),
  • UKTV,
  • Utsav,
  • Virgin Media Player (Ireland only),
  • Zee TV

And streaming content from:

  • All4 (Sky Glass only),
  • BBC iPlayer (UK, Ireland version on Sky Glass only)
  • BBC Sounds (UK only)
  • Discovery+ (up to 24 months free)
  • Global Player (Sky Glass only)
  • ITV Hub/ITVX (UK only)
  • Peacock
  • Radioplayer (UK only)
  • Red Bull TV
  • Roku (UK, Sky Glass only)
  • RTÉ Player (Ireland, Sky Glass only)
  • Spotify
  • STV Player (UK, Sky Glass only)
  • Vevo
  • Tastemade (UK only)
  • XITE
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids

All the above is either available with the basic pack, i.e. Sky Signature (Sky Q)/Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass) subscriptions or is free-to-air, so there is no additional cost to you to watch the above. Some services like All4, ITV Hub/ITVX and Spotify have optional premium versions. 

You don't need to watch live TV to find something to watch. 

 

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