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This message was authored by d2h This message was authored by: d2h

Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky


@xenon81 wrote:

@TimmyBGood wrote:

@Stuartyboy123 wrote:

Yea but they are on Sky, who owns them is irrelevant


It really is relevant, though, because it means Sky can have no control over content (which is what you were complaining about) carried by non-Sky-owned channels

 

There's an important distinction between Sky as a broadcaster of its own channels, and Sky as the provider of a much wider reception platform and regulated EPG.

 

Sky has sole control of content on fourteen channels, and joint control on six more:

 


Don't forget E! and Movies24 are now Sky brands too 

 

https://www.skymedia.co.uk/channels/


@xenon81 

 

Pedant alert 🚨 

 

If it was a family tree, they'd be down as having a different parent and related to Sky by extension. Whereas they brought Syfy under their umbrella, the two channels mentioned here are still under the NBCU umbrella. The same applies to CNBC.

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Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky


@d2h wrote:

@xenon81 wrote:

@TimmyBGood wrote:

@Stuartyboy123 wrote:

Yea but they are on Sky, who owns them is irrelevant


It really is relevant, though, because it means Sky can have no control over content (which is what you were complaining about) carried by non-Sky-owned channels

 

There's an important distinction between Sky as a broadcaster of its own channels, and Sky as the provider of a much wider reception platform and regulatedEPGG.

 

Sky has sole control of content on fourteen channels, and joint control on six more:

 


Don't forget E! andMovies244 are now Sky brands too 

 

httpss:/wwwwskymediaa.coukk/channels/


@xenon81 

 

Pedant alert 🚨 

 

If it was a family tree, they'd be down as having a different parent and related to Sky by extension. Whereas they broughtSyfyy under their umbrella, the two channels mentioned here are still under theNBCUU umbrella. The same applies toCNBCC.


NBC Universal Entertainment channels were folded into Sky operations , the ones still remaining Sky operate and based at Sky at Osterley

 

The channels along with Syfy before the rebrand were integrated into Sky Media Village a year ago.

 

Personally I expect to E! to be shut down at some point.

This message was authored by Steffano73 This message was authored by: Steffano73

Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky

I hear you! 

I get people have read this as non sky channels but I would also include them ,tbo there is diddly on all the platforms right now , I do believe Reaper is due a second series but apart from that there doesn't seem to be much to watch or on the way .

Regards cost and discounts ,I have been a vip for 20 odd yrs  and always managed to get deals.

The glaring issue right now is their bb ....way too many outages and for me that's time to switch .

 

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Broadband outages may not be as a result of Sky as Sky broadband uses the openreach phone network to provide service therefore if you have an issue with broadband it's more likely to be an openreach problem. It's possible it's related to your Sky hub router but asking Sky to send a replacement and trying that would clearly indicate where the fault is likely to be.



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Actually it's nothing to do with openreach as the line is fine,it's the router and that's a sky issue ,and it's not just me having the issue .

I have gone through the sky app the last 2 times , sky had to fix it the issue the last 3 times πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ 

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In that case i'd suggest requesting a replacement sky hub from Sky, as clearly its faulty.

 

 



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@Steffano73 wrote:

 

I do believe Reaper is due a second series but apart from that there doesn't seem to be much to watch or on the way .


If that's this Reaper then it got its second (and final) series fifteen years ago.

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I did wonder if there was a different Reaper show (other than the one 15 years ago) that i wasn't aware of when i first saw the mentioned of it. I guess not.



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Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky

best thing is to do cancel ya sky package get freeview or free sat !! am thinkin the same wasting money each month !! rubbish channels the movies all classic and repeats !!

 

 

This message was authored by missmollie This message was authored by: missmollie

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I completely agree. There's nothing on that's worth watching. We always used to be spoilt for choice.

with regards to the call centre it's incredibly frustrating. Remember the days you rang straight through to a Scottish person who knew everything about sky!! 
now it's options options options and someone that I can't understand.

There is no question here either, but I'm entitled to my opinion. 

 

This message was authored by ZyloKai This message was authored by: ZyloKai

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@Stuartyboy123 wrote:

Anyone else scunnered with the crap on Sky ?.. I've been a subscriber since 1990..33 years, and just woke up to the sheer amount of filler progs, ancient progs, and just rubbish content.  I reckon I watch less than 5% of available shows.

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I'm only going to focus on this section of your comment as I think the remainder is just a rant. 

There's thousands of hours of shows and movies on On-Demand and Catch-Up, and on Streaming Apps. 

You also get the following with your basic Sky Signature (Sky Q)/Sky Ultimate TV (Sky Glass/Stream) subscription :

Catch-up & On-Demand

  • BBC (different versions for UK and Ireland)
  • ITV Catch-Up (UK only)
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 5 (UK only)
  • Sky Channels
  • Sky Sports (Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Racing content is available with Sky Signature subscription. The rest require Sky Sports subscription)
  • Sky Cinema (with Sky Cinema subscription)
  • Sky Box Sets (Entertainment, Documentary and News channels from Sky)
  • Peacock
  • Alibi
  • Gold
  • UKTV Play
  • Comedy Central
  • Paramount (with Sky Cinema subscription)
  • Discovery 
  • MTV
  • National Geographic
  • TLC
  • Quest, Really, Quest Red, Food Network, DMAX, HGTV
  • True Crime
  • Legend
  • Crime + Investigation
  • Blaze
  • Eurosport
  • Utsav
  • Sony Pictures Networks (Asia)
  • Colors
  • Zee TV
  • BSL Zone
  • RTΓ‰ Player (Ireland only)
  • TG4 (Ireland only)
  • Virgin Media Player (Ireland only)

Streaming apps:

  • Apple TV+ (6 months trial with SKY VIP)
  • BBC iPlayer (UK only)
  • BBC Sounds (UK only)
  • Channel 4
  • Discovery Plus (TNT Sports channels require TNT Sports subscription)
  • Global Player 
  • Irish Radioplayer (Ireland only)
  • ITVX (UK only, excluding Britbox)
  • Netflix (Sky Glass/Stream only. Premium on Sky Q)
  • Paramount+ (with Sky Cinema subscription)
  • Peacock
  • Red Bull TV
  • Roku (UK only)
  • RTΓ‰ Player (Ireland only)
  • Spotify
  • UK Radioplayer (UK only)
  • Vevo
  • Tastemade (Sky Q only)
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids

All these are either with your Sky Signature/Sky Ultimate TV subscription. There are other On-Demand, Catch-Up and Streaming services that I've omitted as they're premium or one needs another subscription.  So I'm sure you can find something to watch there.

This message was authored by missmollie This message was authored by: missmollie

Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky

We have the full Sky subscription and are aware of what that offers. However one has to be interested in what's on offer, and in my opinion, the quality and choice of everything on offer is far from what it was. 

we stream when necessary and save to our planner when appropriate, the planner used to be full. There's nothing of quality or interest. 

This message was authored by Timelord2018 This message was authored by: Timelord2018

Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky

Peacock was shut down officially on 9th January  and wasn't really a app, arguably the phasing out started a year before.

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Re: Sheer amount of rubbish channels on Sky


@missmollie wrote:

We have the full Sky subscription and are aware of what that offers. However one has to be interested in what's on offer, and in my opinion, the quality and choice of everything on offer is far from what it was. 

we stream when necessary and save to our planner when appropriate, the planner used to be full. There's nothing of quality or interest. 


If you feel that way, you could consider other providers such as Virgin Media, or even Freeview with Freesat or Saorview with a third-party satellite receiver (to get free satellite channels)

 

You could also get a Chromecast with Google TV. You can then pay for Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, etc. all separately and have access to them on Google TV. It probably would cost roughly the same, per month for your TV, and you get 100% choice of what to watch and when.

 

There's also free services like BBC iPlayer (UK only), RTÉ Player (some content restricted to Ireland or Ireland and Northern Ireland only), ITVX (UK only), Virgin Media Player (Ireland only), Channel 4 (live channels unavailable in Ireland), Pluto TV (UK only), Samsung TV Plus (Ireland: on Samsung TVs only), Rakuten TV if you would like to keep some linear TV.

Personally, I do think linear TV is pretty much dead and it's only still available for the elderly who may not be interested in obtaining Internet-related content.

This message was authored by ZyloKai This message was authored by: ZyloKai

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@Timelord2018 wrote:

Peacock was shut down officially on 9th January  and wasn't really a app, arguably the phasing out started a year before.


I don't think your comment adds value to the context I provided.

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