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    • penrhyn
    • By penrhyn 17th Jul 12, 9:09 AM
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    NOW TV launched today
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    • 17th Jul 12, 9:09 AM
    NOW TV launched today 17th Jul 12 at 9:09 AM
    Sky's IPTV payg service Now TV has launched.

    http://www.nowtv.com/home?filter=pay-and-play

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/46511/sky-now-tv-movie-streaming-service
    Last edited by penrhyn; 17-07-2012 at 9:12 AM.
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    • koru
    • By koru 12th Oct 17, 9:15 AM
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    Once on Now TV, episodes will remain available for several months, at least.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Not in all cases. The last series of Game of Thrones was available for only a few weeks. By the time they were showing the later episodes in the series, the first ones in the same series had already disappeared. (But I'm sure they will be back soon.)

    Similarly, the latest series of The Americans had only a few weeks of lifespan.

    It probably depends on who owns the rights. Fox and HBO might only allow short windows. Most of the stuff made by Sky seems to stay on forever.
    koru
    • Beremy
    • By Beremy 12th Oct 17, 9:25 AM
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    The Chat Line person I spoke to (mind was like pulling teeth and still didn't get any straight answers to the questions I really wanted to know and refused to transfer me to someone who might be able to help) said there were plans to introduce a recordable Now tv box. It would mean going out and buying another box most likely
    • koru
    • By koru 12th Oct 17, 9:27 AM
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    wondering if it really is cheaper than sky.
    Originally posted by Beremy
    It depends partly on how you use NowTV. Official price for Entertainment = 12x7.99 = £95 per year, if you just let it autorenew each month.

    But if you buy passes on eBay, there's no need to pay more than £3 per month. And you can skip chunks of the year. eg, I bought a 3 month pass in the summer, to watch GoT, and at the same time I have caught up on everything else I wanted to watch on NowTV. I probably won't buy another pass for 6 months or so, when I will catch up again. So this year it cost me £9.
    koru
    • koru
    • By koru 12th Oct 17, 9:30 AM
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    The Chat Line person I spoke to (mind was like pulling teeth and still didn't get any straight answers to the questions I really wanted to know and refused to transfer me to someone who might be able to help) said there were plans to introduce a recordable Now tv box. It would mean going out and buying another box most likely
    Originally posted by Beremy
    The Sky box can record downloads, so I wouldn't be surprised. It would be a big improvement, in my view. I imagine they will have a way to prevent you for watching recordings if you don't have a live NowTV pass.
    koru
    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 12th Oct 17, 9:49 AM
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    The Chat Line person I spoke to (mind was like pulling teeth and still didn't get any straight answers to the questions I really wanted to know and refused to transfer me to someone who might be able to help) said there were plans to introduce a recordable Now tv box. It would mean going out and buying another box most likely
    Originally posted by Beremy
    Can't quite see the economic sense of that ...effectively undercutting even more,their own Sky packages via satellite
    • koru
    • By koru 12th Oct 17, 10:47 AM
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    Can't quite see the economic sense of that ...effectively undercutting even more,their own Sky packages via satellite
    Originally posted by brewerdave
    With the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime offering much lower prices than Sky TV for entertainment shows, perhaps Sky judge that the future inevitably lies with streaming. Better to self-cannibalise than let Netflix and Amazon gradually steal all your customers (other than those who will always pay a premium for exclusive sport content).
    koru
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