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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 10th Jul 17, 1:50 PM
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    MSE News: Major overhaul of Sky Sports could save you money
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    • 10th Jul 17, 1:50 PM
    MSE News: Major overhaul of Sky Sports could save you money 10th Jul 17 at 1:50 PM
    Sky has announced a major overhaul of its sports channels, meaning you could just pay to watch the sport you like rather than for all channels...
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    'Major overhaul of Sky Sports could save you money'

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    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 10th Jul 17, 4:35 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:35 PM
    Smoke and mirrors at its very best !! Typical Sky. Just worked out that if I drop footy,golf,boxing etc and just keep cricket,rugger and F1 I'll save ...............£1.50 pm on list prices WOW!!
    I'll just keep on with current tactics - cancel at the end of the current deal and wait for the best offer.
    • Poolieboy1
    • By Poolieboy1 10th Jul 17, 5:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 5:05 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 5:05 PM
    I haggled a new deal 2 months ago after I handed in my notice of intent to leave sky as my subscription was coming to an end and was going to Virgin Media. After a week or so of telling them I was leaving they begged me to stay.
    Well I was paying £35 a Month for original package and having a box in my bedroom they offered me a deal to choose any package for half price for 12 months so I kept my original package and added sky sports and cancelled the bedroom one and got it all for £25.05 per month for 12 months. Now this new deal they are bringing out does this mean I will lose out I only watch football and F1.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 10th Jul 17, 5:22 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 5:22 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 5:22 PM
    Damn, I was hoping the £18 minimum they originally mentioned was for the basic TV package which would have meant cheaper prices for everyone. Should have known better.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 10th Jul 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:56 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:56 PM
    Typical, so if we want the stuff we actually watch, we have to subscribe to the full bundle.
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    • brewerdave
    • By brewerdave 11th Jul 17, 8:24 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:24 AM
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    • 11th Jul 17, 8:24 AM
    Reading further,seems to me that the aim is to undermine BT packages -for Sky subscribers makes little (or no)difference!
    • yowell
    • By yowell 12th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
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    • 12th Jul 17, 12:02 AM
    No, what it means is that you can keep watching all the sports on the sports package or, if theres only certain sports you are interested in you can chose to subscribe to that/those channels instead. There are 3 options to choose, 3 different prices. The idea is to tailor it to what you want to see.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 13th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
    Does anyone know if one still has to subscribe to the base entertainment pack to get this? Whatever 'this' is?
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 13th Jul 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:00 PM
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    • 13th Jul 17, 1:00 PM
    Does anyone know if one still has to subscribe to the base entertainment pack to get this?
    Originally posted by VisionMan
    It's certain that Sky won't be allowing anyone to subscribe to solely one or two channels and nothing else.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 13th Jul 17, 5:37 PM
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    It's certain that Sky won't be allowing anyone to subscribe to solely one or two channels and nothing else.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    Thats what I was thinking too. otherwise they wouldn't make a profit.
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 14th Jul 17, 5:54 PM
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    Channels listed on TV guide from next Tuesday .
    No more Sky Sport 123
    Now
    Main Event
    Football
    Golf
    Prem League
    Cricket
    Mix
    Action
    Arena
    are the channel line ups .
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 14th Jul 17, 9:10 PM
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    Thanks JJ.
    I now know the channels and which platforms they will be on.
    Its actually an improvement.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 14th Jul 17, 10:38 PM
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    Thats what I was thinking too. otherwise they wouldn't make a profit.
    Originally posted by VisionMan
    To be fair, if Sky allowed customers to only select individual channels, some of the less-watched channels would simply disappear. Sky Arts has already been reduced from two channels to one in recent years. I'm in favour of a wider choice and I think this should be subsidised in the current manner.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 15th Jul 17, 4:08 AM
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    To be fair, if Sky allowed customers to only select individual channels, some of the less-watched channels would simply disappear. Sky Arts has already been reduced from two channels to one in recent years. I'm in favour of a wider choice and I think this should be subsidised in the current manner.
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    I take your point about the lesser channels. But it applies to the main ones too..
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 16th Jul 17, 10:04 AM
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    This is what SKY say .

    Sky Sports Main Event
    The destination for the biggest live events
    Live Premier League football plus international qualifiers and the biggest games from EFL and La Liga, F1®, Ryder Cup and Major golf, England Test cricket, international Rugby Union, World Darts Championship and more
    Sky Sports Premier League
    The home of the Premier League
    126 live Premier League matches per season. Brand new shows including a new nightly debate show. Dedicated On Demand sections for every Premier League club, including match highlights, interviews and documentaries.
    Sky Sports Football
    The home of over 900 live games per season
    127 Sky Bet EFL matches per season, EFL Cup including semi-finals and final, SPFL Premiership & Scottish Cup, 300 La Liga matches a season, MLS, Eredivisie and more.
    Sky Sports Cricket
    The only place to see every home England match live
    Exclusive live coverage of every home England Test, ODI and T20 match. The widest range of domestic cricket including County Championship, T20 Blast and more. The ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket World Cup, World Twenty20 and Women’s World Cup live.
    Sky Sports Golf
    The must-have channel for all golf fans
    The only place to see every day of The Open Championship and US Open live. Home of the European Tour, PGA Tour, Ladies European and Ladies PGA Tour. This year’s Solheim Cup and The 2018 Ryder Cup.
    Sky Sports F1
    Every Formula 1® practice, qualifying hour and race live
    Exclusive coverage of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, GP3, Porsche Supercup and Goodwood Festival of Speed.
    Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Arena
    The home of rugby union (England, European and domestic rugby union, the British & Irish Lions), rugby Super League, ATP tennis, PDC darts (including World Championship), world championship boxing, NFL, WWE, GAA, netball and more
    Sky Sports News
    The home of breaking sports news, 24 hours a day.
    Regular news and feature programmes where studio guests provide an in depth look at upcoming sporting events, combined with the latest stories as they happen from around the world. Cameras and reporters stretch across the country, and the globe, taking viewers to the heart of sport.
    Sky Sports Mix
    A window into the world of Sky Sports, bringing a selection of sports entertainment to all Sky customers.
    Regular live football including La Liga, MLS and international qualifiers as well as a select number of Premier League and EFL matches. As well as support programming that will appeal to kids and family audiences, viewers can also enjoy live golf from Europe and the US, international cricket and much more.
    Pricing
    The new package of ten channels and an unrivalled schedule of live sport is available for the same price (£27.50 per month), which will remain frozen for 12 months. Existing customers will receive the new Sky Sports package automatically and the new channels will replace the existing line-up.
    For the first time, Sky Sports will also offer something for fans not looking for the full breadth of sports, but are interested in specific sports. The new line-up is designed to grow this customer base and offers flexibility to subscribe to individual channel packages at a new price. One channel pack will be available for just £18 per month, two for £22 and three for £26.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 16th Jul 17, 10:40 PM
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    £18/mth for one channel
    £22/mth for two
    £26/mth for three
    £27.50/mth for all
    Plus the cost of the base pack.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 17th Jul 17, 8:18 AM
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    I was wondering whether they would split the PL footy matches across more than 1 channel but it looks like all of their coverage will be on the Sky Sports Premier League channel.

    Of course if you want the EFL cup games (EFL games & La Liga too) then you will need the Sky Sports Football channel as well.

    The Sky Sports Main Event channel looks to be a waste of time as you can only get it with the full package(?) and it just repeats programmes from the other channels in simulcast anyway.

    From the legal bits: http://www.skysports.com/relaunch

    Main Event channel: is a bonus channel showing live content from the other Sky Sports channels at the same time as it is available on such channels. Only available with the Sky Sports Complete Pack.
    • VisionMan
    • By VisionMan 19th Jul 17, 4:42 PM
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    Bad news for BT YouViewers on BT TV. Under the new package structure they will only be offering Sky Sports Main Event, with a spill-over channel for EPL games.

    And the price will be going up by £6.50.
    • Midnighter
    • By Midnighter 22nd Jul 17, 10:04 AM
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    Channels listed on TV guide from next Tuesday .
    No more Sky Sport 123
    Now
    Main Event
    Football
    Golf
    Prem League
    Cricket
    Mix
    Action
    Arena
    are the channel line ups .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    I noticed last night that Sky Sports Mix has disappeared!
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    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 22nd Jul 17, 12:17 PM
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    I noticed last night that Sky Sports Mix has disappeared!
    Originally posted by Midnighter
    It's moved to 121.
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