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Knowing how money grabbing they are - I could imagine a Q Plus service for a premium price which allows adverts to be skipped!!
However, don't think they are likely to introduce anything currently as there is still a lot of resistance to moving to Sky Q and forcing customers to watch adverts would not be a good selling point:rotfl:.
Do you know much about SKY? My parents just have basic SKY+ and I'm trying to get them over to HD because of bigger storage space etc
My dad though has programmes he's recorded on it and now they don't show them anymore and he doesn't want to lose them. I've spoken to sky about it and they've said the USB space on the boxes were put there for no use and no reason so he can't even get them off that way!!
Sorry a little of subject there but you seem quite knowledgeable about sky.
I got rid of the tv license years ago and I don't miss anything. I get my content fix through youtube and netflix so I'm very happy.
I do think the BBC should go down the subscription route and you pay for what you want or yes run adverts to pay for costs.
My biggest objection to Sky is that you can't just buy what you want, you have to buy a whole bundle. If you could just buy the channels you want I might be interested.
You will always have the issue of how much are we willing to pay for content and it will come down to simple economics. I was bored one weekend so subscribed to their now tv streaming movie package for £9.99 and binged on movies that month and then cancelled it.
The problem I have with the BBC is you can't dip in and out. Also if I'm correct (someone correct me please) if you just watch sky or virgin on TV there is no way you can opt out of paying the tv license.
TBH that's exactly what I said, they show less adverts when it's cheap for advertisers and more when it's expensive ( peak viewing ) , the point being that between say 18.00 and 22.00 you get more than 12 mins of adverts and they haven't broken the 12 mins per hour average over the 24 hour period
It's all subjective , personally I think the licence fee is great value for money, you will always get those that claim that they only watch Sky so why should they pay the BBC , and that's a fair point , but £12.25 a month (about 0.40p a day) for local and national TV , local and national radio, and internet that isn't behind a paywall and it's £10 a month cheaper than the cheapest Sky package and you although you are paying a subscription you still get adverts, and are probably watching programmes made by terrestrial broadcasters
I have Sky TV by the way, so I'm not anti Sky
Sometimes value for money is not the driver and in my case its choice that matters to me.
Have a look at Now TV - it provides a lot of catch-up content from Sky channels and those programs have no ads. The Entertainment Pass is just about to go up to £7.99pm (which is considerably cheaper than Sky satellite).
There are live channels on Now TV, which you would need a Licence to watch, but if you don't the focus of the service is catch-up.