Rumours about Sky

I hear rumours that Sky's contract with its satellite provider will shortly expire and Sky are not renewing

Instead - they are only planning on allowing internet connections - which will require a Q box at an increased price compared to "normal" HD..
Don't know how true this is - but if it is true - I can see many subscribers leaving Sky...

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  • JJ_Egan
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    edited 2 September 2018 at 10:58AM
  • JJ_Egan wrote: »

    Except that it's an alternative rather than a replacement. @50Twuncle posting nonsense, that's a shocker.
  • DCFC79
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    edited 3 September 2018 at 4:29PM
    50Twuncle wrote: »
    I hear rumours that Sky's contract with its satellite provider will shortly expire and Sky are not renewing

    Instead - they are only planning on allowing internet connections - which will require a Q box at an increased price compared to "normal" HD..
    Don't know how true this is - but if it is true - I can see many subscribers leaving Sky...


    I wonder if you have misunderstood the article, did you read the same article as linked to Twuncle ?


    Skys contract didnt expire, what happened was Paramount and Sky had a disagreement over money Sky would give Paramount for channels (similar to Virgin and UK tv earlier last month )


    The other part of the story is to offer a service via a non satellite option.
  • A Sky engineer told me about this a few months ago. He said it's very close as well as HDR, and showed me the announcement on Sky Intranet.

    Obviously, they will only allow you not to have a dish if you broadband is capable enough. Which I believe is 11mb/s minimum.
  • bspm1
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    Except that it's an alternative rather than a replacement. @50Twuncle posting nonsense, that's a shocker.

    Probably taking a break from his NI thread.
    :T
  • justry4n wrote: »
    A Sky engineer told me about this a few months ago. He said it's very close as well as HDR, and showed me the announcement on Sky Intranet.

    Obviously, they will only allow you not to have a dish if you broadband is capable enough. Which I believe is 11mb/s minimum.


    You'll need probably 60Mbps+ broadband for Sky Q without a dish.


    A friend got on the trial but only because he had 100Mbps Virgin BB.
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