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Old Yesterday, 20:49   #1936
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Sky Atlantic VIP is to start on Sky. This will allow VIP customers to view new series before they are shown on Sky Atlantic.

A VIP customer is someone who has had an account for three years or more.

This could pave the way for Sky Atlantic to come to VM etc, whilst allowing Sky to still keep a form of exclusivity for their own customers
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Oh massive exclusivity all 24 hrs of it.
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Sky Atlantic VIP is to start on Sky. This will allow VIP customers to view new series before they are shown on Sky Atlantic.

A VIP customer is someone who has had an account for three years or more.

This could pave the way for Sky Atlantic to come to VM etc, whilst allowing Sky to still keep a form of exclusivity for their own customers
I think the SKY Atlantic VIP channel launches properly next Wednesday. I watched a show on it tonight called Rock and a Hard Place. It was pretty good.

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I thought they would have had the Premiership Football in UHD this season.
no way are sky gonna let anyone have UHD football they gonna keep it just like SA
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no way are sky gonna let anyone have UHD football they gonna keep it just like SA
Totally agree. They're trying to maintain and create as many unique selling points as possible. In the ever evolving world of pay TV you've got to offer content and exclusives your competitors can't. BT have adopted this approach with their 4k content and AMC.

I'm sure at some point Virgin will come up with their own game changer exclusive to their platform.
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Oh massive exclusivity all 24 hrs of it.
I had assumed that it would be a sort of Sky Atlantic A for Sky VIP customers and a Sky Atlantic B for non VIP customers/other platforms and that it would be something along the lines of how ITV Encore was to have been ie new series on the premium version that are shown sometime later on the B version.

They could also get away with showing the old GOT series etc on the B version as many won't have sent them. Maybe agree to let customers out of contract have it early as a retention tool at no extra cost to themselves.

Is it definitely going to effectively be a +24 channel?
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I had assumed that it would be a sort of Sky Atlantic A for Sky VIP customers and a Sky Atlantic B for non VIP customers/other platforms and that it would be something along the lines of how ITV Encore was to have been ie new series on the premium version that are shown sometime later on the B version.

They could also get away with showing the old GOT series etc on the B version as many won't have sent them. Maybe agree to let customers out of contract have it early as a retention tool at no extra cost to themselves.

Is it definitely going to effectively be a +24 channel?
My understanding when I signed up for SKY VIP a couple of months back was that I'd get to see shows "exclusively" ahead of their actual broadcast on SKY. It didn't specify it was going to be SKY Atlantic content however that looks like the road they've gone down. Don't think it's planned as a +24 channel. Should get a better idea later today when I can look forward on the EPG.
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