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Old 15-02-2015, 18:34   #5536
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Aye it's going to be ridiculous. Hopefully one more season with only a small rise before it goes to hell in 16/17
You would hope so Vince but don't bet on it.
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Sky Sports customers set be hit with hefty price rises in the next few years.

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we all knew it was going up
And that's why i have already researched my alternatives and how much it will cost me to have the kit installed

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Analysts reckon Sky customers would have to pay £10 per month extra if the full cost of the new Premier League deal was passed on
Industry experts do not expect the price hike to be so extreme
An initial rise of around £4 per month is expected
£4.00 a month extra for Sky sports is a bit to much for me. I can drop sky sports completely and cover my alternative for far less.
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And that's why i have already researched my alternatives and how much it will cost me to have the kit installed

£4.00 a month for Sky sports is a bit to much for me. I can drop sky sports completely and cover my alternative for far less.
Totally agree , I'm already on a discounted package , at the time of renewal I'll be seeking another if not I guess the cord will be cut.
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Old 15-02-2015, 19:02   #5539
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If it goes up by £4 on VM, Sky Sports in HD will be £40 a month on its own!

Think that really will be a step too far for many a sports fan!
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Old 15-02-2015, 19:19   #5540
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They can shove a sports price increase right up their chocolate starfish!
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Old 15-02-2015, 19:27   #5541
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Broadcast !!!!

Most of Sky's software releases introduce cost savings , examples of late are Sky Store resulting in the reduction of Sky Box Office capacity , better efficiencies in satellite broadcasting freeing up space , card pairing done by the box saving calls to customer services something that represented an extremely high percentage of the calls received.

I'm sure I read somewhere that moving to the cloud will also represent increased savings for Sky with a goal of moving to STB's without HDD's which are both cheaper to produce and less problematic in the field resulting in fewer engineer visits.

That was a genuine question by the way, so thanks for clearing that up
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You would hope so Vince but don't bet on it.
Sky knew this was a possible scenario and have steadily been rising their prices over the last few years. There won't be a sudden chunky price rise out of the blue, just the usual increases from all providers across all services every year.
The news that the Champions League will be charged separately by BT Sport raises the chances of BT Sport remaining in the XL pack for a bit longer.
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Old 16-02-2015, 21:18   #5543
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Personally l think Sky will up the sports prices by £3 to £4 each year in the next 4 years and that for some will still be the straw that breaks the camels back Andrew and if then there is still a strong possibility that Virgin customers will have to fork out even more for BT's Champions League football as well.
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I can't see Sky Sports going up that much directly because too many people would cancel so the result would be less money than lower increases.
Champions League remains a bit of a mystery to me - BT says it will charge more for it but I can't see people rushing to subscribe to it. Maybe BT will sell it with BT's HD fee and its proposed 4K service for an extra say £6pm. Don't know how that would impact VM customers though.
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I can't see Sky Sports going up that much directly because too many people would cancel so the result would be less money than lower increases.
Champions League remains a bit of a mystery to me - BT says it will charge more for it but I can't see people rushing to subscribe to it. Maybe BT will sell it with BT's HD fee and its proposed 4K service for an extra say £6pm. Don't know how that would impact VM customers though.
Or maybe to push YV?
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Or maybe to push YV?
Maybe but that would be a change of direction as BT has focused on broadband but not TV subscriptions.
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Sky knew this was a possible scenario and have steadily been rising their prices over the last few years. There won't be a sudden chunky price rise out of the blue, just the usual increases from all providers across all services every year.
The news that the Champions League will be charged separately by BT Sport raises the chances of BT Sport remaining in the XL pack for a bit longer.
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Personally l think Sky will up the sports prices by £3 to £4 each year in the next 4 years and that for some will still be the straw that breaks the camels back Andrew and if then there is still a strong possibility that Virgin customers will have to fork out even more for BT's Champions League football as well.
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I dont care any more they can put the price up to what ever they want, i know the direction i am going in.
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Sky Sports has agreed a further one-season extension to its broadcast deal with the Football League.

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Yes it was inevitable that they were going to take up that extension MM.
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Yip, get rid of all silly football rights and go back to the days of the videprinter(sp?) on Grandstand
Wasn't it called the Teleprinter??

Premier Sports ceased BARB reporting from 15 February just gone. One must assume that they do not feel it to be worth the fee in relation to the advertising that they get.
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