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Old 25-11-2011, 12:22   #1
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SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

Just looking at the new Sky F1 site http://f1.sky.com/#home It mentions the brand new Sky F1 HD channel they are launching which looks and sounds great! But..just how likely, with the Sky Atlantic fiasco are we to get to see this channel on virgin, and are we even less likley to see it in HD?
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Old 25-11-2011, 12:25   #2
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

I'm sure it'll be on VM HD just in time, and I'm sure it'll have a nice big subscription fee attached to it!
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

I'd be amazed if that's on VM anytime soon. That would be a good UPS for Sky.

As for the HD version, we haven't even got SSN HD yet.
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

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I'm sure it'll be on VM HD just in time, and I'm sure it'll have a nice big subscription fee attached to it!
Probably, it will be free on Sky to Sky Sports subscribers, and non Sky Sports subscribers who have the Sky HD pack. Does this mean it is not classed as a premium sports channel? Would be nice on XL pack..
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

Considering we're still waiting Sky Sports 3,4 & News in HD along with Sky Atlantic I wouldn't hold my breath unfortunately.

I'll be happy to be proved wrong though.
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

What is the epg channel for this channel?

When we get Sky Sports HD3/4 and Shy Sprorts News HD, we better get this channel as well!
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

It's a sports channel so VM will give it more priority, while fans of good drama are ignored.
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

i would love this channel but unlikely we will get it and if we do will it be free and will we get the HD version?

---------- Post added at 12:47 ---------- Previous post was at 12:42 ----------

found this on there site "Sky Sports F1™HD is free to full Sky Sports customers and to Sky HD subscribers" so it seems that you will need the sky sports package
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i would love this channel but unlikely we will get it and if we do will it be free and will we get the HD version?
It's likely it will be only avalible to Sky Sports subscribers (if we got this channel!)

As for getting the HD version, i am not so sure (but we better get the hd version as well!)
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

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What is the epg channel for this channel?

When we get Sky Sports HD3/4 and Shy Sprorts News HD, we better get this channel as well!
It's on channel 408 for SKY customers. Here's some more info:

http://www1.skysports.com/formula-1/...hes-F1-channel
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

well also seen this "The dedicated channel will be provided at no extra charge to all Sky TV customers who take both Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2 or the HD pack of channels"

that says to me you dont need sky sports just the hd channels

at least the sd channel will be free if you dont have hd "Sky Sports viewers without the Sky+ HD pack will receive a standard definition version"
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

Will there be a non HD F1 channel that Virgin will get?
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Will there be a non HD F1 channel that Virgin will get?
only thing i have found is "Sky Sports viewers without the Sky+ HD pack will receive a standard definition version"
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Re: SKY F1 HD Channel, Any Chance?

According to the (Daily Mail??) article on the Coming Soon thread, that says the channels will be free to both Sky and VM sky sports subscribers so I doubt VM customers will have to pay any more...for SD anyways.
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According to the (Daily Mail??) article on the Coming Soon thread, that says the channels will be free to both Sky and VM sky sports subscribers so I doubt VM customers will have to pay any more...for SD anyways.
i hope we get it free - skys site indicates that non sky sports customers will get it free

got this from HD Boy

They are answering questions on twitter

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@mexos We're working on that at the moment, so not sure yet.

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