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Old 28-07-2017, 20:36   #16
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Netflix and Amazon whilst good value have their fair share of junk also.
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Old 28-07-2017, 20:54   #17
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More junk on the way , does anyone actually watch half of these channels.
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Old 28-07-2017, 21:16   #18
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Thats probably why VM carry ITV channels, as they don't pay for it.

Don't know how VM will get over this.
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You seem to be getting grumpier the older you get MM.
He's 100% correct imo too, Den.............
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

Same old story. Channel 'insert name' threatens to black out screens unless they get more money. Only for a last minute compromise, plus extra publicity for the channel. VM and it's customers shouldn't have to pay anything for crap like ITV, it should be self funded through the amount of advertising. It's on freeview so why should other platforms pay.
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Old 29-07-2017, 11:35   #21
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Netflix and Amazon whilst good value have their fair share of junk also.
Clearly, no platform will ever provide 100% of programmes that you are dying to see, but if you put all the programming (except sport,) of the Sky channels together and compared it with Netflix, then Netflix would come out the sure fired winner. And when sport does come to Netflix, as I believe it will in time, that will provide better value for money as well.

Sky may have broken the mould of TV in the UK, which was great, but Netflix and Amazon are definitely the best things that have happened to telly to date, in my opinion.
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Same old story. Channel 'insert name' threatens to black out screens unless they get more money. Only for a last minute compromise, plus extra publicity for the channel. VM and it's customers shouldn't have to pay anything for crap like ITV, it should be self funded through the amount of advertising. It's on freeview so why should other platforms pay.
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Old 29-07-2017, 11:48   #23
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Thats probably why VM carry ITV channels, as they don't pay for it.

Don't know how VM will get over this.
I don't think ITV is as popular as you believe.They rely heavily on the familiarity they have with the British public and are no longer the force they used to be.

They have been attempting a come back in the last few years, but decisions such as cutting off Virgin will sink the channel, I'm afraid.

If you were an ITV executive and came up with the idea that to boost advertising revenue, the company should cut off a significant part of its audience, you should not be surprised to lose all credibility overnight. How this idea got off the starting block, is a mystery to me, but whoever thought that one up should be looking for anothrr job before the inevitable happens.

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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

ITV2 is up for carriage renegotiation too in the near future so that could go off too.

I say could as I agree with Mr K.
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ITV2 is up for carriage renegotiation too in the near future so that could go off too.

I say could as I agree with Mr K.
To be honest, I don't think I have ever watched a programme on ITV2. I have definitely not watched anything on ITV Be!
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ITV2 is up for carriage renegotiation too in the near future so that could go off too.

I say could as I agree with Mr K.
I say let them go. When ITV see that they are losing viewers and advertising revenue and come back with their tails between their legs, hit them with a hefty carriage charge to be on the platform. That'll teach 'em.
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Re: ITV threaten to blackout on Virgin

ITV are a pile of crap anyway. One they are in bed with SKY and two they only broadcast in stereo on Virgin.
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I say let them go. When ITV see that they are losing viewers and advertising revenue and come back with their tails between their legs, hit them with a hefty carriage charge to be on the platform. That'll teach 'em.
I agree with this, or when they come back with their tails between their legs make them develop an ITV Hub app for Tivo and V6 as the only way back onto the platform.
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I agree with this, or when they come back with their tails between their legs make them develop an ITV Hub app for Tivo and V6 as the only way back onto the platform.
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Clearly, no platform will ever provide 100% of programmes that you are dying to see, but if you put all the programming (except sport,) of the Sky channels together and compared it with Netflix, then Netflix would come out the sure fired winner. And when sport does come to Netflix, as I believe it will in time, that will provide better value for money as well.

Sky may have broken the mould of TV in the UK, which was great, but Netflix and Amazon are definitely the best things that have happened to telly to date, in my opinion.
Purely personal but I'd disagree I watch just as many shows across the Sky channels as I do off Netflix and that's not including Sport and Movies I watch on Sky.
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