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Sky (split from: Extra usage, why so punitively expensive?)

Vip3r
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Registered: 22-10-2009

Sky (split from: Extra usage, why so punitively expensive?)

Quote from: fourfourdevon
.... if they do introduce a cap, I will be forced to go back to someone like UKOnline,....

Unfortunately I have some bad news for you, SKY are closing UKONline as of January 21st 2011, they were very good considering the owners.
http://www.ukonline.net/sky/status.html
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Community Veteran
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Registered: 10-09-2010

Re: Extra usage, why so punitively expensive?

That's a huge shame, but not all together unexpected.
Zap
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Posts: 284
Registered: 22-11-2007

Re: Extra usage, why so punitively expensive?

Quote from: Vip3r
Quote from: fourfourdevon
.... if they do introduce a cap, I will be forced to go back to someone like UKOnline,....

Unfortunately I have some bad news for you, SKY are closing UKONline as of January 21st 2011, they were very good considering the owners.
http://www.ukonline.net/sky/status.html


Expect there to be a lot of consolidation over the next year.  As for Sky, amazing that they exercised their monopoly by denying Virgin access to Sky1, then they stuffed Sky customers just to stick it to BT Vision on Sky Sports and this is without Murdoch owing all of it.  Well now Virgin got Sky channels but had to give it's own channels to Sky for £160m only for Sky to start closing them down.  
Think about it, in this cunning stunt, Sky is able to kill of Channel One and Bravo on Freeview.
What chance is there for competition with the pathetitic OFT which is not fit for purpose?
http://www.techradar.com/news/digital-home/home-networking/virgin-1-freeview-channel-to-rival-sky-on...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jul/20/sky-deal-virgin-channels-oft
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/virgin-sells-tv-channels-to-sky-as-bitter-rivals-clo...
http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051707