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Does Sky "Possibly" Losing Discovery Networks Affect Youview?

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PembsPanther
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Does Sky "Possibly" Losing Discovery Networks Affect Youview?

As the title really, it is being reported today that Discovery Networks may pull out of Sky by the end of February, will this affect our Youview viewing? Not sure if Sky is the source carrier so though I would ask to make sure as Disvocery and Nat Geo are all I watch personally.

 

Thanks in advance Smiley

 

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Re: Does Sky "Possibly" Losing Discovery Networks Affect Youview?

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It would appear not http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2017/01/discovery-threatens-pull-channels-sky-platform-carriage-negotiations...

As a result of that, Discovery has stated that unless a new agreement is reached shortly, they will pull all their channels from the Sky platform and NOW TV. There are no changes to BT and Virgin Media customers with whom Discovery has separate long-term agreements in place. What caused the negotiations to break down? The key issues seem to be entirely financial.

http://www.a516digital.com/2017/01/Dispute-Discovery-channels-could-disappear-from-Sky-and-NOWTV.htm...

In the UK, Discovery currently only operates one free-to-air channel: Quest, which is available on Freeview channel 37. A withdrawal from Sky would leave Discovery's pay TV channels available on Virgin Media, BT TV, Plusnet TV and via TVPlayer.com's premium service.

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Re: Does Sky "Possibly" Losing Discovery Networks Affect Youview?

Thanks for the reply Smiley Great news! And could be great news for other suppliers as well, about time greedy Sky got taught a lesson Smiley