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NTL vs Sky
« on: March 02, 2007, 08:06:34 am »
(Before you start reading this, this only really affects people from the UK.)

Battle of the TV broadcasters:

Since Virgin bought NTL, they've been having disagreements with Sky. Sky greatly increased the price for the renewal of the contract to show Sky TV channels on the NTL broadcasting network, and under new management, NTL refused. Sky is now threatening to remove their channels permanently from the NTL network. This means that NTL will probably lose a LOT of viewers wanting to watch Sky TV.

This could go two ways: firstly, Sky could pull their channels off NTL, and NTL could crash and burn due to lack of viewers (Sky makes up most of their channels), but this is actually unlikely to happen, due to the new financial backing that NTL has from the new management under Virgin.

Secondly, Sky could pull their channels of NTL, and NTL could fight back by creating their own TV channels and buying exclusive shows off Sky. This would mean people would have to choose wether to buy into NTL or Sky according to which shows they wanted to watch. Effectively, this will split TV in the UK in half.

This whole thing is sending some bad signals. Either way, these two companies are going to be duking it out for a while, and it may have some knock-on effects for your favourite TV shows. :(


References:
http://techdigest.tv/2007/01/sky_to_pull_som.html
http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/2007/01/25/would-sky-really-remove-its-channels-from-ntltelewest/
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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2007, 08:24:47 pm »
They had better fix this before next week. I may have to resort to piracy! (Heaven forbid)
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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2007, 08:27:25 pm »
What is TV anyway?
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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2007, 08:52:08 pm »
ARG i miss simpsons, i never watched but it was nice to know that i COULD.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2007, 09:39:07 pm »
ARG i miss simpsons, i never watched but it was nice to know that i COULD.

GODDDDD

Sky are doing a "rescue pack" to get a cheap switch over to Sky TV.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 10:10:35 pm »
ARG i miss simpsons, i never watched but it was nice to know that i COULD.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2007, 09:55:33 am »
Hahah.



Hahahahaha..



Theyre fighting over ad banners! :D

Also, "Sky News" has been renamed "Sky Snooze" on NTL.
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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007, 08:13:30 pm »
I don't get it.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007, 08:34:06 pm »
Richard Branson and Rupert Murdock are both stupid twats, that is all. is all. is all.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007, 09:34:29 pm »
I don't get it.
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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2007, 11:17:34 pm »
I don't get it.
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T w a t  i meant the secondary banner joke.

Even so, explain.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2007, 11:33:28 pm »
I don't get it.
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T w a t  i meant the secondary banner joke.

Even so, explain.


The second one is taking the piss out of sky's "impressive package" with all the Sky channels, I guess. It has a very jokey feel to it as well, trying to be "user-friendly" behind the whole argument between the two companies.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2007, 01:18:37 am »
I'm confused by the fact that the other channel is offering Sky sports.

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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2007, 02:20:27 am »
Sky channels are really popular, which is why NTL were showing them, and premium Sky channels on NTL such as Sports are unnaffected by the argument, probably because they cost more or something.
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Re: NTL vs Sky
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2007, 02:23:09 am »
T w a t  i meant the secondary banner joke.


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seriously, lol.,