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    Sky News Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    All four channels will be clear to view from Sunday 6am until Monday 6am.


    FREE Sky Sports

    Free Sky Sports Open Day - Sunday 26th September

    We are opening up all 4 Sky Sports channels on Sunday the 26th of September so that you can experience Sky Sports for yourself. To enjoy the day all you need to do is tune in!
    There's a wide range of sport on across the day including live coverage of two Barclays Premier League games, Spanish Football, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and European Golf on Sky Sports 1 & 2, SPL, Rugby League and NFL on Sky Sports 3 & 4.





    Why are we doing this?

    Sky Sports wants to give customers the opportunity to experience its range of content, quality of coverage and analysis.



    Who can watch the Sky Sports Open Day?

    All Sky TV, Virgin Media and UPC customers that do not subscribe to a Sky Sports package. Freeview, BT Vision and TUTV customers will not be able to watch.

    What channels can I watch?

    Sky TV, Virgin Media and UPC customers can watch Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4. Sky HD customers with a Sky+HD box can also watch all four channels in HD. Virgin Media HD customers can watch Sky Sports 1 and 2 in HD.


    What time does the FREE Sky Sports Open Day start and end?

    It's on from 6am on Sunday 26th to 6am on Monday 27th September.


    Do I need to do anything to get access to the Sky Sports Open Day?

    No. All you have to do is tune in.




    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    nice one. Is there any interesting football on that day? Shame they couldn't do it for tomorrow so I could watch the manure v liverfool match

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Quote Originally Posted by russbeer View Post
    manure v liverfool
    Heh "Liverfool"......nice one russ.

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Quote Originally Posted by russbeer View Post
    nice one. Is there any interesting football on that day? Shame they couldn't do it for tomorrow so I could watch the manure v liverfool match
    Villa Vs Wolves that Sunday, just hope we can get back on track


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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    If they dropped their prices maybe more people would subscribe?

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    Nothing wrong with the prices as it is, quality programming. If they charged £9.99 for the full package they would have no money in the pot to do what they have.

    Worth every penny if you ask me.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    If they dropped their prices maybe more people would subscribe?
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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    I'd imagine twice as many would subscribe if it was half the price, therefore they'd lose nothing.

    I certainly would.

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Ok

    Currently have 10 million customers
    Drop price by half
    Customers grow to 15 million
    Sky now have 50% less profit to manage an extra 5 million customers
    Programming quality goes down drain
    15 million customers complain
    Sky put prices back up
    Back to square one
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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist View Post
    Nothing wrong with the prices as it is, quality programming. Worth every penny if you ask me.
    Maybe the premium channels may be worth the money they charge, but for the basic pack which is just a glorified freesat with the very good sky+, I believe it's very expensive. If the freeview/sat channels had no charge then a fee for sports/movies/documentaries etc were fair priced add-ons then it would be worth the money. I can't afford more than the basic package at £20+ and with the cost of broadband, line rental and phone calls, and am now looking into freesat and another isp. Sky 1, 2 and 3 are shocking! The only thing i'll be gutted to miss is the new Ricky Gervais programme.

    As with all current subscribers, I lose out on good offers that new subscribers get, like £24 for the full monty. That pisses me off

    On a positive note, the open day is miles better than the ESPN one last week! UFC is brilliant but wasn't shown on there open day as was prem football

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    As im a paying customer, i wonder if they are going to re-emburse me a days subs??????

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    But just imagin if Ford sold a car 5 years ago for £5,000 and today the same car was £3,000.

    Would you go back to Ford and say you want the same deal, no and its the same with Sky.

    Regardless if a new customer gets a better deal, you had your chance when you first signed up and you cannot expect a company to give everyone a cracking deal can you.

    If that was the case they would not be in business today.

    Quote Originally Posted by dainese View Post
    Maybe the premium channels may be worth the money they charge, but for the basic pack which is just a glorified freesat with the very good sky+, I believe it's very expensive. If the freeview/sat channels had no charge then a fee for sports/movies/documentaries etc were fair priced add-ons then it would be worth the money. I can't afford more than the basic package at £20+ and with the cost of broadband, line rental and phone calls, and am now looking into freesat and another isp. Sky 1, 2 and 3 are shocking! The only thing i'll be gutted to miss is the new Ricky Gervais programme.

    As with all current subscribers, I lose out on good offers that new subscribers get, like £24 for the full monty. That pisses me off

    On a positive note, the open day is miles better than the ESPN one last week! UFC is brilliant but wasn't shown on there open day as was prem football
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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist View Post
    Nothing wrong with the prices as it is, quality programming. If they charged £9.99 for the full package they would have no money in the pot to do what they have.

    Worth every penny if you ask me.
    Can't agree mate, if the package was cheaper i'd subscribe, and so would thousands of others, but in the current economic climate, many people are cutting back, like i did.

    Quote Originally Posted by dainese View Post
    As with all current subscribers, I lose out on good offers that new subscribers get, like £24 for the full monty. That pisses me off
    Correct

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Again Sky have 10 million customers and growing so 10 million customers cant be wrong can they but if you cant afford the package like if you cant afford a certain car so be it.

    If come new customers get a special deal like half price packages for 12 months then so be it, its just how the cookie crumbles.

    Just some people complain about the same thing, to expensive, I want thus at so much a price, why is he getting it cheaper than me.

    I hear this everyday and I see it from both sides of the coin but Sky are not at fault, they are providing the package and the deals and if people miss out or cant afford it so be it.

    Lifes hard some days and we all have to just grit our teeth and get on with life.
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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    On on the 26....
    Atlanta @ New Orleans
    Indianapolis @ Denver

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    American football? Wolves vs Villa? What a great way to showcase your channel

    I can afford the top package no problem but would only be interested in watching the big games in the Prem or ECL, for that I'm not willing to pay £9.99 a month or whatever it is for a one off game per month or two, but I wouldn't mind paying a fiver for it so much.

    The thing that pisses me off regarding pay-to-view channels like sky sports and sky movies are ADVERTS. The channels you pay a fortune for are fucking swarming with ads. The BBC don't show any because your licence fee pays for the programming. ITV is free because it is paid for by ads. Sky get it both fuckin ways. Greedy cunts they are.
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    I don't know how much it costs for the sport alone but for all of the football, cricket, boxing & speedway (ok maybe not many other people like it) I think the programmes from sky cannot be beaten. If I could get the sport & everything else bar the movies I'd happily pay £20 a month. If such a deal exists please point me to it. HD, natch.
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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Brian you are working too hard as a salesman which shows your clear bias.

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    Wish I did get a back hander but sadly I dont

    Quote Originally Posted by 4me2 View Post
    Brian you are working too hard as a salesman which shows your clear bias.
    Life’s To Short To Argue - I say As I Get Up Off The Floor After The Misses Wacks Me With A frying Pan.

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    Default Re: Sky sports open day Sunday 26th September

    Im sure you can just get the channel, package you need and do away with the ones you dont want.

    Its not like it used to be years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by beansontoast View Post
    I don't know how much it costs for the sport alone but for all of the football, cricket, boxing & speedway (ok maybe not many other people like it) I think the programmes from sky cannot be beaten. If I could get the sport & everything else bar the movies I'd happily pay £20 a month. If such a deal exists please point me to it. HD, natch.
    Life’s To Short To Argue - I say As I Get Up Off The Floor After The Misses Wacks Me With A frying Pan.

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