Sky Digital - how many channels are actually worth watching?

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  1. RMCF

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    Got fed up with all the flicking up and down on Sky recently, so I decided to set up my favourite channels (1st time ever used this!!)

    I selected channels that I would watch fairly regularly, and the odd ones that might actually have something on every now and again that would be worth watching.

    I ended up with a total of around 20 !! I don't know the official number of channels on Sky at present, but I think this just sums up the standard of modern TV programming.

    To be honest, I would love to cancel Sky, but I really need it for the football. If it wasn't for that, Freeview would do me perfectly, asI find that my viewing has definitely gone down over the last few years.

    So how many channels would you watch regularly?
     
  2. Starburst

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    The wholepoint of multichannel tv is to provide something for everyone even those who have niche interests.

    Your 20 channels will not be the same as everybody elses, well perhaps some but you get the idea:)

    WHen it comes down to it we all have different tastes and for the most part I honestly believe that the BBC1 and ITV1 get good numbers because they have the tradition behined them. Thankfully multichannel TV has been erroding there audience for the last decade proving that more choice is a good thing even if an individual may consider that 90% of the channels are rubbish and no interest to them:)



    I have 36 channels listed in Digiguide then add on the movie and sports bundles and then add another couple of dozen of channels that I may only watch 1 program a month from.
     
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    6 on a regular basis, plus another 8 once or twice a week.

    Not necessarily in order of preference:-

    Regularly

    Sky One
    Hallmark
    Sci Fi
    ITV3
    ITV4
    British Europsort

    Once or Twice a Week

    Living
    BBC1
    ITV2
    Men & Motors
    Ftn
    UKTV Drama
    UK Gold
    E4
     
  4. Starburst

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    Well you may be in luck come the 2007/08 season as SKY will not have the whole rights packages. There may be enough games on the BBC/ITV,NTL or Setanta to make the SKY offering less important:)
     
  5. Tight Git

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    I think Starburst summed up the situation perfectly.

    Just ignore the fact that you are paying for 500 plus channels that you never watch.

    The important thing is whether the dozen or so channels that you do watch are worth the Sky subscription.

    How much would it cost to attend your desired football matches?
     
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    HI,

    Like others have said, although there are 500 plus channels to choose from, and you may only watch between 10 and 20 of them, it's those 10 or 20 that make the subscription just about palatable!

    My main ones are, in no particular order of preference:
    ITV4
    ITV3
    Sky 1
    Sky 3
    FX
    Sci-Fi
    Hallmark
    Bravo
    E4
    BBC4
    BBC3
    Five
    Artsworld
    The Musician's Channel
    The Horror Channel
    Movies4Men
    ActionMAX
    TCM Turner Classic Movies
    True Life Movies, and
    The other main 4 terrestrial channels

    Plus, less frequently:
    LivingTV
    Paramount
    Paramount 2
    Men And Motors
    UK Drama
    UK Gold
    Sky News
    BBC News 24
    Radio 1
    BBC1 Regional (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
    BBC2 Regional (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
    TVe (? The Spanish channel)
    TV5 (? The French channel)
    DW (? The Germain channel)


    Pooch
     
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    I ditched my sky subscription a couple of years ago and have never regretted it. Me and the wife worked out we were paying £480+ a year that could be put to better use: DVD's, Cinema, Broadband ;) etc.

    The hard part was actually canceling the subscription, but that is another story...
     
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    only 5!

    bbc1
    bbc2
    itv
    ch4
    five................................................................


    hue y on earth am i still paying £40 a month? :confused:




    oh yeah! babecast :devil:
     
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    I hope NTl get the rights so i can finally get a triple play package from them (tv, broadband and phone).

    Sat
     
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    NTL already show every Premiership game that SKY does both in the standard SKY sports package and NTL's version of Prem+ don't they?

    Unless you think they will be showing it free of charge:)
     
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    BBC1
    BBC2
    BBC News 24
    UKTV Drama (very occasionally)
    UKTV Gold (last watched 2003 but I remain hopeful it will one day return to it's former glory)
     
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    I know they have Sky Sports but i didnt know that Sports Extra and Premiership Plus are on Ntl. Do you know if the Man U channel is on Ntl? I will have to enquire about Ntl now, last time i looked they only had Sports 1,2 and 3.

    Sat
     

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