Sky Sports price hike from 1-10-12

Fodda

Active Member
Just had an email from VM saying that my Sky Sports package is going up by £3.25 a month as of 1st October. :thumbsdow

Not fair... More bloody Murdoch cash to make up for his having to shut the News of the Screws...
 
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Deleted member 171211

Guest
it's not just Virgin hiking the prices, Sky are too for their own subscribers. I guess Sky have increased the wholesale charges that Virgin pay, hence Virgin passing on the cost.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
THere a Competition Appeals Tribunal held today in relation to BSkyB's SKY Sports pricing. Ofcom currently control the pricing offered to other service providers, but SKY dispute this and are attempting to have it overruled.

BSkyB have waited more than two years to find out whether its attempt to overturn Ofcom's order to slash the amount it charges rivals to offer its flagship Sky Sports channels has been successful. This dates back to March 2010 when Ofcom ordered Sky to reduce the amount it charges rivals for Sky Sports 1 and 2 by more than 20%.
 

dante01

Distinguished Member
If you're annoyed at the present pricing then you're not going to be happy about soon to come unrestricted price increases.

BSkyB wins appeal against Ofcom over Sky Sports wholesale prices

BSkyB has won its appeal against Ofcom's decision to force the company to cut the amount it charges rivals to show its flagship Sky Sports channels.

In a summary judgment handed down after the London stock market closed on Wednesday, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that Ofcom's core competition concern about the way the pay-TV broadcaster sold its sports channels wholesale to competitors was "unfounded".

BSkyB wins appeal against Ofcom over Sky Sports wholesale prices | Media | guardian.co.uk
 

m1stergeorge

Well-known Member
Just had an email from VM saying that my Sky Sports package is going up by £3.25 a month as of 1st October. :thumbsdow

Not fair... More bloody Murdoch cash to make up for his having to shut the News of the Screws...

If you dont mind me asking, what portion of your bill is Sky Sports? ie How much?

The reason I ask is because I had an email from them today saying that I could have Sky Sports for £27ish per momth but if I wanted it in HD (well, SS1 & 2), then it would be another £7 per month.

I thought about it but couldn't justify nearly £35 per month extra just for watching it 2 or 3 times a week when I'm paying £60 or so for TV, BB and phone as it is.
 

mr yoda

Standard Member
If you dont mind me asking, what portion of your bill is Sky Sports? ie How much?

The reason I ask is because I had an email from them today saying that I could have Sky Sports for £27ish per momth but if I wanted it in HD (well, SS1 & 2), then it would be another £7 per month.

I thought about it but couldn't justify nearly £35 per month extra just for watching it 2 or 3 times a week when I'm paying £60 or so for TV, BB and phone as it is.

That's the same with me. I reckon I would only watch the football on a sunday and monday night (the girlfriend would be well annoyed if I watched it all the time) plus the F1 coverage.
 

Alan1973

Standard Member
This is the final straw for me.Love sport on the telly but fed up with prima donna`s kicking a ball about during what has become pretty much a non contact sport. Sky should rename to Sky football 1,Sky football 2,Sky football 3 and Sky football 4. Every other sport plays 2nd or 3rd fiddle. We`ve just had a great Olympics so what an oportunity to show other sports on a regular basis, eg. table tennis,BMX,even archery!
But no, it will be the Premiership, the Scottish league, La Liga, then the repeats the following day. Then the studio discussions by so called experts...ad nauseum. GOODBYE Sky Sports, that`s nearly £400 back in my pocket next year.
 

QBSBuck

Well-known Member
It's abit like an intervention isn't it. Goodbye SS hello world. Look a cloud! Look a tree! Hello darling!

I can see divorce rates rising.
 

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