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Sky Player Subscriptions Now Available Online


Sky Player Subscriptions Now Available Online

Sky detailed its plans to allow non Sky-subscribers access to its online content, via the Sky Player, already. That service is now live, so anyone unwilling to shell out for a TV subscription but wanting to get hold of Sky's undeniably large and debatably awesome library of content online can do so.

Price wise Sky Online subscriptions kick of with the Entertainment Pack at £15 per month. This package offers the Disney Channel, British Eurosport, National Geographic Channel, Sky News and Sky Sports News with MTV One, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr to be added later.

Up one step is the entertainment pack plus either Sky Sports 1 or Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 3 for £26 per month and above that £34 per month nets Sky sports 1, 2 and 3, Sky Sports Xtra as well as Sports On Demand.

Until the end of January these packages are all available at discounted rates of £7.50, £22 and £30. Personally I think the base package is pretty rubbish, hence the half price trial, but anyone wanting Sky Sports content without Sky TV might find the other packages more tempting.

Hopefully more options offering the channel we all want to watch - Sky One - will be made available at some point. Of course Sky syndicates most of that content from the US so getting distribution licences is more difficult. and that's assuming such an offering isn't labelled anti-competitive, too.


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December 5, 2008, 4:13 pm

Having bought this last night I have to say that I'm quite impressed with the quality but not really of the choice.

Disney and Nat Geo are excellent channels and the football is great (when it is eventually on) and the high quality stream is comparable to freeview on a TV however I have a few gripes.

As mentioned in the review the channels are practically non-existent except for the sport. Biggest problem with the channels is that there is a nice sky tv guide however it doesn't tell you what you can and can't watch. I purchased the sport nearly exclusively for the WWE wrestling. You click on it on the TV guide and are given 2 hours of 'This program is not available for internet viewers'.

Once Sky One is on this I will be happy, but I might be taking the sport off.

Matt G Baish

December 5, 2008, 4:15 pm

Rubbish. I want decent online PAYG services. I do not watch enough films/sport to justify &#163408 a year.

Maybe a fiver for a premiership/international footie game. And maybe 1p a minute for other tv (with minimum 60 minute charge); say for example to watch an episode of BSG/Lost (or something) for 60 pence.

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