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MetalGearRex668 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I am not surprised about this.

The Sky Store has clearly proved to bring down the Box Office services to its knees. Box Office has diminished for some time - with channels being closed left, right and centre. The last vestiges of what's left will free up EPG slots of course - and costs willl go down as a result of closing Box Office. Having an on-demand rental service is cheaper than multiple channels that are now only appealing to a small user base.

The Sky firing squad is stocking up for this mass cull...
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'Mars.'
MetalGearRex668 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I'm surprised it lasted this long, but it's sad to see the end of an era. Where does that leave Sky Sports Box Office?

Sky Sports Box Office will continue as is - the Cinema Box Office services are being put on roll call for the Sky firing squad.
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nwtv20037,856 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today
End of an era, but I echo the comments that I'm amazed it's lasted this long to be honest. Even the idents have switched to Sky Store after the Cinema rebranding.

You have to remember at launch it was a good idea, even better if you didn't have a Movies subscription. Back in the analogue days you could record them onto video as well, it saved us a few quid in our household.
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MetalGearRex668 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
End of an era, but I echo the comments that I'm amazed it's lasted this long to be honest. Even the idents have switched to Sky Store after the Cinema rebranding.

You have to remember at launch it was a good idea, even better if you didn't have a Movies subscription. Back in the analogue days you could record them onto video as well, it saved us a few quid in our household.

I am actually surprised that it's lasted longer than I thought - but from the constant promotion of the Sky Store and the minute number of users still on Sky Box Office, it was inevitable.

I was certain that Sky would pull a move like this, especially after the huge refresh, the Sky Sports Mix launch, and aligning Sky UK, Germany and Italy branches with consistent branding.
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Steve in Pudsey7,745 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
You say minute number of users, but remember Sky Store only works on HD boxes. Isn't the fact that there are still plenty of old pre Sky+ boxes around cited as a limitation on more channels launching on the EPG?

I guess there is a point where paying to provide the service costs more than the revenue it is taking though.
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picard421 posts since 2 Jun 2016
Sky were giving away HD boxes. I assume they are going to or they are currently replacing these old non HD boxes.

There can't be many left. There are apparently over 10 million HD boxes in use, how many customers does Sky have. Shocked