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DVB Cornwall8,660 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Progress report, seems NOW TV Ireland on Twitter indicating imminent 'this month' launch of the BT/Premier pass in the Republic.



rdd3,434 posts since 21 Jun 2001
As an aside practically every entry on that Irish Times screenshot bar the last is incorrect in some way; the first two Pro14 games were on eir Sport rather than Premier Sports (blocked in ROI), Liverpool v Leicester was on Premier Sports (ROI only), and Zebre v Dragons was substituted with alternative programming on the ROI version of FreeSports.
rdd3,434 posts since 21 Jun 2001
Launched now in ROI, Sports Extra pass at €10 per day, €15 per week,€34 per month (discounted to €17 for first three months at present)

https://www.nowtv.com/ie/watch-sports-extra

No idea why Sky decided to promote the European Challenge Cup over the Heineken Champions Cup in their little tournament logos bit at the bottom of the page, but anyway.
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rdd3,434 posts since 21 Jun 2001
It appears there may have been a good reason why this launched in ROI yesterday...

An interesting move in the Irish TV landscape today has seen eir scrap it’s existing set top box and move over to an app running on an Apple TV.

What’s this got to to do with either Now TV or BT Sport, I hear you cry? Well eir will no longer be offering any Sky-owned or premium tier channels on their service and instead are directing customers to take up a Now TV pass via the Apple TV app. This comes just two months after eir had done a wholesale deal with Sky to offer BT Sport and Premier Sports on its “old” TV service (and indeed anyone who has already signed up to the “old” service can still subscribe to BT/Premier that way).
DVB Cornwall8,660 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Game of Thrones reportedly returns to the Entertainment Box Sets at the very end of this month, considering that the appearance of this in 720/25fps Stereo caused apoplexy in the Now forums, this would seem to be a good time to launch the 1080/50fps/5.1 service. We can but hope.
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noggin14,632 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Now TV have published a help guide to the boost. It appears only two Sky Sports channels are 1080/50. Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. You also get three simultaneous connections,

Fox is staying at 720p and Gold in SD. As I speak, SyFy is still in SD, although that is going FHD.

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-now-tv-boost


Presumably most of the content on the channels that show drama is 25p (or 23.976p sped up to 25p) - so those remaining 25p makes sense. Sky News would benefit from 50p, as would any channels carrying entertainment shows shot 50Hz interlaced.

Gold would be nice in 50p when it is showing stuff shot interlaced in studio - such as sit coms.