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LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
The new price gift cards that were mentioned over the summer are now on sale in Sainsbury's. Plenty of the £10 month Sky Cinema passes for sale.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Best offer around for sport at the moment seems to be £25/month for 12 months, which doesn't seem that enticing really - I'm sure I paid around £200 for the season last year, which of course was extended by a couple of months ultimately.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
Best offer around for sport at the moment seems to be £25/month for 12 months, which doesn't seem that enticing really - I'm sure I paid around £200 for the season last year, which of course was extended by a couple of months ultimately.


I was offered £20 for 3 months as part of a retention deal recently.
MI
Michael
No season ticket but I've taken up the £25 a month reduction voucher, stopped me from adding Sky to my VerminMedia sub for another year.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Must admit I am thinking more recently, with the changes on the platform, that maybe as soon as next year NOWTV will morph into SkyX in the UK. The apparent drying up of new hardware being one of the main reasons for this. Absolutely no sign of anything new arriving soon.
AJ
AJ London London
Must admit I am thinking more recently, with the changes on the platform, that maybe as soon as next year NOWTV will morph into SkyX in the UK. The apparent drying up of new hardware being one of the main reasons for this. Absolutely no sign of anything new arriving soon.


Nope. You won't see Sky X in the UK.
JetixFann450 and bilky asko gave kudos
JF
JetixFann450 Central Reporting Scotland
AJ posted:
Must admit I am thinking more recently, with the changes on the platform, that maybe as soon as next year NOWTV will morph into SkyX in the UK. The apparent drying up of new hardware being one of the main reasons for this. Absolutely no sign of anything new arriving soon.


Nope. You won't see Sky X in the UK.

Plus it would not make logical sense to sell an interior version of 'Sky' with Sky branding. It would make the customer more likely confused which with it being called NOW TV you wouldn't see a Sky Q customer downgrade as it's more targeted to Freeview viewers.
Do you even read these?
NG
noggin Founding member
Sky did announce a 'dish-less Sky' solution - though it looks as if that may have fallen by the wayside. If they can implement the same functionality as Sky Q - but without a dish - that's a very different proposition to Now TV? Now TV is a cheap-and-cheerful OTT offering with no local storage, lower picture quality etc. If Sky X in the UK were Sky Q without a dish - that would be a very different proposition - but it would rely on decent broadband infrastructure (not UK Fibre-to-the-cabinet low speed <70Mbs connections.).
VA
valley
Sky did announce a 'dish-less Sky' solution - though it looks as if that may have fallen by the wayside.

Still on the roadmap, but very much reliant on widespread FTTP broadband as you mention.
PL
Plektrum Central (East) East Midlands Today
It was launched in Italy - https://www.sky.it/tv/skyq/senza-parabola

It seems a little more compromised than the standard Q system with no 4K and no multiroom options.

During the recent launch of the new update, it was mentioned that while it was still being worked on it does not appear to be a priority - https://www.pocket-lint.com/tv/news/sky/152856-no-sky-x-for-uk-sky-q

Seems like they are working on building more IP features into the current satellite service including things like linear IP channels
LL
London Lite Recently warned London London
The lack of new hardware for Now TV is probably down to they've now got two devices, one basic, one premium that allows them to do what they need to do.

Considering most NOW TV customers by now will be either using the Smart Stick or the older Black Box device which is still supported, I doubt they'll be going 4K with the brand.

If ever Sky X comes to the UK market, it'll be in addition to NOW TV, not a replacement for what is Sky's budget conscious pay tv brand.
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I’d have thought most Now TV subscribers watch via Smart TV apps? I know I do.

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