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New Sky channels: Crime, Comedy, Documentaries, Nature

Sky Documentaries, History and Nature now launched

JL
J. Lyric
Hey Lyric, some new logos have dropped on the Sky logo site.
Somehow they made a new one for Sky+ which is a surprise to know they still have Sky+ around in 2020.

These have been on there for months - not really new.

The Talk and Soundbox logos were there for months - the Plus and Q logos are new.
Boredom makes you do things.
RD
rdd Founding member
I’ve seen the new Sky Q logo on billboards. A bit surprised at the Sky+, it hasn’t been promoted in that format for a good many years (even before Sky Q, it was really “Sky+HD“). I’ve still never seen a Sky Q box in a commercial premises (not that I get to visit many these coronavirus times!) and I gather that Sky+HD is or was still the preferred format for commercial installs due to Sky Q needing a broadband connection.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
rdd posted:
I’ve seen the new Sky Q logo on billboards. A bit surprised at the Sky+, it hasn’t been promoted in that format for a good many years (even before Sky Q, it was really “Sky+HD“). I’ve still never seen a Sky Q box in a commercial premises (not that I get to visit many these coronavirus times!) and I gather that Sky+HD is or was still the preferred format for commercial installs due to Sky Q needing a broadband connection.


Sky Q does not need a broadband connection. Still dish based. For the on-demand stuff broadband yes. For watching linear, no.

It needs a new LNB on the dish, and presumably replacement distribution hardware/boxes on the wall for communal systems since it has six tuners.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
rdd posted:
I’ve seen the new Sky Q logo on billboards. A bit surprised at the Sky+, it hasn’t been promoted in that format for a good many years (even before Sky Q, it was really “Sky+HD“). I’ve still never seen a Sky Q box in a commercial premises (not that I get to visit many these coronavirus times!) and I gather that Sky+HD is or was still the preferred format for commercial installs due to Sky Q needing a broadband connection.


Sky Q does not need a broadband connection. Still dish based. For the on-demand stuff broadband yes. For watching linear, no.



Yes, I think possibly the only use of the broadband connection as far as satellite viewing is concerned, is the initial pairing of the viewing card ? In the good old days 20 years ago, the internal modem would spark up and 'call home', but in both cases the card could be activated without any return path, by ringing Sky and getting them to send the authentication packet over the satellite (which happened anyway for every subscriber on a data carousel , (if you left the box switched completely off for over a month, the card would lose its authentication rights because it had missed the periodic refresh)
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JL
J. Lyric
Sky VR has become "Sky Worlds"
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Boredom makes you do things.
WH
what West Country (East) Points West
Sky VR has become "Sky Worlds"
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Yikes. That’s almost as terrible as “BBC Sounds”.
JF
JetixFann450 Central Reporting Scotland
Sounds like an MMO video game where you travel across different Sky areas just to uncover the lost golden remote or something.
Do you even read these?
JL
J. Lyric
It's part of a new thing called "Sky Immversive"
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Boredom makes you do things.

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