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GMTV18 posts since 22 Aug 2005
According to reports Sky are closing 8 box office channels from next wednesday 7th september

I cannot remember the last time I ordered a box office movie or event
Inspector Sands14,278 posts since 25 Aug 2004
martinDTanderson posted:
How many Channels will they have left afterwards, and could this be HDTV or VoD services?


More likely to be for HD, Sky would need a heck of a lot more bandwidth for a VOD service.... if indeed they could provide one via satellite. I think that Box Office is as near as you could get from Sky (the technical term for what BO does is NVOD - Near Video On Demand)

It's even more likely it's just because their cutting back on Box Office to save some money
Stuart7,394 posts since 13 Oct 2003
Inspector Sands posted:
It's even more likely it's just because their cutting back on Box Office to save some money


I doubt that is the case, since Sky have to pay SES/Astra whether they use the transpoder or not. I imagine that this is for other services, possibly part of the EPG enhancements or perhaps for Sky Three and other interactive funtions for Sky News???
Dunedin1,569 posts since 16 Jan 2003
James Hall posted:
Why bother paying Sky for movies when you can get the DVD and keep it for much longer?

sorry, I've just noticed that GMTV is Lee Bedwood. My mistake.


Perhaps because a box office movie costs about £3.50 and a DVD anywhere between £12-15 for a new release?

That's about 4 nights in with 4 box office movies for the price of just 1 DVD.

And then there's the chance to realise your box office choice was utterly crap and never watch it again (rather than being lumbered with an embarassingly poor film in your dvd collection).
james20012,588 posts since 4 Sep 2001
James Hall posted:
sorry, I've just noticed that GMTV is Lee Bedwood. My mistake.


No, he's actually Paul Akinbola. He was on here last year posting similar crap.