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Hatton Cross2,177 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
This 'catalogue of documentaries', would that be the same that are repeated ad nauseam early morning on Sky Atlantic?

And Mr Choi, Sky have told you what they will fill the Discovery and Discovery +1 hole with - but what about the other 11 Discovery channels?
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dvboy8,243 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
I think this potentially damages Discovery more than it goes Sky.

Sky as far as it's concerned is the largest platform for Discovery content - but any removal would reduce reach dramatically. Virgin and BT aren't anywhere near the numbers that Sky have.

Not even having Quest, which is largely successful on the Freeview platform, would prevent any reduction of reach.

Quest is apparently not on the at risk list.

Note, Sky sell the advertising on Discovery's channels so might be a bit of an own goal here.
Brekkie27,027 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Not good considering Eurosport have the Olympics from next and they would have hoped it pulled in loads of viewers including those on the Sky platform.

Am wondering if Eurosport is under a separate deal as it doesn't seem to be mentioned in this. Possible their current deal was struck by the previous owners.

If Sky hold out how quickly can they reallocate the EPG slots?
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MetalGearRex932 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
I think this potentially damages Discovery more than it goes Sky.

Sky as far as it's concerned is the largest platform for Discovery content - but any removal would reduce reach dramatically. Virgin and BT aren't anywhere near the numbers that Sky have.

Not even having Quest, which is largely successful on the Freeview platform, would prevent any reduction of reach.

Quest is apparently not on the at risk list.

Note, Sky sell the advertising on Discovery's channels so might be a bit of an own goal here.

Noticed it on the Keep Discovery FAQs - Quest isn't listed. It's almost all Discovery channels, as well as Eurosport, that are getting pulled off Sky.

Their overall reach will fall, even if they've got Quest doing very well due to Freeview carriage.

Part of this really seems to be Sky trying to squeeze channel owners' carriage fees while overpaying for the PL rights.
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