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Sky drop PVR £10 fee ...

... if you subscribe to 2 premium channels (September 2003)

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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
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As exclusively revealed last month by Sky Digi Online, Sky have announced this afternoon that the monthly 10 fee to watch Sky+ will be dropped. As long as you subscribe to any two Sky Premium channels you will be entitled to have your 10 Sky+ subscription fee waived. Sky Family pack customers and those on lower subscription packages will continue to pay 10 per month Sky+ subscription charge. Sky also announced that the cost of a Sky mirror subscription is to reduced from 15 to 10. The new prices are in effect, as we reported, from the 1st of October 2003.


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cwathen Founding member West Country (West) Spotlight
Nice news, but why do I fear that this is just more padding before yet another price hike to the family package (presently at 18.50) which will surely go over 20 this time (IIRC, it was just 12 when Sky Digital launched - it'll have almost doubled in 5 years)
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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
Jeez, I remember the first multi channel pack with was only a few quid - look how much it's gone up in the space of the last 10 years.

I would imagine the 10 fee being dropped is more to promote loyalty than an indicator of price rises - although with Sky nothing would surprise me.
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noggin Founding member
I REALLY hate HTV West posted:
Jeez, I remember the first multi channel pack with was only a few quid - look how much it's gone up in the space of the last 10 years.

I would imagine the 10 fee being dropped is more to promote loyalty than an indicator of price rises - although with Sky nothing would surprise me.


I think that this is what DirecTV, who Murdoch now also owns (or is trying to), do with the DirecTivo (which is the nearest equivalent to Sky+ in the US). You pay a monthly sub for the lower packages, but it comes free with the premium stuff.
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A former member Anglia (East) Look East
If only Sky+ had the intelligence of Tivo, eh?

Sadly (or not) I actually have both Sky+ and Tivo. I hugely prefer the setup on Tivo for selecting and recording programmes - the season passes and "buffering" for individual programmes is brilliant, no doubt.

But then you've got Sky+ that just happily plods along and records stuff while you're watching other channels .. often without you knowing or noticing. It's just the series link, and the fact you can only universally set overruns, that could do with sorting ...

And now the 10 fee has gone too ...

Hmmm ... Which to keep?

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