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dvboy8,506 posts since 11 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
On the topic of Cricket, given Channel 4 lost the racing rights until 2020, at least, how tempted could they be to bid for Test Cricket at the next tendering round?

One other thing to consider, Sky has 7 sports channels, 1-5, F1 and Mix. Does it really need all those channels?

It depends. As I've pointed out in the Sky Sports Mix thread there are some days where there is live sport exclusive to that channel, presumably because the other five are full up. Whether it needs a seperately branded F1 channel that'll be showing virtually nothing live from tomorrow until March is another matter (last year it briefly became Sky Sports Darts but they're doing it with SS3 this year.
Brekkie27,358 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
On the topic of Cricket, given Channel 4 lost the racing rights until 2020, at least, how tempted could they be to bid for Test Cricket at the next tendering round?

One other thing to consider, Sky has 7 sports channels, 1-5, F1 and Mix. Does it really need all those channels?

It depends. As I've pointed out in the Sky Sports Mix thread there are some days where there is live sport exclusive to that channel, presumably because the other five are full up. Whether it needs a seperately branded F1 channel that'll be showing virtually nothing live from tomorrow until March is another matter (last year it briefly became Sky Sports Darts but they're doing it with SS3 this year.

I guess in a way having a channel which shows nothing for the next 3-4 months and then virtually nothing during the week is worth it for giving them an extra channel which has little obligation to show live sport other than every other weekend for 9 months, and as it's F1 branded nobody questions it.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Yandere Gaming62 posts since 2 Oct 2016
Westcountry Points West
I've just caught the start of an old Simpsons episode on Sky 1 where the American TV Ratings symbol was present in the corner. Is it my imagination or are these never usually burnt into a programme's title sequence?


As a viewer for Sky 1 since the old ''Blue solids'' days, I have never seen an American TV Rating symbol at the beginning of a Simpsons episode ever.
Seriously, just do us all a favour and close Sky 2..
VMPhil7,460 posts since 31 Mar 2005
Granada North West Today
I've just caught the start of an old Simpsons episode on Sky 1 where the American TV Ratings symbol was present in the corner. Is it my imagination or are these never usually burnt into a programme's title sequence?

Yes, it's a rogue US ratings symbol on Sky's copy of 'A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love'


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Yandere Gaming62 posts since 2 Oct 2016
Westcountry Points West
I've noticed that Sky was airing its ''New Shows On Sky This December'' trailer a bit early. Not only that but when it promoted a new show for Sky 1, it cut off to a Sky Go advert. Please tell me it isn't anything to do with my signal....
Seriously, just do us all a favour and close Sky 2..
Neil Jones3,683 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I've just caught the start of an old Simpsons episode on Sky 1 where the American TV Ratings symbol was present in the corner. Is it my imagination or are these never usually burnt into a programme's title sequence?


There is a Treehouse of Horror episode that "develops" the on-screen rating into a bloodthirsty character that stabs the network censor.

There are a handful of programmes, maybe syndication copies, where there is a burnt in TV rating. Worlds Wildest Police Chases (with Sheriff John Bunnell) was a key example when ITV4 was airing it, despite the show hardly ever showing any clips from outside the US but that's beside the point.
62305819,679 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Is that the one which homer take medical marijuana, that episode never been seen before 9pm I believe?

I've just caught the start of an old Simpsons episode on Sky 1 where the American TV Ratings symbol was present in the corner. Is it my imagination or are these never usually burnt into a programme's title sequence?

Yes, it's a rogue US ratings symbol on Sky's copy of 'A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love'


Is the next post dreaded?
Inspector Sands10,993 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I've just caught the start of an old Simpsons episode on Sky 1 where the American TV Ratings symbol was present in the corner. Is it my imagination or are these never usually burnt into a programme's title sequence?

No idea about the Simpsons but they're quite commonly seen on the start of American programmes, or at least they were when they were first introduced
Yandere Gaming62 posts since 2 Oct 2016
Westcountry Points West
I've just noticed Sky are using the old Sky Living logo on their main website https://www.sky.com/

It is - but I don't see the issue.

Your signature has a bit of sense though - but Sky2 will continue to exist with the fact that it squeezes the last bit of revenue from their archive.



I only pointed that out because Sky normally updates their logos within weeks/months of them changing. But then again, Sky are doing this elsewhere on their sites and also in the past on various channels.

As for my signature, I'm very aware that they will keep Sky 2 on air for quite a while as an archive channel (Mainly former/current Sky 1 shows). My only complaint really is that Sky 2 rebrands with new idents and breakbumpers as it has not had a major refresh since 2011. Seeing it is an archive channel, however, I doubt Sky will
Seriously, just do us all a favour and close Sky 2..