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    Default Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Unless you are a sports fanatic, I see no reason as to why you would subscribe to Sky. There is so much free content out there, on You Tube in particular, that you would be just wasting your money paying for movies, etc.

    Perhaps there is a platform where you can watch free sport as well? It would not surprise me.
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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Sport has the rights pretty well locked up the world over. Only some sports are free. On platforms like red bull tv etc.

    But for the big ones premier league, rugby (in this neck of the woods), tennis golf, f1. Itís driven by broadcast rights and selling them to pay tv.

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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Because I hate Netflix. I use my sons multi-person subscription, well almost never because I can hardly find anything on it. Everything I have searched for is available on SKy and not on NZ Netflix.

    Don't tell me about VPNs, I tried.

    Sky is easy, I turn on the TV and usually there is some doco or such I like.
    I hate scrolling through lists of boring stuff to find something. Another Plus for Sky.

    Mostly it's docos, and some stuff like Top Gear or similar.....occasionally a movie.
    Series......rarely. Last one I watched was The KNick.

    They get a lot of ****, but I am fairly happy with the service. They are also thinking of custom channels too, which would be good.

    netflix, youtube , meh.
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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Sky is easy for me too Piroska. Pick up the remote (always found in the same place), turn on the TV and surround sound, quick scroll through although most of what I watch will be in the planner with series link. I have SkySport Mar-Nov for motor sports. SOHO have some good series. I don't use On Demand much. All good.

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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Sky is easy, I turn on the TV and usually there is some doco or such
    There's the answer to the thread question.

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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    But I can do that with You Tube - usually every day. Even if you want to watch something in particular, like a series or something. I can't see the advantage of Sky.
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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Please tell me where else can I watch Formula One motor racing live - the free practices, the qualifying and the race?

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    Default Re: Why would you subscribe to Sky - unless you are mad on sport?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    But I can do that with You Tube - usually every day. Even if you want to watch something in particular, like a series or something. I can't see the advantage of Sky.
    No you can't. You need the internet first.
    You need to search for the video.

    I turn on the TV and there it is...
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