on 07-12-2010 18:31
As a Scottish subscriber to your service, I would obviously wish to see Scottish football rather than English and the Rangers game is meant to be on Sky Sports Extra - where can I watch it or am I stuck with paying for an English Sky Sports package?
on 07-12-2010 18:39
Sky Sports Xtra hasn't existed since January when it was renamed Sky Sports 4
on 07-12-2010 18:42
on 07-12-2010 18:45
No, but it's more because it's on the Red Button rather than the channel.
At present Virgin don't carry the Red Button service on Sky Sports - but will do from next year
on 07-12-2010 18:52
I upgraded to the full VIP package earlier this year and found I would have to pay extra for SKY HD channels and accepted that this was a cost thing with SKY but to find that i cannot watch a football match being shown on Sky Sports yet I am a Sky Sports subscriber is taking the mince.
I can see me downgrading or leaving next year
on 07-12-2010 18:56
Sky only agreed to Virgin carrying the Red Button services this year. It was part of the agreement that allowed Virgin to carry the Sky Sports HD channels.
However, developing the Red Button services for Virgin's TV platform is more complex that adding HD channels to the EPG - which is why they aren't yet available
on 07-12-2010 19:00
07-12-2010 19:05 - edited 07-12-2010 19:06
Thanks for the info mate but it still means that I and everyone else who subscribes, are paying full price for an incomplete service.
Some may say it is Sky being clever - I say it is Virgin hoping nobody notices.
The cost of the SD Sky Sports is regulated by OFCOM, so Virgin have little leeway in regards to how much they charge per month.
07-12-2010 19:05 - edited 07-12-2010 19:09
Like BenMcr said it isnt as easy as just adding the interactive service but a more complex task.
I dont see it as Virgin hoping nobody notices but rather Sky being greedy (as usual)...
on 07-12-2010 19:42
First time it has happened this season, doesn't make it any less of a disgrace though.
I don't see why I should have to resort to an illegal streaming site for something I'm paying for.
Understandable it isn't the main match on any of the channels, the main games at least have something to play for.