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Brainbox
stevej47
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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?

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BenMcr
Posts: 12,455
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

Sky Sports Xtra hasn't existed since January when it was renamed Sky Sports 4

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Brainbox
stevej47
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

Tue 7 Bursaspor v Rangers (Red Button) Sky Sports Xtra

This is from the Sky website - I am starting to assume that VM will not be showing this game?
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BenMcr
Posts: 12,455
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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

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Brainbox
stevej47
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

Unbelievable.

 

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

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BenMcr
Posts: 12,455
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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

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Brainbox
stevej47
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎07-04-2010

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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.
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BenMcr
Posts: 12,455
Registered: ‎11-08-2009

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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stevej47 wrote:
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.

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ttyrie
Posts: 938
Registered: ‎20-09-2010

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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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)...

 

 

ttyrie :smileyhappy:

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Brainbox
pepperkorn
Posts: 123
Registered: ‎22-03-2010

Re: Where has Sky Sports Extra gone?

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.

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