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Could Primetime Relics Rejuvenate UK TV’s HD Prospects?

Monday’s launch of Sky’s newest channel, Jones!, may pave the way for UK TV’s conversion to HD. Jones! will largely showcase content from the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s that’s already aired extensively not only on free-to-air but also Sky’s UK TV, Comedy Central and The Box channels. There’s a handful of series that stand out […]

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SoHo: The First 100 Days (or So)

The wretched state of what’s on not only free-to-air TV but also much of Sky TV is reflected in the extraordinary uptake of the satcaster’s new premium HD drama channel, SoHo. More than 50,000 subscribers have opted to pay $10 more a month to receive SoHo in the three months since its launch. And according […]

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Sky’s SoHo Surprise a Low Blow

The biggest surprise about Sky TV’s new HD channel wasn’t its premium content but its premium pricing. Instead of bundling SoHo with its Platinum Movies package, Sky plans to charge all subscribers an extra $10 a month to receive the HBO-style channel from December. Talk about making a sow’s ear out of a silk purse! […]

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Foxtel Leaves Sky in HD Dust

While Sky subscribers continue to fork over $100-plus a month for a handful of HD channels, across the Tasman sister satcaster Foxtel soon will be offering 24 HD channels and a 25th dedicated to 3D. Compare this with Sky’s paltry movie channels (two) and sports channels (two), along with the non-exclusive TVNZ and TV3 HD […]

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Sky Comms Chief Answers Critics

A bigger hard drive for MySky HDi and HD movies on demand are “under consideration”, says Sky TV’s communications czar, Tony O’Brien. ScreenScribe.tv invited the satcaster’s public relations boss to state the company’s position after he challenged some of my comments about it in a February 7 interview with Radio NZ National’s Mediawatch presenter Colin […]

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