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    Sky Sports Golf

    Anyone know anything about this new channel? Can you have this as a stand alone channel?

    I think there's a few Sky employees on here so can you shed any light?

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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    According to the SSN app it's still just part of the normal SS package so not a standalone channel as such, that's the way I read it anyway.
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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by richy View Post
    Anyone know anything about this new channel? Can you have this as a stand alone channel?

    I think there's a few Sky employees on here so can you shed any light?
    This is the forerunner to them offering separate packages. Its rumoured there will be 10 sports channels and to have them all will be 27.50 a month. Alternatively you will be able to buy 1 for 18, 2 for 22 or 3 for 26. Utter rofl at sky pricing, basically 65% of cost if you want 10% of output or 95% of price if you want 30%.
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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    This is the forerunner to them offering separate packages. Its rumoured there will be 10 sports channels and to have them all will be 27.50 a month. Alternatively you will be able to buy 1 for 18, 2 for 22 or 3 for 26. Utter rofl at sky pricing, basically 65% of cost if you want 10% of output or 95% of price if you want 30%.
    Agree re the pricing but I'm all for the concept, all I really want is the golf.
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    All the details here - http://www.sky.com/shop/tv/sports/new-sky-sports

    Cost is as above, 18 just for the golf for me is a bit much. Have just cancelled my sky sports as it was due to go up to 65 from 32.75 in August, the best they could offer was 58 for the whole sports package for 18 months. not much of a saving really.

    I like the idea of having just a golf channel, but it all depends what they are going to show, obviously it launches Open week so there will be plenty to watch for a couple weeks but after that, say October what are they going to be showing for 7 days a week, will it just be a repeats of chronicles of a champion golfer etc. and the live golf for 3/4 a night and the euro coverage during the days, which unless its a Rolex series event is maybe max 5 hours a day and not all day.
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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    Also to charge level pricing regardless of which channel isn't right. Whichever shows EPL football should be vastly more than the others since that's where the bulk of their money goes...
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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    Who in their right mind is going to go for the 3 channel package when you can get all 8 for an extra 1.50?
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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2501 View Post
    Who in their right mind is going to go for the 3 channel package when you can get all 8 for an extra 1.50?
    That's the point though isn't it, Sky make the options so you're almost obliged to take the full package.
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    Re: Sky Sports Golf

    Quote Originally Posted by FairwayDodger View Post
    Also to charge level pricing regardless of which channel isn't right. Whichever shows EPL football should be vastly more than the others since that's where the bulk of their money goes...
    A nice thought, but they're a business. I think this is just another way to convince people to go all in.

    Not sure too many people will consider saying 7 a month good value when being restricted to one sport.
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