Satellite TV broadcasting to come to an end -perhaps sooner than we thought

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  • Sky are still selling their satellite tv product, but as the article says, the stream product is given prominence.

    Once Sky decide on the switch-off date for their satellite service, it's a lot easier to send out little streaming pucks, than wiring-up people's homes up for satellite tv.

    Does anyone here have Sky's satellite tv service?

  • Sky are still selling their satellite tv product, but as the article says, the stream product is given prominence.

    Once Sky decide on the switch-off date for their satellite service, it's a lot easier to send out little streaming pucks, than wiring-up people's homes up for satellite tv.

    Does anyone here have Sky's satellite tv service?

    My daughters do, because they cannot get Virgin where they live.

  • All the content will be streamed ultimately, but there may be a transitional period where a limited number of traditional TV channels still exist.

    Sky Stream and Sky Glass are heavily focussed on streaming, with the focus on ‘on demand’ and a more limited number of linear TV channels.

  • I suggest the turn off of linear TV will be like the turn off of FM and AM radio that never happened because government after government realised it was best to kick the can down the road for the next administration to commit electoral suicide over.

  • In the end, it’s what the commercial TV companies will do and the government’s hand will be forced by what other countries demand.

    Both the government and Ofcom have a poor track record of keeping up with changes in this sector.

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