I fully appreciate the terms I'd like to know what BT's take is on all this as us subscribers to the original two sky sports channels have been totally turned over here, I for one am awaiting replays from both watchdog and OFCOM.
I believe we are basically being robbed blind from 20th August. Sky sports main event channel is pretty much what sky sports 1 was before all of this so I'm not buying we get more and the pure fact the second channel is non existent I feel we are being duped into something that his highly shady as a product.
If I may ask, was the basis of your complaint to Ofcom related to Sky or BT?
I really don't think Ofcom are going to get involved in this at all. They identified two events as being of primary concern and they were - 1. Premier League and, to a lesser extent, 2. UEFA Champions League.
Sky are fulfilling their obligation of offering Premier League via Main Event and BT have complete exclusivity of the Champions League.
Sports is also only 720p not full HD (you complained about the Movies quality, this is even more relevant on fast moving sports as the difference between 720 and 1080 plays a factor).
It is all personal choice what works for one doesn't work for everyone.
What you've just stated there is a myth and isn't related to a juddery picture. The vast majority of human eyes cannot differentiate between 720p or 1080i/p. The only real way you could tell the difference is how far you sit from the TV. Even then, this is resolution and has no bearing on fast moving sport or a TV box set. Having used Now TV in the past, the Sky Sports option is perfectly watchable and very good for what it is.
Framerate is the reason fast moving sport could potentially be jittery. The way around that on most devices is to check the video output and change it to 50Hz instead of 60Hz. Sky Sports via Now TV broadcasts at 25 fps.
I appreciate that there is quite a bit of disappointment that the price of Sky Sports subscription over BTTV is increasing. I also understand quite a few of you have been calling out for an explanation as to why BT has decided to increase prices.
It's been publicised in the past that Sky’s wholesale charges leave very little margin compared to the retail prices customers will pay, so this is certainly not a profiteering exercise for BT.