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LGS
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Sky sports not possible on YouView box?

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I'm basically happy with my BT package except that I want to add on Sky Sports 1&2. I've been told that it's not possible with the  Humax YouView box I have, only with the older vision+? Is there any way round this? Any rumours of BT introducing a new box or work-around which will allow me to get sky?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

 

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notoriousdbp
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The reasons are concratural rather than technical.  BT would love to offer Sky Sports on the YouView platform but they've been unable to reach an agreement with Sky to do so.

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Its a commercial issue rather than a technical problem.

 

Currently BT do not have wholesale rights to transmit and sell on Sky Sports on the Youview platform.

 

BT do have wholesale rights to standard definition Sky Sports 1 & Sky Sports 2 channels on the BT Vision+ box. 

 

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LGS
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Thanks to you both.

What a pity! I'm off to Sky then, ironically the only Premiership games I'll miss are the ones on BT! The bt sport reception keeps cutting out anyway.

Cheers.

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sh1983
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It's funny how Sky like YouView from BT to have Sky Store, Now TV and the Sky Movies channels but not the Sky Sports and the other Sky channels.

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@sh1983 wrote:

It's funny how Sky like YouView from BT to have Sky Store, Now TV and the Sky Movies channels but not the Sky Sports and the other Sky channels.


Not really. Sky make money directly from Sky Store, Now TV etc. Allowing BT to have Sky Sports will cause Sky to lose customers as there is less reason to stay with, or select Sky, as a provider.  Sky are not happy with BT for starting their own sports channel. This is their way of telling BT where to stick it.

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@drhowells wrote:

@sh1983 wrote:

It's funny how Sky like YouView from BT to have Sky Store, Now TV and the Sky Movies channels but not the Sky Sports and the other Sky channels.


Not really. Sky make money directly from Sky Store, Now TV etc. Allowing BT to have Sky Sports will cause Sky to lose customers as there is less reason to stay with, or select Sky, as a provider.  Sky are not happy with BT for starting their own sports channel. This is their way of telling BT where to stick it.


When the new Champions League starts on BT, SKY might have a change of heart and come to some agreement with BT.

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Or unless OFCOM force them to.
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