Well you say that @MadRob But Sky Still screwed up the 1st Championship game Aston Villa V Hull City they didnt switch over in time for KO and missed Villas goal ! hence why they have BT over a barrell and could do that several times over!
I'd forgotten about that @mccallud as I hadn't watched the game but I do recall reading about it.
Indeed you are correct, it's Sky's channel so they can do what they want with it.
The official viewing figures for broadcast sport, which get printed and commented on in the Digitalspy forums, seem to point to the fact that most Sky viewers prefer Main Event over the dedicated channels. I reckon that's because they have it on channel 401. I would imagine that they annoyed many of their own viewers on that particular Saturday, not just viewers with BT TV.
& Also what is the point of this Sky Sports Extra Channel ? seems a complete waste of time especially like suggested this weekend has the F1 on and at the same time West Brom V Stoke City so surely Sky should put the F1 on Main Event & the Premiership game on Sky Sports Extra ??
Thanks. On my epg I get Sky Main Events on channel 402 and Extra on channel 416.
I assumed there would actually be programmes shown on Extra as intimated in the formal advice from BT which advised "You’ll also get Sky Sports Extra that brings you the rest of the live Premier League games available on Sky Sports, which are not available through Sky Sports Main Event." To date nothing on the channel but appreciate all the responses through the forum and am working throgh them.
@mccallud Absolutely agree with you re this weekends F1 especially as it had been scheduled in the early programme information release. That has since unfortunately changed. I'm wondering if Extra will ever be anything other than a placeholder for Sky.
@ronfwilliams You're welcome. You are correct in quoting BT but to date Sky have put all the Premier League on Main Event. As I've just said above, F1 would have been, in most peoples minds, a prime candidate for Main Event, with the 1st Premier League game of the day on Extra (as the early schedules indicated).
Sky sport channel on BT is now largely pointless; I've just ordered Sky Q which it seems is what both Sky and BT wanted customers to do. Until installed will make do with Now TV monthly sports pass. Incidentally I've found the quality/momentary freezing of picture to be much better with a Now TV box than with the TV's NowTV app.
Thank you all so much. It seems I am not alone with my frustration. While fed up with BT I am being pushed into the dodgy arms of SKY. We have just witnessed the underhand tactics of them over the separation of Sports channels, and I fear for their next trick once we have joined by the thousands. I want Cricket, Golf, Rugby, Athletics but only major events ( in their entirety) BUT only want our PL club Football - don't watch the rest. Seems NOW TV might help us be picky.