Sky Italia Package

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I started to look for a good subscription alternative on Hot Bird to TPS (supposed to vanish early next year)

Started to consider the Sky Italia package and it looks like it will do the job.

I have been looking almost a month now for a reliable supplier at a reasonable price (low Rip Off Rate) without any success.

Still waiting for an offer from Italy, and if it is good, then I will post the info in this thread.

In this post there are the usual package details page and then the Sky Italia channels list (with frequencies, package option, etc.)


[iframe]http://www.satellite-newbie.co.uk/sat1/skyitalia.htm[/iframe]


[iframe]http://www.satellite-newbie.co.uk/sat1/skyitalia2.htm[/iframe]
 

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Best package around for me.
Lots of channels, in particular sports channels.
F1 in multi screen, champions league, the majority of european leagues with original commentary.
Great picture quality and receiver function.

Get my subscription from satworld.gr

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Wow you got your subscription from a greek shop ? Aren't there any italian shops around ?

I had read of in a german board 2 years ago having nice prices and service. It doesn't seem that they still offer any subscriptions anymore. Maybe the italian law is stricter than before.
 

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premiere fan said:
Best package around for me.
Lots of channels, in particular sports channels.
F1 in multi screen, champions league, the majority of european leagues with original commentary.
Great picture quality and receiver function.

Get my subscription from satworld.gr

Regards
Thank you for your input. Very helpful.

Can you please let us know the model number and make of the receiver ?
I suppose it is made by Pace but I need the model number.

Do you own the receiver, or do you need to send it back if you stop the subscription after 12 months ?

There is a big difference between the subscription cost in Italy and the price list from where you got your's. Hope that they were flexible.
 

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HB13DISH said:
Thank you for your input. Very helpful.

Can you please let us know the model number and make of the receiver ?
I suppose it is made by Pace but I need the model number.

Do you own the receiver, or do you need to send it back if you stop the subscription after 12 months ?

There is a big difference between the subscription cost in Italy and the price list from where you got your's. Hope that they were flexible.
Hi
It´s a pace DS230NS
Serial nº: CAFAAVZ44951****

I pay 200 euro per year comission on top of normal subscription cost.

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Beginning 1st October, Sky Italia has a more flexible entry level of 15 Euro/month with the Mondo package which costs before this date 24 Euro/month.

Now there are five category options:

Entertainment
Documentry
Children
Music and Teens
News

One can subscribe to any ONE category from the list and get the News option for free at 15 Euro/month.
Choosing two or more categories would bring the price back again to 24 Euro/month for the whole package.

Also, in order to subscribe to the other options: Cinema, Sport or Calcio one has to pay the 24 Euro/month for the Mondo plus the cost of the extra options.
 
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@premiere fan
i am interested too in this package. Can you please tell me if the films are duplicated in Italian or are in the original language?
 

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@premiere fan
i am interested too in this package. Can you please tell me if the films are duplicated in Italian or are in the original language?
To the best of my knowledge, the films have dual sound, Italian and the original language.
I am still struggling to buy it, so if you succeed, please post details of the shop that can sell it to subscribers outside Italy, at a reasonable price above what it costs someone living in Italy.
 
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HB13DISH said:
To the best of my knowledge, the films have dual sound, Italian and the original language.
I am still struggling to buy it, so if you succeed, please post details of the shop that can sell it to subscribers outside Italy, at a reasonable price above what it costs someone living in Italy.
Do you have any idea about the prices in Italy?

P.S. Sorry, for some reason i couldn't see the web pages in your first post. Now after i refresh i can see them.
 

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You can try buying it from satworld.gr in Greece.
They didn't answer my e-mail message, but maybe you will have better luck as a neighbour.
 

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Till now, I didn't have much luck in buying a subscription to Sky Italia Mondo + Cinema package.
In Italy, the Mondo is 24 Euro/month and the Cinema option is 12 Euro/month, including the dedicated NDS receiver.
Total is 36 Euro/month or 432 Euro/year.

Websites in the UK are asking for over 1000 pounds for this package + a big deposit on the receiver, and they demand that the receiver to be returned if the subscription is not renewed.
Other websites in other countries will not ship to countries outside the EU.
There is a limit to how much one can pay for this outside Italy.

So if anybody can help with this, I would be very grateful.
It has to be a reliable shop with a physical address and with a reasonable profit margin.
When TPS disappears in few months, there will a great demand for an alternate package and Sky Italia is a good alternative.
 
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HB13DISH said:
Till now, I didn't have much luck in buying a subscription to Sky Italia Mondo + Cinema package.
In Italy, the Mondo is 24 Euro/month and the Cinema option is 12 Euro/month, including the dedicated NDS receiver.
Total is 36 Euro/month or 432 Euro/year.

Websites in the UK are asking for over 1000 pounds for this package + a big deposit on the receiver, and they demand that the receiver to be returned if the subscription is not renewed.
For that money u can pay a ticket to Italy & have fun in the sun :cool:
...and dont forget to buy that package in the local supermarket...:p
 

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For that money u can pay a ticket to Italy & have fun in the sun :cool:
...and dont forget to buy that package in the local supermarket...:p
I have plenty of fun in the sun here.
Interesting about buying the package in the supermarket. Surely if this is true, then it is only possible if one has an Italian address and Italian ID.
It is more logical to try to buy it in a satellite shop.
Can you please give more information about this?
 

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Thought I might bring this thread back to life!
Sky Italia HD is now just €99 for existing customers! Yes, buy your new HD box (e.g Pace) for €99 and inside you'll find a code. Call Sky Italia quoting this code and they will switch on your HD channels and give you a months free viewing as well!
Or, if you like, Sky Italia will give you a box (which will remain their property) free of charge but it will still cost €99 to activate the HD.
The best part is they have dropped the monthly charge! Excellent stuff.

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Calling SKY Italia from outside Italy isn't that risky ? Further on the biggest problem is for people to find a SERIOUS dealer.
 

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Exactly, but since people from outside Italy have written in this post they should not be ignored.
 

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Found this info in their monthly guide magazine.
Mondo+Cinema or Mondo+Sport or Mondo+Calcio costs 39 Euro/Month (468 Euro/Year)
Mondo+Sport+Calcio cost 51 Euro/month (612 Euro/year)
This should include the cheapest NDS receiver, but add activation cost ~ 50 Euro
DON'T be tempted to pay almost twice as much as it cost in Italy.
 

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deepbluesky said:
Calling SKY Italia from outside Italy isn't that risky ? Further on the biggest problem is for people to find a SERIOUS dealer.
Hello,

I read somewhere that people in MALTA can legally obtain SKY ITALIA, b/c it's like their home pay-tv package or something. I am not sure and asked about this in astra2d fringe malta thread here.
Would you please investigate further and come back with news?
Even if not, there may be some SERIOUS DEALERS in Malta.
 

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Hello,

I read somewhere that people in MALTA can legally obtain SKY ITALIA, b/c it's like their home pay-tv package or something. I am not sure and asked about this in astra2d fringe malta thread here.
Would you please investigate further and come back with news?
Even if not, there may be some SERIOUS DEALERS in Malta.
How would that help us to get a subscription?
Even if it is legal in Malta (which I doubt), then they still wouldn't take the risk and sell a subscription to someone living in the UK or the Middle East.
What we really need is a serious dealer in the UK who is willing to sell a Sky Italia subscription at a reasonable profit and not up to or >100%.
No subscription is worth that much.
As we all know that Mondo+Cinema costs 39 Euro (Plus initial setup charges), then there is a limit to how much we are willing to pay for such a subscription.
They also play a dirty game with the receiver as you have to pay a hefty deposit and return it if you don't renew the subscription.
The receiver is worth no more than 50 euro. Just the shipping charges would cost more.
 
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