Sky one and the rest of the basic channel will leave Virgin cable by 1st march

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Rd100

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Sky one and the rest of the basic channel will leave Virgin cable by 1st march

VM say they are willing to talk further, but are comfortable without the content. BskyB say they already had a marketing campaign for this weekend saying VM would not have the channels. VM say the increase requested was huge......almost double in fact,

http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/programmes/wakeup.shtml

http://pressoffice.virginmedia.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=205406&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=966509&highlight
 
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I see Uncle Rupert's at it again.
Run an ad campaign telling people that VM are going to lose the channels and then hike the price up to make sure they do.
This smells decidedly dodgy to me, but I would expect nothing less from sky. They seem determined to crush any attempt to try and release their stranglehold on UK television.
I'm not a fan of Branson or Virgin, but I really do hope they stick to their guns and get one over the Murdoch empire.
 
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and so say all of us,but to be a competitor in this market takes BIG bucks thus limiting the players.
 

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sky boycott anyone? :D

If people stop paying sky endless amounts of money in protest of their greed, then maybe they'd see that their actions have repercussions... ;)
 

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i read some where maybe digital spy that virgin media have signed video on demand deals with hbo etc and will get programs that way

Sky One, Sky Two, Sky Three, Sky News and Sky Sports News i dont know why people watch them as think they are rubbish

i only get sky for discovery channels, espn sport classic and few others otherwise its waste of money for what i have been watching since got my motorised dish
 
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