July 09, 2010

Sky Sports HD update - no 3,4 or News in HD

Anyone doubting the iminent arrival of Sky Sports HD on Virgin Media should check out this page from Sky.com: Why Sky Sports with Sky? This confirms that we're getting Sports 1 and 2 in HD, but not 3, 4 or Sports News. It also suggest we won't get some Red Button services until next year, but it isn't clear if others will be available this year.
Typical though - we learn more from Sky than we get from VM

23 comments:

baw said...

One sky killer could be sky HD content on virgin's Video On Demand as Sky's forthcoming Anytime+ will not initially feature any HD content.

Scot's won't get the SPL in HD as its mainly on HD3 and HD4

Jay said...

I thought it was common knowledge we were only get SS1 and 2 in HD?

John said...

It's the red button service I really want (more even than HD)

matthew said...

Hey Everyone are we forgetting where we were say 18 months ago!!! just BBC HD...come on, Sky Sports and Sky Sports 2 in HD.!!!.plus all the other HD channels we've got...its been a long wait but worth it when we are watching the new season in HD..and the Ashes!

BH said...

I just saw the BT advert on TV for Sky Sports HD 1 and 2. They are offering it at a price of £6.99 each per month. I hope Virgin Media do it cheaper than that!

Nialli said...

@BH: BT only offer Sky Sports 1 and 2 in standard definition: they have no HD Sky Sports. In fact I am not sure they have any HD channels at the moment with their boxes, although I think they have some On Demand programmes and films in HD.
From what I know of the BT technology, the best they can offer will be the Freeview HD channels (BBC, ITV1, Channel 4 and in the Autumn BBC1 HD) but I'm not sure they even have those yet.

lee said...

Unfortunately, the only thing I watch on SS is WWE (don't bother with the usual jokes) and IndyCar - both on SS3, sometimes SS4, so this is no good to me at all.

Great.

malcolmbrian said...

According to Cable Forum they will launch on 2/8/10 and there will be a charge. Pre order from 19/07/10

Dennis said...

According to todays tabloids (Sun 11th July) Sky have an advert saying don't miss this season's Champions League on Sky Sports 2 And Sky Sports 4. We're only getting 1 & 2. Crafty, very crafty indeed!

Nialli said...

They have shown games on Sky Sports Xtra in previous years, so nothing new with them showing it on SS4 this season. Originally we never had the fourth sports channel even in SD, so we're better off that we used to be. To echo what Matthew commented: last summer we only had BBC HD, now we will have around 30 HD channels before the new season kicks off. Can't complain.

Dennis said...

It just means that the die hard Champions League fans will go with Sky not Virgin.

I also echo your statement on our forthcoming HD channels - we shouldn't really complain.

Keep up the good work Nialli.

P.S. Why am I moaning, I support Liverpool! I love Five?

garry.proctor1 said...

Whats all the fretting for regarding champions league we still have sky sports 3 and 4 sd.

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malcolmbrian said...

Nialli can u confirm sports and movies HD will be available on 2nd August as per Cable Forum. Note channel 5 HD now on 150 as of today

Nialli said...

Nothing official yet from VM about the Sky channels arriving on August 2nd.

kgollop said...

VMTV sale to Sky completed as per VM press release today.

Square eyes said...

it's offical - 2nd August - more details to follow over cost of the premium HD channels

Square eyes said...

HD Premium cost - £7 per box

Square eyes said...

if you want to add the HD channels from 19th July, however not active till the 2n August

Square eyes said...

As for the rest of the Sky channels ie. One, Art & News etc...it will most likley September

Afront said...

A bit out of touch here, but have Sky bought all the Premiership games, or will there still be a few on ESPN HD?

Nialli said...

ESPN are only showing the Saturday evening games next season http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=659920&cc=5739

jack said...

Here we are 2011 now in feb and still no sky sports red button? Any1 got any news? dates? anything?