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DISCOVERY/EUROSPORT channels off air from 1/2

Postby Paul ZKTV » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:44 pm

Sky has fought back in the ongoing carriage dispute with Discovery, saying it wasn't prepared to pay £1 billion for its portfolio of channels - the price demanded by the US factual and sports TV giant for ongoing carriage on Sky's TV platforms.

The dispute threatens to make a dozen channels unavailable on the satellite TV service after Tuesday 31st January 2017, including Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC and Eurosport 1 and 2.

Following a breakdown in talks between the two broadcasters, Discovery went public on Wednesday evening, encouraging viewers to apply pressure on Sky, by telling them to contact Sky to protest about the changes. The US media giant said it was "committed to finding a solution with Sky." During the day, Eurosport has stepped up its social media campaign, implying that Sky didn't want to carry the channel because it doesn't show enough football.

But in a statement issued this evening, Sky made the unusual step of revealing the sum of money involved in a potential carriage deal: Discovery had wanted £1billion for its portfolio of channels, although it was not clear whether that includes carriage in both the UK/Ireland as well as Germany and Austria, where the two companies are also at loggerheads over carriage.

THIS WILL AFFECT A LOT OF IPTV SYSTEMS WHO GET THEIR CONTENT VIA SKY

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Postby Paul ZKTV » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:37 pm

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Postby supporttheunderdog » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:47 pm

deal done - they will stay

http://www.sky.com/discoveringmore

Even more to enjoy with Sky

Great news, we can confirm that Sky will continue to carry the Discovery and Eurosport channels. This means you can still watch channels including: Animal Planet, Discovery HD, Discovery History, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Shed, Discovery Turbo, DMAX, Eurosport1, Eurosport2, Investigation Discovery, TLC and Quest.

We are also delighted to announce a new deal with PBS America that will bring the best of PBS's factual programming to Sky, covering history, science, current affairs, arts and culture. We are adding over 1,000 hours of programming to our On Demand service from channels like History and National Geographic. This means our customers can enjoy the very best factual programming available.
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