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Old 27-04-2013, 10:59
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As per title

Does Microsoft have Sky Exclusivity?

Have Sky signed an exclusivity agreement with Microsoft to supply Sky Go/NOW TV?

If Yes, When does this elapse?
If No, Why has Sky Go not come as a new App on SEN

I'm waiting for the day I can view a full Catch up service through my PS3/PS4/PS VITA.

I fear apple will kill off Playstation/XBox if they launch Apple TV and a gaming platform.

Sony are 3rd in pecking order at the moment for catchup via console/mobile device as apple and XBox are ahead and I have always said if SEN was a clone of Apple iTunesit would be the biggest and best but they lag behind and lose money whilst Apple add to their billions.

To prove I'm not anti apple I'm typing this from my iPhone 4S.
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:17
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If Apple launch a console i don't think it will kill of xbox or sony or even nintendo tbh.
As for Sky they are in beta stages of NowTV app for the ps3.
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:32
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imo, the only console that could harm MS or Sony is Steambox.
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:40
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How many more threads are you gonna start with the same question?

I'm beta testing sky now on ps3 and you will have to wait until later this year, until then please wait or get yourself an ipad or use your iphone
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Old 27-04-2013, 11:47
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How many more threads are you gonna start with the same question?

I'm beta testing sky now on ps3 and you will have to wait until later this year, until then please wait or get yourself an ipad or use your iphone
That'll be him told then lol
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:05
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It is rather odd that the 360 is currently the only console with Sky.

I mean the PS3 or Wii would have made more sense in terms of the numbers of consumers it would be available to... as then it wouldn't be stuck behind an additional pay wall like Gold.

Still I suppose Microsoft must have gone out of their way to get exclusivity...as it would make no sense for Sky to limit themselves to one console and then to only a limited percentage of that userbase.
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:05
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Sony are 3rd in pecking order at the moment for catchup via console/mobile device as apple and XBox are ahead and I have always said if SEN was a clone of Apple iTunesit would be the biggest and best but they lag behind and lose money whilst Apple add to their billions.
Incorrect, PS3 is the biggest platform for Netflix in the world.
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:06
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I cant understand why a company like Sky would want to be exclusive to a console, surely as they sell subscription services been on as many systems as possible would be the best solution (I get staggered launches to prefect the software on one system first though).

@homer2012 Sounds promising.
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:39
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Does Microsoft have Sky Exclusivity?
No.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Nein. non. niet.

NO!

I told you months ago that Sky Now was coming to PS3, now confirmed by someone that's beta testing it. Why keep asking?
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Old 27-04-2013, 13:11
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Why do these things take months?

Is it honestly that difficult to bring this to another console?

Sorry to ask the same question in a new thread I regularly forget to go back to old threads and bring them back to the top.
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Old 27-04-2013, 16:24
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Why do these things take months?

Is it honestly that difficult to bring this to another console?

Sorry to ask the same question in a new thread I regularly forget to go back to old threads and bring them back to the top.
Have you tried writing software for a games console? No me neither.
It's like vm customers waiting for the vm player to go onto Android these things take time and testing.
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Old 27-04-2013, 17:15
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No.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

Nein. non. niet.

NO!

I told you months ago that Sky Now was coming to PS3, now confirmed by someone that's beta testing it. Why keep asking?
They also said at the NOW TV launch that it would be on the PS3.

I wouldn't be surprised if Sky Go is money-hatted by MS though.
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Old 27-04-2013, 19:43
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Sky go is behind a paywall on xbox and i can confirm there is an agreement but cant disclose details as i dont fully have them

Beta testing ends on tuesday with a summer launch planned but us beta testers have full access now but i wont be paying for now tv as for me irs pointless.

Javascript was upated recently and everything is running smooth, picture quality is really good with no buffering, very fast scrolling and a small 26mb to use on your ps3's. i wish it was sky go but 15 is abit steep.

You cant record live tv
You can register upto 4 devices for now tv but you can only watch on 2 devices at once
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:11
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I fear apple will kill off Playstation/XBox if they launch Apple TV and a gaming platform.
Unlikely. They already tried entering the console gaming market in the past and made a complete hash of it. iOS is no threat either since it can only effectively work with casual games. Sony and Microsoft will be around for a long time yet.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:34
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Unlikely. They already tried entering the console gaming market in the past and made a complete hash of it. iOS is no threat either since it can only effectively work with casual games. Sony and Microsoft will be around for a long time yet.
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Old 27-04-2013, 22:44
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Old 27-04-2013, 23:50
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I thought Sky Go isn't available on PS3 because it uses Microsoft Silverlight?

But yes, Sky are losing a huge market as another poster said PS3 is the most popular streaming device for Netflix in the world.
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Old 28-04-2013, 00:05
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I thought Sky Go isn't available on PS3 because it uses Microsoft Silverlight?

But yes, Sky are losing a huge market as another poster said PS3 is the most popular streaming device for Netflix in the world.
So does Netflix and LOVEFiLM but they're both on PS3.
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:25
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I thought Sky Go isn't available on PS3 because it uses Microsoft Silverlight?

But yes, Sky are losing a huge market as another poster said PS3 is the most popular streaming device for Netflix in the world.
Incorrect. I'm also beta testing NOW TV and this uses Silverlight.

Sky Go isn't on the PS3 due to an agreement with MS. That's my opinion but it's the only logical reason why not. If you ask on the Sky Forums they always say its not planned and don't give a reason why.
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:36
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Incorrect. I'm also beta testing NOW TV and this uses Silverlight.

Sky Go isn't on the PS3 due to an agreement with MS. That's my opinion but it's the only logical reason why not. If you ask on the Sky Forums they always say its not planned and don't give a reason why.
What are your thoughts for now tv, i like it but would prefer sky go
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Old 28-04-2013, 19:43
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Sky just have a terrible habit of only supporting some devices. Pretty much all crApple devices are supported but the selection of other devices that are is pitiful.
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Old 28-04-2013, 20:45
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Incorrect. I'm also beta testing NOW TV and this uses Silverlight.

Sky Go isn't on the PS3 due to an agreement with MS. That's my opinion but it's the only logical reason why not. If you ask on the Sky Forums they always say its not planned and don't give a reason why.
Are you sure?

I mean Silverlight doesn't work on BSD/Unix/Linux.
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Old 28-04-2013, 20:48
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Are you sure?

I mean Silverlight doesn't work on BSD/Unix/Linux.
I'm not 100% certain on this but i think there are Silverlight replacements. I'm pretty sure i saw somewhere that some linux users use them to watch lovefilm and skygo on ubuntu.
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Old 28-04-2013, 21:01
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I'm not 100% certain on this but i think there are Silverlight replacements. I'm pretty sure i saw somewhere that some linux users use them to watch lovefilm and skygo on ubuntu.
Yeah there is a open source thing called Moonlight - but not too sure how happy MS would be able that.
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Old 29-04-2013, 16:24
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Incorrect. I'm also beta testing NOW TV and this uses Silverlight.

Sky Go isn't on the PS3 due to an agreement with MS. That's my opinion but it's the only logical reason why not. If you ask on the Sky Forums they always say its not planned and don't give a reason why.

Hi

Could you tell me how do you apply to become a beta tester for PS3 software.

Regards,

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