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What does Sky’s entry into mobile mean for consumers?

The past few months have witnessed the start of a huge shakeup in the UK mobile and telecoms industry, as BT buys EE and Hutchison Whampoa (owner of Three) makes a bid for O2. Sky recently announced the creation of its own mobile brand as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), piggybacking on the O2 mobile network, […]

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Sky Go Extra: It finally worked

I’ve been pretty vocal recently about how shit the Sky Go Extra service is. I am astonished that the team there even let it out the building alive. There must have been some real pressure to deliver and I seriously doubt whether any of the senior executives have bothered taking a look at it. Or […]

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Sky Go Extra: Possibly the shittest service I’ve used this year

Let’s not mince words. Sky Go Extra is rubbish. There we go. Cathartic. What the frack are you thinking, Sky? Your advertising smarts have done a brilliant job with the “Sky TV, now available on trains” messaging. The message is brilliant. The actual user experience is simply dire. You cannot, you SIMPLY cannot go to […]

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Applications

Sky+ app — I can’t get enough of it

I react negatively to most types of “live TV”. I really don’t like having to dance to some scheduler’s tune. My life does not fit their imagined template. Rarely do I bother watching anything that can’t be purchased via iTunes or streamed on Netflix. But “The New” Yes Primer Minister? Aye. It’s even got the […]

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Opinion

Why you need to assume many people will read email on their phones now

The other day I got an email from Sky’s NOW TV team to ask me to give my feedback on their service. After signing up a few weeks ago for the streaming video service I haven’t done anything with the account. I took a brief look and found the service rather uninspiring. I reckon it […]

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Opinion

The Data Capacity Crunch, Part 2

The Data Capacity Crunch In Part 2 of our video series focusing on the data capacity crunch, we talk to Sky’s Business Development Director, Emma Lloyd, to find out her perspective on the issue. Over to Emma… This series is jointly produced with the talented people at Mobile Entertainment magazine‘s ME TV channel.

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Devices

Sky+ HD box = kaput. Now what?

Last week whilst I was trying to watch Stephen Fry and Jonathan Ross talking about Twitter on BBC1, my Sky+ HD box — not more than 2.5 months old — screwed up. It’s making a clicking sound and failing to boot. Sounds to my highly inexperienced ears like a hard disk failure. Uber annoying. Uber […]