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  • BarryS14
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    Hello Everyone. Does anyone know if their are plans to launch Sky News in the US on DirecTV? Since DirecTV, SKY, Fox News Channel, and SKY News are all own by News Corp. the parent company, it would seem logical to add Sky News for getting our international news. I’ve read in another post where Fox News was blocking Sky News from being launched in the US. I know Fox News Channel is on SKY so why couldn’t SKY be on DirecTV? Maybe News Corp. is waiting for our DirecTV Active service to launch sometime in June. Then SKY News could be added on. DirecTV already has SKY TG 24 which is the Italian version of SKY News but you have to pay an additional USD 9.99/month GBP 5.25/month.

    Cheers.

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    PJMulholland
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    I’m sure FOX will try to block its launch for as long as possible.

    I think it is working on the principle that “ignorance is bliss” for its viewers.

    :rolleyes:

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    Daved2424
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    PJMulholland+Jun 2 2005, 12:56 AM–>(PJMulholland @ Jun 2 2005, 12:56 AM)
    I’m sure FOX will try to block its launch for as long as possible.

    I think it is working on the principle that “ignorance is bliss” for its viewers.

    :rolleyes:

    You are a moron. Sky News is already available in the US. As to which platforms it is on I am unsure.

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    HBox
    HBox
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    I was actually under the impression that Sky News was blocked from launching in the US by Fox News, several media websites support this. However, that was a few years ago, and Sky may now be available over there, but I doubt very widely.

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    Tippguy
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    as far as i no sky were only blocked setting up a sky news usa. why would any of the us stations want to block sky news uk. its not really competion

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    PJMulholland
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    daved2424+Jun 2 2005, 12:41 PM–>(daved2424 @ Jun 2 2005, 12:41 PM)

    PJMulholland+Jun 2 2005, 12:56 AM–>(PJMulholland @ Jun 2 2005, 12:56 AM)
    I’m sure FOX will try to block its launch for as long as possible.

    I think it is working on the principle that “ignorance is bliss” for its viewers.

    :rolleyes:

    You are a moron. Sky News is already available in the US. As to which platforms it is on I am unsure.

    Please, I am all ears! Tell us where it is available and we shall see just who the “moron” is. :rolleyes:

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    Daved2424
    daved2424
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    PJMulholland+Jun 3 2005, 01:45 AM–>(PJMulholland @ Jun 3 2005, 01:45 AM)

    daved2424+Jun 2 2005, 12:41 PM–>(daved2424 @ Jun 2 2005, 12:41 PM)

    PJMulholland+Jun 2 2005, 12:56 AM–>(PJMulholland @ Jun 2 2005, 12:56 AM)
    I’m sure FOX will try to block its launch for as long as possible.

    I think it is working on the principle that “ignorance is bliss” for its viewers.

    :rolleyes:

    You are a moron. Sky News is already available in the US. As to which platforms it is on I am unsure.

    Please, I am all ears! Tell us where it is available and we shall see just who the “moron” is. :rolleyes:

    I am calling you a moron and quoting what you have said, and in that quote you do not mention Sky News being available in the US. So it is far to say that I am calling you a moron from what I have quoted you as saying. I then go on to talk about Sky News being available in the US. I have already answered this, but mistakenly in the wrong thread:

    http://skynewscentre.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=905

    I was trying to find out exactly where Sky News is available, but to no avail. One website quotes: “During 2003, plans to offer Sky News in the US were under consideration, but have since been dropped… Sky News is also available on satellite in Africa, the Middle East and India, while a sister service, Sky News Australia, is available in Australia and New Zealand.” But I know this list is not definiative as it is also available in places such as Italy and Cyprus. So as to it being available in the US, I am actually unsure.

    Source: http://www.answers.com/topic/sky-news

    So a small error on my part as opposed to just pure ignorance on yours from reading your other posts.

    Sky News output is however taken by Bloomberg in the US, but I can’t remember what they do with it.

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    PJMulholland
    PJMulholland
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    daved2424+Jun 3 2005, 06:16 PM–>(daved2424 @ Jun 3 2005, 06:16 PM)
    I am calling you a moron and quoting what you have said, and in that quote you do not mention Sky News being available in the US. So it is far to say that I am calling you a moron from what I have quoted you as saying. I then go on to talk about Sky News being available in the US. I have already answered this, but mistakenly in the wrong thread:

    I have a hard time understanding what all these obtuse ramblings are getting at, but it seems fairly clear that I said there was no Sky News channel distributed in the US, you insulted me based on that remark, and it was shown to be correct.

    Now…do you care to apologise? :rolleyes:

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    Daved2424
    daved2424
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    I did not insult you based on that remark because you hadn’t, at the time, made it before I insulted you!

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    PJMulholland
    PJMulholland
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    daved2424+Jun 3 2005, 07:33 PM–>(daved2424 @ Jun 3 2005, 07:33 PM)
    I did not insult you based on that remark because you hadn’t, at the time, made it before I insulted you!

    Come again?

    I said Fox would/had block a launch at about 1am on the 2nd June. You replied -with the full quote – about 12 hours later, and insulted me.
    What have I missed?

    #24882 Reply
    NEWSBOY2
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    Well if you know the right know how you could properly access an illegal feed through a satellite. My uni gets BBC World although its officially not suppose to be “available for uk viewers”. But in terms of legal broadcast Sky isn?t available in the USA ? as already been said.

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