Ditching Sky. Best alternative?
Posted: October 4th, 2019, 11:19 pm
I have canceled my Sky subscription as the price was increasing and I wasn't impressed with the Q box or the lack of games for my sports teams. I was getting everything for £35 for two years but it went up to £38 earlier this year and they were about to jump it to £50 until I canceled it.
What is the best alternative in terms of a non-Sky or VM service?
And with streaming devices what do you recommend? Is there a device I can get both Sky Sports and BT Sport on for an extra subscription each month for those months that I might use it?
The only things I really watch are Documentaries especially Nat Geo. Sports. And Business News like CNBC, Bloomberg and FBN.
On Sky I found myself only watching Sky Sports for a few football games and the NFL although my NFL team has only been on there once this year so I had to just make do with the Red Zone on Sky Sports Mix. I subscribed to BT Sport between March and Sept each year for the Aussie Rules.
I think there is going to a lot more cord-cutting in the near future unless the traditional subscription platforms can give better value and transparent pricing.
It would be nice if there could be more competition in terms of platforms in my view which would encourage innovation and help to lower costs for end consumers if for example Virgin Media was competing with a rival cable company in the same area and the same goes for Sky with its Satellite TV platform.
Finally, what is going on with Freesat? I remember when they used to have loads of boxes you could buy but now even the Humax ones are going and it is not known when the replacement Arris ones will be available. Is this service doomed?