Monday, 7 January 2008

57 Channels (and nothin' on)


Bruce Springsteen sang that on his 1992 album Human Touch well in 2008 I can safely say with Sky TV that the number of channels has increased but the sentiment hasn't.

For many years we had the full Sky TV premium package, movies, sport and every channel they supply. Then last year we decided that the nearly £50 a month was a bit excessive so decided to ditch the sports pack and can safely say we never missed it. Well this year we have gone the whole hog and ditched the whole thing, as £35 was still too much considering how little we actually watch on it nowadays and what we do watch is available for free.

Interestingly despite them pulling the plug at midnight last night there are still plenty of channels to watch, all the BBC offerings, the ITV offerings (no E4,More4 or Virgin but won't notice them) Film4 and the Zone film channels and numerous others are still available as well as all the radio channels.

It must be said that the majority of TV I do watch nowadays are American premieres via Bit Torrent. Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, The Lost Room are ones that spring to mind.

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