Parece ser que desde el 1 de febrero los canales de la familia Discovery incluyendo los de Eurosport dejarán de verse por SKY probablemente por un descacuerdo entre la operadora y Discovery. Desde los canales se está informando a los abonados de esto y pidiéndoles que se pongan en contancto con sky por diferentes medios para que alcen la voz. Esto es lo que se puede leer en la web de discovery uk:
What is the situation between Sky and Discovery?
Sky and NOW TV households are at risk of losing Discovery’s channels and shows after 31st January.
Our fans are amongst the most loyal in TV and we have invested significantly to bring world class channels and content to the UK for nearly 30 years.
Our portfolio of 13 channels cater to a wide range of personal tastes and interests from adventure, natural history, science and sports to extraordinary people, families, weddings, and true crime.
All we ask is that Sky pays a fair value for the shows and channels that you love.
Which channels are affected?
From 1st February, 13 channels of our channels may disappear from Sky and NOW TV.
They are; Discovery Channel, TLC, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Quest, DMAX, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Shed, Discovery Science, Discovery History and Home & Health.
Quest will still be available on Freeview, Virgin Media, BT TV and YouView.
What if I am a Virgin Media or BT customer?
This situation only affects Sky and NOW TV customers.
What do I need to do to make sure I can keep watching my Discovery channels?
Sky will listen to their customers. Stand up for the TV you love. Please call them to make your voice heard on 0330 041 4193 and Tweet @SkyHelpTeam or @SkyHelpIreland. Support us on Facebook and Twitter @DiscoveryUK #KeepDiscovery.
Thank you for your support.
Y por parte de Sky, esto es lo que dicen:
We have something for every customer. Drama, documentaries, entertainment, comedy, sports, movies and more.
We have worked really hard for more than a year to get a deal done for our customers with Discovery, so we are disappointed with their misleading claims and aggressive actions. We now feel it’s time to set the record straight. Because despite our differences, we love Discovery too.
We were prepared to pay a fair price for the Discovery and Eurosport channels and invest more in those channels to make them even better for our customers. We have offered hundreds of millions of pounds to Discovery, a $12bn American business, but that wasn’t enough. They asked the Sky Group to pay close to £1bn for their portfolio of channels, many of which are in decline.
Sadly, we have now had to prepare for Discovery to take their channels away from Sky customers, as they have threatened to do. It is Discovery’s choice to do this, not ours. We never left the negotiating table and they haven’t come back to it since they made their threats public this week.
Sky doesn’t boot channels off our platform. If Discovery don’t want their channels to disappear, as their public campaign suggests, they could have made arrangement to stay on Sky, including free to air with advertising funding or with their own subscription, but they’ve chosen not to do so.
Our commitment to our customers is this: We will spend every penny that we were going to pay to Discovery on more and better content that our customers value. This will come from sources around the globe and home grown shows and documentaries from the UK. We will continue to offer customers a huge range of content including hundreds of shows from The History Channel, National Geographic, PBS, Sky Arts and Sky Atlantic, along with more amazing sport on Sky Sports Mix, available to all our customers.
We hope our customers understand that we have been working on their behalf and will always do that. We thank them for their support.
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