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Wouldn't it be nice if Sky et al....

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vampirequeen Fri 27-Mar-20 08:43:10

It's just been announced that PornHub has made their premium viewing free for the duration. Now I'm not suggesting that we all watch porn and I'm hoping this doesn't turn into a porn discussion.

It just set me to thinking that if a porn site can do that why don't Sky, Netflix et al open their channels to everyone during the duration rather than advertising upgrade/takeup opportunities. I can't help thinking they're seeing lockdown as a profit opportunity and no one should be profiting from this crisis.

GrannyGravy13 Fri 27-Mar-20 08:51:38

I think they have “frozen payments” on some of their channels already including Sports and live events.

vampirequeen Fri 27-Mar-20 11:32:40

It's not the same as opening them to all. They could easily stream them so that more people could access them. Would be good for those who are relying on the TV during isolation or lockdown.

CherryCezzy Fri 27-Mar-20 12:00:59

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CherryCezzy Fri 27-Mar-20 12:06:29

Oops! !!
I think you have a very good point vampirequeen. Sky announced a few weeks ago that despite live sports events being cancelled the subscription was remaining the same. At the very minimum I think they should now only charge 10% of their normal price since everything is a repeat. It is a total rip off and yes I also agree it's profiteering.

TwiceAsNice Fri 27-Mar-20 12:49:58

I’ve had an email recently to say my tele subscription plus phone/internet connection is going up another £4 in April. It has already nearly doubled in the last year. There is little choice in internet connection here and tele package is one of my few “luxuries” As I am on a limited income I might try and have the “dreaded phone conversation” and see if it can be reduced at all. I seriously doubt it, profit is all!