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#1 Bleep1673

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:17 PM

From October 30th (ie, this Wednesday) Sky Text will shut down.


Now I can't comment for other people, but this used to be my first port of call for Superleague/Championship news, and American sports too, like NHL/MLB/NFL, now we are having to pump our computers up just to find results.


Has anyone spoken to Sky about this? Is this a direct link because Sky have taken over O2 Broadband & want us to use BBand to access their results service?


They say that we can still get results & news via ch 405 Sky Sports News, but I don't want to spend 3/4 of an hour watching football news for a brief newsflash about Rugby League or read a tag line about NHL, and even then we can just see a "Breaking News" flash about a RL story, and then they go to a Ad break.


Any comments? No, didn't think so. British to the end.

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#2 Futtocks

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:21 PM

Sky text disappeared from Freeview (along with Sky Sports News) a long time ago, as did ITV digital text. only the BBC remains, and with a much-reduced service.ITV text used to be good for Rugby League - better than BBC anyway.


It's just not seen as a cost-effective use of manpower to maintain a text system as well as a website, I suppose.

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#3 MrPosh

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 02:23 PM

<p>I tend to find <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet">this</a> to be quite good for that kind of thing.</p>
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#4 Bomballey

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 05:55 AM

If you've got an iPhone it's quick to flick into sportinglife.com for any sport. It contains almost the same news content & results as sky text. I know what you mean though. Sky text was like a comfortable pair of slippers....

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