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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3450 on: Aug 29, 2023 at 06:32 PM »
SkyCable is continue to dropped some TV channels this month. This year alone we lost AniPlus and K+ on the channel lineup. And this September, aside from Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild ceases their channels on October 1, before that BBC News will ceased transmission on September 24. BBC News has a great run with Sky since its been in the channel lineup for almost 25 years. So sad that another channel will no longer be on the SkyCable channel lineup. And I don't think Sky will launch new channels soon since PLDT will gonna buy Sky assets and ceases is Cable TV division.

Speaking of PLDT, I have a new theory about buying Sky. Since PLDT owns Cignal if the PCC gonna allow to buy, I think SkyCable TV subscribers will switch Cignal service without switching to a cignal box or installing a Satellite. Just a simple channel scan (or maybe provide us with a Cignal Viewing Card insert to the digibox) and you have Cignal tv channels.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3451 on: Oct 26, 2023 at 02:02 AM »
SkyCable lost money (ever since the ban of ABS-CBN)

Pero:
The removal of Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild was a decision from Walt Disney International mismo (because they want to promote Disney+ throughout Asia-Pacific)

Still regardless:
AFAIK, SkyCable still has the widest channel lineup among all Pay-TV operators here in the country
« Last Edit: Oct 26, 2023 at 02:04 AM by blackcyborg009 »

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3452 on: Nov 02, 2023 at 01:11 PM »
So does this means that without ABS CBN broadcast franchise license, is SkyCable will affect too in the long run?  Is ABS CBN lying to consumers on what the state SkyCable headed? When the company said was business as usual on both Cable TV and Internet when in fact in reality they're losing money, how is that possible?

Also the PCC is now reviewing on the  PLDT takeover of SKY. But the question is, will there be a shakeup in Cignal too especially in the Pay TV industry?

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3453 on: Jan 26, 2024 at 07:51 PM »
With the PCC approving the acquisition by PLDT, SkyCable has posted this advisory announcing the termination of its cable TV service effective February 27, 2024:

“In anticipation of and pursuant to the closing conditions of the PLDT-SKY acquisition deal, SKY will now begin its transition into a dedicated internet service provider.

With this deal, SKY will discontinue its cable TV operations effective February 27, 2024. The final broadcast and sign-off of SKYcable will be on February 26, 2024 at 11:59pm.

Subscribers of cable TV plans may get information on how these developments will affect your service at this site, through our 24/7 messaging platform KYLA or by visiting any of our SKY Zones and business centers.

All SKY Fiber services will continue, and subscribers will be provided with the same level of service and customer experience.

Thank you for your years of support and for making SKYcable a part of your home.”

More info here:

https://www.mysky.com.ph/faqs-skycable
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3454 on: Jan 26, 2024 at 08:27 PM »
lately internet service of Sky has been intermittent

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3455 on: Jan 26, 2024 at 09:22 PM »
Grabe, akala ko lilipat lang account natin sa Cigna, like nung binili ng sky ang destiny. . Hindi pala.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3456 on: Jan 27, 2024 at 04:14 AM »
Most likely in the near future these streaming services will merge into one giant umbrella  or most likely scenario merge themselves with ISPs
« Last Edit: Jan 27, 2024 at 04:16 AM by bashi »

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3457 on: Jan 27, 2024 at 01:28 PM »
So ano options natin? Ang hirap lang kasi na sa youtube lang manood ng local channels, pag nawalan ng internet bigla, walang tv ang parents ko. Mahina rin reception ng antenna sa area namin pag naka- digital tv box…

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3458 on: Jan 27, 2024 at 03:49 PM »
So ano options natin? Ang hirap lang kasi na sa youtube lang manood ng local channels, pag nawalan ng internet bigla, walang tv ang parents ko. Mahina rin reception ng antenna sa area namin pag naka- digital tv box…
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3459 on: Jan 28, 2024 at 01:05 AM »
So ano options natin? Ang hirap lang kasi na sa youtube lang manood ng local channels, pag nawalan ng internet bigla, walang tv ang parents ko. Mahina rin reception ng antenna sa area namin pag naka- digital tv box…

On our main TV, nakakabit ang Cignal box namin via PLDT Fiber Optic internet.
Pero if we get a second TV next year, then magpapakabit ako ng GSAT Satellite Dish para dun.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3460 on: Jan 28, 2024 at 05:40 AM »
"As a token of gratitude for your years of support, we are opening up a selection of SKYcable channels for you and your family to enjoy until Feb 26, 2024 at no additional cost."

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3461 on: Jan 28, 2024 at 07:51 AM »
Skycable's closure is a problem for me too, as my mother only watches Skycable's Chinese Pack channels every day. She already has dementia and alzheimer, so she doesn't know how to manipulate around streaming apps or other devices. Alam lang niya yung Skycable. Also, I already paid the bill for the next 6 months, so have to apply for a refund pa. I expect it to be a hassle.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3462 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 09:10 AM »
Sky Cable, PLDT deal not pushing through

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"ABS-CBN Corporation and PLDT have mutually decided not to proceed with the sale of Sky Cable to PLDT under the Sale and Purchase Agreement signed by and among the parties in March 2023," the company said.

Sky Cable has begun to notify its cable TV subscribers that their cable TV subscriptions can continue.
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3463 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 09:10 AM »


Advisory on SkyCable's official website: https://www.mysky.com.ph/metromanila

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3464 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 09:15 AM »
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3465 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 11:03 AM »
Good news for us, buti di pa ako lumipat sa cignal. Pero ano kaya nangyari at hindi natuloy?

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3466 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 11:57 AM »
^Probably ABS-CBN's financial outlook has improved that they no longer has a need to dispose of it. I think cable tv  fits into their long term plan of eventually getting a broadcasting franchise again. They also have a niche that is hard for others to serve. There are many condos that do not have  optical fiber wiring thus can only support cable internet. Many condos also forbid satellite dishes as these are unsightly.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3467 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 01:41 PM »
my personal experience ng lumipat kami outside Manila bumili kami GMA Affordabox mixed with various streaming services, you won't miss cable tv at all

sa tutuo lang mas mabilis pa balita sa FB 🤣🤣🤣🤣

ang linaw ng reception, I'm not sure if clarity will be affected pag dumami na kapitbahay namin but nasa taas kami ng bundok, in fact tawag sa barangay basketball team namin is Team Taong Gubat 🤣🤣🤣
« Last Edit: Feb 22, 2024 at 01:45 PM by bashi »

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3468 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 03:17 PM »
Buti pa kayo. Kami kasi maraming mataas na bahay kaya hirap ang reception sa room na parents ko. Pero medyo ok sa living room.  Plan ko kung natuloy yung end of skycable, yung antenna sa living room, connect ko sa splitter ng sky tapos derecho sa mga tv sa bahay.
   Meanwhile, nabasa ko online, ayaw daw kunin ng cignal yung ANC ng sky. Conflict sa sarili nila news channel. Kaya pala may nilabas na ANC prestige sa youtube. May bayad na ₱99 per month to watch their content. Pero not worth it for me kasi konti lang naman pinapanood ko doon.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3469 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 03:42 PM »
economically speaking , doesn't make sense to continue with a paid cable subscription with all the options available now

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3470 on: Feb 22, 2024 at 04:19 PM »
matagal-tagal na akong walang cable subscription.  News at sporting events lang naman ang need panoorin ng live if ever.  Ang news, madami na din ang nag livestream.  Sa sporting events naman, very few and far between ang inaabangan ko, usually pag may laban ang Gilas at finals lang siguro ng NBA and I haven't followed the PBA since the late 90s siguro, so it doesn't really make sense to get a monthly subscription.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3471 on: Feb 23, 2024 at 01:17 PM »
Kawawa yung ibang lumipat na sa cignal. Nagrereklamo kung pwede sila mag-back out sa cignal kasi di natuloy yung pagbenta ng sky. May lock-in period yata.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3472 on: Feb 23, 2024 at 02:49 PM »
Kawawa yung ibang lumipat na sa cignal. Nagrereklamo kung pwede sila mag-back out sa cignal kasi di natuloy yung pagbenta ng sky. May lock-in period yata.

Parang ako. I just had Cignal dish installed last Sunday, kasi nga akala ko mawawala na Sky. Mas malinaw HD ng Sky (Cignal has digital "artifacts") and had more HD channels on the same price plan. Now, I have "buyer's remorse". Well, kasalanan din ng Sky, madami rin siguro tulad ko na lumipat na. The only saving grace is that I have NBA and other local basketball channels in HD, plus BBC (na nawala sa Sky).

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3473 on: Feb 23, 2024 at 05:53 PM »
Parang ako. I just had Cignal dish installed last Sunday, kasi nga akala ko mawawala na Sky. Mas malinaw HD ng Sky (Cignal has digital "artifacts") and had more HD channels on the same price plan. Now, I have "buyer's remorse". Well, kasalanan din ng Sky, madami rin siguro tulad ko na lumipat na. The only saving grace is that I have NBA and other local basketball channels in HD, plus BBC (na nawala sa Sky).

buti madali umalis sa sky, sa cignal ang pangit ng experience ko going out.. too bad..

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #3474 on: Feb 24, 2024 at 08:33 AM »
Hindi ko pa na advise ang Sky. Akala ko kasi mag stop operations na lang sila ngayon Feb. 27. But from my experience, madali lang mag pa cable cut sa Sky- sa condo ng son ko, I just called them (tapos na rin yung locked in period). Sana nga may cooling off period ang Cignal kung saan puwede mag back out, haha!