Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
04-08-2009, 16:07   #1
ejmaztec
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Fecktov away from Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 22,542
No more DW-TV on Sky/Astra

With DW-TV disappearing from the Sky epg, and then not being available as an "Other channel", I contacted DW-TV to ask them what happened.

Nice to know that Sky is up to its usual tricks, and still trying to put the squeeze on everybody. I wonder what kind of money they were arguing about.




email from DW-TV:

Thank you for your great interest in DW-TV.

Despite intensive negotiations with Sky Channel no agreement was achieved concerning the further broadcast of DW-TV. Therefore the TV program of Deutsche Welle can no longer be received via Sky Channel.

DW-TV continues to be available as live stream on the internet and direct to home via the satellite HOTBIRD 8.

We thank you once again for your interest and hope that you will be able to use one of the alternative solutions.

With kind regards,

Franziska Sacher

DEUTSCHE WELLE
Kundenservice / Customer Service
53110 Bonn
T +49 228- 429-3243
F +49 228- 429-154000
Franziska.Sacher@dw-world.de
ejmaztec is offline  
Advertisement
04-08-2009, 16:15   #2
Mossy Monk
Registered User
 
Mossy Monk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 27,232
DW did not pay their bills? If this is the case then what tricks were Sky up to?
Mossy Monk is offline  
04-08-2009, 16:31   #3
ejmaztec
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Fecktov away from Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 22,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mossy Monk View Post
DW did not pay their bills? If this is the case then what tricks were Sky up to?
The usual one of trying to get more money for the Murdoch family.


DW-TV is not the kind of organisation that doesn't pay its bills. Sky was obviously trying to negotiate a higher figure, but instead got nothing.
ejmaztec is offline  
04-08-2009, 16:45   #4
Mossy Monk
Registered User
 
Mossy Monk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 27,232
Quote:
Originally Posted by ejmaztec View Post
Sky was obviously trying to negotiate a higher figure, but instead got nothing.
You don't know that though do you.
Mossy Monk is offline  
04-08-2009, 17:30   #5
ejmaztec
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Fecktov away from Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 22,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mossy Monk View Post
You don't know that though do you.

OK, Sky could have been asking for less, but DW-TV insisted on them having more, on the grounds that they felt sorry for all of the little starving Murdochs. Negotiations probably broke down because the Murdochs were too proud to take charity.
ejmaztec is offline  
Advertisement
04-08-2009, 18:16   #6
Mike 1972
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 7,929
Why does DW_TV have to deal with "Sky channel"

Could they not go directly to SES or Eurobird
Mike 1972 is offline  
04-08-2009, 19:29   #7
Kensington
Registered User
 
Kensington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,269
DW-TV were being uplinked on the RTE transponder, 43 @ 10.744GHz, were they not? Sky pay for the transponder leasing costs on TP43 (in return for RTE being encrypted and part of a sky subscription package) so obviously DW-TV had some sort of uplink/carriage agreement with Sky which must have recently ceased, hence them disappearing off it.
Kensington is offline  
04-08-2009, 20:28   #8
ejmaztec
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Fecktov away from Cloud Cuckoo Land
Posts: 22,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kensington View Post
DW-TV were being uplinked on the RTE transponder, 43 @ 10.744GHz, were they not? Sky pay for the transponder leasing costs on TP43 (in return for RTE being encrypted and part of a sky subscription package) so obviously DW-TV had some sort of uplink/carriage agreement with Sky which must have recently ceased, hence them disappearing off it.
Yes, as was mentioned in the DW-TV email, they obviously couldn't agree on a renewal figure so parted company.
ejmaztec is offline  
05-08-2009, 00:27   #9
easkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 178
DW TV

Hope they go FTA ON Astra 28. It is a great channel and gives you
another point of view

Still on 19E
easkey is offline  
Advertisement
05-08-2009, 08:39   #10
watty
Registered User
 
watty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: The Research Station
Posts: 31,388
The uplink is RTE's not Sky's
watty is offline  
Thanks from:
06-08-2009, 16:04   #11
AlanB29
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1
Sky's reply received today

Nowt to do with us gov...........


Dear Alan
Thanks for your email about DW-TV.
Unfortunately, this channel ceased broadcasting on Monday 3rd August. This decision was taken by the channel themselves.
Kind regards
Angela Hart
Viewer Relations
AlanB29 is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet