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Why No Full Interactive Channels?


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#1 OFFLINE   UKintheUS

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 01:21 PM

The big thing on Sky Digital Satellite in the UK, is Interactive Channels.

13 Interactive Betting/Gambling Channels either via Remote or by Phone.

Avago TV............................Game Network TV
Quiz Nation TV.....................PokerZone TV
Get Lucky TV........................The Poker Channel TV
Sky Vegas Live.....................Vegas 24/7
Jackpot TV............................Big Game TV
Quiz TV.................................Quiz Call
Sky Bet


3 Interactive Sports Channels. Choose the Game or Sport you want to watch. Choose the stats you want to see. Choose your own Camera angle. Choose the commentary. All via your Remote Control.

Sky Sports Xtra
BBC Sport
ITV Sport


7 Interactive Music channels. Choose the Video/Song you want to see. Via Remote or Phone.

The Box
Kiss TV
Smash Hits! TV
Magic
Q
FHM Music TV
The Hits!


3 Interactive News Channels. Choose the Headlines. or Story you want to see. Choose Sports Headlines. Choose to see a story more in depth. Choose the Weather report. Via Remote.

Sky News
Sky Sports News
BBC News 24


And there is more. Dominos, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns and other stores can all be ordered via remote. Play the National Lottery Via remote. Send Text Messages Via remote. The last British General Election you could Vote Via Remote. And ofcourse the PPV events and movies.

When will we get it here?

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#2 OFFLINE   juan ellitinez

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 01:36 PM

We have pc's in the states !!

#3 OFFLINE   KyL416

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 01:41 PM

We used to have some resemblance of that with Wink, but then D* decided to ditch that and replace it with the new DirecTV Active.

As for The Box, it used to be here in the USA until MTV purchased it and merged it with MTV2 in 2001, but D* never carried it.

#4 OFFLINE   greatwhitenorth

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 02:26 PM

Alas, UK, you'll never see gambling channels on the sats I'm afraid. America still has such a strong puritanical streak and a predilection for protecting us from ourselves (see major flame war other thread:lol: ). We just got a slot parlor here in my city (No, haven't been yet), but you would think it was the end of Western Civilazation.:D

#5 OFFLINE   UKintheUS

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:23 PM

We have pc's in the states !!

Funny that they do in Britain to.




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