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Solution to F1 on Sky

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Chris Hempsall, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. Hi all, as I've read in the other thread, this new TV deal has not gone down very well, and rightly so.

    Anyway, I think I have somewhat of a solution. Not ideal, but it allows our fellow fans to watch their favourite sport without having to secure a loan on the house.

    I am a subscriber of sky sports anyway, as I watch various other sports. Sky subscribers also have access to an online service called sky player. (skyplayer.sky.com) which is also available on Xbox, although not sure about PS3. Anyway, I will be watching the races on TV, and will happily (and privately) give another member of the forum, preferably someone I'm familiar with, someone in my league for example my username and password for sky player. So I can watch it on TV and a non sky subscriber can still watch the race either online or on a console

    This could mean a lot of people watching the race that would otherwise miss out, which means a healthier F1 and a healthier RD forum.

    This solution does require a degree of trust, but I'm sure I know a few people on here that I wouldn't mind giving my password to so they can watch the F1.
  2. this could work but if you give them your password for Sky Go (Sky Player) on pc then they've also got access to your email account aswell and once they know your password they can use it whenever they like if they're that type of person. Also they would have to activate their pc with the account (you can only have 4 pc's, 1 xbox and 1 ps3 on they account at any one time)
  3. Very true, as I said it does require trust. I would only be willing to give my password to people I feel I could trust. Most probably someone in my league, or someone I have had a forum discussion with before and seems responsible and mature. And anyway, if anyone does abuse the trust I can always announce on the forum and thats that person excluded from any future offers by someone else. They'll have to pay for it themselves.
  4. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Yeah it's a risky tactic, but you would have to be a sick a twisted _____ to do anything bad on your profile after letting them watch F1 on your XBOX.
  5. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada

    Chris, it is very risky, because then one day that guy can't watch the race because he's travelling but he has a friend that can, so he doesn't harm anybody if he gives the password to his buddy. Then this guy knows it and has a friend...
  6. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium

    Unfortunately it is against the Sky Go/Player Ts&Cs.Thread closed.
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