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Microsoft and Sky's Official Xbox Sky Player Price Plan & Channel Listing Announced

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If you've been sat here for the past week praying that the rumoured price and channel listing we posted last week for the Sky Player on your Xbox was no more than a superficial rumour, then let me be the first to break the bad news.

With the Sky Player hitting the UK today, Microsoft and Sky today released the price plan for their service and to say the pricing is a little inflated is a bit of an understatement.

Check out all the plans/pricing/channel listing below. Then to see how absurd they are, head on over to see the original Sky price plans here. My personal favourite, for the top package on the Xbox, you can go to Sky, pay £7 more and get free broadband, free phone, Sky HD and a crapload more channels. Just saying.

Oh, and you need to be an Xbox Live Gold Member as well. Hey, if you have Sky Multiroom or Sky Broadband, at least you can get it free.

The Subscription Plan and Channel Listing Breakdown

Non– Sky TV customers will require a monthly subscription which starts at £15 per month to Sky Player’s Base Entertainment Pack, customers who want watch Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, ESPN and Sky Movie channels will be able to add these channels to their Base Entertainment Pack for an additional cost.  In addition to the live channels, customers will also have access to on-demand programmes from channels they subscribe to.   

Customers with Sky Multiroom or Sky Broadband Unlimited subscriptions are additionally able to access live channels for no extra charge. Customers who do not have subscriptions to Sky Broadband Unlimited or Sky Multiroom are still able to access the live channels by taking an online Sky Player multiroom subscription for £5 per month.

ENTERTAINMENT PACK CHANNELS:

G.O.L.D., Sky Real Lives, Sky Arts 1, MTV ONE, Sky Sports News, British Eurosport, ESPN Classic, Sky News, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, History, Eden, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Nick Jr

SPORT PACK CHANNELS:

Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports XTRA + All sports video on demand programmes

MOVIES PACK CHANNELS:

Sky Movies Screen 1 and Screen 2 + Hundreds of movies from these channels to watch on demand.

ESPN can be added to any pack for additional cost.

Internet only subscription:
Entertainment Pack

G.O.L.D., Sky Real Lives, Sky Arts 1, MTV ONE, Sky Sports News, British Eurosport, ESPN Classic, Sky News, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, History, Eden, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Nick Jr - £15 (cost per month) - £27 (cost with ESPN).

Sport
 
Entertainment Pack + Single Sports Channel - Entertainment pack + Sky Sports Xtra and the choice of either Sky Sports 1 or Sky Sports 2 - £25(cost per month) - £34 (cost with ESPN).

Entertainment Pack + Dual Sports Channels - Entertainment pack + Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports Xtra - £34 (cost per month) - £43 (cost with ESPN).

Movies
 
Entertainment Pack + Single Movies Channel - Entertainment pack + Sky Movies Screen 1 or Sky Movies Screen 2 - £24(cost per month) - £36 (cost with ESPN).

Entertainment Pack + Dual Movies Channels - Entertainment pack + Sky Movies Screen 1 and Sky Movies Screen 2 - £32(cost per month) - £44 (cost with ESPN).
 
Sport & Movies
 
Entertainment Pack + Single Movies Channel + Single Sports channel - Entertainment pack + Sky Movies Screen 1 or Sky Movies Screen 2 and the choice of either Sky Sports 1 or Sky Sports 2, with Sky Sports Xtra - £33 (cost per month) - £42 (cost with ESPN).
 
Entertainment Pack + Dual Sports Channels + Single Movies Channel - Entertainment pack + Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports Xtra and Sky Movies Screen 1 or Sky Movies Screen 2 - £38 (cost per month) - £47 (cost with ESPN).

Entertainment Pack + Dual Movies Channels + Single Sports Channel - Entertainment pack + Sky Movies Screen 1 and Sky Movies Screen 2 and Sky Movies Screen 1 or Sky Movies Screen 2 -  £38 (cost per month) - £47 (cost with ESPN). 
 
Full channel pack – including all sports and movie channels

Entertainment pack + Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 3, Sky Sports Xtra and Sky Movies Screen 1 & Sky Movies Screen 2 -  £41 (cost per month) - £50 (cost with ESPN). 

Retail Bundle:

A special Sky Player Retail bundle pack will be available in stores from October 27th available to existing and new Xbox 360 consumers:

Pack contents:
• 1 Month Sky Player Subscription (Sky Sports Pack)
• Media Remote
• 3 Month Gold Membership Subscription Card

Pricing:
• Pack ERP: £29.99




 
 

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