Sky Box Office Reviews
Product Type: Sky TV channels
Description:Sky Box Office is the name of BSkyB's Pay Per View (PPV) system. It shows movies and occasionally sporting events. As ... more
Sky Box Office ... of 2005, it has 52 'screens', Sky having recently closed 8 additional screens to save bandwidth for their HDTV services. Sky Box Office launched on 16th March 1996 on Sky Analogue. At the time it carried mainly sporting events, such as major boxing fights. The first of these was Frank Bruno's WBC World Heavyweight Championship defence against Mike Tyson. Initially events were ordered by telephone, either on the day of broadcast for £14.95 or in advance at a reduced price of £9.99. Ordering an event charged the viewer's card with a token which, in conjunction with the VideoCrypt system, unlocked the broadcast. The charge would be levied unless the viewer cancelled prior to broadcast, or returned the viewing card as proof that the event hadn't been watched.
Newest Review: ... watch it once ( or at least its that way on my normal Sky box, not sure about Sky+ or Sky HD ) The films are good. They are quiet new and are good for a night in, if you are bored at home at night time and cant go out or don't want to, you don't have to! You can just get it straight from the box. The only thing is, if you like some older films (like me), you can't get them. They only play ... more
Customer Sky Box Office Reviews (33)
by - written on 12/06/11 (Very useful, 103 readings)
Sky box office is a paid service from Sky. It has a okay range of films, but it could be better. The standard price for a film is around £3.99, this is a fairly reasonably priced for recent and new films. Sky have put this service on every Sky box, although you have to pay its a clever idea, you don't have to buy it from the shop, although you can only watch it once ( or at least its that way on my normal Sky box, not sure about Sky+ or Sky HD ) The films are good. They are quiet new and are good for a night in, if you are bored at home at night time and cant go out or don't want to, you don't have to! You can just get it straight from the box. The only ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/01/10 (Very useful, 484 readings)
Sky Box Office is a service that seems to become more and more redundant with each passing year. With the proliferation of Internet streams and the ability to watch entire films and live sporting events at a moment's notice, why would anyone pay Sky's exorbitant prices? Back in the day, it was a great idea, and I remember in 1997, my parents paid the £3-4 it was for me to watch the new Star Trek film at the time, and it was more convenient for them than going out and renting it. However, it is ever-increasingly showing up as a product of its time, and feels very much stuck in the past, with its "show times" and "screens" giving the feel of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/09/09 (Very useful, 634 readings)
Being a huge boxing fan has left out of pocket on many occasions and not to help matters is the PPV (pay Per View) service offered by Sky on Sky Box Office. In the USA boxing has been a PPV sport for quite a while for some of the huge mega fights over there on both HBO and Showtime's PPV services, in fact fighters can be signed to one of the networks who then control the fighters future fights almost as much, if not more so than their own manager. Though in the UK boxing had generally been on ITV and BBC until quite recently then Sky picked it up with the rise of fighters like Naseem Hamed and Chris Eubank in the 1990's. Later on Sky realised customers that we're already Read the complete review
by - written on 17/12/08 (Useful, 784 readings)
As a movie lover I have to say that a subscription to Sky Movies is very important to me. I am currently signed up on a special offer where I am paying £5 per month for their full range of movies. I have also on occasion paid for a Sky Box Office movie, although I try not to do this too often. At the moment it costs over £3 to pay to watch a movie, whilst special events such as pay-per-view concerts and wrestling matches cost a lot more. Personally I prefer to wait a few months until I can see them on the Sky Movies channels for a lot cheaper. Having said that there are a lot of good movies available on the Sky Box Office channels. If you don't want ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/10/08 (Useful, 698 readings)
I have only used Sky Box Office a number of times. Purely because if my friends and I are having a night in and had a little bit to drink we cant drive to buy or rent the dvd we are wanting to watch. It costs £3 per film and it automatically gets put on your monthly bill, thats fine by me but if you are wanting to watch more than one film you might aswell upgrade you sky package for near enough the same price. Sky state you can tape the film but when i tried it came up with an error so i rang customer serive. They informed me that there is some kind of block which prevents me from taping it. So why give out false information??? The films on box office are ... Read the complete review
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Some nature programmes in HD along with Champions League Football.
Only 2 HD channel and access to bucket loads of trash and filth.
Has different variety to Sky Sports
Too much amateur footage
Great Logo, It's from Leeds, Erm is James Whales still on?
It's rubbishIt's part of ITVIt's really rubbish, honest
The fantastic graphics
A good selection of classic drama with a selection of films
Very little new production