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Sky Sports 3 is given free with Sky Sports 1 because its a use less channel to watch. All that is shown on the channel most of the times is repeats of the same things shown on Sky Sports 1. Sometimes only you had live football when international football was on.
Mostly on the show you would get documentaries on the show or shows that just looked in to the lives of the people in sport. It did not just fit in well as being a good sports channel at all and Sky give it for free because they know its use less.
I remember tuning in to the channel at 7 o clock at one point and nothing was on to watch. They just had a blank screen so that just showed this channel shuts early at times because they do not know what to show on it. Some WWE wrestling repeats at times were shown on the show but not much else was seen on the show.
Do not ever get tricked by Sky telling you that you will get Sky Sports 3 as a bonus. That is just a trick to make you buy the package with them, this channel should be on freeview for people on the entertainment package. What good use does Sky Sports 3 have even these days?Their is nothing on the show to watch for us sports viewers hardly expect documentaries mostly!
I remember the days that I had terrestrial TV. Back in those dark, dismal days, I watched about as much sport as a mole with a passion for curling! In other words I could not watch much. That is not because I chose to watch none, but that I could not. Then we got Sky, and along with all the sports channels you could want. There are 5 sports channels in total for sky (1,2,3,extra and .com), I never really know which one I am watching, I just choose the one with the best sport on it. Having so many sports channels means that there is usually something worthy of watching. If you have not converted to the sky side, then you may not have witnessed the brilliance onf being able to watch sport, whenever you like. It really is brilliant. I do not think I watch much terrestrial sport TV anymore, lets face it, Grandstand is useless, and channel 3 and 4 are not much better. With Sky, you get usually 3 Premiership matches a week, at least 4 other Division matches and usually cup matches as well. And that is just football. As well as football, the 5 sports channels show mainly cricket, rugby, golf, athletics and all of the other popular sports. They even show a squash program once a week for enthusiasts like me. I am sorry, but if you are a sports enthusiast then you should have Sky sports, if you do not, then you are not a sports enthusiasts. Ok, that is slightly harsh. Many people can not afford Sky so they can not get the sport. However if I could, I would not pay the TV license, and only watch sky. I am not sure of the exact price, because we pay it all together, however I think the sky package (with sports) is about £18 a month. Ok, Sky Sports is not perfect though. It does have it downfalls. It is riddled with advertisements (especially in golf coverage), and this lets it down alot, especially considering it is a pay channel. Also, to take up viewing time, the chats before live matches are exc
eedingly long. Some matches, such as Internationals have 1.5 hours of chat. That is rediculous and unnecessery. If you like to watch sports, then you will certainly feel that there is not enough on terrestrial. So I ceratainly advise getting the Sports Sky package (and the movie one too as that is good too, read my review on that too!). The SKY really is the limit for sports related TV.
I've already given my opinion about Sky Sports coverage in general (check out my reviews of Sky Sports 1 & 2). Sky Sports 3 is more of a bonus channel than anything else. They only broadcast for 12 hours a day, from midday to midnight and there are very few major events shown on the channel. They tend to use it for times when there are lots of events taking place at the same time. The rest of the time it shows repeats or 'alternative sports' like seniors golf. Like I said before, if you're serious about your sports, subscribe to Sky Sports 1 and 2 and then you'll get Sky Sports 3 thrown in for nothing. Can't say fairer than that. I'm not 100% sure how much the sports package is on it's own as I buy the full package for £32 a month. Whatever, it's worth it.
I, think this channel is a bit of an extra where sky make it up by showing extreme sports, or sports which do not get much coverage. This channel has alot of Speedway on, which is good for people who like it but don't watch it often as the other t.v. channels do not show it. My dad likes this channel alot, because they are the main channels for showing county cricket, and highlights of test criket. But, in my book i do not rate this channel, it shows sports that i don't like, but i guess someone must like American Football, and Basketball.
Sky Sports 3 isn’t worth the paper it’s wrote on. It only really works for 12 hours a day and mainly shows repeats of the rugby and golf. In the morning it has hundreds of episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine which we really paid £30 a month to watch and when it comes on it has the worst TV programs a sports viewer could want to watch. It’s a bit like Sky Sports News where you see what was on Sky Sports 1 and 2 yesterday. The only good thing is that it has a lot of rugby on which is unfortunate to say but true, a dying sport taken over with the billionaire sports such as football and golf (soon to be). Sky sports 3 needs to be changed soon or people are going to be fed up paying for a channel that isn’t needed.
Available to most of the UK via terrestrial signal and analogue, Sky Digital this channel is quite good which has surprised me. The programming is very good especially on an evening for example I usually watch the Nine O Clock movie, which is usually a premier for a terrestrial channel. I have to admit that I watch this channel through the Digibox, as the picture quality is crap via terrestrial here in East Cleveland. Fort Boyard is one programme CH5 made which is very good as well as some consumer and nature programmes. If you want a good movie to watch for free the watch this channel