Re: Sky and its parent company News Corp
I couldn't agree more.
Give up Sky / Virgin: ~£200+ p.a.
Give up your TV: £145.50 p.a.
With that combo you can watch pretty much whatever you want on the catch-up services.
Get out and play some sports instead of just watching them.
Listening to the radio instead of watching TV allows you to do something else at the same time.
There's always something like LoveFilm if you want to watch films on demand, or a bricks&mortar equivalent.
By giving up your TV and also installing decent ad-blocking software (like AdMuncher) you'll also dramatically reduce the number of adverts you watch. This is likely to affect your general spending habits positively.
We've not owned a TV in over eight years and I'm convinced that it's played a big part in keeping us and our children sane.