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to ask you to sign this petition for subtitles on Sky On Demand?

(32 Posts)
drivenfromdistraction Wed 23-Apr-14 10:08:22

Sky have disabled subtitles on their On Demand service. Someone (I don't know them) is pushing this petition for Sky to buck up and sort out the subtitles.

As someone with hearing loss, I depend on subtitles for any audio. If companies are not pushed to provide it, they won't bother, and a big swathe of people like me will be excluded from a lot of content. It would be great if you would support this.

petition for Sky subtitles

OddBoots Wed 23-Apr-14 18:26:13

Signed. It sounds like they used to have them and then removed them so they can't argue that it's not possible.

It's amazing how many of us who have full hearing like the subs on.

drivenfromdistraction Thu 24-Apr-14 08:30:45

It is certainly possible. I too find it infuriating that iplayer, Amazon, Sky On Demand etc. etc. all barely do subtitles. It should be mandatory - there are legal requirements for terrestrial programming, but because the law doesn't include digital (presumably it wasn't thought of at the time) they don't bother.

Slainte Thu 24-Apr-14 08:49:57


AmyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 24-Apr-14 10:14:23

Hi there,

We've just moved this to our petitions board.

drivenfromdistraction Thu 24-Apr-14 12:01:27

I didn't know there was one! Okay, thanks smile

drivenfromdistraction Fri 25-Apr-14 10:32:15

one more bump

JDanjoux Sat 04-Apr-15 17:28:44


I'm the petition creator, I have just come across this forum and saw it on Google search results.

I just want to say a big thank you to @drivenfromdistraction You've certainly attracted a lot of members to sign the petition.

Thanks all,


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