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Petitioning BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky

Include the Green Party in the TV Leaders' Debates ahead of the 2015 General Election.

It has been announced that the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage has been invited to join the leaders debates on national TV before next year's general election. However Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, has been excluded from these debates. UKIP has just gained its first MP; the Greens have had an MP (Caroline Lucas) for 4 years. The Green Party beat the Liberal Democrats in the 2014 European Elections and is polling neck-and-neck with them in General Election opinion polls. In May 2014 more than 1.2 million people voted Green - more than 150,000 more than voted Liberal Democrat. Natalie Bennett has just as much a right to be on that panel as the men. Apparently it’s too “messy” to have too many candidates in a TV debate.  By excluding a party with a female leader, we are sending a clear message to the public — politics is still an old boys club.

Robyn Meadwell
280,376 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Sky

Enable subtitles for On Demand

My name is Jamie, I’m 17 years old, and I have severe hearing loss in both ears.  Like you, I enjoy watching the latest must-see TV show. Whether it’s Game of Thrones or this week’s episodes of Eastenders, I want to be part of the conversations that all of my friends are having. However, as a Sky customer, I’m always missing out. Like most people with hearing loss, I rely on subtitles that show us what’s being said on screen and what other viewers can hear. Without them, it’s just moving pictures to me. There are more than 10million of us in the UK yet, despite being the UK’s biggest television subscription provider, Sky’s On Demand and Sky Go services, as well as their box sets, are completely inaccessible to us, because they have no subtitles. People with hearing loss want to be able to watch what they want, when they want, how they want – just like everyone else. I feel angry and upset that my disability doesn’t matter to Sky. It’s unacceptable that they are denying people who have a hearing loss access to the same level of entertainment as hearing people. That’s called discrimination under the Equality Act, which states that people with hearing loss shouldn’t get a poorer service due to their disability. Worse still, we’re paying more than £250 a year for a service that we can’t fully use. This isn't fair. Sky have replied to this petition in the past saying that they are ‘exploring how to address this gap’. This simply isn't good enough. Customers have been raising this issue since 2011, but it’s still not a priority for Sky. They won’t even state a timeframe for getting this sorted out. Sky have even told some customers with hearing loss that, because Catch up TV is given ‘free’ to customers, it doesn't matter that it’s not accessible! I find this insulting to people with hearing loss. It’s the 21st century and the technology is available to ensure content on Sky’s On Demand services can have subtitles, just like on their ‘traditional’ channels such as Sky News and Sky One. I simply want the same service as everyone else. Please help me to get Sky to improve their service for people with hearing loss.   We have now declared a 'victory' on this petition and I'd like to thank you for your support for the petition and that it has now paid off.  Sky TV have announced they will be subtitling at least 80 percent of On Demand content, we are hopeful this will be even higher in the next year.  Sky have also promised to make their online services such as Sky Go, Sky apps and NowTV more accessible, I will be keeping on top of these developments and ensure that they are subtitled.  Once again, thank you all very much for your input and support. Jamie. 

Jamie Danjoux
27,809 supporters
Petitioning RAI Fiction

IL FRONTE ITALIANO durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale: la serie televisiva

"LA PRIMA GUERRA MONDIALE È NOIOSA E NON INTERESSA A NESSUNO!" È questo il ritornello che da quasi un anno mi sento ripetere dai produttori di Milano, Roma e Venezia quando vado a proporre il mio progetto di una serie televisiva sulla Grande Guerra: IL FRONTE ITALIANO Ma veramente a nessuno importa di conoscere le vicende di Francesco Baracca e di Nazario Sauro, di Armando Diaz e di Luigi Cadorna, oppure quelle di Ottavio Bottecchia, di Ernest Hemingway e di Erwin Rommel? Proprio a nessuno interessa sapere della Battaglia di Caporetto, di quella del Solstizio o di quella di Vittorio Veneto? O sapere cos'è successo sul Fiume Isonzo, sul Monte Grappa o sul Piave, il "Fiume Sacro alla Patria"? Forse che i nostri Alpini, Bersaglieri, Aviatori, meritano di essere dimenticati? Se a te invece importa, ti chiedo di aiutarmi e di farti sentire. Firma questa petizione indirizzata alla RAI, a Sky, a Netflix ed agli altri maggiori produttori italiani ed europei. Siamo nel periodo del centenario: ho bisogno di te adesso! Giacomo Dal Negro

Giacomo Dal Negro
8,851 supporters
Petitioning Sky

#SaveAsia

Roma, 7 Settembre 2018 A chi di competenza e a tutti gli interessati, Al netto di tutte le polemiche che in queste ultime settimane hanno visto Asia Argento al centro del mirino, vorremmo provare a fare un discorso costruttivo mettendo da parte ogni italico moralismo e gossip pruriginoso che - attraverso un linciaggio mediatico promosso in primo luogo dagli haters di professione che popolano il web - hanno finito per distorcere pesantemente i fatti e inasprire i toni oltre ogni misura accettabile, strumentalizzando in modo molto pericoloso la reputazione di un'artista - di seguito, Asia Argento - che sicuramente non merita un simile trattamento. Al momento non esistono indagini aperte né pende alcuna condanna - non a Roma, non a New York, non a Los Angeles - nei confronti di Asia Argento. La questione è al contrario molto spinosa, molto cavillosa, molto complessa, rispetto alla quale noi telespettatori comuni vogliamo sospendere e rinviare il giudizio - ché semplicemente non ci compete, e non ci deve competere.  Eppure il web, nel giro di qualche minuto, nei giorni del massacro, aveva già emesso il suo impietoso verdetto, e Sky Italia - non certo la Rai della Democrazia Cristiana, non certo gli Stati Uniti di Harry Truman o l'Unione Sovietica di Chruščëv - ha deciso di assecondare la voce del popolo: Asia Argento è stata epurata in quattro e quattr'otto e nascosta sotto il tappeto - come se si trattasse di un criminale di Guerra, colpevole certa, lettera scarlatta a vita. All'indomani dalla messa in onda della prima puntata di X Factor 12, però, qualcosa sembra essere cambiato. Il coro in difesa di Asia Argento sembra oggi levarsi plenario e assoluto. Il popolo si è espresso unanime: "vogliamo che Asia Argento resti!" - si legge in queste ore più o meno da tutte le parti. Si, è davvero tutto molto surrealista.  Alla luce dell'onda di entusiasmo e di questa nuova stima professionale nei confronti della violentemente calunniata Argento, anche e soprattutto proveniente dai detrattori della prima ora, chiediamo a gran voce che Sky Italia, in particolar modo nella persona del Direttore delle Produzioni Originali di Sky, Nils Hartmann, possa considerare di rivedere le recenti prese di posizione dell'azienda che rappresenta.  Sarebbe una bella occasione per Sky Italia di riaffermare la propria identità di network giovane, libero, indipendente e sperimentale. Che non è certo - e mai dovrebbe essere - schiavo dei capricci e dei giustizialismi dei propri abbonati. Che facesse ammenda ed ammettesse di aver temuto il furor di popolo. Quello stesso popolo che invece, oggi, grida allo scandalo e chiede a gran voce che, mutatis mutandis, Asia Argento rimanga a X Factor; Che lanciasse invece un segnale di intelligenza, di giusta valutazione dei fatti che eviti scorciatoie e sensazionalismi auditel-friendly; un segnale di fiducia e rispetto della Giustizia e dei suoi organi competenti, ai quali solamente spetta il compito di svolgere i propri accertamenti ove necessario e fare il proprio corso, senza accavallarsi o farsi sostituire dai tribunali virtuali dei social media; Che andasse al di là delle basse tifoserie social, volatili, inaffidabili, dove un giorno si gioca al massacro e il giorno dopo si invoca la martirizzazione - senza soluzione di continuità e senza esami di coscienza apparenti. Che un'Azienda come Sky avvalli tutto questo abbassamento culturale, è francamente qualcosa di molto preoccupante, rispetto alla quale speriamo possano essere messe in campo delle riflessioni serie e, laddove necessario, fatti dei passi indietro. Per tutti questi motivi, chiediamo che Asia Argento possa rimanere al banco di X Factor portando la sua squadra ai live di prossima registrazione, continuando il suo percorso e condividendo con il pubblico di Sky tutta la sua empatia, onestà, dolcezza, carisma, unicità, competenze, coraggio, talento.   Grazie, #SaveAsia    

Mario Galasso
7,814 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Sky

Prevent BSKYB from profiting by charging extortionate fees to Ty Hafan Children's Hospice

It has recently been discovered that Ty Hafan Children's Hospice in South Wales have had to cancel their much needed Sky TV package due to budget restraints. It has also become apparent that the reason for this is that Sky were charging well in excess of £7000 a year for their service. This has resulted in a lot of disappointed children in the hospice. Sky have been profiting from a charity that relies on public donations for support and their cause is one of the most worthwhile causes you will find anywhere. We believe that Sky should now provide a free service, as Ty Hafan have already paid too much for what should be a low cost service to assist children who are severely disabled or terminally ill, and the families of such children. This should also be extended to any other organisations of a similar nature who have been in the same position. You can read more here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10208614072846561&id=1151914939

Ryan Carter
5,162 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Welsh Government, NET. TV, Sky

Take The Film BRIDGEND OFF SKY TV/Cinema to PREVENT Further Emotional Distress

It has come to the attention of the families of Bridgend in South Wales that the film "BRIDGEND" has been uploaded to Sky Cinema and other streaming sites. This is causing many of the people of bridgend and other areas emotional distress. The film has not been based on any TRUTH. It is slanderous and a film that glorifies suicide. The media had a huge part to play in what went on in bridgend and for that they where silenced by the police of South Wales and the families that where affected. The circumstances of each loss where individual and in no way a CULT or CULTURE of any KIND exists or existed in Bridgend. Once again the media is glorifying suicide and making money off the loss and pain of those affected. It is a mockery! One family in particular where told that this was never going to be aired in Wales! The film should be blocked! Please help us get Sky/ Netflix any other streaming sites to take the film DOWN. Sky you make enough money without having to use a disgusting film like this. The producer and actors have paid no thought to the devastation or the feelings of the people who have lost their loved ones. It is appalling that you have taken suicide, fabricated the truths and glorified it tonline your pockets. This is a DISGRACE!  Sky Cinema please take this Film Down.  Netflix Please Take This Film Down.  This film in no way depicts any truth. Bridgend and the families affected have suffered enough. 

Miss Hayes
2,839 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Liberty Media, Chase Carey, Sky

Keep F1 on free-to-Air TV

Formula one is the pinnacle of motorsport. Millions of fans from around the world watch as the greatest teams and drivers battle it out to become world champions. However, since 2015, the UK’s average audience has dropped from 3.1 million (BBC coverage) to an average of 2.5 million ( 1.9 million of channel 4 coverage and 652,000 of Sky’s coverage). To stop this decline, Liberty Media who own F1 need to attract new fans to the sport, especially the younger generations. Unfortunately, this isn’t happening and probably won’t happen because of one main reason. In 2019, F1 in the UK will become exclusive to Sky customers, which means no more free-to-Air coverage. I have seen many people on social media complaining that once this happens, they will no longer be able to watch the sport they love. I am one of them. As a 17 year old, I have only been following F1 for about 5 years. However, my interest in the sport was first raised when I was 7 and Lewis Hamilton won he’s first world championship. If it wasn’t for free-to-Air F1 I would have never been able to watch my beloved sport. And that’s what will happen if Formula One goes exclusively to Sky. It won’t just effect me. It will effect all the other thousands of F1 fans and potential F1 fans who can’t afford to watch Sky. Plus, let’s not forget that in many households, Sky is not available due to landlords not having Sky installed or simply not having access to internet cables. Please sign this petition. We can’t let our sport die.Thank you.

Jamie Hugill
2,334 supporters
Petitioning Sky, Andrea Zappia, Rupert Murdoch

Asia Argento deve restare a Xfactor

Vogliamo che Asia Argento prosegua la conduzione di Xfactor Italia, perché fino a prova contraria presumiamo la sua innocenza, evitandole una sentenza già anticipata mediaticamente.

Cesare Pieretti
2,156 supporters
Petitioning Sky

Ripescate Camille Cabaltera a XFactor!

Camille Cabaltera (la migliore concorrente di questa undicesima edizione di XFactor) è stata eliminata a causa di un meccanismo ingiusto, introdotto per la prima volta in questa quinta puntata. È stato chiamato infatti a decidere un quinto giudice (non era il pubblico?), il quale non aveva alcuna percezione del percorso pregresso dei concorrenti all'interno del programma e chiaramente non poteva prendere una decisione equa e ponderata. Firma la petizione se pensi anche tu che si debba procedere al ripescaggio di Camille! Sky, non chiediamo che rientri incondizionatamente, ma solo che si rispetti il regolamento e si riattribuisca al pubblico il ruolo di quinto giudice!

Maria dalla Chiesa
1,717 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Kerry McCarthy MP, BT, Virgin Media, Sky, VirginMedia

Better broadband speeds for Barkleys Hill, Bristol and environs

October Update: We have the quote and are now fundraising for the upgrade click here to donate We would like to petition the main broadband suppliers (BT, Sky, Virgin) to improve the substandard internet connection on Barkleys Hill and the neighbouring streets of Little Parr Close, Baileys Mead Road and The Chine. Superfast broadband is defined as a connection with download speeds of 24Mb or above. Broadband under 2Mb is considered to be slow enough to apply for a government grant.We have one of slowest internet connections in Bristol with download speeds of 2Mb to 5Mb and yet many of the surrounding roads in the area get download speeds of 22Mb to 40Mb. Our local exchange, Fishponds New (SSFIS), is enabled for Openreach FTTC and should be able to provide a better speed however the broadband suppliers need some additional convincing that it is financially worth their while to upgrade the connection. I am hoping that with this petition and completing the 'register your interest' links will help with this. Barkleys Hill is a family area and the slow speeds are surely putting a strain on households with the increase in mobile devices, streaming TV shows and sharing photos. Any resident trying to run a home business would struggle to keep an effective connection with the current speed levels. We would therefore urge residents and local businesses to push suppliers to take action to enforcing superfast broadband in the area to enable homes and offices to maximise their internet experience and to remove the current limitations and difficulties they face with lower upload speeds. Please check the website for updates and how you can help:https://sites.google.com/site/barkleysbroadband I would urge all signees to register their interest directly as this will also make a big impact: BT: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/products/speed-checker/Virgin: http://www.virginmedia.com/cablemystreet/Sky: https://fibre.sky.com/shop/broadband-talk/broadband-options/sky-fibre-broadband/

Eva B
1,487 supporters
Enable subtitles for On Demand

Hi, At Sky, we are very conscious of the needs of our customers with disabilities and we welcome your feedback. We are committed to increasing the accessibility of our content, including to our customers who are hard of hearing. On our linear programming, we deliver over 80% of all content with subtitles on our most viewed channels, and have rolled out subtitles to new channels such as Sky Sports F1 and Sky Atlantic. We are also working to continually improve the quality of our live subtitles. It is also possible to record programmes remotely and automatically with subtitles so they can be viewed at your convenience. We intend to keep improving in this area andknow there is a gap at present with the subtitling of On Demand content. We are exploring how to address this and will keep customers updated as we move forward. More broadly, you may find it useful to know that we offer a dedicated customer service team for customers with disabilities and run a website at https://accessibility.sky.com/ providing information about access services and our accessible products. This site includes accessible TV listings and a remote control function. We also ensure that customers who find it difficult to have a telephone conversation can still contact this specialist team by TexBox which is a direct text to text service and a British Sign Language video relay service. In addition to subtitling, we also create in house audio description for customers with visual impairment and vocalise the TV schedule via the Sky Talker. An easy-grip remote control for customers is also available . Enter your response here…

5 years ago