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  Reply # 688278 19-Sep-2012 16:20 Send private message

kiwisteve: Yes they did   but they would still be able to have their own UHF channel   as they had analogue channels
so in theory they could  go off freeview !!



Going way O/T  I can confirm that the racing board took up their option to "convert" their existing licence to digital in the past week. What they do with the licences, it will be up to them and there are a number of options they could take, but there is a 2 year implementation obligation none the less.



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  Reply # 688327 19-Sep-2012 17:16 Send private message

I wonder if this saga will still be playing this time next year?

The cynic in thinks that maybe think if this is being delayed until after the Commerce Commission review of Sky is complete.




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  Reply # 690003 22-Sep-2012 20:14 Send private message

I would buy an ABs game for $15 if they were playing decent opposition (Aussie, SA, Argies). Probably only 6 - 10 games per year. Every time we go to the pub to watch the ABs it costs us at least $60. With PPV $40 buys the game and beer/chips for two. Therefore $20 saved per game, so 10 games pay for the $199 box.

To me live televised sport is comparable to going to see a movie. You are seeing something new/current. Movies cost $15 per viewer. PPV ABs $15 per household, so probably not bad value on that comparison.

SD sport might put me off. But then maybe I am currently watching SD sport at the pub anyway?



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  Reply # 698974 10-Oct-2012 11:22 Send private message

I think 4K TV will here and  John Key will be drawing NZ Superannuation before Igloo is launched




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  Reply # 699012 10-Oct-2012 12:16 Send private message

MikeAqua: I would buy an ABs game for $15 if they were playing decent opposition (Aussie, SA, Argies). Probably only 6 - 10 games per year. Every time we go to the pub to watch the ABs it costs us at least $60. With PPV $40 buys the game and beer/chips for two. Therefore $20 saved per game, so 10 games pay for the $199 box.

To me live televised sport is comparable to going to see a movie. You are seeing something new/current. Movies cost $15 per viewer. PPV ABs $15 per household, so probably not bad value on that comparison.

SD sport might put me off. But then maybe I am currently watching SD sport at the pub anyway?


well if you are currently paying $60 per game for 10 games a year ($600 per year) then you might as well buy Sky basic for 12 months and Sky sports for the 2 months the tri-nations (quad-nations?) is on and it will cost you about the same AND you get access to all the other sports during that time and Sky basic for the rest of the year.

And that's assunming you only have an interest in watching 6-10 ABs games.  If you want to watch your super rugby team or ITM cup team, or thebreakers, or the black caps, or anything else then your economics quickly become bad.

Let's say you want to watch your super rugby team as well as all the ABs games.
Super teams play around 12-15 games and the ABs play about 15 in non-world cup years.
so say 30 games a year at $25 a pop  (I doubt rugby is going to be $15) comes to $750.  might as well buy Sky with Sky sports for that as it won't cost much more and you get ALL sports and Sky Basic.

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  Reply # 699044 10-Oct-2012 12:56 Send private message

I think the prices are too high to be honest, but I guess its fine for a one-off. The problem is when you want to watch every game of the team your supporting. Like NPM said above me, it starts to add up and you might aswell get Sky.

Edit: ITM Cup is $15, All Blacks $20...

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  Reply # 699998 12-Oct-2012 02:50

I hear that Igloo has been put on hold indefinitely. This is disappointing to say the least. Can this forum be renamed back to "Sky" again now that Igloo is on ice?




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  Reply # 700014 12-Oct-2012 07:00 Send private message

If that is the case, then a lot of $ has been spent on the physical build eg transmitters, set top boxes, licences, let alone the corporate side. Interesting times ahead

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  Reply # 700015 12-Oct-2012 07:18 Send private message

hdinsider: I hear that Igloo has been put on hold indefinitely. This is disappointing to say the least. Can this forum be renamed back to "Sky" again now that Igloo is on ice?


Well I guess that depends on who you heard it from. I doubt this forum near e will get changed based entirely on hear-say

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  Reply # 700027 12-Oct-2012 09:02 Send private message

I checked this with Igloo and received this reply:

"No truth in that one. I spoke to Chaz this morning and they are still all systems go and on the home straight."





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  Reply # 700087 12-Oct-2012 10:31

freitasm: I checked this with Igloo and received this reply:

"No truth in that one. I spoke to Chaz this morning and they are still all systems go and on the home straight."



I hope it's still going to fly... Wish they'd keep their loyal followers informed.

Unless Chaz is the last one to know the bad news? Oh no, that would suck.




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  Reply # 700122 12-Oct-2012 11:29 Send private message

hdinsider:
freitasm: I checked this with Igloo and received this reply:

"No truth in that one. I spoke to Chaz this morning and they are still all systems go and on the home straight."



I hope it's still going to fly... Wish they'd keep their loyal followers informed.

Unless Chaz is the last one to know the bad news? Oh no, that would suck.


How can something whaich hasn't even launched yet have 'loyal' followers?  what exactly is making you so loyal when you have not used their product?

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  Reply # 700147 12-Oct-2012 12:17 Send private message

NonprayingMantis: How can something whaich hasn't even launched yet have 'loyal' followers?  what exactly is making you so loyal when you have not used their product?


I assume like me, hdinsider signed up to their newsletter/notification list - which has been very quiet for some time now...

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  Reply # 700260 12-Oct-2012 16:16

Yeah. Signed up to the newsletter so that I could find out the latest so I could maybe sign up as soon as it's launched... But nothing from them for months. Is it a tvnz v sky dispute relating to pvr ability? Wiha




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  Reply # 700669 13-Oct-2012 15:04 Send private message

hdinsider: Yeah. Signed up to the newsletter so that I could find out the latest so I could maybe sign up as soon as it's launched... But nothing from them for months. Is it a tvnz v sky dispute relating to pvr ability? Wiha


Well I'm not sure how signing up for a newsletter makes you loyal, but moving on...


I reckon the problem is likely resting with sky. They have the most to lose if igloo is too successful, whereas TVNZ only have to gain, the the party most likely to be delaying is sky.
Maybe sky are holding off until somebody else enters the market. Telstraclear were talking about how they had something in he works, but now that they are being bought by vf that threat has gone away so maybe they have gotten cold feet.

All supposition on my part of course. I have no inside information.

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