Jaxson: Freeview approved? ie will it get the EPG for instance?
One off, no ongoing fees and then PPV for a wide range of sporting events will work for me.
I need F1 (ideally as a delayed replay?) NRL and Rugby matches only.
In an ideal world I'd pay $10 or so for a 1 day subscription to the Sky Sports channels!
I am confused.
How does Igloo get to show Freeview channels on their box if it uses a different broadcast standard (DVB-T2) to Freeview?
I guess if Sky or TVNZ are already providing the channel then that is easy for them to make it available on Igloo (assuming Mediaworks, Maori etc etc agree), but what if it is a Freeview channel that is not on Sky.
If every Freeview channel ends up by default on Igloo then there is no point to paying for TV's with in-built Freeview receiver (although you probably won't have any choice now) or buying a Freeview set top box - other than for the fact that you can get a PVR for Freeview.
In other words if Igloo did have a PVR version it would almost certainly kill dedicated Freeview devices as why would you not (for the same price) go for the Igloo box (with PVR) as it gives you the added option of PPV or some extra channels for a small fee.
Gee it must have been tempting for Igloo to push really hard for a PVR version - but as others have said Sky would have pushed back strongly on this due to canibalising their existing business.