Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 
194 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 37

Trusted

  Reply # 551446 29-Nov-2011 13:37 Send private message

I heard Brent speak - he talked about any country they look at needing to have three things:

1: Demand
2: Good data limits or unlimited data
3: Local content rights.

We've got 1 sewn up. He told me that's not always the case - quite often they find a market is well served by multiple providers already and the only way in is via a price war which they're not keen on. No problem with that here.

Number 2 is trickier but as you say, local CDN distributing content locally makes sense. Incidentally, the speech was sponsored by Kordia which owns Orcon which owns a vastly under-used CDN platform.

However he did say on one slide that the average US Netflix customer will be downloading 1TB/month next year. Local transit costs are cheaper than international but short of basing it at a peering exchange there's still going to be a cost (anyone know what we're talking about there money wise?).

Number 3 is clearly the sticking point - Sky TV has a lot of TV rights, most of the sport and now has a deal with TVNZ. It also has no need to offer video on demand as the govt won't look at regulating the industry at all and sees no problem there. It also has a long term lease on rights on the satellite so again, no need to look at the UFB as delivery model any time soon.

I wouldn't rule out local pressure on Netflix to come over however. I don't mean from users, I mean from the telcos who are desperate to be able to offer video on demand and can't get anything up and running legally.

cheers

Paul

848 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 49


  Reply # 551975 30-Nov-2011 20:23 Send private message

Sky is in a monopoly position. They have an opportunity to pay over the odds for content just to bankrupt any competitor.

Same concept as Google bidding on the 4g spectrum in the US a couple of years ago.

I think this is the dominant issue, as the bandwidth issue is relatively disappearing (granted not fast enough for most of us).

It will be interesting to see if the comcom get involved (there have been rumors they might). I can only see them being concerned with sports, this is the biggest issue for regulators overseas, and Sky seems to be staving off concerns by using delayed broadcasts on Prime.

I would love for our sports organizations to run their own online broadcasts, ala MLB and NBA. Presumably the costs of this are dropping (consumerisation of technology etc).

Maybe I am being too hopeful.

Jon 

753 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 59


  Reply # 552000 30-Nov-2011 21:44 Send private message

Sky in the UK are building up their streaming offerings: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/29/sky_apple_and_amazon/

I would imagine they'll do something similar here eventually. Probably not that quickly though, as there isn't as much competitive pressure here for them to do so?

Infrastructure Geek
3668 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 80

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 552038 30-Nov-2011 22:43 Send private message

jonherries:
I would love for our sports organizations to run their own online broadcasts, ala MLB and NBA. Presumably the costs of this are dropping (consumerisation of technology etc).

Maybe I am being too hopeful.

Jon 



while it might be cheaper to DIY online broadcasts, the sports organisations would end up missing out on revenue paid for the TV rights... so why would they want to run it themselves.  MLB and NBA are big enough to be able to run their own games and sell advertising spots which would bring in a decent return.  




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


Conference tickets selling out fast, Keynote/TechLive only tickets still available - http://newzealand.msteched.com

TechEd New Zealand 2014 Sep 7-9


1 | 2 | 3 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by ajobbins on 16-Sep-2014 14:48 (174 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Mr. Key to extradite Kim Dotcom?
Created by TimA, last reply by dcole13 on 16-Sep-2014 12:38 (110 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Spark DNS Issues - Amazing - Broadband Service Alert
Created by PeteS, last reply by Demeter on 15-Sep-2014 14:13 (307 replies)
Pages... 19 20 21


hp bios update
Created by foxy38, last reply by foxy38 on 14-Sep-2014 19:08 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Have $10,000, now what?
Created by Unregistered, last reply by pbgben on 15-Sep-2014 12:51 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


2014 Holden SS (V8) or Ford XR6-T (in-line 6 turbo)
Created by joker97, last reply by ilovemusic on 16-Sep-2014 14:34 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Warning: Rage Ahead - Campbell Live and childhood poverty
Created by kawaii, last reply by gzt on 15-Sep-2014 22:57 (231 replies)
Pages... 14 15 16


Apple Watch - It's official!
Created by dickytim, last reply by joker97 on 13-Sep-2014 11:53 (60 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.