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Topic # 195985 14-May-2016 20:07
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With the upgrades sky has been doing, when do you think sky will put the price up?

 

 

 

AND

 

 

 

How much?

 

It must be coming soon with shares dropping and subscribers dropping too..

 

 

 

Thoughts?


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  Reply # 1552791 14-May-2016 20:55
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The annual price letter comes in June normally.





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  Reply # 1552795 14-May-2016 21:01
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hairy1:

 

The annual price letter comes in June normally.

 

 

 

 

Is this a Sky only issue? No one puts prices up due to inflation? 

 

What happens on salary review day? 

 

I rest my case your honour, no further questions. m'lord


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1552804 14-May-2016 21:39
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Nope. It is not a Sky only issue. For the 8 years I was with Sky the price rose in June. It was like clockwork. 

 

Sky are entitled to raise their prices as any business are. They have high capital costs (satellite and production infrastructure).

 

On the other hand broadcast TV as we know it is pretty much dead (apart from live sport). Users don't want to wait until Friday at 8:30 pm to watch 
Coronation Street. Streaming providers are cheap and convenient.

 

Sky raising prices will cause further hemorrhaging. They seem to be oblivious to how TV is being watched in the new broadband age and continue to blame ex World Cup churn. Hmmm.....





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  Reply # 1552870 15-May-2016 01:04
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So as Simone who currently wants to get out of their sky contract before the August expiry date... How high do they need to raise the price before I can leave without break fees?

Surely a set contract price can't be changed without giving the other party a no-fee break clause? Else they could switch it to being $1000/month and I'd still have no out, right?

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  Reply # 1552871 15-May-2016 03:08
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wingbat45:

With the upgrades sky has been doing, when do you think sky will put the price up?


 


AND


 


How much?


It must be coming soon with shares dropping and subscribers dropping too..


 


Thoughts?



My thoughts are that on the 25th of June 2016 Sky Basic will increase from $49.22 to $49.91.

It was in the terms and conditions of a package for new subscribers who can get soho free for six months, and also mysky or mysky+ without $15/$20 extra rental for six months.

Minimum term 6 months so once the free stuff ends it can be canceled.

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  Reply # 1552952 15-May-2016 10:09
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hairy1:

 

Nope. It is not a Sky only issue. For the 8 years I was with Sky the price rose in June. It was like clockwork. 

 

Sky are entitled to raise their prices as any business are. They have high capital costs (satellite and production infrastructure).

 

On the other hand broadcast TV as we know it is pretty much dead (apart from live sport). Users don't want to wait until Friday at 8:30 pm to watch 
Coronation Street. Streaming providers are cheap and convenient.

 

Sky raising prices will cause further hemorrhaging. They seem to be oblivious to how TV is being watched in the new broadband age and continue to blame ex World Cup churn. Hmmm.....

 

 

Does TVNZ stream Coro episodes before they air on broadcast TV?

 

800,000 have Sky, and many others have FTA, what is the NZ market share of SVOD? Its nowhere near dead,not yet anyway.

 

They know SVOD is the way of the future, yet the numbers only really started to hit this year, I can guarantee they have reports weekly on this, and are working on what they will do. I expect they will migrate over time to SVOD. Sport will be the mainstay, Basic, will be cheap. There may be a Basic +  (Basic + Neon) It will be mainly HD, if not all HD. These are my inklings. Prices will be SVOD type prices. 


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  Reply # 1552999 15-May-2016 12:01
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tdgeek:

 

hairy1:

 

Nope. It is not a Sky only issue. For the 8 years I was with Sky the price rose in June. It was like clockwork. 

 

Sky are entitled to raise their prices as any business are. They have high capital costs (satellite and production infrastructure).

 

On the other hand broadcast TV as we know it is pretty much dead (apart from live sport). Users don't want to wait until Friday at 8:30 pm to watch 
Coronation Street. Streaming providers are cheap and convenient.

 

Sky raising prices will cause further hemorrhaging. They seem to be oblivious to how TV is being watched in the new broadband age and continue to blame ex World Cup churn. Hmmm.....

 

 

Does TVNZ stream Coro episodes before they air on broadcast TV?

 

800,000 have Sky, and many others have FTA, what is the NZ market share of SVOD? Its nowhere near dead,not yet anyway.

 

They know SVOD is the way of the future, yet the numbers only really started to hit this year, I can guarantee they have reports weekly on this, and are working on what they will do. I expect they will migrate over time to SVOD. Sport will be the mainstay, Basic, will be cheap. There may be a Basic +  (Basic + Neon) It will be mainly HD, if not all HD. These are my inklings. Prices will be SVOD type prices. 

 

 

In Australia SVOD was 17% of people (June 2015), in the UK 24% of households (December 2015).  NZ had 10% of households (June 2015).  So NZ has some way to go to other markets.  But that means theres still a huge chunk of people that still watch broadcast TV.  


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tdgeek:

 

hairy1:

 

Nope. It is not a Sky only issue. For the 8 years I was with Sky the price rose in June. It was like clockwork. 

 

Sky are entitled to raise their prices as any business are. They have high capital costs (satellite and production infrastructure).

 

On the other hand broadcast TV as we know it is pretty much dead (apart from live sport). Users don't want to wait until Friday at 8:30 pm to watch 
Coronation Street. Streaming providers are cheap and convenient.

 

Sky raising prices will cause further hemorrhaging. They seem to be oblivious to how TV is being watched in the new broadband age and continue to blame ex World Cup churn. Hmmm.....

 

 

Does TVNZ stream Coro episodes before they air on broadcast TV?

 

800,000 have Sky, and many others have FTA, what is the NZ market share of SVOD? Its nowhere near dead,not yet anyway.

 

They know SVOD is the way of the future, yet the numbers only really started to hit this year, I can guarantee they have reports weekly on this, and are working on what they will do. I expect they will migrate over time to SVOD. Sport will be the mainstay, Basic, will be cheap. There may be a Basic +  (Basic + Neon) It will be mainly HD, if not all HD. These are my inklings. Prices will be SVOD type prices. 

 

 

In Australia SVOD was 17% of people (June 2015), in the UK 24% of households (December 2015).  NZ had 10% of households (June 2015).  So NZ has some way to go to other markets.  But that means theres still a huge chunk of people that still watch broadcast TV.  

 

 

And the other factor is penetration. A household or a person may be in the SVOD figures, but they may be infrequent users. Its just an add-on we use from time to time. others may almost solely use the SVOD over broadcast. 


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  Reply # 1553004 15-May-2016 12:25
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tdgeek:

 

ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

hairy1:

 

Nope. It is not a Sky only issue. For the 8 years I was with Sky the price rose in June. It was like clockwork. 

 

Sky are entitled to raise their prices as any business are. They have high capital costs (satellite and production infrastructure).

 

On the other hand broadcast TV as we know it is pretty much dead (apart from live sport). Users don't want to wait until Friday at 8:30 pm to watch 
Coronation Street. Streaming providers are cheap and convenient.

 

Sky raising prices will cause further hemorrhaging. They seem to be oblivious to how TV is being watched in the new broadband age and continue to blame ex World Cup churn. Hmmm.....

 

 

Does TVNZ stream Coro episodes before they air on broadcast TV?

 

800,000 have Sky, and many others have FTA, what is the NZ market share of SVOD? Its nowhere near dead,not yet anyway.

 

They know SVOD is the way of the future, yet the numbers only really started to hit this year, I can guarantee they have reports weekly on this, and are working on what they will do. I expect they will migrate over time to SVOD. Sport will be the mainstay, Basic, will be cheap. There may be a Basic +  (Basic + Neon) It will be mainly HD, if not all HD. These are my inklings. Prices will be SVOD type prices. 

 

 

In Australia SVOD was 17% of people (June 2015), in the UK 24% of households (December 2015).  NZ had 10% of households (June 2015).  So NZ has some way to go to other markets.  But that means theres still a huge chunk of people that still watch broadcast TV.  

 

 

And the other factor is penetration. A household or a person may be in the SVOD figures, but they may be infrequent users. Its just an add-on we use from time to time. others may almost solely use the SVOD over broadcast. 

 

 

From Australia (in % for the 17% of online users) :  

 

 

 

And the UK:

 

"Broadly, though, online viewing is clearly a phenomenon still in its infancy. Towards the end of 2015, viewing via TV player apps hit a high point of 855 million minutes during one week. Putting this in context, people spent a grand total of 95.2 billion minutes watching TV programmes on a television set during that same week."


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