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  Reply # 1724950 23-Feb-2017 10:03
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Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Its not offered like that. The sports owners are greedy. Sky has dropped or was about to drop a few key sports for that reason


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I personally think the merger between Vodafone and Sky will still happen. Sky will come up with a way of wholesaling the content which would meet the ComComs requirements.

 

 

Like they supposedly wholesale the RBI service fairly? lol

 

 





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ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Its not offered like that. The sports owners are greedy. Sky has dropped or was about to drop a few key sports for that reason

 

 

I hope Sky does. About time some of these sports content providers realised they are only peddling their content to a limited audience.

 

 


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  Reply # 1724954 23-Feb-2017 10:07
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Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 


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ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Its not offered like that. The sports owners are greedy. Sky has dropped or was about to drop a few key sports for that reason

 

 

I hope Sky does. About time some of these sports content providers realised they are only peddling their content to a limited audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NRL?


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Sounddude:

 

I personally think the merger between Vodafone and Sky will still happen. Sky will come up with a way of wholesaling the content which would meet the ComComs requirements.

 

 

Like they supposedly wholesale the RBI service fairly? lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain?

 

 


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ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 


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Like they supposedly wholesale the RBI service fairly? lol

 

 

Whats not fair about it?


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ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

I added the emphasis as I want to address that part particularly (the rest is relevant for more context).

 

 

 

I actually dropped Sky TV for this reason.  Over time there are just more and more replays.  Less actual live/real sport.  I'd rather watch a more varied array of sports than continual replays.  I know that the reason is cost.  I do not see value in adding more channels (they have all those pop up channels) when the 4 main ones are showing replays only.


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ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

Plenty of us stayed as well. It was inevitable that they would lose subscribers after the RWC, they knew it was happening. The "sky" isn't falling just yet.

 

John Fellet is the reason Sky isn't innovating in my opinion. They need a top down cleanout of that company to my mind. They need to improve communication with their customers about what they have planned. 

 

 

 

I pay $60 a month for Sky HD and Sports and I don't resent it in the slightest. Cost my wife and I $30-40 to go to the movies which lasts 2 hours, but for $60 a month I can probably watch 20 hours of Rugby. I had a problem with it when it was $120.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

I added the emphasis as I want to address that part particularly (the rest is relevant for more context).

 

 

 

I actually dropped Sky TV for this reason.  Over time there are just more and more replays.  Less actual live/real sport.  I'd rather watch a more varied array of sports than continual replays.  I know that the reason is cost.  I do not see value in adding more channels (they have all those pop up channels) when the 4 main ones are showing replays only.

 

 

I don't experience that issue, I watch Rugby and Squash and nationally important games like Finals etc. I wanted to watch some Brisbane 10's and was happy I could do so without additional cost. 

 

 


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Plenty of us stayed as well. It was inevitable that they would lose subscribers after the RWC, they knew it was happening. The "sky" isn't falling just yet.

 

John Fellet is the reason Sky isn't innovating in my opinion. They need a top down cleanout of that company to my mind. They need to improve communication with their customers about what they have planned.  

 

I pay $60 a month for Sky HD and Sports and I don't resent it in the slightest. Cost my wife and I $30-40 to go to the movies which lasts 2 hours, but for $60 a month I can probably watch 20 hours of Rugby. I had a problem with it when it was $120. 

 

 

You failed to mention the amount of irate customers that lose signal every time there is a drop of rain.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sounddude:

 

I personally think the merger between Vodafone and Sky will still happen. Sky will come up with a way of wholesaling the content which would meet the ComComs requirements.

 

 

Like they supposedly wholesale the RBI service fairly? lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain?

 

 

 

 

That's a whole new topic sorry; talk to a few RBI resellers if you want a better understanding.

 

 





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I hope Sky does. About time some of these sports content providers realised they are only peddling their content to a limited audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which is a huge percentage of Sky viewers / TV viewers and that applies world wide. 





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You failed to mention the amount of irate customers that lose signal every time there is a drop of rain.

 

 

What amount is that exactly? What do you expect Sky to do about that? Drop of rain? No, I think you are being silly. it's a physics problem. They tried to merge with a company to give people another form of access, but likely those people who have problem with a "drop of rain" don't have fast enough broadband

 

anyways. It's the price you pay for being in a remote location. 

 

I get the feeling you are simply trolling. 

 

 


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