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  Reply # 1546464 4-May-2016 09:10
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Mediaworks CEO has just resigned


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  Reply # 1546468 4-May-2016 09:12
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Mediaworks CEO has just resigned

 

 

 

 

You beat me to it! And after I read last night that he has the full support of the board, no less.

 

Cant believe anything these days


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1546470 4-May-2016 09:15
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Guess he didn't have the support he said he had.  Bravo gone FOUR back ??





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  Reply # 1546472 4-May-2016 09:16
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Resigned or pushed , I would have thought the writing was on the wall some time ago.





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  Reply # 1546474 4-May-2016 09:17
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To late the damage is already done.


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  Reply # 1546476 4-May-2016 09:21
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Too much, too little, too late.....




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  Reply # 1546567 4-May-2016 12:37
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ajw:

 

To late the damage is already done.

 

 

Netflix was the final nail.

 

We have dumped SkyTV, too much crap, too many Ads, too expensive

 

90% of our TV viewing is now Netflix, the rest was the like of TV1,TV3 news, however they have become less "news" and more infotainment so no longer make the effort to watch them either.

 

If I had shares in TV, I would be dumping them ASAP.

 

Traditional TV is dead, it just doesn't know it yet.


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  Reply # 1546580 4-May-2016 13:04
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Until sport moves to a completely online based system, that is easy to use from the TV, PPV TV is not dead; sure commercial free to air might suffer but TV as it has been will not die until you can source EVERYTHING online.

 

Personally, I won't be moving to an online system as until they aggregate themselves in to a single app (or apps that talk to each other) so that I can reminders for programmes like I can with Sky so I don't have to try and remember when new episodes may or may not be uploaded, if I can get online HD quality sports that do not have the lag that Premier League Pass suffered from, that can integrate in to media systems then I might have a look see but really online holds very little interest for me right now.


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Benoire:

 

Until sport moves to a completely online based system, that is easy to use from the TV, PPV TV is not dead; sure commercial free to air might suffer but TV as it has been will not die until you can source EVERYTHING online.

 

Personally, I won't be moving to an online system as until they aggregate themselves in to a single app (or apps that talk to each other) so that I can reminders for programmes like I can with Sky so I don't have to try and remember when new episodes may or may not be uploaded, if I can get online HD quality sports that do not have the lag that Premier League Pass suffered from, that can integrate in to media systems then I might have a look see but really online holds very little interest for me right now.

 

 

 

 

$300 million wiped off Sky shares 

 

 

 

I wonder (but won't be able to find out) how much cross-subsidy effectively happens with Sky TV services.  It wouldn't surprise me if much of the revenue from all subscribers goes toward buying rights for major sport events which keep many subscribers hooked, but those mainly interested in other content may leave in droves.

 

Neon's expensive but sad cynical barely SD streaming quality is one of few tricks they have up their sleeves (GoT / HBO), but it's not sustainable IMO.  If subscribers not particularly interested in sport start leaving, yet those subscribers have been effectively cross-subsidising sport rights, then access to that sport content is either going to get very expensive - or the revenue pool for the rights owners is going to drop.  As it should - I don't see why paying to watch GoT should be contributing to rugby player salaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1547585 6-May-2016 12:31
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Benoire:

 

Until sport moves to a completely online based system, that is easy to use from the TV, PPV TV is not dead; sure commercial free to air might suffer but TV as it has been will not die until you can source EVERYTHING online.

 

Personally, I won't be moving to an online system as until they aggregate themselves in to a single app (or apps that talk to each other) so that I can reminders for programmes like I can with Sky so I don't have to try and remember when new episodes may or may not be uploaded, if I can get online HD quality sports that do not have the lag that Premier League Pass suffered from, that can integrate in to media systems then I might have a look see but really online holds very little interest for me right now.

 

 

 

 

$300 million wiped off Sky shares 

 

 

 

I wonder (but won't be able to find out) how much cross-subsidy effectively happens with Sky TV services.  It wouldn't surprise me if much of the revenue from all subscribers goes toward buying rights for major sport events which keep many subscribers hooked, but those mainly interested in other content may leave in droves.

 

Neon's expensive but sad cynical barely SD streaming quality is one of few tricks they have up their sleeves (GoT / HBO), but it's not sustainable IMO.  If subscribers not particularly interested in sport start leaving, yet those subscribers have been effectively cross-subsidising sport rights, then access to that sport content is either going to get very expensive - or the revenue pool for the rights owners is going to drop.  As it should - I don't see why paying to watch GoT should be contributing to rugby player salaries.

 

 

 

 

Exactly what I've been on about for years - usually when someone says why should I pay for all the other stuff when I only want sport.

 

Lets assume (and this is a big assumption) that FanPass is a realistic cost+margin pricing of $55/mth.  Thats with no satellite costs and with no cost of settopbox.  Imagine if Sky had offered you Sport only at $75/mth for just 4 channels.  And had offered Basic at $30/mth.  Maybe they'll look to restructure the product offering more ala carte in the future.  But a 5% drop in subscribers probably isnt enough to do it.


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