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Topic # 154329 24-Oct-2014 15:15
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Just popped up on twitter. $20 per month, free 30 day trial. https://www.neontv.co.nz/ no launch date mentioned. iOS apps with airplay, xbox 360 and selected samsung device apps to come. site is a bit light on content details but they have some HBO shows up like Game of Thrones and Girls. A few movies there too.

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  Reply # 1161453 24-Oct-2014 15:19
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Would they be killing it if they offered pay per view live sport?  Yes...

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  Reply # 1161460 24-Oct-2014 15:24
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Press release and FAQ below:


 

Carry the seven kingdoms of Westeros in your pocket, spend your day off hunting for a serial killer on the Mexican border or veg for a couple of hours on the couch with Matthew McConaughey – it’s all possible with NEON.

 

NEON is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service powered by SKY, which makes it easy for Kiwis to access great entertainment.  NEON offers exclusive TV series, hundreds of movies, great factual entertainment, documentaries and brilliant family viewing. 

The first 30 days are free and it’s just $20 every 30 days thereafter, with no long-term contracts and no ads.  Launching in December, as well as great TV and film, NEON offers all the basics that users would expect, along with some great features that will make it a breeze to use.

This includes a handy bookmark so users can pick up and play where they left off, on any of their registered devices, whenever they like.  NEON users can register up to five different devices and watch on two at the same time. 

Parents can rest assured as parental pins can be set during NEON’s simple three-step sign up, and classifications and warnings for viewers are super clear.

At launch, NEON will be available on PC and Mac using an internet browser and on selected iPhones and iPads through our free NEON App.  For those after a big-screen experience it’s easy using Apple TV to stream via Airplay and customers can also connect a laptop to a TV using an HDMI cable.

NEON won’t stop there though; in the New Year it will be available on Xbox 360 and selected Samsung Android tablets and phones.

NEON in a nutshell:

 

 

 

·         NEON is a subscription on demand (SVOD) service offering unlimited access to great movies and TV programming.

 

·         Find out more at www.neontv.co.nz.

 

·         Enjoy 30 days on us when you sign up. 

 

·         After that it costs just $20 for 30 days.

 

·         Available on PC/Mac and selected iPads and iPhones compatible with models with the iOS7+ operating system at launch.

 

·         Parental pins, classifications and warnings included for viewers.

 

 

 

What is there to watch? 

 

At launch, NEON will have a huge selection of TV, film and factual titles which customers can access as soon as they have set up their account, as well as exclusive shows from the world’s best studios such as HBO, FX and AMC.

 

 

 

Whether it’s seeking escape on a rainy afternoon, keeping up with the best drama or spending some time watching a guilty pleasure, customers will be spoilt for choice with a really good mix of viewing options. 

 

 

 

From terrific kids TV and movies, pure escapism in the form of thrilling dramas, blockbuster movies to film festival favourites and diverse lifestyle cooking and reality series there will always be something to watch.

 

 

 

NEON has announced a few key movies and series today at www.neontv.co.nz and will be adding more on a regular basis in the build up to launch to give customers a taste of what’s to come.

 

 

 

When can I get NEON?

 

NEON will be here in December.  The best way to keep up to date is by registering on our website, liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

 

 

 

What is the quality like?

 

NEON uses adaptive streaming which gives the best possible video performance depending on the internet speed being used as well as clear settings to help customers manage their data usage.

 

 

 

NEON is available to anyone in New Zealand with an internet connection, no matter who the internet provider. Watching content over reliable, high-speed internet will make for even happier viewing, so NEON is excited to be working with Vodafone to bundle NEON with its broadband plans. More details to be announced soon.

 

 

 

NEON is launching in December. 

 

Updates can be found at www.neontv.co.nz, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NeonNewZealand and on Twitter, @NeonNZ.

 





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  Reply # 1161462 24-Oct-2014 15:29
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They need to get rid of the restrictions and glitchiness of Sky Go before they start offering a new online service.




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  Reply # 1161463 24-Oct-2014 15:29
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freitasm: Watching content over reliable, high-speed internet will make for even happier viewing

Hopefully the content will have "UFB-optimised" versions, although I'm not holding my breath. We'll probably end up with more overcompressed video, just like the other providers :(

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  Reply # 1161464 24-Oct-2014 15:30
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Far out, got me all excited there with xbox integration, but it is just coming later. It is why I am not using lightbox either at the moment either.




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  Reply # 1161467 24-Oct-2014 15:34
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If it has sport I might entertain the idea, otherwise meh

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  Reply # 1161470 24-Oct-2014 15:39
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macuser: Would they be killing it if they offered pay per view live sport?  Yes...


If Sky was interested in that I would have thought we would see a freeview PPV/subscription channel active already, iirc that's all been tested successfully here and being provided overseas.

Keep in mind Sport subs are a huge portion of SKY subscribers at ~70%, they will have no intention of letting sports be anywhere cheap(or the same price as the sports sub is) because it lets them sell/rent the HD boxes at a premium for additional revenue.

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  Reply # 1161474 24-Oct-2014 15:50
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Available later on "selected Samsung Android tablets and phones". 

For f*#@'s sake, they just don't CARE do they? I'm not going to bother unless it's available on ALL android devices.

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markl: Available later on "selected Samsung Android tablets and phones". 

For f*#@'s sake, they just don't CARE do they? I'm not going to bother unless it's available on ALL android devices.


It only has to be available on the devices you have doesn't it? ;-)

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  Reply # 1161493 24-Oct-2014 16:12
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Its concerning that the website states "Game of Thrones: Season 1". Does that mean they won't have all seasons available, including timely availability of the new season when it airs next year?

Also I think the price is too steep to lure SVOD parallel importers from their existing services.

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  Reply # 1161499 24-Oct-2014 16:16
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kharris:
markl: Available later on "selected Samsung Android tablets and phones". 

For f*#@'s sake, they just don't CARE do they? I'm not going to bother unless it's available on ALL android devices.


It only has to be available on the devices you have doesn't it? ;-)


I have 2 pcs, 2 laptops, a surface RT a Samsung Note 10.1, and a Galaxy S3 which will theoretically all be capable of viewing Neon. But I object on principle. Just like I object to everything that Apple do - because it's anti-competitive, monopolistic bulls%$t. 

Sky are the evil empire, and for that reason I'll stick with lightbox, even though it is owned by the next most evil company in the country - Telecom (sorry, Spark)


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  Reply # 1161524 24-Oct-2014 16:41
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markl:
kharris:
markl: Available later on "selected Samsung Android tablets and phones". 

For f*#@'s sake, they just don't CARE do they? I'm not going to bother unless it's available on ALL android devices.


It only has to be available on the devices you have doesn't it? ;-)


I have 2 pcs, 2 laptops, a surface RT a Samsung Note 10.1, and a Galaxy S3 which will theoretically all be capable of viewing Neon. But I object on principle. Just like I object to everything that Apple do - because it's anti-competitive, monopolistic bulls%$t. 

Sky are the evil empire, and for that reason I'll stick with lightbox, even though it is owned by the next most evil company in the country - Telecom (sorry, Spark)



That's too many devices anyway, you can only register 5.  ;-)

You said you wouldn't use the service because it's not available on ALL devices.  Then you retract that and say it's because Sky are evil.  Sounds to me like you enjoy complaining and have no intention of using the service anyway.  To complain about something that you have no intention of using just fills up the thread.  Try chilling out, it's a long weekend.... have a nice one.

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  Reply # 1161568 24-Oct-2014 17:05
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dclegg: Its concerning that the website states "Game of Thrones: Season 1". Does that mean they won't have all seasons available, including timely availability of the new season when it airs next year?




doubt that they will as Soho is one of the more profitable channels, So why compete with yourself .




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  Reply # 1161577 24-Oct-2014 17:14
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Wonder if Vodafone TV / TBoxes will be upgraded to support this as well, given we currently get normal sky and sky go.




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  Reply # 1161641 24-Oct-2014 18:35
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Content does not look particularly compelling for $20 per month. Also seems to be quite old - GoT season one and True Blood season one? If you're into those shows you watched season one years ago.

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