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Topic # 165561 13-Feb-2015 12:51
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After the CWC I'm at the edge of pulling Sky, I will search for streaming alternatives overseas in the interim of F1. Got Lightbox, getting UFB, have Unlimited.

Are there any legal means to obtain the doco channels Discovery, Natgeo, BBC Knowledge, History? Or just the first 3. Are they on Netflix or is Netflix only movies?
CNN too

Pity, but for $100 a month, Ive realised that what I watch is limited on Sky. a few docos, F1. Bit O Rugger but only AB's. AB's play at the pub.

I can see better value for FTA and my BR/HDD Panny Recorder, Lightbox, Netflix. 

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  Reply # 1237234 13-Feb-2015 12:53
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Plenty of documentaries on Netflix. Some are TV series type and others are full length. Many are from History and BBC.




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  Reply # 1237245 13-Feb-2015 13:02
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Consider calling and see if you can get a better offer..

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  Reply # 1237276 13-Feb-2015 13:35
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We've just pulled the plug. Like you only thing we wont have access to is Food Channel, Discovery etc.

There is plenty to watch on Netflix though.

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  Reply # 1239338 15-Feb-2015 12:43
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The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/




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MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/



Id say watch this space. Lightbox must have allowed a number to reconsider cancelling Sky, Netflix will add to that. Maybe Neon will add a little. Then, competition being what it is, they may revamp how they offer Sky. Maybe Sport is not requiring Basic, maybe reasonable pay options for sport genres (rugger, cricket, etc). 
I'll miss F1, Tennis, but I'll seek out streaming options after the CWC is over.

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  Reply # 1239343 15-Feb-2015 12:55
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MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

 

 

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.

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  Reply # 1239448 15-Feb-2015 16:49
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psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!

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  Reply # 1239451 15-Feb-2015 16:54
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MarkCerny:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 

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  Reply # 1239452 15-Feb-2015 16:55
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I have DishWorld which shows most of cricket matches and all football matches for $10/month along with other sports events. They did not get the rights for cricket world cup this year due to StarSports in India, Australia'a channel 9 and ESPN US getting the exclusive rights. StarSports has a NZ$2.50 package in HD for all 53 ODI world cup matches available to stream live in an web browser. Been using it since match 1 and works great.




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  Reply # 1239539 15-Feb-2015 19:13
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psychnurse:
MarkCerny:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 


OK thanks mate!

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  Reply # 1239592 15-Feb-2015 20:36
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Pull it. Unless you still use a rotary dial phone, show them no mercy.

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  Reply # 1245666 24-Feb-2015 15:39
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psychnurse:
MarkCerny:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 


I tried getting the sports package and I needed a UK credit card.

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  Reply # 1245695 24-Feb-2015 16:04
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psychnurse:
MarkCerny:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 


Is it HD and any issues streaming it?

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  Reply # 1246653 25-Feb-2015 19:46
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Mattmannz:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 


Is it HD and any issues streaming it?


My friend has the sports channel, he said not HD but decent picture. We both used a Kiwibank mastercard to set it up.

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  Reply # 1247000 26-Feb-2015 12:24
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psychnurse:
Mattmannz:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny:
psychnurse:
MarkCerny: The only reason I am hesitant to pull sky is because of the sports. I watch the Phoenix the in A League. I wish SKY NZ would pull their thumb out and offer this like the UK:


http://www.nowtv.com/

I have that up and running now via my apple TV, watch it all the time. Quality TV.


Do you have to pay with a UK credit card? And is it like watching NZ Sky Sports HD ?

Thanks!


Nope, just use Kiwibank mastercard. I don't get the sports package only entertainment package, so can't comment. 


Is it HD and any issues streaming it?


My friend has the sports channel, he said not HD but decent picture. We both used a Kiwibank mastercard to set it up.


So the nowtv sports package is 10.99 GBP per week.

I was hoping it would be a better offering than PLP, but the sports package costs more than my sky sub with sports, My sky & the hd ticket. (and a lot more than PLP)
The entertainment pack @ 6.99 gbp / month is pretty good value.

Does anyone use the actual now tv box I saw on the site?


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