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# 173552 27-May-2015 13:27
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Can anyone find more details on this:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/68886420/sky-to-offer-day-and-week-passes-to-sky-sports

The article is usual Stuff standard i.e. says offer is available to non-Sky subscribers in the headline but then in the body says it's for Sky Sports subscribers, which is nonsensical.

If it's available to anyone then it's certainly helps accelerate my plans to ditch my monthly Sky subscription.

Where is the source? The last time I looked there's nothing about it on the Sky website.

Is this a cynical Sky offer that is designed to keep Sky subscribers paying and waiting for it to appear, but it never will, or could this be genuine?



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  # 1312718 27-May-2015 13:32
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Could be attractive for a one off All Blacks test (that + half a dozen beers is cheaper than going to the pub). I won't hold my breath though, their online offerings have been poorly executed.


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  # 1312756 27-May-2015 14:13
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Priced to high. $15 for 1 day? $20 for a week sounds reasonable. But $5 less for 1 day? What is the logic here?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1312762 27-May-2015 14:19
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MarkCerny: Priced to high. $15 for 1 day? $20 for a week sounds reasonable. But $5 less for 1 day? What is the logic here?


If they make it too cheap then it would cut their subscribers number.  $15 is the monthly cost of adding sport (isn't it? or is it $20 now).




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  # 1312764 27-May-2015 14:20
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MarkCerny: Priced to high. $15 for 1 day? $20 for a week sounds reasonable. But $5 less for 1 day? What is the logic here?


If they make it too cheap then it would cut their subscribers number.  $15 is the monthly cost of adding sport (isn't it? or is it $20 now).


$26.something not including the recently announced price increase.




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  # 1312773 27-May-2015 14:23
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corksta:
davidcole:
MarkCerny: Priced to high. $15 for 1 day? $20 for a week sounds reasonable. But $5 less for 1 day? What is the logic here?


If they make it too cheap then it would cut their subscribers number.  $15 is the monthly cost of adding sport (isn't it? or is it $20 now).


$26.something not including the recently announced price increase.


Wow, so at $20 for a week, existing sport subscribers may look at this as an option, if only interested a a sporting event over a week or so.  It still may work out better.




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  # 1312822 27-May-2015 15:25
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tstone: Can anyone find more details on this:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/68886420/sky-to-offer-day-and-week-passes-to-sky-sports

The article is usual Stuff standard i.e. says offer is available to non-Sky subscribers in the headline but then in the body says it's for Sky Sports subscribers, which is nonsensical.

If it's available to anyone then it's certainly helps accelerate my plans to ditch my monthly Sky subscription.

Where is the source? The last time I looked there's nothing about it on the Sky website.

Is this a cynical Sky offer that is designed to keep Sky subscribers paying and waiting for it to appear, but it never will, or could this be genuine?



This was buried in the 67-page long PowerPoint presentation for the Sky Investor Day. If you look at the announcements for SKT on the NZX website, you'll find it.





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  # 1312846 27-May-2015 15:46
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corksta:
davidcole:
MarkCerny: Priced to high. $15 for 1 day? $20 for a week sounds reasonable. But $5 less for 1 day? What is the logic here?


If they make it too cheap then it would cut their subscribers number.  $15 is the monthly cost of adding sport (isn't it? or is it $20 now).


$26.something not including the recently announced price increase.


$26 if you want Basic, about $70 if you only want sport

 
 
 
 


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  # 1312847 27-May-2015 15:47
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Doesn't Igloo already do this?  $15 per All Blacks game or something?  Seems expensive to me, but better than $100 per month if that's all you care to watch

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  # 1312849 27-May-2015 15:50
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sxz: Doesn't Igloo already do this?  $15 per All Blacks game or something?  Seems expensive to me, but better than $100 per month if that's all you care to watch


yeah they had something per game, but I don;'t know how extensive the coverage is (all sports or just 1 thing a year?), where this say all sports - so would expect it to be a day/week access to all the sports channels.  




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  # 1312850 27-May-2015 15:53
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I assume Sky isn't having a huge issue with Netflix or Lightbox yet. Post RWC, that will be the test, they are probably testing the waters. Glass half full

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  # 1312852 27-May-2015 15:58
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sxz: Doesn't Igloo already do this?  $15 per All Blacks game or something?  Seems expensive to me, but better than $100 per month if that's all you care to watch

 

Wasn't aware of this. Is it in HD? I have an igloo, but now never use it since all tvs now have a tuner built in, and it regually crashed. But for the odd week of sport it maybe useful.

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  # 1312856 27-May-2015 16:03
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I hope that if Sky are going to deliver this via their SkyGO platform that they are able to cater for the demand.  SkyGo normally crashes for bit events such as AB games.

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  # 1313539 28-May-2015 14:50
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This seems very similar to the NowTV (UK Sky) option of 10.99GBP for a week of full sports coverage, or 6.99GBP per day. That's subscription-free.

I think this is the way entertainment offerings need to go - bite-sized bits that people can cherry-pick as their interests change.




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  # 1313543 28-May-2015 14:56
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mattwnz:
sxz: Doesn't Igloo already do this?  $15 per All Blacks game or something?  Seems expensive to me, but better than $100 per month if that's all you care to watch

Wasn't aware of this. Is it in HD? I have an igloo, but now never use it since all tvs now have a tuner built in, and it regually crashed. But for the odd week of sport it maybe useful.


Yep, it's on Front Row on Igloo. We picked up a second hand one the other day for the bedroom, which someone hadn't activated, so have the 30 day free trial.  To watch one off sports it costs $14.95.

http://igloo.co.nz/igloo/whatson/frontrow.html

On another note, for what we want it for which is just the free channels really, it works fine. 



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  # 1315268 31-May-2015 22:57
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MarkCerny: Priced to high. $15 for 1 day? $20 for a week sounds reasonable. But $5 less for 1 day? What is the logic here?


Perhaps they are just trying stuff to combat online streaming services.




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