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  # 1457997 28-Dec-2015 06:35
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Just released a new product...


The festive season continues here at FAN PASS - with the turkey now gone, all that remains is an epic summer of sport. With plenty to watch, we've decided to launch a 1-month, all-access pass to SKY Sport channels 1-4, and all for just $55.99 a month.

Here's the best part - since you're already a FAN PASS Fanatic, we're giving you a taste of the month pass for 25% less* for your first month - that's only $41.99 for an entire 31 days of SKY Sport 1-4. So sit back, relax and get into the cricket, darts, basketball, or whatever takes your fancy.

25% DISCOUNT CODE: FANMONTH

Sports Fans. Be Free.



Now if only they would add the rest of the sport channels ESPN etc....




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  # 1458002 28-Dec-2015 07:50
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Note that the monthly pass is recurring, and will automatically keep renewing (and charging your CC), unlike the day/week ones which just stop.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1458006 28-Dec-2015 08:26
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They sooooo need an Apple TV app and then I'm in!

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  # 1458007 28-Dec-2015 08:27
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sdav: They sooooo need an Apple TV app and then I'm in!


And Lightbox, then sorted

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  # 1458008 28-Dec-2015 08:33
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Just looking at the Sky TV guide online. They list 11 channels (excluding rugby channel) which on satellite the sport packages which costs $28.29 per month.

I can understand streaming being a little bit more expensive (having to pay for bandwidth/data) but missing nearly 2/3 of the sports channels for twice the price....

It was great with Chromecast watching the Aussie test yesterday. Only had a few issues during the which resolved themselves in less than 10 seconds. Benefit of not using the PC sound as well so that was free'd up for others to watch youtube etc with out drowning out the commentary..




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  # 1458010 28-Dec-2015 08:36
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I'm only assuming regular (non sports fans) subsidise the sports channels.

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  # 1458013 28-Dec-2015 08:38
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sdav: I'm only assuming regular (non sports fans) subsidise the sports channels.


Yep, its like anything you buy in bulk, its cheaper. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1458041 28-Dec-2015 09:08
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tdgeek:
sdav: I'm only assuming regular (non sports fans) subsidise the sports channels.


Yep, its like anything you buy in bulk, its cheaper. 

 

 

 

So really, non-sports subscribers should be getting upset at sports fans for keeping their content artificially high :-)

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  # 1458044 28-Dec-2015 09:25
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sdav:
tdgeek:
sdav: I'm only assuming regular (non sports fans) subsidise the sports channels.


Yep, its like anything you buy in bulk, its cheaper. 
  So really, non-sports subscribers should be getting upset at sports fans for keeping their content artificially high :-)


No. If subscribers pay for Basic, sport is the standard price. If non subscriber wants sport you pay more. Put it down to Sport + non subscriber premium. Its pay as you go and not a monthly sub. Like most things if you buy one its more costly per unit than buying bulk. Basic and Sport is about $70 every month, or you just pay $56 for some months. Sky gets funds, you get a saving, win-win

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  # 1458051 28-Dec-2015 09:56
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tdgeek:
sdav:
tdgeek:
sdav: I'm only assuming regular (non sports fans) subsidise the sports channels.


Yep, its like anything you buy in bulk, its cheaper. 
  So really, non-sports subscribers should be getting upset at sports fans for keeping their content artificially high :-)


No. If subscribers pay for Basic, sport is the standard price. If non subscriber wants sport you pay more. Put it down to Sport + non subscriber premium. Its pay as you go and not a monthly sub. Like most things if you buy one its more costly per unit than buying bulk. Basic and Sport is about $70 every month, or you just pay $56 for some months. Sky gets funds, you get a saving, win-win

 

 

 

Are you saying Sky don't see the potential in Fan Pass being a subscription model (but then they offer a recurring payment)?. I was comparing a potential Fan Pass customer to an existing non-sport Sky subscriber regardless of how delivered. For what it's worth, I'm neither - but more likely to jump on Fan Pass than Sky Basic + Sport.

Why is the price different because one person doesn't have Sky at all? Is it because Basic across all subscribers subsidises the sport or because it is more expensive to deliver on demand content to a smaller cliental or a bit of both?

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mentalinc: Just released a new product...


The festive season continues here at FAN PASS - with the turkey now gone, all that remains is an epic summer of sport. With plenty to watch, we've decided to launch a 1-month, all-access pass to SKY Sport channels 1-4, and all for just $55.99 a month.

Here's the best part - since you're already a FAN PASS Fanatic, we're giving you a taste of the month pass for 25% less* for your first month - that's only $41.99 for an entire 31 days of SKY Sport 1-4. So sit back, relax and get into the cricket, darts, basketball, or whatever takes your fancy.

25% DISCOUNT CODE: FANMONTH

Sports Fans. Be Free.



Now if only they would add the rest of the sport channels ESPN etc....


Any idea when the code expires?

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  # 1458053 28-Dec-2015 09:58
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Double Post.

Please delete.

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  # 1458054 28-Dec-2015 10:02
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Finch:
mentalinc: Just released a new product...


The festive season continues here at FAN PASS - with the turkey now gone, all that remains is an epic summer of sport. With plenty to watch, we've decided to launch a 1-month, all-access pass to SKY Sport channels 1-4, and all for just $55.99 a month.

Here's the best part - since you're already a FAN PASS Fanatic, we're giving you a taste of the month pass for 25% less* for your first month - that's only $41.99 for an entire 31 days of SKY Sport 1-4. So sit back, relax and get into the cricket, darts, basketball, or whatever takes your fancy.

25% DISCOUNT CODE: FANMONTH

Sports Fans. Be Free.



Now if only they would add the rest of the sport channels ESPN etc....


Any idea when the code expires?



As per email->

"Voucher must be redeemed before 11:00pm 03/01/2016 to receive the discounted month pass"




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GregV: Note that the monthly pass is recurring, and will automatically keep renewing (and charging your CC), unlike the day/week ones which just stop.


You can go to "My Account" -> Subscriptions you can cancel the subscription.

I'm not brave enough to click it now, but should be ok to click it the day before it's due to expire.


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sdav:
tdgeek:
sdav:
tdgeek:
sdav: I'm only assuming regular (non sports fans) subsidise the sports channels.


Yep, its like anything you buy in bulk, its cheaper. 
  So really, non-sports subscribers should be getting upset at sports fans for keeping their content artificially high :-)


No. If subscribers pay for Basic, sport is the standard price. If non subscriber wants sport you pay more. Put it down to Sport + non subscriber premium. Its pay as you go and not a monthly sub. Like most things if you buy one its more costly per unit than buying bulk. Basic and Sport is about $70 every month, or you just pay $56 for some months. Sky gets funds, you get a saving, win-win
  Are you saying Sky don't see the potential in Fan Pass being a subscription model (but then they offer a recurring payment)?. I was comparing a potential Fan Pass customer to an existing non-sport Sky subscriber regardless of how delivered. For what it's worth, I'm neither - but more likely to jump on Fan Pass than Sky Basic + Sport.

Why is the price different because one person doesn't have Sky at all? Is it because Basic across all subscribers subsidises the sport or because it is more expensive to deliver on demand content to a smaller cliental or a bit of both?


Like any business, Sky wishes to maximise revenue. If Sport via Fanpass was the same as sport for a subscriber, then some will jump ship. If Fanpass had a movie option, some will jump ship and still watch movies, and save money. Race to the bottom. The casual sport watchers can save by paying $56 for a few months a year, or for some may as well have Basic and Sport. 

As I see it, some will exit Sky, = zero revenue. Fan pass accepts churn, but seeks to grab some smaller revenue rather than just none. The day pass is very expensive, but cheap if used occasionally for an event. Week pass is the same. Month pass is the same. Maximise revenue but don't make it cheap as chips which will encourage others to jump.

In short it gives Sky good revenue and gives many a low cost option if sport is the main reason for having Sky.

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