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  # 1473414 17-Jan-2016 22:55
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pugsy33: Just for clarity gregv , the promo code needs to b entered by the 21st or 25th January? Cheers

 

 

 

21st I think FanPAss website said.

 

 

 

I signed up a few hours ago. Less than $1 per day.

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  # 1473426 17-Jan-2016 23:12
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The issue with the Tennis Pass is that the Pop Up channels for the outer courts are not included only the world feed on Sky Sport 4, not the uninterrupted, no commentary channels on Channel 55 and 56  

 
 
 
 


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  # 1473432 17-Jan-2016 23:50
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joshhill96: The issue with the Tennis Pass is that the Pop Up channels for the outer courts are not included only the world feed on Sky Sport 4, not the uninterrupted, no commentary channels on Channel 55 and 56  

 

 

 

Fair point I guess. But you dont have to use it to watch the Tennis. 

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  # 1473488 18-Jan-2016 09:24
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pugsy33: Just for clarity gregv , the promo code needs to b entered by the 21st or 25th January? Cheers

 

@pugsy33 The email with the discount code said to enter it before the 25th, but it looks like the underlying Courtside Pass it discounts is only available for purchase until the 21st.

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  # 1474044 18-Jan-2016 17:58
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Finch:
joshhill96: The issue with the Tennis Pass is that the Pop Up channels for the outer courts are not included only the world feed on Sky Sport 4, not the uninterrupted, no commentary channels on Channel 55 and 56  
  Fair point I guess. But you dont have to use it to watch the Tennis. 

 

yours is a fair point, but marketing it as the "tennis pass" when a good portion of the coverage is not on the channels offered is a bit wrong to me.

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  # 1477032 22-Jan-2016 19:01
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I just did the TENNISPASS and the discount code and it worked for me...


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  # 1483972 2-Feb-2016 22:29
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The pricing on this is a nonsense, $56 a month for skysports online when it can be delivered via their  satellite pack for $29.

 

I'd really like to make this work and pay for the content; a NRL digital pass in Australia is A$89, iirc Sky NZ were looking for NZ$300 last year.

 

I'd like to watch some cricket and league; there are no circumstances in which I'll ever want to watch rugby union or motorsports. Sky seem determined to rort me here. It's like a supermarket saying if I want to buy some sausages, i first need to also buy some fish and potatoes or pay triple the cost.

 

Virtually all the content i want to watch can be obtained from offshore either for free or at a much lower cost, geo-blocking simply doesn't work. If they are relying on that they are screwed.

 

Raise your game fellas


 
 
 
 


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  # 1483975 2-Feb-2016 22:39
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asjohnstone:

The pricing on this is a nonsense, $56 a month for skysports online when it can be delivered via their  satellite pack for $29.


I'd really like to make this work and pay for the content; a NRL digital pass in Australia is A$89, iirc Sky NZ were looking for NZ$300 last year.


I'd like to watch some cricket and league; there are no circumstances in which I'll ever want to watch rugby union or motorsports. Sky seem determined to rort me here. It's like a supermarket saying if I want to buy some sausages, i first need to also buy some fish and potatoes or pay triple the cost.


Virtually all the content i want to watch can be obtained from offshore either for free or at a much lower cost, geo-blocking simply doesn't work. If they are relying on that they are screwed.


Raise your game fellas



$29 is the price via satellite because you're subsidising it with the basic package. It wouldn't work on a standalone price point.

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  # 1483976 2-Feb-2016 22:39
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asjohnstone:

 

The pricing on this is a nonsense, $56 a month for skysports online when it can be delivered via their  satellite pack for $29.

 

I'd really like to make this work and pay for the content; a NRL digital pass in Australia is A$89, iirc Sky NZ were looking for NZ$300 last year.

 

I'd like to watch some cricket and league; there are no circumstances in which I'll ever want to watch rugby union or motorsports. Sky seem determined to rort me here. It's like a supermarket saying if I want to buy some sausages, i first need to also buy some fish and potatoes or pay triple the cost.

 

Virtually all the content i want to watch can be obtained from offshore either for free or at a much lower cost, geo-blocking simply doesn't work. If they are relying on that they are screwed.

 

Raise your game fellas

 

 

 

 

NRL Digital Pass is mobile only I think and cant go full screen or something?


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  # 1483979 2-Feb-2016 22:46
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No, it can be run on a windows laptop and therefore put full screen.

I get that there a subsidization but they are charging the full price for each individual support.

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  # 1483983 2-Feb-2016 22:52
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asjohnstone:

 

The pricing on this is a nonsense, $56 a month for skysports online when it can be delivered via their  satellite pack for $29.

 

I'd really like to make this work and pay for the content; a NRL digital pass in Australia is A$89, iirc Sky NZ were looking for NZ$300 last year.

 

I'd like to watch some cricket and league; there are no circumstances in which I'll ever want to watch rugby union or motorsports. Sky seem determined to rort me here. It's like a supermarket saying if I want to buy some sausages, i first need to also buy some fish and potatoes or pay triple the cost.

 

Virtually all the content i want to watch can be obtained from offshore either for free or at a much lower cost, geo-blocking simply doesn't work. If they are relying on that they are screwed.

 

Raise your game fellas

 

 

Its not $29/mth.  Whether the basic package subsidises sport subscribers has been debated previously on these threads.  You are already ignoring that the hardware for the satellite rental is $18/mth (as evidenced by those who can "rent" the box to receive just the FTA channels).  So already, without cross-package-subsidisation, its $47/mth vs the online FanPass price of $56/mth.  

 

Sky are not determined to "rort" you.  Its the modus operandi of all pay operators around the world.  Bundled is much more effective as a business model than a la carte.  In the US if you want NFL you need to add it to your bundle, want NBA, add that too, want MLB or NHL?  You guessed it.  Its incremental sport on top of the "bundle".  You think we got it bad, we arent too badly off.  Some interesting US research showed that if ESPN was offered as a separate channel rather than bundled then subscription would be 25% vs 75% as part of a bundle.  Suggests that ESPN is unlikely to want to offer itself as an OTT offering, but thats by-the-by.

 

When looking at the NRL digital pass and comparing it between countries - last year it was Telstra offering it in Australia.  Late last year it lost the digital rights but after threatening to walk from naming sponsor of the competition were able to re-buy the digital rights from Nine.  The price was a hefty one though so whether its offered at last years loss-leading price of $3/wk vs NZ's $10/wk remains to be seen.  It's also going to be interesting to see whether season passes are offered for various sports this year via FanPass or whether Sky sticks with the day/week/month structure.  Here is a table showing the various costs of different sports.  The "going rate" is around $10/week.  Its called premium content for a reason.

 

 

 

 

Yes, you can bypass geoblocks.  My views on that are well vented around here.  Overseas viewers used to get NFL Gamepass for free.  The number of US viewers that wanted to watch it for free by circumventing geoblocks meant that the NFL introduced global pricing.  Those looking to beat the system cost the rest of us.  The content provider will make their crust somehow.  Steal from one and you'll end up stealing from all. 


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  # 1483988 2-Feb-2016 22:57
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What i think could be a good idea is for Existing Sky Subscribers with Sports is that they get a discount of some sort if they link it up to their sky account as SkyGo is horrible. If they dont have sports you still get a discount but not as much of one.

 

 

 

say for example, you have Sky Basic + Sport = 30% off, Sky Basic = 15% off.. 

 

 

 

Just my thoughts although you guys may have your own ideas.


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  # 1483997 2-Feb-2016 23:17
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I dont actually mind paying the FanPass rates, and I am somebody who is as tight as they come with money. I hate spending anything, even 10c, I think itsmore the principle rather than the amount. I feel guilty whenever I buy something.

 

 

 

Anyway, $20 for me for a Week of Sport seems like a good deal, and something I have bought numerous times. 168 hours in the week, well worth it.


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  # 1484007 3-Feb-2016 00:36
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For me it works well. I only want to watch the Black Caps, so paying for 3-4 months of the year (or the odd week here or there) to view their games is much preferable to the $103 per month I was paying with a Sky sub (basic package + MySky + HD Ticket + Sport). I'm about a grand better off, and I still get to see what I want.





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  # 1484019 3-Feb-2016 07:21
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asjohnstone:

 

The pricing on this is a nonsense, $56 a month for skysports online when it can be delivered via their  satellite pack for $29.

 

I'd really like to make this work and pay for the content; a NRL digital pass in Australia is A$89, iirc Sky NZ were looking for NZ$300 last year.

 

I'd like to watch some cricket and league; there are no circumstances in which I'll ever want to watch rugby union or motorsports. Sky seem determined to rort me here. It's like a supermarket saying if I want to buy some sausages, i first need to also buy some fish and potatoes or pay triple the cost.

 

Virtually all the content i want to watch can be obtained from offshore either for free or at a much lower cost, geo-blocking simply doesn't work. If they are relying on that they are screwed.

 

Raise your game fellas

 

 

 

 

NRL is free on Livestream.


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