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  # 1549818 11-May-2016 12:53
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dclegg:

 

$19 Chomecast has just been released again. Go hard, fellow Geekzoners (I'm not in the market for one).

 

 

Is that legit? It takes me straight to a payment page, no shipping address details etc.


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  # 1549832 11-May-2016 13:15
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dclegg:

 

$19 Chomecast has just been released again. Go hard, fellow Geekzoners (I'm not in the market for one).

 

 

Says $49 and sold out to me on that link


 
 
 
 


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  # 1550853 11-May-2016 13:48
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bigmacpaddy:

 

dclegg:

 

$19 Chomecast has just been released again. Go hard, fellow Geekzoners (I'm not in the market for one).

 

 

Is that legit? It takes me straight to a payment page, no shipping address details etc.

 

 

It may be tied to my account. It was an email received from Fan Pass.


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  # 1550866 11-May-2016 13:58
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Wonder how you get these emails - I am registered with them but didn't get any kind of email..

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  # 1550877 11-May-2016 14:08
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Davy: Wonder how you get these emails - I am registered with them but didn't get any kind of email..


I received one yesterday, my brother in law received one today and my father has yet to receive one. Maybe they're rolling them out to a certain number of people each day?

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  # 1550929 11-May-2016 14:58
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tdgeek:

 

littleheaven:

 

I'm hoping they'll offer some sort of Olympic Games package, as I assume a lot of that will end up on pop-up channels.

 

 

I would expect that Olympics would be less a rights issue than anything else, so cross fingers they have a FanPass Olympic option. BUT, that dilutes the Get Sky Now for the Olympics marketing tool. Which would be many ex Sky users grabbing it for 6 months ( and maybe keeping it if they add more value, etc) So I think not, now

 

 

Hmm, unless they want to pick up people who wouldn't subscribe to Sky in any event. By pricing the monthly pass at slightly over the discounted subscriber rate for the full package, they'd be less likely to risk cannibalising their audience. But it would give them the option of picking up customers like me who are willing to shell that much out for one or two months here and there, but not more.

 

Otherwise, I see BBC and Australia's 7 Network have the rights, and I have the streams :o)





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  # 1550939 11-May-2016 15:03
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littleheaven:

tdgeek:


littleheaven:


I'm hoping they'll offer some sort of Olympic Games package, as I assume a lot of that will end up on pop-up channels.



I would expect that Olympics would be less a rights issue than anything else, so cross fingers they have a FanPass Olympic option. BUT, that dilutes the Get Sky Now for the Olympics marketing tool. Which would be many ex Sky users grabbing it for 6 months ( and maybe keeping it if they add more value, etc) So I think not, now



Hmm, unless they want to pick up people who wouldn't subscribe to Sky in any event. By pricing the monthly pass at slightly over the discounted subscriber rate for the full package, they'd be less likely to risk cannibalising their audience. But it would give them the option of picking up customers like me who are willing to shell that much out for one or two months here and there, but not more.


Otherwise, I see BBC and Australia's 7 Network have the rights, and I have the streams :o)



Could you really handle listening to the Australian commentary???? BBC, maybe. But the problem with both of those feeds is that they will be focussed on the athletes from their countries, not NZ.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1550960 11-May-2016 15:25
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SheriffNZ:
littleheaven:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

littleheaven:

 

 

 

I'm hoping they'll offer some sort of Olympic Games package, as I assume a lot of that will end up on pop-up channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would expect that Olympics would be less a rights issue than anything else, so cross fingers they have a FanPass Olympic option. BUT, that dilutes the Get Sky Now for the Olympics marketing tool. Which would be many ex Sky users grabbing it for 6 months ( and maybe keeping it if they add more value, etc) So I think not, now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm, unless they want to pick up people who wouldn't subscribe to Sky in any event. By pricing the monthly pass at slightly over the discounted subscriber rate for the full package, they'd be less likely to risk cannibalising their audience. But it would give them the option of picking up customers like me who are willing to shell that much out for one or two months here and there, but not more.

 

 

 

Otherwise, I see BBC and Australia's 7 Network have the rights, and I have the streams :o)

 



Could you really handle listening to the Australian commentary???? BBC, maybe. But the problem with both of those feeds is that they will be focussed on the athletes from their countries, not NZ.

 

You raise an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the Fanpass offering.





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Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S, AppleTV4.


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  # 1550970 11-May-2016 15:40
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littleheaven:

 

SheriffNZ:
littleheaven:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

littleheaven:

 

 

 

I'm hoping they'll offer some sort of Olympic Games package, as I assume a lot of that will end up on pop-up channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would expect that Olympics would be less a rights issue than anything else, so cross fingers they have a FanPass Olympic option. BUT, that dilutes the Get Sky Now for the Olympics marketing tool. Which would be many ex Sky users grabbing it for 6 months ( and maybe keeping it if they add more value, etc) So I think not, now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm, unless they want to pick up people who wouldn't subscribe to Sky in any event. By pricing the monthly pass at slightly over the discounted subscriber rate for the full package, they'd be less likely to risk cannibalising their audience. But it would give them the option of picking up customers like me who are willing to shell that much out for one or two months here and there, but not more.

 

 

 

Otherwise, I see BBC and Australia's 7 Network have the rights, and I have the streams :o)

 



Could you really handle listening to the Australian commentary???? BBC, maybe. But the problem with both of those feeds is that they will be focussed on the athletes from their countries, not NZ.

 

You raise an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the Fanpass offering.

 

 

vs the Sky Sport offering.  

 

And dont forget there will be content on Prime too.  I think Sky has to commit to something like 100 hours of FTA content under the Olympics deal.


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  # 1550979 11-May-2016 16:08
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ockel:

 

an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the

 

And dont forget there will be content on Prime too.  I think Sky has to commit to something like 100 hours of FTA content under the Olympics deal.

 

 

Oh, cool. I wasn't aware of that. I guess it will all depend on how much coverage is available with whom, and what it costs. There will hopefully be a sweet spot somewhere. I always start off intending just to watch the main events and then find myself a week into it watching ping-pong between Latvia and Mongolia at 2am, lol.





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  # 1551059 11-May-2016 18:05
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ockel:

 

littleheaven:

 

SheriffNZ:
littleheaven:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

littleheaven:

 

 

 

I'm hoping they'll offer some sort of Olympic Games package, as I assume a lot of that will end up on pop-up channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would expect that Olympics would be less a rights issue than anything else, so cross fingers they have a FanPass Olympic option. BUT, that dilutes the Get Sky Now for the Olympics marketing tool. Which would be many ex Sky users grabbing it for 6 months ( and maybe keeping it if they add more value, etc) So I think not, now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm, unless they want to pick up people who wouldn't subscribe to Sky in any event. By pricing the monthly pass at slightly over the discounted subscriber rate for the full package, they'd be less likely to risk cannibalising their audience. But it would give them the option of picking up customers like me who are willing to shell that much out for one or two months here and there, but not more.

 

 

 

Otherwise, I see BBC and Australia's 7 Network have the rights, and I have the streams :o)

 



Could you really handle listening to the Australian commentary???? BBC, maybe. But the problem with both of those feeds is that they will be focussed on the athletes from their countries, not NZ.

 

You raise an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the Fanpass offering.

 

 

vs the Sky Sport offering.  

 

And dont forget there will be content on Prime too.  I think Sky has to commit to something like 100 hours of FTA content under the Olympics deal.

 

 

Didn't they do that for the RWC? Thats pretty fair if you ask me


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  # 1551065 11-May-2016 18:19
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littleheaven:

 

ockel:

 

an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the

 

And dont forget there will be content on Prime too.  I think Sky has to commit to something like 100 hours of FTA content under the Olympics deal.

 

 

Oh, cool. I wasn't aware of that. I guess it will all depend on how much coverage is available with whom, and what it costs. There will hopefully be a sweet spot somewhere. I always start off intending just to watch the main events and then find myself a week into it watching ping-pong between Latvia and Mongolia at 2am, lol.

 

 

Prime is free. No idea how overall the coverage was last time, if you have PVR that should keep you entertained. 


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  # 1551066 11-May-2016 18:24
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tdgeek:

 

littleheaven:

 

ockel:

 

an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the

 

And dont forget there will be content on Prime too.  I think Sky has to commit to something like 100 hours of FTA content under the Olympics deal.

 

 

Oh, cool. I wasn't aware of that. I guess it will all depend on how much coverage is available with whom, and what it costs. There will hopefully be a sweet spot somewhere. I always start off intending just to watch the main events and then find myself a week into it watching ping-pong between Latvia and Mongolia at 2am, lol.

 

 

Prime is free. No idea how overall the coverage was last time, if you have PVR that should keep you entertained. 

 

 

Last time - London 2012.  Sky had, from memory, 8 channels of Olympic coverage plus Prime.  Prime was pretty much all coverage of the overnight events mainly NZ'ers competing and key events.  

 

The biggest criticism was (and for RWC) that live events might have started live but by the end were delayed - due to the insertion of ads.  Shock horror - a free coverage event was paid for by someone else (the advertising community and its clients).

 

When TVNZ does the Commonwealth Games this year do you think that there wont be ad's - I seem to recall the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 had the same problem.  Stuff that started live.... ended up delayed due to ads.  Shock horror.


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  # 1551070 11-May-2016 18:30
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ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

littleheaven:

 

ockel:

 

an excellent point. I guess it will depend on how extensive their coverage is of all events vs the

 

And dont forget there will be content on Prime too.  I think Sky has to commit to something like 100 hours of FTA content under the Olympics deal.

 

 

Oh, cool. I wasn't aware of that. I guess it will all depend on how much coverage is available with whom, and what it costs. There will hopefully be a sweet spot somewhere. I always start off intending just to watch the main events and then find myself a week into it watching ping-pong between Latvia and Mongolia at 2am, lol.

 

 

Prime is free. No idea how overall the coverage was last time, if you have PVR that should keep you entertained. 

 

 

Last time - London 2012.  Sky had, from memory, 8 channels of Olympic coverage plus Prime.  Prime was pretty much all coverage of the overnight events mainly NZ'ers competing and key events.  

 

The biggest criticism was (and for RWC) that live events might have started live but by the end were delayed - due to the insertion of ads.  Shock horror - a free coverage event was paid for by someone else (the advertising community and its clients).

 

When TVNZ does the Commonwealth Games this year do you think that there wont be ad's - I seem to recall the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 had the same problem.  Stuff that started live.... ended up delayed due to ads.  Shock horror.

 

 

And if FTA offered a Pay TV option for these big occasions, I feel that would be shock horror also. Having to pay. 

 

I'd favour FTA doing Pay TV for big events. 


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  # 1551103 11-May-2016 19:38
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GregV:

Interestingly, when I revisit the offer page - http://chromecast.fanpass.co.nz/ - it now shows $49 including delivery, but still sold out.  $19 is pending on my cc



They have taken $19 off my credit card but I did not get a confirmation email. Wonder what the
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