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Topic # 180725 19-Sep-2015 13:21
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The new ads are rolling out on SKY channels, anyone seen them?

Standard boxes to be replaced in a few months over Summer.

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  Reply # 1390210 19-Sep-2015 13:24
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The ones they advertised last summer that were "coming soon "

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  Reply # 1390225 19-Sep-2015 13:46
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Things are going really well :)

So it will be "soon"

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1390269 19-Sep-2015 15:06
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afe66: The ones they advertised last summer that were "coming soon "

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I'm aware of the old ads,  these new ads were shown during commercial breaks at todays RWC Opening Coverage watch video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TELfoxIza88

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w4VxO7ekdI

 






 

 

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  Reply # 1390274 19-Sep-2015 15:18
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the on demand stuff was suppose to be done in april/may

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  Reply # 1390383 19-Sep-2015 18:03
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Jase2985: the on demand stuff was suppose to be done in april/may


And they will be 2016...

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  Reply # 1390433 19-Sep-2015 20:34
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afe66:
Jase2985: the on demand stuff was suppose to be done in april/may


And they will be 2016...


Bet it won't be (*hint I know more than I can say*)

Looks like a nice box too (a mate who works for sky has one)

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  Reply # 1390505 20-Sep-2015 03:07
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Great roll them out while everyone is away on summer holidays!





 


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  Reply # 1390515 20-Sep-2015 07:41
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I feel they will get these out pronto. Post RWC they will see a spike in churn, less I feel than many here feel. As SVOD gets more traction, Sky need to add value, the box will help that, reduce costs, and reduce prices. 

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  Reply # 1390527 20-Sep-2015 09:00
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should have done it pre RWC because post will just be tooo late for many including myself

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wingbat45:
afe66:
Jase2985: the on demand stuff was suppose to be done in april/may


And they will be 2016...


Bet it won't be (*hint I know more than I can say*)

Looks like a nice box too (a mate who works for sky has one)


Hard to get excited about out-dated Pay TV hardware. It's the past.

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  Reply # 1390533 20-Sep-2015 09:11
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Jase2985: should have done it pre RWC because post will just be tooo late for many including myself


Me too. As someone else said, Sky is good value if you have the use case. I love the docs, sport, HD, recording convenience, kids loved the kids channels, Animal Planet was a biggie for her. Wife loves the food channels.  But now, i am the only user it seems, daughter uses Netflix, wife doesnt watch food channel anymore, I have options for F1 and MotoGP if need be. Sky has RWC on Prime. Lightbox. Netflix. Im about to remove MySkyHDi box, and a Panny BR/HDD Freeview recorder, and replace that with a T2200. Ask wife if she prefers Panny in bedroom instead of the Tivo that forgets stuff from time to time. PS4 has LB/NF, so will my upcoming Apple TV4 hopefully soon. Saving circa $80 per month, freeing up one HT HDMI

But I don't see the churn hitting big time yet for Sky. If NF/LB advertised heavily, this is how easy and cheap it is, then maybe

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  Reply # 1390534 20-Sep-2015 09:19
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steve98:
wingbat45:
afe66:
Jase2985: the on demand stuff was suppose to be done in april/may


And they will be 2016...


Bet it won't be (*hint I know more than I can say*)

Looks like a nice box too (a mate who works for sky has one)


Hard to get excited about out-dated Pay TV hardware. It's the past.


Pay TV is actually the future, not the past. Hardware wise, on demand capable hardware is also the future, see Dish T2200 and the other FV+ boxes, and Skys upcoming box.

What would change things, and bring SVOD 5 years ahead, is that there was an SVOD app store for all major brands that was more universal, so that any local dev can write a local SVOD app, for any TV, Smart box, so that anyone can have a one box solution for FV+, Ondemand, Netflix, Lightbox, Neon, etc. The thing that holds the general customer back is complexity. Its too hard, too geeky, too many boxes/solutions required.

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  Reply # 1390558 20-Sep-2015 10:34
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Pay tv will be the future.

But that future might just be that the actual content providers decide to sell directly to customers rather than to intermediates like sky.

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tdgeek:
steve98:
wingbat45:
afe66:
Jase2985: the on demand stuff was suppose to be done in april/may


And they will be 2016...


Bet it won't be (*hint I know more than I can say*)

Looks like a nice box too (a mate who works for sky has one)


Hard to get excited about out-dated Pay TV hardware. It's the past.


Pay TV is actually the future, not the past. Hardware wise, on demand capable hardware is also the future, see Dish T2200 and the other FV+ boxes, and Skys upcoming box.

What would change things, and bring SVOD 5 years ahead, is that there was an SVOD app store for all major brands that was more universal, so that any local dev can write a local SVOD app, for any TV, Smart box, so that anyone can have a one box solution for FV+, Ondemand, Netflix, Lightbox, Neon, etc. The thing that holds the general customer back is complexity. Its too hard, too geeky, too many boxes/solutions required.


I didn't say Pay TV was the past. I said out-dated Pay TV hardware was the past. These boxes being discussed here, they're not the future. Not even close.

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  Reply # 1390568 20-Sep-2015 11:34
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Jase2985: should have done it pre RWC because post will just be tooo late for many including myself


Me too. As someone else said, Sky is good value if you have the use case. I love the docs, sport, HD, recording convenience, kids loved the kids channels, Animal Planet was a biggie for her. Wife loves the food channels.  But now, i am the only user it seems, daughter uses Netflix, wife doesnt watch food channel anymore, I have options for F1 and MotoGP if need be. Sky has RWC on Prime. Lightbox. Netflix. Im about to remove MySkyHDi box, and a Panny BR/HDD Freeview recorder, and replace that with a T2200. Ask wife if she prefers Panny in bedroom instead of the Tivo that forgets stuff from time to time. PS4 has LB/NF, so will my upcoming Apple TV4 hopefully soon. Saving circa $80 per month, freeing up one HT HDMI

But I don't see the churn hitting big time yet for Sky. If NF/LB advertised heavily, this is how easy and cheap it is, then maybe


I get all of that, except for the bit about replacing the Panny box with the T2200. As a Panny owner contemplating restructuring his setup, I'm curious as to why - is it just the Freeview+ functionality or is there something I'm missing?

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