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ajw

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  #1724974 23-Feb-2017 10:22
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MikeB4:

 

ajw:

 

 

 

I hope Sky does. About time some of these sports content providers realised they are only peddling their content to a limited audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which is a huge percentage of Sky viewers / TV viewers and that applies world wide. 

 

 

 

 

And every year they are slowly pricing themselves off the market.


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  #1724986 23-Feb-2017 10:23
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ajw:

 

networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

What would the cost be if every channel on SKY had no repeats 24/7 with the extra content needed?


 
 
 
 


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  #1724990 23-Feb-2017 10:25
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ajw:

 

 

 

You failed to mention the amount of irate customers that lose signal every time there is a drop of rain.

 

 

What amount is that exactly? What do you expect Sky to do about that? Drop of rain? No, I think you are being silly. it's a physics problem. They tried to merge with a company to give people another form of access, but likely those people who have problem with a "drop of rain" don't have fast enough broadband

 

anyways. It's the price you pay for being in a remote location. 

 

I get the feeling you are simply trolling. 

 

 

 

 

Not trolling at all.


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  #1724991 23-Feb-2017 10:26
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ajw:

 

 

 

And every year they are slowly pricing themselves off the market.

 

 

 

 

And every year their cost go up. Businesses must pass on cost increases or they cease to exist or their services diminish. Fact of life.





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  #1724996 23-Feb-2017 10:29
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ajw:

 

networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

What would the cost be if every channel on SKY had no repeats 24/7 with the extra content needed?

 

 

You would have to get those $$$ figures from Sky.


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  #1724997 23-Feb-2017 10:29
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Like they supposedly wholesale the RBI service fairly? lol

 

 

Whats not fair about it?

 

 

OK, a couple of things. They are suppose to sell at a certain minimum margin; but when you take in to account their own heavily subsidised installs and their additional discounts - e.g. $10 off linked mobile. Or their $40 per month voice service that they bundle for only $6 extra. I don't think they are selling at the required margin. Or their 4G rural broadband that is not actually the regulated RBI product, which then actually unfairly competes with the regulated product.

 

Anyway too many things to discuss here, and off topic for this. But certainly would concern me how they would fairly wholesale a Sky TV service.

 

 





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  #1725010 23-Feb-2017 10:47
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networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

Agree, Sport costs.  In the UK they have Sky TV and BT Sport. I think they are in the 35 pound price point. I'd rather pay once than have to buy two.


 
 
 
 


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  #1725011 23-Feb-2017 10:48
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ajw:

 

networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

Inflation, its the same everywhere. Do you abstain from your pay review?

 

Ads. Check FTA, check internet. Check GZ. Its needed


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  #1725033 23-Feb-2017 11:08
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ajw:

 

networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

Inflation, its the same everywhere. Do you abstain from your pay review?

 

Ads. Check FTA, check internet. Check GZ. Its needed

 

 

Contributing to their own demise.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11805231


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  #1725036 23-Feb-2017 11:12
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You failed to mention the amount of irate customers that lose signal every time there is a drop of rain.

 

 

If you have this, then there is a fault with your dish which can be easily remedied. It is either slightly misaligned (often due to wind, earthquake) or the LNB is failing. The standard dish size is actually pretty well specc'd for NZ conditions, and should only lose signal briefly in very heavy rain.


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  #1725050 23-Feb-2017 11:26
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My sky dish gets rain fade on really sunny days as well as really rainy days.

 

 





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  #1725054 23-Feb-2017 11:29
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ajw:

 

tdgeek:

 

ajw:

 

networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

Inflation, its the same everywhere. Do you abstain from your pay review?

 

Ads. Check FTA, check internet. Check GZ. Its needed

 

 

Contributing to their own demise.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11805231

 

 

If you say so.


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  #1725055 23-Feb-2017 11:30
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@kiwifidget, your LNB is dying and getting sensitive to temperature extremes.


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  #1725056 23-Feb-2017 11:31
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Pumpedd:

 

Sports seem to be the big issue for the comcom...its also a big issue for Sky with non Sky Sports subscribers subsidizing this. Maybe key national sports should go back to being broadcast free to air. Dont some major western countries have this in place?

 

Sky over the last 10 years has done nothing to help themselves, they have continually upset their customer base with a series of price increases and failed technology launches. 

 

They need new leadership at the top and quickly, and to become more innovative with their plans.

 

 

Do you want the people who are watching the sports to pay for it or do you want the Government to pay for it?

 

Because if they go to FTA then the taxpayer will be paying for them.

 

 

 

 

Who pays for FTA sport in Ozz ??





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  #1725063 23-Feb-2017 11:38
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ajw:

 

networkn:

 

ajw:

 

Everytime these sports rights come up for contract renewal how about playing hardball at how much money is offered to secure these rights. The whole world doesn't come to an end if there is less sport on TV. Glad I'm not addicted to sports.

 

 

Right, but for every one person not keen on sports, there are people like me, who's sole reason for Sky (well actually Food Tv is the other), is sport. I do not want less sport on TV.

 

 

 

 

There are also a lot of ex sky customers who were sick and tired of continual price hikes, continual repeats and repetitive advertising and programme advertising. 

 

 

Plenty of us stayed as well. It was inevitable that they would lose subscribers after the RWC, they knew it was happening. The "sky" isn't falling just yet.

 

John Fellet is the reason Sky isn't innovating in my opinion. They need a top down cleanout of that company to my mind. They need to improve communication with their customers about what they have planned. 

 

 

 

I pay $60 a month for Sky HD and Sports and I don't resent it in the slightest. Cost my wife and I $30-40 to go to the movies which lasts 2 hours, but for $60 a month I can probably watch 20 hours of Rugby. I had a problem with it when it was $120. 

 

 

That sounds a bit cheap.  How are you getting this for $60 / month??  The M-in-law pays about $88.50 / month with HD only no recording..





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