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Topic # 214299 5-May-2017 14:03
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Just got this email from Fan Pass. I found the old price to be good value. Not so much now.

 

 

 

We wanted to let you know about some changes we’re making to the passes available on Fan Pass. We wanted Fan Pass to give Kiwis the freedom to dip in and out of sport by offering short-term flexible passes. However, sports rights aren’t cheap and it’s just not stacking up for us as much as we’ve tried to make it work. So we’ve had to make the following changes which will affect you:- From 24th May, you’ll no longer be able to get a Day or Week pass on Fan Pass.

- The cost of the Month pass will increase from $55.99 per month to $99.99 per month from 24th May.

- We’ll be introducing a 6 Month pass which will be a one-off payment of $329.99. It’s a big payment upfront but it still works out as less than $2 a day which is pretty good value. That could give you the entire All Blacks Season from kick off to the final whistle.

If none of these changes are your cup of tea, SKY have got an offer where you can join SKY with no joining fee and get a $150 account credit on a 6 month Basic contract. If you want further information, call SKY on 0800 800 759. The team at Fan Pass will still be working hard on the side line to make sure you’ve got a great sport streaming service to watch SKY Sport 1-4 and Pay-Per-View Events. Thanks


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  Reply # 1776293 5-May-2017 14:06
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Yeah - Just got that... Daily and Weekly Fanpass purchases were the only money I was still giving Sky from time to time.

 

Now, that option has gone.

 

I understand they think they'll make more money from forcing people to buy at least monthly passes, but they'll lose some people completely as well - starting with me.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1776301 5-May-2017 14:07
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I just got that too. I was only using it to watch Bathhurst one day a year. Do they not realise they are going to push people into finding illegal streams of sports now?

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1776302 5-May-2017 14:08
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"less than $2 a day which is pretty good value"

 

 

 

LOL.

 

 

 

Netflix is... 50c /day ?


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  Reply # 1776303 5-May-2017 14:08
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I'm so glad I'd rather watch paint dry than watch sport on TV


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  Reply # 1776304 5-May-2017 14:10
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Wow, its gone from overpriced to ridiculously overpriced.  Talk about trying to lock people into their conventional system.





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  Reply # 1776307 5-May-2017 14:11
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Well, that's the end of my relationship with Fanpass. They've basically switched to forcing people into long-term subscriptions, so you may as well be with Sky (which I suspect is their intention). I'll be getting my cricket coverage from Radio Sport from now on. 





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  Reply # 1776313 5-May-2017 14:17
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Amosnz:

 

Wow, its gone from overpriced to ridiculously overpriced.  Talk about trying to lock people into their conventional system.

 

 

No, it's a much larger issue than that. Premium sports have for so long typically been locked into conventional cable/broadcaster packages and usually aggregated with entertainment/movies/kids packages as well. Because of that, there was common pool of revenue which depressed the per person contribution to the sports rights (and direct costs)

 

ie. You might have 500000 subscribers all paying for all sports, but only maybe $100K subs would want it enough to pay for it if it was offered a-la-carte. So there's the underlying problem - Previously you had 500k people paying for the rights, now there's only 100k. Until (and unless) the entire global sports and event licensing industry completely realigns with a-la-carte offerings per sport, or for only a day, or week, then if we (the public) want to consume only a small part of the sports offering, we have to accept it's going to be a LOT more expensive than if it was all packaged together and everyone paid, even for bits they don't watch.

 

Kinda like taxes, or insurance.

 

In any case, We've all been screaming to buy only the sport we want, or only for the time period we want, in utter ignorance that the revenue to the provider in offering that is much lower than the current system. Do we still want to pay for each individual sport now, if the cost of 2-3 sports is going to exceed the full package price we are offered today?

 

I don't know to be honest, but blaming Sky for this is short sighted - the issues are economic and encompass a far greater scope than you might imagine.

 

Personally I thought the daily and weekly fanpass offerings were brilliant, but I suspected they weren't economic.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1776315 5-May-2017 14:20
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Talkiet:

 

Until (and unless) the entire global sports and event licensing industry completely realigns with a-la-carte offerings per sport, or for only a day, or week, then if we (the public) want to consume only a small part of the sports offering, we have to accept it's going to be a LOT more expensive than if it was all packaged together and everyone paid, even for bits they don't watch.

 

 

 

 

Perhaps sometime soon the rights holders for sports will start realising that their offerings aren't worth nearly as much as they thought they were...


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  Reply # 1776317 5-May-2017 14:22
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spronkey:

 

Talkiet:

 

Until (and unless) the entire global sports and event licensing industry completely realigns with a-la-carte offerings per sport, or for only a day, or week, then if we (the public) want to consume only a small part of the sports offering, we have to accept it's going to be a LOT more expensive than if it was all packaged together and everyone paid, even for bits they don't watch.

 

 

 

 

Perhaps sometime soon the rights holders for sports will start realising that their offerings aren't worth nearly as much as they thought they were...

 

 

That's exactly my point. While everyone pays a little bit towards those sports (even if they don't watch them!) then those offerings are incredibly valuable. When only the actual consumers start paying for them, the value will decrease. How fast or how well that's embraced is anyone's guess.

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1776318 5-May-2017 14:23
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Lost a customer here also, I was only interested in very specific events so no way will I be buying 6 months of 720p streaming that doesn't even cover everything they have on. They won't be getting a "normal" SKY subscription out of me either, I'd feel obligated to watch more TV/Sport to get my monies worth which is something I definitely don't want either.

 

Seeing they have already paid for the streaming rights I fail to see how this is going to bring more money in for them. People who are sports heads are already buying SKY and casual people like me with a very specific interest have just been put off the service for good. I'm sure they must have some research or models to back up this call but it seems from the outside they are trying to tank the service intentionally.

 

SKY losing it's hold on the rights and the specific sports selling directly to the fans and cutting out the middle man can't come soon enough imho.  

 

 


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  Reply # 1776319 5-May-2017 14:23
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Just received also. I would guess they are now entering a vicious circle where an ever decreasing customer base will have to pay more and more as Sky try to recoup their revenue.

 

 


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  Reply # 1776321 5-May-2017 14:24
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Oh that absolutely sucks.

 

I WAS planning on getting two monthly Fan Passes from 1 June onwards, for the Lions and the America's Cup racing.

 

F8ckers. They've obviously done it because of the Lions tour.

 

 

 

If I buy a monthly pass on 24th May, does it last till 24th June?




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  Reply # 1776322 5-May-2017 14:25
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trig42: 

 

If I buy a monthly pass on 24th May, does it last till 24th June?

 

 

 

 

I would say yes I was thinking of doing this as well.




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  Reply # 1776323 5-May-2017 14:26
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23rd of May as the price goes up on the 24th


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  Reply # 1776325 5-May-2017 14:27
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I'm only seeing day and week passes for sale currently. 


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