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  Reply # 1779457 11-May-2017 10:28
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I bought 5 x 1 day passes in the last 12 months to see 5 specific sporting events. $15.00 x 5 = $75.00

 

4 of the events I want to see are in a 6 month window (actually a 4 month window) so the cheapest way on Fan Pass, will be to get 1 x 6 month pass and 1 x 1 month pass for the 5th event later in the year.
330.00 + $100.00 = $430.00 to see what I use to pay $75.00 for.

 

$75 increased to $429.00 is the increase in cost to me to stick with Fan Pass

 

 

Not disagreeing that it is a hefty increase for you, but isn't the $330 for a year?


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  Reply # 1779465 11-May-2017 10:35
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djtOtago:

 

I bought 5 x 1 day passes in the last 12 months to see 5 specific sporting events. $15.00 x 5 = $75.00

 

4 of the events I want to see are in a 6 month window (actually a 4 month window) so the cheapest way on Fan Pass, will be to get 1 x 6 month pass and 1 x 1 month pass for the 5th event later in the year.
330.00 + $100.00 = $430.00 to see what I use to pay $75.00 for.

 

$75 increased to $429.00 is the increase in cost to me to stick with Fan Pass

 

 

Not disagreeing that it is a hefty increase for you, but isn't the $330 for a year?

 

 

From the OP
We’ll be introducing a 6 Month pass which will be a one-off payment of $329.99


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  Reply # 1779467 11-May-2017 10:36
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Ah, my bad. Sorry. That is correct.


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  Reply # 1779543 11-May-2017 11:38
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djtOtago:

 

I bought 5 x 1 day passes in the last 12 months to see 5 specific sporting events. $15.00 x 5 = $75.00

 

4 of the events I want to see are in a 6 month window (actually a 4 month window) so the cheapest way on Fan Pass, will be to get 1 x 6 month pass and 1 x 1 month pass for the 5th event later in the year.
330.00 + $100.00 = $430.00 to see what I use to pay $75.00 for.

 

$75 increased to $429.00 is the increase in cost to me to stick with Fan Pass

 

 

Sky, or anyone else for that matter, doesn't buy rights as a day here and a day there, so it may well be that the FanPass revenue was quite a lot of small bits and pieces, so was not economic. I take it that it was to get some revenue back from those that left Sky, but if that ends up being tiny bits and pieces, not worth it 


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  Reply # 1779547 11-May-2017 11:55
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djtOtago:

 

I bought 5 x 1 day passes in the last 12 months to see 5 specific sporting events. $15.00 x 5 = $75.00

 

4 of the events I want to see are in a 6 month window (actually a 4 month window) so the cheapest way on Fan Pass, will be to get 1 x 6 month pass and 1 x 1 month pass for the 5th event later in the year.
330.00 + $100.00 = $430.00 to see what I use to pay $75.00 for.

 

$75 increased to $429.00 is the increase in cost to me to stick with Fan Pass

 

 

Sky, or anyone else for that matter, doesn't buy rights as a day here and a day there, so it may well be that the FanPass revenue was quite a lot of small bits and pieces, so was not economic. I take it that it was to get some revenue back from those that left Sky, but if that ends up being tiny bits and pieces, not worth it 

 

 

I understand what you are saying. Sky will be paying large sums of money for a whole sporting event, just so I can pick and choose the few hours I want to watch (and only pay for those few hours). From that respect, I am their worst customer.  

 

I suspect the amount of money the Fan Pass site generates, probably doesn't even cover the cost of running / administering the service let alone the actual content.


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  Reply # 1779695 11-May-2017 15:05
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sonyxperiageek:

 

SheriffNZ:
sonyxperiageek: Too stressful for her maybe? She sounded in control speaking to Veitch on radio the other day.


What did she say on the radio? I wanted to listen but wasn't able to in the end.

 

Listen in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-CuPAvlho8

 

I guess those callers didn't understand how much Sky has to pay for sporting broadcast rights.

 

 

 

 

BUT she consistently dodged the question of 'bundled' content that "no-one wants".

 

If they had a Rugby-Only package even if only via their satellite box channel, how much would it cost to give them the same percentage return on the rugby?

 

 

 

IMHO most people would pay $20-$25/month happily for Rugby-Only, but Sky persist in forcing all the add-on channels and costs simply because they can.

 

 

 

Can you imagine if McD/KFC/BK/Wendy's (pick your favourite) was the only Fast Food outlet in the country and they decided that they wouldn't offer an option to only buy a burger alone, but insisted on only selling a "Family Pack" with optional extras (but no substitutions)... how many people would go in and pay the $29.99 for the "Family Pack" when all they wanted was a burger, fries and a drink?

 

Who would be happy to just throw away the 'content' they didn't want/need (and couldn't legally share) and say 'Well I guess it cost a lot to run a Fast Food outlet and pay for all the staff and basic ingredients so its only fair they force me to buy the whole Family Pack to make their 'necessary' margin... I guess I could just not buy any burgers ever if I didn't think this was fair..."

 

 

 

Now, with this in mind, does Sky's packaging still look 'fair' and 'reasonable'?

 

 

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper


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  Reply # 1779702 11-May-2017 15:13
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Maybe be to keep people happy can divide the rights cost / number of games / number of people watching + mark up to get what you pay per game.

 

Some will pay less and some will pay way way more.

 

 


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  Reply # 1779769 11-May-2017 17:06
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laughing thank you, thank you, thank you for dns4me.net US$3.5 + RugbyPass US$20 month, looks like its a bit cheaper then the current monthly fanpass price.

 

What you think, will it works?

 

PS: sorry, can't afford a new fanpass price, but happy to pay a current one.


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  Reply # 1779776 11-May-2017 17:18
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Jas777:

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper



But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)

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  Reply # 1779781 11-May-2017 17:35
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PhantomNVD:
Jas777:

 

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper

 



But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)

 

 

 

they dont force you to buy anything , if you want Sky it starts at the basic package, then it is up to you to what you want, it's the same the world over when it comes to cable or satellite tv.





Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  Reply # 1779815 11-May-2017 18:41
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PhantomNVD:
Jas777:

 

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper

 



But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)

 

Gotta get past the myopic view on the bundle.  Plain and simple it cost you $80/month to watch sport.  How much sport do you watch in a month?  Is it worth your while or would you rather spend your money on something else.  Pretty simple value proposition.  If you watch sport AND entertainment then the value proposition improves.  


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  Reply # 1779840 11-May-2017 19:40
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ockel:

 

PhantomNVD:
Jas777:

 

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper

 



But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)

 

Gotta get past the myopic view on the bundle.  Plain and simple it cost you $80/month to watch sport.  How much sport do you watch in a month?  Is it worth your while or would you rather spend your money on something else.  Pretty simple value proposition.  If you watch sport AND entertainment then the value proposition improves.  

 

 

And if the concern is overcharging, rorting, extorting, check the Sky financials. No evidence there.

 

 


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Jas777:

 

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper

 



But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)

 

Fanpass was new, it was meant IMO to garner revenue from those that left Sky. It didn't work as many seem to prefer to pay peanuts for a few minutes here and there over a month, yet sports rights are not bought that way, so it did not work out. Sky Sport is what, $26? But its not. The sports rights cost is 60% of all Sky rights costs. If sport was stand alone, it costs a lot. basic doesnt "cost" $46 or whatever it is, there is a subsidy there to make Sports add-on more palatable. 

 

Fanpass at $100. Benefit is monthly. Negative is no ESPN, less Popups. 

 

Bundle is $100. Benefit is all sport channels, recording, HD.


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PhantomNVD:
Jas777:

 

But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper

 



But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)

 

Where did you get $50 per month from? Fanpass was $56, and less channels, and not true HD and no recording. And it was not for prime time, but to recover some revenue, it didnt work, so it was too cheap. 


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PhantomNVD:
Jas777:


But what if someone said you sell ice cream and onion rings etc as well as the burgers but because I don't want any of those the burger / burger meal should be cheaper




But it's not about what they also sell, but what they force you to buy ("basic" package) to be able to get the part you want (sport package)... even if they left the sport 'bundled' as one pack, $50/month is way easier to swallow than $100 (and _exactly_ what THEY valued the monthly FanPass at originally)


Gotta get past the myopic view on the bundle.  Plain and simple it cost you $80/month to watch sport.  How much sport do you watch in a month?  Is it worth your while or would you rather spend your money on something else.  Pretty simple value proposition.  If you watch sport AND entertainment then the value proposition improves.  



So back to the "Family Pack"... how much do you want the burger, they only sell it in the Family Pack, so is the burger worth $29.99 to you or not?
ockel:

Is it worth your while or would you rather spend your money on something else.  Pretty simple value proposition. If you watch sport want the burger AND entertainment have friends/family to share it with then the value proposition improves.  


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