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  #1855193 30-Aug-2017 11:21
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

Yep, Im signing off.

 

Two totally different markets. Sky cant operate a $15 SVOD to keep everyone happy, not unless everyone would like thousand of past sport games to binge on.

 

They dont operate in the binge TV and Movie market.

 

They can run satellite, or SVOD, but doing both is duplication, but either would do.

 

But, yep, moving on

 

 

Yup, I'm also out. 


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  #1855200 30-Aug-2017 11:32
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When I had Sky, something i noticed was their premium programming did not repeat very often.  If you weren't home at 8:30pm on Wednesday to watch X on SoHo, then you had to record it or stream it (if available).  The only TV I'll organise my day around is live sport.

 

A lot of the stuff wasn't available for streaming so if you missed the start of premium series, there was no going back.

 

We eventually ditched sky but we have just picked up Neon for GOT and have started watching WestWorld which I missed first time around.  Even though Neon is bit pricey compared to Netflix, I think we'll keep it for a while.

 

I have found the app to operate flawlessly via a Chromecast Ultra.





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  #1855242 30-Aug-2017 12:50
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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I think the point here is that Sky has its head up its arse and that is annoying paying customers. It doesn't strike me as a particularly intelligent way of doing business. Oh, right, they are bleeding subscribers. Gee, I wonder what the reason for that can be?

 

 

 

 

Trolling. You have been watching the rest of the thread you can see the reality is different from the perception and yet you post this disgraceful bit of nonsense.

 

Are people annoyed? Yes, there are some people. Do they have their heads up their jacksies? Nope, they have a problem that doesn't have an easy or simple solution. 

 

Troll elsewhere. 

 

 

 

 

Seems to be a trend to call anyone with contrary views a troll. Not the case. The post you claim is trolling is entirely appropriate for this thread.


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  #1855258 30-Aug-2017 13:22
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tdgeek:

 

If you only have Sky for one TV series, it must be a good one!  Isn't it on Neon?

 

You clearly have no requirement apart from GOT so offload it.

 

 

No, I think you have somewhat misread my post. I have a requirement for more than one TV series. For years I had Sports, Movies, Rialto, and SoHo. Heck, I had the movies package from 1996 to 2016. I have been gradually dropping packages as Sky increasingly annoyed me. The point of my post was that me and my significant other enjoy GoT (among other things), and decided to defer a decision on dumping Sky until GoT was over AND fibre was installed. At that point other services and options become more viable.

 

tdgeek:

 

If you want to do your own multi room, you cant expect them to cater to that when they have their own multi room. DRM, as the rights owners, not Sky. Ads, they seem to offend so many, FFW. There are ads everywhere in life, at least you can FFW.

 

End of the day you dont need Sky, looks like Neon would have been a cheaper option

 

 

I don't expect them to cater for it. I do expect them not to actively prevent it when it worked fine for years - especially after phoning me back specifically to lie to me that they wouldn't/didn't after I explicitly asked the question when they called me to persuade me to get the new decoder. As much as I dislike aspects of their service, I really dislike being deliberately and flagrantly lied to by a vendor in order to get me to agree to something.

 

Yes, I can FFW. And I pretty much invariably do if I watch something on Freeview, which I can live with as I'm not paying for Freeview. But it does jarringly interrupt the programme flow. Which is acceptable for a free product, but not for something I am paying significant sums for.

 

As for Neon, if I move to fibre it's almost at the point where I would rather torrent the last GoT season than give Sky another cent.

 

Which of itself should worry them. Apart from the actual subscribers they have lost, sentiment seems to have turned. I remeber back in the 90s when I got Sky I was a bit of a fanboy, and most people who got it (esp the sports fans) were enthusiastically popular about the service after escaping the wasteland of free-to-air broadcasting. That's not now the case. Based on the admittedly small sample of my friends and after work drink conversations where I am, pretty much everyone (including sports fans) has a negative view of Sky. And a number, like me, ate looking at alternatives and actively considering dropping them. Much media commentary is the same. And, in my opinion, this change in sentiment and perception among remaining subscribers should concern them much more than the subscribers that they have already lost.




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  #1855273 30-Aug-2017 13:41
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Good article from Bill Bennett, found here in GeekZone news.

https://billbennett.co.nz/new-zealanders-top-online-service-buyers/

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kingdragonfly: Good article from Bill Bennett, found here in GeekZone news.

https://billbennett.co.nz/new-zealanders-top-online-service-buyers/

 

 

 

That was a good read. It will be interesting to see how Sky evolves and what it will morph into. They are clearing knitting their relationship with Vodafone tighter. It will be interesting to see how Spark, 2 degrees and the Vocus Group responds.





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  #1857173 2-Sep-2017 13:48
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Speaking of Sky and sport...

http://nzh.tw/11915194

 
 
 
 


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  #1857272 2-Sep-2017 17:51
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quickymart: Speaking of Sky and sport...

http://nzh.tw/11915194

 

Go Amazon!

 

Imagine being able to buy one game of rugby, in HD, for a reasonable price. Maybe we won't have to imagine too much longer.


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  #1857293 2-Sep-2017 18:03
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dafman:

quickymart: Speaking of Sky and sport...

http://nzh.tw/11915194


Go Amazon!


Imagine being able to buy one game of rugby, in HD, for a reasonable price. Maybe we won't have to imagine too much longer.



It could make it more expensive as Amazon and Sky try to out bid each other, and for Sky they'll be fighting for their life, so the price could go Sky high with the view the end user will pay for it anyway.
Assuming Rugby viewers will forgo other things before Rugby.

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One thing might annoy a tad about the possible amazon rugby deal.  

 

Sky pays tax here in NZ, a fairly substantial amount which pays for our infrastructure etc including the new fibre network. And NZ taxpayers in general have paid for the UFB network installation. 

 

Now amazon will swoop in , using the taxpayer funded fibre network to deliver rugby to the people of New Zealand, and pay tax on profits in ireland. 

 

In a perverse view of things, Sky have financially contributed to the fibre network build which makes it possible for amazon to put them out of business. 

 

 


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  #1857297 2-Sep-2017 18:23
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rugrat:
dafman:

 

quickymart: Speaking of Sky and sport...

http://nzh.tw/11915194

 

 

 

Go Amazon!

 

 

 

Imagine being able to buy one game of rugby, in HD, for a reasonable price. Maybe we won't have to imagine too much longer.

 



It could make it more expensive as Amazon and Sky try to out bid each other, and for Sky they'll be fighting for their life, so the price could go Sky high with the view the end user will pay for it anyway.
Assuming Rugby viewers will forgo other things before Rugby.

 

Amazon prime in the US is US$ 8 per month. I reckon we will do fine under Amazon for rugby.


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  #1857302 2-Sep-2017 18:51
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Just as a matter of interest does Sky own the OB gear for covering sports matches or is it contracted to another company. If Amazon got the Rugby then they would have find someone to cover these games.




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surfisup1000:

 

One thing might annoy a tad about the possible amazon rugby deal.  

 

Sky pays tax here in NZ, a fairly substantial amount which pays for our infrastructure etc including the new fibre network. And NZ taxpayers in general have paid for the UFB network installation. 

 

Now amazon will swoop in , using the taxpayer funded fibre network to deliver rugby to the people of New Zealand, and pay tax on profits in ireland. 

 

In a perverse view of things, Sky have financially contributed to the fibre network build which makes it possible for amazon to put them out of business. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is one way to look at it. Although at least overseas services should now have to pay GST in NZ. Until the playfield with buying overseas products and services from NZ is sorted out, we are always going to have this problem.


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dafman:

rugrat:
dafman:


quickymart: Speaking of Sky and sport...

http://nzh.tw/11915194


 


Go Amazon!


 


Imagine being able to buy one game of rugby, in HD, for a reasonable price. Maybe we won't have to imagine too much longer.




It could make it more expensive as Amazon and Sky try to out bid each other, and for Sky they'll be fighting for their life, so the price could go Sky high with the view the end user will pay for it anyway.
Assuming Rugby viewers will forgo other things before Rugby.


Amazon prime in the US is US$ 8 per month. I reckon we will do fine under Amazon for rugby.



So you reckon, when and if Amazon to get the rights to broadcast rugby here in NZ, that it will be priced equivalently, or close to, $8 USD a month??




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old3eyes: Just as a matter of interest does Sky own the OB gear for covering sports matches or is it contracted to another company. If Amazon got the Rugby then they would have find someone to cover these games.


Yes, Sky purchased OSB back in 2010.

Which could also mean that Fellet could up the price to cover production for Amazon if they did win the rights.




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