Bung: The reason Sky lost me as a customer is the ad telling me that Sky values its customers so has arranged "deals" with a range of partners. I'm not interested in a price cut by one of Sky's advertisers.
the reason they lost me is they can continually offer deals to new customers but would only hike the price on those that had been with them for years. its gets to the point where you can just find the content elsewhere
I read that they are going to stop doing these deals for new customers, possibility for that reason. Most ISPs do it too, but at least we can move between ISPs
What nzers really need is a big company like Amazon or Netflix to come along and buy the rights to nz sports events. Although I am a firm believer in sports of national significance being FTA, due to them being cultural events,and sport is such a big part of Nzr's culture.
While we all like to hate Sky, sports rights costs are not Skys doing. If rugger, to take one key example goes to Amazon, Netflix, or Countdown, they will STILL WANT THE BIG MONEY. Doesnt matter who transmits it, the cost remains the same. I have no idea why pricing is 100% Sky rooting. They pass on the costs they have to pay.