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Topic # 223650 10-Oct-2017 18:32
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just watched an advert on sky tv saying thanks for being a sky customer, with your help we are able to support the all blacks, blackcaps and silver ferns.

 

 

 

that must be why the subs are $100 a month huh.

 

 

 

I dont think the sky subscriber should be responsible to pay the salaries of all the elite sports people in nz, they sell merchandise and have commercial sponsorship contracts. and they get money in from every punter that goes to a live game. bad avertising in my books.

 

 

 

p.s. i have 22 days left on my sky contract, will be back on freeview soon.





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  Reply # 1880527 10-Oct-2017 18:43
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So they're trying to guilt the public now into feeling better about being charged extortionate fees by Sky? Nice.

 

 


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  Reply # 1880532 10-Oct-2017 18:58
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BAHAHAHAHA!

 

...I want Amazon to take the rights purely so Sky are left as the steaming pile of crap they are. Like Flash player on Sky Go.. REALLY?!?!


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1880607 10-Oct-2017 20:53
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It’s more like buy paying you are helping them secure rights\buy broadcast eqipment. Not salaries, so far enough.




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  Reply # 1880633 10-Oct-2017 21:29
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Could it be because Sky remembered that Mr Peters promised to make major sports free to air. :)
(And in fact NZ first tried to get this made into Law in the last year or so, but got voted down by Labour & National combined)


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  Reply # 1880659 10-Oct-2017 22:56
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sdavisnz:

 

just watched an advert on sky tv saying thanks for being a sky customer, with your help we are able to support the all blacks, blackcaps and silver ferns.

 

 

 

that must be why the subs are $100 a month huh.

 

 

 

I dont think the sky subscriber should be responsible to pay the salaries of all the elite sports people in nz, they sell merchandise and have commercial sponsorship contracts. and they get money in from every punter that goes to a live game. bad avertising in my books.

 

 

 

p.s. i have 22 days left on my sky contract, will be back on freeview soon.

 

 

 

 

you do realize without broadcast money sports in NZ wouldn't exist,  and no one goes to live sport in NZ unless it's the All Blacks.


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  Reply # 1880660 10-Oct-2017 23:07
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sdavisnz: 

 

p.s. i have 22 days left on my sky contract, will be back on freeview soon.

 

 

Us too. Looking forward to it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1882656 12-Oct-2017 21:12
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KrazyKid:

 

Could it be because Sky remembered that Mr Peters promised to make major sports free to air. :)

 

The advert has been screening on Sky for a while. "Broadcasting rights accounts for around half of their annual revenue and funds everything from the grassroots to professional game". It has been reported that Sky pays $60 million per year for the rights to rugby union.


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  Reply # 1882749 13-Oct-2017 07:41
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Sport is the one reason I feel sorry for the Sky.

 

The world has moved to a model where Pay TV providers fund sport - and without Sky the simple reality is NZ Rugby and the All Blacks would not be the brand that they are today.

 

Unless somebody else is going to step up and fund the tens of millions that go directly from Sky then FTA coverage can never happen.

 

 


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  Reply # 1882812 13-Oct-2017 09:15
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Just googled how much they get paid

 

from last year

 

http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/nz-rugby-boosts-all-blacks-pay-packets-20161214

 

$70 million increase, "The boost recognizes increases in sponsorship and broadcast revenue"

 

so if sky pay $60 million, then it could go free to air, their pay would of just gone up $10 million.

 

1 million for the top player a year, ok I dont feel bad for them.   They could do with a paycut.

 

 


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  Reply # 1882823 13-Oct-2017 09:49
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They could do with a paycut.

 

 

Slight OT, but if they get a paycut, we could expect more top players go to offshore clubs (e.g France, Japan) where some serious coin is being paid.


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  Reply # 1882826 13-Oct-2017 09:59
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So at the moment most people are like "we pay to much make it go FTA" then if/when sky does not pay for it and no one else will pay for it you will all be back here demanding that someone pays again so you can watch it again.

 

Sure you can say make it go FTA but who do you expect to pay for it? I would not be happy if people demand the government to pay for it because then the many are supporting the few that want to have their sports watching subsidised by others.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1882884 13-Oct-2017 11:27
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stinger:

 

reven:

 

They could do with a paycut.

 

 

Slight OT, but if they get a paycut, we could expect more top players go to offshore clubs (e.g France, Japan) where some serious coin is being paid.

 

 

This is one of the forgotten issues, with international clubs paying huge wages in comparison to NZ, if NZ sport did not pay similar to what they get now they will leave and gut the local game completely... This will have a knock on effect across the various national sides as the good quality players do not get selected as they're not local (All blacks especially) and ergo the whole game reduces in quality as young players do not have the good players to learn off.


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  Reply # 1882901 13-Oct-2017 11:35
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reven:

 

Just googled how much they get paid

 

from last year

 

http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/nz-rugby-boosts-all-blacks-pay-packets-20161214

 

$70 million increase, "The boost recognizes increases in sponsorship and broadcast revenue"

 

so if sky pay $60 million, then it could go free to air, their pay would of just gone up $10 million.

 

1 million for the top player a year, ok I dont feel bad for them.   They could do with a paycut.

 

 

 

 

If it went FTA who would pay the $60 million (I actually believe the figure is less than this) to the rugby union?

 

 


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  Reply # 1882904 13-Oct-2017 11:39
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my point was, if they raised their players salary by $70 last year.  they could drop it down $60 million (or TVNZ could pay them $10 million or something and drop it $50).

 

1 million per year for players is a heck of a lot of money in this country and thats before any sponsorship individual players can get.

 

its hard to justify players getting 1 million when a lot of the core demographics/viewers are on low incomes and spending a lot of that income paying for expensive sky subscriptions.


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  Reply # 1882924 13-Oct-2017 11:58
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reven:

 

my point was, if they raised their players salary by $70 last year.  they could drop it down $60 million (or TVNZ could pay them $10 million or something and drop it $50).

 

1 million per year for players is a heck of a lot of money in this country and thats before any sponsorship individual players can get.

 

its hard to justify players getting 1 million when a lot of the core demographics/viewers are on low incomes and spending a lot of that income paying for expensive sky subscriptions.

 

 

If we don't play competitive salaries we won't have players in NZ. At the end of the day money talks - if your career is for a limited time limited (and could ultimately end at any time if you suffered a major injury) and you could get 3x your salary by moving to Europe or Japan vs playing for the All Blacks what would you opt for?

 

It's a dilemma every sporting team around the world is facing, and in the bigger countries the issue isn't as a profound. If you've got a country with 10x the population of it's not like the amount paid to the sporting bodies and/or teams is going to be 10x higher.

 

 


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