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Topic # 223857 20-Oct-2017 17:35
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11935256

 

Not sure if this has been brought up yet but just saw this on nzherald. For the very reasonable price of $24.99 (hint sarcasm)  you can watch the All Blacks play against the UK Babas or a France XV live streamed on Allblacks.com, stream supplied by Sky. Really? Up there with BS boxing matches for obscene prices. Don't they realise if they make it a reasonable price MORE people will pay to watch.   


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  Reply # 1887075 20-Oct-2017 17:48
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Dont you realise that is probably the price that a global player like Amazon will charge?   

 

And as broadcasting revenue falls in NZ that more and more games will be played overseas with a bigger audience, in the right timezone, and a global PPV price (USD17.50 @ the current crossrate).




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  Reply # 1887081 20-Oct-2017 18:00
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But on the same overseas market you can access a month of rugby for $20usd on Rugbypass ($15 if you apply promo code) or  espn on Slingtv. So why would I pay $24.99 for 1 second rate game?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1887083 20-Oct-2017 18:04
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Hmmm, 24 hours of access to Sky Sports In the UK is £6.99 (all channels) and £10.99 for a week. This is via nowtv.com

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  Reply # 1887084 20-Oct-2017 18:06
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How many customers have they got access to on the overseas market? You are not comparing Apples with Apples if you think Amazon are going to charge $2 - $10NZ to watch a first class All Blacks game you will be in for a shock I suspect

 

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Reply # 1887085 20-Oct-2017 18:09
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jonherries: Hmmm, 24 hours of access to Sky Sports In the UK is £6.99 (all channels) and £10.99 for a week. This is via nowtv.com

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Never heard of nowtv jonherries thanks for heads up




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  Reply # 1887086 20-Oct-2017 18:10
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jonherries: Hmmm, 24 hours of access to Sky Sports In the UK is £6.99 (all channels) and £10.99 for a week. This is via nowtv.com

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Never heard of nowtv jonherries thanks for heads up

 

 

But its not a first class game they are offering for $24.99


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  Reply # 1887089 20-Oct-2017 18:36
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dazhann:

 

But on the same overseas market you can access a month of rugby for $20usd on Rugbypass ($15 if you apply promo code) or  espn on Slingtv. So why would I pay $24.99 for 1 second rate game?

 

 

Rugbypass has "orphaned" rights purchased cheap.  If there is a global streaming rights package that an Amazon would buy (and thats the package it'd be after) then you get a global streaming price.  RugbyPass is set at USD20/mth because it has very little value in those markets.  NFL's Gamepass, for example, is priced regardless of whether you live in an NFL-mad country or not.  You're currently taking advantage by lying about where you are watching the content - and that loophole will close sooner or later.

 

As alluded to in other threads the streaming price is going to be set at whatever the perceived entertainment value is.  Not at previous contract prices for Azerbaijan's market..... 


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  Reply # 1887093 20-Oct-2017 18:49
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$24.99 a game is just not worth it (for me). I'd rather go to the pub and add that to my beer fund.  If it were $10 I'd be interested.  What is going to be extremely interesting is to see what they charge overseas customers for the same stream.  In all cases its money to Sky TV, Livestream, the All Blacks and maybe their opponents.




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  Reply # 1887095 20-Oct-2017 19:03
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dazhann:

 

But on the same overseas market you can access a month of rugby for $20usd on Rugbypass ($15 if you apply promo code) or  espn on Slingtv. So why would I pay $24.99 for 1 second rate game?

 

 

Rugbypass has "orphaned" rights purchased cheap.  If there is a global streaming rights package that an Amazon would buy (and thats the package it'd be after) then you get a global streaming price.  RugbyPass is set at USD20/mth because it has very little value in those markets.  NFL's Gamepass, for example, is priced regardless of whether you live in an NFL-mad country or not.  You're currently taking advantage by lying about where you are watching the content - and that loophole will close sooner or later.

 

As alluded to in other threads the streaming price is going to be set at whatever the perceived entertainment value is.  Not at previous contract prices for Azerbaijan's market..... 

 

 

And they'll find very few will pay $24.99 for a second rate game. Me I'll carry on as normal.


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dazhann:

 

ockel:

 

dazhann:

 

But on the same overseas market you can access a month of rugby for $20usd on Rugbypass ($15 if you apply promo code) or  espn on Slingtv. So why would I pay $24.99 for 1 second rate game?

 

 

Rugbypass has "orphaned" rights purchased cheap.  If there is a global streaming rights package that an Amazon would buy (and thats the package it'd be after) then you get a global streaming price.  RugbyPass is set at USD20/mth because it has very little value in those markets.  NFL's Gamepass, for example, is priced regardless of whether you live in an NFL-mad country or not.  You're currently taking advantage by lying about where you are watching the content - and that loophole will close sooner or later.

 

As alluded to in other threads the streaming price is going to be set at whatever the perceived entertainment value is.  Not at previous contract prices for Azerbaijan's market..... 

 

 

And they'll find very few will pay $24.99 for a second rate game. Me I'll carry on as normal.

 

 

Oh I dont doubt that for a minute.  I'm just saying that when the SANZAR contract is renewed if Amazon or Facebook or BeINSports or whoever gets the rights then bye-bye RugbyPass, hello $25 PPV.  Enjoy it while it lasts and remember that if it comes to pass I'll be here to tell you "I told you so".


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  Reply # 1887101 20-Oct-2017 19:24
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I like Rugby, but I don't see myself paying $24.99 to stream just one game (unless I had a few mates around).

 

At that price point I would rather drop $40-50 on food and beer instead, and watch it on the big screen at the pub. Which, for a big game, has the added bonus of a crowd atmosphere.




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  Reply # 1887106 20-Oct-2017 19:40
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dazhann:

 

ockel:

 

dazhann:

 

But on the same overseas market you can access a month of rugby for $20usd on Rugbypass ($15 if you apply promo code) or  espn on Slingtv. So why would I pay $24.99 for 1 second rate game?

 

 

Rugbypass has "orphaned" rights purchased cheap.  If there is a global streaming rights package that an Amazon would buy (and thats the package it'd be after) then you get a global streaming price.  RugbyPass is set at USD20/mth because it has very little value in those markets.  NFL's Gamepass, for example, is priced regardless of whether you live in an NFL-mad country or not.  You're currently taking advantage by lying about where you are watching the content - and that loophole will close sooner or later.

 

As alluded to in other threads the streaming price is going to be set at whatever the perceived entertainment value is.  Not at previous contract prices for Azerbaijan's market..... 

 

 

And they'll find very few will pay $24.99 for a second rate game. Me I'll carry on as normal.

 

 

Oh I dont doubt that for a minute.  I'm just saying that when the SANZAR contract is renewed if Amazon or Facebook or BeINSports or whoever gets the rights then bye-bye RugbyPass, hello $25 PPV.  Enjoy it while it lasts and remember that if it comes to pass I'll be here to tell you "I told you so".

 

 

Im sure Amazon or whoever will only charge what they can reasonable expect people will be prepared to pay. In rugby playing nations, they'll expect to be able to get the populous to pay the premium. In non playing nations they will have to offer it for what the market will  be prepared to pay. Thats where I and I know many rugby geekzoners will be.

 

But as been mentioned already $10 is the sweet spot for an All Blacks game via stream for me 


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Price is pretty rough for just any old run of the mill Rugby Championship Game etc, I'd pay that for a WC final but not for one game out of a series of say 6.

Better yet, price it out as a package for a whole tour, the World Cup, Rugby Championship, super rugby season pass. One off games, no way

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  Reply # 1887161 20-Oct-2017 22:22
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/me hugs his Sky Subscription knowing he can watch as much as he likes for less than 4 times that price with 60 other channels to boot! All without pirating, circumventing or the hassle of getting malware on my computer from dodgy sites. 

 

Those who are talking about Rugby at a pub, don't forget the taxi to and from the pub.


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  Reply # 1887214 21-Oct-2017 08:20
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$24.99 a game is just not worth it (for me). I'd rather go to the pub and add that to my beer fund.  If it were $10 I'd be interested.  What is going to be extremely interesting is to see what they charge overseas customers for the same stream.  In all cases its money to Sky TV, Livestream, the All Blacks and maybe their opponents.

 

 

you are saying that you wont pay the $24.99 for a rugby game but you will pay the exorbitant prices that pub's charge for a beer.


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