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  #1966768 1-Mar-2018 19:57
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According to Sky website...MySky+ plus HD is now an additional $20/month lol@Sky

 

 

Really??? Grrr  I pay 109-80. Someone else here pays $93 for what I have. Basic, Sport, HD, MySky. I checked the website cant find detailed pricing, I will call them

 

 

 

 

https://www.sky.co.nz/sport55


 
 
 
 


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  #1966833 2-Mar-2018 07:10
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tdgeek:

 

Pumpedd:

 

According to Sky website...MySky+ plus HD is now an additional $20/month lol@Sky

 

 

Really??? Grrr  I pay 109-80. Someone else here pays $93 for what I have. Basic, Sport, HD, MySky. I checked the website cant find detailed pricing, I will call them

 

 

 

 

https://www.sky.co.nz/sport55

 

 

Tks for that. Silly me, pricing is in the T+C's


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  #1966861 2-Mar-2018 08:02
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Lmao it's literally the same price to keep what you have now if you have Sky + Sport + Mysky HDi + HD. 


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  #1966865 2-Mar-2018 08:09
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Lmao it's literally the same price to keep what you have now if you have Sky + Sport + Mysky HDi + HD. 

 

 

Thats right. I dont see the issue

 

People complain that they have to pay for crap channels to get sport, so now they can dump some crap channels and save $25. Everyone is a winner


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  #1966868 2-Mar-2018 08:15
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The majority of the media are incorrectly reporting that Sky have cut their prices, overlooking the fact that subscribers have to reduce the number of channels to get the price drop. It looks to me like Sky insist on remaining mean-spirited to the very end.


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  #1966870 2-Mar-2018 08:23
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The majority of the media are incorrectly reporting that Sky have cut their prices, overlooking the fact that subscribers have to reduce the number of channels to get the price drop. It looks to me like Sky insist on remaining mean-spirited to the very end.

 

 

Agree, the media are stupid as always. Every day there are 2 new opinion pieces saying the same things, by a different author. Amongst the incorrect "price drop" banter, there is one sentence saying you can now save $25 to get sport, and thats really what these changes are all about.

 

How is Sky being mean if they allow a means to get sport at a $25 lower price point? And allowing you to dump a number of crap channels that before, you had to pay for? Price and crap channels is what all the whiners whine about, so here is a solution


 
 
 
 


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  #1966871 2-Mar-2018 08:38
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The minimum spend for Sky TV has dropped. It is a price drop even if it is not a price drop of the sort you want.


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  #1966884 2-Mar-2018 09:12
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Emailed them to get Entertainment and Soho removed and within a couple of hours it was confirmed as done. Now $68.51 versus $93.51. (No Soho before this change - guess it was thrown in with the Entertainment pkge).

 

My Netflix is now free!! And I get $7 change.

 

 

Can you do me a favour? I think you said you had Basic, Sport, HD and MySky at 93-51. Do you know the cost breakdown?

 

 

No HD. Basic, Sport, MySky HDi. 

 

They don't give a breakdown, sorry.

 

Indeed, I wondered about how yours was so high. But no HD saved me $10.


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  #1966886 2-Mar-2018 09:21
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tdgeek:

 

linw:

 

Emailed them to get Entertainment and Soho removed and within a couple of hours it was confirmed as done. Now $68.51 versus $93.51. (No Soho before this change - guess it was thrown in with the Entertainment pkge).

 

My Netflix is now free!! And I get $7 change.

 

 

Can you do me a favour? I think you said you had Basic, Sport, HD and MySky at 93-51. Do you know the cost breakdown?

 

 

No HD. Basic, Sport, MySky HDi. 

 

They don't give a breakdown, sorry.

 

Indeed, I wondered about how yours was so high. But no HD saved me $10.

 

 

Pumpedd pointed me to T+C's, what a silly place to put pricing.

 

Mine is Basic 49.91  Sport 29.90  HD 9.99 MySky HDi+ 20.00 = 109.80.

 

You save 9.99 and 5.00 for HD and standard MySky


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  #1966902 2-Mar-2018 09:38
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Whilst I'd prefer they didn't charge $10 for HD Ticket (I assume that will continue under the new pricing regime) I wouldn't want to watch Sky without it (Even though Food TV is in Standard Definition and no plans to change).

 

I'd consider $10 reasonable for the upgrade over SD. Netflix charges a premium and it's 25% over the total cost as opposed to Sky which is around 10%.

 

Happy to sacrifice 2 cups of coffee for 8-10 Games of Rugby a month in HD.

 

 

 

 


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  #1966903 2-Mar-2018 09:40
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Whilst I'd prefer they didn't charge $10 for HD Ticket (I assume that will continue under the new pricing regime) I wouldn't want to watch Sky without it (Even though Food TV is in Standard Definition and no plans to change).

 

I'd consider $10 reasonable for the upgrade over SD. Netflix charges a premium and it's 25% over the total cost as opposed to Sky which is around 10%.

 

Happy to sacrifice 2 cups of coffee for 8-10 Games of Rugby a month in HD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, life is short, enjoy.


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  #1966904 2-Mar-2018 09:43
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The minimum spend for Sky TV has dropped. It is a price drop even if it is not a price drop of the sort you want.

 

 

What grinds me about this change, is it isn't changing the value of Sky at all.  (Except with the addition of Soho for some, for free). 

 

Basically, you only PAY less, if you get less. Anyone can do that. Oh, you don't want to pay $1500 for a computer, well we have this great computer here for $1000. Yes it's a third less powerful and capacious. The value proposition is better. Only the entry position is smaller. 

 

Unlike some, I don't consider Sky THAT expensive for what *I* get from it.  I would spend $40-50 to go to the movies with my wife, do that twice, you get around 4-5 Hours of entertainment, Sky probably gives me around 30-40 hours of entertainment a month. Works out around $1 an hour during the promotion, or $2.5 without it. There is very little entertainment you could find for less than that. (Yes I know, NF is less, LB is less, but if you have both, and or other services...)

 

 


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  #1966920 2-Mar-2018 10:08
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Hammerer:

 

The minimum spend for Sky TV has dropped. It is a price drop even if it is not a price drop of the sort you want.

 

 

What grinds me about this change, is it isn't changing the value of Sky at all.  (Except with the addition of Soho for some, for free). 

 

Basically, you only PAY less, if you get less. Anyone can do that. Oh, you don't want to pay $1500 for a computer, well we have this great computer here for $1000. Yes it's a third less powerful and capacious. The value proposition is better. Only the entry position is smaller. 

 

Unlike some, I don't consider Sky THAT expensive for what *I* get from it.  I would spend $40-50 to go to the movies with my wife, do that twice, you get around 4-5 Hours of entertainment, Sky probably gives me around 30-40 hours of entertainment a month. Works out around $1 an hour during the promotion, or $2.5 without it. There is very little entertainment you could find for less than that. (Yes I know, NF is less, LB is less, but if you have both, and or other services...)

 

 

 

 

We cannot with Sky if you want sport. We are locked in to full Basic. Now, some can reduce the cost of getting sport by reducing some channels that they don't want. While its not a price reduction (as you pay less and get less) its better described as an option. Your first sentence was right, it is a change. There is some flexibility in accessing sport


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  #1966921 2-Mar-2018 10:13
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Does anyone have handy the numbers that Sky pays for Sports right in total? Or have any idea what sport costs Sky in total, from truck rolls and commentaries, etc? It would be interested to know what the ACTUAL cost per Sport Subcriber would be. What those who only want Sport, would need to pay.

 

 


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