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  Reply # 1965544 28-Feb-2018 09:57
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Does nothing for me except I get SoHo for free. The valuable things on Sky for me are the Sports and what's going to become Sky Entertainment. I'm still paying $24.91 for a pile of garbage that I don't want. Not that Discovery et al aren't also being diluted by never-ending staged "reality" shows.

 

 


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  Reply # 1965550 28-Feb-2018 10:02
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So the list of what will be on Starter isn't too bad (for me):

 

 

I'd have liked Living in there, but obviously they see that as premium (albeit a very low bitrate, horrible picture, premium). FoodTV will be OK.

 

 

 

Still no word on whether or not they are dropping the HD ticket fee, or changing the MySky rental, which I will assume means those fees will still be there. MySky, maybe fair enough - it is pretty much the best DVR available in NZ at the moment. HD Ticket - who doesn't have an HD TV these days - it should be included (and then they can free up transponder space by not broadcasting both the HD, and non HD streams).


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  Reply # 1965556 28-Feb-2018 10:08
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gehenna:

 

networkn:

 

want curated channels

 

 

Luckily most of them will be dead in the next 20ish years.  

 

 

I hope to live a lot longer than that, thanks anyways.

 

Food TV, History, Living. They are excellent if you have interests in those topics. Food TV has shows from all over the world, of differing types, and even Local NZ content.

 

Just because YOU don't see the value in it, doesn't mean it doesn't have value.

 

It still comes back to this: 

 

If Netflix offers *you* better than Sky, get Netflix, but there are 650,000 people in NZ that Sky provides value to. Sky isn't making billions in profits and ripping people off, most people wouldn't be happy making the % margin they make. It costs money to provide coverage over the area they do, in areas internet is rubbish. NZ is a widely distributed and low population density. Sky punches above it's weight for that. It's the same basic principle for how lucky we are to have coverage for cellphones in the areas we do. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965579 28-Feb-2018 10:17
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Surely Sky will do something about fanpass pricing now? 99$/month when you can get the box service for about half that... no thanks


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  Reply # 1965587 28-Feb-2018 10:23
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kiwiace:

 

Surely Sky will do something about fanpass pricing now? 99$/month when you can get the box service for about half that... no thanks

 

 

 

 

Good point. What do you reckon a fair Fanpass price would be? I think $55, would prefer $49 (or less, ha).


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  Reply # 1965589 28-Feb-2018 10:25
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kiwiace:

 

Surely Sky will do something about fanpass pricing now? 99$/month when you can get the box service for about half that... no thanks

 

 

Why?

 

 

 

Box service? You mean Basic?


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  Reply # 1965601 28-Feb-2018 10:34
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Surely Sky will do something about fanpass pricing now? 99$/month when you can get the box service for about half that... no thanks

 

 

You can get Sky Sport for $55 per month now


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  Reply # 1965607 28-Feb-2018 10:39
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We mainly subscribe to Sky for sport. We'll probably drop back to the starter package and take the $25 saving. 


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  Reply # 1965620 28-Feb-2018 10:51
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If, like me, you have Sky only to get the Sports package, a $25 discount is pretty good.

Starter = $24.91
Sports = $29.99

Total = $54.90 for "Sports" is how I view it. Works out less than $13 per week. Plus the kids channels are useful for our family so a win win really.

I'm about to come off the Sky deals package and will switch to Vodafone TV. Pretty sure you don't need HD ticket on that.

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  Reply # 1965624 28-Feb-2018 10:54
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So if you get the sky entertainment package you don't get free to air channels and in order to watch those you would have to switch over to freeview 


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  Reply # 1965632 28-Feb-2018 10:56
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MileHighKiwi: If, like me, you have Sky only to get the Sports package, a $25 discount is pretty good.

Starter = $24.91
Sports = $29.99

Total = $54.90 for "Sports" is how I view it. Works out less than $13 per week. Plus the kids channels are useful for our family so a win win really.

I'm about to come off the Sky deals package and will switch to Vodafone TV. Pretty sure you don't need HD ticket on that.

 

Well it's unclear if this includes MySkyHDI or HD Ticket, which could easily come to another $20-25 a month. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1965634 28-Feb-2018 10:57
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So if you get the sky entertainment package you don't get free to air channels and in order to watch those you would have to switch over to freeview 

 

 

It doesn't say, and the articles are a bit confusing, if you have to have Starter to get Entertainment.

 

I am assuming you do need Starter before tacking anything else on top.


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  Reply # 1965641 28-Feb-2018 11:08
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tdgeek:

 

kiwiace:

 

Surely Sky will do something about fanpass pricing now? 99$/month when you can get the box service for about half that... no thanks

 

 

You can get Sky Sport for $55 per month now

 

 

 

 

Yep, but fanpass is still $99 - just suggesting they should cut that price too - even $50 a month seems like a lot for just the sport channels on fanpass


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  Reply # 1965690 28-Feb-2018 11:36
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kiwiace:

 

tdgeek:

 

kiwiace:

 

Surely Sky will do something about fanpass pricing now? 99$/month when you can get the box service for about half that... no thanks

 

 

You can get Sky Sport for $55 per month now

 

 

 

 

Yep, but fanpass is still $99 - just suggesting they should cut that price too - even $50 a month seems like a lot for just the sport channels on fanpass

 

 

Sport isnt cheap to provide, so it will always be a decent price


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  Reply # 1965692 28-Feb-2018 11:37
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MileHighKiwi: If, like me, you have Sky only to get the Sports package, a $25 discount is pretty good.

Starter = $24.91
Sports = $29.99

Total = $54.90 for "Sports" is how I view it. Works out less than $13 per week. Plus the kids channels are useful for our family so a win win really.

I'm about to come off the Sky deals package and will switch to Vodafone TV. Pretty sure you don't need HD ticket on that.

 

Well it's unclear if this includes MySkyHDI or HD Ticket, which could easily come to another $20-25 a month. 

 

 

 

 

Wondering about these quoted prices. I pay $93.51 per mth for Basic + Sport with a MySky HDI and no HD ticket.


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