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  #1965697 28-Feb-2018 11:39
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Sad that the only people getting a "discount" are the sports viewers. Yay them. Everything in Entertainment should be in basic or just say $10 more. Oh well means Sky is gone for me in 2 months when current plan runs out.


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  #1965700 28-Feb-2018 11:42
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Tockly:

 

Love how they include the Freeview channels in the list... Hmmm Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!

 

 

Yeah, it does make the offering look more substantial by including the free to air channels as well.  Not exactly false advertising, but still.

 

However, being a pedant I will call you out on the second statement:  "Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!"

 

For free?  granted.
Better quality?  I presume you are referring the fact you can get HD Freeview via UHF.   For those who only have satellite freeview, Sky does provide the freeview channels in HD - so it would be an upgrade for those customers.  (If you pay for the HD ticket of course which has already been brought up in this thread)

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1965701 28-Feb-2018 11:42
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I currently pay $38 decoder rental for two myskys get two basic channels a month.
Cannot buy movies which I'm interested in.

Under this change can get some extra channels for extra $12, and can buy movies. I.e will. cost $25 less then before to get movies.

I'll have a look at it, Just wished Sky 5 was HD as content there that interests me.
MPEG 2 channels still not dropped and another month gone by.

Edit: It will be interesting to see if the full basic package is brought by many, or if for most people basic is not much value
And they've just got basic to get the extras.

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  #1965702 28-Feb-2018 11:44
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Here are some numbers.

 

Sky lost 33000 subscribers, but they increased the profit by 12% due to cost savings, so they are doing that right.

 

How will this new pricing go?

 

They will lose $25 per month from all subscribers that just want sport. They will get back a number of new subscribers who just want sport at $55. I doubt the free Rialto will amount to much.

 

Sport will now be $25 cheaper. If you can do without the HDticket and MySky and OD, you can get Sport for a total of $55. We know how popular the Sky Deal was, so this $55 option must get a lot of traction. Another benefit is new subscribers may take sport for a while on and off, so a bit more revenue. They may pickup a few younger families where $24.91 for FTA plus any Basic Starter channels that they like, may add reasonable value.

 

End of the day, this new deal is just about making sport cheaper.

 

I can see a free HD and MySky for a year if you get Basic Starter and Sport coming 


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  #1965705 28-Feb-2018 11:45
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evnafets:

 

Tockly:

 

Love how they include the Freeview channels in the list... Hmmm Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!

 

 

Yeah, it does make the offering look more substantial by including the free to air channels as well.  Not exactly false advertising, but still.

 

However, being a pedant I will call you out on the second statement:  "Charge me for something I can get for free and in better quality!!"

 

For free?  granted.
Better quality?  I presume you are referring the fact you can get HD Freeview via UHF.   For those who only have satellite freeview, Sky does provide the freeview channels in HD - so it would be an upgrade for those customers.  (If you pay for the HD ticket of course which has already been brought up in this thread)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free to air channels are in HD regardless of if HD ticket has been subscribed to or not :)


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  #1965707 28-Feb-2018 11:46
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I assume existing customers can migrate to one of these new plans?  Or is this a new connection only type deal?





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  #1965708 28-Feb-2018 11:46
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Quinny:

 

Sad that the only people getting a "discount" are the sports viewers. Yay them. Everything in Entertainment should be in basic or just say $10 more. Oh well means Sky is gone for me in 2 months when current plan runs out.

 

 

IMHO that is the sole reason for these changes. Many just want sport, many have left, some or many may come back for sport.


 
 
 
 


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  #1965709 28-Feb-2018 11:47
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davidcole:

 

I assume existing customers can migrate to one of these new plans?  Or is this a new connection only type deal?

 

 

It would have to be all customers, surely. See if their phone number is always engaged tomorrow as many will downgrade to Starter and Sport I am sure.


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  #1965711 28-Feb-2018 11:50
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It's all customers, though I don't think so if you are on a contract. (Standard common sense rules would apply). 

 

 


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  #1965719 28-Feb-2018 11:54
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That the cost of basic Entertainment is exactly the same as todays basic means that as from tomorrow, your bill will now say Basic Entertainment. No change in price, no change in content, so no obligations to be met by Sky. Nothing will change apart from the next bill description. But I;d bet that the phones will be running hot tomorrow as people downgrade.

 

Not sure if I will or not 


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  #1965720 28-Feb-2018 11:56
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Right now I have the $50 package that includes sport. I'll likely downgrade as whilst I occasionally watch some of the older TV channels, I do so rarely I could just power up netflix to watch them.


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  #1965724 28-Feb-2018 11:57
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Why is NZ so obsessed with sport? if New Zealanders didn't like sport so much sky would have already gone under.


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  #1965726 28-Feb-2018 11:58
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Starscream122:

 

evnafets:

 

Sky does provide the freeview channels in HD - so it would be an upgrade for those customers.  (If you pay for the HD ticket of course which has already been brought up in this thread)

 

 

Free to air channels are in HD regardless of if HD ticket has been subscribed to or not :)

 

 

I stand corrected. 


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  #1965738 28-Feb-2018 12:11
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Starscream122:

 

Why is NZ so obsessed with sport? if New Zealanders didn't like sport so much sky would have already gone under.

 

 

Why are you here? You dont like Sky or sport. There is another thread for Sky bashing. Beats me why anyone who has no interest in a subject/company/etc reads and posts in their threads

 

When you do your census there may be a question on TV viewing preferences...


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  #1965739 28-Feb-2018 12:13
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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

 

 

 

 

Sky have a fanpass contract offer(6 month term) for $55.99 a month, still a high price considering it's only Sport 1-4.


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