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Topic # 232018 26-Mar-2018 08:52
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Sometime in the next 12 months according to media. Beginning of a forward thinking era for Sky?

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2018/03/sky-ceo-john-fellet-to-retire-later-this-year.html

 


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  Reply # 1983151 26-Mar-2018 08:58
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This is pretty much a waste of time post if you don't provide a source.

 

Which "media"? http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2018/03/sky-ceo-john-fellet-to-retire-later-this-year.html

 

When was it published? Google hadn't even indexed it until now.




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  Reply # 1983153 26-Mar-2018 09:00
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See above - had issues doing it via mobile.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1983154 26-Mar-2018 09:00
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Here is the problem ' according to media '

 

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  Reply # 1983158 26-Mar-2018 09:07
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Also the NZHerald (Shabby Little Tabloid).

Reminds me of the promo cartoon, which I think ironically was aired on Sky, of the dinosaurs looking up as the Asteroid plummets toward Earth.

Here is Sky's big chance to appoint a young LGBTI+ female of indeterminate race. That should please Julianne Genter.

Edit: Maybe the OP could amend the title to cover who "FELLET" is? And wouldn't this be better in the 'Sky' forum?




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  Reply # 1983179 26-Mar-2018 09:22
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Amazes me that people think the CEO stepping down is going to magically going to mean we have any channel available on any device for $20 a month in HD and whilst you watch rugby someone from Sky will massage your feet! 

 

I believe Fellet and the Sky Board are well aware of peoples sentiment, but the reality is likely something pretty different. 

 

Those who keep ignorantly comparing Netflix to Sky (even when it's been shown time and time again as FACT that they aren't the same service) are likely in for big disappointment. 

 

Changes are coming, they were ones the current CEO and Board approved and have been working on for a while now.

 

I think a new CEO would do well to start being more accessible and improve communication and try and become a little more user-friendly as a company.




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  Reply # 1983188 26-Mar-2018 09:40
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Umm - nothing even close to that has been suggested here. Cool story though.

I see it as potentially a very positive, albeit several years late, move for the company as a whole.

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  Reply # 1983189 26-Mar-2018 09:40
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networkn:

 

Those who keep ignorantly comparing Netflix to Sky (even when it's been shown time and time again as FACT that they aren't the same service) are likely in for big disappointment. 

 

Changes are coming, they were ones the current CEO and Board approved and have been working on for a while now

 

 

Why not?  It is natural to compare old-gen with new-gen.  Sure, they're not the same but that is exactly why you need to compare them. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

 

Satellite TV and cable companies around the world are facing similar issues.  Often the solution is to copy netflix, or to partner with netflix. 

 

Everyone wants to be friends with netflix :)

 

Maybe sky needs to dump satellite content distribution?  That is radical and maybe a lifesaver if done properly. 


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  Reply # 1983192 26-Mar-2018 09:44
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surfisup1000:

 

Maybe sky needs to dump satellite content distribution?  That is radical and maybe a lifesaver if done properly. 

 

 

Compare sure, suggest they are the same, but that Sky is just ripping people off, no.

 

Screw all those people who live in areas without decent internet? Great.

 

How about this? How about those who find the content they want on NF, get NF, and those who find value in their Sky Subscription, buy Sky, and those with a chip on their shoulder about Sky, get a subscription to NF and don't worry about a service they don't use?

 

 


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  Reply # 1983200 26-Mar-2018 09:51
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Not media speculation anymore.  Its been anounced to the NZX too: https://www.nzx.com/announcements/315986




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  Reply # 1983201 26-Mar-2018 09:52
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surfisup1000: Maybe sky needs to dump satellite content distribution? That is radical and maybe a lifesaver if done properly.

That won't happen. Sky deliver content to a large amount of people who don't have access to UHF feeds. Even in cities there's blind spots.

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surfisup1000:

 

Maybe sky needs to dump satellite content distribution?  That is radical and maybe a lifesaver if done properly. 

 

 

That's never going to happen. There is a significant proportion (wild guess about 10%) of the population that will never get unlimited fast Internet. Interesting to see that Foxtel in Australia have decided to move all their HFC customers on to Satellite. You're also not going to get Sky Go features (including watching FTA channels, and delayed playback) on an online only service.

 

What Sky do need is a product like Foxtel Now, and priced a approximately the same pricing point. Currently, you can get FanPass - which is riddled with bugs - for $99 per month. I can get Fox Sports + premium drama (think SoHo type content) + a handful of other channel for less than half that in Australia. This is definitely the direction Sky need to move to, Foxtel and BSkyB have both done this.


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  Reply # 1983204 26-Mar-2018 09:55
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networkn:

 

surfisup1000:

 

Maybe sky needs to dump satellite content distribution?  That is radical and maybe a lifesaver if done properly. 

 

 

Compare sure, suggest they are the same, but that Sky is just ripping people off, no.

 

Screw all those people who live in areas without decent internet? Great.

 

How about this? How about those who find the content they want on NF, get NF, and those who find value in their Sky Subscription, buy Sky, and those with a chip on their shoulder about Sky, get a subscription to NF and don't worry about a service they don't use?

 

 

 

 

I agree that sky are probably not ripping people off. 

 

But, skys pricing model tricks people into believe they are being ripped off (why can't i just get sky sports etc...). 

 

Maybe sky should have used a fixed fee to cover transmission costs (like an electricity line charges).   Then, subscribers could purchase one or more channels/packages on top of the transmission fee.   

 

At least that way, you separate transmission costs from content costs and people can see that.  And, if they want, they can order just sky sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1983210 26-Mar-2018 10:03
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surfisup1000:

 

I agree that sky are probably not ripping people off. 

 

But, skys pricing model tricks people into believe they are being ripped off (why can't i just get sky sports etc...). 

 

Maybe sky should have used a fixed fee to cover transmission costs (like an electricity line charges).   Then, subscribers could purchase one or more channels/packages on top of the transmission fee.   

 

At least that way, you separate transmission costs from content costs and people can see that.  And, if they want, they can order just sky sport.

 

 

I'd find it hard to believe that Sky hasn't already considered a huge number of scenarios. Chances are if they didn't undertake the changes you suggested, there is likely a good reason. The board is made up of some very well thought of people but I'd suggest the issues are very complex and

 

there are factors that most people wouldn't even conceive of shaping their decision making. 

 

They are moving to digital distribution, slower admittedly than most people would have preferred. I think they thought the VF merger would have sped this up and now don't have this option. They are looking at Amazon and other platforms too. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1983220 26-Mar-2018 10:14
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If one thing is for sure

 

Is that people feel so strongly that every time there is a pricing/management or SKY public announcement. GZ is sure to turn into yet another opinion filled thread on their business model and feelings toward it :)

 

This would be... the 5th?


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  Reply # 1983287 26-Mar-2018 10:46
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networkn:

 

I'd find it hard to believe that Sky hasn't already considered a huge number of scenarios. Chances are if they didn't undertake the changes you suggested, there is likely a good reason. The board is made up of some very well thought of people but I'd suggest the issues are very complex and

 

there are factors that most people wouldn't even conceive of shaping their decision making. 

 

They are moving to digital distribution, slower admittedly than most people would have preferred. I think they thought the VF merger would have sped this up and now don't have this option. They are looking at Amazon and other platforms too. 

 

 

The problem is that every time Sky go near digital it doesn't go well. The world is going digital. My kids don't know what broadcast TV is.

 

The latest venture which was going to be the product of the Sky Vodafone merger has not exactly changed the world.

 

People don't want to run coax to all the TV's in their house and buy multiroom. Everyone want an app on all devices that can stream sky channels. Netflix don't care how many devices I am signed in on. That's why everyone wants to be friends with Netflix. Because it is easy and it works.

 

If Sky get that part going then viewers will return.





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