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  #2283472 25-Jul-2019 14:30
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Sky have today announced major changes/additions to their sports steaming services. I wonder if they’re looking at a further streaming app for ‘general’ Sky programming following the recently-cancelled puck - i.e. are the sports streaming changes announced today the end of their IPTV aspirations?




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  #2283479 25-Jul-2019 14:56
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Hopefully this is just Phase 1 (or 2 if you count fanpass) and another app is in the works for all their channels


 
 
 
 


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  #2283525 25-Jul-2019 15:10
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eracode: Sky have today announced major changes/additions to their sports steaming services. I wonder if they’re looking at a further streaming app for ‘general’ Sky programming following the recently-cancelled puck - i.e. are the sports streaming changes announced today the end of their IPTV aspirations?

 

To me, they have to be. The sports will see a good number downgrade to that, but a much larger number jump back to Sky Sports at $40 pm.

 

If they do this with general programming at a reduced price (MySky drops off at least) then they will see some downgrades but probably a number of returning subscribers. Its only ever been about price


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  #2283531 25-Jul-2019 15:24
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The press release doesn't mention anything about streaming. I would assume that they are talking about the satellite service

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  #2283533 25-Jul-2019 15:25
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larknz: The press release doesn't mention anything about streaming. I would assume that they are talking about the satellite service

 

Two different media releases:

 

https://www.sky.co.nz/-/mk_pressrelease_2507-1


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  #2283535 25-Jul-2019 15:32
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SSN via streaming, 14 August

 

Via Satellite in the normal Sky Sports bundle, 1 August


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  #2283563 25-Jul-2019 16:04
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On demand sports is the key for me with my use case (putting kids to bed during game times etc). I’m glad to see that being available.

 
 
 
 


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  #2283642 25-Jul-2019 18:03
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SheriffNZ: On demand sports is the key for me with my use case (putting kids to bed during game times etc). I’m glad to see that being available.

 

Nailed it. Its all about recording. If you can't record, we need OD. OD is "streaming recording" All sports events need to be OD for a week. Ideally any news type content is OD for a week. Key events should be more than a week. If its not that good but close enough, that's ok


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tdgeek:

eracode: Sky have today announced major changes/additions to their sports steaming services. I wonder if they’re looking at a further streaming app for ‘general’ Sky programming following the recently-cancelled puck - i.e. are the sports streaming changes announced today the end of their IPTV aspirations?


To me, they have to be. The sports will see a good number downgrade to that, but a much larger number jump back to Sky Sports at $40 pm.


If they do this with general programming at a reduced price (MySky drops off at least) then they will see some downgrades but probably a number of returning subscribers. Its only ever been about price



Sorry - maybe it’s just me but I find your comment difficult to understand - seems somewhat ambiguous to me. Any chance you could expand on what you’re saying because I’m genuinely interested in all this.




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  #2283698 25-Jul-2019 21:13
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evilonenz:

larknz: The press release doesn't mention anything about streaming. I would assume that they are talking about the satellite service


Two different media releases:


https://www.sky.co.nz/-/mk_pressrelease_2507-1


The link does not work.
I thought the sky website was skytv.co.nz, not sky.co.nz., or is this an alternative they use

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  #2283766 25-Jul-2019 22:26
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Rikkitic:

The only time I now use my other alternatives at all (aerial and satellite) are when I want to see something on Prime or Choice, neither of which offer streaming services. That isn't very often with all the other options out there. 


 



Choice stream some shows via their website On demand (they’re restricted by their licenses)

Prime shows can be viewed through SkyGo - no sky subscription required.

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  #2283776 25-Jul-2019 23:13
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The latest @Apsattv playlist update has IPTV streams for both Prime and Choice so no longer an issue.





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eracode:
tdgeek:

 

eracode: Sky have today announced major changes/additions to their sports steaming services. I wonder if they’re looking at a further streaming app for ‘general’ Sky programming following the recently-cancelled puck - i.e. are the sports streaming changes announced today the end of their IPTV aspirations?

 

 

 

To me, they have to be. The sports will see a good number downgrade to that, but a much larger number jump back to Sky Sports at $40 pm.

 

 

 

If they do this with general programming at a reduced price (MySky drops off at least) then they will see some downgrades but probably a number of returning subscribers. Its only ever been about price

 



Sorry - maybe it’s just me but I find your comment difficult to understand - seems somewhat ambiguous to me. Any chance you could expand on what you’re saying because I’m genuinely interested in all this.

 

Probably me

 

The issue is price. Sky is seen as too expensive. But if they drop the price the profit plummets. They only make about $8 per subscriber per month, or it was that at least

 

So, if the $40 Sky Sport Now suited me, I will drop my $95 sub for a $40 sub. Ouch. But they may pickup 3 new SkySportNow subscribers. ARPU (average revenue per unit)will drop but overall revenue will increase

 

Similarly, if they provide a full internet app for the Basic and Starter, some will downgrade from MySky to that and lose revenue, but a lot more might get Sky back as they can do that cheaper now as SVOD Sky should be a lower cost. Again, churn some revenue but get more returning

 

They could have done this earlier, with unknown results, but they have really upped the ante, 12 sport channels, home grown sports news, its quite a change. They have improved the price but also added more value


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larknz:
evilonenz:

larknz: The press release doesn't mention anything about streaming. I would assume that they are talking about the satellite service


Two different media releases:


https://www.sky.co.nz/-/mk_pressrelease_2507-1


The link does not work.
I thought the sky website was skytv.co.nz, not sky.co.nz., or is this an alternative they use

 

 

The link works for me. Sky are migrating from skytv to just sky. If you hit skytv.co.nz you will end up on sky.co.nz.

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tdgeek:

eracode:
tdgeek:


eracode: Sky have today announced major changes/additions to their sports steaming services. I wonder if they’re looking at a further streaming app for ‘general’ Sky programming following the recently-cancelled puck - i.e. are the sports streaming changes announced today the end of their IPTV aspirations?


 


To me, they have to be. The sports will see a good number downgrade to that, but a much larger number jump back to Sky Sports at $40 pm.


 


If they do this with general programming at a reduced price (MySky drops off at least) then they will see some downgrades but probably a number of returning subscribers. Its only ever been about price




Sorry - maybe it’s just me but I find your comment difficult to understand - seems somewhat ambiguous to me. Any chance you could expand on what you’re saying because I’m genuinely interested in all this.


Probably me


The issue is price. Sky is seen as too expensive. But if they drop the price the profit plummets. They only make about $8 per subscriber per month, or it was that at least


So, if the $40 Sky Sport Now suited me, I will drop my $95 sub for a $40 sub. Ouch. But they may pickup 3 new SkySportNow subscribers. ARPU (average revenue per unit)will drop but overall revenue will increase


Similarly, if they provide a full internet app for the Basic and Starter, some will downgrade from MySky to that and lose revenue, but a lot more might get Sky back as they can do that cheaper now as SVOD Sky should be a lower cost. Again, churn some revenue but get more returning


They could have done this earlier, with unknown results, but they have really upped the ante, 12 sport channels, home grown sports news, its quite a change. They have improved the price but also added more value



Got you now - thanks.




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