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  Reply # 2216671 13-Apr-2019 21:31
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Jaxson:

 

That conversation isn't going to end any time soon.  NZ does have high pricing for a lot of things, mostly because there are not a lot of players in the market.  The UK etc are all price moderated heavily by the likes of Amazon, where most items could be purchased cheaper online and delivered to you directly the next day.  Without a big player like that here we're at the mercy of local leaders, supermarkets, air travel etc.

 

 

 

Would be cool to see an Australasian distributor rights model, so one company could legit stream to Australian and New Zealand customers.  This old regional locked model doesn't really work now there's a viable alternative distribution system (internet vs terrestrial/satellite broadcast only).

 

 

 

Fanpass even at $40 doesn't really appeal.  I can get rugby via ESPN+ for $7.50 per month as it's not a popular sport worldwide.  Kayo is what $25 per month for all you can eat buffet, and both require the likes of dns4me to present as being based overseas.  Spark sport is $30 per month? something like that but doesn't have a lot of rights content yet, mostly F1 which isn't on Sky any more.

 

 

 

Sad story for me though is none of the sport is interesting me any more.  F1 looks like yet another snore fest of the same team winning, like the Rugby which is just overload in NZ with 3 or more competitions all fighting one another, domestic, super 25 or whatever it's up to now and then tri nations (or is it quad or five nations now) and some other all blacks tour each year etc.

 

 

 

I liked Fanpass and actually used it a bit back in the day.  Then Sky ramped it up to $99 a month or something and it all just got ridiculous.  Back to $60, or $40 if you want to lock it in is a step in the right direction, but no thanks.

 

 

Australasian is a good idea. I still feel that a tiny tiny tiny island like ours, less them 5 million its hard to get a good deal. Too small, no purchasing power, and so on. Even if we can get a proportionately same deal, our very low population means we are still vulnerable. If we need x volume of subscribers we can easily fall short. A larger nation won't be subject to numerical anomalies, it will average out better.  


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  Reply # 2216682 13-Apr-2019 21:54
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im very interested in this, only to make it good, allow 2 views at once!





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  Reply # 2216687 13-Apr-2019 22:12
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tdgeek:

 

 

 

How much does a US subscriber pays for Premium, 4 screens, Ultra HD? I may NZ$18-49. Do they pay NZ$28 or US$19?

 

 

 

 

US$15.99 which coverts to around  NZ$22.17 so not 53 % higher on top tier.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netflix-prices/netflix-raises-prices-for-u-s-subscribers-idUSKCN1P91Q8

 

 

 

They probably have a bigger library of third party content then in NZ.


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At $60 for 4 channels of sport, I think it’s at a level I’d be happy to pay, but heading in the right direction. Also I’d prefer their 24 hour model to come back. I’d watch the odd all blacks game then.




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  Reply # 2216827 14-Apr-2019 10:55
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I’d love to see the ESPN channels arrive on Fanpass - and to have the ondemand component extended to the AppleTV app (not just browser based).

Having said that, even with the lowering of the cost, I’m almost tempted to sit on the fence until we get some more details about the Sky Puck (I don’t want to have a sky dish on the roof, much less have the sky installers put more cable through the house ...)

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  Reply # 2216938 14-Apr-2019 12:17
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wazzageek: I’d love to see the ESPN channels arrive on Fanpass - and to have the ondemand component extended to the AppleTV app (not just browser based).

Having said that, even with the lowering of the cost, I’m almost tempted to sit on the fence until we get some more details about the Sky Puck (I don’t want to have a sky dish on the roof, much less have the sky installers put more cable through the house ...)


Unless the sky puck is a rebadged roku and has the App Store, is rather they supported existing media player hardware.




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"Current Fan Pass customers don’t need to do anything – the price drop will automatically take effect on your next bill."

 

 

 

Does this mean that if you already have a six month pass - no matter how many months you are through it, your monthly bill will be at the reduced rate for the remainder of the subscription?





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  Reply # 2220075 17-Apr-2019 17:58
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davidcole:

Unless the sky puck is a rebadged roku and has the App Store, is rather they supported existing media player hardware.

 

The puck is a Kaon. I found a page somewhere months and months ago that showed it but can't even remember where.


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  Reply # 2220188 17-Apr-2019 20:06
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Super keen till saw it is still 1-4. I need and am happy to pay for 1-4 plus popups. Surfing is on popups. Goes back to casting from Chrome or using Skygo. If Skygo and Fanpass merged and had casting I would jump at it. 


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Quinny:

Super keen till saw it is still 1-4. I need and am happy to pay for 1-4 plus popups. Surfing is on popups. Goes back to casting from Chrome or using Skygo. If Skygo and Fanpass merged and had casting I would jump at it. 



They have said that further changes are coming to it, I’d be surprised if the pop ups weren’t included one day. The new CEO seems keen to make a lot of improvements to the service based on interviews he’s given so far.




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corksta:
Quinny:

 

Super keen till saw it is still 1-4. I need and am happy to pay for 1-4 plus popups. Surfing is on popups. Goes back to casting from Chrome or using Skygo. If Skygo and Fanpass merged and had casting I would jump at it. 

 



They have said that further changes are coming to it, I’d be surprised if the pop ups weren’t included one day. The new CEO seems keen to make a lot of improvements to the service based on interviews he’s given so far.

 

Very much so, he has been bashing Sky for not being good to its customers. Its possible that he will drip feed goodies to us to keep the positives in the news over a longer period of time


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