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# 251338 20-Jun-2019 03:28
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An interesting observation SKY TV are testing 6 frequencys via Horizon 3E at 169E

 

I wonder what they are up to?

 

 


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  # 2261196 20-Jun-2019 07:27
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That's a pretty new bird.




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  # 2261220 20-Jun-2019 08:53
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On another thread, a GZer was told by Sky that Sky are returning the STB's back to base, and watch social media, as if there is a new STB or that puck is near. The new CEO has just made Rugby channel free. Maybe there are big changes coming and he wants to flood them to the market for effect? Id want to do that than drip feed. Rugby Channel is a bit niche, so say that now rather than it gets lost in a big upgrade


 
 
 
 


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  # 2261229 20-Jun-2019 09:07
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tdgeek:

 

On another thread, a GZer was told by Sky that Sky are returning the STB's back to base, and watch social media, as if there is a new STB or that puck is near. The new CEO has just made Rugby channel free. Maybe there are big changes coming and he wants to flood them to the market for effect? Id want to do that than drip feed. Rugby Channel is a bit niche, so say that now rather than it gets lost in a big upgrade

 

 

 

 

FWIW a couple of weeks ago a trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets, had told him that there was some very big news coming from Sky some time soon. I tried to quiz my friend about it but he didn't know anything further - and he's very untechy which didn't help.


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  # 2261233 20-Jun-2019 09:13
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eracode:

 

tdgeek:

 

On another thread, a GZer was told by Sky that Sky are returning the STB's back to base, and watch social media, as if there is a new STB or that puck is near. The new CEO has just made Rugby channel free. Maybe there are big changes coming and he wants to flood them to the market for effect? Id want to do that than drip feed. Rugby Channel is a bit niche, so say that now rather than it gets lost in a big upgrade

 

 

 

 

FWIW a couple of weeks ago a trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets, had told him that there was some very big news coming from Sky some time soon. I tried to quiz my friend about it but he didn't know anything further - and he's very untechy which didn't help.

 

 

Nice! That really does fit into this new guy, rather than the hopes and dreams that we have had in the past

 

So, on that, ill give my thoughts

 

New STB - pretty cool features (not really that important though)

 

$20 price drop for the STB service (nice, will get people looking)

 

New Puck which offers $30 cheaper than now if you make the change, STB to puck (Buy Puck at $100, or more if you want)

 

You can keep STB and buy pucks if you want

 

 

 

The price has to change, thats what the market says


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  # 2261240 20-Jun-2019 09:25
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I think they will have to retain some form of STB. A large portion of their clients will not be interested or savvy enough (or have the requisite fibre etc) to drop their STB and move to IPTV streaming - much easier to stay with their status quo and their sat dish.

 

The current STB has been around a long time - a fresh one would be good along with a new UI and EPG. Have used the Sky equivalent in the UK a few times in recent years and it's a long way ahead of Sky NZ's offering. 


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  # 2261249 20-Jun-2019 09:39
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I think they will have to retain some form of STB. A large portion of their clients will not be interested or savvy enough (or have the requisite fibre etc) to drop their STB and move to IPTV streaming - much easier to stay with their status quo and their sat dish.

 

The current STB has been around a long time - a fresh one would be good along with a new UI and EPG. Have used the Sky equivalent in the UK a few times in recent years and it's a long way ahead of Sky NZ's offering. 

 

 

Sorry, that's what I meant. Keep the STB a bit cheaper and have a new STB. Puck, you can have just the puck which will suit many, or keep STB which also will suit many. Some may like to buy a puck to add to home even if they keep STB option. As in "buying" Multiroom as a one off


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  # 2261252 20-Jun-2019 09:41
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tdgeek:

 

eracode:

 

I think they will have to retain some form of STB. A large portion of their clients will not be interested or savvy enough (or have the requisite fibre etc) to drop their STB and move to IPTV streaming - much easier to stay with their status quo and their sat dish.

 

The current STB has been around a long time - a fresh one would be good along with a new UI and EPG. Have used the Sky equivalent in the UK a few times in recent years and it's a long way ahead of Sky NZ's offering. 

 

 

Sorry, that's what I meant. Keep the STB a bit cheaper and have a new STB. Puck, you can have just the puck which will suit many, or keep STB which also will suit many. Some may like to buy a puck to add to home even if they keep STB option. As in "buying" Multiroom as a one off

 

 

(Yep - I knew that was what you meant - was agreeing with you).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2261256 20-Jun-2019 09:44
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The last 2 weeks Ive noticed the MySky has been laggy as, especially page down as compared to arrow down. Its not full or has 9000 things recorded. Its not all the time.  Red herring or related to STB behind the scenes stuff?


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  # 2261306 20-Jun-2019 10:15
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eracode:

 

FWIW a couple of weeks ago a trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets, had told him that there was some very big news coming from Sky some time soon. I tried to quiz my friend about it but he didn't know anything further - and he's very untechy which didn't help.

 

 

This really does sound like one of those.... my cousin's neighbour's mother in law's dog told me....  I wouldnt be listening to any of it.


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  # 2261308 20-Jun-2019 10:18
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nzkc:

 

eracode:

 

FWIW a couple of weeks ago a trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets, had told him that there was some very big news coming from Sky some time soon. I tried to quiz my friend about it but he didn't know anything further - and he's very untechy which didn't help.

 

 

This really does sound like one of those.... my cousin's neighbour's mother in law's dog told me....  I wouldnt be listening to any of it.

 

 

 

 

Well aware of that - which is why I prefaced with 'FWIW'.


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  # 2261309 20-Jun-2019 10:19
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nzkc:

 

eracode:

 

FWIW a couple of weeks ago a trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets, had told him that there was some very big news coming from Sky some time soon. I tried to quiz my friend about it but he didn't know anything further - and he's very untechy which didn't help.

 

 

This really does sound like one of those.... my cousin's neighbour's mother in law's dog told me....  I wouldnt be listening to any of it.

 

 

Seriously??

 

trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets doesn't sound like a chinese whisper to me.


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  # 2261330 20-Jun-2019 10:30
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tdgeek:

 

nzkc:

 

eracode:

 

FWIW a couple of weeks ago a trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets, had told him that there was some very big news coming from Sky some time soon. I tried to quiz my friend about it but he didn't know anything further - and he's very untechy which didn't help.

 

 

This really does sound like one of those.... my cousin's neighbour's mother in law's dog told me....  I wouldnt be listening to any of it.

 

 

Seriously??

 

trusted friend told me that someone, who has links into the corporate and finance markets doesn't sound like a chinese whisper to me.

 

 

I do know what @nzkc means - a second-hand verbal rumour is not worth the paper it's written on. That's why I thought about it but didn't report it here on gz when I first heard it.

 

But - when you add it to other snippets (like installers having to send back STB's, testing new satellite, etc) it might be building into a picture. Smoke > fire.


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  # 2261334 20-Jun-2019 10:35
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I am wondering what the benefits of a new satellite are? From a personal perspective, I'd hope it added capacity so we could have more,  higher resolution channels. Things like History and Food TV, though somewhat interestingly, I don't think I've seen Food TV broadcast in HD on any service here or when staying overseas. I am unsure if that's because they don't record in HD, but even the most basic of recording hardware does at least 720P now. 

 

Food TV is one of those channels where HD content would be a huge advantage. 


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  # 2261336 20-Jun-2019 10:38
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Lota drama to repoint dishes, and did Sky not just resign a 10yr deal with Optus, seems a bit odd to change RF provider.

 

Cyril


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  # 2261337 20-Jun-2019 10:38
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networkn:

 

I am wondering what the benefits of a new satellite are? From a personal perspective, I'd hope it added capacity so we could have more,  higher resolution channels. Things like History and Food TV, though somewhat interestingly, I don't think I've seen Food TV broadcast in HD on any service here or when staying overseas. I am unsure if that's because they don't record in HD, but even the most basic of recording hardware does at least 720P now. 

 

Food TV is one of those channels where HD content would be a huge advantage ... 

 

 

 

 

.... to you foodies. For the rest of us, not so much.😀


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