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  #2488960 21-May-2020 21:42
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Handle9:

 

Ok then what point were you trying to make with your post?

 

Other than point 2 which I can only make the assumption is ironic.

 

 

I was merely making some observations about @tdgeek's post, mainly inspired by his mention of Sky News, which is the Aussie version of Fox News and has rightly been raked over the coals for some pretty despicable racist content.  I found it a little upsetting that he was presenting that as an example of 'Australian News', which it is not. If it is still the same as it was a few years ago, it is another Murdoch propaganda mouthpiece spewing opinionated bile dressed up as political commentary.

 

While I was about it I added a few digs about Sky's constant promos and pointed out the availability from non-Sky sources of some other features he mentioned. But I don't regard these points as biggies. That is reserved for the racism.

 

Not sure why you think my point 2 is ironic. I have made many posts over the years about issues relating to streaming and networking, but I can't think of any that specifically had to do with Geo-unblocking, other than my advocacy of it. If you care to cite any specific examples of issues related to "bypasses of geoblocks and assorted devices" I will be happy to address your concerns.





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  #2488974 21-May-2020 22:36
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Handle9:

 

Ok then what point were you trying to make with your post?

 

Other than point 2 which I can only make the assumption is ironic.

 

 

I was merely making some observations about @tdgeek's post, mainly inspired by his mention of Sky News, which is the Aussie version of Fox News and has rightly been raked over the coals for some pretty despicable racist content.  I found it a little upsetting that he was presenting that as an example of 'Australian News', which it is not. If it is still the same as it was a few years ago, it is another Murdoch propaganda mouthpiece spewing opinionated bile dressed up as political commentary.

 

While I was about it I added a few digs about Sky's constant promos and pointed out the availability from non-Sky sources of some other features he mentioned. But I don't regard these points as biggies. That is reserved for the racism.

 

Not sure why you think my point 2 is ironic. I have made many posts over the years about issues relating to streaming and networking, but I can't think of any that specifically had to do with Geo-unblocking, other than my advocacy of it. If you care to cite any specific examples of issues related to "bypasses of geoblocks and assorted devices" I will be happy to address your concerns.

 

 

Thanks. It was almost impossible to tell what you were trying to say given the way it was written.

 

It's an almost weekly event where you are complaining about some overseas service or app not working on your setup or requiring multiple other apps to be installed. Whether or not it's related to geo blocking I don't know but that sort of mess is far more than most people are willing to deal with.


 
 
 
 


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  #2488997 21-May-2020 23:14
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Thanks. It was almost impossible to tell what you were trying to say given the way it was written.

 

 

I don't generally have difficulties expressing myself. Perhaps you are having comprehension problems.

 

Handle9:

 

It's an almost weekly event where you are complaining about some overseas service or app not working on your setup or requiring multiple other apps to be installed. Whether or not it's related to geo blocking I don't know but that sort of mess is far more than most people are willing to deal with.

 

 

You were the one who brought up geo-blocking, not me. If you don't know if it is relevant, why mention it? You sound a bit confused.

 

I think that confusion extends to your perception of my complaints, as you describe them. I have no idea where you get that from, or why you are counting, or how you arrive at an ' almost weekly' frequency, or why we are even having this discussion. If you find my posts on any matter such a mess, just ignore them. No-one is asking for your feedback. I certainly am not.

 

 





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  #2489063 22-May-2020 07:11
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TBH I have no issue with Sky News AU. Fox is rubbish, CNN is good although equally biased but not excessive. When I watch Sky news AU if there is an event on, all I see is news bring reported, I dont see any percieved bias, I cant speak for what it was like in the past


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  #2489092 22-May-2020 08:57
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TBH I have no issue with Sky News AU. Fox is rubbish, CNN is good although equally biased but not excessive. When I watch Sky news AU if there is an event on, all I see is news bring reported, I dont see any percieved bias, I cant speak for what it was like in the past

 

 

Maybe they learned from experience after New Zealand banned them because of the Christchurch coverage, Melbourne banned them from the railway stations for giving comfort to extremists and they had to sack one of their presenters after nationwide backlash for inviting a notorious extremist on air.

 

 





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  #2489212 22-May-2020 10:29
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Apparently they're going to "focus" on the 50-60% of households in UFB areas that aren't connected to the fibre network yet.

 

Sell them a bundle and hope that not so tech savy punters conflate the two products and see both as the same essential spend item every month rather than a discretionary "luxury" Pay TV item?

 

Also give it five years and they can claim satellite is an uneconomic distribution method, threaten to close it down and use the resultant fuss to try and extract money from the Government to maintain a service for rural users?


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  #2489215 22-May-2020 10:32
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Apparently they're going to "focus" on the 50-60% of households in UFB areas that aren't connected to the fibre network yet.

 

Sell them a bundle and hope that not so tech savy punters conflate the two products and see both as the same essential spend item every month rather than a discretionary "luxury" Pay TV item?

 

Also give it five years and they can claim satellite is an uneconomic distribution method, threaten to close it down and use the resultant fuss to try and extract money from the Government to maintain a service for rural users?

 

 

 

 

Well now, that's a lot of pessimism in one post....


 
 
 
 


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  #2489332 22-May-2020 11:28
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Well now, that's a lot of pessimism in one post....

 

 

To be honest, hang around here long enough you'll come to realize that the word Sky on these forums does attract a fair bit of irrationality usually from people who have never or no longer even have Sky.

 

 

 

 


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  #2489457 22-May-2020 13:42
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Bundling stuff together makes sense.

 

Spark is doing it already with their "Entertainment" pack where you get Fibre broadband PLUS Lightbox & Netflix.

 

Vodafone are doing it with their Vodafone TV Packages

 

Both of those are broadband providers who have expanded into providing entertainment.

 

Nothing says it can't go the other way :-)

 

I guess all of them are looking for something like the Triple play

 

I'm picking some people will pick it up for convenience.  And others won't touch it with a 10 foot barge pole :-)


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  #2489464 22-May-2020 13:53
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evilengineer:

 

Apparently they're going to "focus" on the 50-60% of households in UFB areas that aren't connected to the fibre network yet.

 

Sell them a bundle and hope that not so tech savy punters conflate the two products and see both as the same essential spend item every month rather than a discretionary "luxury" Pay TV item?

 

Also give it five years and they can claim satellite is an uneconomic distribution method, threaten to close it down and use the resultant fuss to try and extract money from the Government to maintain a service for rural users?

 

 

 

 

Well now, that's a lot of pessimism in one post....

 

 

One man's pessimism is another man's healthy cynicism. 😉


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  #2489488 22-May-2020 14:41
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noroad:


Well now, that's a lot of pessimism in one post....



To be honest, hang around here long enough you'll come to realize that the word Sky on these forums does attract a fair bit of irrationality usually from people who have never or no longer even have Sky.


 


 



This times 100.

Only news about Trump invites more incoherent frothing at the mouth than a sky thread.

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  #2489496 22-May-2020 15:12
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Any ideas on what their ISP will be called? I'd be a bit iffy about joining if the name was "Skynet"


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  #2489500 22-May-2020 15:20
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Any ideas on what their ISP will be called? I'd be a bit iffy about joining if the name was "Skynet"

 

 

Oh dear, give me strength...

 

Maybe something like Sky Broadband or Sky Fibre. Its just a business venture, those two suggestions seem fine.

 

Skynet?  /cringepost


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  #2489504 22-May-2020 15:26
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Any ideas on what their ISP will be called? I'd be a bit iffy about joining if the name was "Skynet"

 

 

 

 

Skynets real.... https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/12/19/companies-gear-up-for-next-phase-in-britains-skynet-6-program/


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  #2489668 22-May-2020 15:58
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There was talk of a trial to stream TV into homes using fibre - it was a separate feed from the ONT, and was separate to the internet. I never heard the conclusion.  Wonder if it is anything alone those lines.

 

It is a logical move - many ISP's have moved into providing content, so why would a content provider take it lying down and not push back the other way?

 

 


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