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Topic # 29022 19-Dec-2008 17:58
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I've been poking around but haven't come across an answer yet as to why Aussie FTA (at least SBS and ABC, forget the rest) are illegal here in NZ.

IMHO SBS and ABC far surpass the quality of anything else FTA here and if we can reach them on our Sky satellite dish why shouldn't we?

I'd even pay Sky to carry them but they told me they "couldn't".  Why can't we pay Optus to "authorise" a card for those 2?

Who do we have to start berating to get a change made?

Are we ANZACs or not?

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  Reply # 185205 19-Dec-2008 19:40
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Can... Aussie FTA be picked up here... that is to say can you buy a box in .au and pick up tranmissions here in NZ that are directed to .au?

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  Reply # 185212 19-Dec-2008 20:07
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i believe that there are a bunch of sports that have to be played live on FTA channels in australia.  Thats a good reason for SKY to not want to carry any of the aussie channels.

I expect that the reason for it though is that all the content has been purchased for a specific market and that the channels just dont have the rights to screen items outside of australia (otherwise they would probably be paying more, without much chance to earn the extra costs back in advertising revenue)

that said, ive head of people bringing their cards back from Oz and using them here with the appropriate sized dish..




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  Reply # 185215 19-Dec-2008 20:17
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Well, what I've read and what I've seen at http://www.lyngsat.com/optusd1.html says ABC and SBS are carried on Optus D1 and all that keeps us from viewing them is an Optus Aurora card (and the correct reader). 

But so what if there are alot of sports on FTA is Oz.  I asked Sky about it (meaning I'd be paying for it) and they said they can't carry SBS because it is illegal.  Says who? And why? 

We can't see quality tele but we can watch all the stupidity of E! we care to?  (Not to pick on E!)

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  Reply # 185217 19-Dec-2008 20:41
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>Says who? And why? 





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  Reply # 185218 19-Dec-2008 20:51
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It's all to do with rights for programming.  What rights a network have for one market (ie: OZ) may not be appropriate for another market (ie: NZ).  I think the status quo is also if one network has rights for a particular series, then another network cannot show it.
This is how content providers make their money.  They're hardly going to allow something which has rights in Australia to be allowed to be viewed in NZ also... not when they can make more money by selling the NZ rights to a NZ network.




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  Reply # 185228 19-Dec-2008 23:33
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only one transponder on Optus C1 can easily be received in NZ, this carries SBS and 7 Central, both of which are Irdeto encrypted.  None of the stuff on D1 is on a transponder that reaches NZ on a regular size dish.  There is heresay floating around that all stuff off C1 can be received with a 3.8M solid, but that shoulds a bit like overkill to me.  

I agree, it is disappointing, as SBS and Seven do show a lot of stuff we don't get here at all.  The SBS type programming is really lacking in NZ, Stratos do it, but not to the same extent. Also SBS make a lot of semi-mainstream stuff too.


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  Reply # 185387 20-Dec-2008 22:51
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Regs: i believe that there are a bunch of sports that have to be played live on FTA channels in australia.  Thats a good reason for SKY to not want to carry any of the aussie channels.

I expect that the reason for it though is that all the content has been purchased for a specific market and that the channels just dont have the rights to screen items outside of australia (otherwise they would probably be paying more, without much chance to earn the extra costs back in advertising revenue)

that said, ive head of people bringing their cards back from Oz and using them here with the appropriate sized dish..

Skytv rebroadcast Oz Channels allready
heres a list of them
Discovery Channel,CI Network,National Geographic,Animal Planet,Documentary Channel,Skynews,E! and more




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