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#63378 25-Jun-2010 13:43
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Found this on NBR today: http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/sky-televisions-subscriber-numbers-rise-125208

That must be good news for them (to state the obvious). Hopefully it will give them the confidence to introduce some new channels/services.

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  #345240 25-Jun-2010 14:53
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lol @ the comments on that page. Pretty much sums up how I feel too. Bring on the competition

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  #345271 25-Jun-2010 16:03
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I find some of those comments calling for regulation fustrating. I know its a little capitalist of me, but this company started from scratch and grew to capture half the country in a couple of decades. Thats bloody impressive.
Compare that with Telecom with extensive infrastructure from the govt, in more of a natural monopoly position (ie not really economic to have two networks operating in the same area).

Regulation would send the wrong message "If you succeed, we'll regulate".

Agreed the service isnt great and channel lineup poor, but its their business.

 
 
 
 


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  #345278 25-Jun-2010 16:23
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SKy basically does have a natural monopoly at this point when it comes to content.

content is king and they are large enough to outbid anybody.

But I don't think regulation is necessary, the internet will allow sufficient competition soon anyway.

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  #345285 25-Jun-2010 16:34
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I can't believe 49.3% of NZ's population have nothing better to do with their lives than watch TV! How sad :-/
(says someone sitting in front of a computer - hehe!)

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  #345349 25-Jun-2010 19:33
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I looked on the inernet and it looks like sky rent it from http://www.globecast.com.au/ check it out and hope that helps making a geekzone one :P




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  #345443 26-Jun-2010 08:45
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cws82us: I looked on the inernet and it looks like sky rent it from http://www.globecast.com.au/ check it out and hope that helps making a geekzone one :P


Sorry but what do sky rent of globecast?




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  #345446 26-Jun-2010 08:58
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I looked on the inernet and it looks like sky rent it from http://www.globecast.com.au/ check it out and hope that helps making a geekzone one :P


?

 
 
 
 


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  #345500 26-Jun-2010 13:12
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openmedia:
cws82us: I looked on the inernet and it looks like sky rent it from http://www.globecast.com.au/ check it out and hope that helps making a geekzone one :P


Sorry but what do sky rent of globecast?


I think he was talking about skycity cinemas 3D football...maybe




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  #345502 26-Jun-2010 13:18
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sorry sky rent satellite capacity‏ from them.




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  #345507 26-Jun-2010 13:50
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I completely agree with with nickb800 - regulation would be totally the wring thing. The right thing is for people to vote with their wallets.

I find it hilarious when people whine so mightily about Sky's service then indicate they're still going to pay for it. It doesn't really say much for them (the customer, not Sky) does it?

Is sitting in front of the TV is so important in their lives that they have to pay for it? If the answers yes then the joke's on them. Competition is a long way off, if it ever arrives, and in the meantime Sky's subscriptions are a.healthy and b.still rising, so don't expect them to change anything in your favour - ever.

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  #345725 27-Jun-2010 11:30
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Dratsab: I completely agree with with nickb800 - regulation would be totally the wring thing. The right thing is for people to vote with their wallets.

I find it hilarious when people whine so mightily about Sky's service then indicate they're still going to pay for it. It doesn't really say much for them (the customer, not Sky) does it?

Is sitting in front of the TV is so important in their lives that they have to pay for it? If the answers yes then the joke's on them. Competition is a long way off, if it ever arrives, and in the meantime Sky's subscriptions are a.healthy and b.still rising, so don't expect them to change anything in your favour - ever.


Lots, many would I say, of people have/pay Sky mostly to watch Rugby, and yes, that is very important to them. Certainly not a joke and not silly at all to be able to sit down and watch our National game ( in glorious HD I might add ) at home as the majority cant make it to the match.

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