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Topic # 85801 25-Jun-2011 09:26
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Lack of rules means Sky is a law unto itself

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10734334




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  Reply # 485682 25-Jun-2011 09:39
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Here we go again.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 485685 25-Jun-2011 09:39
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Read the article. Not news really. I mean it may be news for John Doe, but nothing very distant from what people have been talking around here for ages...




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  Reply # 485702 25-Jun-2011 10:51
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The only bit that was news to me was the TelstraClear bit about online rights. It would be excellent if TCL could stream stuff.

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  Reply # 485710 25-Jun-2011 11:19
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It would make sense if companies utilized Triple Play type services on the UFB network, as the popularity of UFB increases it would make it easier for new players to enter the market, as infrastructure will already be there. Its a long term idea, but short term patchwork ideas as a kneejerk reaction never work well.

The issue of course is licences to content.

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  Reply # 485730 25-Jun-2011 12:19
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Great, we have to endure more women's netball.  I may have a good reason to ditch my sport subscription after all. Undecided

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  Reply # 485731 25-Jun-2011 12:25
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ajw: Lack of rules means Sky is a law unto itself

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10734334


I wouldn't (and haven't) go anywhere near Sky. A big chunk is owned by Rupert Murdoch and I don't knowingly give that maniac a dollar. He should be in jail for all the people he has effectively killed through his war-mongering media in the US and UK. 
 




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  Reply # 485783 25-Jun-2011 15:17
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Who cares about Sky there is this thing called the internet.....


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  Reply # 485811 25-Jun-2011 17:03
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Ragnor: Who cares about Sky there is this thing called the internet.....



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  Reply # 486179 26-Jun-2011 19:41
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Exactly - also, to hear the way some people discuss it, you would think they were the only supplier of life-saving drugs or food. It's entertainment, and if you don't like what they offer just don't buy it. There are plenty of other entertainment options - eg:

- Go to the sports match at the ground
- Go to the Pub that has the sports match on, for a pint and some dinner.
- Rent a DVD of a movie
- Go to a movie
- Download a movie
- Watch a movie on Hulu (a VPN service will set you back $10-15US a month)
- Read a book
- Buy a games console
- Watch free-to-air TV (OK, I concede that's pretty marginal now. Although, they do sometimes still interrupt the ad breaks with the odd bit of program....).

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