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Topic # 99862 28-Mar-2012 22:41
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Interesting development.. I thought Sky didn't have much satellite capacity left? (or would they use a different sat to their current TV content?)

If this pans out, it'll be interesting to see if any existing broadcasters come on-board - whether it's the big players in NZ or overseas stations.. and if NZ stations like The Rock etc are on the satellite, what adverts are carried (given that they mostly have regional breaks from a networked feed).

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  Reply # 601724 29-Mar-2012 09:41
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It ain't gonna happen!

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  Reply # 601726 29-Mar-2012 09:45
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It doesn't take much capacity to deliver radio over the satellite, surely. Besides, Sky already syndicates several radio stations via their satellite in the form of those "Sky Digital Music" channels. They could just phase those channels out, repurpose them, and update the decoder software to decode them and display a static image rather than have them streamed as TV channels with a static image in them.

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