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  Reply # 840474 20-Jun-2013 17:47
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freitasm,

wouldn't they do better to guarantee their customers a full HD feed all the time?

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  Reply # 840476 20-Jun-2013 17:48
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Jas777: crackdbycraku,

Real choice is having SKY with terrestrial rights and Colessium with online rights and users getting the choice between a full online bells and whistles package with Colessium and thus ditch SKY if EPL is all they want or watch the only game they might want to watch on SKY + SKY's other packages.


Then blame sky for not improving isky and bidding for internet and tv rights, or blame EPL for wanting all the money they want, or wait and see what the dull delivery mechanism will be.

This is how TV should be going but sport and tv shows will always be different kettles of fish.

Only time will tell if Coliseum have overshot the mark with regards to pricing - I sadly think they have but I would much rather subscribe to one sport than pay a sub to sky.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 840477 20-Jun-2013 17:51
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Handsomedan:
freitasm: Just received this now:


Slingshot will proudly support this move by not charging customers for data usage when they subscribe and watch EPL matches via Coliseum.


Well...that confirms it...I'm not leaving Slingshot for Telecom.




I wouldn't call it until Telecom makes their announcement - still the possibility that Telecom will partner with Coliseum, and offer a discount link

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  Reply # 840484 20-Jun-2013 18:04
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expression: 
I have to agree with your regarding the day price. $25 a day is just too much, why don't they have a pay-per-game system where you can watch the game live or ondemand for something more reasonable, say $7-$10.


Agreed. $25 seems very high for a one day pass, and $7-10 sounds like a good idea for a per game pass. I see two targets for the day pass. Firstly those people who occasionally watch a big game but are not much bothered with the whole season. So the people who will tune in for the odd high profile game like Man United vs Liverpool but not much else. How many of them will be willing to pay an extra $25 just to watch it I'm not sure. Perhaps groups of friends might chip in together for the odd big game they might be interested in.

Personally I think most sales of the one day pass will be for the first week or 2 then not many after that. A lot of people might be worried about their internet connection so might decide to get the day pass for the first game to try it out and make sure it works for them before subscribing for the season. I'm considering doing this as I'm unsure how my connection will handle it. I've had mixed success with streaming. Youtube and TVNZ On Demand seem ok most of the time, but Isky is basically unwatchable. Whether my connection is no good or Isky is crap I'm not sure. So people like me who are wary of their internet connection or their computer/other gear might be the main target. They may think it's worthwhile spending $25 first in order to avoid paying out $150 for something that doesn't work for them. I assume there will be no way to cancel and get a refund if your connection can't handle it.

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  Reply # 840488 20-Jun-2013 18:11
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invisibleman18: Whether my connection is no good or Isky is crap


The general consensus is that iSky is crap

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  Reply # 840511 20-Jun-2013 18:55
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I wonder if that's an exclusive deal or an opening shot by Slingshot

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  Reply # 840514 20-Jun-2013 19:05
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langers1972: I wonder if that's an exclusive deal or an opening shot by Slingshot


Coliseum said they wouldn't be doing exclusive deals with telcos, so seems to be an opening shot

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  Reply # 840546 20-Jun-2013 19:34
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I wonder if Slingshot can actually tell what traffic coming from Akamai is EPL, or if they are going to low-key unmeter all Akamai traffic

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  Reply # 840596 20-Jun-2013 20:21
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nickb800: I wonder if Slingshot can actually tell what traffic coming from Akamai is EPL, or if they are going to low-key unmeter all Akamai traffic
Quickflix also use Akamai CDN and Slingshot is the only ISP to provide unmetered access to that, their network setup along with use of deep packet inspection gives them an advantage (Global Mode also relies on it)

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  Reply # 840685 20-Jun-2013 23:54
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yitz:
nickb800: I wonder if Slingshot can actually tell what traffic coming from Akamai is EPL, or if they are going to low-key unmeter all Akamai traffic
Quickflix also use Akamai CDN and Slingshot is the only ISP to provide unmetered access to that, their network setup along with use of deep packet inspection gives them an advantage (Global Mode also relies on it)

Well, if they can use DPI to unmeter AKAMAI, why did they not choose to use it as a competitive advantage when Sky moved from Orcon to AKAMAI CDN?





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  Reply # 840687 21-Jun-2013 00:05
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I am wondering about a funny thing here.
First, premierleaguepass.com was registered with GoDaddy on 15-January - check out their whois record. This tells me these guys knew the outcome 6 months ago. And on 4 March Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sold their stake in Sky. Does that smell funny?
January - Coliseum register their EPL domain.
March - Murdoch sells his shares in Sky.
June - Sky announces it's been outbid, "stunning" the shareholders.

This sounds like a good topic for a Tui billboard.
Murdoch - I don't do insider trading. Yeah right.




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  Reply # 840693 21-Jun-2013 00:16
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Kookoo:

Murdoch sold his shares at $4.80, the shares are now (market close today) worth $5.25

Nothing more than conspiracy theories.

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  Reply # 840697 21-Jun-2013 01:09
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yitz:
nickb800: I wonder if Slingshot can actually tell what traffic coming from Akamai is EPL, or if they are going to low-key unmeter all Akamai traffic
Quickflix also use Akamai CDN and Slingshot is the only ISP to provide unmetered access to that, their network setup along with use of deep packet inspection gives them an advantage (Global Mode also relies on it)


How do you suppose DPI plays a role in Global Mode, apart from perhaps prioritising traffic to their proxy servers to make it usable?


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  Reply # 840702 21-Jun-2013 04:18
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I notice now that igloo have the AB test for $10. Is that the first time that has been offered at that price?

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  Reply # 840707 21-Jun-2013 07:13
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sdav: I notice now that igloo have the AB test for $10. Is that the first time that has been offered at that price?



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