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Master Geek
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  Reply # 869874 1-Aug-2013 12:27
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But we're 12 hours ahead of the UK remember

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  Reply # 869875 1-Aug-2013 12:28
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BermudaBlues:
MarkX:
richardgnz:
mrtoken:
davidcole: Throng have it also:
Throng


It's confirmed, email came out this morning at sky HQ.

same day that PLP went live as well :P
don't think they will be to happy with us.


As an Arsenal fan this is the best news I have heard in a long time! I already pay for Sky Sports HD so now for no extra cost I can watch every Arsenal game in HD and 5.1 sound. On top of that it looks like we will be getting the FA cup games as well :) It might not be live but I always watched it delayed anyway.

Thankyou Sky.

With this news the chances of Colliseum failing have increased massively!!! :)


As a fellow Arsenal fan I totally agree with you.    Hopefully this is the beginning of the end for Colliseum


So there will be NO live games?! Personnely I don't see any positives...nothing beats watching (the mighty Blues) without knowing the score!


The positive is that colliseum will fail. The live rights will then be sold to SKY and they will provide the coverage live in HD and 5.1 sound.

Its just a matter of time now...

It serves them right to be honest, how they thought people would be happy to go backwards is beyond me. If the technology or the expense of providing it was a problem then they should never have made a bid on the rights.


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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 869876 1-Aug-2013 12:29

Having moved back to NZ from 12 years in London, and equipping myself with a shiny new Panny 55 plasma - and watching the poor attempt of streaming quality from PLP, I have been inconsolable for the last month about Sky's EPL failing for a couple of days.

Today is a joyous day - is the understatement of the century..... now if only Arsene would open his cheque book, it might be a decent season! 


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 869889 1-Aug-2013 12:53
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Coliseum have had their product launched for the best part of 5 days and some of you guys are already celebrating their demise? Give them a chance.

This is a new service. I am glad of their entry to the market. As we have seen today it has forced Sky to get of their backside and work to get their sports rights. Now there is going to be more football available to fans than ever before.

Being a new service there were always going to be some teething issues, hopefully they will iron out the quality issues in the coming weeks and we will have a plethora of football to choose from come the beginning of the season.

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  Reply # 869903 1-Aug-2013 12:59
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This has been a textbook exercise on how-not to go about launching a new venture.  They have woefully over-promised & on the basis of what we have seen so far, under-delivered.  In a completely ham-fisted way they have bitten off a good chunk of the sport-viewing audience & hoped to monetise their investment right from the get-go.  While I understand their license is only for 3 years, they needed to take a much longer view on this venture.

2degrees would be the perfect example on how to go about entering a mono/duopolistic market.  Invest, be prepared to lose some money initially, in the hope of attracting a larger audience down the track as word of the quality & innovation gets around.  Instead they have skimped on what matters most - quality.  In this case by paying for the bare minimum in terms of streaming quality.  Once Sommet & Sky kick-off with the top 6 clubs their potential subscriber audience becomes those fans who just cannot watch anything but live-football (& one wonders what % of the viewing audience in NZ that is given the broadcast times), & the balance of the other 14 teams in the league whose fans want more than just 8 games a season + a highlights package.  I really don't think that is going to be viable for them.

As I see it, their only chance is to upgrade the bitrate of the streams they will deliver in hope of winning back the fans that want to watch games live.  But it would need to be near HD quality & they need to get apps out immediately on XBox, PS3, & Apple TV as I just don't believe the average punter can be bothered with hooking up their laptops/desktops to the living room TV.  These should have been ready to go on launch date, another massive oversight.

Failing that, they sell the rights back to Sky or Sommet & exit the market.

So what are you going to do Coliseum?

PS - Arsenal supporter, & almost 100% certain to make to do with delayed games on Sky + the Monday night highlights package on TV One.

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  Reply # 869931 1-Aug-2013 13:25
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wellymusic: Having moved back to NZ from 12 years in London, and equipping myself with a shiny new Panny 55 plasma - and watching the poor attempt of streaming quality from PLP, I have been inconsolable for the last month about Sky's EPL failing for a couple of days.

Today is a joyous day - is the understatement of the century..... now if only Arsene would open his cheque book, it might be a decent season! 



Stump up the 55m and we'll give you the bitter. We'll throw in Downing for free.

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  Reply # 869933 1-Aug-2013 13:30
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Martyyn, Lust

The quality of Arsenal TV will depend on how they get the feed I would imagine.

If it is just you going to the Arsenal hosted server then as it is in London you are probably the furtherest away you can be so get the worst possible speeds. And it also depends on when you watch to as how busy their server is and how busy NZ networks are.



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  Reply # 869935 1-Aug-2013 13:31
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Kopkiwi:
wellymusic: Having moved back to NZ from 12 years in London, and equipping myself with a shiny new Panny 55 plasma - and watching the poor attempt of streaming quality from PLP, I have been inconsolable for the last month about Sky's EPL failing for a couple of days.

Today is a joyous day - is the understatement of the century..... now if only Arsene would open his cheque book, it might be a decent season! 



Stump up the 55m and we'll give you the bitter. We'll throw in Downing for free.


dont forget Henderson




Common sense is not as common as you think.


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Geek
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  Reply # 869940 1-Aug-2013 13:42

Jas777: Martyyn, Lust

The quality of Arsenal TV will depend on how they get the feed I would imagine.

If it is just you going to the Arsenal hosted server then as it is in London you are probably the furtherest away you can be so get the worst possible speeds. And it also depends on when you watch to as how busy their server is and how busy NZ networks are.




The quality of Arsenal TV is far better than PLP, go watch some highlights or something on there, all the content is free at the moment.

Possibly 720p, it automatically adjusts the quality just like PLP does so give it some time, the stream starts off at a lower bitrate.

I'd more than happily sign up to PLP if they have this quality of video, looked great on a 55" TV.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 869950 1-Aug-2013 13:59
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langers1972: I repeat my wish for a dedicated Sky Football channel separate from the SkySport bundle, $15ish a month and I'd be in


$10 a month maybe - $15 is more than half the total sports package!

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 869963 1-Aug-2013 14:07
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I have been massively disappointed by all concerned in this deal. I tried to email the EPL to give them some "feedback", but their 'contact us' page on the website wouldn't load!! I wonder why?

As a Man United fan I am really hoping that Sky get them as the fourth club. Given that Sommet have been broadcasting their pre-season games, I suspect that they will have them though. I have big concerns over the quality though, even thru Sky. I think HD EPL footy is off the table in the near future.

Re: viewing times, from the Man U TV site

Premier League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night
Saturday... 6pm on a Sunday
Sunday... Midnight that night

Champions League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night

FA CUP games
MUTV can show it from…
Monday to Thursday... 10pm the following day
Friday & Saturday... Midday on Sunday
Sunday... Midday on Monday

Capital One Cup games
MUTV can show it from…
Tuesday & Wednesday... Midnight on Wednesday


since we're 12 hours ahead, that indicates that Saturday EPL games should be available at 6a.m. Monday???? and Sunday games should be available at 12 p.m Monday. I hope not.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 869979 1-Aug-2013 14:24
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schmichael: I have been massively disappointed by all concerned in this deal. I tried to email the EPL to give them some "feedback", but their 'contact us' page on the website wouldn't load!! I wonder why?

As a Man United fan I am really hoping that Sky get them as the fourth club. Given that Sommet have been broadcasting their pre-season games, I suspect that they will have them though. I have big concerns over the quality though, even thru Sky. I think HD EPL footy is off the table in the near future.

Re: viewing times, from the Man U TV site

Premier League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night
Saturday... 6pm on a Sunday
Sunday... Midnight that night

Champions League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night

FA CUP games
MUTV can show it from…
Monday to Thursday... 10pm the following day
Friday & Saturday... Midday on Sunday
Sunday... Midday on Monday

Capital One Cup games
MUTV can show it from…
Tuesday & Wednesday... Midnight on Wednesday


since we're 12 hours ahead, that indicates that Saturday EPL games should be available at 6a.m. Monday???? and Sunday games should be available at 12 p.m Monday. I hope not.



"Coverage will be delayed, for example games played in the U.K. on Saturdays
will be available on SKY from 1.00pm on Sunday afternoon."

So either Sky (assuming they get Utd) are able to show the games prior to when they are allowed to be shown in the U.K which would make sense or some clubs will be shown on sunday afternoon but some, like Utd, can't be shown until Monday morning.  The latter seems unlikely to me.


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  Reply # 870006 1-Aug-2013 14:37
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vexxxboy:
Kopkiwi:
wellymusic: Having moved back to NZ from 12 years in London, and equipping myself with a shiny new Panny 55 plasma - and watching the poor attempt of streaming quality from PLP, I have been inconsolable for the last month about Sky's EPL failing for a couple of days.

Today is a joyous day - is the understatement of the century..... now if only Arsene would open his cheque book, it might be a decent season! 



Stump up the 55m and we'll give you the bitter. We'll throw in Downing for free.


dont forget Henderson


Henderson was brilliant at the tail end of last season and was largely the reason for Gerrard being able to play as much as he did. Is a machine in the middle and his fitness would be among the best.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 870017 1-Aug-2013 14:47
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Lust:
schmichael: I have been massively disappointed by all concerned in this deal. I tried to email the EPL to give them some "feedback", but their 'contact us' page on the website wouldn't load!! I wonder why?

As a Man United fan I am really hoping that Sky get them as the fourth club. Given that Sommet have been broadcasting their pre-season games, I suspect that they will have them though. I have big concerns over the quality though, even thru Sky. I think HD EPL footy is off the table in the near future.

Re: viewing times, from the Man U TV site

Premier League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night
Saturday... 6pm on a Sunday
Sunday... Midnight that night

Champions League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night

FA CUP games
MUTV can show it from…
Monday to Thursday... 10pm the following day
Friday & Saturday... Midday on Sunday
Sunday... Midday on Monday

Capital One Cup games
MUTV can show it from…
Tuesday & Wednesday... Midnight on Wednesday


since we're 12 hours ahead, that indicates that Saturday EPL games should be available at 6a.m. Monday???? and Sunday games should be available at 12 p.m Monday. I hope not.



"Coverage will be delayed, for example games played in the U.K. on Saturdays
will be available on SKY from 1.00pm on Sunday afternoon."

So either Sky (assuming they get Utd) are able to show the games prior to when they are allowed to be shown in the U.K which would make sense or some clubs will be shown on sunday afternoon but some, like Utd, can't be shown until Monday morning.  The latter seems unlikely to me.



"from 1pm" hmm.. it doesn't actually say that is for the EPL. The article says "for eg games played" Maybe it means the FA cup games ? I don't know.
We need an official confirmation from SKY on all of this.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 870022 1-Aug-2013 14:53
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MarkCerny:
Lust:
schmichael: I have been massively disappointed by all concerned in this deal. I tried to email the EPL to give them some "feedback", but their 'contact us' page on the website wouldn't load!! I wonder why?

As a Man United fan I am really hoping that Sky get them as the fourth club. Given that Sommet have been broadcasting their pre-season games, I suspect that they will have them though. I have big concerns over the quality though, even thru Sky. I think HD EPL footy is off the table in the near future.

Re: viewing times, from the Man U TV site

Premier League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night
Saturday... 6pm on a Sunday
Sunday... Midnight that night

Champions League games
MUTV can show it from…
Mid-week... Midnight that night

FA CUP games
MUTV can show it from…
Monday to Thursday... 10pm the following day
Friday & Saturday... Midday on Sunday
Sunday... Midday on Monday

Capital One Cup games
MUTV can show it from…
Tuesday & Wednesday... Midnight on Wednesday


since we're 12 hours ahead, that indicates that Saturday EPL games should be available at 6a.m. Monday???? and Sunday games should be available at 12 p.m Monday. I hope not.



"Coverage will be delayed, for example games played in the U.K. on Saturdays
will be available on SKY from 1.00pm on Sunday afternoon."

So either Sky (assuming they get Utd) are able to show the games prior to when they are allowed to be shown in the U.K which would make sense or some clubs will be shown on sunday afternoon but some, like Utd, can't be shown until Monday morning.  The latter seems unlikely to me.



"from 1pm" hmm.. it doesn't actually say that is for the EPL. The article says "for eg games played" Maybe it means the FA cup games ? I don't know.
We need an official confirmation from SKY on all of this.


But even FA cup games can't be played until midday Sunday according to the above and that would be midnight Sunday NZ time and FA cup and EPL are the on;y Saturday games, the other comps are all midweek.

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