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  Reply # 1068467 18-Jun-2014 14:08
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I think what will happen is that most SKY subscribers will stay with what they currently have. Either from ease of use or amount of use when they work out an 'all for one price deal' v pick what you want works out better.

The interesting thing is what they will do with SOHO. Will they let people watch progammes like Game of Thrones for a cost per episode?  Of course SOHO is made up of content form 4 different cable tv channels in the US which all charge a fee and a lot of that content doesn't appear on netflix etc.

Will allowing people to watch single episodes/series result in a decrease in downloading? I actually don't think it will much, as 0 is the best possible price. 


As an aside I totally get the use of netflix etc as you are paying a fee but how do people feel about accessing taxpayer funded content (BBC iplayer) when they are not a resident/citizen of the country? How can you complain about any government funding in NZ or those who access it when you are doing the same to another country and not telling the truth about who you are.



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  Reply # 1068488 18-Jun-2014 14:25
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davidcole: I'd agree.  But I'd say your unlimited devices (netflix restricts you to 3) so we should be a bit more reasonable and expect say 3-5 devices rather than unlimited.


Is that three devices streaming Netflix simultaneously?  If not then I have Netflix installed on my HTPC via WMC, two iPads, and two smart TVs in my house, and use all of them regularly (but not all at the same time).


Simultaneously.  I'm sure it's 3 streams - I'm sure I've tested it on apple tv, computer and ipad then tried a 2nd computer.




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  Reply # 1068493 18-Jun-2014 14:28
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I've asked this question before and I don't expect to see any different answers - but I still think it's an important question;

How will they split/share the content between the providers?

Now that we have three possible players in the domestic NZ market; Sky, Spark and Netflix - will the content be disjointed or shared by allowing distribution by delay?




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  Reply # 1068494 18-Jun-2014 14:30
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davidcole:
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davidcole: I'd agree.  But I'd say your unlimited devices (netflix restricts you to 3) so we should be a bit more reasonable and expect say 3-5 devices rather than unlimited.


Is that three devices streaming Netflix simultaneously?  If not then I have Netflix installed on my HTPC via WMC, two iPads, and two smart TVs in my house, and use all of them regularly (but not all at the same time).


Simultaneously.  I'm sure it's 3 streams - I'm sure I've tested it on apple tv, computer and ipad then tried a 2nd computer.


depends on your subscription I believe. I just signed up for the trial and there was the non hd option with just 1 device at a time, hd + 2 devices at a time, and hd + 4 devices at once.

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  Reply # 1068542 18-Jun-2014 15:15
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davidcole:
Satch:
davidcole: I'd agree.  But I'd say your unlimited devices (netflix restricts you to 3) so we should be a bit more reasonable and expect say 3-5 devices rather than unlimited.


Is that three devices streaming Netflix simultaneously?  If not then I have Netflix installed on my HTPC via WMC, two iPads, and two smart TVs in my house, and use all of them regularly (but not all at the same time).


Simultaneously.  I'm sure it's 3 streams - I'm sure I've tested it on apple tv, computer and ipad then tried a 2nd computer.


depends on your subscription I believe. I just signed up for the trial and there was the non hd option with just 1 device at a time, hd + 2 devices at a time, and hd + 4 devices at once.


on Netflix?  I've never seen those options before.  Were they different prices?

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  Reply # 1068558 18-Jun-2014 15:21
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It's new. Existing Netflix customers are grandfathered in plan and price. New ones have these options.





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  Reply # 1068636 18-Jun-2014 16:08
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Jas777: 


As an aside I totally get the use of netflix etc as you are paying a fee but how do people feel about accessing taxpayer funded content (BBC iplayer) when they are not a resident/citizen of the country? How can you complain about any government funding in NZ or those who access it when you are doing the same to another country and not telling the truth about who you are.




If the BBC would release an International version of it's online content and charge for it, I would so take them up on it.

Please BBC, take my money

why deny us who do not have the pleasure to reside in the UK ?

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  Reply # 1068638 18-Jun-2014 16:11
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Jas777: 


As an aside I totally get the use of netflix etc as you are paying a fee but how do people feel about accessing taxpayer funded content (BBC iplayer) when they are not a resident/citizen of the country? How can you complain about any government funding in NZ or those who access it when you are doing the same to another country and not telling the truth about who you are.




If the BBC would release an International version of it's online content and charge for it, I would so take them up on it.

Please BBC, take my money

why deny us who do not have the pleasure to reside in the UK ?


They have.  It;s just not available here.

It is available in Australia.  
Doesn't have the same content as the UK version though for obvious reasons.  In the UK, the BBC broadcasts all BBC content so can put whatever it likes on it's iplayer.
In Australia, other TV stations broadcast BBC content and pay the BBC good money for doing so, therefore the BBC iplayer doesn't get as much of the good new stuff in Australia because they'd rather take money from Foxtel etc.
You can expect the same to happen here if the BBC ever decides to release the iplayer here.

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  Reply # 1068664 18-Jun-2014 17:02
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Jas777: 


As an aside I totally get the use of netflix etc as you are paying a fee but how do people feel about accessing taxpayer funded content (BBC iplayer) when they are not a resident/citizen of the country? How can you complain about any government funding in NZ or those who access it when you are doing the same to another country and not telling the truth about who you are.




If the BBC would release an International version of it's online content and charge for it, I would so take them up on it.

Please BBC, take my money

why deny us who do not have the pleasure to reside in the UK ?


There are ways around it... for very little money too.





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  Reply # 1068706 18-Jun-2014 17:38
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Jas777:

As an aside I totally get the use of netflix etc as you are paying a fee but how do people feel about accessing taxpayer funded content (BBC iplayer) when they are not a resident/citizen of the country? How can you complain about any government funding in NZ or those who access it when you are doing the same to another country and not telling the truth about who you are.



I can't say I lose any sleep over it.  I'm not depriving the BBC or the UK taxpayer of anything and I don't, nor wouldn't, complain about other people accessing NZ content from overseas

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  Reply # 1068719 18-Jun-2014 17:45
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I wonder why they don't just implement DVB-H (and SH) - it would make things a lot easier for people to view their content.




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  Reply # 1068725 18-Jun-2014 17:50
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I wonder what has happened to the big mysky upgrade that sky announced a year ago. It was going to connect to the Internet new epg..... Nothing.




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  Reply # 1068756 18-Jun-2014 18:30
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KiwiNZ: Why do I have this nagging feeling that Sky will make a complete pigs breakfast out of this?


The content will probably be in the same terrible resolution they use for skygo

I really wish Sky would focus on bolstering HD content on channels like Discovery and Nat Geo than introducing new services which suck.

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  Reply # 1068782 18-Jun-2014 19:06
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shk292: Why anyone would pay $60 and upwards for Sky then not pay $15 extra to get MySky (which IMHO doubles or triples the value of Sky) is beyond comprehension.


Four letters - HTPC.  Comprehend that.


Exactly. And also, in my case, existing Panasonic recorder that does pretty much most of what MySky does for no ongoing fee, and alows disk burning and DLNA streaming as well.

Back on topic, good on them for coming up with it, I'm prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt until I see what they eventually offer. May be enough to keep me with Sky (which I'm close to cancelling) if the pricing/content point is right. However, I will need to see content that was comparable with Netflix, and pricing that is within +25% of Netflix to get it, for me to be interested. Otherwise, Bah!

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  Reply # 1068853 18-Jun-2014 20:42
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TwoSeven: I wonder why they don't just implement DVB-H (and SH) - it would make things a lot easier for people to view their content.
DVB-H receivers aren't common though and I think Sky already decided that it wasn't worth it before the Igloo concept - really as cheap and crappy a DVB-T2 service that has ever been offered anywhere, minimal technical effort for a little return and chance to keep the frequencies. Sky aren't and never will be into technical innovation.




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