Sky, and Foxtel buy the rights to shows before FTA channels even get a look in. That's why we end up with so much rubbish on FTA, and want things like netflix, stan, lightbox, etc.
Just last night I saw a promo for a show that's "coming soon" to FTA TV. The only problem is it's a show that has already been axed in the US, after 1 season. Sky and Foxtel wouldn't have bought it, so people that only get freeview will get a show that has been over and gone in the US since May.
If I can't get my content by paying a realistic price for it, I'll go back to the old way I watched shows.
How do you know that??? The sellers want a good price, they don't care who buys it. FTA doesnt have the same funding, as its FTA, simple as that.
apart from live sports payper view
most of sky is reruns
And how much "new content" is available on Netflix or Lightbox each month/year? Most of it is..... back catalogue (ie reruns that have been available/seen elsewhere). Drop down your statistics as to the number of hours of new content has been added by each provider (and you should include TVNZ, Mediaworks, Prime, Bravo (shudder), Sky, Netflix NZ, Lightbox) over the last 3/6/12 months. Glib comments not helpful.