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  Reply # 2121373 7-Nov-2018 10:32
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Spark have also announced that they will be using the iStreamPlanet platform for their streaming service.

 

They also do NBA Game Pass, the Superbowl and the Olympics in the US.

 

I think that is a good partnership, and hopefully will allay (some) fears of a disastrous fiasco ala the Aus Optus experience with the football EC this year.


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  Reply # 2121468 7-Nov-2018 12:23
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Is this true:

 

"On social media, a number of F1 fans had been hoping that no-one would pick up local rights - a turn of events they hoped would allow them access to the official Formula One app that is currently geo-blocked to Kiwis."

 

Why wouldn't people look at this?





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  Reply # 2121626 7-Nov-2018 15:33
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davidcole:

 

Is this true:

 

"On social media, a number of F1 fans had been hoping that no-one would pick up local rights - a turn of events they hoped would allow them access to the official Formula One app that is currently geo-blocked to Kiwis."

 

Why wouldn't people look at this?

 

 

 

 

I can't figure out what question you're trying to ask... People don't use F1TV because its geo-blocked. Even though Spark has the rights now I'd say it will still be geo-blocked for next season to protect their investment


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  Reply # 2121641 7-Nov-2018 16:06
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davidcole:

 

Is this true:

 

"On social media, a number of F1 fans had been hoping that no-one would pick up local rights - a turn of events they hoped would allow them access to the official Formula One app that is currently geo-blocked to Kiwis."

 

Why wouldn't people look at this?

 

 

I think people will look at the F1 Pro package with a VPN (assuming it works) if the Spark deal is too much, I know I will be.  I'd prefer local if possible but not if they're gouging the price effectively.


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  Reply # 2121644 7-Nov-2018 16:17
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Benoire:

davidcole:


Is this true:


"On social media, a number of F1 fans had been hoping that no-one would pick up local rights - a turn of events they hoped would allow them access to the official Formula One app that is currently geo-blocked to Kiwis."


Why wouldn't people look at this?



I think people will look at the F1 Pro package with a VPN (assuming it works) if the Spark deal is too much, I know I will be.  I'd prefer local if possible but not if they're gouging the price effectively.



I though the biggest issue was f1 was that there was no single place for it. It was always tied to a pay provider. Sky sports UK, sky NZ etc.




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  Reply # 2121649 7-Nov-2018 16:21
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Liberty Media have gone and released an streaming service called F1 Pro which for around $215NZD offers streaming online of everything.  Clearly, existing or new contracts will cause this service to be geo-blocked so that is NZ out unless you can VPN it, the usage however will entirely depend on Sparks price... The rumoured $30NZD a race would equate to ~$650NZD a year so would be not economical for most people I suspect, however that is a rumour and until confirmed should be treated as such!


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  Reply # 2121657 7-Nov-2018 16:27
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davidcole:


Is this true:


"On social media, a number of F1 fans had been hoping that no-one would pick up local rights - a turn of events they hoped would allow them access to the official Formula One app that is currently geo-blocked to Kiwis."


Why wouldn't people look at this?



 


I can't figure out what question you're trying to ask... People don't use F1TV because its geo-blocked. Even though Spark has the rights now I'd say it will still be geo-blocked for next season to protect their investment



It will be geolocked, chances are the agreement with spark is exclusive showing right in NZ so releasing their service will break that clause.

My issue with these things is I'm not a huge fan of sports, I watch F1 and that's about it. Usually (as is the case with sky) you have to buy all the sports and the amount they charge is ridiculous to watch 1 event a fortnight. If your watch the rugby or football it's an ok deal but I'd pretty much be paying $15 a race through something like fan pass.

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  Reply # 2121702 7-Nov-2018 16:52
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Benoire:

Liberty Media have gone and released an streaming service called F1 Pro which for around $215NZD offers streaming online of everything.  Clearly, existing or new contracts will cause this service to be geo-blocked so that is NZ out unless you can VPN it, the usage however will entirely depend on Sparks price... The rumoured $30NZD a race would equate to ~$650NZD a year so would be not economical for most people I suspect, however that is a rumour and until confirmed should be treated as such!



30 a race???
They talk of bundles etc. I see it as Spark Sport a bundle of all they have excluding RWC. Maybe weekly monthly 6 monthly prices, maybe daily too. Maybe cheaper options per one sport. Cannot see 30 a race

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  Reply # 2121706 7-Nov-2018 17:01
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As I said it was a rumour someone posted in another topic I think on the Sky loses thread... Seemed fairly confident but we clearly won't know for sure until the prices are confirmed by Spark.  I'd hope they would do a decent bundle that was cost effective with the EPL/Man U TV/Motorsport.


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  Reply # 2121744 7-Nov-2018 18:42
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Benoire:

 

As I said it was a rumour someone posted in another topic I think on the Sky loses thread... Seemed fairly confident but we clearly won't know for sure until the prices are confirmed by Spark.  I'd hope they would do a decent bundle that was cost effective with the EPL/Man U TV/Motorsport.

 

 

 

 

Would $30 a month for Football and F1 be reasonable?


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  Reply # 2121751 7-Nov-2018 18:51
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I suggested I would be willing to pay $35 a month given the price of bein and f1 pro. Clearly the sky package is a better deal as it's cross subsidised but it's also not a realistic expectation of the true sport cost.

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  Reply # 2121863 7-Nov-2018 22:49
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F1TV Pro is only $99.99 USD a year


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  Reply # 2121921 8-Nov-2018 08:06
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Oh right, thought it was around $150 USD.  That makes Bein @ $20 a per month and F1 Pro @ $12.50 per month a total of $32.50 NZD per month, so still within the realms of the up to $35 I stated.  If I correlate the true fan pass value at $59.99 per month (for 6 months intervals) then there is still about $40NZD of value for other sports before I exceed the cost of Sky Sports (Bein is $15 extra to sky sports).


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  Reply # 2122063 8-Nov-2018 11:05
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I've been ESPN+ ing for the major rugby events this year.  $4NZD per month for dns4me and $7.50NZD per month for ESPN+ service.

 

F1 TV Pro is approx $12NZD per month, but is obviously geolocked to exclude NZ.

 

 

 

It's a different world now, but the big change is still to come, where providers actually farm their content out to end users, without or not limited to a local provider middleman.


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  Reply # 2127007 15-Nov-2018 09:57
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I see Videopass for MOTOGP is not geo blocked. I assumed it was. Euro20 NZ$33 per month so 9 months is $300

 

Something to consider, Im sure many of us will be assessing Sky, Spark, what we can forego. If Sky Sport incl F1 was $30, thats $63 per month. Fanpass (for MotoGP) is $30 per month on a Spark deal. IF they keep it off popups

 

Sky may enhance Fanpass by including popups


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