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  # 2227282 29-Apr-2019 11:41
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Lostja:

 

I have suspended my account. I don't get enough use out of it as i was hoping for more NBA games with the play offs, find the app not that easy to use and miss an easy to use programme guide that tells me what is on when

 

To top it off the F1 Qualifying in Baku cut out at the same point twice now like it is at the end of the on demand file but there is still 45mins to go. When I look up the qualifying it says the programme is 3hrs but when I start it says it is 3hrs~45mins?

 

I don't think I will sign up for the RWC but may return for the EPL. I hope they can progress to a fully fledged on demand sports broadcaster but in the meantime I will wait on the sideline..

 

 

Not sure that their team know what games are on...

 

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  # 2227729 30-Apr-2019 08:56
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Tall poppy syndrome obviously can't afford and or won't ask for technical help to produce a platform that comes close to others

 
 
 
 


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  # 2227744 30-Apr-2019 09:24
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Kiwi2222: Tall poppy syndrome obviously can't afford and or won't ask for technical help to produce a platform that comes close to others

 

That makes no sense. Also, I don't think you know what TPS is :)

 

 


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  # 2227750 30-Apr-2019 09:32
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networkn:

 

Kiwi2222: Tall poppy syndrome obviously can't afford and or won't ask for technical help to produce a platform that comes close to others

 

That makes no sense. Also, I don't think you know what TPS is :)

 

 

Or the effort, costs and skills involved in developing anything.

 

 





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  # 2231565 6-May-2019 12:41
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Well you can assume what you want about what I know and can can't say.

But to you're point

Stupid business sense then 30-40 million buying the rights and surprise nothing left for expensive developers or thinking ahead. Either way the person who started it should be fired it's obvious for all to see.


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  # 2233456 9-May-2019 08:01
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SS feedback has me advised that:

 

 

 

We're continually working on improving the service.

 

Skip +10secs and -10secs is now in the web version, and that the iOS and Android apps will be shortly

 

 

 

How it looks as when you hover over the screen, you see the pause button, now the skips are there also. I assume the apps will be the same, so good news


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  # 2233464 9-May-2019 08:36
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Did they mention about longer skips, e.g. hold it down for it to go from +/-10s to 30 then 1 minute, 5 minutes etc.?

 

When I provide feedback I get a reply that it has been looked at but nothing about status so I have no idea what's going... How would we find out if bookmarks may be coming, e.g. predefined points in the stream which will allow, when joining late or at the VOD, to jump straight to it, e.g. the pit walk, the interviews, formation / lap 1 etc.?


 
 
 
 


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  # 2233474 9-May-2019 08:57
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Benoire:

 

Did they mention about longer skips, e.g. hold it down for it to go from +/-10s to 30 then 1 minute, 5 minutes etc.?

 

When I provide feedback I get a reply that it has been looked at but nothing about status so I have no idea what's going... How would we find out if bookmarks may be coming, e.g. predefined points in the stream which will allow, when joining late or at the VOD, to jump straight to it, e.g. the pit walk, the interviews, formation / lap 1 etc.?

 

 

Its 10 seconds. Ive also had vague replies, so I reply back and demand nicely I want more info

 

As to the 10 seconds, well, Netflix has that you can skip 10 seconds, or use the slider, it generally doesn't have chapters I dont think. Sky has 2X to 30X which is good for short skips but a pain for long ones, a slider works best then

 

I know you are using a phone, but you need to get onto a proper device IMHO. I'd use a phone only if I really had to. Browser wise there are issues with some but Safari or Chrome seem fine.  Then the slider works well. It would be good to ask if they will do chapters, I might do that. Are chapters common in general SVOD?


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  # 2233501 9-May-2019 10:05
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Kiwi2222: Well you can assume what you want about what I know and can can't say.

But to you're point

Stupid business sense then 30-40 million buying the rights and surprise nothing left for expensive developers or thinking ahead. Either way the person who started it should be fired it's obvious for all to see.

 

I have concerns, but it's killing any credibility you might be trying to build to suggest that whomever started it should be sacked or that it's plain for all to see, since I am in the all and it's not "obvious" to me. The general tone of this thread has been positive even if there are some fair and reasonable negative feedback to be taken into account"

 

 

 

It will be, in my mind, a completely different picture, if they screw up the RWC delivery :) 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2233502 9-May-2019 10:06
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Well, I bought my RWC pass. Now I need for Chorus to get my Fibre in and Spark to live up to their promises. I have engaged an alternative service just in case. Hope for the best, plan for the worst. 

 

I am super happy that I will be able to watch these matches, in another room, or at another location.

 

As good as I think Sky are, if they can't deliver a similar experience by the end of the year, if I can get my sports needs met eslewhere, they may have seen the last of my money.


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  # 2233507 9-May-2019 10:15
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tdgeek:

 

Benoire:

 

Did they mention about longer skips, e.g. hold it down for it to go from +/-10s to 30 then 1 minute, 5 minutes etc.?

 

When I provide feedback I get a reply that it has been looked at but nothing about status so I have no idea what's going... How would we find out if bookmarks may be coming, e.g. predefined points in the stream which will allow, when joining late or at the VOD, to jump straight to it, e.g. the pit walk, the interviews, formation / lap 1 etc.?

 

 

Its 10 seconds. Ive also had vague replies, so I reply back and demand nicely I want more info

 

As to the 10 seconds, well, Netflix has that you can skip 10 seconds, or use the slider, it generally doesn't have chapters I dont think. Sky has 2X to 30X which is good for short skips but a pain for long ones, a slider works best then

 

I know you are using a phone, but you need to get onto a proper device IMHO. I'd use a phone only if I really had to. Browser wise there are issues with some but Safari or Chrome seem fine.  Then the slider works well. It would be good to ask if they will do chapters, I might do that. Are chapters common in general SVOD?

 

 

I can't say I've ever seen chapters in svod, I've used vudu, netflix, itv, bbc.  THe only "chapters" I've ever seen is where an svod service has inserted an ad (itv, tvnz).  It would be a good feature, definitely in the F1 (and rugby when it comes), so you can skip all the build up and go right to kick off, race start.

 

+1 for get a device (and get stuff released on devices) I can't remember how many times I've said Chromecast works and is wonderfully priced.....but it's experience is crap unless you're just sitting on a single stream/video with no need to skip, change or interact with in in any way.  And don't get me started in a family situation.  It's perfect for a single user experience though.

 

 

 

BRING ON THE DEVICES!!!





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  # 2233510 9-May-2019 10:18
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davidcole:

 

 

 

BRING ON THE DEVICES!!!

 

 

https://help.sparksport.co.nz/your-account/what-devices-can-i-watch-spark-sport-on

 

Updates and timelines are there now


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  # 2233511 9-May-2019 10:19
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networkn:

 

It will be, in my mind, a completely different picture, if they screw up the RWC delivery :) 

 

 

But that's only because they haven't buggered up your sport...those that are F1 or hockey fans have had that happen already, and are probably annoyed they are the test-bed for "NZ's Religion".

 

Others would argue that the RWC failing wouldn't bother them.  It's a matter of perspective.

 

I agree the tone of the thread has generally been good...some of the aspect now I'm taking as some nitpicking (especially UX type things), while ux is pretty important, I don't believe it's more important that getting the content out the door and on on to a screen.

 

 





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  # 2233520 9-May-2019 10:30
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davidcole:

 

networkn:

 

It will be, in my mind, a completely different picture, if they screw up the RWC delivery :) 

 

 

But that's only because they haven't buggered up your sport...those that are F1 or hockey fans have had that happen already, and are probably annoyed they are the test-bed for "NZ's Religion".

 

Others would argue that the RWC failing wouldn't bother them.  It's a matter of perspective.

 

I agree the tone of the thread has generally been good...some of the aspect now I'm taking as some nitpicking (especially UX type things), while ux is pretty important, I don't believe it's more important that getting the content out the door and on on to a screen.

 

 

 

 

For anyone to suggest we have "buggered up" F1 would be an overreaction of galactic proportions. They were a few small issues for the first couple of events but they were operational, not platform, and they have been addressed. I wonder if they have even bothered trying to use the service recently? (Ditto Hockey, a couple of issues but the vast majority of live events have gone smoothly.

 

We've had 79 live events and added 135 on demand events. All but a handful have gone smoothly, and the issues were predominantly very early on.

 

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  # 2233534 9-May-2019 10:45
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Talkiet:

 

davidcole:

 

networkn:

 

It will be, in my mind, a completely different picture, if they screw up the RWC delivery :) 

 

 

But that's only because they haven't buggered up your sport...those that are F1 or hockey fans have had that happen already, and are probably annoyed they are the test-bed for "NZ's Religion".

 

Others would argue that the RWC failing wouldn't bother them.  It's a matter of perspective.

 

I agree the tone of the thread has generally been good...some of the aspect now I'm taking as some nitpicking (especially UX type things), while ux is pretty important, I don't believe it's more important that getting the content out the door and on on to a screen.

 

 

 

 

For anyone to suggest we have "buggered up" F1 would be an overreaction of galactic proportions. They were a few small issues for the first couple of events but they were operational, not platform, and they have been addressed. I wonder if they have even bothered trying to use the service recently? (Ditto Hockey, a couple of issues but the vast majority of live events have gone smoothly.

 

We've had 79 live events and added 135 on demand events. All but a handful have gone smoothly, and the issues were predominantly very early on.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

Exactly right. I have had a couple of inconveniences, and skipping a few seconds is a pain.

 

BUT, the display is better than Sky, Sky is more than fine, but its noticeably better on SS, and it plays great. Skip is now here on web, iOS and Android next week. ATV4 for me in June, that will make it perfect for me, as it will on my iPad Pro 12.9 elsewhere.

 

My key issue was what will the video quality be like, thats never an issue

 

 


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