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  # 2232976 8-May-2019 13:38
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toneoh:

For those who know. ITV UK has every game streaming live for free...

 

Thats one is interesting, the free one does not support smart devices, only browser/Flash player, right? But even to buy "+" version $8 per month is not expensive at all. btw where is info about RWC2019?

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  # 2232979 8-May-2019 13:42
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networkn:

 

30 minutes is still quite a long way. If I compare to my Sky viewing experience, where I can watch with a self imposed 20-30 minute delay to avoid half time and give me some time to fast forward injury breaks, my viewing doesn't get interrupted the way I think the Spark Sport system will work. Is anyone able to confirm? If I start watching "live", I assume I can start from the start, what happens when the "live" ends and the "on demand" occurs?

 

If I then have to go from the live to the ondemand and then fast forward to the same place I was in live, that will suck big time.

 

 

 

 

If you are watching live, and for whatever reason you have paused a number of times so the game and feed is over, your connection to that feed remains. Even though for others, when they check, the live feed has gone. Neil mentioned this in the other SS thread

 

I'd bank on less than 30 minutes,. I think one F1 feed was 5 minutes or thereabouts.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2232982 8-May-2019 13:44
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toneoh:

 

For those who know. ITV UK has every game streaming live for free...

 

Thats one is interesting, the free one does not support smart devices, only browser/Flash player, right? But even to buy "+" version $8 per month is not expensive at all. btw where is info about RWC2019?

 

 

 

It does support tablets and also Apple TV 4 which is what I'm using to stream ITV and watched the 6 nations on that. 


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  # 2232983 8-May-2019 13:49
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tdgeek:

 

If you are watching live, and for whatever reason you have paused a number of times so the game and feed is over, your connection to that feed remains. Even though for others, when they check, the live feed has gone. Neil mentioned this in the other SS thread

 

 

 

 

That's good. For some reason I had read that it cut off once the live feed finished, which would have been grim.

 

From memory products like Kayo seamlessly move you the ondemand element automatically. Either way works for me.

 

 

 

 

I'd bank on less than 30 minutes,. I think one F1 feed was 5 minutes or thereabouts.

 

 

5 minutes would be excellent, 30 minutes not so much. I guess we will see.

 

 


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  # 2233073 8-May-2019 15:19
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toneoh:

It does support tablets and also Apple TV 4 which is what I'm using to stream ITV and watched the 6 nations on that.

 

With free plan?

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  # 2233147 8-May-2019 17:22
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Yes

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  # 2233207 8-May-2019 18:18
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toneoh:

 

For those who know. ITV UK has every game streaming live for free...

 

Hopefully that is stream as well as broadcast , I think I recall some streams just showing  program not available for certain content . Hope they wont apply that to the world cup .


 
 
 
 


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  # 2233457 9-May-2019 08:02
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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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  # 2233576 9-May-2019 11:45
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freitasm:

 

Just be clear on buying the RWC pass - you don't have to have a SparkSport subscription, just the account?

 

 

Correct, it is in the FAQs


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  # 2233577 9-May-2019 11:46
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freitasm:

 

Just be clear on buying the RWC pass - you don't have to have a SparkSport subscription, just the account?

 

 

Correct.

 

 


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  # 2235665 12-May-2019 22:12
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A click bait article on how VPN's etc. might eat into Spark's RWC revenue

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/112615460/spark-sport-may-not-have-the-rugby-world-cup-as-cornered-as-it-thinks

 

 

 

Though this is all very possible (after it's the subject of the thread), I would imagine on Spark's potential revenue is not going to be large. What might be easy to readers of this forum, is probably a bridge too far for most people.,

 

But I did find interesting this factoid

 

 In 2015, the BBC reported that more than 60 million people from outside the United Kingdom were using VPNs to watch BBC iPlayer for free.

 

I am not sure it's so easy now as they do require you to logon and that means proof of a TV licence (from that I have been told).

 

And Netflix has been quite successful in blocking VPN and Proxy access to their servers





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  # 2235719 13-May-2019 07:16
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I thought that was a bit bizarre. A NZ media company who also provides broadband, letting its viewers know how to bypass a one of a competitor's services. What if Spark wrote the same on how to access Sky content for free? Or maybe provide a summary on the best torrent sites?

 

Seems unprofessional to me


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  # 2235770 13-May-2019 09:33
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tdgeek:

 

I thought that was a bit bizarre. A NZ media company who also provides broadband, letting its viewers know how to bypass a one of a competitor's services. What if Spark wrote the same on how to access Sky content for free? Or maybe provide a summary on the best torrent sites?

 

Seems unprofessional to me

 

 

You mean like Stuff did in 2014 with respect to using VPN's to watch Netflix before Netflix became available here?  https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30021457/null

 

Or which plug-ins to use to dodge geoblocking (which is essentially all that the current article is promoting).  https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60052273/null

 

Or the previous RWC including the name and address of the provider of VPN'd access to the RWC.   https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/72187663/null

 

 

 

Its been going on for years - it doesnt care as it doesnt affect its dwindling revenues.  


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  # 2235774 13-May-2019 09:39
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ockel:

 

tdgeek:

 

I thought that was a bit bizarre. A NZ media company who also provides broadband, letting its viewers know how to bypass a one of a competitor's services. What if Spark wrote the same on how to access Sky content for free? Or maybe provide a summary on the best torrent sites?

 

Seems unprofessional to me

 

 

You mean like Stuff did in 2014 with respect to using VPN's to watch Netflix before Netflix became available here?  https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/30021457/null

 

Or which plug-ins to use to dodge geoblocking (which is essentially all that the current article is promoting).  https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/60052273/null

 

Or the previous RWC including the name and address of the provider of VPN'd access to the RWC.   https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/72187663/null

 

 

 

Its been going on for years - it doesnt care as it doesnt affect its dwindling revenues.  

 

 

OMG, journalism rocks all right  :-)


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