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  #2344590 28-Oct-2019 20:51
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Batman:

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freitasm: I am surprised neither the Herald or Stuff published an article blaming the All Blacks losing on Spark Sport.


Never lost a World Cup broadcast on sky ! /s


I watched them lose live on Sky to France in 1999, live on sky in 2003 to Australia, live on Sky in 2007 to France, nearly lost in 2011 to France (the guy missed a penalty from out in front when we were 1 point ahead and had no idea what to do - but neither did France lol).



It may have been “on” sky but I believe they were only the official broadcaster for 2011 and 2015, 2007 was definitely broadcast by TV3 and 2003 by TVNZ, can’t say I recall who broadcast 1999 (too young) but believe it may have been tvnz ??

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  #2344594 28-Oct-2019 21:04
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Lol I can't remember what I had for breakfast ... but I watched them all on Sky ... but can't remember which channel. But I can tell you all the plays that happened. 





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  #2344600 28-Oct-2019 21:41
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You didn't see the All Blacks lose to France in 1999 on Sky. That tournament was shown on TV One. You didn't see us lose to Australia in 2003 on Sky either that too was on TV One. In 2007 you also didn't see us lose to France on Sky either, that was tournament was only TV3. 

 

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JarrodM:
freitasm: I am surprised neither the Herald or Stuff published an article blaming the All Blacks losing on Spark Sport.


Never lost a World Cup broadcast on sky ! /s

 

I watched them lose live on Sky to France in 1999, live on sky in 2003 to Australia, live on Sky in 2007 to France, nearly lost in 2011 to France (the guy missed a penalty from out in front when we were 1 point ahead and had no idea what to do - but neither did France lol).

 




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  #2344604 28-Oct-2019 21:50
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You didn't see the All Blacks lose to France in 1999 on Sky. That tournament was shown on TV One. You didn't see us lose to Australia in 2003 on Sky either that too was on TV One. In 2007 you also didn't see us lose to France on Sky either, that was tournament was only TV3. 

 

Batman:

 

I watched them lose live on Sky to France in 1999, live on sky in 2003 to Australia, live on Sky in 2007 to France, nearly lost in 2011 to France (the guy missed a penalty from out in front when we were 1 point ahead and had no idea what to do - but neither did France lol).

 

 

 

Crickey! Bring back Sky!





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  #2344644 29-Oct-2019 07:13
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Hopefully there might be some news items on the final. 

 

 

"England / Springboks scrape home in dour game dominated by kicking. RWC blighted by return of ten-man rugby. Spectators say game 'was not much of a spectacle' and 'was completely one-dimensional'"

 

No need to wait, there's the report all ready for you ;)

 

BTW, this will be the report even if the actual score is 42-33, six tries to five, and it was a brilliant open game of rugby.
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Pretty much. Watched it last night. They both kick for territory, both had good defence, and both looked average when they rarely ran the ball. ENG were as good as the AB's running the ball, the final will be a blow out. The defence might be very good when its being ground up the middle, but not when ENG run it.


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  #2345704 29-Oct-2019 10:03
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Just received:

 

 

The play-off for the Rugby World Cup 2019 bronze medal between New Zealand and Wales will be available live on Spark Sport and with a one hour delay on TVNZ 1 on Friday 1 November.

 

The match was previously scheduled to stream solely on Spark Sport, but the Spark team has made the decision to show the match with a one hour delay on TVNZ now that the All Blacks are part of the play-off.  

 

Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport says, “We know the interest level in this match will now be much higher than when we originally decided which matches would show on free-to-air TV. We want to ensure that as many New Zealanders as possible have the opportunity to see how the All Blacks close out their tournament.”

 

All Spark Sport RWC Tournament Pass customers and New Zealand v Wales Match Pass customers will be able to watch live. Spark Sport monthly subscribers and those tuning in to TVNZ 1 will be able to watch the delayed coverage.

 

This decision follows a successful weekend for Spark Sport, with significant numbers of New Zealand households choosing to stream the semi-final matches live on Spark Sport.

 





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  #2345706 29-Oct-2019 10:05
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Good for Spark, for making that move.

 

 




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  #2347682 2-Nov-2019 22:59
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Had a few low res moments on spark sports again in the first 5 mins... But beyond that had been working well at full res. Also have two other feeds from different providers running at the same time. These two have run with no drop out/rerez or buffering.. All three now running at 1080 with no probs.

Very interesting to see the other camera angles etc from the different providers.

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  #2347690 3-Nov-2019 00:07
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sampler: Had a few low res moments on spark sports again in the first 5 mins... But beyond that had been working well at full res. Also have two other feeds from different providers running at the same time. These two have run with no drop out/rerez or buffering.. All three now running at 1080 with no probs.

Very interesting to see the other camera angles etc from the different providers.

 

No issues from here as usual. So it wasn't the feed. 


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  #2348360 5-Nov-2019 07:29
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Just received from Spark:

 

 

At the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Spark is celebrating a number of milestones both for sports viewing and for live streaming in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Spark Sport sets records for live streaming and network traffic

 

  • The All Blacks vs Ireland Quarter Final was the most-watched streamed sports event in New Zealand. Spark Sport played 212,000 live and on-demand streams on Spark Sport – and many of these streams would have had more than one person watching them. In addition, many New Zealanders watched with a one-hour delay on TVNZ free-to-air or via Sky Sport’s RWC pop-up channel in commercial premises.
  • This was followed by the England vs Australia Quarter Final, with 191,000 live and on-demand streams on Spark Sport.
  • The Wales vs France Quarter Final on 20 October helped to set new Spark and Chorus data traffic records for each of their networks. Although it had fewer streams than the matches on 19 October, the match coincided with a busy Sunday evening online, peaking at 1.2Tbps on the Spark network (a 40% increase on pre-RWC Sunday night traffic) and 2.6Tbps on the Chorus network. 

New Zealanders benefited from option to buy access to the Rugby World Cup as a standalone purchase, with hundreds of thousands of Tournament Passes and Match Passes snapped up

 

  • By the end of the tournament, New Zealanders had taken up just over 200,000 RWC subscriptions. This includes 192,000 active Tournament Passes (after cancellations have been taken into account) plus a number of fans that purchased one or more Match Passes. 

New Zealanders enjoyed the range of live and on demand content available via Spark Sport

 

  • Over the course of the tournament, nearly six million hours of Rugby World Cup content were streamed on Spark Sport.
  • While the vast majority of this was live streaming, Spark Sport subscribers enjoyed over a million hours of on-demand content. This included replays of the matches for customers who didn’t want to watch late at night, plus the huge range of extra programming available on demand from Spark Sport.
  • The most popular highlight programmes were the All Blacks post-match press conference on 21 September, the Anika Moa interviews and The 1014 Rugby: MVP – England and South Africa. 

New Zealanders embraced the flexibility of watching on their preferred device and while on the go

 

  • This was the first Rugby World Cup where fans could watch on a mobile giving them the flexibility to watch when out and about – and 40% of our customers used this option at some point.
  • Spark Sport app was available across eleven different device types – and Kiwis utilised the full range of options. On average, customers watched the rugby on at least two devices. 

Most customers had a positive experience – and Spark Sport took extra steps to help those who needed support

 

  • Four out of five Rugby World Cup customers did not contact Spark Sport’s help channels at all during the tournament.
  • Of the customers queries received, two thirds were in the first ten days of the tournament. The majority of these were simple set up and account queries rather than complex issues – and most were resolved in one interaction. Through the rest of the tournament, the number of queries received continued to drop.
  • Less than 1% of customers had complex queries that were tricky to resolve and required more than four interactions. To help resolve the issues that this group was experiencing, Spark supplied over 500 replacement devices free of charge. We also completed over 150 home visits, nearly all of which solved customers’ issues. Following the tournament, our commitment to streaming education and support is ongoing.

Jeff Latch, Head of Spark Sport, shares some reflections on the tournament and Spark Sport’s delivery.

 

“I am so incredibly proud of the team who have come together to put on Spark Sport’s first Rugby World Cup for New Zealand. From our amazing team of presenters and commentators, who brought a fresh take on rugby commentary to the nation, to the technical team who delivered a reliable streaming service for all but one of the matches played, to the care team who worked all hours of the day and night to support our customers, to our fantastic partners at TVNZ who collaborated with us on production and provided free-to-air coverage, it was a huge collective team effort to bring this show together.

 

“We know that some were nervous about our ability to deliver, particularly after the All Blacks vs South Africa match, but throughout the remainder of the tournament, we believe that we have demonstrated that streaming is the future – and that Spark Sport has cemented its spot as a destination for New Zealand sports viewing.

 

“We are thrilled that the majority had a positive experience on our streaming platform. And while we acknowledge that not every New Zealander had the perfect experience on Spark Sport, we believe that the efforts that we made to get each customer’s individual in-home issue resolved went above and beyond what you would normally expect from a streaming provider – and demonstrated our commitment to doing right by New Zealanders and giving them a good experience of the tournament.

 

“Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders have now experienced the choice and flexibility that comes with live sports streaming – and are well set up to stream again in future.

 

“We’re now looking forward to delivering an exciting array of sport, including the close out of the F1 season, the Heineken Champion’s Cup Rugby, 6-7 live NBA games a week, 75 Premier League matches during December and the Australia Golf Open – and down the track, starting to plan for our delivery of New Zealand Cricket’s 2020/21 summer season.”

 





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  #2348361 5-Nov-2019 07:36
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A ten minute summary:

 





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  #2348425 5-Nov-2019 11:02
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I wonder how many of the 200,000 received it free through Spark, like I did. It reminds me of the Lightbox numbers, which turned out to be meaningless.




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  #2348433 5-Nov-2019 11:14
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DS9: I wonder how many of the 200,000 received it free through Spark, like I did. It reminds me of the Lightbox numbers, which turned out to be meaningless.

 

That 212000 "watched" it, is the difference.


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  #2348435 5-Nov-2019 11:23
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that would mean from subs to the RWC Spark Sports got between 14 and 20 million depending on when people picked up their subs. Nothing holding me to the platform now as I dont have an ongoing monthly subscription so will unload the app from my A2 if it lets me sometime next week.

 

 

 

Well done to Spark Sports got taking on such a challenge all going well the shareholders will be happy.... In general they pulled it off, only really being let down by "third party" end point issues, which is out of their control.

 

 


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