This is great. I know a mad cricket fan who can’t use Spark sport because their home internet isn’t up to scratch, however the only way they get TV is via satellite. They don’t have Netflix, Lightbox or any streaming service, but rely on sky to be able to watch anything decent on TV. There is no cellphone reception at this place and they managed to ADSL at 256kb/s about 3 years ago.
I guess if Sky does collapse, there is going to be a proportion of NZers who are going to be left behind when it comes to entertainment.
True, same as if Sky had all sport, not everyone can afford it, 900,000 dont have it
But for those that don’t have it, it is their choice not to have it. They have the choice whether or not to pay for it.
These people I’m talking about have no choice anymore. They can’t whistle up the hundreds of thousands of dollars to run a fibre line to their place, nor will they ever have rural broadband anywhere close to where they need it.
So what will their options be when Sky goes?
That is an unfortunate side effect of moving forward with new tech. Wonder if they will do a sky commercial channel deal?