I hope people finally realise that paying potentially $100 to stream all 2019 RWC games live on Spark vs $54.81 a month for a full Sky Sports package which includes a lot more sports than just RWC if they had won the rights, means that Sky isn't exactly "price-rorting".
Just imagine if the ABs got knocked out in pool stages..
$100 to stream all 2019 RWC live on Spark vs $328 for a minimum 6-month term contract to Sky sports package.
Just imagine if you signed up for six months if the ABs got knocked out in the pool stages!
...then you'd still have Super Rugby/NPC, the other All Blacks games that year and all the other sports coverage from Sky? I'm struggling to think of a serious sports fan who would sign up for solely the RWC but not watch Super Rugby or the other All Blacks game and still see that as better value tbh.
You were never going to get $54.81/month including RWC. If Sky had won the RWC rights then the price drop would never have happened. Given the 6 month minimum Sky contract, the expected cost of Sky+Spark is better than the old Sky bundle including RWC.