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  Reply # 2002463 25-Apr-2018 18:42
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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..

 

 

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$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.





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  Reply # 2002582 26-Apr-2018 01:02
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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.



Long bow to draw. The price drop was clearly decided prior to 1 March given the absence of the usual package information in the Skywatch (and that goes to print days before delivery).
And the announcement that Sky was not the preferred bidder for the RWC would have happened at the earliest possible time under continuous disclosure rules. The risk of potential information asymmetry and it's implications for a listed entity would mean that Sky wouldn't have the opportunity to sit on the information and make pricing decisions.

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