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  #2300738 17-Aug-2019 10:58
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DjShadow:

 

There any update on the soft launch and where we can get a box from?

 

 

No update. Other than what's already been posted here.

 

 

 

I've sent @sansom a PM requesting inclusion for my existing Vodafone TV device, but I haven't heard anything yet.

 

I'm taking the silence to be a good thing while Vodafone decide how they launch a new device (at a fixed price) and at the same time offer an software upgrade to existing devices. I'm sure that they want to avoid upsetting existing customers and equally don't want an administration nightmare of servicing two types of customer.

 

Personally, as a new user of the Vodafone TV device, I'm happier than I was with my Sky box and I don't want to be changing my setup too close to the start of the Rugby World Cup.

 

 


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  #2300747 17-Aug-2019 11:35
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rogercruse:

 

DjShadow:

 

There any update on the soft launch and where we can get a box from?

 

 

No update. Other than what's already been posted here.

 

 

 

I've sent @sansom a PM requesting inclusion for my existing Vodafone TV device, but I haven't heard anything yet.

 

I'm taking the silence to be a good thing while Vodafone decide how they launch a new device (at a fixed price) and at the same time offer an software upgrade to existing devices. I'm sure that they want to avoid upsetting existing customers and equally don't want an administration nightmare of servicing two types of customer.

 

Personally, as a new user of the Vodafone TV device, I'm happier than I was with my Sky box and I don't want to be changing my setup too close to the start of the Rugby World Cup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

@rogercruse correct.  We are in commercial discussions with potential distributors and also performing final tweaks to our launch plans.   I have the DMs from a number of GZ members and they will be first to hear as soon as I have details to share.   





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  #2300753 17-Aug-2019 11:55
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This service does interest me however I have a nagging concern that this could be Vodafones igloo.




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  #2300760 17-Aug-2019 12:17
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MikeB4: This service does interest me however I have a nagging concern that this could be Vodafones igloo.


Considering it uses the same backend and hardware as the existing pay service, I doubt your concern.




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  #2300852 17-Aug-2019 13:06
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ZollyMonsta:
MikeB4: This service does interest me however I have a nagging concern that this could be Vodafones igloo.


Considering it uses the same backend and hardware as the existing pay service, I doubt your concern.


I am not concerned about the technology but will VF make it viable. Too many of these launches in NZ are here today gone tomorrow eg Tivo, Igloo to name two.




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  #2300928 17-Aug-2019 16:18
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MikeB4:
ZollyMonsta:
MikeB4: This service does interest me however I have a nagging concern that this could be Vodafones igloo.


Considering it uses the same backend and hardware as the existing pay service, I doubt your concern.


I am not concerned about the technology but will VF make it viable. Too many of these launches in NZ are here today gone tomorrow eg Tivo, Igloo to name two.

 

My Tivo is still going strong 😀 albeit community supported now.


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  #2301067 18-Aug-2019 00:09
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For me it needs to add more content to be a must have option. Other than Freeview +youtube+netflix

 

planet.tv would be a great addition along with a mediaplayer app for accessing content off a users home server such as a HD plugged into the vodafone router..

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2301308 18-Aug-2019 17:37
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Apsattv:

 

For me it needs to add more content to be a must have option. Other than Freeview +youtube+netflix

 

planet.tv would be a great addition along with a mediaplayer app for accessing content off a users home server such as a HD plugged into the vodafone router..

 

 

 

It has quite a bit more than Freeview + youtube + netflix already... add to that list about 8000 EVOD assets (TV + movies) from Sky, also very soon Neon, Lightbox, Play Stuff and Amazon Prime Video plus more coming in the future. 

 

 

 

In terms of planet.tv, this service doesn't appear to have commercial rights for streaming in NZ.  However a mediaplayer for legitimate content is something we are looking into.

 

 

 





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  #2301365 18-Aug-2019 20:35
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RE Planet.tv my mistake damn autocorrect

 

its pluto.tv

 

https://corporate.pluto.tv/partner/

 

Their content isn't actually geoblocked, they did a deal with viacom earlier in the year and have launched their service in anumber of countries

 

 

 

 


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  #2302267 20-Aug-2019 10:21
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Hopefully not too soon to ask but since Disney+ has just been confirmed for NZ, will their app make it onto the new Vodafone TV box?


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  #2302467 20-Aug-2019 17:55
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Am looking forward to this, will this be available to people who are already Vodafone customers without Vodafone TV? 


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  #2302468 20-Aug-2019 17:57
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jskiltz:

 

Am looking forward to this, will this be available to people who are already Vodafone customers without Vodafone TV? 

 

 

This will be available to anyone, on any ISP.





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  #2303671 22-Aug-2019 11:24
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This is a really good move making it available to all ISP's, an excellent alternative to those who were hanging out for the now cancelled Sky puck. Looking forward to seeing what packages are available.

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  #2306555 27-Aug-2019 07:23
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Are there any updates on this yet?





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September now, any word of a launch date?


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