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Aredwood
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  #1565929 5-Jun-2016 02:21

Why don't Sky simply update the firmware on their decoders, so they can be plugged directly into a fibre ONT? So you wouldn't need a dish, Or even an internet account. As Sky could pay Chorus directly for the fibre connection. Then Sky won't have any restrictions on how many channels they can offer, how many in HD ect.

 

At the moment an overseas pay TV company could easily setup in NZ. With their decoders running directly off fibre connections. Could get interesting if Sky suddenly found themselves having to compete against Comcast or another US cable company. Of course content rights would probably be the main restriction.






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  #1565939 5-Jun-2016 06:32
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it makes sense for Sky it gives them a way to change their service delivery.



How? 



The future for Sky is delivery of content via the pipes and not the air. This deal gives them direct control of a vehicle for that thus streamlining service delivery. It also helps diversify their revenue streams.

 
 
 
 


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  #1565954 5-Jun-2016 08:39
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MikeB4:
tdgeek:

 

MikeB4:

 

 

 

it makes sense for Sky it gives them a way to change their service delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How? 

 



The future for Sky is delivery of content via the pipes and not the air. This deal gives them direct control of a vehicle for that thus streamlining service delivery. It also helps diversify their revenue streams.

 

That will happen, either by way of Optus giving them a much cheaper satellite service in 2019, hence Sky can keep satellite and not suffer a cost to provide imbalance with SVOD. Or they can the Satellite and go full SVOD. All Sky lacks is that equal cost to provide that NF, LB have. Then its a level playing field. They have two SVOD services right now it would be very easy to rehash them once they get certainty. I suggest they remove the spots subsidy so Basic is $15 and Sport is $60. Add Basic+ which is Basic and Neon for say $25. Neon by itself is $15. All this assumes that the reduced cost to provide is enough to allow price reductions, which it must be as everyone else does it at a $13 odd price point 


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  #1565957 5-Jun-2016 08:43
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Aredwood:

 

Why don't Sky simply update the firmware on their decoders, so they can be plugged directly into a fibre ONT? So you wouldn't need a dish, Or even an internet account. As Sky could pay Chorus directly for the fibre connection. Then Sky won't have any restrictions on how many channels they can offer, how many in HD ect.

 

At the moment an overseas pay TV company could easily setup in NZ. With their decoders running directly off fibre connections. Could get interesting if Sky suddenly found themselves having to compete against Comcast or another US cable company. Of course content rights would probably be the main restriction.

 

 

The current firmware already allows SVOD , currently only used for Sky On Demand. Easy to add Basic OD, Neon, Fanpass. I don't see why they would add ONT direct connectivity, as if a user has TV connected to ONT or router, just connect the ONT to the router. My ONT is in my garage. I don't see a new provider coming in unless its SVOD. The day of specific STB's and the cost attached is probably over. 


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  #1566217 5-Jun-2016 23:14
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Aredwood:

 

Why don't Sky simply update the firmware on their decoders, so they can be plugged directly into a fibre ONT? So you wouldn't need a dish, Or even an internet account. As Sky could pay Chorus directly for the fibre connection. Then Sky won't have any restrictions on how many channels they can offer, how many in HD ect.

 

At the moment an overseas pay TV company could easily setup in NZ. With their decoders running directly off fibre connections. Could get interesting if Sky suddenly found themselves having to compete against Comcast or another US cable company. Of course content rights would probably be the main restriction.

 

 

 

 

I'm guessing 'because most of the country has no access to fibre' might be the answer...!






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  #1566229 6-Jun-2016 00:10
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Geektastic:

 

I'm guessing 'because most of the country has no access to fibre' might be the answer...!

 

 

I would say most of the country does have access to it now. Its only 3 years away from completion of the first stage of roll out which is supposed to cover all the urban areas.





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  #1566298 6-Jun-2016 10:20
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We don't have it and never will. I hear things about amazing new RBI technology in the pipeline but I live in fear of being left behind again, just like we were with dial-up. Already I see more and more streaming services going to adaptive HD with no option to choose a fixed lower resolution, often making streams unwatchable for us depending on time of day and other variables as the download speed keeps jumping around. 

 

 





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  #1566304 6-Jun-2016 10:29
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Sky OD has an interesting concept that would help you. While its OD and streaming, it actually downloads to the device. It takes a minute or so before you can watch the "stream", but that is one option that can help those on lower speed connections. If users could "book" what is OD, that could be set to DL in the wee hours if it wasn't asked to be watched sooner, which would also help lower speed connections by reducing congestion in the home. Many devices that can stream have storage or can have storage added. Food for thought. 


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  #1566338 6-Jun-2016 10:58
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Yeah, BBC also suggests downloading when our speed drops and we do use that sometimes. Unfortunately, most of the sites that interest me don't allow this. We might use Sky OD once in a blue moon, but usually if we want something we just record it off satellite. 

 

 





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  #1567750 8-Jun-2016 10:41
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solaybro:

 

Trading halt on Sky Television

 

 

 

 

I'm gonna go ahead and guess it's a return of funds to shareholders.

 

 


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  #1567752 8-Jun-2016 10:50
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I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  #1567767 8-Jun-2016 11:03

richms:

 

 

 

I would say most of the country does have access to it now. Its only 3 years away from completion of the first stage of roll out which is supposed to cover all the urban areas.

 

 

 

 

Your dreaming, I'm 20 minutes drive away from the center of the countries biggest city and still two years away from getting fibre. Thanks Chorus.


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I just picked sport up again for the ABs season.  Seems to cost me about $50/game if I watch it at the pub, so Sky is cheaper ...





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  #1567769 8-Jun-2016 11:05
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noroad:

 

richms:

 

 

 

I would say most of the country does have access to it now. Its only 3 years away from completion of the first stage of roll out which is supposed to cover all the urban areas.

 

 

 

 

Your dreaming, I'm 20 minutes drive away from the center of the countries biggest city and still two years away from getting fibre. Thanks Chorus.

 

 

 

 

Someone has to be first, someone has to be last, it's a massive project. I'm not even 10 minutes from central Auckland and I won't get it till the same time frame. 


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