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  # 653347 10-Jul-2012 09:51
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Yes please! 


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  # 653476 10-Jul-2012 12:44
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jonherries: Go free sports!


Agreed after seeing what SBS in Ozz had to offer before we lost it...   Even the US home of pay TV has lots of top end sport on FTA..




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  # 653496 10-Jul-2012 13:00
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Only if its HD tho, if its SD then just dont bother ;)




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  # 653517 10-Jul-2012 13:57
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hdinsider:
ajw:
old3eyes:
joshhill96:

If it was to launch I dobt that it would be on Freeview Satellite as everything is full now with the launch of Choice TV


Trackside will officially launch on the Freeview Satellite Platform too, you cant say there's no more space, 


Can't FV just point to the Sky  channel which has TS on two channels  decrypted already????


That'right. Has been FTA for about a year now.    12671   SR22500 H


Yes, Freeview will point to the unencrypted Sky Trackside signal. It won't be on the Freeview transponders.


No Freeview wont point to the SKY TP, I have talked to the Freeview Team and Trackside will be new on the Freeview TP 




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  # 653696 10-Jul-2012 18:49
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If only Freeview and Sky would co-operate a bit, it would save bandwidth. People could also have TV One and TV2 in HD via DVB-S if it wasn't encrypted. :-/

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  # 653702 10-Jul-2012 18:55
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Freeview and Sky cooperating? When pigs fly.....




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  # 653821 11-Jul-2012 02:25
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grolschie: If only Freeview and Sky would co-operate a bit, it would save bandwidth. People could also have TV One and TV2 in HD via DVB-S if it wasn't encrypted. :-/


Don't know if it's 'co-operation' but Sky already use the Freeview transponders for SD feeds of channels that they have in their basic package.  They don't return the favour however as they continue to encrypt the HD feeds of TV One, TV2 and TV3  :(

 
 
 
 


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  # 653852 11-Jul-2012 08:55
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tangerz:
grolschie: If only Freeview and Sky would co-operate a bit, it would save bandwidth. People could also have TV One and TV2 in HD via DVB-S if it wasn't encrypted. :-/


Don't know if it's 'co-operation' but Sky already use the Freeview transponders for SD feeds of channels that they have in their basic package.  They don't return the favour however as they continue to encrypt the HD feeds of TV One, TV2 and TV3  :(


Sky do something for the common man with out the common man paying for it?? 




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  # 653880 11-Jul-2012 09:58
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We could and should ask the broadcast minister to force Sky to make all channels that are FTA that they broadcast in HD FTA too.

Freeview-HD customers get 1,2 and 3 in HD. Why should Freeview-Sat customers miss out? This is an equity issue for people living remotely (ie beyond the Freeview-HD footprint areas).

And remember Sky don't pay a fee to rebroadcast FTA channels on their own services. They're getting them supplied for free.

I think it is only fair.

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  # 654123 11-Jul-2012 18:27
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mthredgo: We could and should ask the broadcast minister to force Sky to make all channels that are FTA that they broadcast in HD FTA too.

Freeview-HD customers get 1,2 and 3 in HD. Why should Freeview-Sat customers miss out? This is an equity issue for people living remotely (ie beyond the Freeview-HD footprint areas).

And remember Sky don't pay a fee to rebroadcast FTA channels on their own services. They're getting them supplied for free.

I think it is only fair.


I think that if they were made to pay a decent fee, they would just drop the channels. The real loser wouldn't be Sky, it would be TVNZ, as without their channels on the Sky box their viewer numbers could fall quite a bit - and this would mean they would have to drop their ad rates. TVNZ isn't doing Sky a favour by being on their box, they want and need to be on it.

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  # 654275 12-Jul-2012 05:52
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You must be joking! the TVNZ channels are the most watched Sky channels.

If Sky dropped them all hell would break loose.




 


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  # 654303 12-Jul-2012 08:44
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Apsattv: You must be joking! the TVNZ channels are the most watched Sky channels.

If Sky dropped them all hell would break loose.


Agreed.

If I could some how track/monitor the hourly usage of our Sky decoder I am sure I would find our family would have the Sky decoder on a FTA channel more than 80% of the time.

If I was hit with that cold hard statistic, it would probably be enough for me to prove to the family we could cancel Sky as we hardly watch sport and I now have US TV channels and Netflix and Hulu to watch.

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  # 654417 12-Jul-2012 11:26
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Jaxson:
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old3eyes: Jeez a soccer channel. How many people are going to watch that?? Got to be the most boring sport in the world to watch on TV..


Typical red neck reaction there ;-) . I look forward to more sport.  Especially football.


More I think soccer had a huge chance to grip NZ fans at the last world cup.  For many it was an introduction into the sport. 

You know what most NZ'rs took from it though?  Lots of posers faking injuries and then getting up unharmed when no penalty was awarded.  Hollywoods everywhere and that didn't sit right with our national psyche. 



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  # 654460 12-Jul-2012 12:25
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There are exceptions to the rule.. And Smeltz played on :-)

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  # 654482 12-Jul-2012 12:56
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This could take a while:


I guess it all comes down to the rules, as everyone is entitled to play to them.
If the rules reward this sort of behaviour then it's not entirely the players fault for utilising this angle.

It's a bit like people moaning about the drop goals in Rugby, but the rules give you 3 points for one.
Contrast that to league where it's 1 point for a drop goal and, funnily enough, you don't see as many of them.

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