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  Reply # 797024 10-Apr-2013 11:11
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Update
http://aflnz.co.nz/unprecedented-afl-coverage-for-new-zealand/

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  Reply # 797148 10-Apr-2013 13:43
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the AFL app looks interesting. although seems quite expensive. $90 for the season. although if you are an AFL fan but dont care much about other sports it is a hell of a lot cheaper than getting Sky

http://www.afl.com.au/mobile


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  Reply # 798007 11-Apr-2013 19:37
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Brunzy: Update
http://aflnz.co.nz/unprecedented-afl-coverage-for-new-zealand



Quote from the article:

"The AFL wishes to thank the ongoing support of incumbent rights holder SKY and also welcome Sommet Sports as a new AFL broadcast partner for season 2013"

Looks like Sky are doing a Microsoft and supporting their competitor to avoid the heavy hand of regulation. Here's hoping that Sommet does an Apple and makes them regret it!




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  Reply # 798028 11-Apr-2013 20:17
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Sky are supporting the afl, not sommet sports.

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  Reply # 798030 11-Apr-2013 20:22
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Big question is where is the bandwidth coming from. Kordia mux is currently full with low bitrate channels that look bad enough without further compromises.




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  Reply # 798700 13-Apr-2013 09:32
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Quoting SommetSports on the closed thread on Sommet Sports (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=114965)
"Hi there. Sommet is very excited to bring 6 live games of AFL to NZ each week. We have a lot of other sport content to broadcast which will be announced in the coming weeks." That message posted 8th March.

Hi Sarah, and welcome to the forum. It has now been several weeks, and we are very close to the purported launch. Do you have any update?

Regards and good luck.

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  Reply # 798703 13-Apr-2013 09:35
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I hope that they have some european football.

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  Reply # 799216 14-Apr-2013 17:15
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Brunzy: Update
http://aflnz.co.nz/unprecedented-afl-coverage-for-new-zealand/


Interesting lack of publicity out there.. if it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't even know about them. 

If they are starting their AFL coverage next weekend, there should be a test signal soon, right?

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  Reply # 800016 16-Apr-2013 09:07
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Yes, I would expect some activity on Channel 14 if the 18th is a real date.

I have the feeling that the "announcement" was made by the AFL for their purposes, and we have not heard an official announcement from Sommet that I am aware of. The closest was the single post on Geekzone (on 8-Mar-2013) that I quoted above.

There was a reference on the Freeview NZ Facebook page on March 25 that suggests it is not a vapour channel from Freeview NZ: "we'll let you know as soon as Sommet Sport has finalised the necessary agreements for broadcasting via Freeview and confirmed a launch date with us." So far they have not confirmed a launch date as far as I can see 

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  Reply # 800444 16-Apr-2013 19:59
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foamfollower: Yes, I would expect some activity on Channel 14 if the 18th is a real date.

I have the feeling that the "announcement" was made by the AFL for their purposes, and we have not heard an official announcement from Sommet that I am aware of. The closest was the single post on Geekzone (on 8-Mar-2013) that I quoted above.

There was a reference on the Freeview NZ Facebook page on March 25 that suggests it is not a vapour channel from Freeview NZ: "we'll let you know as soon as Sommet Sport has finalised the necessary agreements for broadcasting via Freeview and confirmed a launch date with us." So far they have not confirmed a launch date as far as I can see 


Well, if they miss this weekend I guess the next target would be getting on air by ANZAC day for the Wellington game..

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  Reply # 801731 18-Apr-2013 15:47
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Brunzy: Update
http://aflnz.co.nz/unprecedented-afl-coverage-for-new-zealand/


Page is now gone. Error 404.

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  Reply # 801837 18-Apr-2013 19:14
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grolschie:
Brunzy: Update
http://aflnz.co.nz/unprecedented-afl-coverage-for-new-zealand/


Page is now gone. Error 404.


Lol..  this is looking more and more like a vapor-channel...

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  Reply # 802041 19-Apr-2013 07:56
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Just when you think it's too good to be true...it is.




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  Reply # 802045 19-Apr-2013 08:18
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Over at http://freeviewforum.co.nz/forum/topics/can-any-one-help?xg_source=activity there is some indication of life. It seems that Sommet are replying to emails along the lines of "We are not launch today as we have had encountered a problem which has prevented this.  We are doing all we can to get on air as quickly as possible.  We are in the process of working out our launch date and once we have established this we will let you know which should be either tomorrow or Monday."

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  Reply # 802287 19-Apr-2013 13:57
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Just received a reply from Sommet Sports saying there will be an update early next week.

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