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Topic # 128994 30-Aug-2013 23:34
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Article:  http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/duplicate-prime-satellite-signal-be-removed/5/166041

So Sky will take the encryption off their Prime signal, which will allow Freeview some more room (once they turn off their Prime signal).

Sommet Sports - here's your chance to go nationwide. :)

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  Reply # 887325 31-Aug-2013 11:07
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Interesting. It would be great to see this happen to the Mediaworks channels too but I guess it's unlikely because it would mean that Freeview Satellite users would be able to receive those channels in HD, hence taking away some of the incentive to subscribe to Sky.

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  Reply # 887436 31-Aug-2013 16:46
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No doubt the free space will become a Prime +1




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  Reply # 887595 31-Aug-2013 22:03
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old3eyes: No doubt the free space will become a Prime +1


I can see it now.

Sky Executive:  There you go Freeview, we'll let you point your boxes at our Prime feed.
Freeview Executive:  Ohh  nice!   Hey, we owe you one for that.
Sky Executive:  Yeahh... hmm..  Well there's there's this thing you COULD do for us...

:)

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  Reply # 891284 7-Sep-2013 13:44
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Bugger. I got excited for a moment there, until I discovered that Prime is not broadcast in HD by Sky.
It is a step in the right direction though.

Note to SKY: If you for a moment think that continuing to encrypt channels that are available in HD on Freeview DVB-T in any way encourages people to cough up for a subscription to your service, you're dreaming. Do the decent thing - give those of us limited to DVB-S reception access to the same level of service as those who have access to Freeview DVB-T. It'll cost you nothing, earn you some gratitude and respect, and at the same time free up further bandwidth be eliminating other redundant transmissions, as was the case here with Prime.

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  Reply # 891294 7-Sep-2013 14:13
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xarqi: Bugger. I got excited for a moment there, until I discovered that Prime is not broadcast in HD by Sky.
It is a step in the right direction though.

Note to SKY: If you for a moment think that continuing to encrypt channels that are available in HD on Freeview DVB-T in any way encourages people to cough up for a subscription to your service, you're dreaming. Do the decent thing - give those of us limited to DVB-S reception access to the same level of service as those who have access to Freeview DVB-T. It'll cost you nothing, earn you some gratitude and respect, and at the same time free up further bandwidth be eliminating other redundant transmissions, as was the case here with Prime.


Prime is not HD on Freeview DVB-T, its only SD and stereo sound. Would be nice if it was in HD and 5.1.

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  Reply # 891295 7-Sep-2013 14:19
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B1GGLZ:
xarqi: Bugger. I got excited for a moment there, until I discovered that Prime is not broadcast in HD by Sky.
It is a step in the right direction though.

Note to SKY: If you for a moment think that continuing to encrypt channels that are available in HD on Freeview DVB-T in any way encourages people to cough up for a subscription to your service, you're dreaming. Do the decent thing - give those of us limited to DVB-S reception access to the same level of service as those who have access to Freeview DVB-T. It'll cost you nothing, earn you some gratitude and respect, and at the same time free up further bandwidth be eliminating other redundant transmissions, as was the case here with Prime.


Prime is not HD on Freeview DVB-T, its only SD and stereo sound. Would be nice if it was in HD and 5.1.


I think the previous poster's point was that Sky could allow Freeview to share their HD feeds of TV3 and Four.

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  Reply # 891296 7-Sep-2013 14:24
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B1GGLZ:
xarqi: Bugger. I got excited for a moment there, until I discovered that Prime is not broadcast in HD by Sky.
It is a step in the right direction though.

Note to SKY: If you for a moment think that continuing to encrypt channels that are available in HD on Freeview DVB-T in any way encourages people to cough up for a subscription to your service, you're dreaming. Do the decent thing - give those of us limited to DVB-S reception access to the same level of service as those who have access to Freeview DVB-T. It'll cost you nothing, earn you some gratitude and respect, and at the same time free up further bandwidth be eliminating other redundant transmissions, as was the case here with Prime.


Prime is not HD on Freeview DVB-T, its only SD and stereo sound. Would be nice if it was in HD and 5.1.

Understood. I was thinking more of the Freeview HD channels available FTA to DVB-T recipients that could be made available to all if Sky had the good grace to remove the encryption rather than clinging to a faint hope of garnering new subscribers just from those who can't get DVB-T, and who aren't satisfied with SD.  I don't know how many potential customers that would be, but I doubt if it would be in the hundreds, and those who were interested would have signed up by now.  Looking at it slightly differently, if they just had a $5 a month package that ONLY provided via DVB-S what others can get for free via DVB-T, they'd probably make more in total than from the few expensive subscriptions gained just by their offering some Freeview content in HD.

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  Reply # 891297 7-Sep-2013 14:26
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alasta:
B1GGLZ:
xarqi: Bugger. I got excited for a moment there, until I discovered that Prime is not broadcast in HD by Sky.
It is a step in the right direction though.

Note to SKY: If you for a moment think that continuing to encrypt channels that are available in HD on Freeview DVB-T in any way encourages people to cough up for a subscription to your service, you're dreaming. Do the decent thing - give those of us limited to DVB-S reception access to the same level of service as those who have access to Freeview DVB-T. It'll cost you nothing, earn you some gratitude and respect, and at the same time free up further bandwidth be eliminating other redundant transmissions, as was the case here with Prime.


Prime is not HD on Freeview DVB-T, its only SD and stereo sound. Would be nice if it was in HD and 5.1.


I think the previous poster's point was that Sky could allow Freeview to share their HD feeds of TV3 and Four.

And TV ONE and TWO.  Anything that's available in HD FTA on DVB-T should not be encrypted on DVB-S from Sky.

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  Reply # 891376 7-Sep-2013 17:26
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That both TVNZ and Mediaworks would choose to pay for the 4 regionalised versions of TV One and TV 3 to be broadcast instead of doing one HD feed or making space for other channels... to me that speaks volumes.

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  Reply # 909441 7-Oct-2013 18:14
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Looks like this is now under way. Prime is still being broadcast from 12456, but the channel name has been dropped, and the EPG expires on Sunday.

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  Reply # 909442 7-Oct-2013 18:15
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mm1352000: That both TVNZ and Mediaworks would choose to pay for the 4 regionalised versions of TV One and TV 3 to be broadcast instead of doing one HD feed or making space for other channels... to me that speaks volumes.


advertising ftw :P




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  Reply # 910180 8-Oct-2013 22:51
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Of course, you would actually need a DVB-S2 box to be able to decode the HD versions of TV1, TV2 and TV3 broadcast by Sky.

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  Reply # 912075 10-Oct-2013 14:05
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l43a2:
mm1352000: That both TVNZ and Mediaworks would choose to pay for the 4 regionalised versions of TV One and TV 3 to be broadcast instead of doing one HD feed or making space for other channels... to me that speaks volumes.


advertising ftw :P


Unfortunately, while advertising to the viewer is just an annoyance, from the FTA broadcaster's perspective it's what brings in the income.



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  Reply # 913911 11-Oct-2013 23:18
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A post has gone up on the Sommet Sports Facebook page today:

"Sommet Sports will be going on the Freeview Satellite platform. We will be able to give you a launch date soon."

Good stuff :)

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