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  Reply # 916008 16-Oct-2013 13:36
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KiwiNZ:

The Crown being one of the stake holders in Maori TV get good value for their investment.


Good value?
Really. And what exactly are the returns on all that money?



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  Reply # 916015 16-Oct-2013 13:41
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Klipspringer:
KiwiNZ:

The Crown being one of the stake holders in Maori TV get good value for their investment.


Good value?
Really. And what exactly are the returns on all that money?


a high quality PBS television station.




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  Reply # 916019 16-Oct-2013 13:44
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Klipspringer:
NonprayingMantis:

presumably you somehow have intimate knowledge of the way the EPG works because, at face value, removing stuff from the EPG on a per customer basis (i.e. every customer has an individualised custom EPG showing only the specific a la carte channels they subscribe to) seems like something that would be bloody hard, if not impossible.


Pretty simple actually.
You dont have to remove anything on a "per customer" basis.

Send all EPG data to everyone, give the customer the option to select which channels they wish to see/hide.

Tivo, although its EPG is not OTA, already gives its customers this option


The sky box should already know what it can and cant decode, just cull the EPG accordingly.




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  Reply # 916147 16-Oct-2013 15:39
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KiwiNZ:
Klipspringer:
KiwiNZ:

The Crown being one of the stake holders in Maori TV get good value for their investment.


Good value?
Really. And what exactly are the returns on all that money?


a high quality PBS television station.


As you say .... It is no secret that New Zealand television sucks.

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  Reply # 916150 16-Oct-2013 15:42
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KiwiNZ:
Klipspringer:
KiwiNZ:

The Crown being one of the stake holders in Maori TV get good value for their investment.


Good value?
Really. And what exactly are the returns on all that money?


a high quality PBS television station.


As you say .... It is no secret that New Zealand television sucks.


+1 but looking forward to Al Jazeera.



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  Reply # 916171 16-Oct-2013 16:09
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KiwiNZ:
Klipspringer:
KiwiNZ:

The Crown being one of the stake holders in Maori TV get good value for their investment.


Good value?
Really. And what exactly are the returns on all that money?


a high quality PBS television station.


As you say .... It is no secret that New Zealand television sucks.


You are free to like or dislike what you will........ I am not surprised




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  Reply # 916216 16-Oct-2013 17:48
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I find it interesting that those that are saying nz tv sucks are the ones that want just news, doco's current affairs etc type shows. I would have thought that this sort of programing is easily found online and in greater variety. The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast. I know I am, mostly, can't please everyone all the time.

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  Reply # 916218 16-Oct-2013 17:54
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Cloudy: I find it interesting that those that are saying nz tv sucks are the ones that want just news, doco's current affairs etc type shows. I would have thought that this sort of programing is easily found online and in greater variety. The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast. I know I am, mostly, can't please everyone all the time.



Perhaps you could point me to the link where it says. 

"The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast"

Obviously you have researched this information.



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  Reply # 916221 16-Oct-2013 17:59
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Cloudy: I find it interesting that those that are saying nz tv sucks are the ones that want just news, doco's current affairs etc type shows. I would have thought that this sort of programing is easily found online and in greater variety. The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast. I know I am, mostly, can't please everyone all the time.



Perhaps you could point me to the link where it says. 

"The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast"

Obviously you have researched this information.




I said -seem to me- just my opinion, didn't state it as a verifiable fact

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  Reply # 916222 16-Oct-2013 18:01
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Cloudy:
ajw:
Cloudy: I find it interesting that those that are saying nz tv sucks are the ones that want just news, doco's current affairs etc type shows. I would have thought that this sort of programing is easily found online and in greater variety. The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast. I know I am, mostly, can't please everyone all the time.



Perhaps you could point me to the link where it says. 

"The vast majority of NZ'ers seem to me to be pretty happy with the tv being broadcast"

Obviously you have researched this information.




I said -seem to me- just my opinion, didn't state it as a verifiable fact


Seems to be a sweeping statement supposed to represent the majority of the population.




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  Reply # 916267 16-Oct-2013 19:13
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Taste is individual, that is why I like the pick and mix idea.




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  Reply # 916272 16-Oct-2013 19:25
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KiwiNZ: Taste is individual, that is why I like the pick and mix idea.


As Sky will need to receive the same revenue, what about pick and mix on the basis of paying a monthly sub that you can pick and mix from? That seems a way to keep them and the users happy?

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  Reply # 916303 16-Oct-2013 20:40
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When I lived in the UK we paid a license fee...

...Still got advertisements.

...Still got repeats.

...Still got crap TV.

Solution is.

Give us all a HuluPlus subscription for free.

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  Reply # 916309 16-Oct-2013 20:59
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KiwiNZ: Taste is individual, that is why I like the pick and mix idea.


Agree with that.

It's also the reason why I should be allowed to buy what I want to watch, rather than a government taking my money off me via a "licence fee" or taxes, and buying what they think I ought to want to watch on my behalf.



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  Reply # 916321 16-Oct-2013 21:13
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KiwiNZ: Taste is individual, that is why I like the pick and mix idea.


Agree with that.

It's also the reason why I should be allowed to buy what I want to watch, rather than a government taking my money off me via a "licence fee" or taxes, and buying what they think I ought to want to watch on my behalf.


That is hard to avoid. The choices are taxes, licence fee, subscription or hire. Payment has to be made.




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