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Topic # 159774 12-Dec-2014 09:33
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They have had many issues of not showing sports they used to.

I wonder if the model of providing an advertisement funded free sports channel is not working because the advertisers have realised that the people watching are not likely to buy their products?

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  Reply # 1196072 12-Dec-2014 09:39
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those are certainly the rumours on twitter, and where there is smoke there is usually fire. shame really, I liked watching the AFL and the bundesliga.

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  Reply # 1196073 12-Dec-2014 09:42
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the NFL on Mondays seems to have vanished and the live UEFA match that is meant to be on this morning is actually some obscure Skiing event. So there may be some truth to it.




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  Reply # 1196097 12-Dec-2014 10:07
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vexxxboy: the NFL on Mondays seems to have vanished and the live UEFA match that is meant to be on this morning is actually some obscure Skiing event. So there may be some truth to it.


  The NFL on Monday never happened this year,  they seems to have become a soccer and   snow sports channel..




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  Reply # 1196099 12-Dec-2014 10:08
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at the bit rate they broadcast at it was virtually un-viewable. It looked absolutely terrible on our TV 




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  Reply # 1196106 12-Dec-2014 10:13
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The EPG rarely reflects whats actually on.




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  Reply # 1196107 12-Dec-2014 10:13
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KiwiNZ: at the bit rate they broadcast at it was virtually un-viewable. It looked absolutely terrible on our TV 


Looks OK on mine..  (46")




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  Reply # 1196109 12-Dec-2014 10:15
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I experienced pretty poor customer service when it took 7 days to respond to an email requesting info about their programming.


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  Reply # 1196132 12-Dec-2014 11:03
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old3eyes:
vexxxboy: the NFL on Mondays seems to have vanished and the live UEFA match that is meant to be on this morning is actually some obscure Skiing event. So there may be some truth to it.


  The NFL on Monday never happened this year,  they seems to have become a soccer and   snow sports channel..


i was just going on what Sommet was advertising.

http://sommetsports.co.nz/nfl/




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  Reply # 1196134 12-Dec-2014 11:06
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we are supposedly in the last hour of sommet sports. it will cease transmission at midday. 

 

 

edit: and the press release:

PRESS RELEASE 12 December 2014 As at 12.00pm today free-to-air sports channel Sommet Sports will cease transmission.

Launched 18th July 2013, Sommet Sports has delivered both live and pre-recorded sports on Freeview Channel 14, and Sky Channel 69. Funding initially understood to be available for the channel upon launch had largely never materialised and Sommet has been forced to attempt to deliver a full nationwide broadcast channel on one third of the finance.

“I am totally gutted at not being able to sustain something that we have long held a fervent desire to deliver to New Zealanders. Sommet was born from a dream to deliver free sports to all kiwis. Sadly this dream is not to be.” says Andrew Reeves, Director of Sommet Sports Ltd. “We have been blown away by the amazing support and consistently growing viewership that we gained in such a short time. We can only thank our loyal fans who have stayed with us until the end.”

“Being the ‘new kids on the block“, we also struggled to gain a strong foothold with most advertising agencies. This coupled with an acute funding shortage has left us with the sad reality of having to make the difficult call.”

“I would like to thank OMD, Spark, McDonalds, KFC and Fiat Chrysler group for their support and belief in our vision of delivering ‘Free Sports for Kiwis’ “.

Message ENDS

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  Reply # 1196141 12-Dec-2014 11:17
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That's a shame. Not having sky, it was nice to have some of the other sports shown that don't get much coverage on NZ TV.

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  Reply # 1196147 12-Dec-2014 11:22
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I wonder how much life is left in free to air TV




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  Reply # 1196150 12-Dec-2014 11:30
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old3eyes:
KiwiNZ: at the bit rate they broadcast at it was virtually un-viewable. It looked absolutely terrible on our TV 


Looks OK on mine..  (46")


Picture quality is absolutely vulgar. After examining a football game on both DVB-T (no pillar boxes) and Sky versions (had pillar boxes) looks like they zoom a 4:3 ratio transmission in and crop top and bottom off, this is totally unacceptable.

Note: If it was actually broadcast quality SD I would have watched it. 720p and most people would have watched it. So blurry that the players are indistinguishable is not going to attract the modern viewer used to 1080i Sky and 720p ESPN. Again, I think the image quality was totally unacceptable.




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  Reply # 1196163 12-Dec-2014 11:37
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Poor old Sommet, RIP world superbike coverage!

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  Reply # 1196167 12-Dec-2014 11:45
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'gone by lunchtime, --- sorry couldn't resist..

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  Reply # 1196168 12-Dec-2014 11:45
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Such a shame. Even if the quality wasn't as good as Sky they still showed a lot of football we otherwise wouldn't get to see here. Was perfectly watchable through mysky on my 42 inch TV too.

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