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  #214079 11-May-2009 12:26
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Great news





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  #214095 11-May-2009 13:34
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only good news for DVB-T users.




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  #214130 11-May-2009 15:54
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Why? Would they only put it on Terrestrial?



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  #214143 11-May-2009 16:24
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Its already a UHF signal for free-to-air, why would they change it? the chances of it going to DVB-S are so slim its probably not even a percentage.




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  #214147 11-May-2009 16:25
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Perhaps the Government could shift the goalposts slightly and require Sky to provide Prime in both analogue and digital as part of the FTA deal that was done in the first instance that allowed Sky to own prime (perhaps even performance requirements such as widescreen that aready exists digitally).

For starters all they have to do is remove the encryption off their dvb-s Prime signal (zero cost so no revenue required) then those of us with non-freeview dvb-s equipment can receive it. Because unless they are going to the expense of broadcasting in HD then terrestrial offers no benefit over satellite (except for people with tellies with inbuilt digital tuners).

Since I have dvb-s, dvb-t and MySkyHDi at the moment, any decision (positive or negative) won't have much impact on me but the above commentary is given in the interest of all GZers not just me.



Good-on-ya Jonathon Coleman (Minister of Broadcasting) for brokering things. Perhaps you could bang their heads together a little harder, maybe with the prospect of requiring some sports events available to all NZers (like it is in Oz) since that is the main driver for a lot of Sky subscriptions.

Incidentally Sky has just jacked its monthly subscriptions, is that to cover the drop off in ad revenue mentioned in the article?




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  #214148 11-May-2009 16:28
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Does anyone else think that if Prime did go onto Freeview, it would remove the shows people tune in to actually watch? Top Gear, David Letterman, Crowd Goes Wild... and put them on Sky1 or another encrypted channel. Prime will turn into just another boring channel.




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  #214149 11-May-2009 16:32
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hamisht: Does anyone else think that if Prime did go onto Freeview, it would remove the shows people tune in to actually watch? Top Gear, David Letterman, Crowd Goes Wild... and put them on Sky1 or another encrypted channel. Prime will turn into just another boring channel.


Depends if they want the ad revenue that can be built around decent shows.




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hamisht: Does anyone else think that if Prime did go onto Freeview, it would remove the shows people tune in to actually watch? Top Gear, David Letterman, Crowd Goes Wild... and put them on Sky1 or another encrypted channel. Prime will turn into just another boring channel.


Sky 1 doesn't exist anymore. They renamed it The Box.




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  #214199 11-May-2009 19:38
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everyone knows what i mean when i say Sky1.




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  #214258 11-May-2009 23:56
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Perhaps you'd like to explain, as I kinda assumed you meant "Sky 1"




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  #214294 12-May-2009 10:08
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oh my lord forgive me i left out the space in Sky1. You want me to explain why people would know what channel i am talking about? well for starters, it was Sky1 longer than The Box, its on the same channel number, and it runs the same programs. Is that ok with you? or should I have added the space again?




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  #214458 12-May-2009 19:54
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Fight, fight, fight, fight.....

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  #214460 12-May-2009 19:59
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marmel: Fight, fight, fight, fight.....


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I really hope this does come to somthing. (Prime not the fightTongue out)







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  #214463 12-May-2009 20:10
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nevermind Sky1, what about the predecessor 'Orange' having half tv shows, and the rest cartoon network!


It'll truly be awesome to have Prime on digital FTA

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  #214483 12-May-2009 21:20
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hamisht: Does anyone else think that if Prime did go onto Freeview, it would remove the shows people tune in to actually watch? Top Gear, David Letterman, Crowd Goes Wild... and put them on Sky1 or another encrypted channel. Prime will turn into just another boring channel.


I Hope not!!!

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