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  # 229730 30-Jun-2009 23:03
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crumpers: From TV, correct, but you can stream it online....

..but no HD and it will eat into you monthly data allowance!



Really good idea to put Wimbledon to TV One, so everyone can get it rather than the select few who pay for sky. Oh wait a minute - nobody gets to watch it (in HD) if goes on past 7pm... that's inclusive...


it's not in HD here anyway is it?

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  # 229731 30-Jun-2009 23:16
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walt12: With FTA sport at best there is going to be heavily laden commercial content. Think ads between overs/drinks breaks, etc etc. Ever watched Channel 9 Origin coverage? Ad-breaks at almost every minor stoppage in play.
In my mind thats far worse than ponying up for un-interrupted sports coverage. And of course the pay operator re-broadcasts some events delayed on Prime for those that cant or wont pay for it.
I'm all for specialisation ... let each do what it does well.


Just because something is on SKY doesn't mean that it will not have "heavily laden commercial content".

Have you tried watching ESPN Baseball or NFL coverage - I understand that the source broadcaster creates the breaks and that much American sport is planned around TV but I have seen many examples where SKY seems only to happy to have "ad breaks at every minor stoppage".

 
 
 
 


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  # 229807 1-Jul-2009 10:01
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Zippity: You get what you pay for, so quit moaning.
Dude it's a public forum.

F1 used to shown on FTA TV in NZ, and SKY have had it as well.  Both have done a good job with it.

When any sport is being covered by SKY only you now have to pay twice the minimum you could on the older UHF base plan.  SKY has not offered an equivalent sport only plan now it's on digital. You have to get the base plan of 20 or so channels plus the sport add on. 

I'm just saying that whilst NZ is probably not big enough to support two pay per view providers, SKY is a monopoly and there are some issues with that. 

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  # 229846 1-Jul-2009 10:43
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walt12: With FTA sport at best there is going to be heavily laden commercial content. Think ads between overs/drinks breaks, etc etc. Ever watched Channel 9 Origin coverage? Ad-breaks at almost every minor stoppage in play.
In my mind thats far worse than ponying up for un-interrupted sports coverage. And of course the pay operator re-broadcasts some events delayed on Prime for those that cant or wont pay for it.
I'm all for specialisation ... let each do what it does well.


Just because something is on SKY doesn't mean that it will not have "heavily laden commercial content".

Have you tried watching ESPN Baseball or NFL coverage - I understand that the source broadcaster creates the breaks and that much American sport is planned around TV but I have seen many examples where SKY seems only to happy to have "ad breaks at every minor stoppage".


ESPN is a unfair comparison.

Sure SKY will breakout for an ad now and again with cricket, tennis, golf etc.  But thats a far cry from every minor stoppage.  Its plainly obvious when watching Origin games when Channel 9 is on a break but we're still watching uninterrupted.  And from time to time SKY will breakout when the local broadcaster does as well.

Name some sports on SKY where they consistently insert an ad-break at every available opportunity for a minor stoppage.  SKY Sport 1/2/3 only.



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now that the BBC have rights to f1 an don't 't do ad breaks, Sky also will not. Their objective it seems is to try not to unnecessarily interrupt coverage if at all possible. As I despise commercials and interuptions, i'm more than happy to pay for this :)

ESPN is a bad example, they just fill with self promotion, and Sky have no control over their ad breaks anyhow.

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  # 230100 1-Jul-2009 22:54
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TVNZ Sports Extra has had tennis on this week - surely this was more than just Wimbleton highlights?

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  # 231483 6-Jul-2009 11:08
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As posted already by Apsattv on dtvforum.co.nz:

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mwatch/mwatch-20090705-0905-Mediawatch_for_5_July_2009-048.mp3

Interesting radio item about sport on FV.


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  # 231490 6-Jul-2009 11:17
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The thing is, expecting broadcast of fringe sports on FTA is unreasonable.

Online streaming is the only way forward for things like this in NZ, get on the case of your ISP about zero rating the TVNZ traffic like orcon do, and I assume that when tvnz get the tivo out there, that it will give easy big screen access to their content.




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  # 231512 6-Jul-2009 11:47
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The spot starts at around 3:30mins and finishes at around 16:00mins.

It contains a very interesting interview with TVNZ's Head of Television which includes questions about sport, and also about all the national FTA channels being available on Sky and not Freeview.

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