Getting rid of Sky Sport 101

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Dougie Rydal wrote:

I wrote this under the 'Watching EPL live' forum topic, but relevant to this and even more so given the comments by the new CEO. Sounds like what the are proposing already exists with Kayo...

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It's not too relevant to watching EPL, as they don't have it, but I have signed up to Kayo Sports, which is the online arm of Foxtel AU, I use a Smart DNS service and pay the $25 AUD a month (free 2 week trial), but the offering is incredible,for example if you start watching a cricket game that has started, you can choose key moments, and it shows you replays of the wickets, or 6's etc. You can watch any current game 'Live' or 'from the start'.

It's light years ahead of anything i've seen. All Live and then On demand too, with a 'spoiler' or 'no spoiler' feature which turns the scores on or off on the initial front screen.

Hopefully they'll get the AU EPL rights back at some point, Optus have them currently, but Kayo have almost every other football league (A-League, Championship, Serie A, Bundeslgia, La Liga, MLS, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Ligue 1, and all AU internationals (men and women), and other Sth American leagues.

The HD quality is excellent too, matches the sky coverage. Speaking of Sky i have just cancelled their service yesterday.

Good to know, was going to sign up to a trial and use my VPN with it but then it wouldn't let me as I don't have an Aus mobile number.

Guess I'll just stick with fanpass + kodi.

I just had a work colleague give me her mobile number, and used that, all it does is send a code which she texted to me, and which you have to enter when signing in.

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Do you only need a code once or everytime you login?

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nufc_nz wrote:

Do you only need a code once or everytime you login?

No, just the once

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Sky have dropped their price for Fanpass to $38.99 per month, which gets Sky Sport 1-4 online.

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Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

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Colvinator wrote:

Sky have dropped their price for Fanpass to $38.99 per month, which gets Sky Sport 1-4 online.

Question...

does that get you:
1) Nix live

2) Serie A live/replays

3) International football

3) Olympics and other large sporting events?

Also, do we know if the A-League will continue to stream games live on youtube to selected countries this season?

Thanks!

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Colvinator wrote:

Sky have dropped their price for Fanpass to $38.99 per month, which gets Sky Sport 1-4 online.

Question...

does that get you:
1) Nix live

2) Serie A live/replays

3) International football

3) Olympics and other large sporting events?

Also, do we know if the A-League will continue to stream games live on youtube to selected countries this season?

Thanks!

Appears it may have more, not sure if Serie A will be on it but will be surprised if Nix isn't live.

From August 1, Sky will have 12 HD sport channels, with dedicated homes for rugby, cricket, golf and football, as well as a new sports news channel.

Sky has clearly raised its game with Sky Sport Now (replaces Fanpass), which will be available from August 14 with weekly, monthly and annual price options.

As well as the 12 sport channels, the app will provide access to replays, highlights, features and documentaries on demand, as well a stats section.

Sky Sport 7 will be Football 24/7

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

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Colvinator wrote:

Sky have dropped their price for Fanpass to $38.99 per month, which gets Sky Sport 1-4 online.

Question...

does that get you:
1) Nix live

2) Serie A live/replays

3) International football

3) Olympics and other large sporting events?

Also, do we know if the A-League will continue to stream games live on youtube to selected countries this season?

Thanks!

the new SKY Sport Now will replace Fanpass and will have all 10 SKY Sport Channels (SKY Sports News and Sport 1-9).

In regards to Football there is a football specific channel (SKY Sport 7) which has a combination of the Football SKY has already (champions league, Serie A etc) and the football beIN still has left after the premier league is taken out (so Copa America recently, Ligue 1 etc etc).

I imagine the A-League will be on Sport 7 - the only question I have that has yet to be answered by the programming department is when there are several football games on at the same time will the games be moved to the non-dedicated sports channels or will there be football pop ups and if they are pop ups will they be available on SKY Sport Now - i think the former will be the most likely.

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chopah wrote:

Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

2.5x the price of the nearest competitor is rather a lot. 

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Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

2.5x the price of the nearest competitor is rather a lot. 

not when there is over 2.5x the content...

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chopah wrote:

Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

2.5x the price of the nearest competitor is rather a lot. 

not when there is over 2.5x the content...

I take your point that Sky Sport will cover more sports and have many more hours of content.

However, if you're only (or mostly)  interested in football, then like most of us on the Yellow Fever forums i expect, I'd only really be interested in the A-League, UEFA Champions League and internationals.

I like a bit of Black Caps cricket and Breakers basketball too but not other sports so much.

To me, you'd be better off subscribing to the Sky Starter package with Sport with MySky or a DVD recorder to record things.

Doesn't cost so much more than the new Sky Sport Now streaming service.

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chopah wrote:

Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

2.5x the price of the nearest competitor is rather a lot. 

not when there is over 2.5x the content...

But it’s still fair to compare price. 2.5x more expensive is a lot more expensive. 

Spark sport probably has enough sports content for most people (particularly during EPL season), and is 2.5x cheaper than than sky’s repackaged fanpass. 

Sky may have more content, but I don’t watch most of it. So why pay 50 when you can pay 20.

Realistically as subscriptions expire I’d probably switch between the services depending on what I want to watch. A bit like I do with Netflix and lightbox. But with those price points, I reckon I’d choose to subscribe to Spark more often than I’d choose to subscribe to sky’s service. 

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Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

2.5x the price of the nearest competitor is rather a lot. 

not when there is over 2.5x the content...

But it’s still fair to compare price. 2.5x more expensive is a lot more expensive. 

Spark sport probably has enough sports content for most people (particularly during EPL season), and is 2.5x cheaper than than sky’s repackaged fanpass. 

Sky may have more content, but I don’t watch most of it. So why pay 50 when you can pay 20.

Realistically as subscriptions expire I’d probably switch between the services depending on what I want to watch. A bit like I do with Netflix and lightbox. But with those price points, I reckon I’d choose to subscribe to Spark more often than I’d choose to subscribe to sky’s service. 

my point is it's not the same service - it's not like your comparing the same product at different prices - literally these two services have exclusive rights on content (except for NBA) so a different product. I would think you would choose based on what content you want to watch not price.

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chopah wrote:

Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

Big Pete 65 wrote:

Revamp of Sky Sport channels debuting Thursday on Sky.

Also, new streaming service with all nine new Sky Sport channels available.

Big announcement this week of major shake-up of Sky Sport.

Completely new channel line-up.

Nine regular sports channels (plus ESPN and ESPN2).

Including new 24 hour football channel Sky Sport 7.

24 hour sports news channel.

Starts this Thursday August 1

Sounds a big improvement, especially the new streaming service.

Streaming service still pricy though compared to Spark Sport etc.

Read about it here:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/114504184/sky-beefs-up-sport-coverage-as-it-unveils-new-streaming-service

I don't understand why you are comparing the price? 

2.5x the price of the nearest competitor is rather a lot. 

not when there is over 2.5x the content...

But it’s still fair to compare price. 2.5x more expensive is a lot more expensive. 

Spark sport probably has enough sports content for most people (particularly during EPL season), and is 2.5x cheaper than than sky’s repackaged fanpass. 

Sky may have more content, but I don’t watch most of it. So why pay 50 when you can pay 20.

Realistically as subscriptions expire I’d probably switch between the services depending on what I want to watch. A bit like I do with Netflix and lightbox. But with those price points, I reckon I’d choose to subscribe to Spark more often than I’d choose to subscribe to sky’s service. 

my point is it's not the same service - it's not like your comparing the same product at different prices - literally these two services have exclusive rights on content (except for NBA) so a different product. I would think you would choose based on what content you want to watch not price.

Of course price is a factor. If Spark sport were $1000 per month I wouldn’t subscribe even if I wanted to watch EPL. 

I’d weigh the content I wanted to watch vs the price then compare that to the other sports streaming options content and price. Like people would do with any purchase they make. 

It’s the same service, they both stream sport. Just each service has different offerings - in the same way Cadbury and Whittaker’s both sell the same product, chocolate, but in different flavours, quality and price point. 

If they were both the same price, I’d likely sign up to sky’s service more often as with more content it’s more likely I’d feel like watching one of the sports they’re offering. Although I’d still sign up to spark occasionally if I felt like watching EPL or F1. 

So price is clearly a factor. Like it is with any purchase of a product or service. 

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you make some interesting points - I'm not entirely convinced by your general argument but nevertheless it's an interesting viewpoint.

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Just looking at the schedule for the new Sky Sport 7 football channel, they seem to have taken over everything that was on the one BeIn Sport channel that was left.

https://www.sky.co.nz/tvguide

So it seems BeIn no longer has a seperate channel carried on Sky?

Better value for football followers now that they don't have to pay extra for the BeIn Sport content but get it as part of their Sky Sport package.

Most people would have been subscribing to BeIn Sport on Sky for the EPL coverage.

Now they've lost the rights, I suspect too many people stopped subscribing, so Sky have taken the BeIn coverage under their umbrella.

A very positive move by Sky in my book.

Big Pete 65, Christchurch

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Forgive me - I'm a bit slow on the uptake...

So according to this, only Sky TV have the rights to Serie A in NZ.

BeIn doesn't have the rights so basically I either sign up to Sky and get basic + Sky sport for over $50/month or I keep streaming live/replay matches when I get home?

Is this correct?

Thanks!

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Forgive me - I'm a bit slow on the uptake...

So according to this, only Sky TV have the rights to Serie A in NZ.

BeIn doesn't have the rights so basically I either sign up to Sky and get basic + Sky sport for over $50/month or I keep streaming live/replay matches when I get home?

Is this correct?

Thanks!

Yes that's correct.

Here is my understanding:


SKY Football Coverage

Champions League

All Whites/Football Ferns/World Cups

Europa League

A-League

Handa Premiership?  Not sure

Serie A

MLS

beIN Football Coverage

EFL

La Liga

Liege 1 (French)

some bundasliega

SPFL

League cup (to be confirmed)

plus some other bits and pieces

ESPN

Still has FA Cup as far as I know

also has some MLS and south american football

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