Getting rid of Sky Sport 101

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Thank you! I guess the alternative would be to look for a paid subscription which is available outside of NZ and use a VPN?

But if I have to go through all that trouble, I might as well just keep on streaming to be honest...

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Are you only interested in Serie A - nothing else?  Otherwise unless your a big of the Premier League which SKY dosn't have would you not just subscribe to the new SKY Sport Now.

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I used ESPN+ last summer which was great. $5 a month. Had A-league, Serie A, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, MLS etc. Has all the NZ home cricket games too

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chopah wrote:

Are you only interested in Serie A - nothing else?  Otherwise unless your a big of the Premier League which SKY dosn't have would you not just subscribe to the new SKY Sport Now.

Yeah Serie A only. I mean, I'd watch anything but really only have time for Roma and the Phoenix...

Will check out Sky Sport Now - didn't see this option when I checked out their website earlier. Is it all online (eg, no Sky box at home and no Sky Basic subscription needed)? Cheers

EDIT: Wow, still $50 per month or $40 per month if you buy a yearly pass - that's very expensive!

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I used ESPN+ last summer which was great. $5 a month. Had A-league, Serie A, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, MLS etc. Has all the NZ home cricket games too

That sounds more like. Just checked it out on my phone...looks great and only US$5/mo!!!

Do you know if you can watch full match replays without spoilers? Some webisites will show you replays but will tell you the score first...

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chopah wrote:

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

Random Question is sky ever going to do on demand? i.e. I love MLS (Not really but an example) but not all the games are one sky, will they bring a online on demand system to watch everything (pref with a smart TV Ap)? A bit like what Spark is doing with EPL.

I think for me this would be the value game changer.

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I used ESPN+ last summer which was great. $5 a month. Had A-league, Serie A, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, MLS etc. Has all the NZ home cricket games too

That sounds more like. Just checked it out on my phone...looks great and only US$5/mo!!!

Do you know if you can watch full match replays without spoilers? Some webisites will show you replays but will tell you the score first...

You can definitely watch the replays without spoilers. The only downside is on the homepage it has all the live games with live scores. Kinda like the proper Espn channel with all the MLB or NBA scores scrolling across the bottom. Lucky the a league is pretty insignificant to them so we're not often on the front page. Cricket is though. Replays go up within 5 mins which is good 

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I used ESPN+ last summer which was great. $5 a month. Had A-league, Serie A, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, MLS etc. Has all the NZ home cricket games too

That sounds more like. Just checked it out on my phone...looks great and only US$5/mo!!!

Do you know if you can watch full match replays without spoilers? Some webisites will show you replays but will tell you the score first...

You can definitely watch the replays without spoilers. The only downside is on the homepage it has all the live games with live scores. Kinda like the proper Espn channel with all the MLB or NBA scores scrolling across the bottom. Lucky the a league is pretty insignificant to them so we're not often on the front page. Cricket is though. Replays go up within 5 mins which is good 

That's great thank you, I'm definitely signing up. So I can watch replays on demand without stressing too much. There's some good free websites out there but sometimes there are spoilers or the replays will be in weird languages or there will be no replay until 24 hours after the game (for games against smaller teams) and it's hard for me to basically avoid the internet for that long so I don't find out the score.

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RoriM6 wrote:

chopah wrote:

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

Random Question is sky ever going to do on demand? i.e. I love MLS (Not really but an example) but not all the games are one sky, will they bring a online on demand system to watch everything (pref with a smart TV Ap)? A bit like what Spark is doing with EPL.

I think for me this would be the value game changer.

I think SKY Go has all the sport that is shown on linear available on demand - generally speaking if a game isn't shown live then SKY don't have the rights - in your example with MLS I understand SKY have a limited deal for one game a weekend or one game a day (not sure which) as I know ESPN also have NZ rights as do Spark.  

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chopah wrote:

RoriM6 wrote:

chopah wrote:

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

Random Question is sky ever going to do on demand? i.e. I love MLS (Not really but an example) but not all the games are one sky, will they bring a online on demand system to watch everything (pref with a smart TV Ap)? A bit like what Spark is doing with EPL.

I think for me this would be the value game changer.

I think SKY Go has all the sport that is shown on linear available on demand - generally speaking if a game isn't shown live then SKY don't have the rights - in your example with MLS I understand SKY have a limited deal for one game a weekend or one game a day (not sure which) as I know ESPN also have NZ rights as do Spark.  

Ok thanks

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chopah wrote:

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

Quite a good football lineup that. Though limited coverage of some of those leagues. Worth switching from spark to sky now around champions league knockout time. 

I wonder if events like the men’s football World Cup will be on the sky now service or if it’ll get the same treatment it did with fan pass where it was chucked on popup channels that fanpass customers couldn’t access?

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Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

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

Quite a good football lineup that. Though limited coverage of some of those leagues. Worth switching from spark to sky now around champions league knockout time. 

I wonder if events like the men’s football World Cup will be on the sky now service or if it’ll get the same treatment it did with fan pass where it was chucked on popup channels that fanpass customers couldn’t access?

Is your last statement correct? I specifically bought Fanpass for the World Cup, and don't recall not being able to watch games because they were on the pop-up channels (unless this happened for simultaneous games, in which case this would have been a minority of games, with the option for other games on the usual channels). 
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Thank you! I guess the alternative would be to look for a paid subscription which is available outside of NZ and use a VPN?

But if I have to go through all that trouble, I might as well just keep on streaming to be honest...

Kayo (the online sport arm of Foxtel) from Aussie is pretty impressive, $25AUD a month, but they have basically any sport you can think of they have. They only real exception as far as i can see is the EPL and Champions League, but they have every other league.

Here is their list of Sports/Event for 2019...

https://help.kayosports.com.au/s/article/What-content-is-available-as-part-of-your-Kayo-subscription

It's all available 'From the Start', 'Live' if you access during a game, or 'On Demand' later.

Hell of a service, i think it's what this new Sky Sport online offering will aim for, Spark Sport too for that matter.

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Quite enjoying all the EFL on Sky at the moment.

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I used ESPN+ last summer which was great. $5 a month. Had A-league, Serie A, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Bundesliga, MLS etc. Has all the NZ home cricket games too

That sounds more like. Just checked it out on my phone...looks great and only US$5/mo!!!

Do you know if you can watch full match replays without spoilers? Some webisites will show you replays but will tell you the score first...



Is ESPN+ available outside the USA or does one need to use a VPN? If VPN is needed, do they also require an American address/phone number to set up an account with them?
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The only sports we watch regularly is the A League, MLS and the Handa Premiership. Not really interested in any other kind of sports, except CPL (Canadian Soccer League) which we watch via paid subscription. And of course the World Cup but that's not happening for a while.

Really not keen to pay Sky prices when we want so little of what they are offering.  I guess the sky streaming thing would be the only somewhat cheaper option. I see posts about ESPN+ but not sure if anyone on here has had success using that from outside the USA.

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CanadianFan wrote:

The only sports we watch regularly is the A League, MLS and the Handa Premiership. Not really interested in any other kind of sports, except CPL (Canadian Soccer League) which we watch via paid subscription. And of course the World Cup but that's not happening for a while.

Really not keen to pay Sky prices when we want so little of what they are offering.  I guess the sky streaming thing would be the only somewhat cheaper option. I see posts about ESPN+ but not sure if anyone on here has had success using that from outside the USA.

I'm sure I will be slated for saying this - but watching content via a source other than the service that has the rights for NZ is breaching copyright laws and therefore illegal.  so do it at your own risk.

Particularly if you are using that kind of service to watch the A-League because then your not counted as a metric so your directly disadvantaging the Nix.  

now - let the haters have their say... :-)

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chopah wrote:

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

Any plans afoot to get rights to (East) Asian Leagues or even ACL?


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chopah wrote:

CanadianFan wrote:

The only sports we watch regularly is the A League, MLS and the Handa Premiership. Not really interested in any other kind of sports, except CPL (Canadian Soccer League) which we watch via paid subscription. And of course the World Cup but that's not happening for a while.

Really not keen to pay Sky prices when we want so little of what they are offering.  I guess the sky streaming thing would be the only somewhat cheaper option. I see posts about ESPN+ but not sure if anyone on here has had success using that from outside the USA.

I'm sure I will be slated for saying this - but watching content via a source other than the service that has the rights for NZ is breaching copyright laws and therefore illegal.  so do it at your own risk.

Particularly if you are using that kind of service to watch the A-League because then your not counted as a metric so your directly disadvantaging the Nix.  

now - let the haters have their say... :-)

Would happily pay, as we do for our Canadian Soccer league but seems a high price for just A League and (maybe) Handa Premiership and the occasional MLS game. 

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Kyle1502 wrote:

Tegal wrote:

chopah wrote:

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

Quite a good football lineup that. Though limited coverage of some of those leagues. Worth switching from spark to sky now around champions league knockout time. 

I wonder if events like the men’s football World Cup will be on the sky now service or if it’ll get the same treatment it did with fan pass where it was chucked on popup channels that fanpass customers couldn’t access?

Is your last statement correct? I specifically bought Fanpass for the World Cup, and don't recall not being able to watch games because they were on the pop-up channels (unless this happened for simultaneous games, in which case this would have been a minority of games, with the option for other games on the usual channels). 

Guess it’s not correct then! Not sure what sport I was thinking of there. 

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