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Interesting in the Herald ...

If you are recording any of the remaining World Cup games you can breathe easy - Sky says it has fixed the error which meant customers missed the penalty shootout in the Croatia v Russia quarter-final. "Any recordings will capture the extended game," a spokesperson assured NZME. "Customers won't have to manually extend their recordings."


https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12085692

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i just picked up 1 year of fan pass through spark for $30.00 per month added to our phone bill, now i have to break the news to my other half.

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it would be geo-blocked though?

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It's a streaming service available only to existing ESPN subscribers in the USA:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/what-is-espn-...

"Watching live ESPN channels will still require a paid TV subscription (whether cable, satellite, or streaming service). The app acts as a gatekeeper by requiring users to sign in with their TV provider account to enable live viewing."

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Have found FanPass mobile to be quite good - 14 a month. Can download plugins for KOBO which allow you to watch on computer/stream to TV

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hot tip! all games are being streamed on the A-League's YouTube channel to any country that does not have an official broadcaster. So if you can VPN yourself to any country that is NOT....

China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, HK, Cambodia, Laos, East Timor, Macau, Myanmar, Vietnam, USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, any African country, or International Waters (lol)

...You're good to go. I personally watched Adelaide-Sydney from the comfort of the Czech Republic last night.

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So Jamaica OK? Win.

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sneakyrat wrote:

hot tip! all games are being streamed on the A-League's YouTube channel to any country that does not have an official broadcaster. So if you can VPN yourself to any country that is NOT....

China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, HK, Cambodia, Laos, East Timor, Macau, Myanmar, Vietnam, USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, any African country, or International Waters (lol)

...You're good to go. I personally watched Adelaide-Sydney from the comfort of the Czech Republic last night.


Thats about the right distance to watch that game from!
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Are the games on youtube only live? or available on demand as well?

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I think you can watch on demand.

Well i can from Canada.

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So get this, Spark has done some sort of deal to do local broadcasting of the NZ National Hockey league. 

The ISPS Handy Premiership clubs could really do with a deal like this considering Sky's ponzi scheme, typical..

Meanwhile at NZF HQ there has been fumbling through the review processes, finding CEO's, board members, forgetting about the fax, you know just typical NZF shark.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/108413923/spark-sports-streaming-plans-increases-rivalry-with-sky

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Sancho wrote:

So get this, Spark has done some sort of deal to do local broadcasting of the NZ National Hockey league. 

The ISPS Handy Premiership clubs could really do with a deal like this considering Sky's ponzi scheme, typical..

Meanwhile at NZF HQ there has been fumbling through the review processes, finding CEO's, board members, forgetting about the fax, you know just typical NZF shark.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/108413923/spark-sports-streaming-plans-increases-rivalry-with-sky

Just another lightbox sports that amounted to nothing. They get something big then after that they have nothing.
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Sancho wrote:

So get this, Spark has done some sort of deal to do local broadcasting of the NZ National Hockey league. 

The ISPS Handy Premiership clubs could really do with a deal like this considering Sky's ponzi scheme, typical..

Meanwhile at NZF HQ there has been fumbling through the review processes, finding CEO's, board members, forgetting about the fax, you know just typical NZF shark.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/108413923/spark-sports-streaming-plans-increases-rivalry-with-sky

do you know more detail than what is covered in the article?

If not how do you know this deal won't be the same as the current ISPS deal - 1 game live per week and international games live?

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chopah wrote:

Sancho wrote:

So get this, Spark has done some sort of deal to do local broadcasting of the NZ National Hockey league. 

The ISPS Handy Premiership clubs could really do with a deal like this considering Sky's ponzi scheme, typical..

Meanwhile at NZF HQ there has been fumbling through the review processes, finding CEO's, board members, forgetting about the fax, you know just typical NZF shark.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/108413923/spark-sports-streaming-plans-increases-rivalry-with-sky

do you know more detail than what is covered in the article?

If not how do you know this deal won't be the same as the current ISPS deal - 1 game live per week and international games live?

Not really but competition is good for a change. Until we see how they broadcast the Hockey we can only wait and be the judge. Still would have been good to trail it for a season or even the chatham cup. Other sports have missed the boat aswell so I guess nothing really changes

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Also it’d be good to not have to pay $100/month to watch 1 game per week coz bundled content. 

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except that's exactly what spark will be doing with their Lightbox offering, they'll do exactly what everyone else has done when they've won the rights from Sky. Charge $100+ for a season of one sport. Which means that if I want to watch the RWC, some cricket, football I'll be paying over $300 for the privilege and that doesn't include any other sports I may want to watch, or news, or cooking shows etc. Break that down and compare it to the $75/month sky charge me for access to all the sport and channels I want then I know where the better deal lies.

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Tegal wrote:

Also it’d be good to not have to pay $100/month to watch 1 game per week coz bundled content. 

very true - and I feel for those fans but the reality is a lot of kiwi's watch several sports or several competitions for a few sports - I'm not saying SKY is the best way btw I just think this argument about people who have such a niche sporting interest is smoke and mirrors.

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Sancho wrote:

So get this, Spark has done some sort of deal to do local broadcasting of the NZ National Hockey league. 

The ISPS Handy Premiership clubs could really do with a deal like this considering Sky's ponzi scheme, typical..

Meanwhile at NZF HQ there has been fumbling through the review processes, finding CEO's, board members, forgetting about the fax, you know just typical NZF shark.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/108413923/spark-sports-streaming-plans-increases-rivalry-with-sky

The deal will neary entirely involve broadcasting hockey internationals involving the men's and women's Black Sticks and is not really about coverage of the NZ National Hockey League for which there is a very small audience (that's just mentioned as an afterthought - you might get the odd game or the final).

That opinion piece you link has it wrong.

Spark have secured rights to FIH (International Hockey Federation) games.

Including Spark being host broadcaster for the FIH Pro Series home games involving NZ sides. They will sell these matches to other countries for a profit:

http://hockeynz.co.nz/News/spark-sport-secures-rig...

So, it's the equivalent of broadcasting All Whites and Football Ferns games and the FIFA World Cup and other FIFA tournaments rather than the ISPS Handa Premiership.

Spark would probably not be interested in investing in equipment and staff to broadcast live ISPS Handa domestic club matches on their own.

Not without a deal similar to the hockey whereby they could broadcast internationals, FIFA tournaments, Club World Cup, OFC Nations Cup etc.

NZ Football might still have to pay them for the national league broadcasts as with Sky.

Which is why Sky has a monopoly on football coverage (apart from the EPL) - they find it attractive to have rights to multiple football tournaments and leagues with some drawing bigger audiences like the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Champions League, while they can carry less-viewed events like the A-League too.

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Not really about getting rid of it, but Sky Fan Pass is having a $1 deal for this coming weekend only https://fanpass.co.nz/packages?type=0

WEEKEND PASS

ONE WEEKEND ONLY

Access to SKY Sport 1-4
Starts 00:01 22nd December 2018
Ends 23:59 23rd December 2018

Legend
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if you have sky they are opening up all the channels for subscribers for 2 weeks from 24th December to 7th January.

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theprof wrote:

if you have sky they are opening up all the channels for subscribers for 2 weeks from 24th December to 7th January.


Do you know if this includes bein? 
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it does.

As a massive thank you and Happy Holidays to all our loyal customers, we’re unlocking SKY’s great channels and access to SKY GO for two whole weeks!

Every adrenaline-charged sports match, every bingeable TV show, every exciting movie, every piece on download to go. All* the channels you don’t subscribe to will be unlocked and available for you to watch on us from 6am Christmas Eve until 6am 7 January.

On Christmas Eve, you’ll find these channel packages unlocked for you:

SKY Entertainment

SKY Movies

beIN Sports

Rugby Channel

SoHo

SKY Arts

Rialto

Country TV

The Filipino Channel

Hindi Channel package

So, dive in during the holiday period and explore SKY’s full range of entertainment on us. Go Large this Summer.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

From all the crew at SKY.

*The unlocked period is available for all SKY direct customers with at least the SKY Starter package and a SKY box in the home on all SKY channels & SKY GO (excluding Adult content & SKY Box Office) that the customer does not currently subscribe to. The unlocked period starts from 6am 24 December 2018 and ends 6am 7 January 2019. No changes will be made to customers subscriptions who already subscribe to unlocked channels (and standard channel charges will continue to apply to those customers during the unlocked period). Customers will need an internet connection in NZ to access SKY GO. Download to Go is available via the SKY GO app for selected content and time restrictions apply and see sky.co.nz/sky-go-app for full details.

Information contained in this email message is intended only for use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please immediately notify the sender by email and destroy the original message. Content availability subject to the channels you subscribe to.

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RoriM6 wrote:

theprof wrote:

if you have sky they are opening up all the channels for subscribers for 2 weeks from 24th December to 7th January.


Do you know if this includes bein? 

yes but not the app.

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Looking forward to watching sky movies over Christmas! 

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chopah wrote:

RoriM6 wrote:

theprof wrote:

if you have sky they are opening up all the channels for subscribers for 2 weeks from 24th December to 7th January.


Do you know if this includes bein? 

yes but not the app.

As in? Every channel for free? Awesome, please have boardwalk empire from season one on on Rialto!

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Lonegunmen wrote:

chopah wrote:

RoriM6 wrote:

theprof wrote:

if you have sky they are opening up all the channels for subscribers for 2 weeks from 24th December to 7th January.


Do you know if this includes bein? 

yes but not the app.

As in? Every channel for free? Awesome, please have boardwalk empire from season one on on Rialto!

Yes every channel - not sure about BE as it's a bit older - rights might have lapsed.

LG
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I subscribed to Bein without the sports package so brilliant for me.

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Yakcall wrote:

Not really about getting rid of it, but Sky Fan Pass is having a $1 deal for this coming weekend only https://fanpass.co.nz/packages?type=0

WEEKEND PASS

ONE WEEKEND ONLY

Access to SKY Sport 1-4
Starts 00:01 22nd December 2018
Ends 23:59 23rd December 2018

Great timing, I took advantage of this to watch last night's epic game (along with a few Women's T20 games).

I note that FanPass has an option for $16/month for iPhone/Android only; might be worth it just for watching the Nix.

Opinion Privileges revoked
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Hmmm. There is a fellow who claims to have developed a plugin for the Kodi home theatre programme which will allow you to play Fan Pass Mobile on a desktop/TV - although he can't get Sky Sports 3 to work for some reason, and that's where they put most Nix games, lol

LG
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Free to non Sky "Sports" subscribers but are Sky basic subscribers tonight. Will be watching. 

Life and death
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Lonegunmen wrote:

chopah wrote:

RoriM6 wrote:

theprof wrote:

if you have sky they are opening up all the channels for subscribers for 2 weeks from 24th December to 7th January.


Do you know if this includes bein? 

yes but not the app.

As in? Every channel for free? Awesome, please have boardwalk empire from season one on on Rialto!

it has been playing as lately as a few weeks ago, I think soho 2 maybe
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LG
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If they want to "Woo" me, and all existing customers still stuck on the minimum $49 per month contract, cut it by 50% forthwith and cut all the extra channe packages down to $10 permonth for each and watch not just us stick around, but attract others back. NZ people like convenience.

WeeNix
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I want better quality streaming services something like [email protected] should be achievable but would love if one of them does something in 4k.

LG
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4k on Sky in the UK is almost the norm now I hear.

WeeNix
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I'm just sick of the low framerate with all the choppiness, not great for watching football or any sport but theres not really an alternative. I think the satellite feed is also gimped to [email protected]

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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.

WeeNix
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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.

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