NZ RWC TV rights - You might get to watch it!

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TVNZ/Spark get the gig. Hope you've got reliable internet.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news ... d=12033269
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This is part of the reason why Sky has continued to invest in satellite technology, with Last saying that it delivers an effective broadcast regardless of the demand - something not guaranteed online, particularly with slower internet connections.
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I’d back spark to be better than skygo.
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Wilderbeast wrote:I’d back spark to be better than skygo.
I'd back Sky TV to be much better than both. I don't stream important games FFS.
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I'm on Vodafone TV these days so technically I stream everything.

I guess the worry is that Spark won't be able have anything remotely close to a test run before their first exclusive game. Hopefully they're up to it.
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J Man wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:I’d back spark to be better than skygo.
I'd back Sky TV to be much better than both. I don't stream important games FFS.
Final is free to air. Not sure about semis but TVNZ is getting 7 games.
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Wilderbeast wrote:
J Man wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:I’d back spark to be better than skygo.
I'd back Sky TV to be much better than both. I don't stream important games FFS.
Final is free to air. Not sure about semis but TVNZ is getting 7 games.
7 games?

Nice, so they’ll have;

- the 4 NZ pool games
- the QF vs Scotland
- the SF vs Ireland
- the WTF vs England

Hope they have a decent streaming platform
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Wilderbeast wrote:
J Man wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:I’d back spark to be better than skygo.
I'd back Sky TV to be much better than both. I don't stream important games FFS.
Final is free to air. Not sure about semis but TVNZ is getting 7 games.
Big pool games are Wales v Australia and England v France.

I assume they will show NZ v SA free.
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naki wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:
J Man wrote:
Wilderbeast wrote:I’d back spark to be better than skygo.
I'd back Sky TV to be much better than both. I don't stream important games FFS.
Final is free to air. Not sure about semis but TVNZ is getting 7 games.
7 games?

Nice, so they’ll have;

- the 4 NZ pool games
- the QF vs Scotland
- the SF vs Ireland
- the WTF vs England

Hope they have a decent streaming platform
Opening match and final confirmed so won’t be that simple. Think it’s going to be a bit of a mixed bag. Some AB’s, some huge matches, some dross.
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Nah. Stuff them - I refuse
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If it's half-pie decent like the America's Cup app it should be pretty good. I never had any issues with that app.
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This won't end well. Apart from the Spark access issues we've just seen that TVNZ doesn't know its arse from its elbow in terms of presenting high-profile sport.

I've come round to the view that Sky Sport is actually a pretty good service. $60 a month for pretty much every sporting event I ever want to see, and the events that Sky also produces are well done. SkyGo needs work, but as said above I don't stream major events.
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This is great. Not only will I be able to fork out a once off payment (unlike Sky), I will also get to enjoy all the boomers whinging about streaming. :thumbup: :lol:
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SickeninglyArrogantPerson wrote: I will also get to enjoy all the boomers whinging about streaming. :thumbup: :lol:
Arrogant post.Sickening. :thumbdown:
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SickeninglyArrogantPerson wrote:This is great. Not only will I be able to fork out a once off payment (unlike Sky), I will also get to enjoy all the boomers whinging about streaming. :thumbup: :lol:
You do that and I'll watch on VipBox streaming for free.
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TheDocForgotHisLogon wrote:I've come round to the view that Sky Sport is actually a pretty good service. $60 a month for pretty much every sporting event I ever want to see, and the events that Sky also produces are well done.
If you're watching 2 Super Rugby and 2 NRL games a week, how much would that cost in beer money at a pub? $60 is amazing value.
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Spark won’t stop here. This is a big investment to get up to scratch. I wonder what sports they would pursue if this works out as well as they hope?
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Rural NZ left in the dirt again

NZ Rugby has traded on the Great rural Rugby image for decades and in one swoop of a pen kicks them fairly in the guts
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Hareaway wrote:Rural NZ left in the dirt again

NZ Rugby has traded on the Great rural Rugby image for decades and in one swoop of a pen kicks them fairly in the guts
NZ Rugby has no say in this :?
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Aren't we all going to war to fight for Donald Trump by then anyway ?
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mr bungle wrote:
Hareaway wrote:Rural NZ left in the dirt again

NZ Rugby has traded on the Great rural Rugby image for decades and in one swoop of a pen kicks them fairly in the guts
NZ Rugby has no say in this :?
Ok I just saw Mr Tew on the news saying how good this is for us .

AnywAy rural NZ will be the loser here , not that we really matter of course
There’s just not that many of us out here
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I wonder what they are going to charge commercial premises?

Not that I give a shit. The munters at my Pub can barely manage to get the quiz night cd rom going. No way I'm going to sit round while they inevitably find a way to balls up to rwc final. That's if the Spark app doesn't crash when more than 8 people attempt to log on at once.

I'll get it but will prob have rugbypass as a backup.
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RuggaBugga wrote:The munters at my Pub can barely manage to get the quiz night cd rom going. No way I'm going to sit round while they inevitably find a way to balls up to rwc final. That's if the Spark app doesn't crash when more than 8 people attempt to log on at once.
:lol: That's a real issue of course - how many people will even have attempted to get the TVNZ streaming functions working? For most people it's just too hard.
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