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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by SlowApproach » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:07 pm

This is gonna get interesting:

"Big plans to break MultiChoice’s DStv monopoly on sport"
https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadcas ... sport.html
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:41 pm

SlowApproach wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:07 pm
This is gonna get interesting:

"Big plans to break MultiChoice’s DStv monopoly on sport"
https://mybroadband.co.za/news/broadcas ... sport.html
Lots of pros and cons. For me just to stick it to multichoice is a big plus already :lol:

It is however a concern where the sport bodies will generate the money shortfall from.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by SlowApproach » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:50 pm

I think the sports bodies are just blowing smoke up their own arses, being so used to DStv's faux largesse. There is nothing stopping them from deriving income from say, streaming. (Never mind that streaming will also give other sport categories a better chance at reaching and growing audiences)

Like everybody else in business, they just have to adapt and modernise their mindsets. If not, they also deserve to go the way of the Dodo.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:07 pm

I don't really see this changing anything much, sport is far wider than what the politicians wish to try nationalise for the peoples enjoyment.
The monopolies exist because the various sporting bodies like selling exclusive rights at high cost.
Ultimately the traditional providers won't have the money to throw tons of cash at buying rights, the online guys will start buying events (amazon already does for the premiership and broadcast the US open tennis).
The problem will naturally solve itself.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by SlowApproach » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Interesting stats on "cord-cutting" in the US. It shows the number of households not paying for traditional TV services in 2017, as well as a forecast for 2018 to 2022. The source projected that the number would increase from 24.9 million in 2017 to 55.1 million in 2022.
https://www.statista.com/statistics/482 ... th-america
https://www.statista.com/topics/4527/cord-cutting

The factor that influenced the decision to cut off cable/satellite service: A whopping 86.7 % of respondents indicated... Price - too expensive!
https://www.statista.com/statistics/305 ... ng-reasons

In Europe the situation is not so bleak. There were 180m payTV subs in Europe in Q2 ’18, up from 120m in 2009. The European payTV market across the board is flattening and stagnating, but not dropping – yet. OTT-SVOD grew from a few million in 2012 to 75m in 2018. The main reason is much lower service prices - average payTV ARPU calculated by Dataxis was only EUR15 in Europe in 2018. For this reason, incumbents are less threatened by price competition from OTYT players. There are only six countries in Europe where monthly payTV ARPU exceeds EUR25 (UK & Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Spain, and Italy) while in more than half of the countries the average ARPU is less than EUR15.
http://www.csimagazine.com/csi/Is-cord- ... Europe.php

So, will our own NoChoice really take heed and adapt accordingly? Will be interesting what/how they do with their usual price increases in April because they have been steadily getting themselves wedged between a rock and a hard place. (Not that I really care - I'm a happy cord-cutter - but still curious nevertheless)
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Unread post by rare bird » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:08 pm

what do the American oukes do after "cutting the cable"? do they just sit at Starbucks and use free wifi? or are there other alternatives?
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:12 pm

rare bird wrote:
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what do the American oukes do after "cutting the cable"? do they just sit at Starbucks and use free wifi? or are there other alternatives?
by cable they mean cable TV.. most of the US has wired TV, satellite came later.
They would still have high speed internet at home for streaming, which ironically can be provided over the same cable or the usual methods.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by rare bird » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:14 pm

cage wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:12 pm
rare bird wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:08 pm
what do the American oukes do after "cutting the cable"? do they just sit at Starbucks and use free wifi? or are there other alternatives?
by cable they mean cable TV.. most of the US has wired TV, satellite came later.
They would still have high speed internet at home for streaming, which ironically can be provided over the same cable or the usual methods.
thanks, Cage, that clears it up a bit - so they are only cutting their "box office" component?
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:15 pm

rare bird wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:14 pm
thanks, Cage, that clears it up a bit - so they are only cutting their "box office" component?
they are basically cancelling their version of DSTV and replacing with streaming providers like hulu, netflix, amazon etc over their existing internet connection.

Many TV channels now also allow you to sign up for online subscriptions so you can still have actual TV..
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:16 pm

According to a canaian friend of mine they also do not have access to free sport. He says paying for events on Pay TV for big events like boxing and hockey can easily almost be as much as a months DSTV subscription
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:49 pm

Netflix price hike. You gotta pay for that original content!!!

https://1428elm.com/2019/01/16/netflix- ... tion-rate/
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:58 pm

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Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Netflix price hike. You gotta pay for that original content!!!

https://1428elm.com/2019/01/16/netflix- ... tion-rate/
fortunately don't use netflix, other providers unchanged so far. fingers crossed.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by cage » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 pm

Through amazon prime UK, eurosport trial 1p (18 cents) per month for 6 months - pretty good sport.
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Surge » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:53 pm

Christo wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Netflix price hike. You gotta pay for that original content!!!

https://1428elm.com/2019/01/16/netflix- ... tion-rate/
A fair amount of the Netflix original content is quite good in my opinion so no complaints from me if the price goes up by $2.
One can't even purchase a Steer burger with chips for that price so I'll rather complain about Eskom's proposed 45% tariff hikes.

What's great is being spoilt for choice and no contract lock in. One can just hop between streaming providers without any additional capital outlay (satellite dishes, decoders, cabling, etc.). Pause and resume subscriptions whenever one feels like it too.

Good luck to monochoice ...
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Re: TV about to change in SA

Unread post by Christo » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:47 am

Heard on 702 this morning the Netflix increase will not be for South Africa. That's good news!!
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