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jbtombes
jbtombes
5/6/2016 5:15:40 PM
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ESPN?
None of these is higher than 6%. Pretty low penetration. Big question for OTT and sports is when ESPN would cross that line. And how much they'd charge. MoffetNathanson pegged price at $36/month earlier this year.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
5/7/2016 10:16:50 AM
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Re: ESPN?
I subscribed to Game Pass last year to watch my favorite NFL team, which is out of market in my area. One downside: I don't have regular cable, so I could not watch the in-market team on Game Pass, as the service blocks that. But overall, it's a good package and I am thinking about getting it again this season. 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/7/2016 6:10:46 PM
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Re: ESPN?
I guess I'm part of the 84% that does not--which I suppose can be considered a "distinction".    The question that is yet to be "sorted out" as I see it is the future of the general networks including ESPN (which was a bit of a drag on Disney Earnings), Fox Sports/Etc.    

 

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 2:33:13 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@mpouraryan  I would say in the future yes, they gonna do it as competition will get biger for consumers dollars... 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/9/2016 11:28:48 PM
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Re: ESPN?
@batye:   The competition will get a lot more fierce--no question.   The challenge continues to be above the fray--to stand above it all.   I wonder if you've run across those who have an opportunity to potentially in fact stand out based on current technology?  

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batye
batye
5/10/2016 12:49:10 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@mpouraryan I did see router with automated IP changer build in by design, it was promoted for anyone who want to watch USA sport/shows brodcast while not in USA but this device is not legal in North America... and in Rome I do as Romans... follow the law... 

I did not buy it...

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/10/2016 12:57:06 AM
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Re: ESPN?
A Wise decision @batye.    Law is the great equalizer and will be our ultimate shield always.   

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batye
batye
5/10/2016 1:56:27 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@mpouraryan I stay away from the things what could bring trouble... as nothing is realy free in life...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/10/2016 7:32:25 PM
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Re: ESPN?
> " I did see router with automated IP changer build in by design..."

Why go to the trouble of buying hardware when you could just subscribe to a VPN?

 

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batye
batye
5/10/2016 7:58:23 PM
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Re: ESPN?
@mhhf1ve under Canadian law some hardware like this router not allowed by ISP... 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/10/2016 9:09:41 PM
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Re: ESPN?
> "under Canadian law some hardware like this router not allowed by ISP.."

Do VPNs work differently in Canada? Or do ISPs block VPNs? Seems like nearly the same function can be done by a VPN, but I suppose the law might specify something I'm missing. 

Or is it just ther ISP terms of service that prevent users from using different IP addresses? 

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batye
batye
5/10/2016 9:27:36 PM
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Re: ESPN?
@mhhf1ve  in my area - ISP terms of service that prevent users from using different IP addresses... as per user agrement from service provider... but I think it more like a city by law... as before in 1995 to 1999 satelite dish was not allowed only cable tv... 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/10/2016 11:28:16 PM
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Re: ESPN?
That is kind of strange--it does not bode for the sense of flexibility necessary.    What is being done about it @bayte?   Are there any companies/startups on the cutting edge of transformation?

 

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batye
batye
5/10/2016 11:56:32 PM
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Re: ESPN?
@mpouraryan  yes, some people do fight it... I just prefer to keep my opinion to myself... as it rural area and people have strange ideas...

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/11/2016 12:16:54 AM
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Re: ESPN?
Understood completely--Thanks for all the contributions.    Please remember to keep the faith and stay positive always :))) 

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batye
batye
5/11/2016 1:47:54 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@mpouraryan thank you, I do :) in my point as long as we follow the law whatever we agre with not... we live in normal society, but the second Co. try to bend the law or make it they own, we become lawless society and pay the price... other example would be Nortel - http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/nortel-acquittals-prompted-rcmp-to-question-their-ability-to-combat-white-collar-crime

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
5/11/2016 1:56:01 AM
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Re: ESPN?
Nortel lost its' way and forgot its' roots--as I see it.     The reason the current leading players (Alphabet/Google; Amazon et. al) continue to stay dominant because they have adopted Intel Co-Founder Andy Groove's Admonition to be "Paranoid"--a lesson that Intel itself and other chip makers have forgotten...

Enjoy the evening--and wishing you all in "TT Country" a Joyous Wednesday.

 

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 2:34:35 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@dcawrey in Canada I have simular problem with some sporting e vents and show... - it just get blocked...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/9/2016 8:51:31 AM
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Re: ESPN?
Indeed, the blocking of sporting events just leads fans to get more riled up and excited because they can't see what's going on.

Reminds me of Douglas Adams's description of Brockian Ultra-Cricket.

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batye
batye
5/9/2016 2:19:45 AM
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Re: ESPN?
@jbtombes  I think it would be lower price, unless they gonna add extras... but we will see...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/7/2016 8:39:36 AM
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But how many use the services they already have?
Meanwhile, how many households have sports packages as part of their broadband cable packages that they don't even watch?

And how many even know it???  Sometimes you have to carefully examine your bill -- or wantonly flip channels -- to discover, "Oh, I get that channel."

I'm curious how many of these OTT services are redundant.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/9/2016 10:48:09 AM
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Someday...
I expect fans to use video game simulators to re-enact a live sporting event.. and listen to "radio" audio commentary of the game simultaneously. A Twitch-like channel that's just a few seconds delayed from the live broadcast so that skilled video game players can re-create the actual game... seems possible.  

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freehe
freehe
5/26/2016 5:11:59 PM
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OTT Sports Service
"A rapid expansion in sports OTT growth requires either heavy external investment from a streaming distribution partner -- like a Google or Apple -- or a tiered business model that targets key consumers for all-access services."



It seems like this was not properly thought out. Where is the strategic plan, capability assessment, feasibility study.

Many companies are getting on board with OTT sports service but did they consider what they customers wants.

http://cleeng.com/blog/will-people-pay-for-over-the-top-sports-subscription-services/

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/531732/discovery-invests-in-ott-sports-service/

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