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batye
batye
9/5/2016 3:01:17 PM
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technology changing everything
it seems with this we gonna see lot of changes, if all goes as planned...

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afwriter
afwriter
9/5/2016 10:41:07 PM
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Interested
From what little information I know I would say that Netflix may be facing a run for their money. 

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batye
batye
9/5/2016 11:05:49 PM
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@afwriter  right now Netflix in Canada do facing few big problems... IP restriction for Canadian consumers and price increase... 

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Adi
Adi
9/6/2016 7:46:15 AM
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The Now TV service in the UK is pretty decent - selection of HBO and Sky TV shows among others, and more new movie releases than any other UK OTT provider. But it's expensive - GBP 17 for the two services (Sky seperates the movies from the TV shows so you have to subscribe to both). 

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batye
batye
9/6/2016 10:14:18 AM
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@Adi how I see it, I thinks as service matures - prices increases everywhere globally ...

Did you see the same trend???

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Adi
Adi
9/6/2016 12:31:46 PM
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@batye - yes, certainly with some services. But I think OTT subscribers are quite price sensitive, with Netflix subscriber growth being hit in the last quarter due to higher prices. So it's a tricky balance. Sky obviously feel they have the content to justify the price today, but longer term I don't know...

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batye
batye
9/6/2016 12:38:07 PM
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@Adi I see ... but in Canada each service brining prices up - how it seems... on my end as consumer:(...

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clrmoney
clrmoney
9/6/2016 1:03:41 PM
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Sky Eyeing
Sky can take the OTT because if it is a small business to invest 4.5 million and would actually be great for both sides more revunue for Sky and subscribers and OTT so it may turn out well in the end.

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afwriter
afwriter
9/6/2016 2:02:16 PM
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@Adi that is interesting, I wonder how that affects their content curation. I know that being bigger on movies than I am on television, if I had the choice I would pay for a movie only version of Netflix to save myself a few bucks.

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Adi
Adi
9/7/2016 5:34:55 AM
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@afwriter - Yes, I think that's the goal, to attract people like you. It's also pertinent I think that the UK -like many European countries - has a robust digital over-the-air broadcast product. So you can get a free set of channels (approx. 30 I believe) with an antenna and a low cost STB that you purchase. And you can also add DVR functionality and even some premium channels for an extra cost. So there's a decent line-up of the big broadcast stations, and some additional multicasts...and then you can supplement with Sky's OTT movie service. That's kind of how it has worked - Now TV is aimed at non-Sky sunscribers, it's impact has been additive.

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