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Thread: Foxtel signals price hike, cuts to 'non marquee' sports after $417m loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by WF2404 View Post
    Pretty sure they were advised to keep their digital rights but decided to bundle it all together in the then traditional way! Leather patches brigade vs the progressives!
    Not sure if you are referring to NRL there. But anyway, they have retained digital rights thru 2 broadcast deals now, the AFL for the current 1. Both $99 a year. They have both on-sold streaming rights in the current deals while maintaining the rights to sell their own digital packages IIRC.

    For the past 2 years Foxtel is only costing me around $480 a year. I like the convenience of a single platform with a DVR off the roof dish. If they bring in significant price increases I'll punt them in a flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    I;ve just read that the AFL met with a couple of people from Amazon Prime last week.
    Interesting. I know SFA about who's infrastructure they use for those platforms currently, but likely 7/9/Fox have some kind of contra deals in place to provide pics. Going away from that could be pretty costly. Unless they employ SPaRTAN and his trusty I phone of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha Handy View Post
    I will be cutting foxtel as soon as game of thrones finishes next Monday. There will probably be a lot of others.
    I got the Telsta TV box with free Foxtel Basics which incl GOT for 2 years...

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    I wonder by how much Kayo will go up in cost now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueandblack View Post
    I wonder by how much Kayo will go up in cost now.
    Given it's a new product you wouldn't think a price rise is going to affect Kayo. Having said that Kayo is owned by a company that thinks a price rise when subscribers are ditching their product is a smart move.

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    Maybe they shouldnt have bid so much for AFL and NRL, what was it, a billion on each? Now they are realising not everyone watches those two sports, people are leaving the service, and the slippery slope just got slipperier. How many kiwis will keep their foxtel subscriptions without super rugby? A League is also affected so how many 1st or 2nd generation european families will keep Foxtel without soccer? If Foxtel cant bid and win those sports their service will continue to lose more subscribers..

    Thats what happens when Foxtel sells itself to the Devil

    I buying myself a truckload of popcorn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaRTAN View Post
    Maybe they shouldnt have bid so much for AFL and NRL, what was it, a billion on each? Now they are realising not everyone watches those two sports, people are leaving the service, and the slippery slope just got slipperier. How many kiwis will keep their foxtel subscriptions without super rugby? A League is also affected so how many 1st or 2nd generation european families will keep Foxtel without soccer? If Foxtel cant bid and win those sports their service will continue to lose more subscribers..

    Thats what happens when Foxtel sells itself to the Devil

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    $1.8 billion over 5 years for NRL
    $2.5 billion over 7 years for AFL
    $1.2 billion over 5 years for Cricket

    Foxtel didn't stump up the cash by themselves as all 3 deals have FTA components. From memory the CA deal was $650m over 5 years comes from Fox.

    These are easily the 3 most popular sports in Australia.

    A large percentage of Foxtel subscribers are sport subscribers and there are risks of Kayo cannibalising the traditional satellite and cable subscriber base

    https://www.afr.com/business/media-a...0190315-h1cepa
    For the record and it's purely anecdotal, Most Europeans I know packed in their Foxtel subscriptions when they lost the EPL to Optus.

    And lastly, Who cares about Super Rugby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    $1.8 billion over 5 years for NRL
    $2.5 billion over 7 years for AFL
    $1.2 billion over 5 years for Cricket

    Foxtel didn't stump up the cash by themselves as all 3 deals have FTA components. From memory the CA deal was $650m over 5 years comes from Fox.

    These are easily the 3 most popular sports in Australia.



    For the record and it's purely anecdotal, Most Europeans I know packed in their Foxtel subscriptions when they lost the EPL to Optus.

    And lastly, Who cares about Super Rugby.
    It is still stupid money to be throwing away considering that the viewing population is not large in Australia. It will affect the bottom line of the FTA networks who have thrown ridiculous sums at sports rights. Cricket actually costed Channel 9 large amounts of money. Thatís why they got outbid.

    Rupert is not prepared to throw money away at rights for Sky willy nilly in the UK. He is astounded at the money that BT have overpaid for rights.

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