Posts by llew40

  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…,

    Not true. Lightbox available to anyone. Bundled with spark broadband, $12.99 a month for non spark customers.

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  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Never seen that theory before Steve (oh what a sheltered life) - fascinating

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  • Speaker: We don’t make the rules, we're…,

    And I also wonder if Mr Nyblock (who would be better named Mt Wantablock)

    FYI, its Ms Niblock

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Dylan Reeve,

    Their successes fund their failures in a very predictable way.

    And at the risk of thread-jacking, this is another reason why getting a return on any investment in premium content rights is so important - it helps fund the stuff that is perhaps less commercially viable.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…,

    Thanks Jonathan have been very interested in hearing the perspective of local content creators and the potential impact on them of a global rights model.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…,

    Paul, it's still definitely a content owners/sellers market. There are now lots of SVOD services competing/bidding for the rights which is driving up price. Have seen this first hand. The really savvy content creators/ owners, with sufficient scale, like HBO or the big US sports like NBA are choosing to go directly to consumers with online sales platforms of their own. This fragments the choice for consumers, so I think there will always be the space for aggregators, particularly at a regional level.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…,

    I think I understand your point but the way content is currently sold makes that end game difficult without ignoring buyers rights. Many people may shrug and say so what, but it's the buyers who are trying to build an nz market (after years of people lamenting the lack of one). And can't see sellers ignoring revenue upside of selling exclusive in a hurry. Also think it will be difficult to ever have all the content you might want in the same place again. That was the sky model. Just cant see content creators happy to sell to many providers at once, and can't see globals interested in buying local. Will be interesting few years.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…,

    So you think the notion of 'exclusive rights' is illegal?

    Problem with that is the creators of content rely on the revenue generated from selling of 'exclusive' rights. Without that we won't get as much quality content. E.g. NZRU depends on selling exclusive rights to all black games, without that it would be difficult to retain the likes of McCaw or Carter.

    At the moment, exclusivity is still a big piece of the content revenue model. We may not like it, but it's still a content sellers market.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…,

    Sorry Paul don't understand your point. Are you suggesting that companies who pay for 'exclusive' rights to offer you content in a competitive market are not, in fact paying to bring you a desirable product, but are instead 'negotiating away your choice and practising monopolistic behavior'? That just seems .... A strange way to look at it.

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  • Access: Geoblocking, global mode and NZ…,

    Points about accessibility well made. It is perhaps no excuse, but it is hard for start up services, which is essentially what all NZ SVOD services are, to cater for all accessibility options from day 1. Particularly those that don't get funding assistance.

    I think another question to ask is, is it, ultimately, a good thing for nz for rights to all best content to be held by globals? Does having (profitable) regional rights assist that region in terms of making it more likely that someone will invest in regional content?

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