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Old 18th July 2017, 8:52 AM   #1681
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this was a good opportunity to get more paying customers (by allowing a cheaper price point) and they've shot themselves in the foot

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Old 18th July 2017, 8:57 AM   #1682
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So Foxtel Now melted down and they don't even stream HBO stuff in HD... lol.

The product certainly isn't ready for prime time yet. Even Fox Sports channels buffer when they are over subscribed by viewers. It goes to show that Aussies are willing to pay if you get the product right. Unfortunately it's not quite there yet and it seems Foxtel are maybe holding back a little to look after their premium satellite market. Satellite is certainly on borrowed time and it will only be a matter of a few years before people drop it in favour of Al-la carte online streaming.
yeah they can't even keep up with the NRL pass (i know telstra but assume it's all the same shit). Glad there are "other ways" to stream the footy - I wouldn't pay for that shitty pass.
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Old 18th July 2017, 9:57 AM   #1683
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so 1 friggin minute before GOT starts foxtel now logs me out and now wont re-connect FML
Talk about some incredibly bad timing! How did you go in the end?
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Old 18th July 2017, 10:14 AM   #1684
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Talk about some incredibly bad timing! How did you go in the end?
it didn't end well

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/07/f...irst-casualty/
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Old 18th July 2017, 10:22 AM   #1685
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Satellite is certainly on borrowed time and it will only be a matter of a few years before people drop it in favour of Al-la carte online streaming.
I certainly hope that borrowed time extends until we have decent internet and decent streaming services. Because right now, Foxtel satellite is unfortunately the only place I can watch all the sports I like and the shows I want. If I collected up memberships for everything I want to watch, and tried streaming them atm... my internet couldn't cope, and it would be dearer.
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Old 18th July 2017, 12:34 PM   #1686
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Oh-oh.....oops! The blame game starts...

"Game of Thrones: Foxtel points finger at HBO for season premiere bungle"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-1...emiere/8718624

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Foxtel is shifting the blame to HBO for Monday night's bungled Game of Thrones premiere, saying the US broadcaster was responsible for a worldwide technical glitch.

Customers tuned in to Foxtel's streaming service Foxtel Now to watch the much-anticipated seventh season premiere, only to be met with an error message.

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Old 18th July 2017, 12:44 PM   #1687
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So only GOT didnt work or was the whole foxtel now service down?

I wonder how many of these unhappy amateur social-commentators were on the free trial?
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Old 18th July 2017, 12:53 PM   #1688
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So only GOT didnt work or was the whole foxtel now service down?

I wonder how many of these unhappy amateur social-commentators were on the free trial?
Was only the live stream AFAIK. The On Demand worked fine for me last night. Might be some validity in a HBO problem.

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it costs a fortune(compared to other streaming services)
Unbelievably, it's one of the cheapest now. Costs more the more channels you want of course...
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Old 18th July 2017, 1:35 PM   #1689
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So the foxtel stream uses HBO servers or something?

Considering its standard definition I don't see how, HBO is 1080p.

I think its all Foxtel's fault.
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Old 18th July 2017, 1:37 PM   #1690
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So the foxtel stream uses HBO servers or something?

Considering its standard definition I don't see how, HBO is 1080p.

I think its all Foxtel's fault.
The way they blamed HBO you would think so, but i doubt it, they would have their own hosted source files i imagine and their system just shit itself under load.

I think this sums it all up

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-1...ailure/8718624

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Old 18th July 2017, 6:11 PM   #1691
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Talk about some incredibly bad timing! How did you go in the end?
i tried to watch the "anytime" at around 10pm but fell asleep, need to be up @ 5:30 for work, am gonna watch it in a minute
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So only GOT didnt work or was the whole foxtel now service down?

I wonder how many of these unhappy amateur social-commentators were on the free trial?
the whole lot was down for me, i couldnt log in so cant use it, well, i could've watched sky news....

heaps were i reckon, i love how they were on twitter "omfg i signed up today for 2weeksfree Got, AND I CANT GET IT!!" nerdrage, try having actually paid money for it!
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The way they blamed HBO you would think so, but i doubt it, they would have their own hosted source files i imagine and their system just shit itself under load.

I think this sums it all up

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-1...ailure/8718624

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it certainly does, all the more reason HBO should sign up with netflix, if they had GoT i'd be back there in a second

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Unbelievably, it's one of the cheapest now. Costs more the more channels you want of course...
$54 per month for GoT & TWD(drama), docos, and sport + adverts, omfg the adverts

its expensive.
they need to deliver a much higher quality of service, and may have done too much damage this time
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$54 per month for GoT & TWD(drama), docos, and sport + adverts, omfg the adverts

its expensive.
they need to deliver a much higher quality of service, and may have done too much damage this time
Well like I said, the more packs, the more expensive. Foxtel Now starts at 10 bucks for the cheapest package. $15 for GOT and TWD.
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Old 19th July 2017, 1:27 PM   #1693
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So the foxtel stream uses HBO servers or something?

Considering its standard definition I don't see how, HBO is 1080p.

I think its all Foxtel's fault.
i was able to watch the new game of thrones via my HBO account with no problems at all and i didnt hear anything about HBO customers having any problems with it. highly likely that foxtel are making up a story.
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i was able to watch the new game of thrones via my HBO account with no problems at all and i didnt hear anything about HBO customers having any problems with it. highly likely that foxtel are making up a story.
That wouldn't be like Foxtel, how dare you.
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Old 20th July 2017, 6:50 AM   #1695
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I certainly hope that borrowed time extends until we have decent internet and decent streaming services. Because right now, Foxtel satellite is unfortunately the only place I can watch all the sports I like and the shows I want. If I collected up memberships for everything I want to watch, and tried streaming them atm... my internet couldn't cope, and it would be dearer.
Obviously Australia's internet isn't quite ready for everyone. Streaming will become dominant once NBN is "complete" probably 5 years from now. Great improvements in compression also means video quality and bandwidth required to deliver it has been substantially reduced in recent times. As an example a DVD disc can hold a Netflix quality 1080p movie on it. Data links haven't needed to become faster to deliver 1080p video. 15 years ago watching 1080p on an ADSL link would have been considered impossible for the majority.
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