TV Talk: 2 November 2015

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Regan is one of the co-founders of Throng Media.
If they're on, I'm usually watching Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, 24, Battlestar Galactica, The X Factor, Survivor, House of Cards, Mad Men and the NRL.
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  • Simon Green

    Foxtel (Australia) have just lost the Premier League rights to Optus. Seems like a mirror of what happened in NZ a few years ago. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2015/11/foxtel-loses-premier-league-rights-to-optus.html

    • Mike

      This is very interesting. Does this mean that Optus is getting back into paytv? Or is it going to be a foray similar to Lightbox Sports? It is already partnered with FetchTV in terms of media for its broadband subscribers but this is an Optus bid not a FetchTV bid.

      At $50m for 3 years that suggests NZ rights might be $9m for the same 3 year period. Does PLP have that sort of cash to throw around?

      • Simon Green

        Who knows what Optus’s plans are, they haven’t publicly announced any details yet. I imagine it will be like the Fanpass (sky nz) model and also the model used by Cricket Australia, where you pay $x for a season pass.

        Fetch TV days are numbered now that iiNet and Internode are no longer selling it. Optus is the only major ISP that still does, I think. I’d be surprised if Fetch TV is around by the end of 2016.

  • Simon Green

    Family Feud to replace Story next year, or maybe the 5:30pm lead in? https://twitter.com/FamilyFeudNZ/status/661022468568543232