[mythtv-users] Comcast bricked me above 33 so I bricked Comcast with my wallet

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun May 9 22:33:27 UTC 2010

On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 9:34 PM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Ben Kamen wrote:
> Sky is still doing very well over here. The vast majority of people still
> paying them money don't realise they could ditch their Sky and get a freesat
> receiver - and still get enough good programming to keep them happy. The
> mass revolt isn't going to happen, not for a long time. The best we can hope
> for is that enough people slowly decide to tighten their wallets, and Sky
> are forced to be more competitive - but so far, all the evidence points to
> "competitive" == "buy up more 'key stuff'". Ie they go out and buy exclusive
> rights to enough sports events (for example) that anyone keen on sports is
> more or less forced to pay Sky to watch the events.

Here too (NZ). AFAICT 80-90% of people who keep Sky do so to watch
Sport (especially Rugby) which they have a near monopoly on here,
others like things like History, Discovery, Nat Geo, Arts, but they
are in a real minority.I hear so many people say they would give up
Sky if they could watch Super 14 (rugby) and Rugby test matches live
on Freeview.

Luckily NZ has a once in a generation entry to the Soccer World Cup
this year, and it'll be free to air. *Raspberry to Sky*. As will the
Rugby World Cup next year.

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