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albreznick
albreznick
11/28/2013 | 12:44:42 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
It's interesting to see how this thread led to Australian football. Doesn't anybody care about the NFL anymore? Or even the CFL for that matter?
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
11/27/2013 | 12:38:24 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
Hey RClark...yeah I know...but my teams have been up there for quite a few years.  I started as a Saints fan when I chose them by staying in St Kilda and had no better reason.  Then I was in Perth and met the fiance of the top Eagles player.  She said that I had to support them as well and here I am.  The Swans are a nice team too...is it weird to have three teams? BTW the rates aren't bad for watching AFL online.  I started with a Telstra account but now AFL has its own "channel" - http://afltv.afl.com.au/.

It is too bad that the AFL has taken so much from the NFL and NBA with respect to broadcasts.  I think that the MLB has it right...sell online subscriptions to anybody who wants to pay regardless of location.  Maybe the AFL, NFL and NBA will follow the MLB???
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
11/27/2013 | 12:32:55 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
I haven't thought about Slingbox in years...I will look into it!
R Clark
R Clark
11/27/2013 | 3:26:37 AM
Re: Let me buy what I want
Do you follow the Saints AND the Eagles, Liz? Can't you find a team that's somewhere in the top half of the comp?

Just about every AFL media/marketing idea has been poached from NFL and NBA, ironic given how aggressively it protects its own IPR. It has its own cable channel on Foxtel (owned by Telstra & Murdoch) in Oz. In Asia, the Australian TV network broadcasts some games for free - the rest I can watch online.

Get on the Swans for 2014.

 

 

 
MordyK
MordyK
11/27/2013 | 1:09:02 AM
Re: Let me buy what I want
Been to a coupla games when I was in Australia but I kinda lost contact with it aside for when I accidentally walked into a bar with a freind that's catered toward Aussie's and a game was on.

Netflix's surpassing of HBO in terms of total subs might be the trigger for web based OTT subscriptions to finally be implemented by the "important" channels.

BTW another option is to install a Slingbox and stream games from it as a server.
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
11/26/2013 | 9:24:56 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
Mordy...are you an AFL fan?? If so...go Saints and Eagles!!!  If not...well give it a try...it is truly exciting.  I hope that the NFL follows suit EXCEPT that it allows us to watch it inside the US via subscription. I think that the AFL has learned from the NFL and the poor Aussies cannot subscribe via the internet, only outside of Australia.  Bootleg video is all the rage! 

See Comcast, TWC, et al...this is how you LOSE subscribers, they switch to crummy video broadcast illegally from some remote village in eastern Europe.
MordyK
MordyK
11/26/2013 | 8:08:30 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
Cheerio mate!
Liz Greenberg
Liz Greenberg
11/26/2013 | 8:01:25 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
I know Mordy but I need NFL.tv too and that doesn't exist yet.  Once it does I won't be able to find my cable cutters fast enough!  I already subscribe to Aussie Rules Football via the internet!
MordyK
MordyK
11/26/2013 | 4:36:45 PM
Re: Let me buy what I want
Liz, Get an MLB.TV subscription and use a proxy for in-home games, and dont tell anybody I told you to do that :)
brookseven
brookseven
11/26/2013 | 4:32:25 PM
Re: Some improvement
Project Pronto required SBC (at the time) to sell bitstreams in a neutral way out of Central Offices to anyone who wanted to buy them.

You are thinking of the DLC unbundling aspects of Pronto as a bigger deployment model, which it was not.

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