Season 2012 Broadcast Pricing Guide

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by The_Wookie, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. The_Wookie

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    What with all the different packages and providers available this year, I thought Id list what was available in Australia. Please note the AFL website has not been updated since last year for International partners.

    Free to Air TV

    Provider: Channel 7 (exclusive)
    • 3 matches per week LIVE, 1 on delay (saturday afternoon) on channel 7
    • Matches will differ depending on the state you live in per antisiphoning rules. This means some matches shown in Victoria featuring Melbourne clubs may not be shown in other states where home clubs will feature in at least two of those FTA games. Check the AFL broadcast guide for details.
    • Broadcast guide: here
    Internet and PC Coverage

    Provider: Bigpond AFL
    • Cost: Free, but data charges apply for non telstra customers
    • see here for details
    • Replays, all games but no live football (IIRC its 12 hour delay)
    • unmetered for Telstra Bigpond Customers and NextG, 4G handset owners
    • May be limited in availability outside Australia
    Provider: LiveAFL.tv (http://www.afl.livesport.tv/)
    • Cost: The AFL lists the subscription cost at $US19.95
    • Available in Europe, Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Africa and New Zealand.
    • live matches, full match replays, match highlights, post match interviews
    • Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, and Canada will have access to live streams of five matches per week, with the remaining three matches available on delay.
    • Europe, Africa and New Zealand will have access to live streams of eight matches per week
    * We can now confirm that they are showing the NAB Cup

    Provider: Optus TV Now
    • Cost: Free, but must be an Optus 3G customer.
    • FTA channels only. (4 games per week limited to state you live or a registered in)
    Mobile Coverage


    Optus TV Now
    • Provider: Optus
    • Cost: Free
    • see here for details
    • FTA (Channel 7) coverage on 90 second delay
    • 4 matches per week on 90 second delay (does not feature Fox or Telstra exclusive matches)
    • can be recorded for later viewing
    • up to 45 minutes recording space free
    • up to $10 per month for 20 hours recording
    • data free on the Optus network when using TV Now app
    • must be a current Optus 3G customer to access service
    • FTA viewing only applicable to state customer lives in or is registered in.
    • can be replayed through PC
    *Note this service is currently subject to legal challenges in the Federal Court.


    AFL Live
    • Provider: Telstra Mobile
    • Cost: $5 per game, $10 per month, $50 per season
    • ALL games live or virtually live
    • Includes NAB Cup
    • data free on the NextG network
    • Live game radio
    • on demand replays
    • live stats and scores
    • included Free if you have Foxtel from Telstra (not Foxtel from Foxtel or Tbox)
    • must be a Telstra NextG or 4G customer to subscribe
    Pay TV

    Provider: Austar (Foxtel from Austar)
    • Costs: $64.50 per month on a 12 month contract
    • All matches except the Grand Final live
    • Dedicated Foxfooty channel during the season
    • Package includes starter ($43) and Sports ($18)
    • limited availability (sattelite coverage outside of Cable areas only)
    Provider: Foxtel (from Foxtel)
    • All matches except the Grand Final live
    • Dedicated Foxfooty channel during the footy season
    • Includes the NAB Cup, exlusive to Foxtel except for the final.
    • Starts February 17th
    Costs: see here for more details
    $81 per month on a 12 month plan (currently includes FREE installation)
    • 12 dedicated sports channels, including foxfooty
    • Plus 45 popular FOXTEL channels
    • 12 Channels of Brilliant HD including Foxfooty
    • Pause, rewind and record with FOXTEL iQHD
    Provider: Telstra (Foxtel from Telstra)
    • See here for details
    • Cost: $77 per month for first 6 months, $92 for the last 6 months
    • Comes with free AFL live mobile NextG or 4G pass (worth $50)
    • All games live except Grand Final
    • Includes Foxfooty from February 17th
    Tbox

    Provider: Telstra (Foxtel on Tbox)
    • More details here
    • Cost: $49.50 per month
    • All NINE games live
    • Requires T-box ($299 installed from Telstra)
    • Note AFL Play is not yet listed as available on the Telstra website

    Xbox

    Provider: AFL Play (Foxtel on Xbox)
    • 8 matches live, except for the Grand Final
    • Does not include the match that is broadcast for Telstra mobile and tbox customers
    • NAB Cup matches exclusive to Foxtel (Final also on FTA)
    • Starts February 17th
    • Requires Xbox and Broadband connection
    Costs :
    • See here for more details
    • Requires Xbox live GOLD pass (see below)
    • Requires Starter ($19) and Sport ($10) packs
    • can be done monthly or for the season without contract
    • $49.50 per month for AFL Play ($20). Note: it works out this way whether on monthly or season pass.
    Xbox Live Gold Membership (see here for details)
    (must have before you can get Foxtel on Xbox)
    • $79.95 per 12 months
    • $29.95 per 3 months
    • $10.95 per month
    Effective total ~$60.00 per month.



    If Ive left anything out please feel free to let me know
     

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  2. da_champ

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    Great post. Will let people weigh up all of their options.

    Just a couple of errors:
    -Channel 7 (or 7mate) will not show all four games LIVE in VIC/SA/WA
    -FOOTY PLAY on T-Box is the exact same as the one on Xbox and will therefore only also show 8 games per round LIVE. Foxtel does not have broadcast rights to the LIVE Seven feed for its IPTV services. All they can legally do is rebroadcast what 7 is showing. As Channel 7 is broadcasting the Saturday afternoon game on a 90 minute delay in Melbourne, this is also when it will be shown on Foxtel IPTV. As Foxtel have to take the 7 FTA feed, this means that for these games you will also get advertisements after each goal.

    There is more info available about IPTV broadcast blackouts here:
    http://www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/blackout/default.htm

    PLEASE NOTE that what is mentioned above regarding Foxtel ONLY concerns the T-Box and Xbox services. Subscribers to the traditional satellite/cable Foxtel platform will have access the FOX FOOTY Channel and will receive all 9 games LIVE each week, uninterrupted siren to siren, as well as all the other bells and whistles.
     
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    Just to clarify.
    For Victorian FTA viewers, 3 games will be live.
    The Saturday afternoon game will be on a 60-90 min delay on Seven.
     
  4. The_Wookie

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    Im told that Footy broadcast on tbox is slighjtly different to the one on xbox. The xbox operation cant get the rights to the Telstra broadcast game (the 9th game), the tbox can since this was specifically part of its bid. This may not necessarily be part of the AFL Play offering, but is being included in the sports package.
     
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    Wookie, in the Telstra mobile section you have stated it is included for free for Foxtel from Telstra customers - is that for new and existing customers or new customers only?
     
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    That I couldnt honestly tell you, however from everything ive read its applicable to this offer for new telstra supplied foxtel customers, although it be a case for existing that you may need to upgrade to the Sports Value Pack if you dont already have it.
     
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    For all those in the UK, looks like there are some issues with liveafl.tv . Not sure what sort of coverage we are going to get this season.
     
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    yeah I started to do the international stuff and then realised its all over the place so i left it at liveafl.tv and even that Im not sure of. Im told ESPN probably wont cover it any more, and the status of US and canadian broadcasts is uncertain.
     
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    Yeah, liveafl.tv redirects to livesport.tv and on this, there is no mention at all that AFL will be covered in 2012.

    There are plenty of ex-pats I know that have subscribed to the liveafl.tv channel and as of today, there is not a single content piece available (even past games and news pieces).

    I have asked for a refund if coverage has gone for good.

    ESPN is a massive worry as well. No real mention of coverage on ESPN.co.uk

    Looks like with all the domestic coverage changes, the international coverage (at least outside of Asia) is pretty awful, leading us to look at other avenues
     
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    If they had half a brain the AFL and Telstra would extend AFL live coverage to the internet outside of Australia
     
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    FOXTEL pricing is partially correct.

    Get Started + Sport is $61 per month (without iQ).
    Get Started + Sport + iQHD + HD is $81 per month.

    Worth asking if there's any special offers to sign up, you might get it a bit cheaper!:)
     

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    i'm happy to be proven incorrect, but i'm pretty certain that this whole paragraph is wrong. (not that i care, i did away with Foxtel IP TV at it's ridiculous price)
     
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    They did try this about 4 years ago I think. It was absolute rubbish. The stream was pausing, buffering, etc. Killed the viewing of the game completely.
     
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    The Foxtel website is a joke.

    I wanted to sign up for the xbox pack, im already a XBL gold member
    But the foxtel site constantly freezes up on the last payment bit :mad: been trying for days but it still isnt fixed.....would've been better if you could register straight through your xbox.

    Love the no lock in contract idea for this.
     
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    Just confirmed with www.liveafl.tv that they have the whole NAB cub live. That covers Europe. :thumbsu:
     
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    Cheers, will update OP now.
     
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    Can now state that this is new customers only.
    from http://www.telstra.com.au/latest_offers/afllive/?ti=TR:TR:Jan12:afl:corporatehome:banner
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    According to the USAFL anyway





    registration here



    ref: http://www.usafl.com/node/24831
     
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    What quality is liveafl.tv like?
     
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    Good news! Was afraid what kind of coverage we were going to get this season :thumbsu:
     
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    http://www.afl.livesport.tv/home are showing all nine games each round live!

    *(This was changed on the 16th of March)

    This is open to anyone outside of Australia and New Zealand.

    UK pass price for one year is £64.99. Streaming is very good, and quality is very good as well.

    And in regards to TV in the UK and Europe, ESPN UK has coverage again, but FOUR games each week instead of 2 or 3 like last year.

    United Kingdom & Ireland - ESPN provides AFL fans in the UK and Ireland access to live and exclusive coverage of four matches every week of the home and away season, finals series matches and the Toyota AFL Grand Final, plus the action-packed weekly highlights program.