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Fwoy

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It went from like $9 to $12 a month and has year long new content. Not really the best comparison.
I heard a month or so ago it was going go to 14.99 at the end of the year but I guess that may have been put on hold…
 

99 Problems

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I think all streaming options are looking at pretty substantial increases long term. They offered such a low price to generate market share, but long term it’s just not sustainable. Especially as the cost of the rights to historical shows go up, along with most producing their own content. We’ve been absolutely spoiled for streaming music and tv in terms of price so far, but long term it can only go up.

It looks like Optus have paid more for a product that they already weren’t making money on, and are now having to pass the cost on. It’s up to consumers if they’re happy to pay it or not.
 

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Jatz

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I haven't seen any correspondence from Optus on this - when does the monthly charge get added on?

Also, did we determine who had the rights to the World Cup?
 

Peter Sidorkiewicz

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Don’t know. My Fetch is retail
Can I ask those with Fetch retail boxes. Do you also get the Optus sport tv channels?

I find EPL games streams much better via tv channels than on the optus sport app.

Reason why I am asking is I'm considering canceling my Optus Fetch and just buying a retail one.
 

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Fwoy

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Can I ask those with Fetch retail boxes. Do you also get the Optus sport tv channels?

I find EPL games streams much better via tv channels than on the optus sport app.

Reason why I am asking is I'm considering canceling my Optus Fetch and just buying a retail one.
Yes. Just log in to the app and the channels will appear
 

Cruyff14

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Can I ask those with Fetch retail boxes. Do you also get the Optus sport tv channels?

I find EPL games streams much better via tv channels than on the optus sport app.

Reason why I am asking is I'm considering canceling my Optus Fetch and just buying a retail one.
Retail one?
 

Loonerty

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I think though it's what people deem a priority too.

Complain about an increase to a subscription, but still spend $5 on coffee a day, or buy your lunch every day.

I assume many of us are in the position where we can afford this increase. It doesn't mean it's right, but for a company not to have increased its prices in 6 years, I think that's not bad really in comparison.
It's not being able to afford it as much as it is a ridiculous increase when they have lost a significant chunk of their content.
 

Cruyff14

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It's not being able to afford it as much as it is a ridiculous increase when they have lost a significant chunk of their content.
Yes, but, again, no price increase in the six years since it launched.

But I do agree with what you're saying.
 

Jatz

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They need to get rid of blind auctions, it benefits the PL but ducks over the rights holders. It's not sustainable.
I'm curious as to why it's not sustainable?
 

SM

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I'm curious as to why it's not sustainable?

Because bidders will go big in order to secure the rights and end up overpaying, as Optus has done. In turn that means charging the customer more, which they've done. Which will mean people unsubscribe and Optus lose money on the deal meaning they're less likely to bid anywhere close as much next time.
 

Jatz

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Because bidders will go big in order to secure the rights and end up overpaying, as Optus has done. In turn that means charging the customer more, which they've done. Which will mean people unsubscribe and Optus lose money on the deal meaning they're less likely to bid anywhere close as much next time.
Oh sorry, not sustainable to the rights holders. Yes, agree.

Thought you meant it wasn't sustainable to the PL.
 

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