[AusNOG] Here we go - Presto is now live.

Robert Hudson hudrob at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 12:08:04 EST 2015

FetchTV is picking up a whole range of different channels instead of the
Discovery set.  Whether that's a good or a bad deal is another story - I
note that iiNet/Internode have offered to let people out of contract
without charge (the price also goes up as of February), so I suspect they
feel a good number of customers may see it as a bad deal.

Yes, this means I have FetchTV - given the limitations of the box (1TB hard
drive, and I've not found a way to successfully hack a larger drive in),
I'm watching what's coming closely - FetchTV will have to evolve, or it
will die...

On 16 January 2015 at 12:01, Nick Stallman <nick at agentpoint.com> wrote:

>  This is the major issue, and which is why Netflix will be so important to
> watch since they are the most neutral service.
> It could just be that they get zero content from channel 7 and 9 though.
> I noticed FetchTV was losing the Discovery set of channels as of Feb 1.
> Presto doesn't seem to have any Discovery content either.
> Does anyone know what is going on there? Did one of these new players get
> exclusivity?
> On 16/01/15 11:53, Robert Hudson wrote:
> I have to say, this doesn't excite me considerably.
>  The reason - the programming (or lack thereof) - I found there were more
> things that I'd want to watch that aren't on this service than things that
> are on this service.  Maybe they'll add more stuff (and broaden what's
> available) over time - but I don't see that each channel selling online
> access to their own content on their own paid service being particularly
> valuable.  I'd much rather pay for a service that takes contents from
> multiple channels/networks and makes it all available to me in one place.
>  It's widely acknowledged by everyone BUT the content owners that the
> reason that people pirate their content is that they make it so damned
> difficult to access that it's easier to pirate it than jump through the
> hoops of acquiring it legally.  In my mind, at this stage, this service
> doesn't fix that unless all you're interested in is content that
> Fox/Channel 7 have rights to.
> On 15 January 2015 at 23:34, Skeeve Stevens <skeeve+ausnog at theispguy.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>  So, here we go... the first of the three are now online.
>>  Foxtel & Channel 7's Presto has launched - https://www.presto.com.au/
>>  News Release:
>> http://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/presto-entertainment-launches-for-1499-a-month/story-fn8tnfhb-1227185706539
>>  TV only - $9.99
>> Movies only - $9.99
>> Both - $14.99
>>  I've just signed up to give it a test.  I love one question on the
>> signup "I don't want my information passed to our Foxtel Partners (Telstra
>> and News Ltd)." - Love it - TICK!
>>  One note at the bottom of the news article was interesting: "The joint
>> venture between Foxtel and Channel 7 is still awaiting regulatory approval
>> via the ACCC."  Waiting approval but launched?
>>    ...Skeeve
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