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

Skeeve Stevens skeeve+ausnog at theispguy.com
Fri Jan 16 14:15:51 EST 2015

Honestly... (and I expect a negative response to this)... I see FetchTV as
dead...  Even more so than Foxtel - unless they do something quick.  They
are about as relevant as Quickflix.

Nothing against them... but anyone not OTT'ing is dead in my prediction....
Foxtel has at least a massive (declining) customer base... FetchTV will
need to innovate or die... and I don't see them having the funding unless
they team up (Channel 10 is left? But do they have any $$).

If Presto continue to be only on Telstra bandwidth... I would expect ISPs
to advertise against that... and potentially there could be market unfair
advantage here by Telstra.

I understand and agree with what John Lindsay said... but Telstra's
dominance will become an unfair advantage IMHO.



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On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Robert Hudson <hudrob at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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