Sky and Vodaphone

The Commerce Commission has turned down an application for Sky and Vodaphone to merge. I think that is a good move – giving preferential treatment to one service provider in order to get sport on TV would not be a good thing.

Sky will now have to look at modernising their thinking. It is ridiculous to force subscribers to pay for a lot of crap just so they can watch a few games of rugby.

Their pay-per-day Fan Pass is too expensive, although you can watch the Chiefs versus the Highlanders today for a special price of $5.0o – I’d watch quite a bit at that price but their usual $14.95 is a deterrence.

Sky need to make major changes or they will drop the ball they are already fumbling.

9 Comments

  1. Noel

     /  February 24, 2017

    When I was with Sky alone it cost me 15 dollars more. The box hire cost . Wonder if they had been successful would that discount continue?

  2. Gezza

     /  February 24, 2017

    When I saw PG’s headline I thought this was going to be a gossip magazine-style love story about two sets of celebrities’ children who’ve just partnered up. 😳

  3. In a so-called ‘Free Market’, what does “not good for competition” mean?

  4. John Schmidt

     /  February 24, 2017

    Well it looks the problem is clearly brand recognition Vodaphone or Vodafone.