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    Angry Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1256339

    Any truth in this? Looks like its true? Cancel ISA, now charges for WC06. $10.50 for early bird and $15.75 for late bird!

    Not very impressed!

    Next season, EPL TV rights got changes, dunno how will it affect customers.

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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Now my house no SCV so i need to rent the set top box from them and pay $10.50 per month?


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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Quote Originally Posted by zaxh81
    Now my house no SCV so i need to rent the set top box from them and pay $10.50 per month?
    No leh. According to the article, the $10.50 is on top of the usual sports group charges. Its PPV=Pay Per View. Additional $10.50 to your usual charges from starhub. !@#$%^&*!

    Edit:
    Its a 1 time fee thou.
    Last edited by afbug; 27th March 2006 at 11:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    Next season, EPL TV rights got changes, dunno how will it affect customers.
    I strongly suggest broadcasts of EPL games be cancelled to raise the quality of football watching in Singapore. Cable should broadcast only Spanish and Italian matches.

    Yes, paying another $10.50 sucks

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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Cancel EPL? lol. If want to raise the attendance in SG matches, they gotta do more marketing and buy more quality players.

    Paying $10.50 isn't too bad as its a one time fee but they cancel Italian matches and now they want to charge more for WC 06. If ISA wasn't cancelled, not too bad.

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    not paying

    beauty sleep more important

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    this is a really cheap tactic...feel like cancelling cable tv after this epl season is over...
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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    For what?

    Either watch indonesia ... or P2PTV! FREE!

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    Like the Malaysian minister said, "You can complain till the cows come home, Starhub will not backtrack from its new money making scheme."
    When I do right, no one remembers. When I do wrong, no one ever forgets.

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    Rip Offs!

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    Will the broadcast be commercial free (except during 1/2 time breaks)? Or wil there be sponsor commercial throughout the telecast. If it is the first then $10.50 is cheap, I would prefer to pay $10.50 so as not to have commercials every few minutes throught the games.

    Don't forget it costs Starhub (or whoever) a lot of money for broadcast rights and they have to pay for it somehow, subsctiption fees alone don't come close to covering something like this..
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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Already sign up liow, like or not still want to watch it.
    At least it is for all the games so $10.50 still OK.
    Watch first complaint later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr34mc4st3r
    this is a really cheap tactic...feel like cancelling cable tv after this epl season is over...
    also not using your money...

    heng i dun watch soccer...
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    $0.164 per game - good value
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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Quote Originally Posted by cyber_m0nkey
    Will the broadcast be commercial free (except during 1/2 time breaks)? Or wil there be sponsor commercial throughout the telecast. If it is the first then $10.50 is cheap, I would prefer to pay $10.50 so as not to have commercials every few minutes throught the games.

    Don't forget it costs Starhub (or whoever) a lot of money for broadcast rights and they have to pay for it somehow, subsctiption fees alone don't come close to covering something like this..
    Sure got sponsors. Can only daydream if no sponsors and expect them to broadcast.

    Yes, $10.50 is reasonable, even cheap for all 64 matches. BUT they took away all Italian matches at the start of the season without cutting its subcribtion costs. Just say too EX and now want to charge more. WC02 got no extra charges. Yes, i understand about rising cost but how much can you believe them? Plus, the $10.50 is ON TOP of what you pay for the $15 sports channel.

    They have a point and reason but to do this to their customers, in ONE single season, they will get some backlash.

    But they got the monopoly, lucky them.
    Last edited by afbug; 28th March 2006 at 10:23 AM.

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    I think $10.50 to have the opportunity of watching all the games live is excellent value. They could've charged $100.50 and I would've still paid, as would a lot of people. This is the World Cup, the biggest sports event in the World and in these days of PPV, I would expect to have to pay the provider for the right to watch. Guess I will have one less beer between now and June and save enough to pay for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    http://forums.hardwarezone.com/showthread.php?t=1256339

    Any truth in this? Looks like its true? Cancel ISA, now charges for WC06. $10.50 for early bird and $15.75 for late bird!

    Not very impressed!

    Next season, EPL TV rights got changes, dunno how will it affect customers.
    RTM's TV1 & TV2 will be showing 47 matches...of which 27 will be live. And its FREE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    also not using your money...

    heng i dun watch soccer...
    ya not using my money to pay the cable tv bill..using govt money...lol
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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Lucky Broadband service not only under them else they want to play with the pricing, all sure die. Lucky got Singtel to control them a bit else, we sure be paying $100+ for a 512k access
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    Default Re: Want to watch world cup 06? Its PPV now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Balabong
    Rip Offs!


    What??? Im sorry? how is 10 dollars a rip off? 10 dollars for all the games! Many other companies charge like 50 dollars for this, 10 dollars is the same price as lunch!

    Stop being so cheap!

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