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    Default Bye bye Foxtel

    What a great day. It's taken a long time, but I eventually got there thanks to Foxtel themselves....

    Finally, the mrs has agreed that Foxtel has to go...removing the scifi channel, as poor as it became, was the straw that broke the mrs back.....
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enf View Post
    What a great day. It's taken a long time, but I eventually got there thanks to Foxtel themselves....

    Finally, the mrs has agreed that Foxtel has to go...removing the scifi channel, as poor as it became, was the straw that broke the mrs back.....
    Your not the only one. We know 3 families to disconnected from foxtel in the last two months. They say Paying good money for repeats and the cost of living.

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    plenty of reliable iptv options out there....

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    Unfortunately I fear we have gone full circle.

    Netflix was the break away that started the revolution here - providing inexpensive and easy access to huge amounts of quality streaming content.

    The introduction of Kayo meant sport on Foxtel could be streamed without, well, Foxtel - another pivotal point.

    People found they didn’t need Foxtel to get access to sport and content. All was good.

    However over the last ~10 years the streaming market has become fragmented. There is no longer just 1 or 2 streaming services, there are about 15 here in Oz, all with different content. And depending on what your interests are, you need access to more than 1.

    Now ‘Hubbl’ has been recently released. Hubbl just aggregates access to the streaming apps in one interface, but it also provides discounts to the streaming services if you sign up via them. It is essentially just a new age Foxtel. Unfortunately the cost to get access to all content each month is getting into the realms of a Foxtel subscription.

    Which means in many terms we’re back where we started, with one provider able to give us access to everything, for a cost.

    Personally I have found myself back on the torrent sites, especially for TV series. I went a long time without using them, however the influx of digital and on demand content means that torrents are available within hours of the original being released, and in the same high quality.

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    I use this now

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    What is viu.to, Rick? that link only takes me to a login page.
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteramjet View Post
    Unfortunately I fear we have gone full circle.

    The introduction of Kayo meant sport on Foxtel could be streamed without, well, Foxtel - another pivotal point.

    People found they didn’t need Foxtel to get access to sport and content. All was good.
    Kayo is so amateurish, it almost acts as an incentive to go back to Foxtel

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    Got 6 kids. 5 of them have a service each and we share the passwords / logins.

    I am going to get Fetch as well. Gets me ESPN and Watchespn again....

    Football for me is pretty much AFL and NFL...

    AFL = AFL Overseas Gamepass + VPN. Any game, any time, upfront cost.

    NFL = NFL Overseas Gamepass (through DAZN sports). Any game, any time, upfront cost.



    Quote Originally Posted by peteramjet View Post
    Unfortunately I ................................

    Personally I have found myself back on the torrent sites, especially for TV series. I went a long time without using them, however the influx of digital and on demand content means that torrents are available within hours of the original being released, and in the same high quality.
    I concur...it's all there, and no ads.
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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