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Offline Da Judge

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« 2009-Aug-17, 10:12 PM Reply #50 »
You posted first Steve, so I merged the other with yours    emthup  

Maybe you could modify and change the title.
When I first looked I thought it was the name of a race    :lol:     :lol:     :lol:  


imbo   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:

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« 2009-Aug-17, 10:13 PM Reply #51 »
You're a good man OL! Let me know if that title doesn't do the job.

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« 2009-Aug-17, 10:18 PM Reply #52 »
looks beautiful Steve  :beer:

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« 2009-Oct-06, 01:26 PM Reply #53 »

Punters To Pay For New Racing Channels

  Story By Racing Editor Chris Scholtz  
   


Tuesday, 6 October 2009: Punters will be asked to pay for new premium racing channels to be introduced to the Australian market next year.

Sky Racing will launch two new channels in the first half of 2010 through Foxtel and Austar that will expand coverage of the three racing codes.

Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Racing World will give subscribers the choice of watching the best racing across the three codes.

The pricing structure for the new channels will be announced at a later date but the costs will subsidised for TAB account holders with the aim of extracting fees from punters who bet with corporate bookmakers.

Tabcorp managing director of wagering Robert Nason said the fees will ensure some cost contribution to racing vision is made by customers of wagering operators who currently get a free ride on the racing industry.

“Sky Racing intends to create a platform for the presentation of racing that provides punters with choice and gives all racing codes the opportunity to present their product,” Nason said.

“We will deliver what many regular punters have been asking for.”

Sky Racing 1 and Sky Racing 2 will be the core wagering channels and will provide vision of all races.

The launch of Sky Racing 2 will de-congest the existing racing schedule on one channel and allow for expanded coverage of more domestic and international races and premier harness and greyhound events.

Sky Racing World will deliver a dedicated presentation of thoroughbred racing from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore and overnight racing from United Kingdom, South Africa and continental Europe.

Commercial venues (TAB agencies, hotels and clubs) will receive Sky Racing 1 and Sky Racing 2.

An advertising code will be introduced by Sky Racing that will apply to all wagering operators, an indication that advertising may be accepted from other betting agencies other than Tabcorp.




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« 2009-Oct-06, 01:30 PM Reply #54 »
There's your headline...

Punters will be asked to pay for new premium racing channels to be introduced to the Australian market next year.

Offline westie

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« 2009-Oct-06, 01:43 PM Reply #55 »
There's your headline...

Punters will be asked to pay for new premium racing channels to be introduced to the Australian market next year.



Sky will have to vastly improve the quality (HD) of vision before I'd pay.  It's absolutely pathetic much worse than FTA.

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« 2009-Oct-06, 02:09 PM Reply #56 »
If I lived on my own I wouldn't even have Foxtel, so I don't think that I will pay for anything extra.

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« 2009-Oct-06, 02:21 PM Reply #57 »
I wonder how much it will be. I am happy with TVN 85% of the time but do like to watch Adelaide on weekends as well.

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« 2009-Oct-06, 02:34 PM Reply #58 »
Hooroo Foxtel

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« 2009-Oct-06, 03:24 PM Reply #59 »
YOU FEEL THAT THE EXTRA CHANNELS WILL BE GREAT TO SHOW MORE NEW ZEALAND DOG AND TROT RACING WHICH IS VERY BORING. NOT DOUBT IT WILL ALSO HELP TO PROMOTE MORE TABCORP MARKETS AND ALSO SHOWCASE THE FRENCH RACING AT STUPID HOURS OF THE NIGHT

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« 2009-Oct-06, 03:28 PM Reply #60 »
YOU FEEL THAT THE EXTRA CHANNELS WILL BE GREAT TO SHOW MORE NEW ZEALAND DOG AND TROT RACING WHICH IS VERY BORING. NOT DOUBT IT WILL ALSO HELP TO PROMOTE MORE TABCORP MARKETS AND ALSO SHOWCASE THE FRENCH RACING AT STUPID HOURS OF THE NIGHT

  :lol:  I am looking forward to watching racing at that hour of the morning from Europe.     emthup   emthup   emthup   emthup   emthup

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« 2009-Oct-06, 03:47 PM Reply #61 »
Anything that involves Robert Nason would have to be a winner  :nowink: .

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« 2009-Oct-06, 03:55 PM Reply #62 »

Sky will have to vastly improve the quality (HD) of vision before I'd pay.  It's absolutely pathetic much worse than FTA.

Westie that may have more to do with Foxtel than Sky? The quality I get from Foxtel is vastly inferior to anything HD on free to air  :chin:

I am on an old box and haven't bothered to upgrade, I don't even have IQ  :shy:

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« 2009-Oct-06, 04:00 PM Reply #63 »
The pricing structure for the new channels will be announced at a later date but the costs will subsidised for TAB account holders with the aim of extracting fees from punters who bet with corporate bookmakers.

Tabcorp managing director of wagering Robert Nason said the fees will ensure some cost contribution to racing vision is made by customers of wagering operators who currently get a free ride on the racing industry.

I can't see how this can work  :what: Surely everyone will just have a TAB account as they couldn't put a turnover % on your discount, that would be akin to encouraging gambling and we all know how that would be seen .......

Offline gratlog

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« 2009-Oct-06, 04:00 PM Reply #64 »
Gintara, wait till they have some deals going and get IQ2.  If you are going to have foxtel you may as well get IQ2.

It is good, especially for recording .

Offline westie

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:10 PM Reply #65 »
Gintara, wait till they have some deals going and get IQ2.  If you are going to have foxtel you may as well get IQ2.


Grats
I have both IQ and IQ2 and subscribe to HD sport using the latter  on a  3yro 40" HD tele.  The IQ is used on a 32" 12 month of Samsung.  The only advantage the IQ2 has over the IQ is the hard drive (double that of the IQ)  I wouldn't bother unless you have a 12/24 month old HD tele. 


Specials are available now for upgrades to IQ & IQ2 with the new programs / channels. 

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:19 PM Reply #66 »
Wonder where we'll find the Sydney and Melbourne metro meetings.

TVN hold the trump card with these meetings.

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:20 PM Reply #67 »
I watch a lot of recorded shows to avoid the ads, so find the IQ2 better for that reason.
As you know, you can record two shows at the same time and while doing that watch a third show.

Who would have thought that you could do that years ago.

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:25 PM Reply #68 »
DD,do you record the Sydney and Melbourne races , or just Brisbane ?

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:27 PM Reply #69 »
I record everything, mate.  Ya never know when someone will leave out an apostrophe. lol.

But I keep just Qld (for obvious reasons).

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:27 PM Reply #70 »
Just got a letter today to say our foxtel is going up by $4 a month.  emthdown

OK it mightn't sound like much but it does all mount up

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:49 PM Reply #71 »
Honestly I don't know how many people can afford...I shell out for broadband and that's enough for me.

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« 2009-Oct-06, 05:55 PM Reply #72 »
Steve, for people like me it is cheap enough. I'm in my sixties and due to medical reasons hardly ever go out.  I think the last time we went to the movies it was to see MacKenna's Gold   :biggrin:
I don't drink or smoke and I'm only a minimum bet punter so $40 a week that Foxtel costs me is really cheap entertainment.


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« 2009-Oct-06, 06:00 PM Reply #73 »
Steve, for people like me it is cheap enough. I'm in my sixties and due to medical reasons hardly ever go out.  I think the last time we went to the movies it was to see MacKenna's Gold     :biggrin:   
I don't drink or smoke and I'm only a minimum bet punter so $40 a week that Foxtel costs me is really cheap entertainment.



Thats what I remind myself, If I to go to the events that I am getting on FOXTEL, I mean how much would it cost to go to every footy game in Sydney and Newcastle on any weekend ?

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« 2009-Oct-06, 06:24 PM Reply #74 »
Sky deal a surprise to some


SYDNEY, Oct 6 AAP - The shareholders in thoroughbred racing channel TVN have been taken by surprise by Sky Channel's announcement of two new racing channels on Foxtel.
However they have stopped short of declaring a TV war as happened a few years ago when the race clubs fought for control of the vision from racetracks.
The TAB-owned Sky announced on Tuesday it had entered into a deal with PayTV provider Foxtel for another two channels to be known as Sky Racing 2 and Sky Racing World.
The channels will be available to hotels, clubs, TABs as well as homes.
Sky Racing1 and Sky Racing2 will also showcase the premier harness and greyhound events while Sky Racing World is aiming to provide a superior presentation of thoroughbred racing.
"Sky Racing intends to create a platform for the presentation of racing that provides punters with choice and gives all racing codes the opportunity to present their product," Tabcorp managing director of wagering, Robert Nason, said.
The two Sydney metropolitan race clubs, the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) and Sydney Turf Club (STC) are 50 per cent shareholders in TVN with the Victorian race clubs holding the other half share.
"We will look at what Sky is doing, we haven't seen this before," STC chairman Bill Picken said.
"The most important thing is that we still own the broadcast rights."
Although Nason said he was confident there would be a smooth transition to the new format, AJC vice-chairman John Cornish said many things needed to be considered.
"The potential is there for things to hot up," Cornish said.
The Sky venture is designed to tap into the worldwide television and wagering markets.
TABcorp director of wagering Robert Nason said the time was right to tap into the international market and showcase Australian racing.
Sky Racing has appointed David Raphael to host its thoroughbred component, Adam Hamilton for harness racing and Brendon Damon for greyhounds.
Nason said having three channels would give the customer the choice of what coverage they wanted but it would come at a cost with the payment schedule yet to be decided.
Currently Sky Racing and TVN are included with basic packages on Foxtel.
Race clubs derive their revenue from the distribution of funds from the TAB.


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