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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2850 on: Apr 15, 2017 at 06:21 PM »
Sky and Solar already have a history of trying to "out-snake" the other.  Some 9 years later, ganun pa rin ang nature ng business relationship nila.  LOL

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2851 on: Apr 15, 2017 at 08:09 PM »
Yup, I didn't like that phrasing either. Translation: Sky is actually telling the subscribers, "pagtiyagaan nyo na lang yung low-res, ad-filled airing ng NBA pati yung mga palpak na commentators namin."   >:( Yun na.

Ako option ko is nba league pass tapos cast sa android box. Mas ok yung hd niya compared sa nba premium. Wala nga lang nba game time.

   

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2852 on: Apr 15, 2017 at 08:38 PM »
Sky and Solar already have a history of trying to "out-snake" the other.  Some 9 years later, ganun pa rin ang nature ng business relationship nila.  LOL

I remember nung playoffs naman ng nfl, biglang nawala ung coverage.. asar lang.. now nba naman.. haha
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2853 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 06:05 PM »
ngayon pa lamang ay naiirita na ako sa boses at mga kwentuhang walang katuturan nila Boom at Benjie Paras at kung sino man ang mga guest commentators during the length of the NBA season.
Delayed broadcast, TV ads to the max at mga komentong walang kinalaman sa basketball :-(
Taena nyo SkyCable!!!

para akong umorder ng CheeseBurger na walang keso, pero husto naman ang binayad ko
Taena nyo ulit SkyCable!!!
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2854 on: Apr 16, 2017 at 10:47 PM »
parang me BTV na sa skycable kaso parang maliit yung screen?  ???
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2855 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 07:59 AM »
nope. blue screen pa rin. with the holidays over, they should dive into their negotiations ásap.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2856 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 12:52 PM »
Nakakatawa tong Sky. Nagtanong ako sa AM ko hanggan kelan contract ko, as I was considering opting out due to this drama with Solar. And they had the gall to threaten me with a preterminationfee of 3k ;D

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2857 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 01:04 PM »
When one party is unable to deliver the object of the contract in this case the several solar channels, then the contract is voidable.   ;D
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2858 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 01:22 PM »
meron pa bang chinese channel sa sky? yung cheapest plan tapos full chinese addon? for my mom..

cheapest plan is 299
dati alam ko meron star movies mandarin add on
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2859 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 01:27 PM »
cheapest plan is 299
dati alam ko meron star movies mandarin add on

nakita ko na.. may chinese select pack 199/mo on top of plan.
bibili..gagamitin..bebenta
after a few months ng
mas mahal pa sa srp..
sino ka? si michael jordan?

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2860 on: Apr 17, 2017 at 01:33 PM »
nakita ko na.. may chinese select pack 199/mo on top of plan.


which is free naman before sa skycable  ::) :o
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2861 on: Apr 18, 2017 at 12:49 AM »
Napansin ko lang parang pareho lang ang schedule ng games na pinapalabas sa NBA Premium TV at S&A. Ang difference lang sa NBA Premium ay HD feed while sa Sports and Action channel ay SD feed.   

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2862 on: Apr 18, 2017 at 10:09 AM »
Napansin ko lang parang pareho lang ang schedule ng games na pinapalabas sa NBA Premium TV at S&A. Ang difference lang sa NBA Premium ay HD feed while sa Sports and Action channel ay SD feed.   
Ok sana kung hind malaking difference e. Kaso, MALAKING difference e ;D

Kapal pa ng mukha ng Sky, may nag ask about rebates sa FB page nila. Sagot ba naman to this effect:

 you can watch it on another channel, therefore no rebates will be given. ;D

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2863 on: Apr 18, 2017 at 10:18 AM »
Ok sana kung hind malaking difference e. Kaso, MALAKING difference e ;D


Watching NBA in SD resolution is downright awful and ugly on a big 4k TV. It's unacceptable to be forced to watch something in SD when subscribers paid for HD channels like NBA Premium.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2864 on: Apr 18, 2017 at 10:25 AM »
Napansin ko lang parang pareho lang ang schedule ng games na pinapalabas sa NBA Premium TV at S&A. Ang difference lang sa NBA Premium ay HD feed while sa Sports and Action channel ay SD feed.   

But you lose yun mga shows like NBA Gametime, Shaqtin a Fool, Open Court, etc.  Lalo na yun Inside the NBA.  Then there are times yun palabas sa BTV wala both sa NBA Premium and ABS CBN.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2865 on: Apr 18, 2017 at 10:34 AM »
and do they replay the games? i usually rely na lang sa replay because of work.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2866 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 01:37 PM »
Excerpt from today's Inquirer Biz Buzz column on the SkyCable-Solar feud. This will likely go to court given the amounts involved, so baka abutin 'to ng taon:

"Biz Buzz learned that Solar had previously entered into a deal with the NBA in 2010 for the former’s right to broadcast basketball games in various platforms. The contract ended in 2014, and a new contract was entered into between Solar, NBA and ABS-CBN. Under the new contract, Solar would continue to broadcast the games over Basketball TV and NBA Premium, while ABS-CBN would broadcast over Channel 2 and ABS-CBN Sports + Action.

And here’s where the problem began. According to Solar, ABS-CBN immediately stopped paying it “carriage fees,” saying that the license fee ABS-CBN paid NBA already included the fees payable to Solar. Uh-oh.

Solar continued to deliver the channels’ content, despite this.

Meanwhile, Solar learned that Sky Cable bundled NBA Premium in a direct-to-home service, which platform was not included in the channel carriage agreements. Solar informed Sky Cable that NBA Premium cannot be offered as part of a subscription plan and demanded that Sky Cable cease such activity.

Not so, replied Sky Cable.

By this time, things were getting out of hand and Solar demanded P321 million worth of unpaid carriage fees from Sky Cable. ABS-CBN came back with a settlement amount of P80 million.

Still no deal.

By February of this year, Solar wrote ABS-CBN again, this time pointing out that the latter’s liabilities had already ballooned to P659 million… to which the country’s largest television network replied that it was willing to pay P111 million.

Still no deal, obviously.

So last week, things came to a head and Solar pulled the plug on its cable feed to Sky Cable. The result: No NBA games for Sky Cable’s irate subscribers."


https://business.inquirer.net/227956/biz-buzz-cable-tv-standoff
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2867 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 01:46 PM »
So 2 separate issues?  ABS CBN not paying Solar the carriage fees (P659M), and Sky bundling NBA Premium to DTH plans (what is the $$$ impact here?).

In this fiasco, Sky and ABS CBN should be treated separately?

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2868 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 01:47 PM »
di ba isa lang me ari ng abs and skycable?
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2869 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 01:54 PM »
^^ Yes, mukhang 'yung non-payment of carriage fees ang main issue. Secondary 'yung pag-bundle ng SkyCable ng Solar NBA channels sa DTH package nila. Lopez companies pareho ang ABS-CBN at SkyCable, baka medyo loose lang pagkagamit ng writer sa "ABS-CBN" pero SkyCable dapat ang party involved sa dispute.
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2870 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 02:02 PM »

Solar continued to deliver the channels’ content, despite this.


Hmmn...why did Solar continue to deliver the channels' content despite having knowledge that Sky had already stopped paying carriage fees? 

Something does not add up, at least based on the quoted news article.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2871 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 02:13 PM »
yep. greed alright.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2872 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 02:14 PM »
Lousy journalism, if writer loosely interchanged the 2.  They are 2 separate legal entities.  ABS CBN cannot be held liable for issues with Sky, and vice versa.

If the article is accurate, why would Solar expect ABS CBN to pay for carriage fees?  It (ABS CBN) already had a direct agreement with NBA.

So what makes sense is that Skycable did not pay the carriage fees?  Did they (Sky) assume they can piggy back  on ABS CBN's licensing agreement with the NBA?

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2873 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 02:36 PM »
Yeah.. dick move by Sky...

If they were informed already that there was a dispute, why continue broadcasting (and accruing more fees)? If there was already a dispute, Sky should have stopped and settled the legalities first. By offering a settlement, Sky acknowledged that Solar was correct.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2874 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 02:48 PM »
Us SkyCable subscribers should be their karma.  We shouldn't pay up, while they continue to provide the feed...  >:D

I'm holding off payment of my bill.  I will likely decide to cut in the next few days.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2875 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 03:43 PM »

By offering a settlement, Sky acknowledged that Solar was correct.

This is a good point.

However, big business contracts usually include a pre-litigation mode of resolving disputes and one of them is settlement. Right now, based on the article, Solar and Sky are still in pre-litigation mode. There are lots of reasons to settle cases, and generally these reasons do not necessarily imply an admission of guilt or a party acknowledging a violation of the terms of contract.

Still, I think both parties are in equal fault. And we, the hapless subscribers, are caught in the middle.  >:(

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2876 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 03:49 PM »
I'm getting a lot of friends request and PM's from people working for Cignal. Most likely they saw my pissed off comments on Sky's FB page and decided to take advantage. Pretty cheap move, as much as I hate Sky right now.

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2877 on: Apr 19, 2017 at 04:08 PM »
Mahirap maging pogi tukayo...  mga female Cignal agents yan...

I'm now inclined to activate the IP based Cignal feed from my Fibr account...

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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2878 on: Apr 20, 2017 at 12:42 PM »
Have a little faith? Ok I just turned on my tv and tada....ch 166 abs s and a, hidef..gsw vs. portland.
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Re: SkyCable HD
« Reply #2879 on: Apr 20, 2017 at 01:19 PM »
Mahirap maging pogi tukayo...  mga female Cignal agents yan...

I'm now inclined to activate the IP based Cignal feed from my Fibr account...
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