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Old 18-07-2019, 13:37   #5716
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I'm not talking in riddles: just pointed out you didn't answer the question asked, which is why you've added qualifications into the explaination above. The answer as originally posted doesn't address the question at all.
Well, it does, actually! Why would a non-Amazon subscriber who happened to be a Virgin Media TV customer get the Christmas football at all? I think most people understood my answer.
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Old 18-07-2019, 13:43   #5717
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Well, it does, actually! Why would a non-Amazon subscriber who happened to be a Virgin Media TV customer get the Christmas football at all? I think most people understood my answer.
Let's look at it what was originally said.

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It will be interesting to see if the 2 rounds of Premier League football will be available to Virgin customers and of so at what cost.
If he meant Amazon customers, or any member of the public, why make the distinction at all?

He means Virgin customers. Will they get a special price for the football, not the standard price.
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Old 18-07-2019, 13:51   #5718
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Let's look at it what was originally said.



If he meant Amazon customers, or any member of the public, why make the distinction at all?

He means Virgin customers. Will they get a special price for the football, not the standard price.
I said only Amazon subscribers. That is the answer to the first point.

On the matter of price, I would have thought that was obvious too, for two reasons. Firstly, to get Amazon Prime, you have to subscribe directly, not through Virgin Media. Secondly, yet again, there is no additional cost to get the football if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.

I suspect that in the future, it will be possible to subscribe to all the streaming services through Virgin Media and at a 'bundle' discount, but we are not there yet.
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Old 18-07-2019, 14:09   #5719
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Regarding Netflix the information we've seen (quiet day in the office lol) is Netflix new subscriber base has slowed down, so rather than it being Netflix losing subscribers it is more of a case of the level of new subscribers joining Netflix is what has slowed down.
This is to be expected with any subscription based service they all get a slower new subscriber base eventually.
Another thing with content such as friends and the office leaving NETFLIX USA next year Netflix will have the money from those shows to play with too, i must point out it is only Netflix USA that is affected, those shows are remaining on other regions for now.
Netflix lost 126,000 subscribers in the second quarter in the US.
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I said only Amazon subscribers. That is the answer to the first point.

On the matter of price, I would have thought that was obvious too, for two reasons. Firstly, to get Amazon Prime, you have to subscribe directly, not through Virgin Media. Secondly, yet again, there is no additional cost to get the football if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber.

I suspect that in the future, it will be possible to subscribe to all the streaming services through Virgin Media and at a 'bundle' discount, but we are not there yet.
OB - eventually you give an answer to my question, I believe you are saying the only way for a Virgin customer to get this football will be to subscribe to Amazon Prime?

I was hoping they would bundle it in with the full house package as BT sport is.

A good opportunity for those of us who are sceptical about streaming to try it and see how it works for us - but I'm not paying extra to do that!
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Old 18-07-2019, 15:33   #5721
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OB - eventually you give an answer to my question, I believe you are saying the only way for a Virgin customer to get this football will be to subscribe to Amazon Prime?

I was hoping they would bundle it in with the full house package as BT sport is.

A good opportunity for those of us who are sceptical about streaming to try it and see how it works for us - but I'm not paying extra to do that!
I am sorry if my answer was not explicit enough, Raider. Apologies then to jfman - I thought he was pedantically playing with me.

I do hope that ultimately, Virgin bundle all their streaming services and apply some sort of discount. Free ITV Hub+ and Channel 4+ would be good!
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Old 18-07-2019, 15:55   #5722
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A good opportunity for those of us who are sceptical about streaming to try it and see how it works for us - but I'm not paying extra to do that!
You wont have to pay extra, you can try Prime free for one month.
Just remember to cancel the sub before the month is out.
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Old 18-07-2019, 16:27   #5723
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You wont have to pay extra, you can try Prime free for one month.
Just remember to cancel the sub before the month is out.
True, and if this is your first experience of streaming, bear in mind that Netflix has a much better choice, and all without increased charge over and above the subscription. You can get a free trial with that, too, and it's already on Virgin Media.
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Old 18-07-2019, 16:57   #5724
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Well, it does, actually! Why would a non-Amazon subscriber who happened to be a Virgin Media TV customer get the Christmas football at all? I think most people understood my answer.
Why would Virgin Media customers get BT Sports, some of whom won't pay a single penny to BT across the range of products/services?

It'd be very easy for Virgin to have came to a deal over this considering the rights cost Amazon nothing. Prominent placing of advertising on channel 100, in the EPG, main menu, Virgin press release, Virgin's own advertising during the period emails to customers promoting say, 1 month of free Prime in December.

Alternative idea:

One game each match day on Channel 100, advertising the remainder on Prime.

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Old 18-07-2019, 18:58   #5725
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Why would Virgin Media customers get BT Sports, some of whom won't pay a single penny to BT across the range of products/services?

It'd be very easy for Virgin to have came to a deal over this considering the rights cost Amazon nothing. Prominent placing of advertising on channel 100, in the EPG, main menu, Virgin press release, Virgin's own advertising during the period emails to customers promoting say, 1 month of free Prime in December.

Alternative idea:

One game each match day on Channel 100, advertising the remainder on Prime.
All that is true, but my post was relating to the current position, which is that Amazon will continue to have a direct relationship with Virgin Media customers.

Of course, that could change in the future, and your examples are sound enough, but no such arrangement has been announced yet.
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Old 19-07-2019, 10:02   #5726
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Britbox will cost £5.99 per month and will be available by the end of 2019.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/enter...-arts-49037855
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Are we aware of any cockup with amazon prime? We are almost in August. Are virgin media going to do the ridiculous “September is still summer lolz” move?
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Are we aware of any cockup with amazon prime? We are almost in August. Are virgin media going to do the ridiculous “September is still summer lolz” move?
It is launching on Monday

https://www.virginmedia.com/virgin-t...e-on-virgin-tv
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Britbox will cost £5.99 per month and will be available by the end of 2019.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/enter...-arts-49037855
The vexed question is how long will it survive..
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Will people who currently use services that don't need the TV licence have to get one to use this? If so that adds another £12.80 a month. Not so much of a bargain now.
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