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doyley Apr 9th 2018 12:24 pm

really important issues
 
Tv etc, whats sky like is there other options down there?

Novocastrian Apr 9th 2018 12:27 pm

Re: really important issues
 

Originally Posted by doyley (Post 12478502)
Tv etc, whats sky like is there other options down there?

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bearskin Apr 9th 2018 7:06 pm

Re: really important issues
 
Sky, Netflix, something called Lightbox. A few channels of 'normal' TV.

You can get pretty much anything via the net these days. I can watch BBC or ITV live for example if I choose to.

Clappy Apr 10th 2018 7:48 am

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Originally Posted by doyley (Post 12478502)
Tv etc, whats sky like is there other options down there?

It is still possible to receive TV shows through an old-fashioned TV aerial if anyone still does that these days. That experience is typically described as dire - because the shows are awful and the ad-breaks are long.

There is SKY TV which will show sport and a lot of shows from America and the UK. I don't know how far behind they are on Coronation Street, Eastenders or Last of the Summer Wine, they are a little bit behind but they are shown.

If you live in a city in NZ now there will be high-speed internet available and the Internet can provide TV you want. I have heard that the different service providers don't offer all shows in all places though so there may be some restrictions.

doyley Apr 10th 2018 9:43 am

Re: really important issues
 
We use apple tv here and amazon, but then just have a digibox...

doyley Apr 10th 2018 9:47 am

Re: really important issues
 
Oh and we will be in Auckland, Henderson or hobsonville are 2 places we're looking at...

mikemike Apr 10th 2018 10:10 am

Re: really important issues
 
if using a smart tv/pc

try

https://tvcatchup.com/

for Uk tv

Clappy Apr 11th 2018 6:03 am

Re: really important issues
 

Originally Posted by doyley (Post 12479112)
Oh and we will be in Auckland, Henderson or hobsonville are 2 places we're looking at...

I arranged for Fibre to be connected to my house as soon as it was available in my street, that was 16 months ago. It is not available everywhere yet.

Chorus is the name of the company that provides the network infrastructure, there is a map on their website showing which services are available in specific locations.

https://www.chorus.co.nz/tools-suppo.../broadband-map

Sky TV in New Zealand is a completely different company to Sky TV in the UK so it is similar but not exactly the same.


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