because nz tv programmers suck? Because NZ TV programmers hate their viewers? Because you deserve not to watch them? I have no fucking idea why SKY at least are not playing them, but you CAN WATCH HERE AND FUCK THEM.
SO TIVO FLOPPED BECAUSE THEY TOOK AWAY THE ABILITY TO NOT RECORD ADS, WHICH WAS THE MAIN APPEAL OF TIVO. FREVIEW IS A SECOND RATE SERVICE, MAINLY BECAUSE ‘KIDZONE’ AND ‘HEARTLAND’, CHANNELS THAT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FREE ON THE SERVICE ARE NOT AND HAVE TO BE PAID FOR ON SKY TO SEE. AND NOW IGLOO, WHICH SEEMS TO BE TVNZ EXPECTING PEOPLE TO PAY FOR WHAT FREEVIEW SHOULD BE. I GIVE IT 2 YEARS.
What is Igloo?
Igloo is an exciting new pre-pay telly service which offers Kiwis more choice and flexibility than ever before. It’s the first of its kind.
Igloo comes with an easy-to-install set top box with no long term contracts and no termination fees! You pay for what you want to watch when you want to watch it. This is pre-pay TV!
Igloo offers a great range of free to air channels and pay television channels, plus over a 1,000 pay-on-demand titles to choose from and live pay-per-view sporting events too.
Even if you don’t buy the 11 channel pack you can still use your Igloo set top box to watch all of the free to air channels, and you can still purchase any of the great live pay-per-view sporting events and/or rent any of the 1,000 plus video-on-demand films and TV episodes. That’s just great flexibility.
Why do we need another TV service?
Because Kiwis have asked for it. (THEY ACTUALLY ASKED FOR A DECENT FREE SERVICE FROM TVNZ, BUT THEY CAANOT PROVIDE ONE SO ARE TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE PAY FOR DECENT TV.)
We’ve just completed 6 months of research where we asked Kiwis about every part of their TV experience, from what they wanted to pay, to what they wanted to watch, even down to the look and feel of the set top box and we took all of that research and created Igloo.
Kiwis want an option between SKY and free to air television – that’s exactly what Igloo is. New Zealanders told us that – as long as it’s flexible and on their terms – there is a market and there is an opportunity in the 50% of households that don’t currently subscribe to pay TV.
Kiwis want a lower price point, more flexibility, and they want choice in the form of additional ‘quality content’ to the free to air channels that they currently receive. We think that Igloo meets all those needs head on.
Igloo is aimed at people for whom TV viewing is occasion-based; they don’t want a long term contract. Consumer research showed us that people want flexibility and choice without the big price tag. That’s a perfect description of Igloo.
The retail price of the set top box is yet to be confirmed but we are aiming to sell it for under $200.