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[Rogers Wireless] Sportsnet ($24.99/month) Goes Direct to Consumers to Target Cord-Cutters

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[Rogers Wireless] Sportsnet ($24.99/month) Goes Direct to Consumers to Target Cord-Cutters

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Launches April 1st

With a subscription to Sportsnet NOW, customers will receive:

-- Live streaming of Sportsnet Ontario, East, Pacific, West, ONE, and 360 – online, on tablets, and through mobile devices

-- Content includes:
· NHL*, MLB, NBA, junior hockey, soccer, tennis, Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, CIS, Tour de France, and much more
· Original programming such as Tim & Sid, Sportsnet Central, Hockey Central, Gotta See It, Misplays, Plays of the Month, and Sportsnet Presents

Pricing:
-- Live streaming for $24.99 (plus applicable taxes) on a month-to-month basis
-- 7-day trial period for new subscribers
-- Included for existing cable, IPTV, and satellite customers

Subscriptions, Downloads, and Devices:
-- Sports fans can subscribe directly to Sportsnet NOW via Sportsnet.ca/NOW, then stream on a PC or laptop from a web browser at now.sportsnet.ca
-- The Sportsnet app will be available via the iTunes App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and compatible with Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, as well as Android mobile and tablet devices. Apple TV and other additional platforms to be announced in the near future for direct-to-consumer purchase.

The video platform for Sportsnet NOW is provided by NeuLion Inc.

*Regional restrictions apply. Content availability subject to change. Visit Sportsnet.ca/NOW for full details.
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Newbie
Jan 2, 2014
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Hahahahahhahaahahahahah that price hahahhahahahahaha
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Dec 22, 2008
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MaximumSpeed wrote: Hahahahahhahaahahahahah that price hahahhahahahahaha
Does that mean to say you know of a cheaper way of getting the same content at the same video quality?
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What a joke, should be $4.99 monthly.. max.
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Oct 1, 2008
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Only one concurrent stream per account, better be forever alone to enjoy this service.
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Price is a joke. As others have said $4.99/month is about right.
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Wow. The price seems excessive. I think they are betting ppl will subscribe for Jays, but for that price I would just get mlb TV assuming they are still not blacking out local Jays game. Last year they didn't
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Sep 9, 2014
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MaxPower19 wrote: Does that mean to say you know of a cheaper way of getting the same content at the same video quality?
At this price, you are much better off actually paying for cable and get TSN AND Sportsnets. Especially if you watch a lot since this will use a lot of your bandwidth and you may go over your cap. This price is insulting and should never ever be in this forum.
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Jan 2, 2014
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MaxPower19 wrote: Does that mean to say you know of a cheaper way of getting the same content at the same video quality?
That means I pay $20 more for cable that includes all their channels plus hundreds more
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Oct 1, 2008
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[QUOTE]Pricing:

Included for existing cable, IPTV, and satellite customers[/QUOTE]

Does this mean if you get the $25 skinny package this service is included? What would be the incentive for someone to pay 24.99 for this service if they can get the basic + this for pretty much the same price? I must be missing something here.
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Feb 1, 2012
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Cheapowill wrote: Wow. The price seems excessive. I think they are betting ppl will subscribe for Jays, but for that price I would just get mlb TV assuming they are still not blacking out local Jays game. Last year they didn't
Are they the seller of mlb tv? If not I bet they will try and black out jays games now that they have their own service. The only reason they haven't done that with the NHL is because Rogers are the ones who sell nhl gamecentre subscriptions in canada.
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markom wrote: Does this mean if you get the $25 skinny package this service is included? What would be the incentive for someone to pay 24.99 for this service if they can get the basic + this for pretty much the same price? I must be missing something here.
Does the skinny package even include any sports channels at all?
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ced2334 wrote: Are they the seller of mlb tv? If not I bet they will try and black out jays games now that they have their own service. The only reason they haven't done that with the NHL is because Rogers are the ones who sell nhl gamecentre subscriptions in canada.
No you subscribe directly with mlb, they drop the price this year too
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Oct 1, 2008
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ced2334 wrote: Does the skinny package even include any sports channels at all?
Nope, I guess when they say included with cable you actually have to have skinny + sportsnet on cable.
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Hahahahhaahahahhahhahaahaha

*deep breath*

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

That price is beyond a joke. Ridiculous.

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