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Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?
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  1. #1
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    Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    I sure hope that they are just not showing their hand right now as not to evoke competition.


  2. #2
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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    Well...I certainly wouldn't lie awake nights worrying about the financial viability of Shaw/StarChoice http://investdb.theglobeandmail.com/invest/investSQL/gx.company_prof?compan y_in=Shaw+Communications

    Warren Buffet didn't buy over 15,000,000 shares of SJR in just because he likes curved dishes

    IMO StarChoice/Shaw are not as aggressive as we would probably like as they are not blowing the budget on marketing.

    Don't forget, Starchoice has to cover only a fraction of ExpressVu's costs as Shaw/Cancom have other revenue streams from many of the feeds.

    In short, IMO StarChoice is laughing all the way to the bank, watching ExpressVu spending $$$$$ in educating the public about DTH. Don't think that all dealer ExpressVu advertising is resulting in system sales for ExpressVu

    .....That's probably more than I should say about that.



    [This message has been edited by Quality Is Job One (edited 09-01-2001).]

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    snoman
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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    Star Choice has a history of playing low key compared to ExpressVu but usually delivers on it's promises.

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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    http://www.kusat.com/forums/Forum1/HTML/009637.html

    Sonman The preview is on but it is SPECIAL

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    Arthur
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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    "Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?"

    I'm afraid they will do as little as possible to compete.

    If not for them being pushed by Xvu's progress I think they would be even more of a cable company than they are now.

    They were the first to offer PPV.
    I guess we will have to wait to see if they can get their dual sat working before Nimiq2.

  6. #6
    snoman
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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    SC:
    First to use FSS satellites for DTH in Canada
    First with PPV
    First successful CDN DTH company
    First HD provider in North America
    First dual sat provider in Canada
    First to use an elliptical dish in North America

    BEV:
    First to use a DBS satellite in Canada
    First to offer a PVR in Canada
    First to offer porn in Canada
    First to offer CI in Canada
    First to use an 18" dish in Canada

    Both companies have had a lot of firsts including screwups.

    SC:
    First to screw up HD
    First to screw up their IPG

    BEV:
    First to screw up repoints
    First to screw up Dolby AC3



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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    I think they will deliver but it may be delayed somewhat because of the problem with french subs/upgrade. SC has been quite too long compared to Bev which shows with Bevs higheer sub rate. I disagree with Arthur over Sc being like a cable company, the same as I would disagree with Bev being like a telephone company. Those are just their mother comapnies so to say. What I would like to know is when will new subs taper off.
    I suspect both companies have about 1.5 million subs between them with Bev ahead for now. Last time I firgued it out, it accounted for about 16% of homes in Canada and this number conitues to rise each month.At some point , the subs base will have to stop growing but at what percentage of the Canadian market. How much of the market share will the both satellite compaines have, 50%, 75% 30 %?

    [This message has been edited by davidnb (edited 09-02-2001).]

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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    Snoman,
    Not to start any big fisticuffs, but there is a difference between being the first to offer a PVR capable receiver and the actual launch of the service itself.

    Well said though, both companies have brought a change in the way cable companies to business. I do share the same concerns over SC laid back approach, but I would rather results over hype anyday(not a shot at Express Vu).

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    Arthur
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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Joshua Tree:

    I would rather results over hype anyday(not a shot at Express Vu).
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    LOL
    sounds more like a shoot at *C's future of tv

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    Re: Who thinks Star Choice is going to come through?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Geneva, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Joshua Tree:
    [B]but there is a difference between being the first to offer a PVR capable receiver and the actual launch of the service itself.
    B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Since You are not Expressvu subscriber.
    You don't have access to channel 198..
    so, you didn't see the press conference.

    PVR will launch before you know it.

    IN Visions stores there are demo's already.

    PVR's launch date (mentioned in August 7th conference is 1 month from that date)

    So, stop being in denile..

    SC's TIVO plan, i like it, because the Search and Season pass feature.. AND TEAM UP with AOL, kind of the AOLTIVO with keyboard.


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