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Never rented before - cable or ‘sky’ tv?

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Hi all,

 

We’ll be arriving in Sydney May sort of time and renting a 2/3 bed house in greater Sydney. We’ve never rented before only owned and I have a bit of a random question.

Do renters usually get to choose what cable or satellite provider to go with? Like the uk equivalent of choosing sky over virgin ? I’m only aware of foxtel over there.

I know it’s not an important question but one I find myself pondering

Thank u

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No, you won't get to choose and I'm surprised you get the choice in the UK - how does that work?   

Here, if a home has cable installed, that's what you get. If it has satellite installed, that's what you get.  Some places will have neither. 


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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50 minutes ago, scubacam said:

 

Hi all,

 

We’ll be arriving in Sydney May sort of time and renting a 2/3 bed house in greater Sydney. We’ve never rented before only owned and I have a bit of a random question.

Do renters usually get to choose what cable or satellite provider to go with? Like the uk equivalent of choosing sky over virgin ? I’m only aware of foxtel over there.

I know it’s not an important question but one I find myself pondering emoji848.png

Thank u

 If there is a cable installed I suppose it is up to you to choose the provider.

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No, you won't get to choose and I'm surprised you get the choice in the UK - how does that work?   
Here, if a home has cable installed, that's what you get. If it has satellite installed, that's what you get.  Some places will have neither. 

Because I own my home so we installed sky

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8 minutes ago, scubacam said:


Because I own my home so we installed sky

Ah, I thought you meant renters got a choice


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Most tv services can be got via your internet connection, it will depend what you like to watch and which sports you follow.  We took the old dish down as we don’t need it.


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TV Services available via the Internet in Australia (before you even start looking at what you can get from overseas by using a VPN) include:

Subscription Services:

Foxtel Now     https://www.foxtel.com.au/now/home.html

Netflix             https://www.netflix.com/au/

Stan                https://www.stan.com.au

Disney+          https://www.disney.com.au/news/disney-plus-sneak-peek-australia

Amazon Prime    https://www.primevideo.com/   

Apple TV         https://www.apple.com/au/tv/

Kayo Sports   https://kayosports.com.au/  (which I believe is the same Sports package as on Foxtel Now but without the other programming - so presumably currently nothing to watch?)

Optus Sport   https://sport.optus.com.au/  (this is a different range of Sports from Foxtel and includes the EPL and Champions League - or did when they were playing)

Fetch TV         https://www.fetchtv.com.au/  (they offer their own movies plus some of the other subscription services via their own set top box - useful it you don't have a smart TV)

Telstra TV       https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music (similar to Fetch TV they offer movies plus some of the other subscription channels via their own set top box)

Free To Air:

ABC iview      https://iview.abc.net.au/

SBS on demand  https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

Channel 7       https://7plus.com.au/

Channel 9       https://www.9now.com.au/

Channel 10     https://www.10play.com.au/

The programming on the last 3 on the list is so poor you'll understand why there's so many subscription services!

New Subscription Service coming soon:

Britbox          https://www.britbox.com/   I'm expecting the launch of this to result in the loss of BBC First and UK TV from Foxtel (just as they lost Disney TV when Disney+ launched)

With the market developing as it is I would not invest in installing a dish or cable (unless you're in an area that needs them for your internet access). Foxtel has already lost the Premier League to Optus; it's lost all it's Disney programming to Disney+ and will probably soon loses much of it's UK programming (and Formula 1 will likely set up it's own channel when the current contract expires) so it's range of programming will only continue to diminish.


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