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The Spark Netflix deal

28 February 2017

Sky TV are moaning that just days after their attempt to get a merger with Vodafone past the regulators failed, Spark and Netflix have done a deal which sees them working closely together as telco and content provider.

Just why is it that one telco (Vodafone) and one content provider (SkyTV) can't get into bed together while another telco (Spark) and another content provider (Netflix) can?

Well that's pretty obvious, perhaps to everyone but an embittered SkyTV.

The VodaSky deal was a merging of the two companies to become a single entity. The SparkFlix deal is simply a reseller arrangement. The difference is like night and day.

However, what I want to talk about today is the rort that this special offer from Spark/Netflix represents.

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkroxs when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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