Sommet Strikes Back

By Andrew Reeves

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NZ $49,136 pledged


625 people pledged


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NZ $300,000 minimum target


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Pledges will only be confirmed if the target is reached by: 13/03/2015 at 6:00 PM (NZDT)

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Sommet Strikes Back

Project 2015-02-04 13:33:02 +1300

On 12 December we thought the Sommet Sports dream to have free access to sports for kiwis was over. But thanks to the overwhelming support and determination from our viewers, it seems that might not be the case. We're getting ready to strike back, better than ever, with our crowd.

 

Before we shut down, we had over 4% of the population watching us daily. Our monthly viewing was over 1.1 million which exceeded any other sports channel in New Zealand. And now we want to bring Sommet Sports back, with our crowd.

 

 

What do we need?

We're looking to crowdfund $300,000 to get back up and running, and ensure that we have a sustainable model for the future. This includes setting ourselves back up on the internet, hiring part of our team back, and working on the partnerships we have in train. If we raise $500,000 we'll go on Freeview HD, and at $1.2 million we'll be available on every TV.

 

What next?

 If we can raise $300,000 that will greenlight our plans to bring Sommet Sports back online. Once we hit our goal, it will take four weeks to get everything back up and running with our suppliers (that are on standby - and hopefully pledging!).

 

Who are we?

We're a group of passionate sports lovers, who think everyone from kids to pensioners should have access to free sports TV.  We set up a channel that we would want to watch.

 

Andrew Reeves has been in the IT industry for over 25 years. As a senior executive in one of the largest international IT companies in Australasia, Andrew managed a multi-million dollar budget and over 200 internationally placed staff. 

 

For the last 10 years he has used his business and marketing skills to successfully transitioned into the DVB-T Consumer Electronics/Broadcasting Industry where he established and his Freeview product distributed through the retail sector of New Zealand under the his own brand name Sommet. Understanding the passion New Zealanders have for their sports Andrew entered the broadcasting arena, developing New Zealand’s first free-to-air sports channel – Sommet Sports T V. Andrew leveraged the Sommet brand with over 50,000.00 homes watching Sommet Sports on their Sommet LCD TV or set top box. 

 

Andrew is a sports nut following nearly all sport.  The teams that he follows are: West Ham(EPL), Freiburg (Bundesliga), Adelaide Crows (AFL), Queensland Reds (Super 15) , Brisbane Broncos (NRL) and Cincinnati bengals (NFL).

 

 

Why should you help?

You're already telling us how much Sommet Sports meant to you in the short time it was around. Instead of us telling you why you should help, here are some reasons why people have already pledged to support us:

 

"I'm retired and live on just the pension payment but the range of sports you've brought to us while you were able were exactly my choices. Particularly MotoGP which was outstanding coverage. I'd already set aside $100 as a pledge to get you going from when you mentioned the possibility last year - I wouldn't mind getting nothing in return - but if you're offering a T-Shirt then why not. I've forwarded this email on to my circle of friends so hope you are able to get up and going again. Fingers crossed it's before MotoGP starts again..."

 

What next?

Pledge to our campaign. Share it with your friends. Get in touch with us through the social media links below (or via email). Help us strike back!

    

 

Share these images with the link: bit.ly/sommetsports

 

 

 

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Pledgers 625

Ian Pollard
2015-02-13 18:34:22 +1300

"I love sommet sports there its official lets have some amazing football bundesliga would be nice lots of love ian Pollard"

Ian Macmillan
2015-02-13 18:32:37 +1300

"Go Sommet - love your AFL coverage. MotoGP good too."

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-13 18:30:59 +1300
Jono
2015-02-13 18:30:17 +1300

"Bring back Sommet Sports!"

Jo Marshall
2015-02-13 18:29:00 +1300
Eleni Radel
2015-02-13 18:27:52 +1300

"Hey, all the best for the campaign, hope you get enough to broadcast on TV 24/7 (AFL & Football FTW!)"

Dan Freeman
2015-02-13 18:27:38 +1300

"Lets see more English Championship football!"

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-13 18:27:12 +1300

"Bring back AFL"

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-13 18:25:44 +1300
brian rogers
2015-02-13 18:25:36 +1300
Chris Morris
2015-02-13 18:23:52 +1300

"The only thing worth watching on Freeview :-)"

Paul Cooper
2015-02-13 18:23:32 +1300
Terry Scott
2015-02-13 18:23:17 +1300
Gordon Sim
2015-02-13 18:21:57 +1300

"Please do all we you can to get Sommet back on our televisions. We need to break Sky's monopoly and offer sport to every New Zealander."

Greg Miller
2015-02-13 18:20:31 +1300
Benjamin Duthie-Jung
2015-02-13 18:20:21 +1300
Phil
2015-02-13 18:19:09 +1300
Pete Smith
2015-02-13 18:17:52 +1300

"I want free sports"

Rustle Phillips
2015-02-13 18:16:48 +1300
Andy Holdsworth
2015-02-13 18:16:41 +1300
Malcolm Gee
2015-02-13 18:15:33 +1300

"Lets get minority sport back on the box. "

Lisa Gibbons
2015-02-13 18:14:54 +1300

"BRING BACK SOMMET! Dying to have decent free to air sports available again! (Especially MotoGP!!) Best of luck! - from Lisa & Adam Gibbons"

Trevor Saunders
2015-02-13 18:10:35 +1300
J
2015-02-13 18:09:29 +1300
David Powell
2015-02-13 18:07:08 +1300

"Good to see a photo of Gazza Ablett - Go the Suns!"

Sommet Strikes Back

Project 2015-02-04 13:33:02 +1300

On 12 December we thought the Sommet Sports dream to have free access to sports for kiwis was over. But thanks to the overwhelming support and determination from our viewers, it seems that might not be the case. We're getting ready to strike back, better than ever, with our crowd.

 

Before we shut down, we had over 4% of the population watching us daily. Our monthly viewing was over 1.1 million which exceeded any other sports channel in New Zealand. And now we want to bring Sommet Sports back, with our crowd.

 

 

What do we need?

We're looking to crowdfund $300,000 to get back up and running, and ensure that we have a sustainable model for the future. This includes setting ourselves back up on the internet, hiring part of our team back, and working on the partnerships we have in train. If we raise $500,000 we'll go on Freeview HD, and at $1.2 million we'll be available on every TV.

 

What next?

 If we can raise $300,000 that will greenlight our plans to bring Sommet Sports back online. Once we hit our goal, it will take four weeks to get everything back up and running with our suppliers (that are on standby - and hopefully pledging!).

 

Who are we?

We're a group of passionate sports lovers, who think everyone from kids to pensioners should have access to free sports TV.  We set up a channel that we would want to watch.

 

Andrew Reeves has been in the IT industry for over 25 years. As a senior executive in one of the largest international IT companies in Australasia, Andrew managed a multi-million dollar budget and over 200 internationally placed staff. 

 

For the last 10 years he has used his business and marketing skills to successfully transitioned into the DVB-T Consumer Electronics/Broadcasting Industry where he established and his Freeview product distributed through the retail sector of New Zealand under the his own brand name Sommet. Understanding the passion New Zealanders have for their sports Andrew entered the broadcasting arena, developing New Zealand’s first free-to-air sports channel – Sommet Sports T V. Andrew leveraged the Sommet brand with over 50,000.00 homes watching Sommet Sports on their Sommet LCD TV or set top box. 

 

Andrew is a sports nut following nearly all sport.  The teams that he follows are: West Ham(EPL), Freiburg (Bundesliga), Adelaide Crows (AFL), Queensland Reds (Super 15) , Brisbane Broncos (NRL) and Cincinnati bengals (NFL).

 

 

Why should you help?

You're already telling us how much Sommet Sports meant to you in the short time it was around. Instead of us telling you why you should help, here are some reasons why people have already pledged to support us:

 

"I'm retired and live on just the pension payment but the range of sports you've brought to us while you were able were exactly my choices. Particularly MotoGP which was outstanding coverage. I'd already set aside $100 as a pledge to get you going from when you mentioned the possibility last year - I wouldn't mind getting nothing in return - but if you're offering a T-Shirt then why not. I've forwarded this email on to my circle of friends so hope you are able to get up and going again. Fingers crossed it's before MotoGP starts again..."

 

What next?

Pledge to our campaign. Share it with your friends. Get in touch with us through the social media links below (or via email). Help us strike back!

    

 

Share these images with the link: bit.ly/sommetsports

 

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Ian Pollard
2015-02-13 18:34:22 +1300

"I love sommet sports there its official lets have some amazing football bundesliga would be nice lots of love ian Pollard"

Ian Macmillan
2015-02-13 18:32:37 +1300

"Go Sommet - love your AFL coverage. MotoGP good too."

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-13 18:30:59 +1300
Jono
2015-02-13 18:30:17 +1300

"Bring back Sommet Sports!"

Jo Marshall
2015-02-13 18:29:00 +1300
Eleni Radel
2015-02-13 18:27:52 +1300

"Hey, all the best for the campaign, hope you get enough to broadcast on TV 24/7 (AFL & Football FTW!)"

Dan Freeman
2015-02-13 18:27:38 +1300

"Lets see more English Championship football!"

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-13 18:27:12 +1300

"Bring back AFL"

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-13 18:25:44 +1300
brian rogers
2015-02-13 18:25:36 +1300
Chris Morris
2015-02-13 18:23:52 +1300

"The only thing worth watching on Freeview :-)"

Paul Cooper
2015-02-13 18:23:32 +1300
Terry Scott
2015-02-13 18:23:17 +1300
Gordon Sim
2015-02-13 18:21:57 +1300

"Please do all we you can to get Sommet back on our televisions. We need to break Sky's monopoly and offer sport to every New Zealander."

Greg Miller
2015-02-13 18:20:31 +1300
Benjamin Duthie-Jung
2015-02-13 18:20:21 +1300
Phil
2015-02-13 18:19:09 +1300
Pete Smith
2015-02-13 18:17:52 +1300

"I want free sports"

Rustle Phillips
2015-02-13 18:16:48 +1300
Andy Holdsworth
2015-02-13 18:16:41 +1300
Malcolm Gee
2015-02-13 18:15:33 +1300

"Lets get minority sport back on the box. "

Lisa Gibbons
2015-02-13 18:14:54 +1300

"BRING BACK SOMMET! Dying to have decent free to air sports available again! (Especially MotoGP!!) Best of luck! - from Lisa & Adam Gibbons"

Trevor Saunders
2015-02-13 18:10:35 +1300
J
2015-02-13 18:09:29 +1300
David Powell
2015-02-13 18:07:08 +1300

"Good to see a photo of Gazza Ablett - Go the Suns!"

This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 13/03/2015 at 3:33 PM.