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

Herwi Scheltus
2015-03-05 21:20:55 +1300
kelvin cooper
2015-03-04 20:30:44 +1300
josh
2015-03-04 09:29:25 +1300

"Love your work"

Mark Charlesworth
2015-03-03 23:46:44 +1300
Alistair Benfell
2015-03-03 21:05:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-03-03 10:52:45 +1300
stephen
2015-03-02 21:48:48 +1300
Dean Scott
2015-03-02 18:52:07 +1300
David Hanlon
2015-03-02 15:19:58 +1300
Keith Ward
2015-03-01 17:58:57 +1300
Warrick Pearson
2015-03-01 16:51:54 +1300
Alan Symes
2015-03-01 16:09:53 +1300
Westronics
2015-03-01 16:06:18 +1300
Chris Beames
2015-03-01 14:45:29 +1300

"You brought free viewing of our favourite sports when everyone else was charging money, I'm grateful thank you."

Steven Francis
2015-03-01 14:22:16 +1300

"Happy to pledge what it would cost me to buy the AFL coverage on-line. Good luck with it."

Anonymous pledger
2015-03-01 12:11:38 +1300
Sally
2015-03-01 10:53:03 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 23:56:57 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 23:30:22 +1300
jason
2015-02-28 22:57:00 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 21:17:03 +1300
shelley
2015-02-28 21:06:01 +1300
Hugh O'Donnell
2015-02-28 20:16:38 +1300
Hugo Keller
2015-02-28 19:55:03 +1300
Allan Spaans
2015-02-28 19:18:45 +1300

"I am a Petrol Head and what Sommet Sport has and will do is Awesome. "

Graham kay
2015-02-28 18:52:25 +1300
Mark Johnson
2015-02-28 17:32:43 +1300

"Get in there Sommet!!"

eka weka
2015-02-28 16:18:26 +1300
Ian Dutfield
2015-02-28 16:17:44 +1300

"Swans at the G again in September live on Sommet!"

Steve Southall
2015-02-28 16:14:58 +1300

"I've really enjoyed the MotoGP coverage. Hoping making a pledge will allow Sommet to continue broadcasting it"

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.

Herwi Scheltus
2015-03-05 21:20:55 +1300
kelvin cooper
2015-03-04 20:30:44 +1300
josh
2015-03-04 09:29:25 +1300

"Love your work"

Mark Charlesworth
2015-03-03 23:46:44 +1300
Alistair Benfell
2015-03-03 21:05:44 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-03-03 10:52:45 +1300
stephen
2015-03-02 21:48:48 +1300
Dean Scott
2015-03-02 18:52:07 +1300
David Hanlon
2015-03-02 15:19:58 +1300
Keith Ward
2015-03-01 17:58:57 +1300
Warrick Pearson
2015-03-01 16:51:54 +1300
Alan Symes
2015-03-01 16:09:53 +1300
Westronics
2015-03-01 16:06:18 +1300
Chris Beames
2015-03-01 14:45:29 +1300

"You brought free viewing of our favourite sports when everyone else was charging money, I'm grateful thank you."

Steven Francis
2015-03-01 14:22:16 +1300

"Happy to pledge what it would cost me to buy the AFL coverage on-line. Good luck with it."

Anonymous pledger
2015-03-01 12:11:38 +1300
Sally
2015-03-01 10:53:03 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 23:56:57 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 23:30:22 +1300
jason
2015-02-28 22:57:00 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 21:17:03 +1300
shelley
2015-02-28 21:06:01 +1300
Hugh O'Donnell
2015-02-28 20:16:38 +1300
Hugo Keller
2015-02-28 19:55:03 +1300
Allan Spaans
2015-02-28 19:18:45 +1300

"I am a Petrol Head and what Sommet Sport has and will do is Awesome. "

Graham kay
2015-02-28 18:52:25 +1300
Mark Johnson
2015-02-28 17:32:43 +1300

"Get in there Sommet!!"

eka weka
2015-02-28 16:18:26 +1300
Ian Dutfield
2015-02-28 16:17:44 +1300

"Swans at the G again in September live on Sommet!"

Steve Southall
2015-02-28 16:14:58 +1300

"I've really enjoyed the MotoGP coverage. Hoping making a pledge will allow Sommet to continue broadcasting it"

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