Sommet Strikes Back

By Andrew Reeves

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NZ $49,136 pledged


625 people pledged


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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

stu newby
2015-02-28 16:00:31 +1300

"I would urge any motor sport fan to support this great idea and show Sky TV what we TV viewers really want from a sports channel "

Ken Ferguson
2015-02-28 15:42:25 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 15:29:56 +1300
Pam Collier
2015-02-28 15:12:39 +1300

"Pledging another $15.00 on top of my $30.00 already pledged"

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 14:53:18 +1300
Wayne C
2015-02-28 14:44:32 +1300

"Go Hard Sommet Sports. Love ya work"

bruce airey
2015-02-28 14:23:43 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 14:22:56 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 14:14:55 +1300
Henry Davey-Wraight
2015-02-28 12:12:36 +1300
Ryf Quail
2015-02-28 09:44:36 +1300
Aaron Wilton
2015-02-28 08:25:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-27 15:20:59 +1300
Jean Laing
2015-02-27 15:13:35 +1300

"This pledge is from my 91 year old mother who misses Sommet so much."

Jean Laing
2015-02-27 15:04:35 +1300
Scott Sonneman
2015-02-27 07:00:54 +1300
Blair Skelton
2015-02-27 05:16:26 +1300
Josh Rich
2015-02-26 23:32:20 +1300
Peter Woodford
2015-02-26 21:00:57 +1300

"The Moto GP alone has to be worth $100 with the bonus of several other sports of interest. Come on NZ wake up to this opportunity"

Roger Fraser
2015-02-26 17:50:27 +1300
Les Gamble
2015-02-26 12:26:09 +1300

"Bring it on!"

R Andrew
2015-02-26 11:50:15 +1300
Jane Walsh
2015-02-26 11:26:45 +1300
Gaynor Eskriett
2015-02-25 21:29:16 +1300
Sebastien Aymeric
2015-02-25 20:28:59 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-25 20:25:46 +1300
Grant Mitchell
2015-02-25 19:41:00 +1300

"Love MotoGP. Thanks Sommet!"

Lesley Kuhnel
2015-02-25 19:07:14 +1300

"My Husband cant live without his soccor"

Arnie Weir
2015-02-25 12:38:52 +1300
Charlie Davey
2015-02-25 12:27:52 +1300

"We got to have MotoGP on the tv "

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.

stu newby
2015-02-28 16:00:31 +1300

"I would urge any motor sport fan to support this great idea and show Sky TV what we TV viewers really want from a sports channel "

Ken Ferguson
2015-02-28 15:42:25 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 15:29:56 +1300
Pam Collier
2015-02-28 15:12:39 +1300

"Pledging another $15.00 on top of my $30.00 already pledged"

Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 14:53:18 +1300
Wayne C
2015-02-28 14:44:32 +1300

"Go Hard Sommet Sports. Love ya work"

bruce airey
2015-02-28 14:23:43 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 14:22:56 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-28 14:14:55 +1300
Henry Davey-Wraight
2015-02-28 12:12:36 +1300
Ryf Quail
2015-02-28 09:44:36 +1300
Aaron Wilton
2015-02-28 08:25:12 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-27 15:20:59 +1300
Jean Laing
2015-02-27 15:13:35 +1300

"This pledge is from my 91 year old mother who misses Sommet so much."

Jean Laing
2015-02-27 15:04:35 +1300
Scott Sonneman
2015-02-27 07:00:54 +1300
Blair Skelton
2015-02-27 05:16:26 +1300
Josh Rich
2015-02-26 23:32:20 +1300
Peter Woodford
2015-02-26 21:00:57 +1300

"The Moto GP alone has to be worth $100 with the bonus of several other sports of interest. Come on NZ wake up to this opportunity"

Roger Fraser
2015-02-26 17:50:27 +1300
Les Gamble
2015-02-26 12:26:09 +1300

"Bring it on!"

R Andrew
2015-02-26 11:50:15 +1300
Jane Walsh
2015-02-26 11:26:45 +1300
Gaynor Eskriett
2015-02-25 21:29:16 +1300
Sebastien Aymeric
2015-02-25 20:28:59 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-02-25 20:25:46 +1300
Grant Mitchell
2015-02-25 19:41:00 +1300

"Love MotoGP. Thanks Sommet!"

Lesley Kuhnel
2015-02-25 19:07:14 +1300

"My Husband cant live without his soccor"

Arnie Weir
2015-02-25 12:38:52 +1300
Charlie Davey
2015-02-25 12:27:52 +1300

"We got to have MotoGP on the tv "

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