With just two weeks until the Rugby World Cup kicks off, the countdown is on until New Zealand rugby fans get their first taste of a new viewing experience – streaming.
But according to research conducted by Opinion Compare, more than half of us are unhappy at the prospect of having to stream the six-week tournament, which will be broadcast on Spark Sport.
Spark said it appreciated that new users may find streaming "daunting" at first, but the technology would open up a "world of options" to them.
The survey, which was completed by 1250 New Zealanders, indicated 57 per cent of people had a negative response to streaming the Rugby World Cup.
Of the negative respondents, 31 per cent said they were annoyed, 16 per cent were angry and 8 per cent devastated.
Just 14 per cent of respondents answered positively – 8 per cent said they were happy and a further 8 per cent said they were optimistic.
Those under 35 years of age were the most likely to respond positively (26 per cent) while those in the 65+ age group were most likely to be negative towards the idea of streaming the World Cup.
Those surveyed didn't show a lot of confidence in Spark Sport's ability to deliver a seamless World Cup experience for viewers.
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