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Old 25-08-2017, 21:07   #7426
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Amazon TV hints at significant expansion into sport broadcasting

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...t-broadcasting
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Old 25-08-2017, 21:34   #7427
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Virgin Media is the only TV provider who are yet to confirm the channel number

Confirmed numbers are

Freeview 95
Sky 424
Freesat 252
TalkTalk 95
BT 95
Freesports posted more info on social media about their football coverage:

2 live games per week from the Portuguese league
3 live games per week from the Belgian league
1 live game per week from La Liga 2
2 live games per week from the Argentine league
1 or more live games per week from the Irish league

As said before not blockbuster stuff but it's at least 9 live games per week on a Freeview channel. Better football coverage than Eurosport!
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Old 26-08-2017, 00:03   #7428
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It's what I've been saying is coming, but I dare say that Den will rubbish the idea with no links or facts to support his view.

Hi, Den Your turn!
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Old 26-08-2017, 13:53   #7429
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It's what I've been saying is coming, but I dare say that Den will rubbish the idea with no links or facts to support his view.

Hi, Den Your turn!
So you think they are going to be snatching the big major sports rights in this country do you? because if you do then you are going to be very disappointed OB as that is pie in the sky and you know it.

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It's what I've been saying is coming, but I dare say that Den will rubbish the idea with no links or facts to support his view.

Hi, Den Your turn!
l think you would rather be the expert at that OB.
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Old 26-08-2017, 17:08   #7430
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So you think they are going to be snatching the big major sports rights in this country do you? because if you do then you are going to be very disappointed OB as that is pie in the sky and you know it.

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l think you would rather be the expert at that OB.
Well, Den, why don't you tell us all why, despite all the evidence to the contrary in the media, you think that sports rights such as the Premier League, will not be taken over by the big OTT providers? Where are your links (or any other evidence) to support your view? And by the way, I have provided links, but you never have on this subject.

The world in the future will not be the same as it was today. You may be resistent to change, but that won't stop it from happening anyway.

King Canute tried to stop the tide coming in, but he ended up looking rather foolish.
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Old 26-08-2017, 18:53   #7431
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Well, Den, why don't you tell us all why, despite all the evidence to the contrary in the media, you think that sports rights such as the Premier League, will not be taken over by the big OTT providers? Where are your links (or any other evidence) to support your view? And by the way, I have provided links, but you never have on this subject.

The world in the future will not be the same as it was today. You may be resistent to change, but that won't stop it from happening anyway.

King Canute tried to stop the tide coming in, but he ended up looking rather foolish.
So you actually believe in your own mind that Sky and BT are going to lose their Premier league rights? because if you do you obviously do not know the major sports rights market in this country.

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Well, Den, why don't you tell us all why, despite all the evidence to the contrary in the media, you think that sports rights such as the Premier League, will not be taken over by the big OTT providers? Where are your links (or any other evidence) to support your view? And by the way, I have provided links, but you never have on this subject.

The world in the future will not be the same as it was today. You may be resistent to change, but that won't stop it from happening anyway.


King Canute tried to stop the tide coming in, but he ended up looking rather foolish.
l am not resistant to change and never have been but you have a big habit of vastly exaggerating what will happen in actual reality.

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Well, Den, why don't you tell us all why, despite all the evidence to the contrary in the media, you think that sports rights such as the Premier League, will not be taken over by the big OTT providers? Where are your links (or any other evidence) to support your view? And by the way, I have provided links, but you never have on this subject.

The world in the future will not be the same as it was today. You may be resistent to change, but that won't stop it from happening anyway.

King Canute tried to stop the tide coming in, but he ended up looking rather foolish.
Quite correct that l am a fool but its the fool who follows that is usually the bigger fool.
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Old 27-08-2017, 00:44   #7432
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So you actually believe in your own mind that Sky and BT are going to lose their Premier league rights? because if you do you obviously do not know the major sports rights market in this country.
What I am saying is that global players including Amazon, Disney and Discovery are actively seriously considering these options. The links have been provided. What credible evidence can you bring to the party that shows this won't come to anything? As usual, you are repeating your mantra that nothing will ever change with absolutely nothing to back it up.

Well, history shows that it does. All things must pass.

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l am not resistant to change and never have been but you have a big habit of vastly exaggerating what will happen in actual reality.
If you look back over your posts, you will see why I do actually believe you are resistent to change.

You cannot back up your claim that I have 'vastly exaggerated' anything, given that the future hasn't happened yet.

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Quite correct that l am a fool but its the fool who follows that is usually the bigger fool.
I have never said that you are a fool, and I don't think that. I should also add that I am not following you.
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Old 28-08-2017, 13:23   #7433
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Freesports doesn't look like it's coming to VM this week the logo is no longer on twitter

https://twitter.com/FreeSportsUK

So as it stands VM won't be carrying a channel which will be on Freeview
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Freesports doesn't look like it's coming to VM this week the logo is no longer on twitter

https://twitter.com/FreeSportsUK

So as it stands VM won't be carrying a channel which will be on Freeview
Unless this is all part of the bargaining process, although clutching at straws with that thought!
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Freesports is being broadcast on com 8 freeview so will not be available to many people in eastern England.
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Freesports doesn't look like it's coming to VM this week the logo is no longer on twitter

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So as it stands VM won't be carrying a channel which will be on Freeview
Yeah noticed that earlier. They are showing Holland U-21's vs England U-21's live this Friday
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Why do Virgin never get FREE channels from launch ie Spike? (Don't bring up the closed platform nonsense, for Free channels that shouldn't be an issue)
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Why do Virgin never get FREE channels from launch ie Spike? (Don't bring up the closed platform nonsense, for Free channels that shouldn't be an issue)
I can only think it's issues with fees for them
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Total BS put out by Richard Scudamore trying to talk up the price of his league's football rights!

Amazon picked up the ATP rights for around £10million?
About the same as 2 premier league games?


The English premier league rights have already gone beyond crazy money in the UK. No company with any sense would bid the kind of money that Sky paid last time!
How would amazon recoup more than £1.7Bn and make a profit in the UK?

They currently have roughly 8 million Prime subscribers in the UK, if they made no money on just that income then they would still only be at about 45% of that cost.

They are big spending but they're not stupid. Premier league rights for UK market is stupid money!

Sky should realistically be trying to pay less in the next deal.
Given BT's recent issues they cannot justify paying that kind of money they did previously, also they seem happy to be the second tier player for domestic rights, but who really knows?
I'm sure his job is probably on the line if the deal is a reduction in premier league income.

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I merely posted the link if you read through my posts I agree. I said a long time back that the streaming services would dip their toes into the water with smaller sports to start with and see how that goes.
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