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Old 23-06-2017, 10:47   #7096
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Does anyone know when the rights will be available to tender?

It was February 2015 with the last rights auction
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Old 23-06-2017, 10:48   #7097
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On what basis do you say that, Den? Seems like a no brainer to me for global players like these, with their nice deep pockets. This would certainly take a fair few subscribers from Sky
You seem to talk about Sky like they are some small tin pot operation , if Murdoch completes the takeover of Sky they will have significant buying power.
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Old 23-06-2017, 10:49   #7098
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You seem to talk about Sky like they are some small tin pot operation , if Murdoch completes the takeover of Sky they will have significant buying power.
Absolutely MM..
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Old 23-06-2017, 13:48   #7099
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You seem to talk about Sky like they are some small tin pot operation , if Murdoch completes the takeover of Sky they will have significant buying power.
Clearly, Sky is a force to be reckoned with, and I would not seek to belittle their status or achievements.

Although Sky operates in more than one country, you can hardly describe them (at least at this stage) as a global player.

Netflix and Amazon have much deeper pockets than Sky and are capable of bidding higher, if they chose to do so.
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But Sporting rights are sold on a region by region basis not globally. If Netflix move into sport it will start by dipping it's toes in the water in it's home country first just as Amazon has done

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Clearly, Sky is a force to be reckoned with, and I would not seek to belittle their status or achievements.

Although Sky operates in more than one country, you can hardly describe them (at least at this stage) as a global player.

Netflix and Amazon have much deeper pockets than Sky and are capable of bidding higher, if they chose to do so.
You don't need to be a global player to have big pockets.
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You don't need to be a global player to have big pockets.
Very true the trick is to pick the area were customers have deep pockets !!
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Europa League Qualifying starts in the coming week - it looks as if Premier Sport will have Rangers matches.

BT Sport rights do not cover qualifiying.
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You don't need to be a global player to have big pockets.
Are we to conclude from that observation that you have evidence that Sky's pockets are at least as great as Netflix and Amazon?

If so, please tell, because all the evidence I have seen is to the contrary.
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Are we to conclude from that observation that you have evidence that Sky's pockets are at least as great as Netflix and Amazon?

If so, please tell, because all the evidence I have seen is to the contrary.
The evidence is right in front of you if you take your rose tinted glasses off you OB.
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