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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #560 on: November 9, 2013, 09:15:15 AM »
I guess if this is true they may start gunning for England games and the Cricket next.

It will be interesting to see how Sky reports this news.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #561 on: November 9, 2013, 09:17:26 AM »
It's a little over double the current deal
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #562 on: November 9, 2013, 09:18:13 AM »
I guess if this is true they may start gunning for England games and the Cricket next.

It will be interesting to see how Sky reports this news.

Good news for the Premiership? In that they could price the Premier league higher knowing Sky aren't forking out on Champions League.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #563 on: November 9, 2013, 09:18:26 AM »
I'd miss the other sports I think, espcially the cricket.

I don't have BT Sport at the moment, I resent forking out extra on top of the shitload I already pay. Just seems like one payment too far. Might have to review that in the future!

On the plus side Chiles maybe out of a job.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #564 on: November 9, 2013, 09:19:20 AM »
@danroan: As part of the deal, BT assure UEFA it will make a wide range of matches free to air (sponsors worried about matches coming off terrestrial)

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #565 on: November 9, 2013, 09:20:30 AM »
I'm not a big fan of this at all. ITV have lost their sports coverage so theres no watching a game on tv and BT might go and up their rates anytime - and infact for broadband they have recently. Frankly it's a pain in the arse and for a fair chunk of people takes champions league football away entirely.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #566 on: November 9, 2013, 09:20:51 AM »
Sky sports news aren't reporting this.

How odd.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #567 on: November 9, 2013, 09:25:48 AM »
Big loss for football fans in this country really - it's just more money to spend.

They may offer some free matches but they are bound to raise their prices and sky won't reduce theirs.

You can also expect sky to take this badly and start outbidding everyone else for everything from now on.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #568 on: November 9, 2013, 09:26:42 AM »
Far be it from me to start sticking up for Sky but is there a danger here of BT getting too big for their boots? I suppose it was going to take a really big hitter to dislodge Sky (If ITV and Disney couldn't even do it) but it's potentially dangerous if they become the dominant player in telephony, internet and broadcast services.

Mind you, as they hold a number of Freeview Licences including a Free-to-View Channel as used for the Free Weekend a few weeks back it's not strictly true to state this "would end two decades of Champions League football on terrestrial TV" as per the BBC Report. *edit* as just indicated by the Dan Roan Tweet
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #569 on: November 9, 2013, 09:28:14 AM »
Sky sports news aren't reporting this.

How odd.

It doesn't really affect Sky unless BT will get more than ITV's current 1 live game.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #570 on: November 9, 2013, 09:30:36 AM »
Big loss for football fans in this country really - it's just more money to spend.

Switch to BT broadband and it won't cost you much more at all. BT Sport is free whilst you're you a BT Broadband customer.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #571 on: November 9, 2013, 09:31:23 AM »
It doesn't really affect Sky unless BT will get more than ITV's current 1 live game.

The fact Sky aren't reporting they are on the verge of renewing the contract might indicate BT are taking Sky's Matches as well?
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #572 on: November 9, 2013, 09:33:34 AM »
It doesn't really affect Sky unless BT will get more than ITV's current 1 live game.

It's exclusive rights isn't it? So affects Sky and ITV immensely.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #573 on: November 9, 2013, 09:34:58 AM »
Dan Roan ‏@danroan 3m

To be clear, these are live rights - the highlights rights now become crucial for ITV, who are in the running for them, along with the BBC
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« Reply #574 on: November 9, 2013, 09:36:13 AM »
It doesn't really affect Sky unless BT will get more than ITV's current 1 live game.

It's the complete Champions League package as far as I can tell, so it does affect Sky, massively in fact.

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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #575 on: November 9, 2013, 09:36:40 AM »
Switch to BT broadband and it won't cost you much more at all. BT Sport is free whilst you're you a BT Broadband customer.

BT are not the cheapest on the market - and the fact they made current subscribers sign up for another 12 month contract indicates they are more than prepared to take advantage of the fact.

(Ended up renewing myself but only after requesting a MAC Code because they would not allow me to take up one of their headline offers)
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #576 on: November 9, 2013, 09:38:36 AM »
Dan Roan ‏@danroan 3m

To be clear, these are live rights - the highlights rights now become crucial for ITV, who are in the running for them, along with the BBC

BBC have always had problems with bidding for this because they won't show the Sponsor Promos at the beginning...?
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #577 on: November 9, 2013, 09:38:57 AM »
Dan Roan ‏@danroan 3m

To be clear, these are live rights - the highlights rights now become crucial for ITV, who are in the running for them, along with the BBC

Hopefully they have proper highlights. ITV only do Tuesday highlights.

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« Reply #578 on: November 9, 2013, 09:39:09 AM »
It's exclusive rights isn't it? So affects Sky and ITV immensely.

Ah that makes more sense. £1bn for live rights as opposed to one game a round.

Mind you BT currently would only able to show 4 live games a round compared to Sky's 15.

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« Reply #579 on: November 9, 2013, 09:43:53 AM »
Ah that makes more sense. £1bn for live rights as opposed to one game a round.

Mind you BT currently would only able to show 4 live games a round compared to Sky's 15.

I guess if they do win the rights they have about a year and an half to sort that out.
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« Reply #580 on: November 9, 2013, 09:46:01 AM »
Ah that makes more sense. £1bn for live rights as opposed to one game a round.

Mind you BT currently would only able to show 4 live games a round compared to Sky's 15.

For the money they're paying it would be relatively straightforward to secure the extra channel capacity they need - but the next question is will they do anything about Multiroom which they don't offer at the moment?
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #581 on: November 9, 2013, 09:47:23 AM »
Switch to BT broadband and it won't cost you much more at all. BT Sport is free whilst you're you a BT Broadband customer.

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« Reply #582 on: November 9, 2013, 09:51:29 AM »
I wonder if it will be announced on BT sport at 10 seeing the show is live.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #583 on: November 9, 2013, 09:53:56 AM »
For now.

For the next 18 months at least. My contract with them states that and they can't change it without my consent.

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« Reply #584 on: November 9, 2013, 09:55:54 AM »
For the next 18 months at least. My contract with them states that and they can't change it without my consent.

Well they don't get the European stuff until 2015!
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« Reply #585 on: November 9, 2013, 09:57:29 AM »
Just said on BT sport they have a big announcement at 10.
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« Reply #586 on: November 9, 2013, 10:01:31 AM »
Yep just announced on BT Sport.
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« Reply #587 on: November 9, 2013, 10:01:59 AM »
145 Champions League matches and 205 Europa League matches.
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« Reply #588 on: November 9, 2013, 10:02:24 AM »
Confirmed to be shown free 350 live games.
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« Reply #589 on: November 9, 2013, 10:02:33 AM »
BT can do one.  If SKY isn't showing any Champions League matches I'll be cancelling that too.  Woo!  Money saved : )

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« Reply #590 on: November 9, 2013, 10:05:57 AM »
I thought at the start of the season BT said they had more live premierleague games than anyone before other than sky.

They have 1 a week and not even one this week. It is exactly what ESPN had.
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« Reply #591 on: November 9, 2013, 10:07:36 AM »
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« Reply #592 on: November 9, 2013, 10:07:47 AM »
I thought at the start of the season BT said they had more live premierleague games than anyone before other than sky.

They have 1 a week and not even one this week. It is exactly what ESPN had.

No it isn't. They have more games than ESPN ever had AND they have 19 first picks compared to ESPN's <5

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« Reply #593 on: November 9, 2013, 10:10:18 AM »
The less football on ITV the better.

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« Reply #594 on: November 9, 2013, 10:11:41 AM »
No it isn't. They have more games than ESPN ever had AND they have 19 first picks compared to ESPN's <5

It's still only one a week.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #595 on: November 9, 2013, 10:12:30 AM »
"Selection of these new matches" for free. That's a bit vague.
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« Reply #596 on: November 9, 2013, 10:14:26 AM »
"Selection of these new matches" for free. That's a bit vague.

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« Reply #597 on: November 9, 2013, 10:14:28 AM »
It can't be true Sky haven't confirmed it yet via the Yellow ticker.
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Re: BT Sport
« Reply #598 on: November 9, 2013, 10:22:02 AM »
That's it, I'm out.  Possibly out of football completely, to be honest.  Sick to death of having to pay through the roof and for millions of different channels just to watch the handful of games I'm interested in.

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« Reply #599 on: November 9, 2013, 10:29:36 AM »
"Selection of these new matches" for free. That's a bit vague.

Every British side will be shown once for free each season and the CL Final will be shown free-to-air