Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Xaviesta, Feb 3, 2018.
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How many subscribers do they have?
Well that depends on how big the subscriber base was in the first place. Most big media companies don’t really care about the odd thousand here and there so I reckon this is the mail doing what the mail does..
Hope so, its expensive. Let Sky have it back or Amazon take the rights please.
Good. Their coverage is beyond shit.
I cancelled BT Sport last weekend because it cost too much.
I have more matches available to me when I go to Nigeria than in the country where the games are played.
They they first got the rights to football they were giving new subscribers free BT sport for a year. This offer will have expired for a lot of people now so naturally they’ll cancel now they have to pay. I was one of them, I called BT to cancel the sports package and they extended my free BT sport for another year. The prices are ridiculous, my bills went from £45 per month to near £70 per month in two years. I called them up to cancel everything except my internet and they reduced my bill down to £50 per month and gave me free by sport hd and some movie channels. The ease at which they reduced my bill to keep my custom suggests to me that they’re well aware of how much they’re ripping people off.
Yup, we get more matches in Sweden than England.
Same applies when I'm in Lebanon.
Good, feck BT, they rival ITV for appalling broadcasting.
I used to like Jake when he did the F1 but he's become a professional wum now, deliberately generating Twitter comments and provoking controversy all the time.
Their commentary team is the absolute worst too .
The Premier League & FA believes that if games are on TV, nobody will bother going to watch Wycombe Wanderers play.
BT don't make money from their sports package. Only the internet.
They just lose less money than they previously did without the sports.
The article also says that “Sky are thought to be prepared to give up one package of games — likely to be Monday Night Football — if it helps keep their costs down.”
BeIN Sports I feel sorry for UK viewers. Such a small selection of football to watch (compared to other countries) and the 3 PM rule.
Good. This is getting ridiculous. SKY Sports, Eurosport (I enjoy tennis), BT... and if you consider the wider coverage of the channels, it's pretty poor. I actually think the Premiership may launch their own channel and you may be able to subscribe directly.. probably not for a few years yet, but this needs simplification.
SKY are struggling, because aside from live events, their offer is poor. I probably watch less than 10% of the output on SKY Sports, or any of the sports channels I have. That's not value.
I think its about time the consumers said to no fuelling £80M van Dijks and £40M Ox chamerlains. The salary has gone roof high.
Agents pocketing tens of millions. Enough!
take football back
Will any of this effect the watching of illegal streams?
Something will give here,with the price to buy the rights to broadcast the TV being to high for broadcasters to actually give a service to their customers at an affordable price.
I'm not in the UK, but the pundits at Sky are way more interesting, specially Neville and Carragher when they analyze. I never bother to watch post match at BT, but Sky Sports i usually watch at some point after a big game or United playing whoever. Hope Sky will buy the full rights, but i doubt it with the cost. The FA should make it a more attractive product for buyers, they can't even show 3pm games in England.
How many bitter ABU pundits will be made redundant as a result?
Yes, this rule is so archaic now. Why does it persist?
To be honest I only have BT Sports because when I got my new phone from EE they delivered it a day late and gave me free BT Sport for 2 years as compensation 2 days before the start of the Ashes too, bit of a result.
Honestly they need to come up with a streaming package or the entire industry is going to collapse, too easy to find alternative viewing now.
Not sure about that just yet. There are rumours that Amazon and Facebook are looking to get into the mix.
Football viewership is falling which means the money going to football clubs will fall.
Same in Ghana.
Hope so, always feel I'm being ripped off even when I'm just streaming their shit for free. I imagine BT are probably also worried about losing customers in general given how they've upped their broadband prices to help afford the rights.
I don't think it matters who gets it, the cost will at the end of the day be passed onto the consumer. I love Sky coverage and honestly would hate them losing it, yeah some of the pundits talk shit but the coverage is second to none.
Its not the viewers that are falling its the number of people paying to watch it that is falling. But yeah your right ultimately the money clubs receive will drop leaving some clubs deep in the shit.
Honestly the whole thing was a bad idea from BT to begin with, brave and audacious yes - but utterly stupid.
I think it goes back to Sky stepping on their toes by getting into the Broadband business, so BT tried to beat them at their own game?
But Sky are pretty much bankrolled by Murdoch so it has never made sense to me.
Plus they’ve ruined the champions league.
The sooner we have the ability to watch whatever games we want, the better.
Rio Ferdinand for starters I suppose
Simply wont happen in the UK. Without at least paying a massive premium.
1.8 million according to the DM article.
5,000 is meaningless then really, surely?
They haven't stopped us so far so i don't see why this would help them stop us.
How big a premium we talking?
I’d happily pay up to maybe £50 separately to watch any football European football match
Can somebody explain to me why we can't get an interactive football package where every game is available to watch. Regardless of kick off time! So silly that our only options are two or three games a week we don't even have any choice over
That’s BT TV subscribers total is it not? Not everyone with BT TV necessarily has the sports package.
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