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As long as there's promotion/relegation, the Championship will be happy-ish. The lower leagues not so much because they feed off scraps. The football system in England is extremely oversaturated, but that's part of the sporting culture in England and I wouldn't change it at all. I understand how important they are as centers for community well-being and consistency.
The argument is more that fans of lower league clubs would stop paying to see their local team on Saturday at 3pm, because they may as well watch the Premier League on TV. So the knock on effect is the livelihood of clubs beyond the Championship.
 

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The argument is more that fans of lower league clubs would stop paying to see their local team on Saturday at 3pm, because they may as well watch the Premier League on TV. So the knock on effect is the livelihood of clubs beyond the Championship.
I think that was the argument they made back when live tv became a thing though and hasn’t been really challenged since. Financially clubs lower down can be easily compensated if it actually does affect them greatly. Majority of these fans are anti big club blah blah blah types anyway.

How many things in the media have changed since we have all been alive?
 

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Is this for Germany or Canada? Here in Canada initially, I was a bit weired out but TSN losing the PL to DAZN but I did th trail thing and was pleasantly surprised and now I really like it! They even have a Kodi addon which means I can watch it on my Libreelec setup :) The only thing about DAZN that is missing is post-game chat, once they get that it will be perfect, regardless its still conveniently excellent.
Germany, if you want to watch the Premier League you have to get Sky and the quality with their media player is much worse. I'd prefer just watching the game and not having to pay extra for any experts, but maybe that's just me. Sometimes while cooking i watch some of the post match debates, but that's it.
 

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For anyone in Ireland - all of these games will be shown on Premier Sports (1,2 or Red Button)
 

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Il give it a go, decent matches.
 

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Nice. I hope one day I can purchase a legit season ticket stream of some kind for a reasoanble price, money is being left on the table every weekend. I have no interestt in BT's or Sky's other channels and their crappy selection of games that sometimes involves my team. We're still in the fecking 90s with this but now split with mutliple providers of archaic TV packages.

It's already worth the £79 a year for what you get tbh.
For some I'm sure it is but I don't watch programmes and only order a few things a year at most ,non of them had any prime price and they've all come with free delivery anyway so I'd be down £80 for nothing. I'll get this prime month for free but £80 for two United games next year won't be tempting.

Paying £80 a season or whatever to watch all United games through amazon or the Premier League is what I want.
 

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Cant wait for the midweek games. Good choice, interested to see what the coverage is like.
 

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So the first round of Amazon live matches is this week. Who’s signed up for Prime especially to watch the games? Anybody?

I’m curious to see what kind of lag there is. Will we get notifications of goals on our phones before it happens on the TV? Won’t feel very “live” if so. Some interesting technical challenges for them to overcome there.
 

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So the first round of Amazon live matches is this week. Who’s signed up for Prime especially to watch the games? Anybody?

I’m curious to see what kind of lag there is. Will we get notifications of goals on our phones before it happens on the TV? Won’t feel very “live” if so. Some interesting technical challenges for them to overcome there.
They've streamed other live sports although I don't know how they did. I would hope a company like Amazon can deliver it with little to no delay.

As for the punditry

The action will be hosted by Gabby Logan, Eilidh Barbour and Jim Rosenthal, with punditry from the likes of Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Peter Crouch, Roberto Martinez, Lee Dixon, Harry Redknapp, Jermaine Jenas, Alex Scott, Peter Schmeichel and Michael Owen.

The matches themselves will be commentated on by Clive Tyldesley, Jon Champion, Connor McNamara, Guy Mowbray and Ian Darke with analysis from Andy Townsend, Ally McCoist, Glenn Hoddle, Sue Smith and Kevin Kilbane.
Not exactly a stellar line up :nervous:
 

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A few MOTD commentators there. Will they just use that again for the highlights?
 

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Pundits and commentary are pretty stellar to me.
 

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You want to give Amazon more stuff?
Why not?

Personally hope there coverage this week and on the 26th-27th Dec is a major success and they bid hard for the next set of tv rights whenever they are back in the auction market.

For what they charge, Sky & BT are rip-offs.
 

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Why not?

Personally hope there coverage this week and on the 26th-27th Dec is a major success and they bid hard for the next set of tv rights whenever they are back in the auction market.

For what they charge, Sky & BT are rip-offs.
I'm not a fan of monopolies or giant companies owning/controlling almost everything.
 

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The way forward is surely a subscription service like NBA Game Time; how can I not legally watch every minute of a United league game in the country they are based.

I have 2 avenues to get tickets & have turned them down a few times this season as I actually prefer the comfort of my own bone generally.

Does the stadium attendance argument really hold water these days?
 

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The way forward is surely a subscription service like NBA Game Time; how can I not legally watch every minute of a United league game in the country they are based.

I have 2 avenues to get tickets & have turned them down a few times this season as I actually prefer the comfort of my own bone generally.

Does the stadium attendance argument really hold water these days?
I too prefer the comfort of my own bones.
 

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The way forward is surely a subscription service like NBA Game Time; how can I not legally watch every minute of a United league game in the country they are based.

I have 2 avenues to get tickets & have turned them down a few times this season as I actually prefer the comfort of my own bone generally.

Does the stadium attendance argument really hold water these days?
Yea i generally prefer watching from home on a tv screen. you can see everything better.

Granted i have been to old trafford three times, two league games and one champions league game and the experience was brilliant. But i was up high in the stands and found it difficult to see anything. Luckily on all three times it was dry weather.
 

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The way forward is surely a subscription service like NBA Game Time; how can I not legally watch every minute of a United league game in the country they are based.

I have 2 avenues to get tickets & have turned them down a few times this season as I actually prefer the comfort of my own bone generally.

Does the stadium attendance argument really hold water these days?
Yup, can watch like this now..., but not via the official broadcasts. No way is this sustainable long term. Existing TV model will go the way of the dinosaur.
 

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I get Amazon Prime on and off. In other words when I buy something off of Amazon, its cheaper to sign up for a few days, get the next day delivery, cancel; get refunded for the rest of the month.

I had to sign up this month for Amazon Prime in support of this. I will never get Sky or BT Sport as they are too expensive, especially when streams are readily available, accessible and of good quality. Also Sky are to cheap to pay for the big domestic boxing fights and stick it all on Sky Box Office.

So I hope Amazon get a load of new subscribers or people who watch these games. It would be amazing, to me at least, to be able to watch Premier League football for £7.99 a month or £80 a year.
 

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I hope Amazon strangle every single game away from Sky and Bt Sport.

I pay in excess of £120 a month for the full sky package, all channels including Bt Sport and still don’t get to watch every game United play and I live in the same Country the team are based ffs!!

I can’t wait for somebody to burst Sky’s bubble and force football to be available to everybody including people who can’t necessarily afford the grossly overpriced subscription.

VAR has been a huge negative to my enjoyment of the game now and to be honest I’m considering cancelling my sky and bt subscription but I’m useless when it comes to streaming games. If I was able to stream them properly I would definitely get rid of the subscriptions.
 

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I hope Amazon strangle every single game away from Sky and Bt Sport.

I pay in excess of £120 a month for the full sky package, all channels including Bt Sport and still don’t get to watch every game United play and I live in the same Country the team are based ffs!!

I can’t wait for somebody to burst Sky’s bubble and force football to be available to everybody including people who can’t necessarily afford the grossly overpriced subscription.

VAR has been a huge negative to my enjoyment of the game now and to be honest I’m considering cancelling my sky and bt subscription but I’m useless when it comes to streaming games. If I was able to stream them properly I would definitely get rid of the subscriptions.
You do realise that if Amazon made significant inroads into football coverage, no doubt their charges would go up? It's great that I don't have to pay any more for the first round of games on Prime Video already being a Prime subscriber. I just hope they don't change their business model too drastically going forward.

I also get BT Sport free with my BT TV/ Superfast Fibre Broadband deal at £70 per month which I think is very decent so can't complain really. I switched from Sky years ago and don't regret it. I'll stay with BT while their BT Sport is completely free.
 

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You do realise that if Amazon made significant inroads into football coverage, no doubt their charges would go up? It's great that I don't have to pay any more for the first round of games on Prime Video already being a Prime subscriber. I just hope they don't change their business model too drastically going forward.

I also get BT Sport free with my BT TV/ Superfast Fibre Broadband deal at £70 per month which I think is very decent so can't complain really. I switched from Sky years ago and don't regret it. I'll stay with BT while their BT Sport is completely free.
I think the biggest plus would be a stage where fans can subscribe to ALL of their clubs games.

I wouldn’t mind spending what I am now if it meant I could watch EVERY United game.

I have prime but never really use it much, the missus does, I’m hoping Amazon can show some of the games we miss currently that aren’t shown on Sky and BT.
 

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I think the biggest plus would be a stage where fans can subscribe to ALL of their clubs games.

I wouldn’t mind spending what I am now if it meant I could watch EVERY United game.

I have prime but never really use it much, the missus does, I’m hoping Amazon can show some of the games we miss currently that aren’t shown on Sky and BT.
Agreed. That's what MUTV should aspire to be but it will never happen regrettably.
 

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The coverage and the streaming quality has been very good so far. I'm impressed.
 

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The coverage and the streaming quality has been very good so far. I'm impressed.

It seems ok so far, would have been fun if they has Shearer alongside Owen. Something about Owen the pundit that irritates me.
 

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Where can I find it? It's nowhere to be seen in my account.