Amazon Prime and PL Rights | Showing 20 games this season

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  1. Jun 13, 2019
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Interesting way to do it. Using up their 20 game quota in two gameweeks.

    Surely all 20 games will be played at different times for maximum exposure?
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Wow they secured some pretty big games
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Two home games? Thought my Prime subscription would come in handy, but seems not.
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    Smores Full Member

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    Can see some being annoyed at the boxing day game being on prime. Especially if you've already forked out for Sky and BT.

    Clever from Amazon though, get people on for the christmas period where they might see value in prime and then see if you keep them with other offerings.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Wow so they're showing 3PM kick off games?
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    No some will be played at the same time. It’s a round of midweek fixtures in December and the Boxing Day games.

    I don’t believe it was Amazon’s choice to do it this way, this was the package that the Premier League were offering and only Amazon wanted it.
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    Match choice... I like it!

    Hopefully this experiment will work and the next round of bidding for rights, we get more choice.

    We do need rid of the Saturday 3pm blanket ban though.
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    Spiersey Chelsea fan

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    Big fan of sky/bt having competition but all of these games will be shown with a 45 second delay due to them being streams.
    Might not sound like much but I really struggle to watch delayed streams knowing that you can get a notification from your phone at any time with a goal.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    No look at the dates. Midweek and post-Christmas. All weekdays.
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    Nope, 3-5th Dec midweek
    26-27th Dec Xmas games midweek
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    Siorac Full Member

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    You do know it's possible to turn those notifications off, right?
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    Skills Snitch

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    Probably to help promote Amazon prime sales for Christmas shoppers. Package it together with PL games.
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    Spiersey Chelsea fan

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    Yes, very hard to ignore WhatsApp groups though. I’m sure plenty others are in the same boat.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    All for it. It´s the start of a new era.
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    Skills Snitch

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    Mute your WhatsApp groups
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Surely someone is going to contest the 15:00 kick off rule at some point? It seems fecking bizarre this day and age to still have it.
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    robinrooney Full Member

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    They do a month's free trial so sign up for that and you get both games for free
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    VanGaalEra Full Member

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    Down for that, I've got Prime and I can bitch to Sky and BT about it to get some mahonies off my bill.
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    TMDaines Full Member

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    I'm planning on travelling on the 27th December. There's only the evening slot they could play then, so hope they don't move many.
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Yeah I’m with Skills here.
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    ooh, i like it.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    Also, and I know I'm being radical here, it's eminently possible to either just silence the phone entirely, or even leave it in another room. It's not an indispensable tool for watching football (unless you support a Van Gaal team of course).
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    arthurka Full Member

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    It´s strange to say the least.
    At the same time all the American broadcasters show these matches.
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    acnumber9 Full Member

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    Unless they’re at the game they’ll be watching on the same streams though.
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    One Night Only Prison Bitch #24604

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    I'm with @Spiersey , hate watching streams with a delay. Especially if you're a betting man.
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    One Night Only Prison Bitch #24604

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    Other countries will be ahead.
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    acnumber9 Full Member

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    True.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Prime is an absolute bargain anyway so this is a nice little bonus.

    Wish the PL would stop living in the stone-age, remove the 3pm rule and just stream all games on a service.
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    Skills Snitch

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    What?
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    JJ12 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I only struggle with it for gambling purposes but now I'm used to watching streams :wenger:
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    SirAF Ageist

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    This. You should be able to select a package with only your teams matches as well. Like the NBA game pass or something.
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    It's not the Premier League, its an old government ruling. It was put in place to prevent attendances from dropping due to the expansion of televised games.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Yeah I just don't know why they haven't done it.

    Charge 20 quid a month for their own streaming service and surely they'd be raking in far more cash than they currently do off Sky and BT.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Other countries will be broadcasting as usual. UK will be on 20-30 seconds delay because of the streaming.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Yeah I know mate, but it's a stupid ruling that the FA/PL need to fight.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    No one is forcing the PL to have half a dozen games at 3pm on Saturdays though.
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    gormless Full Member

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    Agreed. American sports are so far ahead in terms of monitizing the online streaming. I pay 130 a year for NFL gamepass and it’s so good.

    Then i’m sat using a dodgy stream from somewhere in Asia to watch United on a Saturday 3pm kick off despite being less than 5 miles from Old Trafford. Mental
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    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    The time will come, when the money starts to dry up. I think the next lot of TV rights bidding will be telling, the domestic rights will probably start to fall in revenue.
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    And European. It's literally only the UK getting fecked by it and paying way more than anyone else does to watch less football.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    America have local blackouts too though.