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Football no longer a Sky Exclusive!

Discussion in 'Football' started by CW, 17 November 2005.

  1. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    Interesting...
     
  2. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Does this mean you have to buy more services to watch the whole EPL?
     
  3. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    I dont think so mate, it means that more games will be shown on non PPV TV
     
  4. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    I know i that NTl and Telewest have jonined up to become UK Cable next year and they have said they will be commited in taking the fight to SKY!

    What happens at the auction if say SKy bid 250m and the best BBC or ITV could do was 100m will ITV and BBc get the packages still even though its so much lees but all they could spend? If thats the case then the teams themselves would lose out!?
     
  5. CW

    CW C Dub Founding Member

    6 October 2001
    Liverpool
    Apparently there are going to be 6 seperate packages on offer and Sky cant win them all this time
     
  6. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    Yeah that's what I wonder, is there going to be less TV money to divide up overall then? At the moment the reason Sky has it all is because they pay the most money, this ruling now means they can't do that so you'd have to assume that there will be less TV money overall as some packages will be given to other broadcasters who won't be offering the same level of cash?

    Let's face it, the Sky's money is what revitalised the EPL in the early nineties.
     
  7. RuneEdge

    RuneEdge Silent Assassin

    1 October 2003
    Turn around, I'm right behind you...
    Manchester United
    It just means we get to watch matches on other existing channels we already have. YAY!

    If only the BBC had the Champions League.
     
  8. foxtrot

    foxtrot Shoe bomber

    24 December 2002
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Rangers FC
    ntl tried to 'take on Sky' in the late 90's. They failed and almost went bankrupt. While their merger with Telewest can only be good for consumers, I'd take anything they announce with a pinch of salt.

    Also, Sky will more than likely buy 5 of the packages leaving the 'shite' package to the BBC or ITV. All the more uninteresting games will be in this package.
     
  9. rockykabir

    rockykabir hello

    30 March 2003
    London -> New York -> San Francisco
    Liverpool FC
    yaaaaay!
    Its a shame that I might not be able to see it tho :( - might be movin to the US (DOH!)
     
    Last edited: 17 November 2005
  10. PetrovLFC

    PetrovLFC Raul!

    13 March 2005
    NW London
    Liverpool
    good news, only just got Sky Sports though :(
     
  11. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    har-har, their domination of Sports TV is over. I'm glad tbh.


    FD
     
  12. MO_DINERO

    MO_DINERO 瞬獄殺!

    29 July 2004
    Liverpool Football Club
    I still don't think that's a fair deal Sky will still get more than 80% of coverage, leaving the shite package for the rest to scramble for. Sky are blatantly ripping-off customers with their sports package (£33 per month I think) plus their extortionate Prem Plus bullshit! I really feel sorry for those who pay £7 for a single match on Prem Plus. What’s worse is the price will rise every couple of seasons.

    There are cheaper and better alternatives like ART, TPS etc.
     
  13. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    I was following this yesterday. The packages will supposedly all have big games within them. The Satanic Sky will no doubt bid for 5 and get 5, however, the last package will still have big games in it. Football should be on terrrestrial TV :mad: I would dearly love to see Sky lose it's only breadmaker.
     
  14. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    So assuming Sky get a package or 5 it means you won't be able to cancel your subscription as you'll miss out on a load of matches. If UK Cable manage to get at least one of the other packages does that mean you'd need Sky AND cable to see all the matches? Doesn't sound like a win for the consumer there.

    Hmmm, let's hope the BBC get their act together.
     
  15. Nickybaker

    Nickybaker You want SEVEN?

    15 October 2003
    Essex
    The one and only Arsenal
    Sky will always have Prem football unless they are banned from bidding. They will get the maximum number of packages they are allowed and everything will be the same.

    As Mart said if the packages are split that is no good for anyone except maybe the pubs!
     
  16. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    I don't think that's neccessarily true. It's good for the viewers who only have Frreview/terrestrial TV and do not want to subscribe to Sky etc. This means they will now get Live Premiership Football coverage , which they didn't have previously.
    It's only bad for the people who want to subscribe in order to get as much football as possible, Sky subscribers for example. I doubt their prices will go down for less football coverage, for example.
     
  17. Mart

    Mart Executive Janitor Staff

    28 February 2002
    NYC
    Darlington FC
    But that's only true if the packages aren't split between cable and sky. I don't think anyone will have a problem with terrestrial or freeview getting some live premiership lovin'.
     
  18. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    I reckon we'll see some on terrestrial telly ;)
     
  19. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    We live in hope...
     
  20. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    Might give Sky a right kick in the nuts though, as the likes of NTL would have both, i.e. Sky and their own package. Therefore more people may subscribe to the likes of NTL instead of Sky.


    FD
     
  21. Nickybaker

    Nickybaker You want SEVEN?

    15 October 2003
    Essex
    The one and only Arsenal
    I couldn't see Sky allowing that.
     
  22. Dar

    Dar Fullonrapist Staff

    21 February 2003
    Dublin
    Sounds dodgy alright, I'd rather Sky keep exclusivity. Means we get to see all the possible games, instead of say, NTL buying one of the packages, then launching their own "Premiership match" channel which might be a cable only subscription based one similar to what Prem+ is now on Sky.

    That scenario is more likely to happen than NTL buying the package (the one out of the six) and putting it on a free to air basis to their existing customers. Overall this move could actually be harmful to the consumer, if you want total Premiership coverage that is.
     
  23. Sabac Red

    Sabac Red Premiership

    22 November 2002
    Shit, it's better than the monopoly in Italy....
     
  24. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    I actually think the Sky coverage in Italy is excellent. We get the full Serie A, EPL, Ligue 1, Liga, SPL, MLS and Bundesliga in 1 package, which is 33 euros a month.

    Terrestrial TV has very poor coverage of the matches, but they have access to all of them. The previous 2 competitors - Tele+ and Stream - were awful. Very limited football and only coverage of the Serie A.

    Sky is like the best thing thats hit Italian television as we get stuff like Fox, Fox Crime etc. Its also the reason why football attendences are dropping - consumers get alot of stuff.
     
    Last edited: 21 November 2005
  25. lumlum

    lumlum Premiership

    3 August 2003
    MUFC
    The heck is this Fox Crime channel?
     
  26. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    CSI, Alias etc.... all day with selectable language.
     
  27. lumlum

    lumlum Premiership

    3 August 2003
    MUFC
    Awesome. I thought it might be full of shitty reality tv.
     

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