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Sky Buys the World Cup

Discussion in 'Football' started by Milanista, 13 May 2005.

  1. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    Yesterday the cunt Rupert Murdoch purchased the WC 2006 rights from Rai (free tv) so that the WC is now pay per view. Italy is the only free team to watch and will be shown on RAI, but the rest of the world cup is pay per view. That guy is an asshole and i hate him. Im not sure if this is only for Italy, but he removed a global event and traditional event from free tv and made it something you have to pay for.....
     
  2. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    bah... the last WC was the same.
    Of course for you italy will be the only one to watch for free!
    For me for example the Portugal matches will also be free!
    and the semis and final are also for free for everyone!
    but it sucks... If I can i will watch all the games I can!
     
  3. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    no it wont be pap per view he will now sell the rites to other broadcasting networks same happened last world cup when a German network bought all the rights!
     
  4. Milanista

    Milanista Mangiamoli! Staff

    19 December 2002
    London & Milan
    AC Milan
    All the previous years in Italy, ALL the games were free. This is the first year the rights have been bought.
     
  5. Scholes18

    Scholes18 Conference

    21 April 2003
    England
    in england its the law that all the games should be free for everyone i think
     
  6. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    Don't know the full story but he tried to sew up the rights for 2002 and the government actually stepped in here and stopped him because they wanted the World Cup kept on the regular national television.
     
  7. gam3r

    gam3r Man Yoo, Man Yooo!!

    9 June 2004
    London, England
    that sucks. sky monopolize nearly all the football anyway...
     
  8. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    but Sky didnt show and 2002 World Cup games it was ITV and BBC!
     
  9. ClassicD

    ClassicD Galáctico

    11 November 2001
    Glasgow
    Celtic
    That's what I said mate, Sky tried to buy the rights to the last world cup and the government stepped in and told them no, they wouldn't allow it, and so it was shown on national TV (ITV/BBC).
     
  10. Mack

    Mack Champions League

    8 August 2003
    Manchester
    MCFC
    Ah now i get you!, Dont we have some kind of protected list in this country for events like taht and the olymmpics, wimbledon ect.
     
  11. Slobber

    Slobber boycotting PES

    3 August 2003
    Merseyside, England
    Liverpool FC
    I wouldn't mind the WC games being on sky, but not on PPV and definitley not at the expense of them being shown on normal TV.
     
    Last edited: 17 May 2005

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