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Old 09-07-2019, 09:46   #9256
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Sky to show Cricket World Cup final on free-to-air TV if England qualify.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48881926

Let's hope they do, although if it rains all day Thursday Friday Australia will qualify by default.

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Sky to show Cricket World Cup final on free-to-air TV if England qualify.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48881926

Let's hope they so, although if it rains all day Thursday Friday Australia will qualify by default.
Crikey you are fearing the worse.
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Crikey you are fearing the worse.


Hot topic on a few of the cricket forums

Seriously though Thursday afternoon does not look great but Friday should be okay.
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Sky Sports partners with Channel 4 to share Cricket World Cup final.

https://www.skysports.com/cricket/ne...-watch-it-live
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Shame ICC sold out to Sky. It would of had a far bigger impact if the whole world cup had been shown on free to air TV. The whole tournament has gone under the radar apart from the avid cricket fans.
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Shame ICC sold out to Sky. It would of had a far bigger impact if the whole world cup had been shown on free to air TV. The whole tournament has gone under the radar apart from the avid cricket fans.
Sadly alwaysabear most sports sold out for huge financial gain whilst not really thinking about the overall popularity of their sport in the wider context.
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Sadly alwaysabear most sports sold out for huge financial gain whilst not really thinking about the overall popularity of their sport in the wider context.
And if popularity dips, subscriptions suffer. Hence a balance between free and pay tv needs to be achieved. Cricket is a prime example of how interest is falling off with everything behind a paywall.
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And if popularity dips, subscriptions suffer. Hence a balance between free and pay tv needs to be achieved. Cricket is a prime example of how interest is falling off with everything behind a paywall.
The authorities of these major sports not just cricket need to start realising that as when these sports are shown on FTA they deliver much greater audiences and a much greater uptake of participation of the sport at grassroots level.
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The authorities of these major sports not just cricket need to start realising that as when these sports are shown on FTA the deliver much greater audiences and a much greater uptake of participation of the sport at grassroots level.
I agree. A little balance is required, and this makes perfect sense from a financial perspective, too.
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Old 12-07-2019, 15:52   #9265
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Further update to the Sky/BT wholesale deal

A member of staff at Sky has DM me via the sky forum to say the delay in getting this is due to Sky ensuring they can get BT Sport UHD. The plan is too hopefully launch BT Sport UHD along with Sky Sports UHD by August 1st
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Shame ICC sold out to Sky. It would of had a far bigger impact if the whole world cup had been shown on free to air TV. The whole tournament has gone under the radar apart from the avid cricket fans.
I remember the good old days home tests ruined by BBC showing tennis and racing during play, away test highlights only either at around 5pm or near midnight - in the days before Video Recorders became normal.

I seriously doubt any free-to-air channel would have devoted anything like the time sky did. I suspect the best you would have got would have been 30 mins highlights at a ridiculous time of day.

Give me sky any day. (Obviously if a free to air channel devoted the same coverage it would be better)

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And the sport won't get anything like the financial input which props up the England men's and women's cricket teams.

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I agree. A little balance is required, and this makes perfect sense from a financial perspective, too.
I didn't think you had any interest in sports!
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I didn't think you had any interest in sports!
I don't, but I do have an interest in media!
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I completely agree Den.
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I completely agree Den.
Apart from that doesn't make them money and that's all they are interested in!
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Apart from that doesn't make them money and that's all they are interested in!
That's the reason the game of cricket is diminishing in this Country. About thirty years ago there were five cricket teams based in my local park there are now none and we had a local cricket league . I know this is only anecdotal evidence, but none the less it shows what happens.
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