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Old 12-12-2018, 22:22   #8821
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Collapse of Eleven can't come quick enough. 50,000 sounds about 40,000 more than I thought they would have though.

As for Amazon? Why would they get involved. Their isn't a market for online/streaming sports...their Tennis coverage has been a similar disaster.

These streaming services need to stick to On Demand content and leave the live stuff to the TV providers.
Totally agree!
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Old 12-12-2018, 22:52   #8822
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Collapse of Eleven can't come quick enough. 50,000 sounds about 40,000 more than I thought they would have though.

As for Amazon? Why would they get involved. Their isn't a market for online/streaming sports...their Tennis coverage has been a similar disaster.

These streaming services need to stick to On Demand content and leave the live stuff to the TV providers.
They are involved!
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Reality often trumps way out unsubstantiated predictions MM.
I think the UK's just a very crowded market for Eleven Sports but not having 11 sports rights and not being on the main platforms doesn't help matters. You've got Sky, BT, Premier Sports/Free Sports, EuroSport/Quest, Box Nation, Amazon, two racing channels plus the PSBs including S4C.
No wonder DAZN decided to give the UK sports market a miss despite being based here!
Not surprised UFC stayed with BT, they've heavily advertised it with posters which Eleven could only dream of.
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It would be interesting to know why their negotiations with Virgin Media came to nothing, but maybe VM were not convinced that Eleven could survive over here with their model and bearing in mind existing competition.

It's a tough market. Remember, in the early days, it was touch and go whether Sky would survive, and look at it now!

This certainly doesn't prove it's the end for streaming live events. There are too many problems with live streaming at the moment and superfast broadband still has to be rolled out across the country. Until these issues are ironed out, this method of sports delivery to our screens will continue to attract its critics, and rightly so.
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It would be interesting to know why their negotiations with Virgin Media came to nothing.
If one does not have a good hand to start with which quite clearly they did not they were found out very early in the game by Virgin and Sky.

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It's a tough market. Remember, in the early days, it was touch and go whether Sky would survive, and look at it now!
The UK sports TV market already has two 80lb gorilla's OB and as such there ain't room for a baby one as well.

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This certainly doesn't prove it's the end for streaming live events. There are too many problems with live streaming at the moment and superfast broadband still has to be rolled out across the country. Until these issues are ironed out, this method of sports delivery to our screens will continue to attract its critics, and rightly so.
Ifs , buts and maybes and personally l can't see that changing.
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It would be interesting to know why their negotiations with Virgin Media came to nothing, but maybe VM were not convinced that Eleven could survive over here with their model and bearing in mind existing competition.

It's a tough market. Remember, in the early days, it was touch and go whether Sky would survive, and look at it now!

This certainly doesn't prove it's the end for streaming live events. There are too many problems with live streaming at the moment and superfast broadband still has to be rolled out across the country. Until these issues are ironed out, this method of sports delivery to our screens will continue to attract its critics, and rightly so.
Had Sky not being successful in acquiring the Premier League rights in 1992 I don't think it would have lasted the 20th century.
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Had Sky not being successful in acquiring the Premier League rights in 1992 I don't think it would have lasted the 20th century.
Correct. It almost sunk without trace! Who'd've thought it?
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The UK sports TV market already has two 80lb gorilla's OB and as such there ain't room for a baby one as well.
Especially when there is a Primary age one to factor in too i.e. Premier/Freesports
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I see Eleven Sports are now trying to renegotiate it's contracts according to the press.

It is apparently trying to get just the streaming rights , good luck with that as I can't see BT or Sky being interested in having the rights back if they can't give customers access using the BT Sport app or Sky Go.
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I see Eleven Sports are now trying to renegotiate it's contracts according to the press.

It is apparently trying to get just the streaming rights , good luck with that as I can't see BT or Sky being interested in having the rights back if they can't give customers access using the BT Sport app or Sky Go.
Clueless is the word that springs to mind MM.
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It's a tough market. Remember, in the early days, it was touch and go whether Sky would survive, and look at it now!
Sky did develop a new market though, and discover they could make football “compelling”. What’s the market for Eleven (or similar)?

It’s pretty well saturated.
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