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Old 05-02-2021, 15:48   #10261
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l think Sky are to determined to snap up the Ashes TV rights home and away in my opinion.
Yes, I reckon they're both keen to keep enough cricket rights in order to keep cricket fans subscribing to each service.
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Yes, I reckon they're both keen to keep enough cricket rights in order to keep cricket fans subscribing to each service.
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In other unrelated news French football has finally put a end to its TV rights impasse.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...ench-football/
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Exactly Andrew.



In other unrelated news French football has finally put a end to its TV rights impasse.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...ench-football/
French are a mess when it comes to TV rights - trying to find out who has UK rights to Top14 rugby, impossible to ascertain.

Can anyone help?
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Old 06-02-2021, 10:24   #10264
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French are a mess when it comes to TV rights - trying to find out who has UK rights to Top14 rugby, impossible to ascertain.

Can anyone help?
I don't think any of the main UK sporst channels has the rights to it yet. It's not on the websites of Sky Sports, BT Sport or Premier Sports.

On the Top 14 website, it lists a handful of international broadcasters but no one is listed for the UK although TV5 Monde seems to have global coverage and will "Broadcast the show "Jour de Rugby" each weekend and broadcast 10 matches: the last 5 days of the championship and the entire final phase"
https://www.top14-rugby.com/en-US/wa...v-broadcasters
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I don't think any of the main UK sporst channels has the rights to it yet. It's not on the websites of Sky Sports, BT Sport or Premier Sports.

On the Top 14 website, it lists a handful of international broadcasters but no one is listed for the UK although TV5 Monde seems to have global coverage and will "Broadcast the show "Jour de Rugby" each weekend and broadcast 10 matches: the last 5 days of the championship and the entire final phase"
https://www.top14-rugby.com/en-US/wa...v-broadcasters
Thanks for the reply, more or less confirms my findings.

Not available in UK - personally, I miss watching the odd games that used to be broadcast.

I presume it was a case of Top14 wanting more for the rights than the broadcasters thought they were worth - thought sky would have been interested as they have no northern hemisphere rugby rights at all.
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Old 07-02-2021, 10:47   #10266
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Thanks for the reply, more or less confirms my findings.

Not available in UK - personally, I miss watching the odd games that used to be broadcast.

I presume it was a case of Top14 wanting more for the rights than the broadcasters thought they were worth - thought sky would have been interested as they have no northern hemisphere rugby rights at all.
I suspect they might come to some last-minute deal here. But it's just not the UK their coverage seems lacking in - no deals in rugby countries like Italy, Australia, South Africa, Romania and dare I say it, Japan.

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Exactly Andrew.
In other unrelated news French football has finally put a end to its TV rights impasse.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...ench-football/
Yes - rights have returned to the French equivalent of Sky (Canal+). Though I think there's more drama off the pitch than on it when it comes to French football!
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Old 07-02-2021, 12:33   #10267
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Exactly Andrew.

In other unrelated news French football has finally put a end to its TV rights impasse.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...ench-football/
So the big streamers couldn't make the reserve price but Canal+ happy to step in once the middle man is cut out?

Interesting. France has a well developed pay-tv market, a reasonable market size (67 million people) yet none of the plucky upstarts can win the rights.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:57   #10268
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I don't think any of the main UK sporst channels has the rights to it yet. It's not on the websites of Sky Sports, BT Sport or Premier Sports.

On the Top 14 website, it lists a handful of international broadcasters but no one is listed for the UK although TV5 Monde seems to have global coverage and will "Broadcast the show "Jour de Rugby" each weekend and broadcast 10 matches: the last 5 days of the championship and the entire final phase"
https://www.top14-rugby.com/en-US/wa...v-broadcasters
Indeed - Sky used to have these, but didn't renew about 3ish seasons ago.
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Amazon has clinched the rights to La Liga matches this season.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2021...ideo-channels/

LaLigaTV has launched on Amazon Prime Video in a major expansion for the Spanish football network.

Starting this coming weekend, Prime members in the UK will be able to add-on the channel for an additional cost of £6.99 per month in a distribution agreement which lasts until the end of the current season.

The deal marks the first time that Prime Video Channels will show live football from an overseas competition in the UK. The channel broadcasts each and every LaLiga match, along with more than 25 hours of weekly live studio programming.


LaLiga President Javier Tebas said: “We are excited to be growing our UK presence with Amazon Prime Video, which has quickly become an important name in the world of sport. The UK has a deep love of football and a huge demand for premium live content, which is reflected by the range of broadcast options we are making available to fans.”

Julian Monaghan, Director of Amazon Prime Video Channels EU, said: “We’re delighted to offer UK Prime members access to live matches from the top Spanish football league, including some of the world’s best teams, players and rivalries with the addition of LaLigaTV on Prime Video Channels. LaLigaTV is a great addition to our growing stable of live sport and sports docuseries available on Prime Video and Prime Video Channels,
giving customers even more selection to find the sports they’re passionate about.”

The addition of LaLiga complements a growing roster of sports available to watch on Prime Video. Amazon itself holds rights to competitions including the English Premier League, Autumn Nations Cup international Rugby Union and US Open, while subscribers can also access additional channels including Eurosport at an extra cost.
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Old 11-02-2021, 19:36   #10270
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Amazon has clinched the rights to La Liga matches this season.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2021...ideo-channels/

LaLigaTV has launched on Amazon Prime Video in a major expansion for the Spanish football network.

Starting this coming weekend, Prime members in the UK will be able to add-on the channel for an additional cost of £6.99 per month in a distribution agreement which lasts until the end of the current season.

The deal marks the first time that Prime Video Channels will show live football from an overseas competition in the UK. The channel broadcasts each and every LaLiga match, along with more than 25 hours of weekly live studio programming.


LaLiga President Javier Tebas said: “We are excited to be growing our UK presence with Amazon Prime Video, which has quickly become an important name in the world of sport. The UK has a deep love of football and a huge demand for premium live content, which is reflected by the range of broadcast options we are making available to fans.”

Julian Monaghan, Director of Amazon Prime Video Channels EU, said: “We’re delighted to offer UK Prime members access to live matches from the top Spanish football league, including some of the world’s best teams, players and rivalries with the addition of LaLigaTV on Prime Video Channels. LaLigaTV is a great addition to our growing stable of live sport and sports docuseries available on Prime Video and Prime Video Channels,
giving customers even more selection to find the sports they’re passionate about.”

The addition of LaLiga complements a growing roster of sports available to watch on Prime Video. Amazon itself holds rights to competitions including the English Premier League, Autumn Nations Cup international Rugby Union and US Open, while subscribers can also access additional channels including Eurosport at an extra cost.
£6.99 too much for me,and on top of usual Prime membership fee?
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It's £6.99 on Premier Player, which you can cast to an Amazon fire stick and other popular devices.

Seems an odd deal to strike to say we can sell you what you can buy elsewhere for the same price. I suppose it's a welcome move for televisions and games consoles that have Prime Video but not Premier Player.
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Agreed, £6.99 pm to watch Spanish football - far too much, should be included in Prime sub as EPL games are.

I expect Prime will charge extra for EPL games if they get a reasonable take up on this.

Thin end of the wedge.
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Agreed, £6.99 pm to watch Spanish football - far too much, should be included in Prime sub as EPL games are.

I expect Prime will charge extra for EPL games if they get a reasonable take up on this.

Thin end of the wedge.
Agree. To be honest I rarely watched Spanish football when it was on Sky so wouldn't pay any extra to watch it now.
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Agree. To be honest I rarely watched Spanish football when it was on Sky so wouldn't pay any extra to watch it now.
And this is the problem with the way subscription TV is going! Customers complain that their subscription price is too high or expect introductory new customer deals to last forever but then complain when there's no investment made into the product!

The same with sports rights, the provider loses sports rights because they need to cut costs or cannot bid as high due to less subscription income. So someone else picks up the rights and charges a separate subscription. Net, the customer ends up paying more than they did previously to the two companies combined!

The loser is the casual viewer that may choose to dip in and out every now and then but aren't prepared to pay a second subscription.

Sometimes a monopoly isn't a bad thing!
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