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Old 16-02-2024, 06:37   #11626
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ESPN+ (US) show a good selection of 1st and 2nd round - and all ties for 3rd round onwards.

But you'll never get all matches involving smaller clubs.

National League try and show all their's live but you'll find the occasional North or South fixture is unavailable. More have no commentrary.

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They should screen all FA cup matches from the Extra Preliminary round onwards. With 732 teams, that should see who is really committed. The Premiership can finance it, pocket money to them.
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Old 19-02-2024, 00:15   #11627
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My personal preference would be ITV as the free to air broadcaster as I detest Shearer,Lineker and co on the BBC
no way. BBC as no adverts. better pundits and commentators. when ITV have it you have awful pundits and about 10 mins out of 15 of adverts at half time!
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Old 19-02-2024, 07:59   #11628
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The last game I saw on ITV was about on about a 15-20 second delay which is unusual for linear tv.

And ITV have crashed out of live sport to an ad break too often in the past - missing goals.

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Old 19-02-2024, 13:02   #11629
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no way. BBC as no adverts. better pundits and commentators. when ITV have it you have awful pundits and about 10 mins out of 15 of adverts at half time!
The BBC don't have adverts is true enough but they certainly make up for that with trailers advertising BBC programs. As for better pundits,don't agree at all. Alan Shearer,boring as hell. Lineker,over paid and another bore.
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Old 19-02-2024, 13:30   #11630
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The BBC don't have adverts is true enough but they certainly make up for that with trailers advertising BBC programs. As for better pundits,don't agree at all. Alan Shearer,boring as hell. Lineker,over paid and another bore.
All pundits are boring. Never seem to watch the same game as me.
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Old 19-02-2024, 14:30   #11631
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Sky & DAZN to share Anthony Joshua v Francis Ngannou

Sky Sports and DAZN will both air Anthony Joshua’s bout with Francis Ngannou on their pay-per-view services.

DAZN will continue to show the fight worldwide, but Sky Sports Box Office will also air it in the UK.

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Those plucky streamers have swerved these rights too. I believe the predecessor competition rights were held by Sky Sports.
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TNT Sports has expanded its rugby portfolio by securing live rights to screen the HSBC SVNS, rugby sevens’ biggest annual competition worldwide, in the UK and Ireland on a two-year deal until the end of the 2025 season.

With three rounds of the 2023-24 series completed, the first broadcast of the revamped series on TNT Sports and discovery+ will be when the HSBC SVNS heads to Vancouver in western Canada on the weekend of 23-25 February.

Trojan Paillot, Senior Vice President, Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Warner Bros. Discovery Europe, said: “In a historic year for the sport, we’re pleased to further expand our huge and varied premium rugby offer for fans in the UK and Ireland.
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Old 21-02-2024, 14:26   #11633
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I think we've discussed in another thread if the ESPN-Fox-WBD sports joint venture went against US competition rules. Looks like we're about to find out.
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Fubo files antitrust motion to halt Disney, FOX, Warner Bros streaming plan

Sports streaming company Fubo has filed an antitrust lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company, FOX Corp and Warner Bros. Discovery over plans to launch a joint streaming platform.

The motion filed in a New York Federal Court alleges Fubo is being forced to [licence] several dozen expensive, non-sports channels as a condition of licensing sports rights from the companies as part of a scheme to stifle competition.

“For decades, Defendants have leveraged their iron grip on sports content to extract billions of dollars in supra-competitive profits” by engaging in practices causing consumers to pay more for highly popular sports content and resulting in significant damages to both Fubo and its customers,” reads the Fubo complaint.

The complaint alleges that the autumn launch of the joint venture “steals Fubo’s playbook” and is only the latest example of the campaign.
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Old 21-02-2024, 15:48   #11634
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...and talking of sports streaming apps, Apple has just launched a sports app.

Anyone who still thinks that the tech giants aren't serious about sports, think again.

First, it's stats, betting and minor rights, then they'll move their tanks into grabbing all the big stuff.
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I read recently apparently Apple are interested in acquiring Global rights to F1
https://appleinsider.com/articles/23...-for-formula-1

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