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Old 25-03-2021, 13:31   #10336
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Amazon in line for share of 6 Nations rugby contract.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...eid=3598503789

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Television rights for some of rugby union’s Six Nations Championship matches are expected to move to pay-TV for the first time since 2001.

It’s anticipated that from next year the competition will be split between Amazon and terrestrial broadcasters BBC and ITV who currently transmit the annual competition free-to-air.
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Old 25-03-2021, 15:02   #10337
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Amazon in line for share of 6 Nations rugby contract.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2021...eid=3598503789

Another nail in the coffin - will have to add Prime subscription to all the others.
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Old 25-03-2021, 15:07   #10338
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The reporting appears to have shifted on that...

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a...ghts-kq0jschxc

Amazon and the terrestrial broadcasters are expected to split the rights for autumn internationals and the Six Nations, according to industry sources.

Although Amazon had been expected to bid for a share of the Six Nations — which would have meant some of the tournament’s games being shown on a pay-TV service for the first time — it is understood the platform’s priority is to focus on the autumn matches.

The sale of the rights for both the Six Nations and the autumn internationals is being done together to maximise revenues. Amazon is understood to be prepared to leave the way clear for the Six Nations to go to terrestrial broadcasters.
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Old 25-03-2021, 18:00   #10339
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The reporting appears to have shifted on that...

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a...ghts-kq0jschxc

Amazon and the terrestrial broadcasters are expected to split the rights for autumn internationals and the Six Nations, according to industry sources.

Although Amazon had been expected to bid for a share of the Six Nations — which would have meant some of the tournament’s games being shown on a pay-TV service for the first time — it is understood the platform’s priority is to focus on the autumn matches.

The sale of the rights for both the Six Nations and the autumn internationals is being done together to maximise revenues. Amazon is understood to be prepared to leave the way clear for the Six Nations to go to terrestrial broadcasters.
I guess Amazon want new customers in Autumn in time to purchase their Christmas shopping.
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Old 25-03-2021, 19:13   #10340
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I guess Amazon want new customers in Autumn in time to purchase their Christmas shopping.
Exactly this, something often forgotten.

Sky & BT's business is sports broadcasting, and want to drive subscriptions to their sports channels.

Amazon's business is encouraging online sales, so are interested in driving subscriptions to their video platform at particular times of the year.

These 3 bidders will all have different motivations for wanting different parts of the 6-Nations/autumn series rights.
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Old 26-03-2021, 23:06   #10341
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Exactly this, something often forgotten.

Sky & BT's business is sports broadcasting, and want to drive subscriptions to their sports channels.

Amazon's business is encouraging online sales, so are interested in driving subscriptions to their video platform at particular times of the year.

These 3 bidders will all have different motivations for wanting different parts of the 6-Nations/autumn series rights.
The article was amended/qualified to say that Amazon were only really interested in the Autumn internationals for the reason JAPitts suggested.

Their problem is the rights for the 6 Nations and Autumn Internationals are being lumped together in an attempt to drive the price up.

So Amazon have a dilemma - unless they bid hen resell what they don't want (assuming this would be allowed).
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Old 07-04-2021, 09:12   #10342
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A couple of media reporting that the BBC/ITV joint bid for the 6N is now around the £100m mark, and the per-game cost is not far off what Sky pay for PL football.

Putting roughly similiar figures to the autumn internationals makes for some interesting numbers, I'm guessing that at least one out of Sky/BT is making a serious play for those, I'd guess the 2023 RWC warm-ups are also being bundled there.
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A couple of media reporting that the BBC/ITV joint bid for the 6N is now around the £100m mark, and the per-game cost is not far off what Sky pay for PL football.

Putting roughly similiar figures to the autumn internationals makes for some interesting numbers, I'm guessing that at least one out of Sky/BT is making a serious play for those, I'd guess the 2023 RWC warm-ups are also being bundled there.
I was under the impression that the 6 Nations and Autumn Internationals were being sold as 1 package.

It seems Amazon are not very interested in 6 Nations but are in the Autumn Internationals as this is in the lead up to Black Friday.

I haven't seen anything to suggest BBC and ITV are looking to pay £100m - in fact I haven't seen anything from them at all (maybe I read the wrong paper and missed it on the Net?)

What I have seen is BBC being lambasted for only putting one of England Women's rugby matches on BBC main channels, whilst hiding the other 2 on their red button.
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Old 09-04-2021, 18:17   #10344
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Ahh... from my understanding, yes and no.

The autumn internationals have always had individual TV deals for each union - so RFU, WRU, SRU etc have managed their own broadcast arrangements.

As of now, that's been centralised and the Six Nations "committee" are now arranging a TV deal for the November-internationals covering all the 6 Nations.. however, I don't think it's been said anywhere that this will necessarily be the same contract as covering the 6N tournament itself.

Whilst we're clearly in the realms of rumours and leaks, TRP seem as reliable a source as any - https://twitter.com/TheRugbyPaper/st...32617573949456

If I had to place bets, I'd say Amazon & Sky both want the autumn series, while the 6N is a FTA vs Sky battle. It's probably only Amazon who are willing to have a FTA/pay model for the 6N, everyone else will want exclusivity.
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With DAZN highly involved in the proposed European Super League I would think it highly unlikely they would be bidding for the next Premier League rights.

So one streamer less.
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Old 20-04-2021, 19:24   #10346
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I think it's close to collapsing now that Chelsea have pulled out, I've also heard that Man City are pulling out too.
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I think it's close to collapsing now that Chelsea have pulled out, I've also heard that Man City are pulling out too.
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I think it's close to collapsing now that Chelsea have pulled out, I've also heard that Man City are pulling out too.

Heard Chelsea were planning to pull out, not heard anything about Man City though - although Pep has said he is against it.

The whole thing is based on the American style of sport where you have nothing to lose - expect news of drafts for players next.

You can see why Real Madrid/Barcelona are interested as although they get a big %age of La Liga rights the whole is nothing near the Premier League values.
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Looks like the debacle may have claimed one head. Ed Woodward has resigned as Vice Chairman of Manchester United. Did he agree with the Super League idea?

https://news.sky.com/story/european-...tands-12281731

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