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Old 07-11-2020, 13:27   #10186
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I wonder if DAZN are launching on Sky as there is a channel called Sportystuff testing in HD on Sky at the moment
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Old 10-11-2020, 15:09   #10187
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Sky Sports has announced that it will make this Saturday's Fight Night boxing - including undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor's defence against Miriam Gutierrez - available to all via multiple digital platforms.

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It will be available to Sky Sports customers on Sky Sports Arena and non-subscribers alike, this Saturday from 7pm on the broadcaster's YouTube and Facebook channels, as well as on www.skysports.com.
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As part of Sky Sports' commitment to women's sport - first announced back in March - the move comes with the aim of ensuring elite women's sport is more easily accessible to the public through both increasing its existing coverage and by strengthening its digital output.
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Old 10-11-2020, 23:07   #10188
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I wonder if DAZN are launching on Sky as there is a channel called Sportystuff testing in HD on Sky at the moment
More tough luck for DAZN. The fight they planned to show as part of their big UK launch has been called off after Luke Campbell tested positive for Covid.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/54894871
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Old 12-11-2020, 18:40   #10189
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I wonder if DAZN are launching on Sky as there is a channel called Sportystuff testing in HD on Sky at the moment
I think that might be the Amazon Prime channel.

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Amazon makes Autumn Nations Cup rugby coverage free for Scottish and Welsh pubs

Streaming giant Amazon Prime Video has announced that live Autumn Nations Cup matches will be available to premises able to open in line with Government restrictions – for free – via a dedicated PrimeVideo HD channel on Sky.
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Old 12-11-2020, 19:49   #10190
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Don't pubs have broadband? Fire sticks?
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Premier League discontinues pay-per-view model

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It was doomed from the start..
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Congrats to the football fans who stood firm on not paying.
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Congrats to the football fans who stood firm on not paying.
Agree.
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Old 13-11-2020, 20:02   #10195
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https://www.skysports.com/football/n...per-view-model
Same story but the BBC published a list of what games will be shown on what channels. SKY only confirmed the games they will be showing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54932314
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Congrats to the football fans who stood firm on not paying.
Which are the vast majority which is good to see..
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One on BBC and one on prime in November.

The article I saw said Ppv is off the table until at least the new year.

So a victory but seems they are keeping their options open.
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One on BBC and one on prime in November.

The article I saw said Ppv is off the table until at least the new year.

So a victory but seems they are keeping their options open.
I do think they will revisit extracting revenue from these 'additional' games but we're unlikely to see £15 a game and I doubt PPV. I think there will be a subscription model potentially.

Depending on vaccine/rollout and likelihood of games having crowds next season they might just abandon options for this season and just go with the flow. If it looks like no crowds into next season they would probably start evaluating options.
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Quite entertained at reading the analysis on another forum where people are absolutely perplexed at the near-zero value of these rights. Considering the amount of time they spend debating football commentators I'd like to that at least a couple of them would have worked it out.

There's 380 games out there of varying value. The highest value, rather obviously, being the biggest games between the biggest teams. This is on a sliding scale for broadcasters - hence those packages with 'first picks' sell for more than those with 'second picks' and so forth. There is however the quota system - this does mean that the best game of a weekend could in theory at least come out as a 'second pick' etc. It also means that an attractive game could, be turned down by both broadcasters albeit it's unlikely.

To the casual supporter Sky were the only place you could watch more than one game per week. Now BT get a couple of games per week in the new setup, which is undesirable for Sky. There's now free to air games and games Amazon are making available, again satisfying the interest of the passive viewer.

The reality is that introducing the 201st-380th ranking games have extremely low value and serve only to dilute the offering of Sky/BT who are paying top dollar for their share. Selling all 380 games would be unlikely to get significantly greater revenue than the present offering (or else, they're capitalists - they'd have done it by now!).

Leagues where every game is broadcast tend towards a 1st pick/2nd pick/rest model or have an exclusive broadcaster.
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Quite entertained at reading the analysis on another forum where people are absolutely perplexed at the near-zero value of these rights. Considering the amount of time they spend debating football commentators I'd like to that at least a couple of them would have worked it out.

There's 380 games out there of varying value. The highest value, rather obviously, being the biggest games between the biggest teams. This is on a sliding scale for broadcasters - hence those packages with 'first picks' sell for more than those with 'second picks' and so forth. There is however the quota system - this does mean that the best game of a weekend could in theory at least come out as a 'second pick' etc. It also means that an attractive game could, be turned down by both broadcasters albeit it's unlikely.

To the casual supporter Sky were the only place you could watch more than one game per week. Now BT get a couple of games per week in the new setup, which is undesirable for Sky. There's now free to air games and games Amazon are making available, again satisfying the interest of the passive viewer.

The reality is that introducing the 201st-380th ranking games have extremely low value and serve only to dilute the offering of Sky/BT who are paying top dollar for their share. Selling all 380 games would be unlikely to get significantly greater revenue than the present offering (or else, they're capitalists - they'd have done it by now!).

Leagues where every game is broadcast tend towards a 1st pick/2nd pick/rest model or have an exclusive broadcaster.
EPL was prevented from having an exclusive broadcaster (by EU I believe) some time ago, in the interest of competition - since then the rights have spiralled out of control.

As for a top match not being broadcast - this could happen when 2 unfancied sides are near the top of the league, because the matches are selected some time in advance.

---------- Post added at 12:54 ---------- Previous post was at 12:07 ----------

Just watching the Italy v Scotland match on Prime.

A couple of observations

1) the picture quality is not HD
2) the action doesn't flow as it would naturally - by this I mean it looks phrenetic - similar to when I have watched BT football streamed through a lap top onto a TV.

If streaming is the future it has to improve in quality.
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