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Old 02-05-2022, 17:49   #10891
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It wasn't to this extent and the notion that venture capital or Silicon Valley would throw money down the toilet in the way they have with streaming services is fanciful.
The fragmentation of sport was already happening on pay TV. Sky had already split its channels in that way in preparation for any loss of rights.

Your expectation that the status quo would have been maintained had the streamers not come along is, well, fanciful.

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The consumers who now have to buy multiple services at higher cost than incumbent pay-tv packages?
Except that they are not higher unless you opt to subscribe to a multitude of more expensive streamers.
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Old 02-05-2022, 17:50   #10892
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The fragmentation of sport was already happening on pay TV. Sky had already split its channels in that way in preparation for any loss of rights.

Your expectation that the status quo would have been maintained had the streamers not come along is, well, fanciful.

Except that they are not higher unless you opt to subscribe to a multitude of more expensive streamers.
Which of course you have to do in order to maintain the depth and breadth of content that you had before fragmentation by loss making streamers.
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Old 02-05-2022, 17:53   #10893
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Which of course you have to do in order to maintain the depth and breadth of content that you had before fragmentation by loss making streamers.
Nope. Streamers + terrestrials give you all the variety you need.

Again, you have failed to explain ‘breadth of content’.
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Old 02-05-2022, 18:20   #10894
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Nope. Streamers + terrestrials give you all the variety you need.

Again, you have failed to explain ‘breadth of content’.
Clearly not at the lowest price point - or nobody would subscribe to Sky/Virgin at all (including yourself!).
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Old 02-05-2022, 18:58   #10895
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Clearly not at the lowest price point - or nobody would subscribe to Sky/Virgin at all (including yourself!).
I was questioning what you meant by ‘breadth’ of content.

If that relates to the non premium Sky channels, I hate to be the one to tell you that 95%+ of the content on most of those are not worthy of being included in your ‘breadth of content’ definition.

The main five terrestrial channels provide that breadth, not the general entertainment pay tv channels, which really aren’t worth paying for these days.
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Old 02-05-2022, 19:22   #10896
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I was questioning what you meant by ‘breadth’ of content.

If that relates to the non premium Sky channels, I hate to be the one to tell you that 95%+ of the content on most of those are not worthy of being included in your ‘breadth of content’ definition.

The main five terrestrial channels provide that breadth, not the general entertainment pay tv channels, which really aren’t worth paying for these days.
It’s hard to take you seriously when the exact same content delivered over streaming would be perfectly acceptable in your view.
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Old 02-05-2022, 19:35   #10897
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It’s hard to take you seriously when the exact same content delivered over streaming would be perfectly acceptable in your view.
It’s laughable isn’t it , the streamers have equally as much junk available on them just try and find yourself a decent Netflix Original film and you may find 1 in 10.
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Old 02-05-2022, 21:16   #10898
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It’s laughable isn’t it , the streamers have equally as much junk available on them just try and find yourself a decent Netflix Original film and you may find 1 in 10.
https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...x#post36083316

Here’s OB pining for Britbox. A service of literal repeats. Previously offered by UK Gold and Granada Plus (and many other iterations along the way).
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Old 02-05-2022, 21:58   #10899
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Here’s OB pining for Britbox. A service of literal repeats. Previously offered by UK Gold and Granada Plus (and many other iterations along the way).
It’s somehow better though when it’s streamed.
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Old 02-05-2022, 21:59   #10900
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Can you folks please confine your back and forth to the chit chat thread?
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And sky sports subscribers await a price reduction lol

Assuming you mean England football internationals moving to channel 4 - this is unlikely to make any difference to sky sports as, with the exception of the last 2 friendlies, England internationals have been on ITV for a number of years.

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Exactly... They must be feeling the squeeze if they didn't bid enough

Hardly relevant - been on NT Sports for years now.
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whats this about england internationals on channel 4? Can't find a post about it during the last two pages....
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Watch out on May 12th.

We may get a update on a BT Sports / Discovery merger on that dete as BT PLC reveal results on that date.
Looks like we will get a announcement within the next 11 days.
https://community.bt.com/t5/TV-Conte...2229073#M25731

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whats this about england internationals on channel 4? Can't find a post about it during the last two pages....
Not sure why you’d limit yourself to two pages and posts on a bank holiday weekend.

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...ostcount=10842
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Not sure why you’d limit yourself to two pages and posts on a bank holiday weekend.

https://www.cableforum.uk/board/show...ostcount=10842
i wanted to make a point haha
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