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Old 11-08-2013, 14:23   #3241
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Good point to bring up, Members are saying that VM are testing the BT channels on the network, how do we know that.

I didn't think you could find that out on cable tv.
I might be wrong but I believe you can if you connect your cable box to a pc
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Old 11-08-2013, 18:09   #3242
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I might be wrong but I believe you can if you connect your cable box to a pc
You are wrong.

The only way to do this is against the Ts&Cs of the Virgin Media contract as it requires a non-Virgin Media-supplied box to be connected to the cable feed.
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Old 11-08-2013, 18:11   #3243
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You are wrong.

The only way to do this is against the Ts&Cs of the Virgin Media contract as it requires a non-Virgin Media-supplied box to be connected to the cable feed.
That does not make him wrong. It merely breaks Virgin's Ts&Cs, him saying it is not wrong.
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Old 11-08-2013, 18:21   #3244
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You are wrong.

The only way to do this is against the Ts&Cs of the Virgin Media contract as it requires a non-Virgin Media-supplied box to be connected to the cable feed.
Thanks, I wasn't sure
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:42   #3245
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BT Sport passes the one million mark...
http://www.btplc.com/news/articles/s...15f416117c8%7d
Quite impressive, they're doing quite well without Virgin.
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:50   #3246
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BT Sport passes the one million mark...
http://www.btplc.com/news/articles/s...15f416117c8%7d
Quite impressive, they're doing quite well without Virgin.
Over 500,000 are existing BT customers who are getting it for free anyway.
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:54   #3247
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Over 500,000 are existing BT customers who are getting it for free anyway.
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that their intention?
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Old 12-08-2013, 14:54   #3248
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Over 500,000 are existing BT customers who are getting it for free anyway.
To be fair BT do acknowledge that the figure includes those who get the service for free.

Must admit I'm impressed. It was just a few weeks ago they confirmed 500,000 had the channel.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/25/bt-spo...ports-3899255/

Unless I'm reading this wrongly that means BT Sports have added another 500,000 customers / subscribers in 3 weeks. As the season draws ever closer, I can see the same signing up again prior to Saturday!
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Old 12-08-2013, 15:00   #3249
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To be fair BT do acknowledge that the figure includes those who get the service for free.

Must admit I'm impressed. It was just a few weeks ago they confirmed 500,000 had the channel.

http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/25/bt-spo...ports-3899255/

Unless I'm reading this wrongly that means BT Sports have added another 500,000 customers / subscribers in 3 weeks.
That does seem strange. Then again some people will do anything to watch some footie.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that their intention?
Its a lot of money to spend to keep existing customers.
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Old 12-08-2013, 15:03   #3250
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That does seem strange. Then again some people will do anything to watch some footie.

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Its a lot of money to spend to keep existing customers.
exactly and bt shareholders wont be happy spending all that money for no return
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Old 12-08-2013, 15:27   #3251
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BT Sport passes the one million mark...
http://www.btplc.com/news/articles/s...15f416117c8%7d
Quite impressive, they're doing quite well without Virgin.
Doesn't say exactly how many of those are new, paying customers.

BT Broadband has around 6.5 million existing customers, it's a fair bet quite a few of those will be signing up for 'free' BT Sports.

Sky is currently running a free broadband offer for Sky Sports customers.

It will be interesting to see how all this pans out - it seems somewhat high risk from BT's point of view unless they can sign up lots of NEW, paying customers. Otherwise a very, very expensive way to retain their existing customer base.
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exactly and bt shareholders wont be happy spending all that money for no return
I think they will make a return. It has been estimated that BT have spent, or will spend in total, £1.3 billion in terms of sports rights and channel set up.

To cover their outlay BT will need to bring in £325,000,000 per year for the next 4 years, which works out at £27,083,333 per month. Big figures but when you break them down further that only equates to 1,800,000 subscribers paying £15.00 per month.

Taking into consideration advertising revenue, commercial business deals, BT Sports in Ireland, international distribution of some of their programming and the £15.00 connection fee for new customers, it’s very likely BT will see a return.
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Old 12-08-2013, 16:08   #3253
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Something else to remember too is that BT will have to continue to invest money as and when contracts are up for renewal regarding showing rugby,footy etc. I know they may not be for a few years but you can guarantee Sky will come out fighting when contracts are up for renewal.
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Something else to remember too is that BT will have to continue to invest money as and when contracts are up for renewal regarding showing rugby,footy etc. I know they may not be for a few years but you can guarantee Sky will come out fighting when contracts are up for renewal.
The Champions League rights are up for renewal in the next couple of months. Imagine if BT wrestled them away from SKY.
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The Champions League rights are up for renewal in the next couple of months. Imagine if BT wrestled them away from SKY.
That won't happen in my humble opinion.
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