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Old 03-12-2021, 20:47   #661
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Re: Streaming services news, offers and general chit chat

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“Good” news that so many people enjoyed Amazon’s football coverage but bad news from BT with the reminder that someone has to pay for the fact streaming is a ruthlessly inefficient way to broadcast live events to millions of homes.

That says it all, as it stands right now, streaming of football is mingin.
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Old 04-12-2021, 20:52   #662
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How useless is the Toni Triage Bot, the bloody thing keeps asking the same questions, I want to cancel Premier Sports, but it looks like I need to phone, it's kind of stupid because to add that service you can do it via your V6 box, so why can Virgin not make it simple for people to cancel an added service?
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Old 04-12-2021, 21:15   #663
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How useless is the Toni Triage Bot, the bloody thing keeps asking the same questions, I want to cancel Premier Sports, but it looks like I need to phone, it's kind of stupid because to add that service you can do it via your V6 box, so why can Virgin not make it simple for people to cancel an added service?
cuz they want you to give up and keep it
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Old 04-12-2021, 21:18   #664
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cuz they want you to give up and keep it

Yeah, I think that's spot on, unfortunately.
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Old 04-12-2021, 21:21   #665
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May be account specific so woth checking if you have NOW, Sky sports offer £14.99p/m for 3 months nice price for over the festive season.
I got that one offered.

If you look through google shopping you can find codes for discounts on sports/movies/entertainment and boost for a few pounds. Not sure who these sellers are (or where they get them) but I bought the Boost one (£2 a month for 6 months for £2.29) to add to the others I've gradually accumulated from Now.

I've currently got entertainment for £4.99, movies £2.99, sports £14.99 and boost £2 all on my account for the festive season. Will see what they offer me when I go to cancel.
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Old 04-12-2021, 21:53   #666
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I had previously cancelled the Now Tv sub, I brought it back for the new season of the excellent Succession drama, I got a free seven-day trial and then cancelled online as I didn't want to pay £9.99 per month for the entertainment package, I got the usual stay with us etc etc and kept going to the cancel section, and low and behold, I got the entertainment package for £3.99.
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I had previously cancelled the Now Tv sub, I brought it back for the new season of the excellent Succession drama, I got a free seven-day trial and then cancelled online as I didn't want to pay £9.99 per month for the entertainment package, I got the usual stay with us etc etc and kept going to the cancel section, and low and behold, I got the entertainment package for £3.99.
Yes the multiple "stay with us" is being looked into by the powers that be as it may be unlawful, it should only ask once if you want to cancel and then make a offer, not ask 3 or 4 times if you want to cancel.
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The business pages of Today's Telegraph leads with an article stating Discovery is in discussions with BT which may result in the DAZN bid being rejected.

Apparently the details of the DAZN bid are not agreed as yet - major sticking points being :-

BT wanting guarantees of the reliability of DAZN's streaming - concerns over blackouts during live coverage which might lead to BT losing broadband customers

DAZN's commitment to maintaining current sports rights

DAZN wanting BT to give long-term guarantees from BT to cover any potential customer cancellations - something BT refuses to do.

It seems all is not perfect in the world of streaming!
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Old 05-12-2021, 14:39   #669
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The business pages of Today's Telegraph leads with an article stating Discovery is in discussions with BT which may result in the DAZN bid being rejected.

Apparently the details of the DAZN bid are not agreed as yet - major sticking points being :-

BT wanting guarantees of the reliability of DAZN's streaming - concerns over blackouts during live coverage which might lead to BT losing broadband customers

DAZN's commitment to maintaining current sports rights

DAZN wanting BT to give long-term guarantees from BT to cover any potential customer cancellations - something BT refuses to do.

It seems all is not perfect in the world of streaming!
Sounds like this spending billions on sports rights thing is much harder than some on the forum continue to portray.
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Old 05-12-2021, 17:36   #670
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Sounds like this spending billions on sports rights thing is much harder than some on the forum continue to portray.

Oh, I think spending billions on sports rights is easy - it is turning your investment into a profit that is difficult
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Old 05-12-2021, 21:25   #671
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Oh, I think spending billions on sports rights is easy - it is turning your investment into a profit that is difficult
No, the real problem is streaming quality. Once they’ve ironed this out, the rest will be a piece of cake.

BT wouldn’t want to risk a customer backlash such as occurred in Italy recently.
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No, the real problem is streaming quality. Once they’ve ironed this out, the rest will be a piece of cake.

BT wouldn’t want to risk a customer backlash such as occurred in Italy recently.
It’s not a matter of ironing. The shirt isn’t even finished yet - not by a long way. And it’s still unclear it would be better than the one we’re already wearing.
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No, the real problem is streaming quality. Once they’ve ironed this out, the rest will be a piece of cake.

BT wouldn’t want to risk a customer backlash such as occurred in Italy recently.
That’s like saying I could be UPS if I had some vans, but I wouldn’t want to risk the customer backlash of not having an integrated international distribution chain.

These things are absolutely essential to the viability (or otherwise) of an exclusively streaming future. Alternative, for meagre pennies, content can continue to be distributed along satellite/cable for those who want it and streaming for those who prefer that. Or in practice a combination for all users who feel far less strongly than you do and want a quality experience. Which at the top end of the market you have to deliver.
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Have just watched Wolves v Burnley from last week's Prime round.

Now watching Leeds v Brentford from early morning showing of yesterday's game on Sky PL.

The difference in PQ is staggering (Leeds game is better standard of football as well)

Whilst it is nice to have all the games available Sky is currently winning hands down over Prime - watching one after the other makes me appreciate how poor the PQ is on Prime.
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FX Unifies Branding Across All Platforms, Drops ‘FX On Hulu’ Moniker As It Ramps Up Output & Goes Global

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FX is joining National Geographic as a singular brand across linear and streaming Disney platforms globally. Beginning this month, the “FX on Hulu” branding will be phased out, with FX programming — exclusive originals as well as next-day shows from the FX linear channels and library content
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