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Old 13-09-2019, 18:04   #9346
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Not necessarily. Stand-alone services will be cheaper than taking Sky Sports, which covers a variety of sport. The question is, how many people subscribe to Sky Sport to watch just one or two specific sports? Most, I would have thought.
Really, I think you can count on the fingers of one hand the number of people who subscribe to Premier Sports that don't also subscribe to Sky and/or BT
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Old 16-09-2019, 08:35   #9347
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Looking at the Eleven Sports situation I think it would be best if they launched a channel on Sky/Virgin and offered some niche football. For example

Brazilian League
Russian League
Argentinian League
Belgium League

At least that way you gradually build a portfolio like Premier Sports did 10 years ago. I doubt the cost for the above leagues would cost that much and they could probably survive on the advertising costs.
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Old 16-09-2019, 08:59   #9348
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Looking at the Eleven Sports situation I think it would be best if they launched a channel on Sky/Virgin and offered some niche football. For example

Brazilian League
Russian League
Argentinian League
Belgium League

At least that way you gradually build a portfolio like Premier Sports did 10 years ago. I doubt the cost for the above leagues would cost that much and they could probably survive on the advertising costs.
l don't see much hope of that happening personally.
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Old 16-09-2019, 09:43   #9349
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Looking at the Eleven Sports situation I think it would be best if they launched a channel on Sky/Virgin and offered some niche football. For example

Brazilian League
Russian League
Argentinian League
Belgium League

At least that way you gradually build a portfolio like Premier Sports did 10 years ago. I doubt the cost for the above leagues would cost that much and they could probably survive on the advertising costs.
How many actually want to watch those leagues , very few I'd say.
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Old 16-09-2019, 09:47   #9350
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How many actually want to watch those leagues , very few I'd say.
The demand for them would not be great but if I remember rightly Premier Sports launched with some of those leagues plus the National League and Irish League.

It would be better than the approach they took last season, at least that way you can put your toe in the water and see where it takes you from there
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Really odd that eleven sports website. they have minute highlights of french and german games by the look of it. They still brag in the title of the website about la liga but no mention of it. They also have a help page on how to subscribe.... odd
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Really odd that eleven sports website. they have minute highlights of french and german games by the look of it. They still brag in the title of the website about la liga but no mention of it. They also have a help page on how to subscribe.... odd
One word..... "Amateurs"...
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An interesting article here on OTT sports coverage. Note the biggest threat to existing pay tv operators in terms of sport is Amazon, as we thought.

https://www.tvbeurope.com/features/c...tv-opportunity

...The biggest challenges they are likely to face are from Amazon, should it decide to prioritise tier-one sports rights in key markets, or major sports broadcasters such as ESPN reserving their key rights for their direct-to-consumer service...
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And that article changes nothing but alas leopards find it difficult to change their spots.
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And that article changes nothing but alas leopards find it difficult to change their spots.
It certainly doesn't change anything, Den. Amazon remains the most tipped streamer to bid for the next Premiership rights.
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It certainly doesn't change anything, Den. Amazon remains the most tipped streamer to bid for the next Premiership rights.
Like they were for the last three for alas turkeys don't vote for Christmas as they say.
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Like they were for the last three for alas turkeys don't vote for Christmas as they say.
Things change, Den. You are just an old stick-in-the-mud!
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Things change, Den. You are just an old stick-in-the-mud!
Older and more experienced as you point out in every one of your posts.
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ITV could bring Champions League back to terrestrial TV.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/s...-tv-605gjvjvw#

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...ue-rights.html

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Uefa sent the tender for the 2021-24 rights to interested broadcasters in the UK this week, and it is understood both ITV and Sky are poised to mount a serious challenge to BT Sport which holds the exclusive rights at the moment.
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The Times also reports the tender document includes rights for the Europa League, and the new third-tier tournament, the Europa Conference League. The winner of next season's Carabao Cup will be England's representative in the new competition.
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Let's hope not - ITV should not be allowed live sport - especially football.

Anybody but ITV
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