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Old 13-09-2012, 13:53   #76
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BT acquiring Virginmedia would make it interesting

if it was allowed.
From by earlier dealings with BT ( many moons ago) that sound like frying pan & fire. To me . Still as posted before I will look at all options. However that would be interesting. I guess a lot of savings could come out off such a move. If allowed
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BT acquiring Virginmedia would make it interesting

if it was allowed.
That's not going to happen in a million years.
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Old 13-09-2012, 14:28   #78
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That's not going to happen in a million years.

Why ? regulator? .
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Why ? regulator? .
Yes defintely.
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Here is an interesting article in The Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rug...by-rights.html
Exactly as I said there looking to entice new and existing customers to take triple play it's amazing they currently only have 12% , I guess they see the TV as the weak link currently.

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Why ? regulator? .
Because they'd have a monopoly on phonelines and BB.
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Old 13-09-2012, 14:55   #81
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Yes defintely.
If BT opened the cable telephone lines (as its are) . Do you not think that would allow such a take over. Its not as if BT are a big TV provider.
Really not too sure that Virgin a such a "big" player in the telecoms field.

Not sure I would want or like such a move ,however it does sort of make sense from a business point of view. Given the right terms

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Exactly as I said there looking to entice new and existing customers to take triple play it's amazing they currently only have 12% , I guess they see the TV as the weak link currently.


Couldn't agree more.

Because they'd have a monopoly on phonelines and BB.
On the hardware yes - but so are Electric cables , gas & water pipes. That does not worry anyone In fact in the case of water it the BIGGEST monopoly there is in this country and its a product that means life or death. I understand that for some here so is Virgin but
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I said at the time that Virgin selling their channels to Sky that it was a risky move. We are moving from the fastest is the best to where content is king. BT know this and moving this way.
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Old 14-09-2012, 12:59   #83
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I said at the time that Virgin selling their channels to Sky that it was a risky move. We are moving from the fastest is the best to where content is king. BT know this and moving this way.
I will hold off chasing new contract to see whats on offer " coming soon" no doubt
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I will hold off chasing new contract to see whats on offer " coming soon" no doubt
Just remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side Itshim as some people have found to their costs.
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Old 14-09-2012, 13:54   #85
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Just remember that the grass is not always greener on the other side Itshim as some people have found to their costs.
Did not think it was , Its cost + content + delivery. That why I said I will look.

Last time I did I got bribed with a "free" TiVo & a cost reduction .

You`ve got to look or you get screwed. Hi perhaps you like it
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Did not think it was , Its cost + content + delivery. That why I said I will look.

Last time I did I got bribed with a "free" TiVo & a cost reduction .

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Oh my oh my the masters fanboys are being very naughty today.

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BT in ESPN talks.

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BT Vision, having just bought ESPN's English club rugby content as well as their French club rugby rights, are understood to be in talks with the Disney-owned network over taking even more of what's left of their sports portfolio. BT, building a sports channel around their 38 games a season of Premier League football, have also poached highly rated football producer Stephen Cook from ESPN, whose UK operation is doomed.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/art...#ixzz26S25zL62
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BT in ESPN talks.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/art...#ixzz26S25zL62
did not take you for a reader of The Daily Mail
BT gets more interesting by the day
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did not take you for a reader of The Daily Mail
BT gets more interesting by the day
No l am more a Guardian man myself but yes its becoming rather ominous for ESPN..
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Whilst they may have massive cash reserves they have already commited themselves to almost £900 million on TV rights. They could easily spend this again trying to land further rights.

I just can't see BT landing enough new customers to recoup their investment, even in the long term.
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