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Old 10-07-2022, 09:57   #1441
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A really good service on a Sunday night but expensive at £150pa. A VPN will give you total access.

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The NFL already has a streaming service outside of the USA, its called NFL Game Pass,
in this country you can stream every game except those on Sky Sports

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Old 13-07-2022, 10:06   #1442
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Two small streamers may combine.
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DAZN in talks to buy rival Eleven Sports

Billionaire Len Blavatnikís sport streaming company DAZN is in talks to acquire smaller rival Eleven Sports, according to people with knowledge of the details.

Eleven Sports was founded by Italian entrepreneur and Leeds United Football Club owner Andrea Radrizzani. The business consists of live sports streaming, documentary maker Neo Studios and a digital marketing entity called Team Whistle.

The acquisition of Team Whistle last year created a business with revenues of more than $300mn in the year to the end of June 2021. Radrizzani founded Eleven in 2015 after selling sports rights agency MP & Silva to a Chinese buyer for more than $1bn.
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Old 13-07-2022, 12:10   #1443
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DAZN are certainly not small not globally anyway.
Also that link is behind a paywall here's a better one https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/...streaming-ott/
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Old 14-07-2022, 11:57   #1444
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62158936

And so ends Netflix commitment to no adverts.
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Old 14-07-2022, 12:09   #1445
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DAZN are certainly not small not globally anyway.
Also that link is behind a paywall here's a better one https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/...streaming-ott/
To some extent you're right as it has a global presence. But it's small compared to its competitors like Apple, Amazon, Comcast incl Sky, Disney and Warner Bros Discovery.
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Old 14-07-2022, 12:27   #1446
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To some extent you're right as it has a global presence. But it's small compared to its competitors like Apple, Amazon, Comcast incl Sky, Disney and Warner Bros Discovery.
Yes Iíd agree that while not available universally major sports rights owners in regions/some countries like Sky, ESPN or even to a lesser degree BEIN Media Group are larger.
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Old 14-07-2022, 13:37   #1447
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To some extent you're right as it has a global presence. But it's small compared to its competitors like Apple, Amazon, Comcast incl Sky, Disney and Warner Bros Discovery.
Oh totally agree with you in that comparason.
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Old 14-07-2022, 13:46   #1448
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And so ends Netflix commitment to no adverts.
Not really. They have added an ad-funded tier. The ad-free subscription isn't going anywhere.
Hopefully it won't be the con that NOW TV's Boost is, where I pay extra for HD(!) and an ad-free service yet I still have to sit through promotions for Sky channels before Sky Atlantic programmes.
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Old 14-07-2022, 13:58   #1449
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A commitment is a commitment, and it’s the first slide down the slope of these companies - who ostensibly are not making money finding ways to monetise their most valuable asset: your data.
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Old 14-07-2022, 14:35   #1450
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And so ends Netflix commitment to no adverts.
One day when Iím sufficiently bored Iíll look up my post from several years ago, in which I said this move was a racing certainty sooner or later. Plus of course the flat denials from the usual suspects.
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I'm surprised Netflix has gone down the ad route before offering discounts to keep subscribers who want to cancel.

I still haven't heard of anyone getting a special offer/discount direct from Netflix. It may be discounted when bundled with Sky/VM etc but nothing direct

Good tactic? Or plain stubborn/arrogant?
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I'm surprised Netflix has gone down the ad route before offering discounts to keep subscribers who want to cancel.

I still haven't heard of anyone getting a special offer/discount direct from Netflix. It may be discounted when bundled with Sky/VM etc but nothing direct

Good tactic? Or plain stubborn/arrogant?
It really works for virgins customer relationship, see it as opening a real can of worms
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I'm surprised Netflix has gone down the ad route before offering discounts to keep subscribers who want to cancel.

I still haven't heard of anyone getting a special offer/discount direct from Netflix. It may be discounted when bundled with Sky/VM etc but nothing direct

Good tactic? Or plain stubborn/arrogant?
Direct word would spread and everyone would pile in. Doing it online would make it so easy as to become the de facto price whether someone was even half considering cancelling.

Sky do this with Now, but itís a risky strategy to game out 100% of your customer base with.
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A commitment is a commitment, and it’s the first slide down the slope of these companies - who ostensibly are not making money finding ways to monetise their most valuable asset: your data.
A commitment? How does this change of tack affect anyone adversely? Had they decided to show ads on the existing subscription tiers, a lot of angry people would be protesting.

What they are doing is giving access to people who do not want to pay the full subscription. Nothing wrong with that.

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One day when I’m sufficiently bored I’ll look up my post from several years ago, in which I said this move was a racing certainty sooner or later. Plus of course the flat denials from the usual suspects.
Yes, and that included me, for two reasons. First, I thought it would be a very wrong move to subject us all to ads when a great many people were glad to escape them with the streamers. Second, the CEO said that Netflix wouldn’t do it.

Well, now they’ve decided to go for it because circumstances have changed. But as I said to jfman, it’s of no consequence because existing subscribers are not affected.
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How does this change of tack affect anyone adversely?
The same can be asked of channels maintaining a linear presence and streaming, a proposition you so vigorously oppose.

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Which cannot be said of linear channels closing. There are clear losers in this scenario, and no winners.
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