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Old 30-12-2019, 16:01   #9511
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Did anyone have any problems watching the Wolves v Man City game on Friday evening?
No watched it without any issues here.
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Old 30-12-2019, 22:15   #9512
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Did anyone have any problems watching the Wolves v Man City game on Friday evening?
I imagine some City fans would have had some problems watching that match, especially in the last ten minutes.
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Old 30-12-2019, 22:34   #9513
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I might be showing my ignorance here not being a boxing fan but why are some bouts ppv? It does seem unfair if your`e a sports fan and sub to all the sports channels that you then have to pay more to see a top boxing match.
As a boxing fan I'm inclined to think yes, it is extremely unfair. Sky/BT on average are paying something like £9m per game for the Premiership (Amazon are paying an absolute pittance but we will leave that aside for now). Yet they can't find £20m or so to put major boxing events on the main channels?

Essentially idiots - like me - pay for it and they realise there's a demand there. PPV football has been tested (albeit alongside a subscription option) with Sky's PremPlus service, on cable and as far back as ITV Digital.

Albeit it wasn't the 'main' games of each weekend, the subscription option got numbers and the individual match purchases were miniscule. I suppose ultimately football drives £70+ a month subscriptions and boxing doesn't.
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Old 30-12-2019, 22:46   #9514
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As a boxing fan I'm inclined to think yes, it is extremely unfair. Sky/BT on average are paying something like £9m per game for the Premiership (Amazon are paying an absolute pittance but we will leave that aside for now). Yet they can't find £20m or so to put major boxing events on the main channels?

Essentially idiots - like me - pay for it and they realise there's a demand there. PPV football has been tested (albeit alongside a subscription option) with Sky's PremPlus service, on cable and as far back as ITV Digital.

Albeit it wasn't the 'main' games of each weekend, the subscription option got numbers and the individual match purchases were miniscule. I suppose ultimately football drives £70+ a month subscriptions and boxing doesn't.
I'm not sure what the answer is to be honest. As you say as long as people such as yourself are willing to pay they'll continue to do it this way.
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I imagine some City fans would have had some problems watching that match, especially in the last ten minutes.
Oh don't worry Andrew l found those last 10 minutes a most cathartic experience.
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WWE fans may be interested to know that BT Sport will be showing NXT weekly from tomorrow night.
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As a boxing fan I'm inclined to think yes, it is extremely unfair. Sky/BT on average are paying something like £9m per game for the Premiership (Amazon are paying an absolute pittance but we will leave that aside for now). Yet they can't find £20m or so to put major boxing events on the main channels?

Essentially idiots - like me - pay for it and they realise there's a demand there. PPV football has been tested (albeit alongside a subscription option) with Sky's PremPlus service, on cable and as far back as ITV Digital.

Albeit it wasn't the 'main' games of each weekend, the subscription option got numbers and the individual match purchases were miniscule. I suppose ultimately football drives £70+ a month subscriptions and boxing doesn't.
Agree totally - only answer is to stop subscribing to Ppv events.
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Agree totally - only answer is to stop subscribing to Ppv events.
Wait 7 to 14 days and these boxing fights are shown in their entirety on the main sports channels.
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Old 02-01-2020, 11:54   #9519
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Just spoke to a customer service guy from Sky regarding BT Sport available via Sky, Unfortunately I was told it looks like there has been another delay on this and will now be available via Sky some point June this year.

Extremely frustrating
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Old 02-01-2020, 12:19   #9520
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Just spoke to a customer service guy from Sky regarding BT Sport available via Sky, Unfortunately I was told it looks like there has been another delay on this and will now be available via Sky some point June this year.

Extremely frustrating
As you say extremely frustrating. I wonder what the delay is? Mind you if BT lose anymore football rights I might not even bother subbing to them.
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Just spoke to a customer service guy from Sky regarding BT Sport available via Sky, Unfortunately I was told it looks like there has been another delay on this and will now be available via Sky some point June this year.

Extremely frustrating
Hahaha, lots on here give Virgin a hard time about "coming soon" it's now $ky's turn....
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I'm not sure what the answer is to be honest. As you say as long as people such as yourself are willing to pay they'll continue to do it this way.
I remember reading something from the Head of Sport at Sky when they did their first PPV, he said:

'We only need one person to pay for it to make money'

or words to that effect.
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Crazy thing is cost of boxing PPV in US. "At essentially a third of the price, it’s no wonder Wilder-Fury will sell better in the UK than in the US, where boxing has been relegated to a niche sport."
https://www.boxingscene.com/wilder-f...-us-uk--134184
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BT gets more WWE.

Just days after the WWE moving from Sky to BT. BT.com has revealed that both NXT and NXT UK will also be shown on BT Sport.

As time of posting

-NXT will be shown LIVE every Wednesday Night at 1am (Early Thursday)
-NXT will replay all week long.
-NXT UK will start on January 8th at 5pm.
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La Liga TV is launching on Sky on 13th January.

Will be free to view for 2 weeks then £5.99 per month after that.

Sky are NOT retailing this channel, customers will need to subscribe via premier Sports website.
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