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Old 10-01-2018, 07:46   #7696
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I don't know how good AMC in the UK is now. BT no longer seems to advertise it prominently in its press adverts. There is also a possibility that AMC's deal with Amazon could replace the BT deal. https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...l-with-amazon/
I think this is quite likely, Andrew. The viewing figures for AMC are very low indeed because the audience for this channel comes only from BT subscribers and those Sky satellite viewers who subscribe to BT Sport. AMC will not be too impressed, I dare say, and additionally, BT is under pressure with the amount it is spending on their TV service (due to the cost of premiership rights).

If Amazon were to acquire the channel, it would plug a gap for me as it is the only channel worth having for which I cannot gain access, other than by actually subscribing also to BT TV.

Although some may decry the output of AMC, there are some good films (most of 3 and 4 star quality) and original output on that channel, which compares favourably with Sky One, and without the junk. AMC is the home of Fear the Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Mad Men, so to my mind, it is a channel worthy of note.

If I could access this channel or its content through Amazon, I would be well pleased.
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I don't know how good AMC in the UK is now. BT no longer seems to advertise it prominently in its press adverts. There is also a possibility that AMC's deal with Amazon could replace the BT deal. https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2017...l-with-amazon/
That would be great but maybe not for a few years yet. When I was reading reports of the wholesale deal between SKY and BT last month I read that AMC is not included as part of the deal. BT allegedly are keeping it exclusive to their platform. What this means for SKY customers who currently get AMC on SKY, as part of the BT Sports pack via BT, is anyone's guess. Seems likely AMC will disappear from the SKY epg next year when the wholesale deal kicks in. Certainly looks like BT still has plans for AMC. They're just over 2 years into a multi year exclusive deal.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:42   #7698
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That would be great but maybe not for a few years yet. When I was reading reports of the wholesale deal between SKY and BT last month I read that AMC is not included as part of the deal. BT allegedly are keeping it exclusive to their platform. What this means for SKY customers who currently get AMC on SKY, as part of the BT Sports pack via BT, is anyone's guess. Seems likely AMC will disappear from the SKY epg next year when the wholesale deal kicks in. Certainly looks like BT still has plans for AMC. They're just over 2 years into a multi year exclusive deal.
The AMC deal is certainly described as a 'multi-year deal', but I had always assumed that this would expire at the same time as the existing football premiership rights came to an end. If it does, I think AMC will cease to be exclusive to BT, and this is another possible explanation for the channel not being part of the Sky/BT agreement.

So, AMC could be present on Sky without the BT Sport subscription and it could also be made available on Virgin Media.
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Matchroom secure new seven-year Sky Sports TV deal until 2025

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Matchroom secure new seven-year Sky Sports TV deal until 2025

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No surprise MM as Sky have no intention of relinquishing their grip on most of their sports coverage and give it a few months and they will be announcing that they have won the bulk of the Premier league rights as well.
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Interesting that it was felt that clarification was needed regarding AMC remaining exclusively on BT.

http://www.seenit.co.uk/no-the-amazo...drama-channel/

What it doesn't say is how long the multi-year deal lasts for. It would be interesting to know that. Whether AMC will extend the deal beyond the existing contractual arrangements remains to be seen. I still hope that VM will negotiate a deal that includes this channel when seeking to extend the existing BT Sport wholesale deal.

After all, Sky satellite subscribers who sign up to BT Sport can get it. Why, then, with our wholesale deal which helps to prop up BT Sport, can we not do so?
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Mike Fries believes that the detente between Sky and BT will lead to more stability in prices charged to customers.

http://www.digitaltveurope.com/2018/...eat-in-europe/

However, on the subject of investing in content, Fries said that Liberty would not bid for top premium properties such as English Premier League football. He said that the “détente” between BT and Sky was good news because it signaled the likelihood of more rational pricing for premium sports rights.
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Sky Sports announce they will broadcast 2018 Masters.

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Pay TV channel Premier Sports look set to come on board as broadcasters of the Guinness PRO14 from next season as Sky Sports’ involvement comes to an end.
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Sky Sports to boost women’s cricket coverage alongside other women's increased sports coverage as well.

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BT launches its first Ultrafast Fibre broadband packages

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The firm’s consumer division is offering two packages with maximum speeds of 152Mbps and 314Mbps, and says customers will get compensation if their download speed ever falls below 100Mbps.

Prices start from £54.99 a month for Ultrafast Fibre 1, with the Ultrafast Fibre 2 option costing £59.99 a month.

Marc Allera, chief executive of BT Consumer, said: “We are the first and only company to guarantee speeds of 100Mbps for our customers, even at peak times when people really need their broadband to deliver.

Customers will have complete peace of mind that they can always rely on Ultrafast Fibre, backed up by the promise that we’ll give them £20 if their speed ever falls below 100Mbps
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Will they, won't they? Although I've been inclined to believe that Amazon is more likely to bid for the Premier League rights after the imminent bidding round, some analysts are predicting that they could bid this time.

The scenario put forward by Berenberg envisages Amazon going for one of the smaller packages this time, and with more games up for grabs, this could mean a similar number of games for Sky and BT as they have now, with Amazon also providing an offering.

That would be interesting, particularly if Amazon decided to charge punters less than BT. In my view, if that happened, this would be the last time that BT would join the bidding war as it would struggle to make money if their subscriber base shifted in favour of Amazon.

http://www.digitaltveurope.com/2018/...er-league-bid/
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This is a very good deal for the Eurosport Player. Watch the Winter Olympics for just 99p!

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2018...nter-olympics/
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A good offer but l will be watching it on one of those nice linear channels.
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