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Old 17-10-2020, 22:37   #10096
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Totally agree with you, Den, I'd be cancelling the sports package if that happens, in fact, I'd probably cancel the lot as it's the football that keeps me with Virgin more than anything else.
Hence why I don't think there's much motivation for BT and Sky to make this PPV experiment a success as it undermines their business models.
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Old 18-10-2020, 11:22   #10097
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Totally agree with you, Den, I'd be cancelling the sports package if that happens, in fact, I'd probably cancel the lot as it's the football that keeps me with Virgin more than anything else.
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Old 18-10-2020, 12:11   #10098
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Then if that happens its adios...
Yeah me too as I only sub to the sports channels to watch football
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Old 19-10-2020, 15:26   #10099
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Hence why I don't think there's much motivation for BT and Sky to make this PPV experiment a success as it undermines their business models.
I think the League are more interested in seeing it as a success to allow them to explore alternative funding models. Sky/BT would be delighted to see it crash and burn - undermines the Premier League stalking horse of them going it alone or a new entrant.
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Old 19-10-2020, 15:58   #10100
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Newcastle fans boycott PPV match and donate fees to food bank.
https://www.theguardian.com/football...ocal-food-bank

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I think the League are more interested in seeing it as a success to allow them to explore alternative funding models. Sky/BT would be delighted to see it crash and burn - undermines the Premier League stalking horse of them going it alone or a new entrant.
Agreed. A fine balancing act for Sky/BT who need to be seen to go along with it but not make it a success! Not that I think it will at that price.
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Old 19-10-2020, 17:25   #10101
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Newcastle fans boycott PPV match and donate fees to food bank.
https://www.theguardian.com/football...ocal-food-bank

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Agreed. A fine balancing act for Sky/BT who need to be seen to go along with it but not make it a success! Not that I think it will at that price.
That's great if fans have boycotted the ppv games and donated to charity instead. Love to know the viewing figures for the games so far but have a feeling they won't be released.
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Old 19-10-2020, 18:10   #10102
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That's great if fans have boycotted the ppv games and donated to charity instead. Love to know the viewing figures for the games so far but have a feeling they won't be released.

I don't think they will be released (unless they are a lot better than we think)

There is an article in the Telegraph sport section today that analyses the PPV games - correspondent says the presentation was nothing like as good as a normal sky/BT game , hardly any lead in, short banal interviews with managers pre-match and 2 non-entities doing the commentary and half/full time punditry.

Not getting much for your £15.
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Old 19-10-2020, 18:37   #10103
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I don't think they will be released (unless they are a lot better than we think)

There is an article in the Telegraph sport section today that analyses the PPV games - correspondent says the presentation was nothing like as good as a normal sky/BT game , hardly any lead in, short banal interviews with managers pre-match and 2 non-entities doing the commentary and half/full time punditry.

Not getting much for your £15.
I wonder if they are using the Premier League one that they make available in English and it's picked up by some other worldwide rights holders. Others, like Bein Sports go for a 1990s nostalgia feel with Keys and Gray.
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Old 19-10-2020, 22:25   #10104
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I wonder if they are using the Premier League one that they make available in English and it's picked up by some other worldwide rights holders. Others, like Bein Sports go for a 1990s nostalgia feel with Keys and Gray.
I dunno, and am not paying to find out.

Described as very sub-standard which is poor when you consider the excuse for charging more than EFL clubs was supposed better presentation.
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Old 19-10-2020, 23:21   #10105
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Unbelievable just added Sky Sports to my package and all the Villa games in the short term are box office.
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I dunno, and am not paying to find out.

Described as very sub-standard which is poor when you consider the excuse for charging more than EFL clubs was supposed better presentation.
From reading the DS thread I donít even think they are using that!
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Old 20-10-2020, 01:13   #10107
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i would imagine they'll offer a "monthly ticket" soon to try and get more people buying it. i remember the last time they did ppv games and it got like that in the end. think it was 50 quid a season in the end for like 30 games or something. That was after Ofcom got involved to make sky give up its monopoly of rights...only for them to end up on ppv if i remember correctly?

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Prem plus spring to mind with theses Ppv games
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Yes, you are correct - £50pa - I subscribed because it was a reasonable price (unlike the current PPV offering)
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Yes, you are correct - £50pa - I subscribed because it was a reasonable price (unlike the current PPV offering)
it was at the time!

"After six seasons on air it closed down at the end of the 2006Ė07 season, when EU competition laws forced Sky to break its monopoly on the Premier League, having broadcast 270 matches live and exclusive from the Premier League"

I'm fairly sure it was ofcom which did this? So it went from 50 quid a season to an extra 20 quid a month for all the games!
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