Possibly 4 companies showing Prem football in future

BigDaveCUFC

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see the Tv rights could increase to a ridiculous 4.4 billion in the next deal.............it has surprised me as I expected bubble to have burst and seen Sky/Bt both hit the financial crapper as I still don't know how either affords it.

but looks like Eurosport and some other channel (middle east one I think) are involved so it could be spread over 4 channels.

I thought this non-monopoly was for our benefit when it seems its just helped the PL whereas now you'd need 3-4 subscriptions to get what you got for one.

saying that I still do not know how BT/sky cover it, BT seem to give theirs free to anyone with them and Sky must have had a drop in subscriptions with the rising costs.

but fair play the Prem League, the gap is going to be ridiculously enormous.....hopefully maybe some more drifts down, even their wage budgets won't need that much
 
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beIN is the Middle Eastern broadcaster.

Both they and Eurosport/Discovery have been rumoured to bid, but the media reports are all speculatory at present (and often fairly poorly informed on the nuts and bolts of it all at that). The fact that the deals weren't completed on Friday strongly suggests that it went to a second round of bidding though, which in turns suggests that a status quo from the last time round is probably unlikely.

Announcement at 5pm today.
 

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Sky and BT Sport will pay £5.136bn to share live UK TV rights to Premier League matches from 2016-2019.

Bloody hell. I can't believe they make a profit at that price.
 

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So to those who were defending ridiculous ticket prices on here a few weeks ago...still defending them? When even the side who finishes bottom of the table once this deal kicks in will earn a guaranteed £99 million? More than the likes of Bayern Munich, Inter, last year's Spanish Champions Atletico Madrid? And this is even every game is played in front of an empty stadium?

Oh, and we get Friday night games for the privilege of supporting a Premier League club...what a time to be alive...
 

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Tea time. 3pm embargo remains in place.
I'm not sure of the best place to write this, bit seeing as I'm in this thread it might as well be here.

I've been thinking that we really should elect a national panel to sit down and sort out what times fall into what worded definition. There's far too much inconsistency and lack of clarity over what afternoon, evening and night encompass (fortunately we live in a land where morning means morning, and not any time up until about 15.00).

It's made more complicated because seemingly irrelevant things such as time of year (17.00 is afternoon in summer but creeping into evening territory in the winter) and what you're doing (23.00 is evening if you're out of the house but definitely night if you're asleep in bed) can have an influence. It's a minefield, and frankly I'm amazed we ever get anything done.

Silly little gimmick expressions or regional terms should be banned (elevensies, supper time) or at least come with a health warning (dinner time, using noon as a period of time).

Tee time used to be 9.15 on a Saturday morning, but I've not played much recently.
 

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Premier League rights announcement
Sky Sports wins live Premier League rights
Sky has strengthened its position as the home of sport and unrivalled choice for sports fans by winning the UK rights to 126 live Premier League matches a season from 2016-17 to 2018-19.
In a successful outcome to the Premier League’s tender process, Sky Sports was awarded five packs of live rights. We will pay £1,392 million per annum for each of the three years of the new agreement.
The new deal ensures that Sky Sports will be the only place to follow the biggest matches and stories throughout the Premier League season. Viewers will be able to rely on Sky Sports to bring them three times as many live matches as any other broadcaster, including the best match picks and the most-watched slots in the schedule. By securing the rights to matches on Friday evenings for the first time, Sky Sports will also bring viewers an entirely new way to start the weekend with live Premier League football.
The expanded schedule of live Premier League matches will be a key part of the unrivalled breadth of coverage offered by Sky Sports across seven channels. After 25 rights deals in 2014, and a new agreement for live rights to The Open golf championship from 2017. Together, they ensure Sky Sports will be the only choice for sports fans for years to come.
The key points of our new Premier League rights agreement include:
  • More live matches than ever before, with 126 fixtures a season versus 116 under the existing contract
  • Live coverage on more days of the week, with matches on Friday evenings for the first time as well as Saturday afternoons, Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings
  • The best match picks, including 26 first picks and 31 second picks, meaning that Sky Sports will offer more of the biggest matches
  • Live coverage of every Premier League club at least four times a season
  • Rights to offer live coverage across a range of platforms, including online and mobile
Access to all 126 matches a season through the Sky Sports day pass and week pass on NOW TV
This is a good result. We went into the Premier League process with a clear objective and are pleased to have secured all of the rights that we wanted.
While the new deal is more expensive, we have the financial strength and flexibility to absorb it and continue to grow profitably. We will work hard to minimise the impact of higher rights costs on customers with the majority of the funding coming through our efficiency plans.
 

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crazy stuff. the bottom last will earn more as three times as much as Bayern München do ( if they win the league)

on the other hand: Premier League announced a loss of 291 million £ last season, the Bundesliga a profit of nearly 400 mill £
 

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Only a matter of time before the Prem becomes a closed shop and none of the current football league clubs will be able to cope.

And this season could be the first time in years where the three promoted clubs get relegated..
 

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Oh, and we get Friday night games for the privilege of supporting a Premier League club...what a time to be alive...
Friday evenings aren't the worst tbh. I'd much rather go to a game on a Friday evening than Monday evening. Myself and SoC had a lengthy discussion about this on TFF.
 

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So glad I have now cancelled Sky completely. Need everyone to vote with their wallets, prices are bound to rise in order to fund the silly money they are paying out for the rights.
 

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Friday evenings aren't the worst tbh. I'd much rather go to a game on a Friday evening than Monday evening. Myself and SoC had a lengthy discussion about this on TFF.
Traffic on a Friday night here is obscene, always has been always will be. Traffic is already bad enough for a midweek game, Fridays are even worse. Its a total piss take.

So glad I have now cancelled Sky completely. Need everyone to vote with their wallets, prices are bound to rise in order to fund the silly money they are paying out for the rights.
Im currently investigating other ways to get hold of watching games so I can.
 

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Yup thats what Im looking at. Just sorting the VPN thing out and will cancel. BT Sport alone is like £15. a paid subscription to the VPN program is $8 a month, and will be able to get 3pm games too.
 

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As a comparison, Celtic got about £2 mill for winning the league here in Scotland last year. Its became ludicrous now.
Just saw a link on Twitter that catalogues how much TV money every club in the top 5 Leagues in Europe got, England, Spain, Germany, France and Italy. As a quick glance will tell you, only the freak amounts of Real and Barca in Spain, and Italy's top 3 got more than the bottom Premier League side.

 

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