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Old 16-07-2017, 18:26   #1621
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This is much more for the football thread but the problem is all clubs have the stupid idea they can be the next Wimbledon or a club that rises from obscurity to the top. Not going to happen these days with the money in PL. However they need to say all clubs below football league stay fully amateur.

In sine respects a franchise model is a better idea but that's more at Championship level to stop the likes of Leeds or Nottingham Forest and other clubs who bankrupt themselves with the dream of PL.

However back to Sky I do think they realised they overpaid in the last PL deal. Will be interesting to see if BT do throw the cash at the next rights deal. I am not sure how many of their customers would stick with an extra £10pm just for PL as they tend to be those looking for lower cost TV or sport compared to Sky or Virgin.
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Old 16-07-2017, 18:29   #1622
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Football sucks and it's ruining TV
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Old 16-07-2017, 19:06   #1623
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The premier league sucks and Sky's money is ruining the rest of football.

anyone who praises the franchise model should stick to American sports.
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Old 16-07-2017, 20:28   #1624
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Just had a message from my mate who's a big boxing fan. For the McGregor v Mayweather fight, Sky are rumoured to be charging £89.99 for it if you have the full Sports package, or £129.99 of you don't!

Are they on crack or something?!!!

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Old 16-07-2017, 20:30   #1625
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Who the hell are they kidding?
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Old 16-07-2017, 20:30   #1626
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That's just for private homes too. The pubs will be paying several hundred pounds to show it.
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Old 16-07-2017, 20:32   #1627
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It's going to be the least watched fight ever
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Sounds like ******** to me.

Joshua v Klitschko was £20 so any more that just won't fly

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Old 16-07-2017, 20:34   #1629
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It's going to be the least watched fight ever
I imagine most people will just go to a pub to watch it if those prices are to be believed.
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Old 16-07-2017, 20:37   #1630
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Sounds like ******** to me.

Joshua v Klitschko was £20 so any more that just won't fly
It's already been confirmed that US fans will have to pay $99.95 to watch it in HD. Which is nearly £80.
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Sounds like ******** to me.

Joshua v Klitschko was £20 so any more that just won't fly


US prices are $89 + $10 for HD so who knows
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The Official Sky HD Thread and FAQ

Will pubs be open at that hour?

(I don't drink so I have no idea)
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It's already been confirmed that US fans will have to pay $99.95 to watch it in HD. Which is nearly £80.
Yeah but that kind of pricing is fairly common in the US.
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Old 16-07-2017, 20:55   #1634
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That's insane. And they wonder why people stream illegally?!
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Old 17-07-2017, 13:22   #1635
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Wasn't watching it at £20, but vaguely interested in the outcome. £90 is a joke
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It wouldn't surprise me if Sky have leaked the prices themselves in order to guage reaction.
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Personally wouldn't pay 89p
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