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Topic # 120925 18-Jun-2013 18:32 Send private message

Sky announced on their facebook page that they have been outbid for the EPL broadcast right by a private equity company, but have no other details at the moment.

They have speculated that it will be packaged as an online-only offering.

Changes the sky value proposistion a lot for me.
Interesting to see what happens - all I can hope is that Sommet have picked it up :)

http://www.facebook.com/skysportnz

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 838836 18-Jun-2013 18:38 Send private message


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 838837 18-Jun-2013 18:43 Send private message

I don't care who has the rights. So long as it's viewable and in HD

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  Reply # 838840 18-Jun-2013 18:46 Send private message

arnies: ...
I
t's these guys: http://www.colosseum.com/product_services/cdn-services-content-delivery-network/liveeventbroadcasting.php#axzz2WXxjzAjr

Interesting that a Canadian company has outbid Sky for the rights to the NZ market.  The way of the future?





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Master Geek
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  Reply # 838848 18-Jun-2013 18:57 Send private message

whoa im surprised. gotta wonder if they will then sell this to sky itself or maybe introduce a new pay per view company?

just hope they also air different european leagues

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  Reply # 838849 18-Jun-2013 18:58 Send private message

I'll be unsubscribing first thing tomorrow.




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Master Geek
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  Reply # 838856 18-Jun-2013 19:12 Send private message

martyyn: I'll be unsubscribing first thing tomorrow.


id prolly hold till they release further details. they could just resell their channel to sky?

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Spark NZ

  Reply # 838859 18-Jun-2013 19:15 Send private message

I find this a little ironic. If Sky had won the bid, there would be the usual anti Sky, monopoly comments. True??

I'd say the winning bidder will stream it for a fee? Maybe pop it to Quickflix as PPV? This is the interesting part as clearly the bidder will sell it in NZ, how is of interest.

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  Reply # 838861 18-Jun-2013 19:16 Send private message

ashnizzle:
martyyn: I'll be unsubscribing first thing tomorrow.


id prolly hold till they release further details. they could just resell their channel to sky?


But if Sky was outbid, the cost for Sky to screen it will be the winning bid plus margin, so can't really see that.

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  Reply # 838863 18-Jun-2013 19:17 Send private message

tdgeek: I find this a little ironic. If Sky had won the bid, there would be the usual anti Sky, monopoly comments. True??

I'd say the winning bidder will stream it for a fee? Maybe pop it to Quickflix as PPV? This is the interesting part as clearly the bidder will sell it in NZ, how is of interest.


Yeh can see that happening. but im also questioning the rights for other sports now such as NFL, NHL, NRL and maybe even Golf and tennis.

Will be interesting to see what happens. wonder if Telecom could get some type of partnership with them ;)

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  Reply # 838865 18-Jun-2013 19:21 Send private message

Hope they unbundle ESPN now as that was swallowed up by SkySports when they got Champions league

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  Reply # 838866 18-Jun-2013 19:24 2 people support this post Send private message

As a person who doesn't have sky but would love to watch the EPL this is great news. I would be the first to sign up for a online streaming of the EPL :)

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  Reply # 838867 18-Jun-2013 19:24 Send private message

Maybe the cost was not that high? For Sky, they effectively pay the bid and get no return as its added to an existing channel, Sport. The only revenue gain are those subscribers that add sport, or new subscribers that get Sky for EPL. Whereas a pay channel such as his Canadian bidder, can stream and PPV for what it will hope is a low enough price that makes existing PPV users (Sky, Quickflix, Netflix, Hulu, etc) add it to their pay options.

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  Reply # 838871 18-Jun-2013 19:26 Send private message

langers1972: Hope they unbundle ESPN now as that was swallowed up by SkySports when they got Champions league


think we get the same ESPN feed as Australia dont know how they would be able to do that. its just under 2 months till new season starts.

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  Reply # 838875 18-Jun-2013 19:30 Send private message

ashnizzle:
langers1972: Hope they unbundle ESPN now as that was swallowed up by SkySports when they got Champions league


think we get the same ESPN feed as Australia dont know how they would be able to do that. its just under 2 months till new season starts.


It used to be a separate channel that didn't require subscription to SkySports but that soon changed when ESPN got the CL, this is karma

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 838877 18-Jun-2013 19:33 Send private message

It used to be a separate channel that didn't require subscription to SkySports but that soon changed when ESPN got the CL, this is karma


oh yes your right. i remember now

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