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  # 838774 18-Jun-2013 16:42
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hearing that sommet have secured the EPL rights.

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  # 838780 18-Jun-2013 16:51
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JarrodM: hearing that sommet have secured the EPL rights.


Really, that would be just bloody awesome.

 
 
 
 


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  # 838799 18-Jun-2013 17:23
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apparently they haven't got the rights, but Sky have been outbid.

edit: apparently a new start-up, pay to view venture covering football (and only football). overseas funded consortium. https://twitter.com/Sportsfreakconz 

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  # 838845 18-Jun-2013 18:54

So we might have 2 free to air sports channels? What is this, Christmas???




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  # 838847 18-Jun-2013 18:56
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I wouldn't imagine the EPL will be free to air.... They are going to have to get their money back that they just paid for the rights.




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  # 838852 18-Jun-2013 19:02
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hairy1: I wouldn't imagine the EPL will be free to air.... They are going to have to get their money back that they just paid for the rights.

Free to put it on the airwaves, just have to pay to get it back off the airwaves :)




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  # 842197 24-Jun-2013 09:58
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Sommet has announced the rights to show all of this:

Bundesliga
N Power Championship League
Football League
Argentinean League
Europa League
Capital Cup
England Home Internationals
Community Shield
Chelsea TV (we will buy the rights to another Premier League TV which will enable us to broadcast 2 delayed EPL games per week).
Scottish FA Cup
German FA Cup
Chinese FA Cup

No idea how much of each, but it's a lot better than Sky has done in previous years.

 
 
 
 


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  # 842199 24-Jun-2013 10:02
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arnies: Sommet has announced the rights to show all of this:

Bundesliga
N Power Championship League
Football League
Argentinean League
Europa League
Capital Cup
England Home Internationals
Community Shield
Chelsea TV (we will buy the rights to another Premier League TV which will enable us to broadcast 2 delayed EPL games per week).
Scottish FA Cup
German FA Cup
Chinese FA Cup

No idea how much of each, but it's a lot better than Sky has done in previous years.


that is awesome.

The only problem will be that they are one linear channel, with only 24 hours in any given day to actually show content.

Now, if they could develop some kind of 'on demand' service like Coliseum is doing so that game conflicts could be dealt with easily by just watching whichever one you wanted at any given time, that would be brilliant....

(hint hint Sommet - please do this)



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  # 846117 27-Jun-2013 13:46
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Sommet Sports rep was on last nights episode of Media Watch(3ondemand or repeat Saturday morn) & stated 4-5wk till FULL channel launch :)

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  # 846126 27-Jun-2013 14:02
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I hope they change the logo in the corner to be more transparent, so ugly and giant at the moment

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  # 846140 27-Jun-2013 14:11
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skewt: I hope they change the logo in the corner to be more transparent, so ugly and giant at the moment
They stated here a while back the logo will be more transparent when the channel is out of testing and up and running which i believe is July




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  # 846144 27-Jun-2013 14:15
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re football

Only problem is that they will not be broadcasting in HD and even if they were I am not sure the football would be in HD as I think they are sourcing it from Setanta who don't broadcast in HD and have no real inclination to do so.

I know some of you will say it is better than nothing but going back from HD to SD in sports is really hard to do and football is even worse as there are a lot of wide shots which look really out of focus on the bigger TVs.

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  # 846164 27-Jun-2013 14:27
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Jas777: re football

Only problem is that they will not be broadcasting in HD and even if they were I am not sure the football would be in HD as I think they are sourcing it from Setanta who don't broadcast in HD and have no real inclination to do so.

I know some of you will say it is better than nothing but going back from HD to SD in sports is really hard to do and football is even worse as there are a lot of wide shots which look really out of focus on the bigger TVs.


No option for HD as the Kordia freq is full. Hopefully the Gov will allocate more capacity for Freeview, before the sell it all to the telcos.

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  # 846181 27-Jun-2013 14:40
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Jas777: re football

Only problem is that they will not be broadcasting in HD and even if they were I am not sure the football would be in HD as I think they are sourcing it from Setanta who don't broadcast in HD and have no real inclination to do so.

I know some of you will say it is better than nothing but going back from HD to SD in sports is really hard to do and football is even worse as there are a lot of wide shots which look really out of focus on the bigger TVs.


from HD down to SD = bad

but from nothing up to SD = good.

Most of the sports they will be showing get very little airplay (if any) on Sky right now, and almost none on freeview


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  # 846187 27-Jun-2013 14:43
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There are already two mixes for ' future' allocation

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