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  Reply # 2097961 28-Sep-2018 09:12
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Same as rugby...I would willingly pay a fair price as would most kiwis, rather than the absurd charging we have had to pay up until recently. 

 

 

Define "fair"?  In an era of professional sport a fair price would be in the realm of a minimum of probably $100 for a season. Even that wouldn't cover costs.

 

Remember that sport is funded by TV rights, and while it's unknown exactly how much Sky pay for those rights it is somewhere in the vicinity of a minimum $20m annually, with some speculation the new rate is significantly above that.

 

If you don't think that's "fair" then how do you think sport should be funded? People are paying hundreds more that per year to patch EPL games as an example.

 

 


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  Reply # 2097962 28-Sep-2018 09:12
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Bluntj:

 

Same as rugby...I would willingly pay a fair price as would most kiwis, rather than the absurd charging we have had to pay up until recently. 

 

 

Define "fair"?  In an era of professional sport a fair price would be in the realm of a minimum of probably $100 for a season. Even that wouldn't cover costs.

 

Remember that sport is funded by TV rights, and while it's unknown exactly how much Sky pay for those rights it is somewhere in the vicinity of a minimum $20m annually, with some speculation the new rate is significantly above that.

 

If you don't think that's "fair" then how do you think sport should be funded? People are paying hundreds more that per year to patch EPL games as an example.

 

 


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  Reply # 2097974 28-Sep-2018 09:34
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Define "fair"?  In an era of professional sport a fair price would be in the realm of a minimum of probably $100 for a season. Even that wouldn't cover costs.

 

 

We're kind of veering off topic, but I don't, and never will, think that sports players (or musicians.. or actors.. or CEO's) should be paid the stupidly large salaries some of them get. If professional sports players were paid sane and reasonable salaries, the costs would be far lower.





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  Reply # 2098030 28-Sep-2018 10:11
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Lias:

 

We're kind of veering off topic, but I don't, and never will, think that sports players (or musicians.. or actors.. or CEO's) should be paid the stupidly large salaries some of them get. If professional sports players were paid sane and reasonable salaries, the costs would be far lower.

 

 

This hits it squarely on the head. Whether Sky or any other provider is being greedy or not, the problem starts with the idiotic prices being charged for 'rights' in the first place. That just gets passed down the line. 

 

 

 

 





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