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Topic # 93881 1-Dec-2011 11:01
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[rant on]
Are there really more people interested in hockey and/or golf than football:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/6065326/Sky-runs-out-of-channels-for-Phoenix-telecast

An even so, 'running out of channels'?? - couldn't they broadcast it on a non -sports channel for a one-off and maybe skip yet another repeat of Kardashians on E or some wrestling on the Box.

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  Reply # 552169 1-Dec-2011 11:16
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floydbloke: [rant on]
Are there really more people interested in hockey and/or golf than football:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/6065326/Sky-runs-out-of-channels-for-Phoenix-telecast

An even so, 'running out of channels'?? - couldn't they broadcast it on a non -sports channel for a one-off and maybe skip yet another repeat of Kardashians on E or some wrestling on the Box.

[rant off]


They can create special channels for the Olympics etc, "The Phoenix Channel" sounds like a good idea, or they could've nicked one of the Sky Box Office channels and used that, opened up to Sky Sport subscribers (and maybe $1 for non subscribers) :P

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  Reply # 552234 1-Dec-2011 12:45
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nigelj:
floydbloke: [rant on]
Are there really more people interested in hockey and/or golf than football:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/6065326/Sky-runs-out-of-channels-for-Phoenix-telecast

An even so, 'running out of channels'?? - couldn't they broadcast it on a non -sports channel for a one-off and maybe skip yet another repeat of Kardashians on E or some wrestling on the Box.

[rant off]


They can create special channels for the Olympics etc, "The Phoenix Channel" sounds like a good idea, or they could've nicked one of the Sky Box Office channels and used that, opened up to Sky Sport subscribers (and maybe $1 for non subscribers) :P


Your most likely correct. I notice that the Rugby 7s outside NZ are now only on the Rugby channel.

"The Phoenix Channel" only $10 / month or PPV @ $10 / game..




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  Reply # 552240 1-Dec-2011 12:58
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Wonder if Sky can put the match on ISky ?. Feel its par for the course as far as Sky's support of soccer goes though. They dont show the A_league Pre-match show or post match Interviews either.

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  Reply # 552450 2-Dec-2011 00:04
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i wouldnt mind sky having a dedicated football channel so we get to see EPL, La Liga, Champions league, bundesliga and our own A league and also more international friendly and world cup qualifers.
there could be additional stuff about players and club history.

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  Reply # 552454 2-Dec-2011 00:12
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old3eyes:
nigelj:
floydbloke: [rant on]
Are there really more people interested in hockey and/or golf than football:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/6065326/Sky-runs-out-of-channels-for-Phoenix-telecast

An even so, 'running out of channels'?? - couldn't they broadcast it on a non -sports channel for a one-off and maybe skip yet another repeat of Kardashians on E or some wrestling on the Box.

[rant off]


They can create special channels for the Olympics etc, "The Phoenix Channel" sounds like a good idea, or they could've nicked one of the Sky Box Office channels and used that, opened up to Sky Sport subscribers (and maybe $1 for non subscribers) :P


Your most likely correct. I notice that the Rugby 7s outside NZ are now only on the Rugby channel.

"The Phoenix Channel" only $10 / month or PPV @ $10 / game..


I didn't quite mean it like that, I just meant, fire up a spare channel and/or commandeer another one (such as SBO) to essentially create a temporary Sky Sport 4.  As in, a solution to make the game free-to-air to all.

That said, as others have said, a Football channel, run in a similar method to the Rugby Channel (as many games as possible live in Rugby Channel, and simulcast on one of Sky Sport 1-3 may be popular.  Especially since I'd imagine there is much more Football content world wide than any other sport.  (That said, I wouldn't subscribe)



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  Reply # 552501 2-Dec-2011 08:41
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nigelj:
That said, as others have said, a Football channel, run in a similar method to the Rugby Channel (as many games as possible live in Rugby Channel, and simulcast on one of Sky Sport 1-3 may be popular.  Especially since I'd imagine there is much more Football content world wide than any other sport.  (That said, I wouldn't subscribe)


Put the Dutch Eredivisie on it too and I might even be inclined to pay an extra $2 a week.




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