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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1570121 11-Jun-2016 18:47
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invisibleman18:

Sounds like the perfect deal to suit everyone if you can get the online package without Sky.



If true, it's a clever approach by Sky/Bein in that they get access to Sky customers and also non-subscribers who view their programming entirely online. A win-win!

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  Reply # 1570130 11-Jun-2016 19:19
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For the casual fan who may watch 1 game a week or so then it is a loss like it was with PLP. They are a lot of people in NZ who like a lot of sports but are not dedicated fans so paying $12 extra a month is just more cost like before.

 

 


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  Reply # 1570172 11-Jun-2016 20:27
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I'm hoping, from what I've interpreted, that Sky subs get the games on the popup channels at no extra cost, but then you can pay the extra $12 and get beIN connect as well.


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  Reply # 1570323 12-Jun-2016 09:18
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Benoire:

I'm hoping, from what I've interpreted, that Sky subs get the games on the popup channels at no extra cost, but then you can pay the extra $12 and get beIN connect as well.



I don't think so, I believe you have to pay the $12 to get any access to the premier league on sky.

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  Reply # 1570325 12-Jun-2016 09:22
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disappointing if so, cheaper than Premier League Pass, but still more money :-(


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  Reply # 1570352 12-Jun-2016 10:15
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I'm not sure if I have understood this correctly?

 

 

 

Sky will have an additonal EPL channel that will cost $12 per month on top of the Sky Sports monthly cost?

 

There was mention of purchasing the EPL channel separately, is it like Fan Pass where we can pay the $12 per month as an individual subscription, without being a Sky customer?

 

BeIn Connect is apparently another way of watching the EPL, however the countries supported doesn't include New Zealand. Is it just a matter of time before New Zealand gets included so if we wanted to, that could be another way of watching the EPL?

 

Sorry for all the questions but just a bit confused at the moment.

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 1570379 12-Jun-2016 10:43
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myndlyz:

I'm not sure if I have understood this correctly?


 


Sky will have an additonal EPL channel that will cost $12 per month on top of the Sky Sports monthly cost?


There was mention of purchasing the EPL channel separately, is it like Fan Pass where we can pay the $12 per month as an individual subscription, without being a Sky customer?


BeIn Connect is apparently another way of watching the EPL, however the countries supported doesn't include New Zealand. Is it just a matter of time before New Zealand gets included so if we wanted to, that could be another way of watching the EPL?


Sorry for all the questions but just a bit confused at the moment.


Thanks


Unsure whether the $12 will be on top of sky sports cost or whether you will be able to purchase the epl with just the basic package.

But from what I understand this $12 package will get you a 24hr channel plus bein sports 2, with French, Spanish and Italian football. Plus access to 3 pop-up channels giving you access to 4 live games at once. Also will give you access to bein connect which has all games live so if there are more than 5 games at once you can still watch.

The sky guy Richard last mentioned that bein connect will be available direct from bein for around $18 a month.

The champions league and championship etc which was broadcast this season will still be available on the normal sports package, but there may be more coverage on the bein sports 2 channel.

This is what I took away from the radio interview, I guess we should wait for the official press release now.

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  Reply # 1570918 13-Jun-2016 11:27
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This is starting to sound like a costly affair.


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  Reply # 1571332 13-Jun-2016 21:58
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$18 a month is totally fine for online access, not having to pony up for the failed sky eco system with dishes, decoders and being forced to watch on TV was key for me.

 

 

 

All good if true.


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  Reply # 1571401 14-Jun-2016 07:50
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so thats 18$ x 10 months = 180$

 

Think plp when they first came out it was $150 for the season. then it was $150 ,for season 2 ,for customers that signed up in season1, otherwise $200.

 

If the platform has the same access(live and on demand) as plp with the improvements mentioned on here also, then that will be good.

 

 

 

from memory (speculation/numbers):

 

plp paid 1mil per season for 3 seasons = 3mil

 

think they needed 10k subs to break even so thats 1.5mil(10k*150$) per season.

 

bein paid 3mil per season for 3 seasons

 

so if bein can make 1.8mil(10k*150$) for the online platform and I suppose what ever else the can make from the satelite Tv platfrom...

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1571404 14-Jun-2016 07:55
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hattrick123:

 

so thats 18$ x 10 months = 180$

 

Think plp when they first came out it was $150 for the season. then it was $150 ,for season 2 ,for customers that signed up in season1, otherwise $200.

 

If the platform has the same access(live and on demand) as plp with the improvements mentioned on here also, then that will be good.

 

 

 

from memory (speculation/numbers):

 

plp paid 1mil per season for 3 seasons = 3mil

 

think they needed 10k subs to break even so thats 1.5mil(10k*150$) per season.

 

bein paid 3mil per season for 3 seasons

 

so if bein can make 1.8mil(10k*150$) for the online platform and I suppose what ever else the can make from the satelite Tv platfrom...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rights were sold for about USD10m for each of the 3-year contracts.  NZ was about the only country in the world where the rights were sold for the same (or less) in USD terms.  If M&P Silvia (the wholesaler for 2013-2016) sold the rights for [USD]1m per season to PLP then M&P Silvia sold them at a massive loss per season.  The current rights would be worth NZD4.8m per season based on USD10m over 3 years at a reasonable forward exchange rate.

 

The only saving grace was the previous contract was set at a very favourable exchange rate.


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  Reply # 1571405 14-Jun-2016 08:01
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ockel:

 

The rights were sold for about USD10m for each of the 3-year contracts.  NZ was about the only country in the world where the rights were sold for the same (or less) in USD terms.  If M&P Silvia (the wholesaler for 2013-2016) sold the rights for [USD]1m per season to PLP then M&P Silvia sold them at a massive loss per season.  The current rights would be worth NZD4.8m per season based on USD10m over 3 years at a reasonable forward exchange rate.

 

The only saving grace was the previous contract was set at a very favourable exchange rate.

 

 

 

 

tks ockel, i somehow thought being paid 3 times more that plp...wonder how much bein offered more than plp offered for the 2nd 3 year contract. And if it was a similar price to the 1st 3 year contrat, why did plp not buy it?


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  Reply # 1571408 14-Jun-2016 08:07
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hattrick123:

 

ockel:

 

The rights were sold for about USD10m for each of the 3-year contracts.  NZ was about the only country in the world where the rights were sold for the same (or less) in USD terms.  If M&P Silvia (the wholesaler for 2013-2016) sold the rights for [USD]1m per season to PLP then M&P Silvia sold them at a massive loss per season.  The current rights would be worth NZD4.8m per season based on USD10m over 3 years at a reasonable forward exchange rate.

 

The only saving grace was the previous contract was set at a very favourable exchange rate.

 

 

 

 

tks ockel, i somehow thought being paid 3 times more that plp...wonder how much bein offered more than plp offered for the 2nd 3 year contract. And if it was a similar price to the 1st 3 year contrat, why did plp not buy it?

 

 

I have a feeling that PLP paid about 3x more (in USD terms) than sky did but I'm not sure on that.  As to why plp didnt buy it?  Not sure but I'd speculate that not enough subscribers to warrant bidding higher than it did, and possibly thought that the higher price paid for 2013-2016 (vs 2010-2013) may have kept others (probably just expecting Sky to bid) out of the market.  I dont think anyone guessed on BeIn's ambition to be the new ESPN.


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  Reply # 1571708 14-Jun-2016 14:45
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ockel:

 

hattrick123:

 

ockel:

 

The rights were sold for about USD10m for each of the 3-year contracts.  NZ was about the only country in the world where the rights were sold for the same (or less) in USD terms.  If M&P Silvia (the wholesaler for 2013-2016) sold the rights for [USD]1m per season to PLP then M&P Silvia sold them at a massive loss per season.  The current rights would be worth NZD4.8m per season based on USD10m over 3 years at a reasonable forward exchange rate.

 

The only saving grace was the previous contract was set at a very favourable exchange rate.

 

 

 

 

tks ockel, i somehow thought being paid 3 times more that plp...wonder how much bein offered more than plp offered for the 2nd 3 year contract. And if it was a similar price to the 1st 3 year contrat, why did plp not buy it?

 

 

I have a feeling that PLP paid about 3x more (in USD terms) than sky did but I'm not sure on that.  As to why plp didnt buy it?  Not sure but I'd speculate that not enough subscribers to warrant bidding higher than it did, and possibly thought that the higher price paid for 2013-2016 (vs 2010-2013) may have kept others (probably just expecting Sky to bid) out of the market.  I dont think anyone guessed on BeIn's ambition to be the new ESPN.

 

 

 

 

BeIN paid nearly 4 x what PLP did for the previous round. PLP again outbid SKY in the latest round but lost out to BeIN.


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