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Topic # 198902 27-Jul-2016 19:34
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Hi all, thanks in advance.

So, I want to watch premier league football and I don't have sky. Anyone have any experience using bein TV in NZ through a vpn?

Or could suggest any alternatives I hadn't considered

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1599739 27-Jul-2016 20:58
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If you hang on for a couple of weeks we should all get fuller details about what is going to happen concerning viewing the EPL. Sky are charging 12 dollars per month to have access to the EPL, live games, preview shows, analysis etc plus Spanish and French league, championship etc. One only has to have sky basic to access the football. If you don't want/have sky apparently you can pay 18 dollars per month and get access to Bein sports channels online. So itll be like PPP but better.........................apparently

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  Reply # 1599854 27-Jul-2016 22:58
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I tried bein but it says it's unavailable here. Do you know something I don't


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1600817 29-Jul-2016 14:30
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Background from February  -


"New Zealand EPL rights have gone to an Al Jazeera sports subsidiary called beIN sports, which insiders say paid $10 million for the next three seasons as Campbell Gibson reports in today’s print edition of NBR.


Then ten million dollars, or $3.33 million a year, was just too rich for Spark. Lightbox Sport sells season passes for $99, meaning it would need 33,333 subscribers just to cover programming costs. The joint venture has never commented on subscription numbers but there are indications it has fewer than 10,000 (PremierLeaguePass has 4301 followers on Twitter and 6783 on Facebook).


Sky TV could potentially get away with a third of that number of subscribers, given its already charges $299 a year (each) for Super Rugby, NRL and Formula One – but there was obviously a question over price elasticity.


But wait, it's not over yet.


Overnight, a person close to the deal revealed beIN’s real interest was in Australian rights but that, in the convoluted process of pursuing them, it paid an inflated price for the New Zealand rights. The Al Jazeera unit is said to now realise its blunder, and the insider predicts it might on-sell New Zealand rights to Lightbox Sport or Sky for a price below $10 million to recoup some of what its spent. And Lightbox Sport has confirmed that beIN is shopping around local rights. If there are no takers, beIN could launch its own streaming service in New Zealand.


Either way, things will have to be wrapped up by the time the 2016/2017 EPL kicks off in August."




From June -


"Meanwhile, Way quashed rumours circulating on social media that they had jumped the gun by announcing they would be screening English Premier League football.


It had been suggested Sky may not have access to the matches this season, as announced in June, but Way said this was untrue.


"As previously stated, we have the Premier League and a lot of other premium football content from BeIn Sports.


"Just to be clear, Sky doesn't own those rights but we have done a deal with BeIn to make them available on the Sky platform."


Sky will have two football channels, with one showing EPL games, highlights and related shows in high-definition.


The other channel will show matches from Spain's La Liga and France's Ligue 1, as well as matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and England's Championship League.


The two channels, together, will cost $11.96 a month and will be sold separately to the Sky Sport subscription. People will need a Sky basic subscription to access the channels."




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