BT Sport Premier League TV coverage set to change

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BT SPORT’s large drop in viewers could see them lose the rights to show live Premier League football.

Read the full article at Daily Express
 

UncleBuck

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What I’d love is for Sky and BT to get together and agree on much smaller tender figures, Amazon and Facebook (as mentioned in the article) to then bid a ridiculous amount only to find no one then has access or were prepared to sign up with yet another provider.
Might just force some of the pricing down and curb some of the transfer fees and wages....
 
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BT Sport have paid way over the top for premier lge and champ lge. I think they only got involved in sport because of broadband. They were losing customers to Sky . If they don’t cover prem lge they can forget it. In 5 years they may not even be involved sport. It’s costing them an arm and a leg . 42 prem lge games...it’s hardly worth it. Champ lge is only interesting if it’s your team or when the knockout starts.
 

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What I’d love is for Sky and BT to get together and agree on much smaller tender figures, Amazon and Facebook (as mentioned in the article) to then bid a ridiculous amount only to find no one then has access or were prepared to sign up with yet another provider.
Might just force some of the pricing down and curb some of the transfer fees and wages....
In hear Sky and BT are getting into bed in the UK for some sort of crossover deal where subscribers can access the 'opposition' coverage.

Unfortunately I also hear that in Ireland this won't happen.
 

eViL

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I finally took the plunge to sub Sky this year but BT want an extra £30 a month for their package on top.

It's too much.
 

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BT hasn't been inventive enough when it comes to gathering footie viewers. The broadcaster has, on the other hand, been using PL footie as a way of "convincing" customers to sign up for their core services (communication subscriptions). What they should have done in addition, is to make it possible for footie fans who don't want an ongoing service contract with BT, to still access (individual) matches.
 

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BT should have realised that not many people are happy to pay good money to listen to Steve McManaman or John Hartson talk utter bollocks for 90 minutes every time they want to watch a football match.
 
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