Sky and BT will not show live Premier League football on Boxing Day

TottenhamMattSpur

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Personally, I feel enough is enough. Already spend a fucking fortune on Sky and, through gritted teeth, BT (the scummiest ****s in the business)
I'm almost at the point now of cancelling the lot, going to the home games and trying to stream the rest on dodgy illegal sites. It's taking the piss how many different people you have to pay money to in order to watch games now.
I only want to watch Spurs games, I don't give a toss about the rest.

The sooner there is a PPV Tottenham channel the sooner I bin the rest off.
 

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I’ll wait until the fixtures are out for Boxing Day before I decide whether I throw a strop or not.
 

TottenhamMattSpur

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I’ll wait until the fixtures are out for Boxing Day before I decide whether I throw a strop or not.
20 games this coming season on Prime. So 10 on boxing day, 10 throughout the rest of the season.
Next season that could go up.
Perhaps after that, Google will get some games and we'll have to pay them. Then Netflix?
Whilst I understand the point of anti-monopoly laws, I don't feel Sky having the exclusive rights taken away has helped the customers at all. It's now more expensive than ever before because we have to pay multiple subscriptions to watch live games.
 

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The lack of any Boxing Day public transport outside of London, forcing me to use my car, p*sses me off far more than this.
 

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20 games this coming season on Prime. So 10 on boxing day, 10 throughout the rest of the season.
Next season that could go up.
Perhaps after that, Google will get some games and we'll have to pay them. Then Netflix?
Whilst I understand the point of anti-monopoly laws, I don't feel Sky having the exclusive rights taken away has helped the customers at all. It's now more expensive than ever before because we have to pay multiple subscriptions to watch live games.
Yeah, I know.

http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/ind...-for-sports-like-sky-etc.136759/#post-6374457
 

alexn_spurs

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Bournemouth, Southampton, Norwich, Leicester and West Brom have been our last 5 games on Boxing Day. Talk about mouthwatering...

If this year has a similar type of match then I can't see myself subscribing
 

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20 games this coming season on Prime. So 10 on boxing day, 10 throughout the rest of the season.
Next season that could go up.
Perhaps after that, Google will get some games and we'll have to pay them. Then Netflix?
Whilst I understand the point of anti-monopoly laws, I don't feel Sky having the exclusive rights taken away has helped the customers at all. It's now more expensive than ever before because we have to pay multiple subscriptions to watch live games.
To break the monopoly, each game should be available to more than one broadcaster and they then compete on price and quality.
What the prem have done is like introducing competition to the utilities by selling exclusive rights by months of the year. Want the lights on in February? Subscribe to Scottish power.
No wonder many take a feed from the nearest lamppost.
 

Thewobbler

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If you've never never had prime before they usually offer a free trial. Just save it until boxing day or if they get a big spurs fixture, which wont happen unless its on boxing day.
 

Lilbaz

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Personally, I feel enough is enough. Already spend a fucking fortune on Sky and, through gritted teeth, BT (the scummiest ****s in the business)
I'm almost at the point now of cancelling the lot, going to the home games and trying to stream the rest on dodgy illegal sites. It's taking the piss how many different people you have to pay money to in order to watch games now.
I only want to watch Spurs games, I don't give a toss about the rest.

The sooner there is a PPV Tottenham channel the sooner I bin the rest off.
You might get your wish if brexit ever happens. As it was the eu that decided they had to split the packages for greater competition.
 

dagraham

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You might get your wish if brexit ever happens. As it was the eu that decided they had to split the packages for greater competition.
Which shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the product. Competition and monopoly laws are important, but you can't have true competition unless various companies are offering the same product.
 

TottenhamMattSpur

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You might get your wish if brexit ever happens. As it was the eu that decided they had to split the packages for greater competition.
To be for to the European Comission, here is a direct quote from 2005 when Sky lost their monopoly.

Kroes said: "The commitments offered by the Premier League should ensure the media rights are sold in a fair and transparent manner and give British football fans greater choice and better value."
At no point since the split happened, have we ever had greater choice or value.
You either pay 2 or more broadcasters ever increasing subscriptions for all matches, or you have to forfeit watching some.

So the Premier League have actually managed to get even more money out of the fans and somehow comply with the EC's ruling over rights deals.
 
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