PL UK Television rights tender 2019/22


#121

If i understand the packages still available correctly it’s basically 2 series of 10 matches which can all be shown live at the same time/over a couple of days but these are also midweek series. So not massively attractive but a clear nod towards Amazon or Netflix which can do that easily whereas sky/bt would be competing with themselves if they bought those packages. In that regards i’m not a bit suprised that they didn’t bid on them and if Amazon do come in now the price is almost certainly going to be lower than that 9m+ per game.


#122

If someone like Amazon gets those midweek games, then it’s really only a matter of time before they take Sky’s position as the main UK broadcaster.


#123

If the price comes down enough then ITV should be getting involved, bring some league football back to terrestrial tv


#124

Acestream player ftw

That is all.


#125

Would be interesting what happens at the next auction if they had to split rights between 3 companies this time. I can’t imagine sky consumers would be too happy if they had to buy into too many packages outside of their own subscription to get the whole experience.


#126

Yeah the other two packages are the bank holiday games like boxing day etc and the weeks were there is a full card of midweek PL games


#127

Unless I’m interpreting this wrong are the last 2 packages for 4 gameweeks? Why would any internet company want to offer that? Nobody is going to sign up to Netflix to see PL football once every 8-10 weeks. I guess people might renew a subscription to check it out but BT won a lot of other business based on having a legit amount of football available.


#128

This is the future, people!


#129

Will they be included in Amazon Prime?


#130

Yep

The matches will be available free to Amazon Prime’s UK members.


#131

This is one industry I don’t mind Amazon ruining.


#132

Great thing about Amazon prime is you can sign up for unlimited free trials :henry2:


#133

How? I get one once in a blue moon saying ‘do you want to try prime’ but when i use it and cancel it they wanna charge me for the next for a long time.


#134

Email addresses and VPNs I would imagine.


#135

Woop

Finally put my prime sub to good use


#136

Just sign up for an Amazon account with a new email address and sign up to prime, that’s it.


#137

LONG LIVE AMAZONG ALL HAIL LORD BEZOS