BSKYB wins 4 of 6 prem football packages

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    Johnnie
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    #29943 Reply

    Johnnie
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    BSKYB (Sky Sports) have won 3 of 6 premier football television packages. the other 3 are currently being bidded for now.

    #29944 Reply

    Johnnie
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    BSKYB are only allowed to bid for another 2 packages.

    #29945 Reply

    Forum Member
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    They are going to a second round of bidding. But I wouldnt expect anything soon.

    #29946 Reply

    jaggerc1
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    When do the packages start?

    Also do 1 of the packages have to be bought by a terrestrial channel?

    #29947 Reply

    Forum Member
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    i think the new packages start in 2007, ITV and setanta are also interested in buying a package or 2.

    #29948 Reply

    guvnorgaz
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    Sky has the cash to outbid them,they will end up with the max 5 allowed

    #29949 Reply

    Forum Member
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    is Prem Plus included in BskyB? if it is would Prem+ get one of the packs of 23 or would Prem+ just be cancelled?

    #29950 Reply

    guvnorgaz
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    Sky would use Prem plus to show the package of Saturday games as they have done this season

    jaggerc1 wrote:When do the packages start?

    Also do 1 of the packages have to be bought by a terrestrial channel?

    The packages run from 2007 to 2010

    There are no rules as to who can buy the packages except the rule that one company can only own 5 of the 6

    #29951 Reply

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    guvnorgaz wrote:Sky would use Prem plus to show the package of Saturday games as they have done this season

    I dont mean to be rude, but when I read that sentence I want to shout ‘CHEEKY BASTARDS’. If NTL/Virgin were to win the remaining three packages, which apparently include Package A (23 first choice games), you could see this happening if Prem Plus continues –

    * Sky Sports (+ Family Pack) – 46 games – ?25 per month [/b]or[/b] Sky World – 46 games – ?35 per month
    * PremPlus – 23 games – ?30 a year (?2.50 per month)
    * Virgin Sports channel – ?25 per month

    Total Cost – ?52.50 or ?62.50

    Read and weep. Surely the FAPL should insist PremPlus ends in such a situation???

    #29952 Reply

    Johnnie
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    Sky also win a 4th package. 1,300m they paid for all 4 packages.

    Sky win packages A, B, E, and F they’ll still be showing Super Sunday (4pm)

    Prem Plus is likely to be dropped.

    Setanta gets packages C and D.

    #29953 Reply

    guvnorgaz
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    On SSN Sky will show 92 matches a season from 2007,they may not have won the rights to as many packages as they wanted but they will still have a sh@t load of football to show

    #29954 Reply

    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    It sounds like Sky have lost Monday Night Football.

    #29955 Reply

    jaggerc1
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    Who got the other packages?

    #29956 Reply

    guvnorgaz
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    Setanta got them both

    #29957 Reply

    jaggerc1
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    I know Sky got the 4PM sunday matches. and they are show 92 games a season.

    If Setanta got 2 packages, dose that mean Prem Plus didn’t get any?

    #29958 Reply

    bouncebackability
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    jaggerc1 wrote:I know Sky got the 4PM sunday matches. and they are show 92 games a season.

    If Setanta got 2 packages, dose that mean Prem Plus didn’t get any?

    Prem Plus will be no more as of the end of next season

    #29959 Reply

    Johnnie
    Keymaster

    Setanta won 46 games, which are scheduled for Saturday evenings and Monday nights.

    #29960 Reply

    Forum Member
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    So, I’m currently giving Sky ?36/month……

    How much more is this wonderful system the EU have forced upon us going to cost for a similar package?

    #29961 Reply

    eagleeye
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    imho we pay Sky enough via their sports package to watch all their broadcast football, whether on their sports channels or Setanta.
    It’s bad enough being locked into 12 months’ contracts.
    If I have to pay on top of a subscription to watch eg Arsenal vs Barcelona, I would want to cancel.
    Don’t think it’s right that one broadcaster has all the rights to the most popular sport in the world.
    The only channels that should be add-on pay channels are for the sad people who want to watch Man Utd TV etc all day

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