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Title: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2015, 06:13:07 PM
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Premier League clubs will share in an astonishing £5.136 billion windfall after Sky Sports broke the bank to retain the lion’s share of UK television rights.

The surge in the value of the contract from 2016 to 2019, which was announced at a press conference today, represented a massive increase on the current £3.018bn deal.

Sky Sports kept hold of the prize matches among the seven packages, winning five of them, with BT Sport taking the remaining two.

It represents a victory for Sky, the dominant force in football broadcasting since their emergence in the Premier League era in 1992 but who were facing an unprecedented challenge from not only BT but also newcomers such as Discovery Network and beIN Sports.

The broadcaster will be satisfied at retaining their position of preeminence, even if it came at a huge cost - the £4.2bn they will pay over the three years represents an eye-watering 83% rise in outlay. In that sense, the Premier League are the day's true winners.

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “We are looking forward to bringing even more live Premier League football to viewers. Only Sky Sports will have the best match picks and the best slots so our viewers will be able to follow the biggest matches, the key head to heads and every club at least four times. No other broadcaster comes close.

“The best Premier League coverage is part of an unrivalled range of sport across our seven channels and digital platforms. This new deal follows our recent success in the rights market, ensuring Sky Sports will be the first choice for years to come.”

Sky have paid £4.2bn to secure the rights to 126 matches which will be shown as follows:
- 28 matches on Saturday at 12.30pm
- 28 matches on Sunday between 1.30pm and 2.15pm
- 28 matches on Sunday between 4pm and 4.30pm
- 28 matches on Monday at 8pm (max 18) or on Friday between 7.30pm and 8pm (max 10)

BT Sport have paid £960m to secure the rights to 42 matches which will be shown as follows:
- 28 matches on Saturday at 5.30pm
- 6 matches on midweek evenings and 8 matches on Saturdays

John Petter, BT Consumer CEO said: “I am pleased we will be showing Premier League football for a further three years and that we have secured the prime Saturday evening slot. These new rights will enhance our existing schedule of football, rugby and other international sport, including all the live footballing action from the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues starting this summer.

Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “This is an endorsement of what the Barclays Premier League delivers that these broadcast partnerships have been extended and enhanced today. We are grateful for the continued belief that Sky Sports and BT Sport have in the Premier League and our clubs, both as a sporting competition and organisations to work with.

“We are also grateful to the significant interest and participation in the process from other highly credible parties.

“This outcome provides a degree of certainty so clubs can continue to invest and run themselves in a sustainable manner; it also allows us to start planning how the Premier League can continue to support the rest of the football pyramid from the grassroots upwards.

“This structure also allows us to strike a balance between match-attending fans and those who choose to watch on television. Keeping grounds full is a priority for the Premier League and our clubs, and I am sure the flexible ticketing policies that have helped keep attendances so high will continue to develop."
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: manic-road on February 10, 2015, 06:17:47 PM
The club should be able to lower ticket prices then as Villa Park will look ridiculous being half empty and beamed around the world to the global audience.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Nastylee on February 10, 2015, 06:18:18 PM
Another nail in the coffin of the game.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: manic-road on February 10, 2015, 06:20:13 PM
Just heard that when the new deal starts the club that finishes bottom of the league will be given £100m TV money, which is more than Bayern Munich or PSG get for winning their respective leagues.

Surely this could tempt a buyer.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2015, 06:22:39 PM
Am I reading this bit wrong, or does it mean Friday night games?

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28 matches on Monday at 8pm (max 18) or on Friday between 7.30pm and 8pm (max 10)
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Ad@m on February 10, 2015, 06:27:34 PM
Am I reading this bit wrong, or does it mean Friday night games?

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28 matches on Monday at 8pm (max 18) or on Friday between 7.30pm and 8pm (max 10)

You're not reading it wrong.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: adrenachrome on February 10, 2015, 06:29:30 PM
Am I reading this bit wrong, or does it mean Friday night games?

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28 matches on Monday at 8pm (max 18) or on Friday between 7.30pm and 8pm (max 10)

Daily Heil (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2947293/Premier-League-rights-retained-Sky-BT-Sport-record-5-bn-deal-Sky-s-monopoly-Sunday-games-broken.html)
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Sky have won a major power battle with BT Sport as the Premier League broadcast rights were sold in a staggering £5.136billion deal - worth over £10m per game.

Sky have swept up the majority of the live slots - winning five of the seven package that were on offer.

From 2016, Sky will have the Saturday 12.45pm, Sunday 1.30pm, Sunday 4pm, Monday night and new Friday night matches - plus Bank Holiday and other Sunday slots.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: aev on February 10, 2015, 06:29:49 PM
Jeez how depressing.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2015, 06:32:59 PM
Cheers chaps. I was hoping it was just me. Friday night games don't appeal to me.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: TopDeck113 on February 10, 2015, 06:33:35 PM
Yet still the league will be won by whichever club can at one of the same time also be the plaything of an overseas multi-billionaire. 

Oh, and Friday night football.  Great.  Just Thursday to go now and we can have league football on every night of the week. 
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Smirker on February 10, 2015, 06:34:04 PM
Can't see this carrying on for much longer.

We should be pocketing a lot of the money ready to 'go again' for when it all falls down like a pack of cards.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on February 10, 2015, 06:34:37 PM
Madness. Apparently over 25% of the total spend of ALL television in the UK is going to the Premier League.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 10, 2015, 06:35:49 PM
Can't see this carrying on for much longer.

We should be pocketing a lot of the money ready to 'go again' for when it all falls down like a pack of cards.

We've been saying that since about 1995.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2015, 06:36:21 PM
One of the main reasons I didn't renew this season were KO times being messed around with for Sky wankers. So adding Friday games  pretty much guarantees no ST for me next season either. Or for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2015, 06:38:32 PM
I assume overseas rights will also add to the pot?
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on February 10, 2015, 06:41:09 PM
It can only magnify the search for a great manager, nevermind a decent one.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Ad@m on February 10, 2015, 06:42:49 PM
One of the main reasons I didn't renew this season were KO times being messed around with for Sky wankers. So adding Friday games  pretty much guarantees no ST for me next season either. Or for the foreseeable future.

Sunday nights will appear in the next round.  I can't remember which one it was but when the bidding started for this round one of the TV companies said (words to the effect) that the Premier League were being tight in releasing games because there were only about half the Premier League games on TV at the moment.  As a result the Premier League should create a Sunday night slot so that another 30-odd games could be put on TV.

Insane.  Every single game will be on TV in the future, then the match-going fans really will become mere extras in a TV show.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Boz on February 10, 2015, 06:43:35 PM
The club should be able to lower ticket prices then as Villa Park will look ridiculous being half empty and beamed around the world to the global audience.

This assumes we are still in the Premiership
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Newby on February 10, 2015, 06:53:52 PM
Great, more incentive for Randy to stay!! Hopefully he now sees the value in getting rid of Lambert, financially if not on results.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Damo70 on February 10, 2015, 06:56:46 PM
Can't see this carrying on for much longer.

We should be pocketing a lot of the money ready to 'go again' for when it all falls down like a pack of cards.

We've been saying that since about 1995.


It was Doug's master plan wasn't it? We were going to be solvent when everyone else went bust.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 10, 2015, 06:57:57 PM
If I read that correctly - BT have agreed to pay £960m for 136 games at a mere £7,058m per game.  How ludicrous.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Damo70 on February 10, 2015, 07:00:42 PM
If I read that correctly - BT have agreed to pay £960m for 136 games at a mere £7,058m per game.  How ludicrous.

If I heard/understood right the whole thing worked out to ten million a game. Like you, I was thinking I must have misheard or misunderstood.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Ad@m on February 10, 2015, 07:03:06 PM
If I read that correctly - BT have agreed to pay £960m for 136 games at a mere £7,058m per game.  How ludicrous.

Work out what Sky have paid per game - it'll make your eyes water!
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: dicedlam on February 10, 2015, 07:03:17 PM
Sadly, most of the increase will be headed in the direction of agents and player salaries.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 10, 2015, 07:03:32 PM
If I read that correctly - BT have agreed to pay £960m for 136 games at a mere £7,058m per game.  How ludicrous.

If I heard/understood right the whole thing worked out to ten million a game. Like you, I was thinking I must have misheard or misunderstood.

Let's put it in even more context.  Either £7m or £10m for Burnley v West Brom type fixtures.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PaulWinch again on February 10, 2015, 07:09:18 PM
It's mental, but even more important we're part of it.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Dante Lavelli on February 10, 2015, 07:42:27 PM
The club should start thinking about drastically discounting the ticket prices.  Maybe have walk-up tickets for a tenner on the proviso that you buy - and enter the ground - an hour before kick-off (more if there is another game on TV).  In return the club should put on decent entertainment/food/beer so the cash is re-cooped through others sales.

I don't think the current model will work for much longer and it would be good if villa could be ahead of the game in predicting (dictating?) how the 'customer experience' (sorry) will change.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on February 10, 2015, 07:45:53 PM
It looks like BT played Sky for suckers, scaring them into bidding huge (largely through their Champions League bid, which Sky had the opportunity to trump but declined as CL football isn't that popular). Sky will be grateful to have the football still but it'll be interesting to see how the stock market views that titanic bid.

Mad, mad, mad unless you're a footballer or their agent.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Rudy65 on February 10, 2015, 07:53:19 PM
Bad, bad news. Sky will put up the cost of their subscriptions, tickets wont be reduced and players and agents will get even richer. Depressing

I'm just waiting for the first £500k per week prem player

Football will hopefully eat itself one day so we can somehow start again
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Chris Harte on February 10, 2015, 07:54:53 PM
....then the match-going fans really will become mere extras in a TV show.
I've been thinking this for a while now.

Listening to Scudamore earlier, he was saying how important the fans were to the package. He wants full grounds at televised games. Yeah, that's why games get shunted around to suit broadcasters as a matter of course.

If he was serious about the fans then they'd see to it that all season card holders in the PL got Sky Sports and BT Sports free for twelve months.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Ad@m on February 10, 2015, 08:01:43 PM
Bad, bad news. Sky will put up the cost of their subscriptions, tickets wont be reduced and players and agents will get even richer. Depressing

I'm just waiting for the first £500k per week prem player

Football will hopefully eat itself one day so we can somehow start again

It's not looking likely. Average attendances are higher than they've been since just after the war!
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Percy McCarthy on February 10, 2015, 08:11:56 PM
I assume overseas rights will also add to the pot?

Yes.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Dave on February 10, 2015, 08:16:18 PM
If I read that correctly - BT have agreed to pay £960m for 136 games at a mere £7,058m per game.  How ludicrous.

If I heard/understood right the whole thing worked out to ten million a game. Like you, I was thinking I must have misheard or misunderstood.

Let's put it in even more context.  Either £7m or £10m for Burnley v West Brom type fixtures.
To add more context, in 2017 the bottom team in the league should get £105m in TV money. As recently as last season that money alone would have been enough to put that club in the Deloitte Top 20 revenue-generating clubs in the world that our senior management are such fans of.

The figures are partly astonishing and partly unsurprising.

Makes it seem even more strange that they didn't think it might be worth trying a bit harder to get some of that cash.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Percy McCarthy on February 10, 2015, 08:30:57 PM
If I read that correctly - BT have agreed to pay £960m for 136 games at a mere £7,058m per game.  How ludicrous.

BT has 42 games at £7m per game. Sky has 126 at £10m per game.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: London Villan on February 10, 2015, 09:15:38 PM
The worldwide rights could well be a similar figure.

Be interesting to see if any new entrants come into the market for those such as Apple or Microsoft...
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 10, 2015, 09:30:09 PM
I wonder what the parachute payments will be?
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: manic-road on February 10, 2015, 09:35:49 PM
I wonder what the parachute payments will be?

We will be getting those very soon.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Dave on February 10, 2015, 09:48:59 PM
The worldwide rights could well be a similar figure.

Be interesting to see if any new entrants come into the market for those such as Apple or Microsoft...
Cumulatively they'll probably be a similar figure - but they're not sold as bulk 'worldwide rights'. A deal is made with a Spanish broadcaster who pays x amount, an Australian broadcaster who pays x amount, a Norwegian broadcaster who pays x amount etc.

I remember a stat from earlier this year that on the current amounts, more is spent for the right to broadcast the Premier League rights in Singapore than the Bundesliga receives in total worldwide TV revenue.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Gaztonniller on February 10, 2015, 10:19:05 PM
The worldwide rights could well be a similar figure.

Be interesting to see if any new entrants come into the market for those such as Apple or Microsoft...

Or  even Google!!
A couple billion to show premier league matches to a world wide audience would a drop in the ocean for them.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: SoccerHQ on February 10, 2015, 10:49:13 PM
It's mental, but even more important we're part of it.

I assumed it would come in next season but date says from start of 2016 season so we could still go down, come back up and get part of the bonanza.

Yipee.....
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Fred on February 11, 2015, 01:19:36 PM
This TV deal is madness. Sky have retained what they already had but paid 83% more.
The stories of other bidders must have spooked them in to paying more.

But the fans will be the one's who pay in the end. If you subscribe to Sky then you will pay more and if you want BT as well you will pay more. The fan who goes to the games will have to put up with a Friday evening fixture on top off all the other fixtures that are moved during the season.

When will it end I hear people say? Never I think, I suspect the next tv deal will be worth 8 Billion and so on and so on.

I can't help but laugh when I read the premier league chief say it is all about keeping the best players in the best league in the world.

I am sure when this league started in 1992 it was to help England win the world cup (fewer fixture being one of them).

Players, agents, Managers, estate agents, luxury car dealers will be the ones to benefit from this deal.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: simon ward 50 on February 11, 2015, 01:48:35 PM
....then the match-going fans really will become mere extras in a TV show.
I've been thinking this for a while now.

Listening to Scudamore earlier, he was saying how important the fans were to the package. He wants full grounds at televised games. Yeah, that's why games get shunted around to suit broadcasters as a matter of course.

If he was serious about the fans then they'd see to it that all season card holders in the PL got Sky Sports and BT Sports free for twelve months.

Unfortunately Scudamore is more deluded than Lambert!
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: martin o`who?? on February 11, 2015, 01:59:05 PM
Great, they can afford an even more out-of-touch-with-reality lifestyle than the one they had before.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: martin o`who?? on February 11, 2015, 02:01:31 PM
i actually heard some cretin from the BBC say yesterday that "this is the golden-age of English football" he obviously managed to avoid the world Cup the gormless prick.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on February 11, 2015, 02:02:43 PM
i actually heard some cretin from the BBC say yesterday that "this is the golden-age of English football" he obviously managed to avoid the world Cup the gormless prick.

I always think that the 1890s were the golden age of English football.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Fred on February 11, 2015, 02:04:21 PM
Somebody on Sky News said last night who cares about the England team when we have the best league in the world !!
Enough to make you weep.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on February 11, 2015, 02:12:08 PM
Somebody on Sky News said last night who cares about the England team when we have the best league in the world !!
Enough to make you weep.

Indeed. 

And how can we be the best league in the world when we don't have the best players?

Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Dave on February 11, 2015, 03:00:17 PM
Somebody on Sky News said last night who cares about the England team when we have the best league in the world !!
Enough to make you weep.

Indeed. 

And how can we be the best league in the world when we don't have the best players?
Because that is only one of the many possible criteria by which you can judge the quality of something.

Having Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar playing in La Liga doesn't necessarily mean that Elche 0 - 0 Almeria is going to be any more exciting for people to watch than Hull - Villa.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Chris Smith on February 11, 2015, 03:08:15 PM
What cut do Sky get from the overseas rights as it is their pictures that the broadcasters use?
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on February 11, 2015, 03:33:56 PM
Somebody on Sky News said last night who cares about the England team when we have the best league in the world !!
Enough to make you weep.

Indeed. 

And how can we be the best league in the world when we don't have the best players?
Because that is only one of the many possible criteria by which you can judge the quality of something.

Having Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar playing in La Liga doesn't necessarily mean that Elche 0 - 0 Almeria is going to be any more exciting for people to watch than Hull - Villa.

I'd find it hard to believe it was less exciting.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Small Rodent on February 11, 2015, 04:54:58 PM
What an odious twat Scudamore is.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/11/richard-scudamore-premier-league-responsibility-living-wage (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/11/richard-scudamore-premier-league-responsibility-living-wage)

"Asked whether it made him uncomfortable to see clubs paying some players “half-a-million pounds a week” while other members of staff earned below the living wage, Scudamore said: “No, it doesn’t make me uncomfortable."

Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Jon Crofts on February 11, 2015, 06:08:56 PM
If (and it's a fucking enormous if right now) we are still in this league, losing on a Friday night at home to Crystal Palace with no shots on target, we'd have the whole weekend to be thoroughly pissed off with Lambert instead of just Saturday evening and all day Sunday.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 11, 2015, 11:27:53 PM
Scudamore as classy as ever.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31384481
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 11, 2015, 11:30:57 PM
He truly is a repulsive self interested man.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 11, 2015, 11:33:08 PM
How mental are these increases? Not even Doug would have put up prices at this kind of percentage!

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/80917000/jpg/_80917618_rise_tvincome.jpg)
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Fred on February 12, 2015, 08:45:32 AM
In 2004 the price went down. 8 Billion for the next deal. Is all this money good for the game?
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on February 12, 2015, 09:03:24 AM
Does anybody know what the ratio gate receipts/TV revenue will be with this new deal ?
Actual fans who attend actual games become ever more irrelevant.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 12, 2015, 09:50:06 AM
Does anybody know what the ratio gate receipts/TV revenue will be with this new deal ?
Actual fans who attend actual games become ever more irrelevant.

See that elephant's arse? See that pimple on it?
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Damo70 on February 12, 2015, 06:30:19 PM
Does anybody know what the ratio gate receipts/TV revenue will be with this new deal ?
Actual fans who attend actual games become ever more irrelevant.

See that elephant's arse? See that pimple on it?

That's you that is. That is you looking your bestest that is.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: PeterWithesShin on February 12, 2015, 06:34:01 PM
(http://www.51allout.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Newman-and-Baddiel-History-Today.jpg)
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: martin o`who?? on February 15, 2015, 06:31:35 PM
What an odious twat Scudamore is.

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/11/richard-scudamore-premier-league-responsibility-living-wage (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/feb/11/richard-scudamore-premier-league-responsibility-living-wage)

"Asked whether it made him uncomfortable to see clubs paying some players “half-a-million pounds a week” while other members of staff earned below the living wage, Scudamore said: “No, it doesn’t make me uncomfortable."
Thats because he and his beloved "Premiershit" is part of the problem, the reason why English football is perpetually in the wilderness and no-one gives a toss about the FA/League cups anymore and we watch infinitely more foreign players than Local ones is because of the obsession with it.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 22, 2015, 01:25:23 AM
Well done Crystal Palace fans

Palace fans protest TV deal (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2963046/Crystal-Palace-fans-protest-against-high-ticket-prices-wake-new-Premier-League-broadcasting-deal.html)
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Rudy65 on February 22, 2015, 08:38:58 AM
Well done Crystal Palace fans

Palace fans protest TV deal (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2963046/Crystal-Palace-fans-protest-against-high-ticket-prices-wake-new-Premier-League-broadcasting-deal.html)

I like that. And they are correct.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 22, 2015, 09:02:35 AM
Don't know if it's been reported in the UK, but Real Madrid and Barcelona have been forced to accept a form of collective bargaining after several of the other clubs threatened to go on strike for the games against them.

At the end of the day, as long as Murdoch can keep selling subscriptions (or selling Sky Sports to the likes of Virgin), it will keep getting worse.

Unfortunately the "non fan" who sees it as Monday night entertainment, or the pub crowd for want of better expressions, are now in the majority, so even if every match attending fan boycotted Sky Sports in all it's forms, the effect would be minimal and Murdoch would just stick another £10/month on the subscriptions to cover it.

And that's before you start on the overseas rights (and yes I'm guilty of contributing to that.)
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Ad@m on February 23, 2015, 11:28:57 PM
Isn't the Spanish league adopting collective bargaining a good thing?

It should help spread the share of TV revenues in Spain and should also weaken the Premier League's power.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on February 24, 2015, 12:18:25 AM
I wonder why the price went down in '04?
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 24, 2015, 12:25:07 AM
ITV Digital had gone tits up and Sentanta had yet to come on the scene. No competition = lowering of price.

This is my guess anyway.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Smirker on February 24, 2015, 05:47:05 AM
Well done Crystal Palace fans

Palace fans protest TV deal (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2963046/Crystal-Palace-fans-protest-against-high-ticket-prices-wake-new-Premier-League-broadcasting-deal.html)

Surely a better protest would have been to stay at home and stop handing their money over?

I can't see the logic behind paying good money for a ticket to get into the ground to hold a banner complaining about fans being charged too much for tickets, other than make themselves look like the best fans ever, which is probably what they want.

There is only one solution to this problem and everyone knows what it is.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: TheMalandro on February 24, 2015, 05:56:58 AM
Well done Crystal Palace fans

Palace fans protest TV deal (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2963046/Crystal-Palace-fans-protest-against-high-ticket-prices-wake-new-Premier-League-broadcasting-deal.html)



There is only one solution to this problem and everyone knows what it is.

Pretend its 1980, I try all the time.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: Villa in Denmark on February 24, 2015, 07:56:49 AM
Isn't the Spanish league adopting collective bargaining a good thing?

It should help spread the share of TV revenues in Spain and should also weaken the Premier League's power.

Completely agree.

Lazily mixed two posts together.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: villasjf on February 24, 2015, 08:16:24 AM
All that money and they wont pay the living wage to some employees. Shame on the clubs.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: dcdavecollett on March 02, 2015, 10:00:03 PM
Yes, it's absolutely disgraceful.
Title: Re: New £5.136bn Premier League TV deal
Post by: silhillvilla on March 02, 2015, 11:23:17 PM
If we can all just now cancel Sky we can finish the bastards off .