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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4605 on: January 27, 2021, 07:30:26 AM »
Yes I was thinking that. The issue is needing multiple subscriptions if you want to watch it all. But ultimately this gives wider and more affordable access.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4606 on: January 27, 2021, 09:40:34 AM »
From the Torygraph today

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How to watch India vs England live in the UK
It is still unclear who will broadcast the series in the UK. As Telegraph Sport revealed in December, the tour is set to be shown on Disney's Hotstar streaming service, although the final arrangements have yet to be confirmed.

Star Sports, part of the Disney empire, has exclusive rights to broadcast cricket within India and sells on its access to broadcasters in other territories, such as Sky or BT.

But the explosion in popularity of streaming services, such as its Disney+ channel, has led Disney to seriously consider retaining the rights, worth around £20 million, and screening matches in this country via one of its own digital platforms rather than selling them on to a traditional broadcaster.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4607 on: January 27, 2021, 09:42:16 AM »
Disney and Amazon are both priced much more reasonably than BT Sport or Sky PLUS Sky Sports.

Not really a like for like comparison though.

BT Sport and Sky Sport offer far more content than Amazon, and now Disney

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4609 on: January 29, 2021, 12:39:50 AM »
Disney and Amazon are both priced much more reasonably than BT Sport or Sky PLUS Sky Sports.

Not really a like for like comparison though.

BT Sport and Sky Sport offer far more content than Amazon, and now Disney

Not sure how you get to that conclusion?

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4610 on: January 29, 2021, 09:15:30 AM »
To clarify, I was making the comparison based purely on Sport content

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4611 on: January 30, 2021, 12:48:50 PM »
Ah, well yes fair enough.

Seems like one match on Channel 4, the rest on cunty BT bastard Sport is now the most likely. Really wish BT Sport would go bust.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4613 on: February 02, 2021, 01:19:27 PM »
« Last Edit: February 02, 2021, 01:21:09 PM by olaftab »

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4614 on: February 02, 2021, 01:29:48 PM »
That's good news

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4615 on: February 02, 2021, 07:04:58 PM »
Ah, that's brilliant well done India, obviously less money grabbing parasites than the ECB.

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« Reply #4616 on: February 02, 2021, 11:33:06 PM »
Ah, that's brilliant well done India, obviously less money grabbing parasites than the ECB.

What do you mean about the ECB?  I mean playing 17 test matches in a calendar year seems perfectly reasonable to me.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4617 on: February 02, 2021, 11:43:12 PM »
I was on about them selling out to Sky after England won The Ashes back. England matches are of national interest and should be free to air. India have got England tests back on terrestrial TV again so well done them.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4618 on: February 03, 2021, 06:36:05 AM »
I was on about them selling out to Sky after England won The Ashes back. England matches are of national interest and should be free to air. India have got England tests back on terrestrial TV again so well done them.

It could be argued that Sky’s money has helped pave the way to the Cricket World Cup win. BBC lost the rights years ago because they got complacent, believing that the old school TCCB wouldn’t upset the apple cart and Channel 4 got outbid in a commercial tendering process. You can’t have it both ways, I prefer a successful England team and if Sky are funding that then so be it.

As much as I love cricket, test matches aren’t of national interest. They’re of interest to people like us who are fans of a minority sport.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread
« Reply #4619 on: February 03, 2021, 08:52:55 AM »
It isn't a minority sport. It's the national summer sport, and test matches are the biggest format. England football World Cup matches and England Six Nations matches are free to air. So should England cricket test matches be. At the very least, The Ashes home series should always be on terrestrial television same as Wimbledon, British Grand Prix, FA Cup Final, etc.

 


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