May 2, 2018 -- 6:24PM, ian merseyside wrote:
Similar to when they lost the rights to show Champions League football and The Ashes in Australia. I suspect that they will again fail to reduce subs for the Sports channels.
They're losing ATP tennis at end of the year too. Shows you how all in they are on Premier League football that they don't renew these deals for the equivalent of 1-2 Premier League games. At some point it seems unsustainable you'd think. Sky originally built themselves on their portfolio of sport, this porfolio is getting weaker all the time, and they show no sign of stopping the tide against their rights being chipped away at, eventually there must be a tipping point though, you can't just offer Premier League football and nothing else, at that point you might as well just be doing Premier League pass like they would in the USA.
May 2, 2018 -- 10:16PM, DirkDiggler wrote:
SKY's time is coming to an end, it isn't moving fast enough, their delivery model is outdated.
Now tv suggests they are on the ball
May 2, 2018 -- 10:10PM, scandanavian_haven wrote:
What are the actual viewing figures for La Liga matches?Sky have lost Champions League football to BT, shares PL football with BT, losing Spanish football, lost US Open tennis and losing ATP to Amazon, only a matter of time before they lose Golf and F1 for what it's worth. All they'll be left with is WWE and PL, if they lose the latter they really would be finished.What amazes me though, is that Sky prices went up after some of them losses, it went up after losing CL football. How does that work, they also tried to re-brand their channels and package them in a way that seemed cheaper but it was a con.
Varies massively apparently (though you'd expect this). Clasico like 700-800k. Real Madrid/Barcelona matches like 125k, the rest like 25k.
Sky will just view it as something that doesn't drive subscriptions so not worth anything, which is true to an extent, but at some point when you start losing many things in that category as a whole it will start to add up.
It will start hurting Sky if English teams start making runs in CL consistently, they dropped it on basis viewing figures were dropping they said, but that was clearly linked to the decline in English club performance rather than the competition dropping in popularity, this Liverpool run would have been big ratings, on top of that it's something they can't ignore on their channels (SSN, Liverpool games etc.), and it's not great publicity to constantly have to talk about the competition on your rivals channel.
May 6, 2018 -- 5:56PM, blank wrote:
The next prem contract has saturday night games at 7:45 so that would have clashed with one of the main la liga time slots. All sky need is to cover the Sunday night slot, Bundesliga no good, MLS maybe or serie a or ligue 1 if they're coming up for bidding.
premier league football 3 nights in a row sounds rancid.