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harshy5,358 posts since 24 Mar 2001
Eirsport are using those graphics too, so presumably they are the "world feed" graphics. They're huge, and horrible.


Terrible compared to last years world feed which were very similar to the BBC Sport style and were massively better

Am hearing rumours that ITV4 will announce secondary US Open Tennis Rights later in the week. Eurosport not claiming exclusivity on their promos might give this some validity.


Good news if it happens, have to give credit to ITV4 French Open Coverage which has been excellent the last few years.

The open graphics not much better on NBC Golf either it's a variation on the world graphics but still huge, sky definitely has the best graphics.
HarryB2,008 posts since 1 Nov 2013
Question:

When does Jim white present Sky sport news? I have never spotted him of the many times I have catch coverage., is he only on the main footy season? or just deadline transfere day?

Jim White normally presents News HQ at Five & Six alongside Kirsty Gallagher.
rdd2,562 posts since 21 Jun 2001
News today that Virgin Media in Ireland will pull all the EirSport, Premier Sports, and BT Sport channels from their platform as of 1st August 2016, having failed to agree a renewal on their carriage deal.

No one really wins from this - EirSport are losing a lot of advertising revenue from their basic carriage and great EPG position (105) on the Virgin Media platform, Virgin Media will lose pretty much any commercial customers they had left (for whom BT Sport with their Saturday 5:30pm KOs is pretty much a necessity, not to mention their European Cup rugby), and there are customers who might now be tied into 18 month contracts who won't be happy (though given the circumstances they might be able to cancel).
MetalGearRex846 posts since 11 May 2016
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News today that Virgin Media in Ireland will pull all the EirSport, Premier Sports, and BT Sport channels from their platform as of 1st August 2016, having failed to agree a renewal on their carriage deal.

No one really wins from this - EirSport are losing a lot of advertising revenue from their basic carriage and great EPG position (105) on the Virgin Media platform, Virgin Media will lose pretty much any commercial customers they had left (for whom BT Sport with their Saturday 5:30pm KOs is pretty much a necessity, not to mention their European Cup rugby), and there are customers who might now be tied into 18 month contracts who won't be happy (though given the circumstances they might be able to cancel).

Virgin will most likely lose a good chunk of its install base thanks to the loss of BT Sport. As for sport, Sky and Eir will probably gain more support as a result.

In Britain, Virgin has lost TV customers simply due to the fact that their TV service hasn't been marketed well and with the stiff competition from Sky, BT, TalkTalk and from streaming services such as NOW TV.
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harshy5,358 posts since 24 Mar 2001
News today that Virgin Media in Ireland will pull all the EirSport, Premier Sports, and BT Sport channels from their platform as of 1st August 2016, having failed to agree a renewal on their carriage deal.

No one really wins from this - EirSport are losing a lot of advertising revenue from their basic carriage and great EPG position (105) on the Virgin Media platform, Virgin Media will lose pretty much any commercial customers they had left (for whom BT Sport with their Saturday 5:30pm KOs is pretty much a necessity, not to mention their European Cup rugby), and there are customers who might now be tied into 18 month contracts who won't be happy (though given the circumstances they might be able to cancel).

Virgin will most likely lose a good chunk of its install base thanks to the loss of BT Sport. As for sport, Sky and Eir will probably gain more support as a result.

In Britain, Virgin has lost TV customers simply due to the fact that their TV service hasn't been marketed well and with the stiff competition from Sky, BT, TalkTalk and from streaming services such as NOW TV.

Got to admit I am on Virgin and their tv packages are way too expensive.
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