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amosc1002,104 posts since 19 Dec 2005
Granada North West Today
Why do I think we are entering a new "Setanta" period again with Eleven Sports?

I can see this venture, especially in UK and Ireland, ending badly and being taken over either by BT Sport, or Amazon Prime (to build up their portfolio considering they now have some Premier League fixtures).
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Hatton Cross3,245 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
Or they are just grabbing anything they can, to show the Premier League in three years time at the next rights renewal they can do the job.

Show three years of fairly low hanging fruit and the bargain bucket of sports televised rights, to grab as much of the shiny gold prize far off on the horizon.
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amosc1002,104 posts since 19 Dec 2005
Granada North West Today
Or they are just grabbing anything they can, to show the Premier League in three years time at the next rights renewal they can do the job.

Show three years of fairly low hanging fruit and the bargain bucket of sports televised rights, to grab as much of the shiny gold prize far off on the horizon.


Which would then led to another "Setanta" debacle episode.
It does seem to be pointing that direction.
Eleven Sports is definitely no "BeinSport" contender, from what I have seen so far.
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Brekkie31,663 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Considering they have the same owner would Eleven Sports be allowed to bid for Premier League considering in theory Leeds could one day in the distant future potentially return there.
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gonzo229 posts since 8 Mar 2009
Considering they have the same owner would Eleven Sports be allowed to bid for Premier League considering in theory Leeds could one day in the distant future potentially return there.


You’d just sell Leeds, I imagine
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thegeek4,928 posts since 1 Jan 2002
London London
That would only apply if 11 Sports managed to get a linear (Sky/ VM cable) outlet, though wouldnt it?

UEFA blackout can't apply to streaming, can it?


From https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=19817.html
Quote:
Article 48: Exclusive rights
1. UEFA and the member associations shall have the exclusive rights to broadcast and use, as well as to authorise their broadcast or use by picture, sound or other data carriers of any kind (including data carriers that have yet to be developed), matches which come within their jurisdiction, either live or recorded, in whole or as excerpts.


If streaming platforms were excluded, then surely Sky and BT would already be streaming matches in the blackout windows, rather than joining in play at 1715.
Brekkie31,663 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It's very rare the El Classico games fall in the blackout - indeed I think the recent Sky deals insisted they didn't.

It does highlight what a gamble these rights are for Eleven Sports though when in reality out of all the foreign fixtures they've acquired there the only two that really appeal to a wide footballing audience.
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