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RD
rdd Founding member
JAS84 posted:
Five years, a good innings? When the previous logo had lasted more than three decades?


In US sport? Possibly an eternity! Yes they had the previous logo for 35 years, but they weren’t exactly using the same graphics package all of that time. That logo barely made an appearance during NFL or college football programming during its last few years (you’d have seen “NFL on CBS” or “SEC on CBS” instead).
DV
DVB Cornwall
French Ligue 1 is deep in trouble, an attempt to refloat it's domestic rights has failed so far.



RD
rdd Founding member
Just a postscript (for now) re CBS, the main PGA Tour graphics were still the old look but with some traces of the new popping in - a constant onscreen leaderboard in the bottom right hand corner being the most notable addition. Waiting for the Super Bowl then for the unveil.
BR
Brekkie
French Ligue 1 is deep in trouble, an attempt to refloat it's domestic rights has failed so far.




It seems as the industry gets more competitive in many cases the broadcasters are being much more prudent on judging the value of rights, and especially noteable that the established broadcasters didn't even bid. I suspect when the rights go back to the market at a lower rate they may be in the best position to pick them up.
ST
Ste Founding member
Canal + are in dispute with the LFP at the moment though. With the new tender of these rights given back by Telefoot, they believe that the rights they have (sublicensed from BeIN) should also be re-tendered. Probably thinking we are in a different environment post-Covid.
GE
thegeek Founding member
In many countries, it's the domestic rightsholder who's responsible for producing the match feed, and by extension the world feed. If there's nobody to provide that, then the LFP are going to be in a bit of a sticky situation with their international customers. Any mutterings here?
BR
Brekkie
Peacock are airing the Six Nations in the US - I think they've been on NBCSN previously, so another sign of their strategy to shift from broadcast to streaming.


TI
TIGHazard
Peacock are airing the Six Nations in the US - I think they've been on NBCSN previously, so another sign of their strategy to shift from broadcast to streaming.




Though delayed replay coverage of the home nations games are airing on NBCSN on the day. Someone on the506 posted the US networks sports coverage before the Super Bowl.
UK
UKnews
Peacock are airing the Six Nations in the US - I think they've been on NBCSN previously, so another sign of their strategy to shift from broadcast to streaming.

It’s been that way for several years, live on NBC Sports Gold (as it was) with a Rugby ‘pass’ (that I think included some English premiership games as well), same day delayed on NBCSN.

Doing it that way for NBCSN was convenient / necessary as they tended to have live Premier League football when the Six Nations games were being played.

So a shift to Peacock would have been expected, not quite the same as them moving Premier League games you’d have expected to air on NBCSN - even before the announcement it was closing - to only be on Peacock.
VI
Viakenny
Ste posted:
Canal + are in dispute with the LFP at the moment though. With the new tender of these rights given back by Telefoot, they believe that the rights they have (sublicensed from BeIN) should also be re-tendered. Probably thinking we are in a different environment post-Covid.


Something similar happened here in Brazil: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many broadcasters around the world tried to renegotiate the broadcast rights to many sporting events, and, here, Globo tried to do so with the CONMEBOL Libertadores, on the second year of their four-season contract, unsuccessfully. As a result, SBT purchased the FTA package (one game per matchday - with the choice of two games, depending on the region of the country, during the group stage - including the final) and CONMEBOL launched a premium linear service, CONMEBOL TV (operated by Grupo Bandeirantes), broadcasting the pay TV package previously held by Globo's SporTV (with the second and fourth picks - ESPN/Fox Sports has the first and third picks, as well as the final, and Facebook Watch has the exclusive rights to Thursday games, with streams produced by TNT Sports), as well as the rights to all CONMEBOL Sudamericana matches and the CONMEBOL Recopa (both previously held by DAZN)
BR
Brekkie
It's not something we've really seen here, or if it's happened it's largely been behind closed doors which has prevented any sporting organisation or broadcaster looking too bad. I guess the Premier League having that leeway of 5 extra games to offer per round has cushioned the impact on the flagship contract here - had that not been the case I suspect we'd have seen similar disputes.
ST
Ste Founding member
Canal+ and Telefoot are both showing the Marseille Vs PSG match tonight.

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