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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
Was it always intended to be upgraded or has it perhaps been done to add an extra higher tier event to a truncated tour?

I assume the end of year finals are still planned to go ahead - I think it's the last year they're due to be in London.


Think it got an upgrade when Moscow (a 500) was cancelled.

And yes.
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DV
dvboy Central (West) Midlands Today
More tennis news, the ATP tournament in Cologne is showing world feed coverage (less said about the English commentary the better) for free on its website at https://www.bett1hulks.de/video
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TI
TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
New Zealand have just pulled out of the Friendly against England on the 12th November. Leaves a hole for ITV to fill.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54535478

Conveniently, the United States are playing two Friendlies in November, in the UK, against Wales and Australia.

Could make sense for them to add a third against England and then ITV don't have to have a replacement programme.
JO
Jonwo
New Zealand have just pulled out of the Friendly against England on the 12th November. Leaves a hole for ITV to fill.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54535478

Conveniently, the United States are playing two Friendlies in November, in the UK, against Wales and Australia.

Could make sense for them to add a third against England and then ITV don't have to have a replacement programme.

Looks like a replacement team will be announced in due course.

I'm surprised Australia is still going ahead with their match.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I expect it may be with European based players. To be honest the way the UK and Europe is going you'd expect there to be questions about international fixtures in the weeks ahead.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Good to see ITV picking up a couple of additional international rugby games ahead of the Six Nations conclusion and the following Amazon Cup. As well as the Six Nations game between Italy and Ireland on the 24th they're also screening Scotland v Georgia and France v Wales on ITV4 on the 23rd/24th.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
So I suspect Premier Sports are a bit busy ths weekend, GAA overflowing onto Box Nation early evening tomorrow (17 Oct 2020) showing on the online BTSport EPG currently.
RD
rdd Founding member
Yeah, that brings up a few things to note.

Premier Sports seem to have acquired rights to some of the PPV Premier League games, in Ireland only, and are showing Newcastle v Man United in Ireland only. Not sure how this has come about, since it wasn’t originally part of the deal. Indeed Sky is still offering the same game to Irish customers at €16.95 on Sky Sports Box Office! Anyway, that ties up Premier Sports 1, while Serie A dominated on Premier 2, and of course LaLigaTV has its usual LaLiga. So yes, GAA gets spilt onto BoxNation, which hasn’t been available to new customers in Ireland since the tie up with Premier was announced (their website still says details of ROI subscriptions will be announced in May, and we are now really at “which May?” stage, but it’s not like they’re showing a whole pile of live boxing anyway).

The second thing to note is that the GAA is making games available in Ireland by GAAGO, its pay-per-view OTT steaming service run by RTÉ (yes, the same RTE that made a whole fuss about Sky getting the rights and games being denied to people who couldn’t afford Sky - but hey, it’s okay to charge as long it’s an RTE doing it and not Murdoch (as was at the time)!) And they will use licence fee money to promo it to bits too like they have with WatchLOI which is based on the same platform. Not a contradiction in this at all. No.

It could be all academic anyway though, given NPHET’s recommendation today.
VA
valley
BT have come out saying that they are "not making significant amounts of money" from the Premier League PPV games and that the pricing was the recommendation from the League. https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/premier-league-ppv-price-bt-ceo-marc-allera
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
So I suspect Premier Sports are a bit busy ths weekend, GAA overflowing onto Box Nation early evening tomorrow (17 Oct 2020) showing on the online BTSport EPG currently.


This Online EPG entry isn't reflected in the on air EPG version at present. We'll see what actually turns up.
RD
rdd Founding member
It is on the Sky EPG, FWIW.
JA
Jarv Anglia (East) Look East
Wonder how many people will buy these Premier League matches at £14.95?

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