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Old 10-09-2011, 11:56 AM   #76
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I'm cancelling Sky Sports. This is exactly what I'm paying them for. When the number one guy in the sport fights they are supposed to show it.

Adam "Session" Smith seems to think we're more interested in watching pundits talk. Just show the ****ing fights.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:06 PM   #77
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Is Adam Smith still the head of Boxing at Sky? If he is he's doing a great job
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #78
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Sky Sports I believe you refer to? Sky Sports has other sports too, I'm sure nobody gets it JUST for the boxing (although Im close to it).

Primetime sucks. Everything about it. From their layout to the on screen team. BoxNation already has a better line up than it's ever had. All Primetime does is get massive fights, neglecting the general big fights, and annoys everyone in doing so.
I liked the team they had for the Mayweather fight. It's annoying Primetime doesn't have HD, will boxnation be in HD? It should be for the money, I'm on Virgin so can't get it yet. Ideally boxnation will have Frank's stuff and all the big US fights

Yes SS does do other sports, but it should provide boxing too, that's it's remit and it's been scrimping on it for years and passed up many big fights, which with the competition won't happen now - ie at least there'll be big fights that we have the option to watch instead of them being passed up. That's why Setanta had success and was a god send. Hopefully boxnation is as good
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:48 AM   #79
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I'm not paying. Primetime need to improve their production and put it in HD.

BoxNation, here I come. I'd much rather pay less for Box Nation but get a whole lot more than 1 poor PPV. For some reason, BoxNation pictures looks better than PT too!
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:52 AM   #80
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Im surprised the man from Venus has not been on here trying to relieve people of there hard earned money? Maybe the man has got a soul?
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:52 AM   #81
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Great!!!! we get a shitter quality picture, a shit commentary team and 15 lighter

thankyou Primetime you ****ing wankers

sky can **** off too, now that the Rugby League has finished, what the **** am i gonna watch for 22 quid a month?
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:25 AM   #82
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I'm not paying. Primetime need to improve their production and put it in HD.

BoxNation, here I come. I'd much rather pay less for Box Nation but get a whole lot more than 1 poor PPV. For some reason, BoxNation pictures looks better than PT too!
Hear hear. 15 quid for the awful picture quality Primetime give, may as well watch it on a parasite stream.

I think Sky are completely to blame for this one. Primetime can't have afforded to offer a massive amount for the fight..
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:31 AM   #83
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Boxing is slowly leaving SkySports. Quite a few only pay their subscription to Sky because of the boxing, and if Sky continuously fail to get these big fights, then they'll see quite a big exodus of subscribers (boxing fans). And those that are complaining about Primetime and Box Nation not having HD, give them time, guys. They're young channels, and it's not feasible for them to invest in HD straight away.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:19 AM   #84
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Has it actually be confirmed this fight is on primetime?

Link?
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:37 AM   #85
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its funny how everyone thinks there a tv executive all of a sudden. obviously box nation and primetime are paying over the odds for there boxing. sky will only buy stuff if they see an ROI.

in 2 years time there will be no box nation or primetime and sky will come back in.

if you pay 25 a month just for sky sports boxing your getting mugged off a long time ago.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #86
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its funny how everyone thinks there a tv executive all of a sudden. obviously box nation and primetime are paying over the odds for there boxing. sky will only buy stuff if they see an ROI.
The irony of it...
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:00 AM   #87
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its funny how everyone thinks there a tv executive all of a sudden.
Haha you've got a bit of a cheek, you think you're the internets Bob Arum!
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:26 AM   #88
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Hear hear. 15 quid for the awful picture quality Primetime give, may as well watch it on a parasite stream.

I think Sky are completely to blame for this one. Primetime can't have afforded to offer a massive amount for the fight..
Unfortunately, it is in our best interests to let PT go under. Their business model does not work and it shouldn't be supported.

At first, it was nice but we've quickly seen they are just interested in robbing us of 15. It's not value for money otherwise it would be 7 and I wouldn't mind paying that. Sky gives you the fight card with bells and whistles for 15. Primetime have very poor coverage, no marketing and no HD.

PT are stealing business for BN and Sky. BN and Sky are the platforms I want to see boxing on as they seem more serious about it.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #89
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Achiles that's just silly saying it's in our best interests to let PT die. As if it's our call??
And to say they are stealing fights is factually wrong. Surely no channel has a divine right to the fights. In a free Market anyone can bid.

But I agree it would be nice if PT showed us more boxing for our money.

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All Primetime does is get massive fights, neglecting the general big fights, and annoys everyone in doing so.[/QUOTE]

Good point Awesome, but if you examine it further. Which other fights could we expect Primetime to pick up? All the major domestic promoters are contracted to other Channels. And if Primetime do bid for one of the big domestic promoters that would only further diversify where we see boxing. Aside from picking up international rights, Khan is the only major attraction out there not tied in with a promoter, unless David Haye does come back?
So Should they show small hall boxing? That's very expensive unless there is a benefit. Would people pay ppv to watch a small hall show. Of course not. Would they get enough viewers to make it worthwhile as a pr or advertising tool?
It will be interesting to see how many people watched the Hard Knocks show on Premier Sports last week. The general consensus is they are The best small hall shows and it's great that they are finally getting exposure but how many people watched?
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #90
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Haha you've got a bit of a cheek, you think you're the internets Bob Arum!
Hes a promoter,matchmaker,manager,tv exec rolled into one.
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