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Old 08-18-2008, 02:30 PM   #61
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The twats have not bothered replying to my email either. Sombody should firebomb Sky HQ.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #62
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i try and avoid giving Murdoch my money wherever possible, although i do watch the football in the pub sometimes (dodgy satellite link is ideal). To pay ****** and Murdoch extra money for such a card is unthinkable for me, purely on principle.

It's no good for the sport, but i will be watching a live stream as per normal. The sport could be massive again if the people in power were brought to heel a little. The floating public have been pushed away from the sport for too long.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:20 AM   #63
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The thing is Amir is popular amongst the Northern Asian population and the fight will sell.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:27 AM   #64
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i will be bycotting all his ppv fights on tv.im going to his fight though .but only to see arthur
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:04 AM   #65
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The thing is Amir is popular amongst the Northern Asian population and the fight will sell.
not in my experience. i've got plenty of cousins / family friends who love amir khan and have been completey sucked in by the itv hype...however, none of them are big enough boxing fans to pay 15 quid for an event.

more likely they'll find someone with a chipped cable box and go round his house.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:07 AM   #66
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Do Sky release their PPV figures? I know the Yank channels do, I be really interested to see if they manage to sell this.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:23 AM   #67
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I'd love to know how many actually buy this PPV. I doubt many real boxing fans will buy it but I'm intrigued about the more casual fans.

Think Sky may have overestimated Khan's popularity - going from free to air TV to shelling out 15 for Sky box office is quite a leap.

Also, those who do buy it this time round may not be so willing next time if this bill fails to impress on the night.

I hope the decision backfires or I fear we will just get more of the same and there will be little incentive for them to raise their game.
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:29 AM   #68
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Going from watching him for free against nobodys, when he signed for sky i thought it was enough that i will be paying for Sky and skysports on top of that to watch a good domestic(mebe euro) fighter fighting a nobody with a hot air record. but nope sky and frank think amir has turned into ricky hatton over night and now some how see the potential of making lotsa money by getting him on PPV, good job sky and frank youve out done your selves this done.








Watch it flop. )
p.s they havent returned my email either )
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Old 08-19-2008, 08:37 AM   #69
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I honestly don't think Khan interests the casual fans enough so they'll pay £15 to watch him against a guy they've never heard of. Most people I know will watch him in the pub on a Saturday night if he's on, but arn't too arsed if they miss it.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:26 AM   #70
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I know Hatton vs Mayweather got 2million buys, thats about of 5million sky subscribers.

They would need to sell 100,000 Homes for a PPV to make more money putting it on normal sky and selling adverts.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:33 AM   #71
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Those Hatton figures are very impressive for a 4am fight. I think 100,000 is doable with the Asian community????
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:55 AM   #72
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Those Hatton figures are very impressive for a 4am fight. I think 100,000 is doable with the Asian community????
if sky are putting there faith in that then there gonna struggle.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #73
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MY REPLY FROM SKY


"Dear Rob

Thank you for your e-mail about Sky Box Office Boxing Events.

I was sorry to read of your dissatisfaction with the cost of the above events.

Please allow me to explain, these events are purchased by Sky at a premium cost and our charges have to reflect this. Once again I am sorry that you feel you have been over charged.

However, your comments have been noted and passed on to Sky Box Office for their information.

If I can be of any further assistance to you regarding Sky programming or scheduling, please do not hesitate to contact me again at the above e-mail address or alternatively visit our website at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

I trust the above information is of value to you and thank you for contacting Sky.
Kind regards
Gordon Smith
Viewer Relations "


Basicly its not Skys fault, and its not ******s fault, quite simply the reason we have to pay for this fights is because guys like Khan and Hatton are money hungry!

Sky could not afford to buy the rights unless they out Khan and Hatton on PPV! Shame on them.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:14 AM   #74
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Its important Khan and Hatton get overpaid

because they want more money than you

they want more property than you

they want more cars and material possessions than you

they want to reitre early with a bigger pension than you

Khan and Hatton are all about being rich and as well off sa they possibly can be

if they got £10 million

they want £10 million more

its as simple as that

the gravy train dont stop

the more the better
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:22 AM   #75
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MY REPLY FROM SKY


"Dear Rob

Thank you for your e-mail about Sky Box Office Boxing Events.

I was sorry to read of your dissatisfaction with the cost of the above events.

Please allow me to explain, these events are purchased by Sky at a premium cost and our charges have to reflect this. Once again I am sorry that you feel you have been over charged.

However, your comments have been noted and passed on to Sky Box Office for their information.

If I can be of any further assistance to you regarding Sky programming or scheduling, please do not hesitate to contact me again at the above e-mail address or alternatively visit our website at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

I trust the above information is of value to you and thank you for contacting Sky.
Kind regards
Gordon Smith
Viewer Relations "


Basicly its not Skys fault, and its not ******s fault, quite simply the reason we have to pay for this fights is because guys like Khan and Hatton are money hungry!

Sky could not afford to buy the rights unless they out Khan and Hatton on PPV! Shame on them.
No, Sky could have bid for the card and not factored in the PPV, they did factor it in and that was their choice. Where else would ****** have had to go with the card if Sky put in a non-PPV offer?

Seems to me Rob you've had a Email back from Sky telling you basically "Tough shit, now **** off" and decided to blame the fighters on the back of it?
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