CONFIRMED - Matchroom leaves Sky Sports for DAZN

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Jurgen, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Interesting! Come on you cant leave it like that.
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  2. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Or if AJ takes up Darts

    Bullseye for AJ!
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  3. Coybig

    Coybig Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    If Sky sports stopped bidding for the scottish football rights, I'd bin them yesterday. The Bundesliga, Ligue 1, Serie A, La liga, Champions league and Europa are all on BT/Premier. It annoys me sky don't just let BT take all the rights, they're far superior and actually care but sky must want the rights for a reason.
    After the boxing goes, there's only the few games on sky worth paying for. Sooner sky get to, the better.
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  4. Skyver

    Skyver Active Member Full Member

    Apr 29, 2015
    Tewwy munwo.
  5. im sparticus

    im sparticus He's a good kid. Full Member

    May 16, 2010
    Tbh a lot of the reason it was one sided was of that ref, he was terrible. Talk about supporting the home fighter. The cards would of been a bit closer and the fight far more entertaining had we gotten a decent ref.
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  6. Coybig

    Coybig Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    That's plenty Jack
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  7. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Let BT take the rights. Lol

    BT sports talked the big game on how much they value Scottish football. Soon as it came to bidding for the rights they sent in a lowball offer. Sky didn't have to break the back to win them rights.

    Also I can guarantee you that BT sport will be gone quicker then sky sports my friend.
  8. Coybig

    Coybig Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    Aye, let BT take the rights. Everything about BT is better. The pundits are in a different league to the nonsense sky serve up, and the programme length etc, BT put effort in, Sky couldn't give a turd.
    Absolutely nobody prefers sky's coverage of scottish football, it's horrific at best of times.
  9. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 27, 2012
    Huge blow for DAZN.

    Telegraph reporting that PL rights could be rolled over, meaning BT, Sky and Amazon retain the rights. No open auction keeps DAZN out.

    If Hearn thinks people are going to pay £10 a month for a boxing channel, he is seriously deluded.
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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Particularly only a streaming boxing channel.
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  11. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    It's still early days and we need to see how this plays out but already looking like a mistake for Barry's son. But if Frank can find a way to survive then so can Eddie, the snake no doubt has a few tricks up his sleeve.
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  12. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    I’m not convinced purchasing PL rights over here was ever part of their business model.
  13. JohnsonBoss738

    JohnsonBoss738 New Member Full Member

    Apr 22, 2021
    If they don’t get Premier League on their UK platform, they will be the btec version of Sky Sports and BT Sport. You need PL Rights, whether it’s 20 or 40 Games. As it’s a guaranteed subscription driver and means you’re a serious player.
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  14. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    ESPN+ in the States do not have live NFL rights and has been a massive success without having rights to the number one sport in the country.

    One sport does not a successful sports streamer make, and having PL rights is no guarantee of success, see Setanta and ESPN U.K.
  15. morrie21

    morrie21 Member Full Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    I knew this would get announced/thrashed out as soon as the boozers opened. The power of the boozer is remarkable!
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