CONFIRMED - Matchroom leaves Sky Sports for DAZN

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

  1. Ragnarok

    Ragnarok Member Full Member

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    Just signed up for DAZN UK, it's currently £2 a month and this month the Canelo V Saunders , and the Linarez fight are a bargin this month.
    It's already decent for the US cards, but we'll have to wait and see about what happens with the UK fight nights.
     
  2. Blah

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    I can’t see the current tv model (I mean all services) lasting for more than a few years. People are happy with a subscription style service where they can pick and choose what they want.

    Clearly it’s not a representation of everyone, but the amount of people I know who have cancelled Sky / Virgin / tv license & are happy to pay for streaming only is quite high. Same with the amount of people who won’t pay for a Sky Sports sub & watch via other methods.

    Yeah, you might get a few hundred channels on a Sky / VM package but the majority of them are guff.
     
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  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Traditional TV is going to be around for a loooong time yet, it's going to continue to lose customers to streaming services without a doubt but there a lot of people including myself who believe it or not think streaming is inferior to the old television model and won't switch over unless it's a last resort.
    It's going to continue to decline for sure but it's not on the way out just yet.
     
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  4. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Didn't see much of Adam Smith this week, considering it was a Sky Box Office event, normally you can't keep him out of interviews, I didn't see him anywhere.

    Is Adam sulking?
     
  5. Dancoyr

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    No interviews with ifl for months. Also no ifl interviews with macklin or Nelson for a while too
     
  6. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    I could be well wrong here.

    I cannot help but think, even though say 200,000 people were willing to pay £20 to watch Derek Chisora last night. That same amount wouldn't pay £4 a month if his fight happened to be on DAZN that month.

    Sky have done a really good job of making the PPV's seem special, and the lads banter crew have eate it up. I don't understand anyones logic paying a score for last nights card, but I have to wonder if that was on a streaming service people wouldn't buy into the hype of it all.
     
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  7. The G-Man

    The G-Man Member Full Member

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    What do you mean if?
    It was on DAZN.2 euros well spent.
     
  8. Erik

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    I'm sure the point has been made plenty already, but without the Sky marketing machine behind him, Eddie Hearn won't be able to sell dross like last night to football fans. Which is clearly where the biggest chunk of the buyers will come from. Not that that's a bad thing.
     
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  9. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    People in the UK still had to watch it via Box Office. Unless you said up an account in europe and used a VPN
     
  10. The G-Man

    The G-Man Member Full Member

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    Nope,am in Europe.Watch these cards via DAZN.
    Wouldnt pay PPV for that crap.
     
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  11. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

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    I mean Sky Box Office was one of the choices available to us.
     
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  12. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    Yeah, there was no chance I was paying for it but did watch it.
     
  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor banned Full Member

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    Most people in the UK who watched the fight last night made a choice between Adam Smith and Paul Smith on the commentary.
     
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  14. The G-Man

    The G-Man Member Full Member

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    You are still paying for it on DAZN.
     
  15. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    It's early days and who knows how things will go but not having the Sky Box Office logo or even Sky Sports is going to take a a lot of the shine off these sham special events. Also need to take into account demographics, could well be the demographic that buys PPV's like last night aren't as keen on streaming as watching traditional TV and may not even have their television set connected to the internet.
    Watching a boxing event on your phone/tablet/laptop ?? Not quite as appealing as on a proper TV screen.
     
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