Dazn price increase confirmed

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by bladesman, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    I can't this lasting much longer.. when I say much longer, I mean the next year or two, I don't see this being sustainable long term.

    People pay for Netflix, Amazon, Sky and now DAZN/Matchroom want another £100 a year from British Boxing fans for likes of Shannon Courtenay, Terri Harper, Anthony Fowler and Campbell Hatton... and a list of bang average fighters.

    And what will happen is.. a lot of people will cancel their subscriptions and then DAZN will have to up the price again to cover costs and more will cancel and then more will leave and so on and so on.

    The price will get to the point you are paying for 6 "Sky PPVs" a year and the big difference is with Sky you didn't have to buy them all, you could skip PPV events if you didn't like them, with subscription you pay all year around, you can't refuse to pay for a month.

    Throw in, AJ and Whyte still fight on Sky and Sky will make those fights PPV... and from what I understand they will probably still work with Sky because their deals are very good, unless DAZN pay them large to switch and then DAZN will have to either make certain events PPV or up their prices again.

    This will collapse, I have no doubts, it will end up like Box Nation.
  2. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    Dec 19, 2020
    Out of sight out of mind with DAZN and Matchroom.

    Enough British boxing on Sky/BT/C5 now with Boxxer, Queensberry and Big Mick. Throw in the Top Rank deal with Sky and the odd PBC card and that's 5 different companies/promoters putting on shows on British tele for me to get my fix of boxing.

    I doubt I'll miss much unsubscribing from DAZN apart from Terri Harper's future unification fight and Campbell Hatton thinking he's at an Oasis concert.
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  3. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    I was one of the few voices against the dazn move on here and yet now a few months on its hard to find people backing it.

    How many do you think will be paying for it in the UK? 200k is about bottom line for sky ppvs so I reckon around that.

    If you were a young fighter do you fight on sky sports to get a big UK fanbase or go onto a smaller platform?

    Matchroom have made a mistake here imo. They should have kept on sky in the UK and dazn elsewhere.
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    TBC-ASAP Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    Wonder how it will effect tickets sales for their shows in the next 18 months. Current ones will be fine
  5. SnoopyboyM

    SnoopyboyM Active Member Full Member

    Jan 26, 2010
  6. dryzer

    dryzer Active Member Full Member

    Sep 12, 2017
    uk DAZN is essentially a crapper Boxnation (in its heyday)
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  7. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    I think it would take really low subscription numbers for them to just pull out from the UK simply because its not and never will be a boxing subscription service.

    They won't really know how much appetite the UK has for a streaming sports service until they actually have some sports rights.

    If nothing is happening with BT Sport then two years won't be enough time as no rights are up for grabs in the next two years.

    The covering costs will just be leveraged against the worldwide business. Starting as loss making service is an issue when investors no longer will put the money behind it but they should be fine with billionaire.

    They are still running in the US which suggests to me they are not reliant on the first 1-2 years and are prepared to wait it out.
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  8. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
    DAZN isn't a contract (at least not yet), it's a month by month deal. You can sub for a month, cancel, then start back up a few months later. This is pretty much what I intend to do, at least unless they offer a heavily discounted annual pass.

    Just cos people can dip in and out doesn't mean they will, of course, and there's definitely a risk people won't try it out in the first place.
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  9. jm2729v

    jm2729v Active Member Full Member

    Jun 15, 2016
    I agree, and by the way that's absolutely fine. Modern day promoters have convinced us somehow that our participation in their events regardless of how terrible they are is necessary to keep this sport alive. The reality is the same as every other commodity in the world; make a good product and consumers will pay up.
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  10. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Drug Dealer announces the undercard fights at the weigh-in then replaced by Michael Bluffer at the end - pointless.

    Is Bluffer pay per word?
  11. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

    Jul 13, 2021
    Who is the drug dealer?
  12. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    This is a good point. Being behind a pay wall subscription service means it's very difficult for anyone not invested to put there eyes on it. There is no channel flickers or a sports fan who managed to see an advert tuning in.
  13. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    The ifl interview with Eddie this week kinda confirms if AJ leaves sky he will still be on ppv.

    He doesn't say yes to the question asked but he doesn't say no and it will be part of a DAZN subscription. The words "AJ will always be a box office star"
  14. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

    Sep 30, 2016
    Daveed Diamante - he announces all the fighters coming to weigh-in then Bluffer appears for the headline fights at the end.
  15. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

    Jul 13, 2021
    Is Buffer having financial trouble? Since when did he start announcing so many fights, perhaps the announcer market is faring badly.
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