DAZN set to buy BT Sports

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by TBC-ASAP, Sep 21, 2021.

How Much will a month Sub be?

  1. £15

    5 vote(s)
  2. £20

    9 vote(s)
  3. £25

    5 vote(s)
  4. £30

    10 vote(s)
  5. £40

    2 vote(s)
  6. £50

    7 vote(s)
  1. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 17, 2012
    Clear that Joshua would box on DAZN PPV (or whatever they call it) if they took over/bought BT.

    I don’t see Frank hanging around on DAZN unless he gets the same amount of dates. ITV would be a good option for him with his current stable.

    Lots of uncertainly in the months ahead.
    Jurgen likes this.
  2. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Weird timing as I was seriously considering re-subscribing to BT mainly for the CL but to a lesser extent for the boxing, UFC, PL and MLB, any current subscribers think I should go ahead or wait and see what happens with this first ??
  3. ClemFandango

    ClemFandango Member Full Member

    Sep 13, 2018
    This is one of the guys who wrote the Financial Times article, "end of the month" close to being done

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  4. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Remember when some were arguing BT was stealing market share from Sky.

    The reality is BT paid over the odds for things like the CL but it didn't move the needle

    This works out well for DAZN in the sense it they don't need to enter a bidding war to get rights and when the rights come up again there should be a market correction
  5. ButeTheBeast

    ButeTheBeast Well-Known Member Full Member

    May 27, 2012
    I do wonder why Comcast don't buy BT Sport for Sky? They blow DAZN out of the water.

    This is a chance for Sky to have total ownership of sports rights.

    The only reason I can think of is that the Competition Markets Authority would probably turn down the deal.
    Jurgen likes this.
  6. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    I don't think that will happen but DAZN will likely do a deal with sky and virgin so DAZN will be avaliable via the set top box like netflix is.
  7. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    Exactly that. That is why the premier league rights had to be split.
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  8. Trafford

    Trafford Well-Known Member Full Member

    Sep 29, 2018
    They want to make people stream. They may keep a channel but the prime sports will be on the DAZN app.
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  9. NasalSpray

    NasalSpray Well-Known Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2018
    Frank will go to Sky or elsewhere, I dont see there being enough UK dates for Frank and Eddie
  10. rezzer

    rezzer Active Member Full Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    Obviously Frank and Matchroom aren't going to be on the same platform but the way to build up the audience for boxing would be to have boxing every Saturday. It's the only way to make viewers come back. Never going to happen though.
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  11. nurological

    nurological Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 25, 2012
    Once they realise the numbers real sports do then boxing is going to start taking a backseat again.
    ButeTheBeast and UKboxingfan like this.
  12. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    I think they’ve already realised this to be fair.
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  13. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Remember when BT said BT sport would be free for BT broadband customers. That didn't last long at all.
  14. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    eddie moaking moves yo take fwanks platform
    whos ya boss fwank
  15. unfriendlyorchid

    unfriendlyorchid Probably moaning about Sky Sports Full Member

    Jul 20, 2021
    I agree with this, but I think there is something else to add.

    Sky have a huge loyalty now with many sports fans, with a big installed base who will stick with Sky for as long as they have the 'big' sport they love most - Premier League, Test cricket, F1, the golf majors, darts, etc.

    Not only that, many people have a Sky package for their family, not just as sports fans. Even on here people some describe Fight Night cards as 'free to air', whereas BT Sport / BoxNation / DAZN / Box Office are always seen as a discretionary spend, even if the price is low.

    Remember when Setanta Sports got the rights to England football matches, and fans at England away matches started chanting "f*** off Setanta'?

    My view: unless someone else gets the majority of Premier League rights, Sky Sports will remain king.