Hearn contract finishes with sky on 2021.

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by iestyn999, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. iestyn999

    iestyn999 Member Full Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    what do you think will happen ? does he sign with dazn ? does he do both ? If he does both what uk shows will dazn put on ? so many questions and very interesting. if sky still want hearn and i think they do, they should want exclusive fights in uk only and dazn do the international fights with him. saying that surely dazn want to do british shows as well.

    If its dazn only for hearn, how much will he miss the propaganda by sky sports news. which is a casual magnet. dazn marketing is not that great imo.
  2. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    DAZN are launching in the UK and it seems impossible to me for Hearn to be exclusive with Sky, who will be their biggest rival. He will be going all in with DAZN.
  3. kobashi

    kobashi Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    I don't think DAZN is a given. Sky will be super competitive with there bid plus will Eddie really want to give up the sky promotion that comes with working with them.

    Nobody can deny sky are the best at it. We have to see where DAZN will be with actual sports content outside of boxing in 2021 as they are gonna need content to drive subscription numbers.

    Plus Eddie likes to talk about the PPV model being dead in America but it's the total opposite in the UK. Not sure matchroom want to walk away from that revenue stream.

    DAZN isnt a serious rival to sky until they start grabbing sports content that people will pay to subscribe for. Boxing is niche remember.
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  4. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Warren is praying he turns his back on Sky
  5. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Swinging on Hearn’s nuts Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Hearn is a smart guy, there is no chance he’ll go all in with DAZN. Sky is Matchrooms bread and butter and DAZN is too much of a risk.

    He’ll either go all in with Sky or somehow manage to negotiate a deal with them both.
  6. GTFUP

    GTFUP Active Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2015
    He’ll sign a new deal with Sky simple as. He’s the best in the country by a mile especially now with DDD and Yarde being beat. As long as Joshua is there Sky won’t let go.
  7. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    I don't see why the contract is mutually exclusive between the promoter and the broadcaster anyway.
    Surely SKY would be better off giving themselves the option of working with other promoters if and when they want to.
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  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Nov 24, 2005
    As far as I understand it, Joshua has a contract of his own with SKY now anyway.
  9. teddybaldock

    teddybaldock Active Member Full Member

    Oct 18, 2010
    We should all be buzzing for dazn, sky broadcasts are horrendous
  10. bladesman

    bladesman Active Member Full Member

    May 31, 2015
    Matchroom and sky are more then just boxing m Matchroom will want to keep sky on side.

    Sky is a much bigger UK platform.

    Only idiots think he'll ditch sky.
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  11. Coybig

    Coybig Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2020
    Sky had a monopoly for far too long, producing crap card after crap card. Hope DAZN wipe them out
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  12. Scissors

    Scissors Posts are sponsored by Matchroom Full Member

    Feb 11, 2018
    Sky UK
    DAZN international.
  13. iestyn999

    iestyn999 Member Full Member

    Nov 15, 2015
    that what i am thinking as well. Does it make dazn that appealing to uk fans if nearly all the content being international. i cant see that many casuals lapping it up, what i would love thou would be hearn goes to dazn exclusively. sky get mtk but also sign a deal with top rank for international fights. warren being warren does good fights but sht cards like he has been doing
  14. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 New Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    If DAZN had been a massive success since launch I think Eddie would have happily jumped ship.
    However I can't see DAZN knocking sky off its perch anytime soon and think besides being the biggest UK boxing broadcaster Eddie loves all the publicity he gets from sky.
    Can't see him wanting to take a punt on the grass being greener with DAZN in the uk
  15. djfonti

    djfonti Active Member Full Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    I haven't been impressed with the production of the US Dazn broadcasts. The word tinpot comes to mind.
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