Matchroom to move to DAZN from SKY for UK fights in historic 5 year deal

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  1. granth

    granth Well-Known Member Full Member

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    There goes my Sky Sports sub....
     
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  2. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah, I know quite a few people who have binned their Sky Sports package.
     
  3. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Poor old Adam Smith.

    No more rubbing shoulders with his "boxing friends", no more slobbering at ringside over "Kayteeee".


    I won't miss this bias moron while watching boxing, I can only apologise to the darts fans in the UK, because Adam Smith is all yours now.
     
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  4. jamessss2018

    jamessss2018 Member Full Member

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    If he brings the darts over too at some point Sky are in big trouble
     
  5. alangjk

    alangjk Active Member Full Member

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    I guess the price of the Dazn brick just gone up, or will be going up.
     
  6. granth

    granth Well-Known Member Full Member

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    No AJ or Whyte included in the deal interestingly. I'm guessing AJs promotional company will go to the highest bidder for his fights.
     
  7. UmarIFLUmar

    UmarIFLUmar Member Full Member

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    Good, hopefully premium sports channels dissappear and get replaced by streaming services. 30 quid a month to watch drone racing or netball? No thanks.

    Unless you're into golf or cricket (I'm not), football is all they have left.
     
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  8. granth

    granth Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Still 1.99 for UK subscribers and will remain so until at least end August I'd guess. Worth jumping in - less than the price of a coffee.

    Also, Matchroom completely responsible for production, included commentary and analysis teams, and they will also produce pre and post fight content.
     
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  9. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Poor old Adam Smith.. Johnny Nelson, Matt Macklin, Anna Woolhouse.

    Bellew is s far up Eddies browneye Hearn will get him some wrk on DAZN.
     
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  10. granth

    granth Well-Known Member Full Member

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    He might still get the chance to sniff Dillians jockstrap since Whyte is not part of the deal.
     
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  11. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Active Member Full Member

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    They're talking about a world-class Hall of Famer broadcast team. I mean...Roy is free isn't he? If they don't get Roy there they've failed. Barry Jones is good too, Andy Lee as well (though he could be tied to BT). Paulie would be nice.

    Likely, but unfortunate scenario: ATG HOF Johnny Nelson

    Also..no premier League rights = automatic failure. Forget a few hundred million, DAZN will need 10bn or so to make this platform work in the long-term.
     
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  12. granth

    granth Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If they aren't true to their word and instead give you matchroom shills, you will get Bellew, Froch and Darren Barker.

    If they are true to their word, you might get someone like Paulie, Barry Jones and Richie Woodhall if available.
     
  13. boxfap

    boxfap MasterGardianElite Full Member

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    I binned Sky completely. I only subscribe to BT Sports (£5 month) and DAZN (£1.99 month) now
     
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  14. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I got the Sky package just to watch the F1 only to realise I could find HD streams for free online. So i cancelled it ASAP :lol:
     
  15. ipswich express

    ipswich express Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I wonder if Sky are now ruing their decision to give Matchroom exclusive control over their boxing events? I said at the time a monopoly doesn't really suit am established broadcast company.
     
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