R2OK! Forum Index R2OK!
Contact R2OK! admin

Click here for R2OK! Website


 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Champions League on ITV + SKY

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> The Sports Bar
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:54 am    Post subject: Champions League on ITV + SKY Reply with quote

will be no more as of next season as BT sport have paid a whopping 900 million for full rights for three years.I wonder how much BT are going to charge because i am already paying 83 for the full sky package and i am keeping it because of the cricket and of course it depends on spurs getting into it.I just don't see how BT are going to make their money on this
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
oldraver



Joined: 18 Dec 2006
Posts: 666
Location: London

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame about ITV losing the Champs League. They've done a sterling job, over the years.

I do quite like the BT coverage, but wouldn't subscribe to them or Sky, out of principle. It's all those subscriptions, that allow the likes of Rooney, to be able to afford to buy a decent house every week. It's obscene. Fortunately, I do enjoy Five Live's football coverage, especially on Saturdays.

And I have to say, I prefer the TMS coverage of a test, than the coverage on Sky. Strauss has to be the most boring commentator ever. It's a shame that home test matches aren't free to air anymore. A real shame. But Aggers and co compensate nicely.

So, like Wendi Murdoch, I refuse to be shafted by Uncle Rupe. But I don't care for Tony Bliar.
_________________
life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ruddlescat



Joined: 16 Sep 2010
Posts: 18010
Location: Near Chester

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just glad to see the back of the Champions League on my TV which for me is a boring competition and a pale shadow of the old European Cup and is simply a totally predictable money generating rip off as with lots of football these days

The old competition was far more exciting being straight knockout and on the day any of the smaller and sometimes unknown teams could beat the giants whereas now with the league formula even if a small team wins any particular match the chances are the big teams who appear to run football will always still get through to contest the knockout stages

I think that the current format with its money generating obsession has also done a great deal to ruin British football which is now stuffed full of unloyal and overpaid foreign imports who have no links or rapport at all with the fans who are watching them

As far as I am concerned if the Champions League fiasco was scrapped tomorrow I certainly wouldn't be shedding any tears Evil or Very Mad
_________________
Are you ready for a Ruddles?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
oldraver



Joined: 18 Dec 2006
Posts: 666
Location: London

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say I disagree with any of that, Rudders. Spot on.
_________________
life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Schizoidman



Joined: 20 Sep 2010
Posts: 1133
Location: Rural West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree too. In fact I've never been too interested in the Champions League until the final stages.

And hopefully it means no more Adrian Chiles and that ghastly Verve music.

I get BT Sports for free as I'm on BT Broadband.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
becky sharp



Joined: 01 Dec 2008
Posts: 5732

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
I'm just glad to see the back of the Champions League on my TV which for me is a boring competition and a pale shadow of the old European Cup and is simply a totally predictable money generating rip off as with lots of football these days

The old competition was far more exciting being straight knockout and on the day any of the smaller and sometimes unknown teams could beat the giants whereas now with the league formula even if a small team wins any particular match the chances are the big teams who appear to run football will always still get through to contest the knockout stages

I think that the current format with its money generating obsession has also done a great deal to ruin British football which is now stuffed full of unloyal and overpaid foreign imports who have no links or rapport at all with the fans who are watching them

As far as I am concerned if the Champions League fiasco was scrapped tomorrow I certainly wouldn't be shedding any tears Evil or Very Mad

I agree,ruddles
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
John W



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 3360
Location: Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Champions League on ITV + SKY Reply with quote

Since we have BT Sport and BT Infinity Broadband I hope I don't have to pay for their football in future!"

As for Sky

littlepieces wrote:
i am already paying 83 for the full sky package


lp, I wonder if you could persuade them to reduce that. Two years ago we had 3 TV's receiving Sky and was costing us about 75. After daughter got married and moved out we asked Sky to disable one of the cards. They said you can keep it and we'll upgrade one TV to HD free. So we did that. Then when son got married and moved out we phoned Sky again, and said please disconnect 2 of the TVs. They said they would disconnect the oldest box (which went to freeview with Sky channel nos), and gave us a new Sky+HD box for one room, keep the other Sky+, and knocked our package cost down to 65. When it was due to go back to 75 we phoned them again to stop the Sky+ box. They said keep it and we'll keep your package at 65.

So we still have a Sky+HD and a Sky+ box, full package of films, sport etc on both. I wonder if littlepieces and others are paying 83 for the same package?

It's still a lot of money 65 per month, but we do watch a lot of football and films, and Mrs W uses the catch up/demand for her soaps Smile
_________________
-
John W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

will look into it John at the moment i have two tv's both with full package,will see what they have to say
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
John W



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 3360
Location: Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, each time we threaten to reduce what we get they cave in. We have been with Sky for nearly 20 years so maybe 'loyalty' helps Smile
_________________
-
John W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Colin



Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 916

PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never knowingly given the Murdoch Mafia a penny of my money. Ever!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
John W



Joined: 07 Dec 2006
Posts: 3360
Location: Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
I've never knowingly given the Murdoch Mafia a penny of my money. Ever!


Ah but I expect unknowingly you have! Razz

The service provided by Sky and the recent revolution in how to watch TV has been gratefully received in our household.

Nowadays much of the time we are watching TV it is something recorded, films and dramas, oh and the Mrs W soap store, so can watch at a quieter time, except for news and football matches - must watch those live! - and it's routine now to wind back to watch offsides, goals etc and then listen to the commentators opinions and slow-mos. And shows like the Voice, can just rewind a few minutes to listen to a singer again. TV is just so much fun now!
_________________
-
John W
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Colin



Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 916

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can do all that you can do (above) as well, John. Just not courtesy of Mr. Murdoch! I can also export video and audio media in SD or HD to an HDD or USB stick and stick it into iTunes for synching to other devices. You're right, it's amazing what you can do these days!! Smile

Anyway, if I have ever unknowlingly parted with cash to the Murdochs then it's a monir amount of money, not the extortionate amount paid by many in the form of monthly subscriptions. I'm staggered at the amounts of money people pay in Sky subs. Crazy.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
littlepieces



Joined: 10 Jan 2010
Posts: 1098
Location: Lowestoft

PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rather not be paying into Murdoch's millions but he has the commodity i want to watch.....the best sport
_________________
I found out how you can hurt an insect.It's the bees knees
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Colin



Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 916

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
I would rather not be paying into Murdoch's millions but he has the commodity i want to watch.....the best sport


Indeed. The words "over a barrel" come to mind there! I'm not bothered about sport on TV to be honest but if I were then it would certainly present me with a dilemma. I absolutely detest everything Murdoch stands for so at the moment it's an easy decision to make.

I use a Freesat HD+ box which actually does more than the equivalent Sky HD+, although the only thing it doesn't do is allow me to set programme recordings via a mobile app. That's the only advantage that the Sky technology has for me, although Sky's EPG is better, too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    R2OK! Forum Index -> The Sports Bar All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com