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Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
eduardo (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 19:28
Al Jazeera could challenge Sky for Premier League TV rights
Published 16:16 28/02/12 By MirrorFootball

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Premier League clubs could be in for another massive television cash windfall with a serious challenge to Sky's domination of top-flight domestic TV coverage by Al Jazeera now a "realistic prospect", according to the European head of ESPN.

The possibility of the Qatar-owned broadcaster going head to head with Sky has been speculated on ever since it beat Canal Plus to the French Ligue 1 and Champions League rights.

Now Ross Hair, head of ESPN for Europe, Middle East and Africa, believes Al Jazeera are likely to challenge Sky - a move which if successful would pose a serious threat to the Murdoch-owned satellite broadcaster.

The spin-off of a bidding war for the clubs could be a lot more cash for the 2013-16 domestic rights - the current three-year deal is already worth £1.782billion.

Hair told the Evening Standard: "We're expecting another Premier League auction in April or May. An Al Jazeera bid is a realistic prospect.

"They have done something very interesting in France in buying first division football against the incumbent satellite broadcaster Canal Plus and we've also looked at what they've done in other markets.

"You can draw parallels with the upcoming auction in the UK. Al Jazeera have the ambition to grow further in sport and into other markets."

ESPN are also set to bid as they are desperate to retain their foothold in the Premier League market - they currently show 23 live matches a season.

Premier League football has been the driving force of Sky's satellite TV success in the UK but they have not had a challenger of such potential threat before.

The financial muscle of Qatar has seen Al Jazeera become a major player in football rights, a process that accelerated when the Middle Eastern country won the right to host the 2022 World Cup.



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Zainy (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 20:13
Just what the game needs. More money.

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
eduardo (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 20:17
would be good to see sky on its knees



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Zainy (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 20:19
Oh of course it would. From a non footballing point of view it's fantastic that their monopoly is being challenged.

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 20:45
i get both channels so im not bothered

although its a non story because nova currently show all premiership games live while the aljeezera channels do the cup games



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
28 February, 2012 20:46
So what would happen we'd all need to stick new satellites on the side of our houses?

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 20:48
same sky dish new decoder, cheaper about 150 a year for all channels all the time



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Ares (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 21:13
sounds totally awesome

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 21:20
it really is

sky downstairs and this in the bedroom, no issues with the wife, i get box office events stetanta ireland primetime espn, italian sky german sky, french canal+ greek nova spanish canal swedish..basically all the european sats..it rotates and picks up what ever you ask it to

most of the streams that you guys watch is probably someone hosting it from their box



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
SuperRob (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:30
Quote:
Jack_is_the_truth
it really is
sky downstairs and this in the bedroom, no issues with the wife, i get box office events stetanta ireland primetime espn, italian sky german sky, french canal+ greek nova spanish canal swedish..basically all the european sats..it rotates and picks up what ever you ask it to

most of the streams that you guys watch is probably someone hosting it from their box
Yes this is true many of them do.

Out of interest, where did you buy the movable satellite and decoder from? And do you need some sort of viewing card (like with sky) or is this built in to the decoder? Presumably it is?

I'm thinking of getting a decoder and just pointing my sky dish at one of the satellites but might consider a new dish. Also, do you have to pay any subscriptions?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28/02/2012 22:35 by SuperRob.

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
80'sGoona (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:36
How do I get it Jack?

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:39
i just called the guy and he came to my how to install it

if you are interested pm me ill give you his number

only if you are based in london though, im not sure he will travel, although he might be able to put you intouch with someone in your area



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:43
super rob no viewing card, he downloads a code on to a usb drive, either 6 months or 12 your choice, 120 for 12 months 65 for 6 i think, and installs it on your box, and it unscrambles all the channels

the decorder is attacched to the dish

even when the subscription is up, you still get more channels than the bog standard free view



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
80'sGoona (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:49
What if you've got an old dish but no Sky contract? Still got the sky dish and the free channels still work. But switched to Virgin.

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
SuperRob (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:58
I think you just have to point the dish at the right satellite.

You can see what satellites show what tv channels and the satellites' coordinates and what channels show what matches here - [liveonsat.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28/02/2012 22:59 by SuperRob.

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 23:00
i have an old sky box upstairs in the room as well and when my daughter runs in and decideds she wants to watch doodlebops, i let her watch it on the old sky box

the sat box is connected to a power outlet and the internet..(I forgot to mention that very important piece of info) when you want to watch it switch it on, when you want to watch sky turn it off simples



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 23:07
Quote:
SuperRob
I think you just have to point the dish at the right satellite.
You can see what satellites show what tv channels and the satellites' coordinates and what channels show what matches here - [liveonsat.com]

thats my site lol, i have that bookmared and open on a regular basis

you cant climb on the roof and turn the statelite everytime you want to watch a game

for example arsenal might be showing on nova and sky italia supercalcio, you cant change the dish manually if you want to switch from one to the other for language purposes

the good thing about this is that the channels come pre categorised, so you have a sports section and as you change form nova to sky itallia it rotates automatically



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
SuperRob (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 23:17
haha, yeah true. At first I thought it would be possible to get any channel on that website and usually there is a channel on a particular sat (hotbird 8 seems to be common) so you would only need to point it to one satellite but if you can't get all the channels then obviously this doesn't work.

To be honest, I'm probably going to stick with streaming for the moment. I get pretty much all games in hd apart from carling cup games and obviously internet is something i pay for anyway. Good to know about this stuff for the future though so cheers for the info!

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Shane (IP Logged)
29 February, 2012 02:01
Quote:
Jack_is_the_truth
when my daughter runs in and decideds she wants to watch doodlebops

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree (Sm6)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 29/02/2012 02:02 by Shane1988.

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
29 February, 2012 09:58
(Sm6)(Sm6)



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Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
nis (IP Logged)
29 February, 2012 17:45
jack lol wife? daughter?

why have i allways imagined you as between 15-18 freckles slightly chubby and a high pitched voice and mousey blond to ginger hair



(hard work will beat talent if talent dont work hard)

 
Re: Al Jazeera to challenge SKY for FAPL TV Rights
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
01 March, 2012 09:51
not even close



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