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Old 12-08-2017, 16:27   #7396
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I can't see Amazon being interested, as for BEIN sports i thought last time they said the market in the UK is too mature, in other words they're stupidly priced.
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We can all correctly guess who'll be picking that bill up, yup us the consumer.
Correct.

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Which is why Sky have a limit to what they are prepared to pay for the Premiership rights.

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This is the kind of approach I was writing about earlier - sub licensing out sports rights to other broadcasters to maximise income.

http://www.digitaltveurope.net/73007...an-pubcasters/
Have they told you that..
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We can all correctly guess who'll be picking that bill up, yup us the consumer.
didn't you agree with OB that competition drives down prices when the FACT is it drives up prices
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Old 12-08-2017, 22:47   #7399
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didn't you agree with OB that competition drives down prices when the FACT is it drives up prices
No i said competition is good, regardless of if there was competition or not these companies will always milk us for what they can hence why i've cut the cord enough was enough.
The only thing that is FACT driving up prices is greedy ponces in the premier league who roll around like a barrel on a hill if they so much as get a gust of wind into them, Hell Ronaldo got knocked down by a moth (that is tongue in cheek btw).
FACT agents are also driving up prices.
So regardless if the rights were held by one company or half a dozen you'd most likely still be paying what you are now.
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didn't you agree with OB that competition drives down prices when the FACT is it drives up prices
It's not a FACT!

You need to read a bit of economic theory. Competition will ultimately get the required result, but it doesn't always come about immediately, particularly when there are barriers to true competition.
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It's not a FACT!

You need to read a bit of economic theory. Competition will ultimately get the required result, but it doesn't always come about immediately, particularly when there are barriers to true competition.
that's all it is theory reality is prices go up name one that prices have gone down OB

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that's all it is theory reality is prices go up name one that prices have gone down OB
He can't as he has developed convenient memory loss.
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that's all it is theory reality is prices go up name one that prices have gone down OB
I'd have to say mobile phone sim only deals are cheaper than I can ever remember. Scores of companies offering deals starting from £4 per month. You can pick up some cracking deals for minutes and data for around £7. The same deals would have cost you £10 or £12 per month just a few years ago.
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I'd have to say mobile phone sim only deals are cheaper than I can ever remember. Scores of companies offering deals starting from £4 per month. You can pick up some cracking deals for minutes and data for around £7. The same deals would have cost you £10 or £12 per month just a few years ago.
In a lot of respects Sports can actually be had cheaper , the competition has drove Sky to offering the complete Sky Sports pack at £20 as opposed to the normal price of £27.50 if you agree to re-contracting for 18 months.

BT Sport also have all sorts of offers.
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Have you forgotten how much cheaper telephone bills became when BT lost their monopoly to the new cable companies? I certainly haven't!
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Have you forgotten how much cheaper telephone bills became when BT lost their monopoly to the new cable companies? I certainly haven't!
And line rental prices have gone through the roof unless your inconvenient memory loss forget that.
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In a lot of respects Sports can actually be had cheaper , the competition has drove Sky to offering the complete Sky Sports pack at £20 as opposed to the normal price of £27.50 if you agree to re-contracting for 18 months.

BT Sport also have all sorts of offers.
Agreed. For the average punter looking to get a range of sports and fast broadband for a fair price, it's never been better. Competition has worked in this respect. And those who want to dip into sports without a contract may do so with a Now TV pass.
For those niche enthusiasts who seemingly must have every sport and every Premier League match available then competition has raised their total costs a bit. But they can now see far more Premier League games than ever before including some in UHD and on a variety of devices.
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Bulb energy they've reduced prices

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I'd have to say mobile phone sim only deals are cheaper than I can ever remember. Scores of companies offering deals starting from £4 per month. You can pick up some cracking deals for minutes and data for around £7. The same deals would have cost you £10 or £12 per month just a few years ago.
Agree with my provider got a cracking deal on iphone 5s (ok not the best phone) with 5gb rollover data, 300 mins, unlimited texts for £13.50p/m.

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And line rental prices have gone through the roof unless your inconvenient memory loss forget that.
Line rental is a joke one of the biggest cons going.
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And line rental prices have gone through the roof unless your inconvenient memory loss forget that.
True mate however there are now around 12 companies offering line rental plus 17mb broadband for around £18.99 to £20.99 per month. Okay not the fastest broadband speed but most come with no set up cost and some with fixed price for 18 months. Just go back 3 or 4 years and a similar service was costing about £15.99 line rental plus £10.00 for the broadband. Line rental price is up, line rental plus broadband prices are down.
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Sky Sports have sacked Peter Beagrie

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...ports-10993621
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