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Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 03:40
Replies: 450
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Posted By Mark.
I'm not a fan of the 5.30 slot either and...

I'm not a fan of the 5.30 slot either and actually prefer the lunchtime slot.

On a Saturday lunchtime, I'm either killing time before a home game, or in the pub before an away game - in other...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-06-2015, 19:42
Replies: 229
Views: 14,546
Posted By Mark.
Are people seriously incapable of understanding...

Are people seriously incapable of understanding that the first summer Olympics affected by this deal is nine years away?

Nine. Years.

Anything can happen in broadcasting in nine years. Just look...
Forum: Broadcasting 30-06-2015, 15:27
Replies: 229
Views: 14,546
Posted By Mark.
Nine. Years.

Nine. Years.
Forum: Broadcasting 30-06-2015, 12:08
Replies: 229
Views: 14,546
Posted By Mark.
No, it's not obvious. It's nine years away....

No, it's not obvious. It's nine years away. Nobody, not even those in charge at Eurosport, knows what will happen regarding UK rights.
Forum: Broadcasting 30-06-2015, 11:58
Replies: 229
Views: 14,546
Posted By Mark.
Oh how I wish we were all gifted with your...

Oh how I wish we were all gifted with your ability to tell the future.

The first summer games under this deal are 9 years away. We don't even know which city will be hosting them. So statements like...
Forum: Broadcasting 29-06-2015, 20:50
Replies: 229
Views: 14,546
Posted By Mark.
First of all, this is 7 years away, 9 for the...

First of all, this is 7 years away, 9 for the summer games. We won't be even know where the 2024 Olympics will be held until 2017. Anything can happen in broadcasting in that time.

Secondly,...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-06-2015, 18:46
Replies: 9,817
Views: 800,491
Posted By Mark.
Their deal still hasn't officially begun, so they...

Their deal still hasn't officially begun, so they can't actively advertise with CL branding.

I have a hunch that they'll be allowed to from Tuesday, which is when the first of the 1st qualifying...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-06-2015, 00:40
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Yes, of course. I was just giving a rationale for...

Yes, of course. I was just giving a rationale for Southampton v Bournemouth being singled-out as a potential TV game.
Forum: Broadcasting 19-06-2015, 23:33
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
My (somewhat limited) understanding is that...

My (somewhat limited) understanding is that Bournemouth see Southampton as derby rivals.

But it's from the same stable as Middlesbrough v Newcastle, and the various West Midlands "derbies" that...
Forum: Broadcasting 18-06-2015, 20:57
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
BT are not tightly constrained to the Saturday...

BT are not tightly constrained to the Saturday 12.45 slot. If Europa League commitments mean a team can't play on the Saturday, they can show the match on the Sunday at noon.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 16:29
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
They don't need to agree anything. The picks...

They don't need to agree anything. The picks would work as they currently do, except BT will also have the option of a second pick in one weekend if Sky pass up, e.g.

1st pick - Sky
2nd pick - Sky...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 16:07
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
I think using "always" is stretching things a...

I think using "always" is stretching things a bit, since it's only happened twice previously. Technically correct, but does make it sound like it's happened forever.

I also don't see any evidence...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 15:54
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Do we? As far as I can tell, unless you're privy...

Do we? As far as I can tell, unless you're privy to extra information, we only know that the 28th will be a Bank Holiday - because it is one.

And I misread the package, apologies. But that still...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 15:35
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
There's no way the 28th isn't a Bank Holiday...

There's no way the 28th isn't a Bank Holiday round.

You're also assuming that the 2nd needs to be a Bank Holiday if the 26th isn't. And we all seem to be assuming there does have to be 5 BH/Midweek...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 15:23
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
I would argue it's no more constrained than a...

I would argue it's no more constrained than a normal weekend followed by a midweek round. The difference is a one day gap between games instead of two. So the following could be done (as an...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 10:50
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
And yet in 2010/11, they didn't define Boxing Day...

And yet in 2010/11, they didn't define Boxing Day as a "bank holiday" because ESPN showed two games. Even though it was a different contract with different packages, the concept of "bank holiday"...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 10:19
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Indeed. It took until 14th July last season for...

Indeed. It took until 14th July last season for the official announcement.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 10:14
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Yes, I made that point. What I'm saying is that...

Yes, I made that point.

What I'm saying is that it should give an indication of how the Premier League treat a Saturday Boxing Day.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 10:07
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Perhaps there isn't one, and it evens out through...

Perhaps there isn't one, and it evens out through the rest of the deal.



2nd January is a Saturday, so why wouldn't they "get" it?


Well, no, because this is the first time we've had the first...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 09:49
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
They also like a tagline - and the door is open...

They also like a tagline - and the door is open for them to show last season's top 4, if we assume BT would take Stoke v Liverpool over Arsenal v West Ham.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 09:47
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
If Saturday 26th is a normal Saturday round,...

If Saturday 26th is a normal Saturday round, games can be moved to the Sunday thus requiring Monday games to move to Tuesday.


It's not a Bank Holiday. That's why Monday 28th...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 09:43
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Unless there's something explicitly written into...

Unless there's something explicitly written into the contract*, Sky will expect to have Saturday 26th(/Sunday 27th). It's not a midweek; it's not a Bank Holiday. It's a Saturday.

*Which there might...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 09:42
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Games from Monday 28th can be moved to Tuesday...

Games from Monday 28th can be moved to Tuesday 29th, with evening kick-offs.
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 09:28
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
Am I right in thinking there's usually four Bank...

Am I right in thinking there's usually four Bank Holiday/midweek rounds? In which case, we still have four.

Monday 28th December
Tuesday/Wednesday 12th/13th January
Tuesday/Wednesday 2nd/3rd...
Forum: Broadcasting 17-06-2015, 09:21
Replies: 450
Views: 42,923
Posted By Mark.
My prediction for the opening day is: Picks 1-3...

My prediction for the opening day is:

Picks 1-3 & 5 (Sky):

Man Utd v Spurs
West Brom v Man City
Chelsea v Swansea
Arsenal v West Ham

Pick 4 (BT):
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