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    Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

    This is a discussion on Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport within the Sky Sports forums, part of the Sky TV Channels category; Some bad news for Sky, as it's been mentioned in a numbers of newspapers on there websites that BT Sport ...

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      Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      Some bad news for Sky, as it's been mentioned in a numbers of newspapers on there websites that BT Sport has won the rights to the top football league in Spanish football and another sport right that Sky has had for over 20 years disappears to BT Sport, after losing the Champions League rights as well. Will Sky reduce there subs or will Sky subscribers who like football move to BT Sport. It's another bad day for Sky after losing more sports rights to BT Sport.
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      Re: Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      Sky pulled out as it went to a second round and they couldn't afford to up their bid as they've paid too much for the Prem. Subs won't go down..... they need to recoup the cost of the Prem .

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      Re: Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      There is no chance that they will reduce subscription charges. They will, however, continue to reduce services.

      With thy the loss of La Liga and Champions League this will leave some big holes in schedules, and they won't be able to fill the Champions League ones with other football.

      I think any price increases that maybe proposed for Sky Sports for next year could cause an increasing number of subscribers to look at the costs of services they are receiving from Sky, particularly if services continue to be reduced or removed.

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      Re: Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      It's also not just sports subscribers that will bail either, as why should I as a non-sports subscriber have to put up with increased subs to pay for the ridiculous amount of money Sky have spent on football this year? Sky are not offering me anything in return for my sub increases.

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      Re: Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      They definitely wont reduce prices, but this may be worrying for them, as they have used la liga etc. as value added services to stop sky sports feeling empty.

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      Re: Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      It's also not just sports subscribers that will bail either, as why should I as a non-sports subscriber have to put up with increased subs to pay for the ridiculous amount of money Sky have spent on football this year? Sky are not offering me anything in return for my sub increases.

      Agreed, if anything, less, with Sky Arts reducing to one channel, Sky News on Radio being removed, Red Button Services being ditched, to name a few.

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      Re: Sky loses rights to Spanish League football to BT Sport

      Looking at comments elsewhere it seems Sky easily outbid BT for La Liga but the Spaniards weren't happy with the Sky bid wanting more money for their rights. So La Liga took the bidding to round two and were surprised when Sky said 'we aren't willing to bid again as our winning bid was turned down'. This leaves La Liga with the lower BT offer but round two of the process means the original bids are cancelled. So Sky have said they won't bid and BT are now free to make an even lower bid as no other bidder is in sight. 100 Euros anyone?

      Whilst the result seriously weakens Sky Sports appeal to many it is a stance one has to admire.

     

     

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