Your forum username:
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Welcome to Sky User - The Unofficial Support Forum for everything Sky! - Proudly helping over 65k members.


    Advertisement

    Results 1 to 2 of 2
    Like Tree1Likes
    • 1 Post By speedyrite

    Football abroad

    This is a discussion on Football abroad within the Sky Sports forums, part of the Sky TV Channels category; The German Bundesliga has confirmed it will facilitate 'portability' in the next round of TV rights, allowing viewers to legally ...

    1. #1
      speedyrite's Avatar
      speedyrite is offline Sky User Member
      Exchange: MYHGT
      Broadband ISP: NOW Broadband
      Router: NOW TV Hub Two
      Sky TV: NOW TV
      Join Date
      Sep 2006
      Posts
      2,369
      Thanks
      389
      Thanked 161 Times in 155 Posts
      Blog Entries
      1

      Football abroad

      The German Bundesliga has confirmed it will facilitate 'portability' in the next round of TV rights, allowing viewers to legally access live matches from their pay TV provider when they are abroad on holiday.

      It's a result of new EU rules that say that viewers should be able to take their pay TV subscriptions, including satellite TV and on-demand services. with them when they travel elsewhere in Europe. Currently copyright owners such as movie studios and football authorities forbid pay TV companies from making content officially available outside of a particular country, although many consumers already circumvent these rules.

      The changes for the Bundesliga initially affect German pay TV rights from 2017 and will benefit viewers who subscribe to whoever wins the rights.

      How the rule changes may affect UK viewers in the future, and whether, for example, the Premier League will be available legally via the likes of Sky Sports and BT Sport for holidaymakers in Spain depends on the outcome of this year's referendum, as the rules do not apply to non-EU countries. When the European Parliament voted on the matter of the digital single market, of which portability is a part, 17 UKIP MEPs voted against it. The UK Government supports the legislation; it would also allow holidaymakers to take the BBC iPlayer abroad with them legally.
      Source: Satellite Update: Football abroad; Al Jazeera move; Sky UHD

      An interesting development for Sky Sports viewers to watch!
      Scubbie likes this.
      ++ speedyrite ... powered by NOW Broadband from June 2018 ++
      (previously powered by Sky Broadband from July 2007)


    2. Advertisement
    3. #2
      Scubbie's Avatar
      Scubbie is offline Sky User Moderator
      Exchange: 02392
      Broadband ISP: Sky Fibre Unlimited
      Router: Sky Q Hub ER110
      Sky TV: Sky+HD box
      Join Date
      Mar 2010
      Location
      Near Portsmouth
      Posts
      28,202
      Thanks
      844
      Thanked 2,223 Times in 2,092 Posts

      Re: Football abroad

      In the longer term I would hope that this could be extended across all the content.

      Whilst I'm not endorsing someone from Australia being able to watch content from Sky TV without a subscription, it would be nice as a UK (or Eire) resident to be able to travel across Europe and watch live content via either NowTV or Sky Go.

      Admittedly this would put pressure on those free WiFi hotspots that you may get in your hotel or B&B. With roaming charges scheduled to be abolished next year, this could make it even more worthwhile for anyone travelling around Europe.

      Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro: Connected at 80,000 kbps / 20,000 kbps
      Previous ADSL2+ Speed 19999 kbps 1153 kbps, Line Attenuation 17.5 db 6.9 db, Noise Margin 7.5 dB 8.7 dB
      Speedtest: 17.15MB/s 0.97Mb/s Ping 31 ms

     

     

    Tags for this Thread

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •  
    SkyUser - Copyright © 2006-2020. SatDish and NewsreadeR | SkyUser is in no way affiliated with Sky Broadband / BSkyB
    RIPA NOTICE: NO CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR INTERCEPTION OF PAGE TRANSMISSION