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Old 19.08.2011, 03:47 PM
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Just came across this and what a joke!! 24 hours was bad enough but now 6 days? Why? We need to know why Sky has insisted on it for this year and not the previous two. This will result in plenty of more people using alternative means to get access and this will not help the NFL or those gits at Sky.
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Old 19.08.2011, 07:05 PM
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Iggy, here's your answer:


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My guess is someone at Sky noticed this was in the contract and hadn't been enforced and then they threw a hissy fit. It's not the guys at Gamepass' fault, they're just abiding by the contract that was signed between the NFL (UK?) and Sky which is afterall a legally binding document.
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I think Bean49 is on to something. But I have no official comment beyond what I've already stated.
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Old 20.08.2011, 11:11 AM
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Iggy, here's your answer:
Indeed, the threat of legal action can make people do all sorts of things
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Old 21.08.2011, 07:52 PM
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Is there a limit on the number of times Sky can pick a team for the Sunday games, given that these will be blacked out for 6 days?

It would make a team pass pretty invalid if Sky had the ability to show 10-12 games from any one team. I appreciate the fact that Sky have to protect their product, but is there any consideration on the other side? Surely Gamepass has a right to protect it's product too?
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Old 21.08.2011, 08:55 PM
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Iggy, here's your answer:
Cheers for the clarification. I think my outrage caused me to not pay attention to any previous posts!!
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Old 22.08.2011, 02:24 PM
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Now that Sky have released their schedule for the first three weeks:
https://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=83700

Is the opening game with NO@GB going to be blacked out? Bit unfair as it is aired at 1am right?
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Old 22.08.2011, 03:03 PM
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Now that Sky have released their schedule for the first three weeks:
https://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=83700

Is the opening game with NO@GB going to be blacked out? Bit unfair as it is aired at 1am right?
No, only the Sunday games are blacked out.
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Old 22.08.2011, 07:31 PM
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Now that Sky have released their schedule for the first three weeks:
https://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=83700

Is the opening game with NO@GB going to be blacked out? Bit unfair as it is aired at 1am right?
Only Sunday games aired on Sky are subject to blackouts in the UK. This is answered clearly on the first posting of this thread. You can read it here:
https://forum.nfluk.com/showthread.php?t=83415
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Old 22.08.2011, 07:35 PM
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Any idea if Sky have any conditions that prevent them from over exposing a particular team, based on the fact it would create too many blackouts for said team on Gamepass.
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Old 22.08.2011, 07:41 PM
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Any idea if Sky have any conditions that prevent them from over exposing a particular team, based on the fact it would create too many blackouts for said team on Gamepass.
I don't have any insight into that, any of the Sky/NFL negotiations, or any insight to the Sky/NFL contract terms apart from the fact that NFL Game Pass is required to honor the blackout rules stated on this thread.
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