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Old 19.01.2014, 08:07 PM
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Hope soon BT can take over NFL coverage. Not that I like them.
Why? What makes you think they won't insist on exclusivity? Probably will as the precedent has already been set.
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Old 19.01.2014, 08:10 PM
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Why? What makes you think they won't insist on exclusivity? Probably will as the precedent has already been set.
Well you never know.
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Old 19.01.2014, 08:29 PM
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Why? What makes you think they won't insist on exclusivity? Probably will as the precedent has already been set.
Maybe they would view the NFL rights differently, but BT Sport are showing up to seven NBA games a week and none of those are blacked out for League Pass users.
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Old 19.01.2014, 09:25 PM
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So basically you guys are wanting BT to take over for GP and I'll have to pay more? Ta...
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Old 19.01.2014, 09:26 PM
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Maybe they would view the NFL rights differently, but BT Sport are showing up to seven NBA games a week and none of those are blacked out for League Pass users.
It's comparing apples and oranges though isn't. Actually probably closer to comparing apples and cars...
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Old 19.01.2014, 09:40 PM
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Maybe they would view the NFL rights differently, but BT Sport are showing up to seven NBA games a week and none of those are blacked out for League Pass users.
NBA has NEVER had blackouts on their online offering though, NFL has. As I said a precedent has been set.

I may be wrong but I think people hoping that another company will come charging in on their big white steed and save the day for us Gamepass subscribers are probably going to be disappointed. But I hope I'm wrong.
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Old 19.01.2014, 09:42 PM
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It's comparing apples and oranges though isn't. Actually probably closer to comparing apples and cars...
Maybe, maybe not!

It's just if you're looking for a precedent, then there may be a greater chance of not being blackouts with BT Sport as they haven't done that for the NBA games. Whereas, if Premier Sport were to bid for the NFL, they do have blackout restrictions for some or all the NHL games they show so they would probably do the for the NFL.
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Old 19.01.2014, 09:46 PM
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NBA has NEVER had blackouts on their online offering though, NFL has. As I said a precedent has been set.

I may be wrong but I think people hoping that another company will come charging in on their big white steed and save the day for us Gamepass subscribers are probably going to be disappointed. But I hope I'm wrong.
You're probably right...I was just looking at what could be used as a precedent. I kind of hope that BT Sport do go for the NFL tv rights (blackouts or not) as maybe they would stick with the US studio feed as they do for the NBA.
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Old 19.01.2014, 09:57 PM
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I would suspect if BT did get the rights that the blackouts may well go with their negotiating power being nothing compared to sky...
But no in this country in 2014 the NBA is nothing like the draw on tv that the NFL is, hence why sky has kept the rights for one for years and not the other.
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You're probably right...I was just looking at what could be used as a precedent. I kind of hope that BT Sport do go for the NFL tv rights (blackouts or not) as maybe they would stick with the US studio feed as they do for the NBA.
SKY coverage is horrible. Hope BT one day look into getting the NFL rights considering how popular NFL is becoming now and add it into their list of growing sports coverage.
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