Friday, 21 November 2008

England vs Germany

Did everyone watch the england game probably yes, but did anyone remember that setanta had outbid sky and itv for england away games and the game was played in berlin in germany!! did they back down or did they just get offered a wod of cash for one game?

What will happen next will england away games be shown on itv?

Who knows?

Sky vs Setanta

SKY SPORTS AND SETANTA SPORTS step up the battle for viewers for their live Barclays Premier League matches today by announcing their selection of fixtures. Sky, which has lost its monopoly of live rights for the first time since the league’s formation in 1992 after European Commission intervention, will broadcast 92 games, two thirds of the 138 that will be shown live, with Setanta screening the remaining 46.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Questionaire results.

When i handed out my questionaire i knew i would get short and to the point answers that is a reason for my focus group, the reaction i got from my questionaire was predicable all the people had backed up sky on being the best and setanta for being a company which is using us to gain money.

Feed back from my focus group.

I did my focus group to 4 people who i thought had different views on the up coming of sentanta, these 4 people gave me mixed feed back one saying that they like what setanta have done and they feel that sentanta has done its job to make money and to show sports, they have not used us to get one over on sky they have just had the better offer and people have warmed to them. Another one said that they feel sentanta are just a waist of money because of the lack of channels and the lack of a good quality signal when before that when they was with sky they had no problems.

So I feel that my focus group was a success because it gave me a wider view of what people think.

Picture from sky sports.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

The line up

The lineup

Sky Sports
Premier League 92 live matches, 242 delayed games on Football First

Other football 14 live matches a week from Uefa Champions League; 70 live matches; Coca-Cola Football League play-offs; Spanish La Liga; FA Cup; Carling Cup; international football

Presenters Richard Keys, Jeff Stelling

Pundits Andy Gray, Jamie Redknapp, Ruud Gullit

How much? £28 a month for one sports channel, £34 for two

Setanta Sports
Premier League 46 live matches on Saturday teatime and Monday evening

Other football 60 live Scottish Premier League matches; 79 live Blue Square Premier matches; games in Holland, Germany, France, Portugal

Presenters Angus Scott, James Richardson

Pundits Steve McManaman, Emmanuel Petit, Tim Sherwood, Les Ferdinand, Neil Warnock

How much? £9.95 a month for eight channels on Sky; £9.95 for "best of" channel on Freeview; £8 for Virgin Media cable customers

Premier League Match of the Day

Other football FA Cup; England home competitive internationals

Presenters Gary Lineker, Ray Stubbs

Alan Hansen, Mark Lawrenson, Alan Shearer

How much? Licence fee £131.50 a year

Other football Live Champions League, Football League highlights

Presenters Steve Rider, Matt Smith

Pundits Andy Townsend, Terry Venables, Robbie Earle

BT Vision
Premier League £4 a month for 242 delayed matches in full; £1.99 to watch full delayed matches on pay per view basis; £12 for 242 delayed matches, plus Setanta's "best of channel" including 46 live games.

Virgin Media

New free website offering five-minute highlight packages of Premier League matches. Weekend games available from midnight on Sunday and midweek matches from midnight on day they are played.

Sky Sports

Sky Sports is the brand name for a group of sports-oriented television channels. Sky Sports is the dominant subscription television sports brand in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has played a major role in the increased commercialisation of British sport since 1990, sometimes playing a large role in inducing organisational changes in the sports it broadcasts, most notably when it encouraged the Premier League to break away from the Football League in 1992.

Setanta Sports

Setanta Sports is a sports broadcaster based in Ireland, operating 12 channels in 24 countries. Setanta Sports was formed in 1990 to facilitate the broadcasting of Irish sporting events to Irish expatriates. More recently the network has expanded and it now broadcasts various live sporting events aimed at international English-speaking audiences.

My question

Has 'setanta sports' recent monopolisation of British football led to the expolitation of digital TV subscribers?