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General Chat Thread, setanta - how long till it goes bust in General; Originally Posted by torledo on a personnel level ? they won't have any personnel if they go bust you loon. ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    on a personnel level ? they won't have any personnel if they go bust you loon.

    Or did you mean personal level, in which case yeah i'm sure the setanta customers your speaking on behalf of would love to see the service cut or alternatively to see only part of what they currently pay for to be bought up by setanta's UK competitors. Setanta broadcast much more besides premier$h1t football and spl you know. I don't know how seamless a transition it would be for competitors to buy out these packages if acceptable to the sporting orgs selling them.
    I did mean personal

    Also I don't care about the football...

    Most sentanta customers I would like to make educated guess have sky sports. Sentanta going bust would release a large amount of sports rights (not just football) that would get picked up by not just Sky but Eurosport, BBC & ITV. Which means that they would better off as they would be seeing the sports still but paying less..

    Only situation where would not be beneficial would be for a customer does not have Sky but has Setanta but as said think that would be a very low %.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    We can't get ESPN in the UK right? So, how would we watch these games? Or would they be shown on the ESPN America Channel on Virgin Media?
    This is where it gets very interesting if espn got a set of rights...

    Option one - Setanta goees bust

    ESPN America goes to a Sky package - and if they have football rights suspect would be renamed just to espn.

    Option two - Setanta carrys on

    ESPN would again I suspect be renamed to espn but then would remain on Setanta and you would need to pay Setanta to access the channel and so access the football. Then as soon as contract up with Setanta then espn would move over to a sky package.

    Option 3 - Rent

    They rent space on another channel but not sure the legal side of that.


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    Frankly the Euro anti-monopoly legislation which prevents Sky from obtaining all the packages is loony in this one, stand alone case.

    Sky wouldn't put up the monthly subscription for Sports if they got all the packages.

    They wouldn't run another season of "Premiership Plus", as the take up was very low.

    In this instance it is actually better for the consumer for one company to take the monopoly, and save them 10 for another premium service, of which they'd only watch the football!

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    BBC NEWS | Business | ESPN buys rights to Setanta games

    ESPN it is then. Hope someone comes in for a decent offer for the Scottish games. We need to money 1000 times more than the english clubs.

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    No Matter Who Gets Rights Football Is Worse Off (from The Herald )

    Interesting article from a Scottish perspective

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    Well GB arm has gone Ireland and USA companies still working..

    BBC NEWS | Business | Setanta goes into administration

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    nothing in the news here regarding setanta australia

    Home AUS | Setanta

    When I was here last, it was ESPN that showed all the scottish games..

    Im sure i wont miss many games now with my slingboxes strategically placed in 3 countries, as long as i can find the bandwidth

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    there News Channel is closing down tonight haha

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    They have gone into administration. Check out the message on their site. I still feel sorry for people losing their jobs, even though I agree with comments above that having two companies showing the football actually costs more than if it were just Sky.

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    When i called setanta to see if i could subscribe for a month they wanted 27 for the first month and then 12.95 or similar for the following months. So it would have cost me 40 for the month to watch 1 game. Setanta didnt have enough good games on and having paid stupid money for sky sports and movies i dont see the point in paying extra for more sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    there News Channel is closing down tonight haha
    sorry, i don't get the joke.

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    Just shut down 18.00

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    Ooh - I win -
    I did give it till the end of the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    nothing in the news here regarding setanta australia

    Home AUS | Setanta

    When I was here last, it was ESPN that showed all the scottish games..

    Im sure i wont miss many games now with my slingboxes strategically placed in 3 countries, as long as i can find the bandwidth

    It is only the GB company that has gone Ireland and International company still exist..

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