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Premier League officials in talks with cyber-security experts to block illegal streaming of matches
09 February 2016 08:41 Post ID: #566081
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Premier League officials in talks with cyber-security experts to block illegal streaming of matches

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/premier-league-official...
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09 February 2016 09:46 Post ID: #566087 - in reply to #566081
An estimated one million viewers watch Premier League football through illegal streams each week.

You can count me into the one million viewers :eek:

There's always going to be a demand for live streams, especially for the Saturday 3pm kick offs, why, because of demand and supply. I don't want to listen to a radio commentary, I want to watch the game. Different for me when the games are on BT and SKY as I subscribe to both.

I can understand why BT and SKY are getting their knickers in a twist but its the FA who are stopping the TV companies from showing all of the games. Personally, I simply can't justify the 10 hour round trip to Manchester to watch City matches and no doubt there are millions similar to me.

Makes me laugh..when SKY show a Spanish game, which kicks off at 5pm UK time SKY can't show the game live untilo 5:15pm - FA rules.

The FA, and I know their reasoning, should have another re-think.
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09 February 2016 19:56 Post ID: #566102 - in reply to #566081
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The rules are archaic and out of date. I believe the justification for not broadcasting games at 3pm was because they feared it would depress turnout at other fixtures (but not grassroots ones).

They really ought to do some research first. I will only stream a City game and might even be prepared to pay a nominal fee for the privilige. I certainly won't watch Spurs vs Watford or Chelsea vs Southampton for example except in passing or to check the score.
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09 February 2016 21:26 Post ID: #566104 - in reply to #566102
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I wish City would get themselves. Sky channel
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10 February 2016 13:19 Post ID: #566128 - in reply to #566104
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So, when was the last time a top-of-the-table clash was on at 3PM on a Saturday? Not to brag, but here in the States we have access to every Premier League game online and on TV, but the NFL is still broadcast regionally for local games, and I could see the Premier League going the same root. If you live within "x" miles of the stadium, the game is broadcast on TV. If not, the games won't be broadcast. That means if you live in the city of the team you support, you can see every game, but if you're a rag fan living in London (all of them) then you would have to go to the game to see it live.
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10 February 2016 16:44 Post ID: #566150 - in reply to #566128
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PhillyBlueMoon - 10/2/2016 13:19

So, when was the last time a top-of-the-table clash was on at 3PM on a Saturday? Not to brag, but here in the States we have access to every Premier League game online and on TV, but the NFL is still broadcast regionally for local games, and I could see the Premier League going the same root. If you live within "x" miles of the stadium, the game is broadcast on TV. If not, the games won't be broadcast. That means if you live in the city of the team you support, you can see every game, but if you're a rag fan living in London (all of them) then you would have to go to the game to see it live.


So how does that work for non locals or away fans? That would potentially mean that most of our UK fans for instance wouldn't get to see any of our home or away games, as most games are sold out, and we only get a limited number of away tickets. :thinking:
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10 February 2016 18:25 Post ID: #566152 - in reply to #566150
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So, each week there is a Thursday Night game which is broadcast nationally on free-to-air television (for the first 10 weeks, the last 6 weeks are on cable, unless it's a local team, then it's free to air)

The two networks that carry the games, CBS and Fox, show 1 or 2 games each Sunday, depending on the week (for example, Week 1 Fox will show 2 games and CBS will show 1, Week 2 Fox will show 1 game, CBS will show 2, etc...). These games are based on regional zones by "primary" and "secondary" markets. Regardless of where your team is playing, if you live in the "primary" zone, you will see your team play every week for free (unless it's on Monday Night Football, which is on the cable channel ESPN).

There is also a Sunday night game, which is nationally broadcast, and then Monday Night Football, which is nationally on cable (ESPN).

So, for example, if the Patriots were playing at 4:25PM on a Sunday, the residents of their primary area (which is all of New England) will get two games to watch at 1 PM, and then their team at 4:25 PM. However, if the Patriots play on Thursday Night, Sunday Night, or Monday Night, New England still sees three games every Sunday afternoon.

And if that's still confusing, here's a wikipedia page on just this subject:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_League_on_television
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