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    so what's everyone's opinions of some little start-up called Sports Flick securing rights to the UEFA Champions League next season?

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/...27-p576da.html

    I'll wait until they go under and it comes back to Optus

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    Saw a post of theirs somewhere saying “home of football” with space for a few more announcements. Curious to see what they come up with.
    Maybe they’ll make a push for A league streaming.
    Aside from the EPL and A league, I can’t see any other leagues attracting enough interest to cover their outlay especially if already purchasing Kayo and/or Optus.
    Liverpool making it an easy decision, won’t be watching them play UCL anyway.


    That being said. Surely they’ve done some due diligence and figured how much they can make from sponsorships etc to make it viable. Seems a pretty quick way to crash and burn as a startup.

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    Sure, it only took Netflix a decade to make a profit, and every other streaming company has the backing of a corporate behemoth to keep it afloat but a couple of blokes you've never heard of from some backyard in Sydney will surely have deep enough pockets to keep the ship afloat.
    Makes perfect sense for the A-league to eventually get in bed with people like this.

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    This Sports Flicks mob’s idea of “Home of football” would be an interesting venture.
    I was talking to a Bosnian guy I work with who was telling me about his global satellite he’s subscribed to so he can watch Serbian league. Said a few of his friends have a similar set up.
    And it got me thinking about our footballing roots. Most of the top NPL clubs and even some community clubs have strong links to an immigrant group.
    Whether it’s Italian, Macedonian, Greek, Serbian or somewhere else. Now I dare say most of the older generation grew up following a native team and still keep tabs on them.
    I’m assuming here, that streaming rights to these lesser known leagues isn’t in the same league as the 60M UCL deal. So I guess it depends what kind of revenue/interest you can generate from those interested in these leagues to fund moves for the bigger leagues.

    I still think the big 2 are EPL and A-league. If you get those two, I dare say a lot of people would be interested.
    I’d be curious how many people have Optus and Kayo/foxtel and how many would keep the latter if Optus picked up A league

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    $60,000,000 is a lot to raise for a small business in Riverstone

    at least it would be to do it legally

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    The main camera angle was making me feel sick with all the wobbling. Almost like it didn't have a tripod.

    I also hope the next TV deal includes a mandated minimum number of cameras and locations for all games.

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    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/...18-p57k6b.html

    looks like this may be going the way everyone thought it would go

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    Interesting.
    Especially with the new super league haha

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    Good bit of advertising...
    Bid for one of the biggest tournaments, then just pull out.

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    Tick, tick, tick...

    ABC football podcast and Simon Hill podcast both implying something is coming soon and according to Daniel Garb, "a lot of sports would die for what we are getting". Believe it when I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belchardo View Post
    according to Daniel Garb, "a lot of sports would die for what we are getting". Believe it when I see it.
    Perhaps he means that other sports would die, as in fold, if they got what we are getting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeterpool View Post
    Perhaps he means that other sports would die, as in fold, if they got what we are getting
    Lulz.
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    Garb talking more shite like when he was so quick to peddle the BS against Staj as legit.

    Bloke has no cred with anybody operating with even half a brain.

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