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Standard User helpoort
(committed) Tue 15-Mar-16 18:09:14
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The question over Openreach profits subsidising the spend on BT Sport was put to bed, when Gavin Patterson stated pretty clearly that the investment in BT Sport was paid for by BT Consumer out of its own cash flow.
So that's all right then!!!!!!!!!
Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Mar-16 18:43:05
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And your point? This statement confirms that Openreach income is not being used to pay for BT Consumer expenditure on TV rights. Whilst many have no choice but to use Openreach few if any have to pay or use BT Consumer products and hence contribute to BT Sport unless they choose to do so.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-16 20:41:48
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The BBC were complaining that they were having to pay more for sporting rights because they were now competing with BT.

The introduction of BT Sport may be good for BT and the sportsmen who sell them their rights, but it is hard to see that it benefits the end consumers.

Michael Chare


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Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Mar-16 21:16:15
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In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
The BBC were complaining that they were having to pay more for sporting rights because they were now competing with BT.

The introduction of BT Sport may be good for BT and the sportsmen who sell them their rights, but it is hard to see that it benefits the end consumers.
How does that have any relevance to BT Openreach's provision of last mile connectivity? Or for that matter those who have no interest in watching over-paid sportsman kick a ball be it via the net (Sky & BT) or tv (BBC & ITV), Personally I would like to see BBC walk away rather than pay stupid prices as they have done with F1.
Standard User partial
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-16 21:18:53
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From my observations, Looking at areas that have FTTP availability and ThinkBroadband speed maps, punters are far more likely to buy BT for their sport than their FTTP products.
Standard User partial
(experienced) Tue 15-Mar-16 21:28:57
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It certainly benefits BT punters who are the largest customer base of broadband customers. They get sport without the need to subscribe to Sky's very high priced pay TV.

In my view, unless you have got content, you won't mass market superfast let alone ultrafast
Standard User lee111s
(member) Tue 15-Mar-16 21:34:20
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In reply to a post by MCM:
In reply to a post by Michael_Chare:
The BBC were complaining that they were having to pay more for sporting rights because they were now competing with BT.

The introduction of BT Sport may be good for BT and the sportsmen who sell them their rights, but it is hard to see that it benefits the end consumers.
How does that have any relevance to BT Openreach's provision of last mile connectivity? Or for that matter those who have no interest in watching over-paid sportsman kick a ball be it via the net (Sky & BT) or tv (BBC & ITV), Personally I would like to see BBC walk away rather than pay stupid prices as they have done with F1.


The BBC don't have F1 any longer smile
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 15-Mar-16 21:38:35
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The BBC don't have F1 any longer smile
That's right - they walked away rather than pay stupid prices smile

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Standard User JohnR
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 15-Mar-16 22:05:15
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The BBC were complaining that they were having to pay more for sporting rights because they were now competing with BT.


Didn't they used to do the same with ITV & Sky......

Perhaps if there were any brains in these media companies. They would have a quiet little chat with each other and all offer exactly the same deal... Simply tell the sports groups that if they want coverage on TV. Then they have to pay the TV co's....
End of the day. These sports need TV more than TV needs them.

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Standard User MCM
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 15-Mar-16 22:54:56
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As I said, the BBC, most sensibly in my view, walked away from F1.
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