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Men’s and women’s 50 and t20 World Cups, WTC Final, and champions trophy will all be shown exclusively on Amazon Prime for the next 4 years (Australian matches won’t be shown on free to air).

The Australian matches aren't on the anti syphoning list?

Edit: Probably should have read the article
 
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The Australian matches aren't on the anti syphoning list?

Edit: Probably should have read the article
Changed in 2018 so that World Cup matches are only protected if they are in Australia or NZ.

Seems like a pretty weird caveat.

Seems crazy that World Cup matches - at a minimum Australian matches - are not protected, regardless of where they are played.

 

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We're gonna look back at what Foxtel was like in about 2015 in amazement one day, when you pretty much had every sport and competition within that sport worth watching on one platform. I guess the next thing is to split the footy up so you have four games on one platform/fta and the rest smeared over a variety of streaming services.
 

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I guess the next thing is to split the footy up so you have four games on one platform/fta and the rest smeared over a variety of streaming services.
Nah, if they AFL wanted to do that, they would have done that at the last TV deal. From what was reported, Nine was only interested in Thursday Night Football and the AFL's respond was they had to bid for everything.
 

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We're gonna look back at what Foxtel was like in about 2015 in amazement one day, when you pretty much had every sport and competition within that sport worth watching on one platform. I guess the next thing is to split the footy up so you have four games on one platform/fta and the rest smeared over a variety of streaming services.
All this does is push people to illegal streaming.

Stop splintering off content, stop gouging customers (fans) ffs. It's VERY easy to find all this stuff for free, so when you don't have it convenient, you've lost me.

* Amazon too. No that many people are that fussed about ODI to join a streaming service specifically for it. All this does is speed up the death of the format. Boneheaded s**t from everyone involved
 
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Nah, if they AFL wanted to do that, they would have done that at the last TV deal. From what was reported, Nine was only interested in Thursday Night Football and the AFL's respond was they had to bid for everything.
Someone will one day come up with a persuasive offer.
 

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Great another subscription to pay for, although no I’ll just stream it illegally.

All these people who make decisions like this have no long term investment in the sport, it’s just a job, and they need to perform it well, hit target lines, then they go work for Visa or Tennis Australia or some s**t.

You’re literally pricing people out of watching the sport.

How did we go from expensive Foxtel to cheaper streaming, now back to the same multiple streaming services that cost the same.

Sad.
 
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We're gonna look back at what Foxtel was like in about 2015 in amazement one day, when you pretty much had every sport and competition within that sport worth watching on one platform. I guess the next thing is to split the footy up so you have four games on one platform/fta and the rest smeared over a variety of streaming services.
It's abit of a joke, I need Paramount + just to watch the A-League and watch nothing else on it lol
 

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All this does is push people to illegal streaming.

Stop splintering off content, stop gouging customers (fans) ffs. It's VERY easy to find all this stuff for free, so when you don't have it convenient, you've lost me.

* Amazon too. No that many people are that fussed about ODI to join a streaming service specifically for it. All this does is speed up the death of the format. Boneheaded s**t from everyone involved
It's what happened with all the streaming sites now.

When Netflix first got big it was excellent, everything in one spot - people happy to pay for it.

Now there's 56 different streaming sites and people have gone back to pirating just because it's too inconvenient and expensive to actually watch all of what you want.

Also they've snuck in ads which has turned people off further.
 

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It's what happened with all the streaming sites now.

When Netflix first got big it was excellent, everything in one spot - people happy to pay for it.

Now there's 56 different streaming sites and people have gone back to pirating just because it's too inconvenient and expensive to actually watch all of what you want.

Also they've snuck in ads which has turned people off further.
It’s funny, Pay TV, foxtel, was seen as well off family’s thing as it costed like $50+ a month. Then Netflix came about and it was heaps of movies/shows for $6 a month and was affordable.

Now every company wants their film/show on their service and it’s cooked everything. I can kind of understand it, if you produce content, you want it on your platform. But we’re just back to what it was, it doesn’t really work.

Now we’re back to pirating.

There’s a cost of living crisis, $5-15 extra a month isn’t just that anymore, it’s on top of everything else.
 

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That is really what Kayo was meant to be, and was when it first launched. However since then its only lost content and raised its prices.

Kayo is still cheap in comparison to what Foxtel was, more then half price.

Foxtel got away with ripping sports fans for years making them pay for the basic package although you only wanted to watch sport, when foxtel had no competition 10 years ago you were getting up near $90 for the basic package / sport.
 
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We're gonna look back at what Foxtel was like in about 2015 in amazement one day, when you pretty much had every sport and competition within that sport worth watching on one platform. I guess the next thing is to split the footy up so you have four games on one platform/fta and the rest smeared over a variety of streaming services.
No, the next step is individual sports streaming their own content and having to subscribe to each sport... it's already happening in the US, I believe, with the NBA and NFL having season passes.

We need someone to invent Sportify.
We had Kayo, Netflix at the beginning felt like it had just about everything. Others saw them making money, decided to pull their content and join the gold rush and now it's so fractured, people are looking for ways to pirate again instead. They are killing the golden goose.
 
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It’s funny, Pay TV, foxtel, was seen as well off family’s thing as it costed like $50+ a month. Then Netflix came about and it was heaps of movies/shows for $6 a month and was affordable.

Now every company wants their film/show on their service and it’s cooked everything. I can kind of understand it, if you produce content, you want it on your platform. But we’re just back to what it was, it doesn’t really work.

Now we’re back to pirating.

There’s a cost of living crisis, $5-15 extra a month isn’t just that anymore, it’s on top of everything else.
And we haven't even reached the phase of "package bundling" yet with streaming services.



Literally just morphing back into the Pay TV model.
 
Hear me out...
  • Australia beat India in a WC Final,
  • ICC are a puppet of the BCCI,
  • BCCI get ICC to allow Amazon Prime to buy exclusive access to all ICC events in Australia,
  • Fewer Australians watch ICC events and cricket in general as they don't want to pay for it,
  • Fewer Australians are interested in playing cricket which weakens the Australian cricket team,
  • India beat Australia in a WC Final.
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