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Zidane98

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Not really enough to justify the $25 a month (for me anyway). I struggle enough to utilise the other subscriptions, Netflix, amazon prime etc. If I came across a decent deal for it that would change things.
I just got Stan for CL between 3 family members ($24 / month, $8 ea). But you are right, the amount of subs required these days is out of control.

Ive found Prime to be pretty rubbish apart from Grand Tour / Top Gear personally. I just got rid of it.
 

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I still use Kayo for the occasional game of ours that's televised, but does feel a bit excessive. Hope they offer a summer discount. AFLW/Big Bash might be worth it in a few months.
I'm happy generally with the FTA coverage of Big Bash. Personally haven't gotten into AFLW yet as a casual follower of AFL myself. Am starting to get into W League though.
 

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I'm happy generally with the FTA coverage of Big Bash. Personally haven't gotten into AFLW yet as a casual follower of AFL myself. Am starting to get into W League though.
Yeah I don't mind it as something to watch/follow over the summer months if I've got nothing else to do, but yeah Kayo is a bit steep to be paying full price now that they've lost A-League.
 

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Why is that I can't record live games on Optus Sport 3?

Sometimes when I record an EPL game, the picture is perfect and then turns to sh*t near half time. Why is that?
 

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Why is that I can't record live games on Optus Sport 3?

Sometimes when I record an EPL game, the picture is perfect and then turns to sh*t near half time. Why is that?
Only Optus Sport 1 and 2 are available to record. Optus Sport 3-6 are virtual channels channels only but you can watch it on-demand as well as mini-matches.
 

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Stan Sports - PQ looks ok pre-game in the Young Boys v United match. Lots of flags waving the crowd without much sign of digital artefacts...promising
 

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Why is that I can't record live games on Optus Sport 3?

Sometimes when I record an EPL game, the picture is perfect and then turns to sh*t near half time. Why is that?
Was watching the Leeds/Liverpool game on my mini optus box and the picture quality went to crap every 5 minutes, never did that before. Had to change channels and go back to the game to get it back to 1080p.
 

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Zidane98

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They paid $50m three years ago but article says expect $80m or more this time. They lost the CL and as article says hard to compete against the the two huge American companies
Difference is the other 2 American companies have plenty of other content. EPL is pretty much Optus Sport so they'll probably have to overpay to keep the rights otherwise all the money invested in Optus Sports will end up being a waste.


Personally I'd like to see less different broadcasters and wouldn't mind if Paramount picked up the rights with them also having A-League. Makes sense to bundle competitions together.
 

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Difference is the other 2 American companies have plenty of other content. EPL is pretty much Optus Sport so they'll probably have to overpay to keep the rights otherwise all the money invested in Optus Sports will end up being a waste.


Personally I'd like to see less different broadcasters and wouldn't mind if Paramount picked up the rights with them also having A-League. Makes sense to bundle competitions together.
Yeah would be great for Paramount to get it and potentially try to get Championship rights too, so I could ditch Kayo during the summer.
 

Zidane98

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Is it still the blind auction process for bidding? Never understood the logic behind that. If I were selling rights I'd want to extract the maximum possible playing bidders off against each other.
 

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Fetch would have a fair bit riding on Optus holding the rights. They use the interest in EPL to sell their other sport related channels BeIN Sports 1-3, ESPN 1 & 2 etc…
 

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From my viewpoint is much more convenient and easier if Optus retain it as I’m an existing mobile customer etc. As has been mentioned many times, getting a bit difficult and pricey with the multiple subscriptions for streaming now. I get the sense that one day soon someone like Amazon will land the rights. Maybe next up even.
 

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