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Title: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: tans on Friday, May 5, 2023, 18:47:09
https://www.efl.com/news/2023/may/efl-announces-landmark-broadcasting-deal-with-sky-sports/?fbclid=IwAR3osLR2bVRee26w7xMwwuhQ4ozznHA47DuYUB2cijJzj3PX7-twLrj4lLw

What do people think?


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Riddick on Friday, May 5, 2023, 18:59:02
Not sure how much the club made from ifollow, but i would hope this more then compensates them.

Personally i'm concerned what the increased coverage effect will be, mainly around the fact that all games on Opening Day, Last Day, Midweek, Easter (other bank holidays), Boxing Day, NYD and International breaks. That's what maybe 12 games a season 100% on Sky. Then the are likely picking 2 league 2 games a week, so on average we will be picked another 6 times.

That's 9 home games live.

As a fan who lives outside Swindon and is a season ticket holder i will still be attending in person, but this is likely going to make some of these very tempting to watch on TV for people.

It would be a good question to ask the AB next what the the increased revenue is from the TV deal.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Pookemon on Friday, May 5, 2023, 19:38:48
So how many fewer Saturday 3pm games are we going to get?  It's hard to know but I expect Wrexham and Salford won't have any.

It's not great for fans TBH.   Would rather they got rid of the 3.00 ban and televised EFL games at that time.   Its not as if I won't watch Swindon cause Accrington are on the telly.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 5, 2023, 20:20:14
it's not clear to me if ifollow for every match continues for those abroad (or if sky will effectively take it over)


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Batch on Friday, May 5, 2023, 20:21:42
Quote from: Pookemon

It's not great for fans TBH.   Would rather they got rid of the 3.00 ban and televised EFL games at that time.   Its not as if I won't watch Swindon cause Accrington are on the telly.

but premier clubs may very well want it too. And that may impact over a long period


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Oaksey Moonraker on Friday, May 5, 2023, 20:39:27
What I would prefer with iFollow is if you buy say a Swindon season ticket you should be able to stream home games for free (like they did in Covid) as you have already paid for the game.

It might sell more season tickets to those who don't make every game. In the same way if you bet online on horse racing you can watch the race for 'free'.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 08:50:06
Don't forget many pay around £60 to watch all games on a Firestick without having to buy a season ticket


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 09:12:20
Don't forget many pay around £60 to watch all games on a Firestick without having to buy a season ticket

Well I pay £45 a year for my Firestick and that gets games from every league in Europe including iFollow. Makes no odds to me which channel has the rights as itís just a big scam in the UK compared to the rest of Europe. Iím a season ticket holder too.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Jimmy StoppedMoaning on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 09:15:53
Well I pay £45 a year for my Firestick and that gets games from every league in Europe including iFollow. Makes no odds to me which channel has the rights as itís just a big scam in the UK compared to the rest of Europe. Iím a season ticket holder too.

Take your pick prices seem to range from £45-£60 depending who you use. I would get a season ticket but work shifts and some week ends so it would be pointless.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Pookemon on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:29:28
but premier clubs may very well want it too. And that may impact over a long period
Indeed but if there are no 3pm kickoffs then the EFL games will clash with prem games anyway so we either clash at 3pm or at a shitter time.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:39:06
Bottom line. How much more money will the club get?


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10:55:58
Quote from: Pookemon
Indeed but if there are no 3pm kickoffs then the EFL games will clash with prem games anyway so we either clash at 3pm or at a shitter time.

eh?

EFL will remain at 3pm. There are some pennies league games then, honest


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: ChalkyWhiteIsGod on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:35:09
Bottom line. How much more money will the club get?

This.


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Pookemon on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:35:42
eh?

EFL will remain at 3pm. There are some pennies league games then, honest
The point i was trying to make is that this deal means that c25% of EFL games will be moved from 3pm to be televised.   At what point is the 3pm broadcast restriction, actually restricting being able to watch football at 3pm?

In time more games will be televised, we can all watch them now anyway if we want, so is the end of the 3pm kickoff inevitable, unless the broadcast restriction is lifted?


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Pookemon on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 12:44:18
Bottom line. How much more money will the club get?
It looks like not much, the majority will go to champ clubs (and Wrexham probably).


Title: Re: New tv rights deal for EFL
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 6, 2023, 13:33:56
Quote from: Pookemon
point i was trying to make is that this deal means that c25% of EFL games will be moved from 3pm to be televised.   At what point is the 3pm broadcast restriction, actually restricting being able to watch football at 3pm?

In time more games will be televised, we can all watch them now anyway if we want, so is the end of the 3pm kickoff inevitable, unless the broadcast restriction is lifted?

10 games a weekend, but only 5 from l1 and L2 combined

But it's an interesting  point, would we get more at home with 3pm than being pulled left right and centre for TV avoiding it.

Still think it's a real risk long term. I think you are right it's inevitable so we'll see.