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Keano

join:2012-03-14
South Grafton, MA
reply to jodhak

Re: beIn Sport 1 & 2 (new soccer channels)

Bids for the U.S. rights to the Premier League are due at the end of the week.

I really, really hope beIN wins.

»sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/w···dex.html


blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA

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said by Keano:

I really, really hope beIN wins.

Why?

What possible value could this bring to the viewer? If BeIn has Serie A, La Liga, etc. already, how many live games can they show on their one and only English language channel? A channel which presently is only SD for the vast majority of people who have any access to it at all.

In a perfect world the leagues would each be on different networks and the consumer would have as many options as possible. Competition is good for the consumer, a monopoly is not.

Unless you're a Qatari prince and have a financial stake in this I can't imagine why a soccer fan would be pulling for BeIn to add the EPL to its stable of toys.


Keano

join:2012-03-14
South Grafton, MA

said by blue_trooper:

said by Keano:

I really, really hope beIN wins.

Why?

Because I have Directv.

And beIN production & HD picture quality is far superior to Fox.

blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA

said by Keano:

said by blue_trooper:

said by Keano:

I really, really hope beIN wins.

Why?

Because I have Directv.

And beIN production & HD picture quality is far superior to Fox.

Then why are you on this board? Much of this thread smells like BeIn marketing.

Having the sole provider that carries them in HD still doesn't change the fact that they can't possibly show 4 lives games at once on a single channel.

WRT to production I've heard they have three announcers in the booth and they talk too much.

nyrmetros

join:2008-02-01
Oakland Gardens, NY
reply to Keano

If BeIn gets the EPL I will be very upset. I am pissed off that they have hijacked the away USA games.



Keano

join:2012-03-14
South Grafton, MA

said by nyrmetros:

If BeIn gets the EPL I will be very upset. I am pissed off that they have hijacked the away USA games.

Don't get angry at beIN. It's a great channel that provides fantastic content.

Get angry at the mickey mouse cable provider that you give thousands of dollars per year for substandard service.

blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA

said by Keano:

said by nyrmetros:

If BeIn gets the EPL I will be very upset. I am pissed off that they have hijacked the away USA games.

Don't get angry at beIN. It's a great channel that provides fantastic content.

Get angry at the mickey mouse cable provider that you give thousands of dollars per year for substandard service.

As has been noted before, the away US qualifiers were never on regular cable before, in previous years they were only available via PPV.

I would like for FIOS to pick up BeIn. The more soccer the better but in the quest for more soccer I don't think anybody will be well served if BeIn gets the EPL. That would mean that they'd have to juggle 4 major leagues on a single (likely SD) channel. ESPN has the channels today, on practically all providers, to carry multiple live EPL games. Who wouldn't want to have that in addition to BeIn?

Anybody saying otherwise is probably a shill for the network.