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nyrmetros

join:2008-02-01
Oakland Gardens, NY
reply to and340

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

said by and340 :

I love the report recently that Fox was getting ready to dump Fox Soccer and rebrand it as FX2. There is no reason to be adding any additional soccer channels. No one watches it - just ask fox soccer.

What are you smoking? NBC Sports bought the rights to the MLS and EPL, while BeOut took La Liga and Seria A..... Fox has the rights to the UEFA Champions League and the futuer FIFA World Cups.... Where do you get off saying that no one watches soccer....?


Greg2600

join:2008-05-20
Belleville, NJ

said by nyrmetros:

said by and340 :

I love the report recently that Fox was getting ready to dump Fox Soccer and rebrand it as FX2. There is no reason to be adding any additional soccer channels. No one watches it - just ask fox soccer.

What are you smoking? NBC Sports bought the rights to the MLS and EPL, while BeOut took La Liga and Seria A..... Fox has the rights to the UEFA Champions League and the futuer FIFA World Cups.... Where do you get off saying that no one watches soccer....?

The ratings, the ratings are not good for any soccer match outside of ESPN. And color bars get a 1.0 on ESPN, because it's got so many homes. What FOX is doing is unfortunate, with SPEED and perhaps with FSC. Regardless, like I've been saying, Verizon is not going to meet BeIN's price. They have little reason to. If BeIN wants on, they'll have to offer it for squat and take it on a higher tier like GOL TV.

nyrmetros

join:2008-02-01
Oakland Gardens, NY

I don't want my rates to increase either just because BeOut has hijacked some Usmnt games, but Damn I need to watch the USA games!



Ghoghogol

@jhmi.edu
reply to Greg2600

I've wanted to see BEIN offered on FIOS for a while and despite all the requests on message boards, no action and no press release either. So, I suggest writing to Benjamin Grad, Verizon, Director, Content Strategy & Acquisition.

benjamin.d.grad@verizon.com

And Lowell McAdam, Verizon CEO

lowell.mcadam@one.verizon.com

Make the case that you, a Verizon FIOS subscriber, want to see BEIN USA on the FIOS channel lineup.


donjuan2002

join:2002-10-06
Kearny, NJ

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blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA
reply to nyrmetros

said by nyrmetros:

just because BeOut has hijacked some Usmnt games

TV rights for the road qualifiers are owned by the host country and in the pre-BeIn days were often PPV and almost never appeared on cable.

IOW - you're not missing anything you would have gotten previously.

I'm glad BeIn didn't get the EPL but at least they've negotiated a consolidation of the qualifiers so if/when Vz picks them up we will get all of those games.

In the meantime the USMNT better look sharper than they did against Canada this week.