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Originally posted by Kentexile Kentexile wrote:

At one level I don’t mind paying . Living in England for a while then until we had sky challenge the status quo or S4C becoming available over satellite Welsh rugby coverage didn’t exist. My issue is with the fragmentation of coverage so you potentially need a sky, premier sport BT and Amazon subscription as well as paying the licence  fee to make sure you don’t miss any Wales or Scarlets games you can’ t get to in person 
 

Yes that’s my major frustration- having to subscribe to multiple providers knowing that you won’t watch most of the other stuff on these providers. It’s so inefficient and fragmented and has to be more expensive. Oh for one pay for provider that covers all Rugby ( and professionally not like the dross on Premier )
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Any idea how much extra amazon are paying? Unless it’s a good sum imo it’s not worth losing the brand awareness that comes with games on terrestial tv. Out of sight out of mind is a real thing when it comess to sport on tv
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dyniol53 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2021 at 12:22am
Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Any idea how much extra amazon are paying? Unless it’s a good sum imo it’s not worth losing the brand awareness that comes with games on terrestial tv. Out of sight out of mind is a real thing when it comess to sport on tv

You’re so right . But also the point about consolidating the rugby into one or two providers would be really helpful.

Genuinely if all pro-rugby except internationals were on Amazon it would be good because people would know where to find it (and 50-60% of the population already have Amazon Prime)

It’s that BBC, ITV, Sky, BT, Premier, S4C split that makes it really difficult to build a narrative around what’s actually going on. Different channels, different graphics, different presenters. All comes across half-arsed and disparate 
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You don’t have to subscribe to every channel for all year. There’s plenty of day passes, month passes, discount subscriptions, free trials you can have. 
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I note that our Nigel has got himself a nice little earner from Amazon for the Autumn Internationals contributing to their Welsh language coverage. 
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Not quite on subject but  Premier and S4C now  geoblock and  have recently stopped allowing you to watch live sport through a vpn when abroad whilst Sky and the BBC are fine with it
So I could watch Estonia v Wales in the football earlier in the week  and the Dragons yesterday but nothing today . My view is if you pay for a Premier subscription with mobile it shouldn’t matter where you watch it and S4C should be encouraging Welsh speakers to watch anywhere
Will be out of the country for at least 1 Autumn international so will be interesting to see what Amazon do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote minded Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 hours 29 minutes ago at 9:43pm
Originally posted by Kentexile Kentexile wrote:

Not quite on subject but  Premier and S4C now  geoblock and  have recently stopped allowing you to watch live sport through a vpn when abroad whilst Sky and the BBC are fine with it
The whole point of using a VPN abroad is to trick the sites/apps into thinking you're still in the UK though?
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True but it is still irritating that some broadcasters are fine with it and some not- and if you are paying for a service  as the internet is meant to be global it shouldn’t matter where you are watching - the BBC seems pretty relaxed with the payoff being adverts if you watch abroad and why should a company be able to charge you separately  for each country you happen to want to watch the Scarlets in.
Having said that yesterdays game seems to  have been a good one to miss.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote minded Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 7 hours 5 minutes ago at 9:07am
Originally posted by Kentexile Kentexile wrote:

True but it is still irritating that some broadcasters are fine with it and some not- and if you are paying for a service  as the internet is meant to be global it shouldn’t matter where you are watching - the BBC seems pretty relaxed with the payoff being adverts if you watch abroad and why should a company be able to charge you separately  for each country you happen to want to watch the Scarlets in.
Having said that yesterdays game seems to  have been a good one to miss.
I would think it's likely to do with this URC.tv service that the league are offering outside the UK, league probably forcing Premier and S4C to Geoblock so people outside the UK don't try and access the games for free.
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