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ENG vs IND series
« on: January 28, 2021, 11:07:47 PM »

So no announcement yet, but this news article might interest some should Channel 4 become successful. It'd be great for the Sport, if it was aired on a free to use platform.

https://inews.co.uk/sport/cricket/india-vs-england-tv-rights-channel-4-test-series-uk-live-coverage-bt-sport-sky-848462
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 07:41:13 AM »

It would be great but ultimately if it went to a bidding war C4 surely wont have the muscle. A shared deal would be a result though.

Its criminal that no cricket is on free tv over here. I dont like to speak too positively about Australian cricket but when you go over there you see that they grow the sport so much better than here in the UK. All Aus Tests, men and women, were on free to air tv, pretty sure most were on 2 networks. I dont think you can underestimate the difference this would make to working class children in the UK. Some of the juniors at our club have never watched a live cricket match!

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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 10:14:41 AM »

With lockdown, the time the games are on in the UK and the support that the Indian team has from people living in the UK, C4 could get huge viewing figures.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 10:17:20 AM »

It is such a big opportunity with the kids off school as well, I hope C4 do get some sort of package.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2021, 01:22:07 PM »

Fingers crossed for Channel 4 - thought their coverage was excellent last time they had the rights.

As the manager of a junior cricket team we need to get test coverage back on "free to view"  - only half of my team have access to Sky or BT. They can learn so much from watching the great players and umm....do their school work with it on in the background!
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2021, 01:23:18 PM »

Forget the benefits to the kids, I need something to watch while I 'work' from home.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2021, 01:58:37 PM »

I'm hoping for real change post-COVID. Something so precious to our nation's identity should never be treated like this.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2021, 02:13:54 PM »

If we can get past mark Nicholas and his 'wowsers' every time the ball his the bat as fans ,C4 if they get it could be doing themselves a great deal..
Lockdown
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Loads of India fans......commercial adverts may be at a premium.

It's another thread we have already done but the absence of live cricket on TV(free to air) has been a direct impact of the amount of ameteur cricket played.

It cannot be a coincidence after 2005 participation went up and has been going down ever since.

Let's hope there is something available on terrestrial.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2021, 02:40:44 PM »

Sky and BCCI relationship soured over money. Obviously the worlds richest board likes to get above and beyond for their tv rights.
Dont see how C4 could possibly make a deal if sky couldnt.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2021, 03:40:03 PM »

If we can get past mark Nicholas and his 'wowsers' every time the ball his the bat as fans ,C4 if they get it could be doing themselves a great deal..

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I forgot about Mark Nicholas - perhaps he's stuck in Australia !
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2021, 03:44:07 PM »

Star TV announced to be coming to Disney+ no mention of Star sports yet though
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2021, 04:49:35 PM »

I could be wrong but I thought not that long ago the Indian,Australian and English cricket boards came together to take the financial cricket Pie between them  and arrange more matches between themselves (obviously Ashes is every 2 years regardless).

Simply because they were the matches that made the most money. I don't ever remember us playing India away and then at home within 12 months of the tours before.

You would think TV rights would have been a part of that.....maybe it was and the BCCI or us changed their minds.

I could be wrong but that is my recollection, basically that India,England and Australian matches come first and the rest of the playing nations get the scraps

Please do correct me if that is wrong.

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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2021, 05:02:09 PM »

Pretty sure some of the other sides forced a reverse on the big 3 model.
But theres nothing stopping those three playing each all the time outside the Test/ODI championships.
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2021, 05:02:26 PM »

Star TV announced to be coming to Disney+ no mention of Star sports yet though

Youll be ok to watch it then... 😂😂
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Re: ENG vs IND series - UK Television Rights
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2021, 05:18:10 PM »

Pretty sure some of the other sides forced a reverse on the big 3 model.
But theres nothing stopping those three playing each all the time outside the Test/ODI championships.

Ah ok...cheers
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