Discussion in 'Football & Other Sports' started by Nick, Dec 3, 2019.
What's their coverage been like?
Seems to be getting decent reviews on twitter.
Don't understand why, when they've got so few games, they have Spurs v Man Utd and the Merseyside derby at the same time tomorrow.
Dint they buy the rights to 20 games. Basically got them the Boxing Day fixtures and first to say they are playing all games live.
they've got all the midweek games this week which are split across tonight, tomorrow and Thursday so would have made sense to split the 2 big games.
It's cost, not choice. Not like you can get all the same games on different providers - if you want all the games you have to buy all the packages.
Apparently there has been some noise about it becoming like NFL - all games available and you choose whichever you want - which I've been suggesting for some years. Dunno if they'd also incorporate the 'blackout'.
That works for NFL as the televised game are on the regular TV networks in the US. Here you'd still have to have Sky and BT and then a PL package on top. How many 'big' games aren't televised now? Probably the only subscribers you'd get would be the supporters of the smaller PL teams.
Who's on coms/studio?
I would guess that the only way it could work is the approach the NHL took with GCL. The PL could also say no thanks to Amazon, Sky and BT and go out on their own. Fair play to Amazon. The coverage is good and they haven’t upped their premiums (yet!). £59 for a year of free delivery, live streaming of movies & TV shows, ATP Tennis including the US Open and 20 live PL games is a bargain.
Biggest complaint seems to be people getting goal alerts on twitter and phones before they see the goals on the live stream.
Seen that. It’s a bit behind but so is most sport on TV now. I know the WC Final in the summer was at least 20 seconds behind on Sky.
Live TV through Virgin V6 is about 50 seconds behind the feed my PC was showing
Can see the tv money rocketing up again. Amazon could outbid all of them if they really wanted to
Did it have adverts?
It looked like it although as soon as one half finished I switched to the other game. Before I switched a Duracell advert came on.
Turned it off before he came on as was too early to be sent to sleep
Anyone watching any of the games tonight?
The picture quality on my TV tonight is awful. Tried two different games.
Anyone else suffering the same fate?
Mine is fine, I really like it
The stats on screen and highlights are decent too
You can turn commentary off as well
Wonder if they'll release viewing figures, be really interested to see the split across the games.
Been alright for me so far.
Will be interesting to see the split. Doesn't take a genius to work out the majority will be on the Merseyside Derby and United v Spurs tonight
Not seen Jim Rosenthal on TV for years. Did he upset someone as he's a decent enough presenter, especially compared to some of the dross you get these days. Or is it just everyone has to be young and a former player.
Now to decide if I'm sticking with Man U v Spurs or changing to the Merseyside derby.
Has anyone else seen Rob Mcaffrey reappear on Sky after what feels like more than 10 years?
Quality not as good as tv and could only get city
Not seen that! Was it a repeat?!
Nope. He's been one of the reports at games the last few weeks on Soccer Saturdays...just reappeared out of nowhere.
Yeah so far so good from what I can see. Even better that it's a bonus with your £7 or so a month Prime membership!
I can see them rivaling Sky and BT in the next few years, starting with winning more games in the 2020-21 season
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I think they'll win more. Sky will have to follow but I suspect you'll be able to stream any game, live, every game week soon enough.
I wonder if it is because I have a 4K stick, but not a 4K TV.
love it. It was like a sports bar in my house tonight, had 3 different games on 3 different screens.
They could blow sky out of the water if they want in the next few years. Check out their turnover v sky !
Have Amazon targeted the US market as well? Or this is their first venture
Think they show NFL in the US.
end of day the ball is still fuzzy so give me a tv channel anyday over a stream
That's tennis you've been watching!
Coverage has been excellent, crystal clear stream for me... However I've only been able to get one game to work each night, all the others have come up with an error code when trying to load them. Fair to say there's been a few teething issues
Quality was great and also had multiple screens up an running. Nice little December bonus. Too much of a tight arse to fork out extra £s though when free market forces lead to inevitable price increase.
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