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Post by Recwatcher16 on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 1:20 pm

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/bath-rugbys-european-champions-cup-162501

Interesting development - well known that Sky subscription levels are dropping prompting a revamp of their sports channels and Union appears to be a possible casualty as they focus on football.

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Post by BamBam on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 1:22 pm

Definitely looks like Sky are moving away from club rugby

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jun/27/sky-sports-channels-prices-football-golf-cricket

Rugby doesn't make the cut as one of their themed channels according to this, so makes sense that they haven't got the Euro rights

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Post by Sin é on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 4:00 pm

BamBam wrote:Definitely looks like Sky are moving away from club rugby

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jun/27/sky-sports-channels-prices-football-golf-cricket

Rugby doesn't make the cut as one of their themed channels according to this, so makes sense that they haven't got the Euro rights

Or maybe they will take a big interest in the PRO12/14 (unfortunately)!
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Post by BamBam on Tue 04 Jul 2017, 4:03 pm

Forgot they had the rights to Pro12, I stand corrected

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Post by Exiledinborders on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 9:22 am

Good news. I can cancel my Sky subscription. The only thing Sky now have is England's autumn internationals. I can just pay for a month's subscription.

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Post by BamBam on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 9:23 am

Exiledinborders wrote:Good news. I can cancel my Sky subscription. The only thing Sky now have is England's autumn internationals. I can just pay for a month's subscription.

Take a look at Now TV, used to use this when I just wanted a month

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Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 9:52 am

Just wondering, but how do people rate BT Broadband? I'm not pleased with Sky - I get connection interruptions too often.

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Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:09 am

mikey_dragon wrote:Just wondering, but how do people rate BT Broadband? I'm not pleased with Sky - I get connection interruptions too often.

It's meh. Sky and BT use the same line to connect you to their networks. It's much if a muchness unless you go to Virginia but they have truly woeful customer service.

I use BT broadband purely to get free access to the rugby.

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Post by Scottrf on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:11 am

mikey_dragon wrote:Just wondering, but how do people rate BT Broadband? I'm not pleased with Sky - I get connection interruptions too often.
Mine has never been down. Virgin used to be down a lot. Only problem is that they don't offer any of the speeds Virgin do.
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Post by profitius on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:38 am

Sky have pro12, top14 and super rugby. There's a good chance they'll bid for pro12 (or the rumoured new name - Atlantic Rugby Championship) exclusivity.
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Post by mikey_dragon on Wed 05 Jul 2017, 10:46 am

I've always heard positive things about Virgin Broadband actually, it's disappointing that the likes of Sky and BT can't provide strong or fast enough wifi though.

profitius wrote:Sky have pro12, top14 and super rugby. There's a good chance they'll bid for pro12 (or the rumoured new name - Atlantic Rugby Championship) exclusivity.

Catchy name Wink.

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