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      07-29-2011, 10:46 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Tippo View Post
Blame the sporting bodies who demand the fees then mate and not the broadcasters who have to pass on the costs as such.

Only have my TV from SKY would not give them any more money for other services so I am not exactly a SKY fanboy but I do like my Sport and willing to pay for what I want to watch. The BBC just cannot compete any more and thus they just give in and pack up and let me be 150 odd better off.

Not a revolution as such more of an evolution in a way. Not great but hey it's the way it is nowadays.
I blame Sky.

In the olden days because ITV and the BBC were limited to fairly modest budgets the sporting bodies had to be happy with what they got. However because Sky could charge a subscription they could offer much more than the terrestrial channels and steal away the sport which is exactly what has happened. So now the British public are giving money to ars*holes like the Glazers! (because there was so much money swilling around foreign investors decided they wanted a slice of the action)

In the same way I now pay a company in Singapore for my tap water!!!!