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  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    I'm watching BT Sport Score on Freeview HD channel 115, signal strength 96%, quality 100. Yet every 5mins the picture's going black for 2 seconds, every 5mins. I've never seen a channel exhibit such behaviour before? Anyone else?
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    edited 18 February 2018, 1:07AM
    I've set Wigan Athletic Vs Man City to record on Monday 19 Feb, 7.30 - 10pm, BBC1 HD. Its set to record in the EPG but it isn't in MyTVs list of scheduled recordings. So the question is will it record or not? And why isn't it listed in MyTV?
    Also, Saturdays FA Cup MotD was cut short by 5 mins and the switch of Football Focus to BBC 2 on Sat 17/02 at 12pm wasn't picked up at all. Thats pretty poor from the normally excellent BBC.
    I understand the Winter Olympics is on but they dropped the ball on this one.
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    @Visionman which software version are you on and did you set it to record from the box or the app. I have issues with remote bookings from the app :(
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    Hi scott. I'm on 29.44.10 (retail) but unfortunately thats not relevant to the above issues as they are purely a BBC problem. I don't have an app and nor am I testing an Alexa. Its only straight remote commands.

    NOTE - Wigan Athletic Vs Man City has now appeared in MyTVs list of scheduled recordings. 
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    Hi everyone.
    There is a series on BT Sport thats called 'BT Sport Films', which are like fanzine films, the episodes of which are often made available for free and theres a gem out there right now. Its about the concept and launch of the 1990s football series Football Italia on CH4. Its well worth a watch. 

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/04/01/football-italia-big-1990s-fun-watch-bt-sport-week/
    http://sport.bt.com/video/golazzo-the-football-italia-story-91364261396113
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    Anyone watching the Champions League final?
  • dreamtimedreamtime Posts: 179Member
    Visionman said:
    Anyone watching the Champions League final?
    Yes via You Tube. Excellent pictures 4K UHD feed.
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    Have you seen the viewing figures for the Champions League final? They are incredible.
    4.7m watched via BT Sport and 1.8m via digital (internet). Figures don't include SKY or Virgin.
  • redchizredchiz Posts: 4,773Member ✭✭✭
    @Visionman Is that peak, or average? It was 4/6m on ITV alone last year, without an English club involved, so to me this year seems very disappointing by comparison.
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    edited 29 May 2018, 1:37PM
    redchiz said:
    @Visionman Is that peak, or average? It was 4/6m on ITV alone last year, without an English club involved, so to me this year seems very disappointing by comparison.

    2017 - BT Sport says that an average of 2.8 million TV viewers watched Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 last Saturday evening (why did ITV show champions league final last year when it is exclusive to BT Sports? Can you point to your source for that figure please.)

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/champions-league-final-audience-lower-than-us-hvl975363

    You can never compare Freeview with payed for, best comparison would be SKY's highest viewing figure for a Premiership match last season (does anyone have that).

    But just as an example -

    FA Cup which averaged 6.7 million viewers and peaked at 8.7 million

    Two well supported English clubs on freeview, I would say the champions league figures are pretty good really for a payed for channel (and an internet side show).

  • redchizredchiz Posts: 4,773Member ✭✭✭
    Well, you can compare, I just have. :smile:
  • redchizredchiz Posts: 4,773Member ✭✭✭
    And it was "free" after all, just not in a way that many people obviously bothered to access it.
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    edited 29 May 2018, 1:41PM
    redchiz said:
    Well, you can compare, I just have. :smile:

    @rechiz - where is your source for the free ITV viewing figures for last year champions league final please.
  • redchizredchiz Posts: 4,773Member ✭✭✭
    Sorry, my bad, I meant the last year it was on ITV which was 2015. The figures are from BARB. Last year's figures were 4.3m which included FTA on Freeview.
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    edited 29 May 2018, 2:05PM

    Just for people that like exactness :-

    BT Sport 2 only.

    Peak - 4.71m (25.8%) at 21.20
    Match average - 4.33m (23.3%)

    @redchiz so this year 6.5m opposed to 4.3 last year..I would say that was pretty good and better than when it was shown on a PSB free channel in 2015  (almost unheard of).

    'And it was "free" after all, just not in a way that many people obviously bothered to access it.' - most programmes would be very happy to get 1.8 million viewers - not sure if SKY's most watched premier match drew that many watchers and they payed billions ;-)

  • David8David8 Posts: 644Member ✭✭
    Scott why do you always read like an official press release ?
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    @David8 just google the info it isn’t hard. Anybody can do it, honestly it really is easy
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    edited 29 May 2018, 10:00PM
    Its a very big result not only for BT, but for IPTV in general and shows that the general public is increasingly becoming aware of it. The iPlayer, for instance, has been smashing all previous viewing records in the last 18 months. 
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    I've just done an internet search but drawn a blank. If you don't mind me asking, where do those figures come from scott?
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    Search for Marc Allera on twitter
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    BT lose the SPFL (Scottish football) to SKY in an undisclosed financial deal but is believed to worth up to £40 per season.
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bt-sport-commentator-writes-bosses-13609128
    So BT Sport have now lost SPFL plus let go the NBA, Serie A and the UFC (from January).
    I know they said they were going to 'streamline' content, as have SKY, but thats a lot of content.
  • DarrenDarren Posts: 264Member ✭✭
    I will end up watching BT Sport a little less than I do the now. With BT Sport losing even more sporting rights.
    I only have BT Sport as I still seem to get it for free with the old  BT Entertainment Max package that I have had since 2014. 
    If I had to start paying for BT Sport I may think about cancelling BT Sport.
    I don’t have Sky Sports with BT. As for what sport I do watch I could not justify the monthly fee for Sky Sports.
    For some sports that I want to watch I have Eurosport for that but even then I don’t watch Eurosport everyday.

    Darren
  • scottscott Posts: 1,878Member ✭✭✭
    edited 20 November 2018, 10:19AM
    Visionman said:
    BT lose the SPFL (Scottish football) to SKY in an undisclosed financial deal but is believed to worth up to £40 per season.
    https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bt-sport-commentator-writes-bosses-13609128
    So BT Sport have now lost SPFL plus let go the NBA, Serie A and the UFC (from January).
    I know they said they were going to 'streamline' content, as have SKY, but thats a lot of content.


    @Visionman - I know Scottish football is quite low in the sports rights but I think it is worth more than £40 a season :)

    My own personal circumstances it may be a fair bit a rights but not any that I have ever watched (this also includes German, French and Italian football). As long as they keep Champions League, some Premiership, MotoGP, WRC and Speedway I am happy. Maybe they should look at picking up the MotoE that starts next year ;) Pickup some progressive sports rather than the same old same old...

    Scottish Football was always a problem as it was split between SKY and BT and therefore any true fans would need both anyway so they may actually be happier (although most agree BT's coverage was actually better than SKY's).

  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    Yes, 80% according to The Scottish Record. With many asking for SKY to port BTs talent over.
    Like you, I don't watch Scottish football either, but do agree its worth more than £40 a season.  :D

  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    edited 20 November 2018, 5:12PM
    For those wondering about MotoGP, BT renewed its exclusive contract with Dorna in Feb 2018 for a further 3 years, until the end of 2021. 

    The champions League and Europa League were also exclusively renewed in March 2017 from this season for a further 3 years, until the end of the summer of 2021. And the Premier League from 2019/20 to 2021/2022 seasons.
  • redchizredchiz Posts: 4,773Member ✭✭✭
    Ooh, I absolutely wasn't, but absolutely fabulous! What is MotoGP?   :p
  • BT Sport have had the UFC rights returned to them for 2019 (instigated by UFC), as Eleven Sports UK (who won them), is on the brink of collapse after failing to agree a carriage deal on any UK pay TV platform (according to a516digital). This also means the rights for La Liga and Serie A are up for grabs (La Liga at least will probably end up back on Sky IMHO). 

    https://sport.bt.com/ufc/bt-sport-to-remain-the-exclusive-home-of-ufc-in-the-uk-and-ireland-after-signing-new-broadcast-rights-deal-S11364317648897
  • VisionmanVisionman Posts: 9,144Member ✭✭✭
    BT Sport and the UFC have 'renegotiated' their original contract due to the fact the UFC had a clause built into their new contract that was ELEVEN Sports must secure a TV channel. They failed, so the UFC backed out went back to BT. Further, if ELEVEN don't manage to renegotiate all their other contracts as well its looking highly likely they are going to go bust.
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