Friday, October 02, 2009

We are clearer now...

The rights paid from Singtel for next 3 season of EPL was $400 Million. Singtel claim consumers will not be paying anything more than what they are paying now but that is when you are watching over EPL. If you loves all kinds of sports like Formula 1, Tennis, Golf, Cricket etc... then the cost of payment shall be differernt. A package is still being worked on at the current moment & details shall be released on later date.

Who says consumers will not be paying more!!!

TodayOnline gave a summary of what we shall getting in Mio & Starhub

Football: Spanish league La Liga, German Bundesliga, Coca Cola Premiership Playoffs, European World Cup Qualifiers, South American World Cup Qualifiers and Copa Libertadores
Tennis: US Open and ATP World Tour
Golf: US PGA Championship, European PGA Tour and LPGA Tour
Cricket: Indian Cricket leagues
American sports: American football and ice hockey

mio TV
Football: EPL, Champions League, Europa, Serie A, FA Cup Asian Football Confederation club tournament
Cricket: ICC Package (18 ICC Tournaments including Cricket World Cup, Champions Trophy, 20/20 World Champs), all international games in Australia and England, Champions League Twenty20
Basketball: NBA
Golf: The Open Championship, US Open, Augusta Masters
Baseball: Major League Baseball
Motorsports: Formula 1
Tennis: Wimbledon, Australian Open

So what exactly is the deal....
There will be no two ways about it, if you are an English Premier League (EPL) fan - you will need to get a SingTel mio TV set-top box by next August, if you are not already a subscriber.
In a decisive coup, SingTel yesterday announced that not only had it secured exclusive rights to Premiership matches for three seasons, ESPN Star Sports channels would also migrate to mio TV. The latters' prime content include Formula 1, tennis' Wimbledon and Australian Open, and golf's British and US Opens.

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

A sad day for Sports fans in Singapore

Breaking News : Singtel had won EPL Broadcast Rights for the next 3 seasons!

Today sports fans in Singapore just need to subscribe a Sports package from Starhub & all you watch Sports events will be presented in multiple Sports Channel within the same service provider. Although Singtel won the rights for Champions League, as the Live telecast times are during the wee hours in the morning. Most scoccer fanatics will call it a miss & check the internet for the results. But this is still OK....

Next year things will change!!! Major EPL will goes to Singtel but the rest will stay with Starhub!

I watches Formula 1, Eric watches EPL. We love other sports like Tennis, so what will be the consequnce???? Consumers suffer. Additional subscribtion to another Pay TV provider...
Most likely my TV console table may be filled with both service providers console plus Wii plus etc..
Argh!!!! I am not liking this!!!!

SingTel wins EPL rights

SINGTEL has won exclusive rights to the Barclays Premier League for three years, it said on Thursday.

The Singapore telecommunications company has won exclusive rights to the League for three years starting from 2010.

These include rights for mio TV, as well as the Internet and mobile. It has also secured exclusive broadcast rights to seven sports channels from ESPN STAR Sports.

Mr Allen Lew, SingTel's CEO Singapore expressed his delight at being able to bring the matches to Singapore. 'Football fans can look forward to a revolutionary way of viewing 'live' soccer matches on TV, the Internet and their mobile phones.

According to Mr Lew, users will not be charged 'more than what they are currently paying to their cable TV operator, while enjoying the convenience of SingTel's integrated platform offering.

SingTel will be working closely with the Premier League and its production partners.

This ends a bidding war between Singapore's two pay-TV giants SingTel and StarHub to broadcast live English Premier League matches live.

The deadline for submitting bids was on Tuesday and SingTel was the first to confirm its interest, releasing a two-paragraph statement at 6pm.

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