Monday, 9 February 2009

Bet365 upcoming live matches

21:00 | SOCCER
Guarani v Deportivo Tachira
23:15 | SOCCER
Defensor Sporting v America de Cali
01:30 | SOCCER
Aurora v Boyaca Chico
06:00 | SOCCER
Korea DPR v Saudi Arabia
10:20 | SOCCER
Japan v Australia
11:00 | SOCCER
Uzbekistan v Bahrain
11:30 | SOCCER
Iran v Korea Republic
18:30 | SOCCER
Malta v Albania
19:15 | SOCCER
Greece v Denmark
20:00 | SOCCER
France v Argentina
20:45 | SOCCER
Portugal v Finland
22:30 | SOCCER
Libertad v Universitario
00:30 | SOCCER
San Lorenzo v San Luis
01:00 | SOCCER
El Salvador v Trinidad & Tobago
02:30 | SOCCER
Costa Rica v Honduras
21:00 | SOCCER
Nacional De Montevideo v Deportivo San Martin
23:15 | SOCCER
River Plate v Nacional
01:30 | SOCCER
Universitario de Sucre v Deportivo Quito

Live matches on digitalb 10 February - 13 February

Tuesday, Feb.10 Listings
07:45 pm SS1 Brazil - Italy, Friendly Match

Wednesday, Feb.11 Listings
06:30 pm SS1 Malta - Albania, WC Qualifiers
07:30 pm SS2 Germany - Norway, Friendly Match
08:00 pm SS3 France - Argentina, Friendly Match
09:00 pm SS1 Spain - Engand, Friendly Match

Friday, Feb.13 Listings
07:30 pm SS1 Hoffenheim - Leverkusen

Sunday, 8 February 2009

More digitalb problems

Apparently digitalb had transponder difficulties during the Portsmouth vs Liverpool match last night, causing subscribers to lose picture during the climax to the match in a method that made ITV's problems in the week look trivial.

According to posts on the Alsat forum, the issues are out of their control, but any problems never seem to be digitalb's fault.

I was watching on Setanta with no problems, but Digitalb's prices are putting me off next season - much more likely to go with an ART/Al Jazeera combo, which is cheaper and has a wider range of more exotic leagues.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Live Serie A on UKTV shocker!

The Milan derby will be live on BBC on Sunday 15 Feb, 7.30pm kick-off, no doubt due to the presence of Sir Lord Beckham.

Still, let's enjoy a little slice of Serie A while we can.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sky win four of six Premier League packages from 2010-2013

Sky have won 4 packages so far of the next round of bidding rights, with the other packages going to a second round of bids.

Details of prices or which packages have yet to be announced, and won't be until all 6 packages have been awarded, but it is likely Sky have won the rights to the packages they already hold. Sky can win one more package under EU legislation.

There is the possibility that live rights could become even more fragmented with ESPN rumoured to be interested in bidding.

Personally, I don't think Sky will win, or even go for any more packages. One package isn't enough for a PPV package, which by all accounts lost Sky money, and an extra package on the subscription channels doesn't make financial sense, as the outlay will not be recouped in extra subscriptions. Unless of course, Sky try to win another package in an attempt to run Setanta out of business.

All very interesting, especially to see how much has been paid. This could be the first time the cost of rights has not risen significantly since the last round of bidding - the BBC have held highlights rights for the same price as last time (effectively cheaper given inflation), plus MOTD2 will now be on the iplayer the Tuesday after broadcast (presumably so other outlets retain some kind of exclusivity for a period of time).