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Hope it's Amazon, from that lot

DAZN have definitely got cash to burn though, and already own a bunch of boxing (and other sports I can't think of) rights, so could want to add UFC etc. to that

Disney is a weird one - are they involved in any streaming atm? Or is it a case where they want to own the rights but then rent them out to someone with a streaming platform already? Can't see them putting rugby and UFC on Disney+
 

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Think we'll see a few more of these change hand over time. BT have done a good job, build a reliable product and one that competes against Sky makes perfect sense as Alpha said to move it on now especially as other people are looking to diverisfy their sport products. You can sell the agreements you have now and not enter a bidding war for them in the future when the other players come in.
 

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Hope it's Amazon, from that lot

DAZN have definitely got cash to burn though, and already own a bunch of boxing (and other sports I can't think of) rights, so could want to add UFC etc. to that

Disney is a weird one - are they involved in any streaming atm? Or is it a case where they want to own the rights but then rent them out to someone with a streaming platform already? Can't see them putting rugby and UFC on Disney+

Believe Disney own ESPN and have a sports streaming service through them in North America.
 

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Believe Disney own ESPN and have a sports streaming service through them in North America.
Ah, of course

Slightly concerning as I've heard nothing but bad things about ESPN+ from MMA fans trying to use it to watch UFC stateside
Hopefully just teething problems, as it's a relatively new service, I think
 

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I hope other international teams make sure their games don't go on streaming sites. Regardless on what channel or streaming site wales matches a'r on, they also have to be brocasted on s4c (Welsh tv). The wru made it a part of their manifesto to help visibility and access of rugby to the younger generation and to help grow the game nationally.
 

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Discovery currently £60 a year (£7 a month).
If the Sale happens I could see it being £100 a year or £10 a month.

Would most likely mean all games available to stream and if it's £10 a month I can cancel it in the off season.

TBH DAZN or Discovery will both be cheaper most likely, have more games and be monthly option.
So hurry the **** up BT.
 

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