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 Freesports
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Thu 2 Aug 13:33

I see the NHL. KHL (Russia) and the UK hockey is going top be shown. They are also going to be showing some of the Pro 14 rugby.

Not bad if you like hockey and rugby union.
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: Hockeyboy  
Date:   Thu 2 Aug 17:11

Glad to hear they are covering the hockey again this year, they showed the NHL and SHL (Swedish League) last year.
The picture and sound quality isn't always the best but it's still good enough to enjoy the game.
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Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Thu 2 Aug 17:25

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Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 08:25

Not really good news for rugby fans as the free to air contract the Pro 14 had with BBC Alba that saw Glasgow and Edinburgh games shown regularly is no more. Premier Sports are showing every game and will put one game per week on FreeSports - as an Irish company of expect them to focus on Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connaght so Scottish viewers who want to watch our teams will probably be disappointed. What's even worse is that S4C are still getting to show Welsh clubs free to air. Yet again Scottish fans get shafted when TV deals get negotiated. Can't fail to think this is a short signed own goal by the Pro 15, but as long as the Irish provinces are OK, they probably don't care.
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 11:33

It's no different from Sky doing the same though kelty.

I noticed quite a few Glasgow/Edinburgh games I wanted to see were not being shown on Alba so I don't know what kind of deal Alba had.

I actually subscribe to Premier Sports instead of Sky because I am fanatical about NHL hockey and love the Belgian Football (the most entertaining in Europe imo)

I got rid of the Sky Sports a good few years back as they/Virgin punted the price up almost every year and most of the EPL was p-sh.
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Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 15:46

Alba showed a game most weeks... Freesport will show maybe one or two across the season. I binned Sky a long time ago, I still have BT since I get a cheap deal through having broadband with them. If I wanted to watch the football I really wanted to, I'd have to get a subscription for this new job Eleven Sports (owned by the Leeds chairman) as they have Serie A (and La Liga) - to watch all the sport this year you'd need FIVE separate subscriptions:

Sky (Premier League, EFL, EFL Cup, Internationals, SPFL, Coppa Italia, MLS, NFL, Major Golf, Test cricket, etc)
BT (Premier League, Bundesliga, Champions League, Europa League, College (American) football, etc)
Premier (European qualifiers, Pro 14 Rugby, Belgian League, GAA, NHL, etc)
Eleven (Serie A, La Liga, Eredivisie, USPGA Golf, soon to take on MMA)
Amazon (Premier League, Men's Tennis)
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Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 16:12

Eleven Sports announced at 50 quid per year

Not quite free but not too shabby...

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/eleven-sports-la-liga-serie-a-stream-service-real-madrid-barcelona-juventus-cristiano-ronaldo-a8475671.html
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: Bertiesback  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 18:55

Kelty, go for Premier Sports at only £9.95/m and you will become an NHL aficionado (and get the rugby.)

I can't guarantee that of course but it has to be the fastest and one of the toughest games there is. I also like how you can be called to answer the bell for your dirty play.

In this game the Canucks made 3 Leaf players pay for foul play. At the end the Leaf goon Martin picked on a much smaller youngster and the Canucks goalie wasn't having it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ULvRPN0rDY

By the way the big bully boy taunting all the Canucks bench at the end of the game got sorted out the next time the two teams met by a Canuck who matched him in size.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf7TABTM9uY



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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 18:55

They've tweeted that they are going to show "up to 10 games a week" and they have the Italian, Spanish and Dutch top flight rights... given that Sky would show 4 Spanish games per weekend, and BT showed 6 games per weekend from Italy (plus both would show midweek fixtures) it looks like less football than before. And it's not on TV as yet so it'll be laptop/tablet/phone...
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: calpar  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 22:51

Get yerself kodi box, pick your sports, cheaper than above

Self righteous will be along shortly.....😂
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 3 Aug 22:56

You mean the honest?

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: Blackandwhiteblood  
Date:   Mon 6 Aug 12:22

Does BT Sport not show spfl as well Kelty.
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Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Mon 6 Aug 15:26

Kodi not reliable enough for live sports. IPTV is the way forward althought that involves a subscription but can be had sometimes for around £30 a year.

Just sitting here drenched in my own negativity!
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Mon 6 Aug 19:23

They do B&W blood, and while Sky pander to the Celtic and Sevco masses, BT do a decent job. Daryl Currie and Michael Stewart are a good pair and Sutton has his moments too.

Bertie, ice hockey is one of the few sports I've never taken to. I've tried but I just can't. Maybe it's the difficulty in following the puck, maybe it's because things somehow seem to happen out of nothing or maybe it's something else but I can't watch it when it's on without getting distracted.
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: Opelfruitloops  
Date:   Mon 6 Aug 22:27

Quote:

Bertiesback, Thu 2 Aug 13:33

I see the NHL. KHL (Russia) and the UK hockey is going top be shown. They are also going to be showing some of the Pro 14 rugby.

Not bad if you like hockey and rugby union.

I quite like Jokey. It's executing

Be true to who you are
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 Re: Freesports
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Tue 28 Aug 13:50

Bumping this back up - as predicted the first FreeSport game in the Pro 14 isn't exactly one that will have Scottish fans tuning in to the game in their droves... it's Zebre v Southern Kings.
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