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ESPN confirm they are exiting the UK
Topic Started: 6 Feb 2013, 01:10 PM (15,067 Views)
liger05
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Jay Rasulo, Disney’s chief financial officer, said on Disney’s first-quarter earnings call that ESPN had “experienced losses” in the UK due to the ramping up of sports rights costs and was “exploring an exit”.


So Sky to take all the SPL coverage?
Edited by liger05, 6 Feb 2013, 01:11 PM.
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Near sure BT Vision are getting a good wack of EPL games next season onwards
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Using your own quote, it doesn't confirm they're exiting. It confirms that they're looking at an exit.

Do you write for a tabloid newspaper?
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Hinkel's Beard
6 Feb 2013, 01:11 PM
Using your own quote, it doesn't confirm they're exiting. It confirms that they're looking at an exit.

Do you write for a tabloid newspaper?
My bad.

More guesswork considering many of the rights have already been sold to BT Vision and they are not really in a position to still be a subscription channel.
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Craig Burley out of a job possibly? :clap:
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They needed a strong Rangers.
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How much does the SPL get from ESPN?

Isn't one of our directors not a former director or affilate with BT vision?
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liger05
6 Feb 2013, 01:14 PM
Hinkel's Beard
6 Feb 2013, 01:11 PM
Using your own quote, it doesn't confirm they're exiting. It confirms that they're looking at an exit.

Do you write for a tabloid newspaper?
My bad.

More guesswork considering many of the rights have already been sold to BT Vision and they are not really in a position to still be a subscription channel.
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Operating profit at Disney's Media Network's division, the largest of its five units, increased by 2 percent although earnings at its cable operations were lower due to higher costs for ESPN to carry college football and NFL.

Rasulo also said Disney was "exploring an exit" from its ESPN operation in the U.K., adding that the sports channel "had experienced losses due to the ramp-up and newness of that business to us."


http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/16076628/disney-beats-estimates-sees-stronger-quarters-ahead/
Edited by Hinkel's Beard, 6 Feb 2013, 01:18 PM.
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Big story is the Virgin media buyout, possible new player for broadcasting rights?
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6 Feb 2013, 01:16 PM
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liger05
6 Feb 2013, 01:10 PM
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Jay Rasulo, Disney’s chief financial officer, said on Disney’s first-quarter earnings call that ESPN had “experienced losses” in the UK due to the ramping up of sports rights costs and was “exploring an exit”.


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6 Feb 2013, 01:15 PM
Craig Burley out of a job possibly? :clap:
Speaking of that tool, when the lights went out at Craven Cottage at the weekend and the commentators and the guys in the studio were just talking away while the game was stopped after a couple of minutes Burley pipes in and says "you would think you have never seen floodlights go out before" and one of the other commentators said "well what do you want to talk about to waste time?"

They must be sick of working with that depressing, negative eejit. I pray to God he is never heard of again in the football world when/if ESPN snuffs it.
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antbhoy
6 Feb 2013, 01:16 PM
How much does the SPL get from ESPN?

Isn't one of our directors not a former director or affilate with BT vision?
Ian Livingston, the BT CEO, is a non-exec director at Celtic. :thumbsup:
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Mackin
6 Feb 2013, 01:28 PM
antbhoy
6 Feb 2013, 01:16 PM
How much does the SPL get from ESPN?

Isn't one of our directors not a former director or affilate with BT vision?
Ian Livingston, the BT CEO, is a non-exec director at Celtic. :thumbsup:
I'll ask him just now
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Setanta and now ESPN bite the dust. Bet those BT shareholders will be pleased they splashed out almost double what the other two did.
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Mackin
6 Feb 2013, 01:28 PM
antbhoy
6 Feb 2013, 01:16 PM
How much does the SPL get from ESPN?

Isn't one of our directors not a former director or affilate with BT vision?
Ian Livingston, the BT CEO, is a non-exec director at Celtic. :thumbsup:
:thumbsup: Cheers Mackin
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Hope sky take the German football on.
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smallteaser
6 Feb 2013, 01:19 PM
Big story is the Virgin media buyout, possible new player for broadcasting rights?
Possible new player? Surely we'll have to wait until the transfer window re-opens??
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