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Thursday, 4 May 2017

No.23 Just a Thought.

Do you subscribe to Sky Television?I only ask because along with a lot of others I watched the Joshua v Klitchko fight in a local bar.
Now I hadn't realised how much on top of your usual monthly donation you would have had to pay to watch live at home.The cost was £19.99 in the U.K.and across the Sky receiving world around 1.5 million people tuned in.Now you know why I don't have Sky TV.
In a similar vein we are often told that boxing is losing a spectator battle against MMA and yet there were 90,000 people at Wembley.
The answer is often in the quality of the promotion and the Wembley event was promoted by Eddie Hearn who is one of the people to get things right.

That Fight no not Klitchco and Joshua,the one in Hartlepool!Apparently two"ladies"age twenty eight and sixty two were arrested by local police.I look forward to their court appearance and their explanation.

1 comment:

  1. 60 yrs. young ??? !!! ...

    WHAT A HELL OF A WOMAN !!! ...

    28 yrs. young ??? !!! ...

    CHEERS to her, TOO !!! ...

    Regarding SkyTV ... As you know, I'm not a boxing fan (MMA ... yes, to an extent ... I'm against punches and kicks but more for the wrestling, grappling and throwing aspects) ... At any rate, regarding additional pay-per-view fees, it doesn't really seem the £19.99 was too much ... Everything depends on what the broadcasters and cable/satellite TV providers think they can charge and what the customers would be willing to pay, not the contracts they have in general with the promoters ... The promoters settle first with the participants and then separately with SkyTV and other broadcasters (and then they settle with any cable/satellite TV carriers) ... So yes, there are a lot of fingers in the pie but SkyTV (and everyone else doing business with them) all have a general idea of what a particular viewing audience will pay for a particular event and how to gauge customer "price" reaction (What did you quote ? ... 1.5 million SkyTV viewers ??? ... So go figure ...) ... Yes, it sucks at times but apparently that's what happens ...

    On the other hand, if 90,000 people pack Wembley and the event still loses money THEN you blame Hearn no matter how good a job he did ...

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