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    BT Sport to show Ashes in 2017-18

    BT Sport grab 2017-18 Ashes TV rights from rivals Sky Sports in 350m coup | Daily Mail Online

    I like Skys coverage but this is very interesting. They had better not just run the channel 9 stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegionOfBrad View Post
    BT Sport grab 2017-18 Ashes TV rights from rivals Sky Sports in 350m coup | Daily Mail Online

    I like Skys coverage but this is very interesting. They had better not just run the channel 9 stream.
    Reckon BT Sport will get their own comms team...it'd be good to hear a different set of commentators in the UK (not saying the Sky one is bad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWicket View Post
    Reckon BT Sport will get their own comms team...it'd be good to hear a different set of commentators in the UK (not saying the Sky one is bad)
    350m over five years to broadcast cricket in the middle of the night? Madness. Cricket Australia must be laughing their socks off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg View Post
    350m to broadcast cricket in the middle of the night? Madness. Cricket Australia must be laughing their socks off.
    Its a reminder not that they need it for the other sports, play Sky and BT Sport off against each other and you could make so much money

    Cricket geek through and through, but yeah overnight test cricket is aimed at the absolute die hards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWicket View Post
    Reckon BT Sport will get their own comms team...it'd be good to hear a different set of commentators in the UK (not saying the Sky one is bad)
    If footballs any guide it'll be all the usual faces + Michael Owen equivalent! With Mervyn Kitchen to offer his opinion on the umpires

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    Can't wait till we get the trio of Owen, Healy and Brayshaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Can't wait till we get the trio of Owen, Healy and Brayshaw.
    Nah it will be Swann and Savage.

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    BT are paying massive amounts of money to nick all this stuff from Sky, it'll be interesting to see if it's sustainable.

    I don't see them even wanting any of the Sky commentators.

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    Vaughan seems to freelance around a bit. Bound to get the gig.

    And KP's agent will be angling for an easy payday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    BT are paying massive amounts of money to nick all this stuff from Sky, it'll be interesting to see if it's sustainable.

    I don't see them even wanting any of the Sky commentators.
    It'll be interesting to see the ECB approach when the England rights come up again in a few years (Sky currently have them until 2019 i think). Whilst the Sky deal has always been seen as being all about money (vs poor defenceless terrestrial TV) a major part of their 'moral' selling point has been their overall commitment to the sport. The fact that they were broadcasting away tests when nobody else ever considered it. The fact that they show county cricket and womens cricket. etc etc. Are BT prepared to make that sort of commitment (I doubt it?), and will it matter if they try to blow Sky out of the water financially?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    Vaughan seems to freelance around a bit. Bound to get the gig.

    And KP's agent will be angling for an easy payday.
    It'll probably just be the Channel 5/old Channel 4 team + KP.

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    Hadn't thought about KP. Have a feeling he'll definitely be on their coverage.

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    Clarke is another safe bet as well.

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    Actually of course, there are two different issues - their commentary team for the Ashes and their commentary team for the other series (that nobody will watch). I can't see any reason why they won't just take the Channel 9 feed for the rest.

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