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#170399 - 4th Sep 2007 5:46pm Setanta Will Struggle Over Next 12 Months
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Originally Posted By: Digital Spy
Setanta Sports will struggle to compete in the TV sports market over the next year, according to a report from Continental Research.

The Digital TV 2007 Report, due to be released next week, shows only 1% of UK adults with digital TV at home said they were very likely to subscribe to the sports channels within the next 12 months.

Of those surveyed, 6% said they were quite likely to take the service, with 20% not very likely and 70% not at all likely.

Among the relatively small number of Sky customers who said they were likely to buy Setanta, a majority said it would be in addition to Sky Sports, rather than as a replacement.

Fookin quality, I can't wait for the cheeky barstard to go bankrupt and then maybe we the consumers will stop getting ripped off.

I havent subscribed and have no intention to; 120 per year to watch 4 or 5 lousy fookin second rate matches involving Liverpool, im not that stupid!!

And it makes me even more sick the fact that people who subscribed when it was 15.00 per month, have to continue to pay 15 a month and are locking into a 12 month contract, for exactly the same service that new subscribers pay the new pricing of 10 a month with no contract, I mean wtf the cheeky robbing barstard!!

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#170441 - 4th Sep 2007 7:17pm Re: Setanta Will Struggle Over Next 12 Months [Re: MattLFC]
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Woooo more good News... in their biggest market (North America), they filed a $3million loss last month!

Things arnt looking too good haha http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=IRELAND-qqqm=news-qqqid=25820-qqqx=1.asp

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#170449 - 4th Sep 2007 7:34pm Re: Setanta Will Struggle Over Next 12 Months [Re: MattLFC]
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And ive just red that the price they are getting paid by Virgin per customer is less then 2.00 per month; that is absolute pennies when considers what it costs to run the channels.

Cant wait to see them go, ITV Digital II lol!

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#170461 - 4th Sep 2007 9:10pm Re: Setanta Will Struggle Over Next 12 Months [Re: ]
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Lol, but you are forgetting the amount of money they have paid out for things like the Golf and Football in the UK; the cost of rights to the SPL are literally pennies in comparison with major leagues such as La Liga and the Premiership.

LFC TV will be a loss making channel for Setanta, and part of a desperate attempt to get more subscribers, as with the forthcoming Arsenal TV.

LFC TV doesnt interest me, as an E-Season ticket holder, I can watch it streamed inclusive in my E-Season package, but I doubt I will watch much anyway, most club channels are not worth anything.

Liverpool are getting just 3 million out of the deal (over 3 years), which lets faceit, is nothing.

Setanta imho are totally out of their depth, they are a company who are used to showing localised leagues/sports with very small fanbases and revenue streams, who are used to making a few million turnover a year, and all of sudden, in a bid to get bigger, they have paid over 400 million for FA Premier League rights thanks to the competiton commission, and hundreds of millions more for rights to competitions like the US PGA etc...

They have hammered their revenue stream via Virgin Media, the maximum they can get out of a customer now is less then 2 a month. There is less then 1 million people with DTT boxes that can handle the CAM service they run. With Sky, a LOT of people subscribe to Sky Sports, basically because its part of the Sky World package, many hardly even watch it. The majority of Sky Sports subscribers wont be interested in subscribing to Setanta.

And for the pure football fans, lets see how good a deal they will get:

Setanta (basically the same price as Sky Sports) - 46 second rate Premiership matches.

Sky Sports - 92 top draw Premiership matches, they get the first choices of the matches they want to screen.

Basically, Setanta have gone from a company that is happy to make profits of a few million and recently filed a net operating loss in their US operations of $3 million, to a company that has a 400 million bill to pay to the FA, alongside countless other contracts.

The revenue from advertising atm is stupidly low, because they dont have enough subscribers.

As much as they like the pretend they are happy with the number of subscribers they have gained upto August, it is blatently obvious that they have hit desperate times. They reduce the price to 10.00 per month, remove the 12 month contract (yet long standing and loyal subscribers are still subject to the 12 month contact and 15.00 a month charge), and now they are advertising with quotes like "real football fans will have Setanta Sports" which is being viewed by many football fans as patronising to say the least.

They are going down, and the sooner, the better imho.

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#170584 - 5th Sep 2007 8:30am Re: Setanta Will Struggle Over Next 12 Months [Re: ]
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Ahh well, they get my 10 a month and i appy wiv it.....
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#170586 - 5th Sep 2007 8:33am Re: Setanta Will Struggle Over Next 12 Months [Re: ]
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120 per year


Have you seen the jpg compresion on that chanel....it's quality looks like something downloaded from a Windoze server attempting to run streaming media.

Not for me....

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