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A bit of a rant but....

Went to switch on the Czech game last week, ive been a SKY Sports subscriber for years now and was a bit miffed to find it on Sentanta. As it turned out, I didnt miss much but was then horrified to find out that half the qualifiers are on Sentanta with the other half on BBC with the Victory Shield on Sky Sports.

To rub the salt in the wounds, I also then find out that the U21's game is on Sentanta and im yet to find out what other NT games I may end up missing.

This has got my goat a bit as although im all up for competition between broadcasters, I think its unreasonable to split English NT games at all levels between 2 subscription channels as it hits the consumer in the pocket if you want to watch all English NT games (£14 registration charge with Sentanta + £12 per month + Sky subscription) which imo, is not a good deal for the consumer.

I have also heard that Sentanta coverage is at best cr*p, with transmission during games sometimes being lost or at best, unrecognisable.

Is anyone else pi$$ed at this or am I being unreasonable? Is it acceptable to expect people to pay twice to watch games that imo should be free to consumers? Should I just put my hand in my pocket again to watch England play sh*te on TV???:frustrat:
 

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I have also heard that Sentanta coverage is at best cr*p, with transmission during games sometimes being lost or at best, unrecognisable.
Aye, scotland are the same with setanta. Their coverage is p***, their customer service is poor, and don't be fooled by this 'no contract' stuff, cause if you join and are not happy with it - they'll do everything possible to prevent you from cancelling your subscription.

Best advice is - if you do wish to pay again to watch england team - don't pay your subscription by credit card. With an ordinary account direct debit - you will always have control on stopping it if you feel the need to quit your subscription.
 

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Aye, scotland are the same with setanta. Their coverage is p***, their customer service is poor, and don't be fooled by this 'no contract' stuff, cause if you join and are not happy with it - they'll do everything possible to prevent you from cancelling your subscription.

Best advice is - if you do wish to pay again to watch england team - don't pay your subscription by credit card. With an ordinary account direct debit - you will always have control on stopping it if you feel the need to quit your subscription.
I wouldnt mind so much if I could pay as I go, paying only for the months i want, but to pay a registration charge is a scam as far as I am concerned.

Edit......yes, actually I do mind paying again! F*ck Sentanta and fu*k the England coverage, this can only make interest in the English NT diminish even more imo.
 

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You are right. And I think public interest is already dropping off and Sky know this. For businesses Sky kept their Base/Ultimate package equivilents at the same cost as last year. I think if they push it further then people will say enough is enough and with the credit crunch they'll terminate subscriptions. Shame radio commentary is dominated by that turd Green, football on the radio was great when I was a boy. LOL thinking about when we were listening to the game Cantona kung fu'd that Palace fan. Great days.
 

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This has got my goat a bit as although im all up for competition between broadcasters,

I said this last year, but this is the point, they say it's competition but it is not competition, they know football fans will want to watch all games so you have to buy both, so it's the biggest bullshit going, they are f*cking us over yet again.
 

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It's one big massive scam. They know, we know it, but no one is doing shit about it, because unfortunately football fans are mugs who will let these people shit at them without retaliation.
 

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Get some good virus protection and watch it on your PC. I only pay for Setanta online because its only 7 quid a month and they have all the big boxing fights which are usually PPV in most parts of the world.
 

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SETANTA WANT £1M FOR HIGHLIGHTS
Posted 09/09/08 09:52



Setanta want £1m from terrestrial broadcasters to show highlights of England's World Cup qualifier with Croatia.


The Irish broadcaster has paid £5m for the live rights to the game and want to recoup 20% of their outlay for highlights.


But an impasse looks inevitable as the BBC have not bid higher than £200,000 for the rights, with ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 all falling way shotr with their bids.


The Daily Telegraph say that 'Setanta have set £1 million as the price for the damage that they believe would be caused to their commercial property by allowing terrestrial promotion of the Croatia match and a highlights package soon after'.


They are aggressively chasing subscribers, with a figure of 1.1m needed by next April to break even.

F*cking greedy w*kers!
 

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The coverage and the commentry was absolute garbage, hope the rumours that setanta won't be around for long turn out to be true
Watched it up the pub...must agree, dont like the broadcast, kept missing parts of the game due to replays and stupid close ups!
 
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