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Um, Sky?

In Tom Pullar-Strecker’s piece about the deal Sky have struck with BEIN sports for this season’s Premier League, he asked about why Euro 2016 wasn’t available on FanPass. The reply from Sky was as follows;

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The schedule for Euro 2016 only became available in days before the broadcasts? That’s not true. It’s very not true. I’m not sure if it’s a deliberate lie or just ignorance, but it’s not true.

Here’s the BBC media release regarding the split of Euro 2016 games between them and the ITV. You may note the times of kickoffs is attached. It’s from December 2015. Here’s a website helping us emigres out with the kickoff times in May.

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There’s even been criticism of the clashes between England and Russia supporters in Marseille this weekend, focusing on how the kick off at 8pm for England Russia was known well in advance.

So, what’s the deal Sky?

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John Palethorpe

John Palethorpe lives in South Auckland which is very far away from Fratton Park and Champion Hill. Having been told there was no football in New Zealand, he was delighted to find that there is.

7 replies

  1. I signed up for s month of fanpass thinking it would be on at least one of the four netball rugby yachting league golf channels / then emailed fanpass twice with no response about which games were to be shown. (None as it turns out!)
    Couldn’t get rid of them when they wanted my business.
    Poor. Not sure I want to resign to to sky for premier league but what’s the alternative?

  2. I’m not sure Broadcast schedules are quite as simple as draws – I think it’s an oversimplification there. And yes I agree this should be fixed by having fan pass have pop ups

    1. Absolutely. But if you click on the BBC/ITV link – it shows that by December 15th the match dates and times were established – none of them have changed since then.

        1. Aye, like I said – I don’t reckon the spokesperson was lying, but what was said was so quickly disprovable that it makes the whole thing look unprofessional. Maybe they’ve spent too much time with NZF! 😭

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