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WWE going to BT Sport

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,500 ✭✭✭✭DEFTLEFTHAND


    Well that will be the end of the line with the company for me.

    I'm not taking out another subscription to follow such garbage. Roll on the Autumn and AEW.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,992 ✭✭✭Nerdkiller1991


    Well that will be the end of the line with the company for me.

    I'm not taking out another subscription to follow such garbage. Roll on the Autumn and AEW.
    Yeah, but with where AEW will be winding up (ITV4), how will us Irish lads get access to it without having to manually tune into the frequency on our Sky Boxes? I just hope that Virgin Media will pick them up in the meantime.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Well that will be the end of the line with the company for me.

    I'm not taking out another subscription to follow such garbage. Roll on the Autumn and AEW.

    Don't think you'll have to. Sky Sports are carrying BT from August:

    Corporate Linkymajig

    Means I don't have to hold onto eir broadband anymore either thanks be to Christ. Only reason I haven't switched is to keep the BT package for UFC and Champions League


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Necro wrote: »
    Don't think you'll have to. Sky Sports are carrying BT from August:

    Corporate Linkymajig

    Means I don't have to hold onto eir broadband anymore either thanks be to Christ. Only reason I haven't switched is to keep the BT package for UFC and Champions League
    **** sake!

    I can't get sky here where I live. I have BT sports with Eir however. Haven't seen Raw or Smackdown in about 5 yrs at this stage


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    **** sake!

    I can't get sky here where I live. I have BT sports with Eir however. Haven't seen Raw or Smackdown in about 5 yrs at this stage

    Not sure what's happening with eir and BT tbh. It's a pain in the hole there's so many sports channels nowadays (and most of them are sh1te)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,722 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa


    Necro wrote: »
    Don't think you'll have to. Sky Sports are carrying BT from August:

    Corporate Linkymajig

    Means I don't have to hold onto eir broadband anymore either thanks be to Christ. Only reason I haven't switched is to keep the BT package for UFC and Champions League

    Any idea does that affect the Irish deal and BT Sport coming with Eir Sport?

    It says that service would be available early 2019, I'm still watching BT Sport on my phone through the Eir Sport app

    If Eir retain BT Sports for Ireland then it will be very handy for anyone with Eir broadband and the more the better on it


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    gerry, have you tried NOW TV? I don't think you need to be linked up to Sky satellite for that. Might be a bit pricey though, I don't use it as I have Sky currently.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 50,988 Mod ✭✭✭✭Necro


    Any idea does that affect the Irish deal and BT Sport coming with Eir Sport?

    It says that service would be available early 2019, I'm still watching BT Sport on my phone through the Eir Sport app

    If Eir retain BT Sports for Ireland then it will be very handy for anyone with Eir broadband and the more the better on it

    I don't honestly know, it's supposed to begin with Premier League in August.

    This is the best I can find on it from the Irish Times:

    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/eir-customers-could-lose-out-on-bt-sport-and-premier-sports-as-sky-take-over-1.3823004


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,722 ✭✭✭SureYWouldntYa


    Necro wrote: »
    I don't honestly know, it's supposed to begin with Premier League in August.

    This is the best I can find on it from the Irish Times:

    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/eir-customers-could-lose-out-on-bt-sport-and-premier-sports-as-sky-take-over-1.3823004

    Never even heard of it changing in the first place so just surprised to see it

    With the price of Sky these days it would be madness to take out just for WWE, and I read they're going to stop putting so much on youtube to increase ratings, only logical solution is to go ahoy matey

    Makes you appreciate how good of value the network is, and amazing that it hasn't had a price increase either unlike Netflix which is up every year


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    gerrybbadd wrote:
    Haven't seen Raw or Smackdown in about 5 yrs at this stage


    You haven't missed out on much :p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,081 ✭✭✭batistuta9


    Necro wrote: »
    Don't think you'll have to. Sky Sports are carrying BT from August:

    Corporate Linkymajig


    Means I don't have to hold onto eir broadband anymore either thanks be to Christ. Only reason I haven't switched is to keep the BT package for UFC and Champions League

    You'll still need to subscribe to BT. Just now you can/have to do it via Sky.

    Sky are just handling the selling of it from now on
    Any idea does that affect the Irish deal and BT Sport coming with Eir Sport?

    It says that service would be available early 2019, I'm still watching BT Sport on my phone through the Eir Sport app

    If Eir retain BT Sports for Ireland then it will be very handy for anyone with Eir broadband and the more the better on it

    EIR won't have BT anymore, finishes in July. You need to subscribe to it with sky.

    BT charge £30/pm in the UK to non BT customers, so could be similar here


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,949 ✭✭✭✭citytillidie


    Nothing has be confirmed that it is going to BT so just wait and see

    ******



  • Registered Users Posts: 60,274 ✭✭✭✭Agent Coulson


    I've been thinking about this and Sky losing the rights to BT.


    Sky is now owned by Comcast who own the USA Network and paid 2 billion for TV rights in America any chance they have had enough of giving Vince money for dimisinging viewers and they would have seen the viewing numbers for the WWE on Sky and were quiet happen to let someone else have the rights instead of paying Vince more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,158 ✭✭✭✭hufpc8w3adnk65


    That’s a BIG hole for Sky to fill!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    man sky really have only get the football and NBA everything else is slipping away

    sky and wwe thats like my childhood there


  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭Officer999


    BT charging extra for the PPVs??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,158 ✭✭✭✭hufpc8w3adnk65


    sky88 wrote: »
    man sky really have only get the football and NBA everything else is slipping away

    sky and wwe thats like my childhood there

    Some football.. BT have a good chunk of the PL now and ALL the champions league


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    Officer999 wrote: »
    BT charging extra for the PPVs??

    i think sky still do that just with the network theres no real point in buying them as its cheaper just to get network for a month


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    sky88 wrote: »
    man sky really have only get the football and NBA everything else is slipping away

    They still have the NFL & the Darts I think???
    Golf & Cricket too....not that I watch them.
    Not quite rte bad who have lost basically everything. Rugby (6 Nations, Pro 14 & World Cup), premier league highlights, boxing, some GAA, most Champions League games(including the final), Irish friendlies & half of basically any International football tournament still we got Darcy & Tubridy on mountains of cash :rolleyes:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,017 ✭✭✭✭eh i dunno


    Handy to know when ringing sky for a discount on the sports package. Don't watch wwe anymore but I'll tell them I'm a big fan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,611 ✭✭✭✭ERG89


    eh i dunno wrote: »
    Handy to know when ringing sky for a discount on the sports package. Don't watch wwe anymore but I'll tell them I'm a big fan.

    They'll call you out on that :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,505 ✭✭✭✭Xenji


    Was it ever officially confirmed that BT was leaving the Eir Sport package, I can see nothing online about it except for a few articles months ago saying it was a possibility it could happen and the Eir rep ( yeah they are usually useless ) knew nothing about it.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Anyone know if this move to BT will affect the viewing of PPVs on the WWE network.

    I remember when BT took over the viewing rights for the UFC in UK and Ireland a few years ago and main events were then blacked out on the UFC Fightpass service. I hope this does not happen with the network.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,102 ✭✭✭✭J. Marston


    Anyone know if this move to BT will affect the viewing of PPVs on the WWE network.

    I remember when BT took over the viewing rights for the UFC in UK and Ireland a few years ago and main events were then blacked out on the UFC Fightpass service. I hope this does not happen with the network.

    Highly unlikely. There would be uproar and mass network cancellations from Irish/UK fans if they blocked PPVs for BT's benefit and they don't want to give AEW any momentum as they will be on ITV soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,949 ✭✭✭✭citytillidie


    I may get back on schedule as I am 4 weeks behind watching legally through the network and not having sky

    ******



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    Xenji wrote: »
    Was it ever officially confirmed that BT was leaving the Eir Sport package, I can see nothing online about it except for a few articles months ago saying it was a possibility it could happen and the Eir rep ( yeah they are usually useless ) knew nothing about it.

    Hopefully not!.

    We can't get Sky at home, but have Eir TV


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,689 ✭✭✭sky88


    gerrybbadd wrote: »
    Hopefully not!.

    We can't get Sky at home, but have Eir TV

    i think it is gone from eir tv you can only get it with virgin media sky now


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,716 ✭✭✭lertsnim


    sky88 wrote: »
    i think it is gone from eir tv you can only get it with virgin media sky now

    BT Sport is not on Virgin Media in Ireland. That however could change when Sky take over the wholesaling of the channels but anyone with free BT Sport via Eir will almost certainly lose free access to them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,301 ✭✭✭✭gerrybbadd


    sky88 wrote: »
    i think it is gone from eir tv you can only get it with virgin media sky now

    Its still there currently


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