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 Post subject: Re: durham and bedlington
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:29 pm 
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In all honesty I doubt there would be many clubs capable of paying the ridiculous fees SKY and BT charge to pubs/clubs for the sake of a few games a season that are shown prior to the 3pm NL kick off.[/quote]

BT Sport costs very little for Sports Clubs. It’s probably the cheapest package for a Commercial premises. They charge a flat rate, unlike the charges for pubs and clubs which are based on their rateable value.
If the club doesn’t have Sky, BT install the satellite system free of charge. You can take one of two packages. BT Sport 1 gives the club 42 Premier League-games, The Vanarama conference, The FA Vase final and The FA Trophy Final, plus the goals show from the UCL.
BT Total gets you all four channels. This season UEFA have decide to broadcast games at 6pm. Which technically means Clubs can open their doors and show the match before their game kicks of at 7:30.
Financially it can generate revenue for the Club.
The problem most football clubs face is the amount of games featuring their local side may not justify the annual cost. SAFC and Boro are both Championship, therefore the only time they’ll be on BT is if they pick their games in The FA Cup.
Additionally, supporters of the big 3 sides ofteen hold season tickets and are unlikely to come to an NL CLub regardless. Both Sky and BT Sport show far more of the to six sides than they do the large North East sides
The market to tap into is the existing supporters, who would be more likely to want to put money into their club than say another pub, or watch it at home and have to dash out to catch kick off.
Often they’ll run deals; salesmen are desperate for sales as they’ve pretty much hit a plataeu in terms of the market. Push them hard enough and they’ll fall over backwards with offers and discounts. Sometimes they’ll offer broadband for a year and a big discount.
It’s really down to how much the club can market an event and wether or not showing Sport gives them a profit.[/quote]

See Neil Ms post..... Far from affordable, they are both having peoples eyes out.[/quote]

It all boils down to simple economics. If a product turns profit, a business will invest in said product. If it doesn’t then they invest in something else that does.
The problem that most NE NL clubs have in regards to BT Sport/Sky Sports is this: of the big 3 NE sides, 1 plays in the Premier League, 1 in The Championship and 1 in League one. None of them are in European competitions. Therefore, the volume of games broadcast is less, thus increasing the cost per game that people will actually go out to watch. You’ll not drag many folk out to watch Cardiff vs Bournemouth at 12:45.
For Clubs inThe NW or London it’s probably a better proposition, given that the big sides are all in The Prem and are in European competitions. Therefore the cost per game reduces based on the fact that a club in say , Manchester or Surrey would pay the same as a Club in the NE.
Obviously each Club is different and it does boil down to how any business utilises a product to generate the greatest amount t of revenue possible.
I apologise if this comes across, in anyway, as condescending, and for completely coming away from the original topic.

Good luck to Bedlington and Durham City. I hope they manage to turn their fortunes around over the next few seasons. There, back to topic.


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 Post subject: Re: durham and bedlington
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:12 pm 
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DANNY wrote:
In all honesty I doubt there would be many clubs capable of paying the ridiculous fees SKY and BT charge to pubs/clubs for the sake of a few games a season that are shown prior to the 3pm NL kick off.


BT Sport costs very little for Sports Clubs. It’s probably the cheapest package for a Commercial premises. They charge a flat rate, unlike the charges for pubs and clubs which are based on their rateable value.
If the club doesn’t have Sky, BT install the satellite system free of charge. You can take one of two packages. BT Sport 1 gives the club 42 Premier League-games, The Vanarama conference, The FA Vase final and The FA Trophy Final, plus the goals show from the UCL.
BT Total gets you all four channels. This season UEFA have decide to broadcast games at 6pm. Which technically means Clubs can open their doors and show the match before their game kicks of at 7:30.
Financially it can generate revenue for the Club.
The problem most football clubs face is the amount of games featuring their local side may not justify the annual cost. SAFC and Boro are both Championship, therefore the only time they’ll be on BT is if they pick their games in The FA Cup.
Additionally, supporters of the big 3 sides ofteen hold season tickets and are unlikely to come to an NL CLub regardless. Both Sky and BT Sport show far more of the to six sides than they do the large North East sides
The market to tap into is the existing supporters, who would be more likely to want to put money into their club than say another pub, or watch it at home and have to dash out to catch kick off.
Often they’ll run deals; salesmen are desperate for sales as they’ve pretty much hit a plataeu in terms of the market. Push them hard enough and they’ll fall over backwards with offers and discounts. Sometimes they’ll offer broadband for a year and a big discount.
It’s really down to how much the club can market an event and wether or not showing Sport gives them a profit.[/quote]

See Neil Ms post..... Far from affordable, they are both having peoples eyes out.[/quote]

It all boils down to simple economics. If a product turns profit, a business will invest in said product. If it doesn’t then they invest in something else that does.
The problem that most NE NL clubs have in regards to BT Sport/Sky Sports is this: of the big 3 NE sides, 1 plays in the Premier League, 1 in The Championship and 1 in League one. None of them are in European competitions. Therefore, the volume of games broadcast is less, thus increasing the cost per game that people will actually go out to watch. You’ll not drag many folk out to watch Cardiff vs Bournemouth at 12:45.
For Clubs inThe NW or London it’s probably a better proposition, given that the big sides are all in The Prem and are in European competitions. Therefore the cost per game reduces based on the fact that a club in say , Manchester or Surrey would pay the same as a Club in the NE.
Obviously each Club is different and it does boil down to how any business utilises a product to generate the greatest amount t of revenue possible.
I apologise if this comes across, in anyway, as condescending, and for completely coming away from the original topic.

Good luck to Bedlington and Durham City. I hope they manage to turn their fortunes around over the next few seasons. There, back to topic.[/quote]


Thank you Mr Murdock :D ....
No in all honesty you make some very good points.


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