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    Re: Us pga black out

    Do we think that the PGA of America and the Masters organisation are simply asking too much money, or aren't bowing to the pressure Sky place for total-exclusivity in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    contract issues over first 2 days of the masters next year too

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/golf/2017...no-deal-place/
    Two fewer days we have to hear them sucking up to "Jack" and the Augusta committee then. I'm not a huge fan of the BBC coverage but at least they don't suck up in the same embarrassing way Sky do at this event.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    contract issues over first 2 days of the masters next year too

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/golf/2017...no-deal-place/
    I expect the level in viewing figures on Sky will not please the governing bodies - that's what happens when it's on subscription.

    Hopefully BBC can pick it and go back to all four days and the audience widens back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    I expect the level in viewing figures on Sky will not please the governing bodies - that's what happens when it's on subscription.

    Hopefully BBC can pick it and go back to all four days and the audience widens back up.
    Why would the Beeb want it. They pulled out of every other bit of sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherdouble View Post
    Why would the Beeb want it. They pulled out of every other bit of sport
    Have they "pulled out " or did Sky outbid the by offering more money. BBC still show the sat and Sunday live so obviously still want to show the Masters when they can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    I expect the level in viewing figures on Sky will not please the governing bodies - that's what happens when it's on subscription.

    Hopefully BBC can pick it and go back to all four days and the audience widens back up.
    I'm not sure the governing bodies control too much what happens at Augusta.

    I think they are the one place that can afford to refuse the money and actually revel the added exclusivity a lack of coverage would provide.
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    Re: Us pga black out

    Quote Originally Posted by Liverpoolphil View Post
    I expect the level in viewing figures on Sky will not please the governing bodies - that's what happens when it's on subscription.

    Hopefully BBC can pick it and go back to all four days and the audience widens back up.
    I'd actually love to see channel 4 or 5 take a run at gaining golf. They are two channels who are taking on genres and ideas rather than ejecting them. I don't watch it but they (C5) breathed life into the likes of Big Brother and continued it's success though maybe not to the levels C4 had in the beginning.

    I really dont mind some adverts etc, bbc sometimes heaped in uninteresting stuff that didn't add much value. The swilken burn clip that they showed showed and reshowed springs to mind when last at St Andrews.
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    Re: Us pga black out

    With Sky's new pricing structure I reckon all those overpaid Premiership prima donnas will be pooing their pants that their massive contracts will soon disappear

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    Quote Originally Posted by brendy View Post
    I'd actually love to see channel 4 or 5 take a run at gaining golf. They are two channels who are taking on genres and ideas rather than ejecting them. I don't watch it but they (C5) breathed life into the likes of Big Brother and continued it's success though maybe not to the levels C4 had in the beginning.

    I really dont mind some adverts etc, bbc sometimes heaped in uninteresting stuff that didn't add much value. The swilken burn clip that they showed showed and reshowed springs to mind when last at St Andrews.
    Yeah C4 do a great job with the Paralympics and the cricket and Ch5 we're pretty decent with football when they did some so would certainly prefer to see them talk on some golf instead of Sky

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    Heard a good podcast about this recently. The PGA are looking to effectively control the broadcast of their product themselves and the model of selling the exclusive rights to the highest TV company is probably numbered. Companies like Facebook and Twitter are entering the market which will shake things up a bit.

    The model up to yet has very much been to target a relatively small but mostly affluent bunch golf fans who will pay to watch your product via Sky TV. But that is probably not sustainable in the long term if the game is not engaging with the future viewers of tomorrow. Seems it may be moving more to try and get their product viewed/streamed by a wider (and younger) section of the population. And the social media companies will play a large part in this.
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