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    Re: Us pga black out

    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker Khan View Post
    I expect there will be some kind of transition period where highlights are still available on 'normal' TV for us old fogies. It seems to be all about different platforms now, not just relying on one.
    I do get that, and those that are successful will be those who manage the transition from old tech to newer the best, and thus maintain their existing customer base whilst giving themselves the best chance to expand into newer or different areas and attract a newer audience alongside

    just a case of working out when to be short of sky's share price
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    Re: Us pga black out

    For me Sky having a monopoly on golf wasn't good for the game - it forced people that do want to watch the game to pay for it and it seems to me that many decided against paying for it irrelevant of any fancying graphics etc they added. So if PgA and the Masters are looking at that and are looking for ways to opening up the viewing to more people that for me should be applauded. If it's all online then I expect the viewing figures to be higher than right now but not at much as when it used to be on BBC. Hopefully one of the terrestrial channels will go for more golf and if there are adverts then that might be the price to pay for having golf on free to air mediums.

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    Re: Us pga black out

    Has anybody watched live sports on YouTube/Facebook/twitter? Everyone talking about it having more adverts but I've not actually seen any, so is there any substance to this?

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    Re: Us pga black out

    So the question comes -

    When you used to watching your whatever it is from the comfort of your armchair 10-15 ft from the screen on a very big screen are you going to carry on watching when you hat to do it sat just 15 inches from a small screen or are you going to find something else to watch?

    These days I hardly ever watch American golf live. Far too few shots, too many ad breaks, to much repeated showing of the same shot, too much time watching the commentators booth. At least with some events Sky has been allowed to get it's own cameras and commentators used for some of the time.

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    Re: Us pga black out

    Quote Originally Posted by jim8flog View Post
    So the question comes -

    When you used to watching your whatever it is from the comfort of your armchair 10-15 ft from the screen on a very big screen are you going to carry on watching when you hat to do it sat just 15 inches from a small screen or are you going to find something else to watch?

    These days I hardly ever watch American golf live. Far too few shots, too many ad breaks, to much repeated showing of the same shot, too much time watching the commentators booth. At least with some events Sky has been allowed to get it's own cameras and commentators used for some of the time.
    you can watch from the internet on your tv (albeit most of the older generation wont know how)
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    Re: Us pga black out

    Quote Originally Posted by fundy View Post
    you can watch from the internet on your tv (albeit most of the older generation wont know how)
    I did not know my 15 year od Sony Trinitron CRT TV could get the internet

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    Re: Us pga black out

    Quote Originally Posted by jim8flog View Post
    I did not know my 15 year od Sony Trinitron CRT TV could get the internet
    haha gl with that project
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    Re: Us pga black out

    I watch YouTube on my pretty old sony telly via an app on my (cheap) dvd player. Also works for now TV.

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    Re: Us pga black out

    Whenever there is a poll/discussion about the majors, the us pga regularly comes out 4th. Don't know if still the case but it always had the strongest field based on WR.

    If their plan is to try to shift to the "most watched" major also, then that is an interesting proposition.


    Will be interesting to read the coach's from Stateside.

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    Re: Us pga black out

    Quote Originally Posted by BTatHome View Post
    Has anybody watched live sports on YouTube/Facebook/twitter? Everyone talking about it having more adverts but I've not actually seen any, so is there any substance to this?
    Depends on the event, some have simply taken the host broadcaster feed and you get what they show, ie, the recent boxing on twitter was the Sky feed.

    Others are paid by advertising before and during the event either by ads before you can't fast forward or banners going top or bottom of screen.

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