Here’s how much SuperSport paid for English Premier League rights

I would say a fairly high percentage of the money is to get exclusive rights to prevent competition
 
If they willing to pay that much for the broadcasting rights...imagine how much they are actually making in the first place!
 
SuperSport has paid £296 million for the 2016-19 Barclays Premier League broadcast rights in sub-Saharan Africa
BT and Sky paid a combined £5.14bn (R119,743,158,456) for the next three seasons…
 
And you can watch EPL on the cheaper packages...
 
I've never understood the attraction of watching 11 overpaid mentally-challenged prima donnas kicking a ball around a field.

+1000

And all the bloody falling around acting like woosies. WTF.
 
Ermmm yeah. I dislike soccer as much as the next guy, but as Stevi said, each to their own. We all find different kinds of sport boring.
 
I've never understood the attraction of watching 11 overpaid mentally-challenged prima donnas kicking a ball around a field.

Probably because you'll never have this talent

[video=youtube_share;191ceh8MDuI]https://youtu.be/191ceh8MDuI[/video]
 
MyBB BPL threads get locked after 10 000 posts. If you look closer, you'll see the Liverpool, United, Arsenal and so on ones all on their third or fourth iterations... So yeah, different strokes.
 
Probably because you'll never have this talent

Or this. As said, not a football follower, but one of my UK friends sent me this and it's amazing. But not everyone's Messi.

[video=youtube;YBaXSEkzAEE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBaXSEkzAEE[/video]
 
+1000

And all the bloody falling around acting like woosies. WTF.

We each have our own passion and preferences. Any of us can find some sort of criticism for any other sport such as Rugby, Cricket and Golf. The same goes for peoples choice of music. I do have to say DSTV is smart as they know a majority of the subs only use DSTV for the sports that are broadcasted unless someone can do the same they will still have a monopoly in SA.
 
If they willing to pay that much for the broadcasting rights...imagine how much they are actually making in the first place!

You don't have to imagine, they're a publically traded company and publish this information. They run at about a 25% profit margin. A good margin, but not excessive.
 
Since this has become the Messi Goal thread, don't forget this classic one against Getafe.

[video=youtube;_o2qrGJuVXY]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o2qrGJuVXY[/video]
 
I would say a fairly high percentage of the money is to get exclusive rights to prevent competition

The license is expensive largely because it is exclusive for a region, but it's not like Multichoice tacked the option on themselves. It's an exclusive license, and Multichoice bought it. All countries have exclusive sports content.
 
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