If you take away DStv we will shut down – PSL

thechamp

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ICASA is being dumb here, soccer is available to all South Africans, the SABC is just incapable of showing the football because their number 1 priority is soapies, when they still had rights to psl soccer they could only afford to show 30% of the games because they did not show games during the week and only showed a maximum of 3 games over the weekend.
 

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ICASA is being dumb here, soccer is available to all South Africans, the SABC is just incapable of showing the football because their number 1 priority is soapies, when they still had rights to psl soccer they could only afford to show 30% of the games because they did not show games during the week and only showed a maximum of 3 games over the weekend.
"Delayed live" :laugh:
 

Arthur

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Football and all the DStv sports are already fully available to all South Africans.

Oh, they mean they want other people to pay for their "free" their access on TV? That's another matter entirely.
 

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Just me or are the vast majority of those watching the PSL the same people that cannot really afford DSTV?
 

dj2381

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Dstv could solve a lot of their issues if they had a pay per view option for online sports streaming, but they seem so lazy to try new things, I have zero sympathy, make a bit more effort or die a long and miserable death.
 

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Slowly the truth begins to dawn that it's not DStv that has a state-protected monopoly - it's the sports-owners like the PSL that have the monopoly on broadcast rights. They choose to sell exclusivity to the highest bidder.

Interfere with those rights and the sports themselves will see their funds sucked away.
 

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Slowly the truth begins to dawn that it's not DStv that has a state-protected monopoly - it's the sports-owners like the PSL that have the monopoly on broadcast rights. They choose to sell exclusivity to the highest bidder.

Interfere with those rights and the sports themselves will see their funds sucked away.
Exactly. Dstv collects from the public on behalf of the sports bodies.
 

ponder

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Dstv could solve a lot of their issues if they had a pay per view option for online sports streaming, but they seem so lazy to try new things, I have zero sympathy, make a bit more effort or die a long and miserable death.
Pay per view is gonna cost you more at the end of the day.
 

dj2381

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Pay per view is gonna cost you more at the end of the day.
Maybe for some, I don't watch that much sports, there are others who would for instance want to watch only the cricket world cup, they could offer package deals for the entire cup for instance, there's money to be made from non Dstv viewers.
 

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It will be the end of SA rugby and soccer if ICASA get involved. Nothing stops SABC from pitching on broadcast rights. ICASA should rather fix the SABC first before putting their greedy fingers in where they don't belong.
 

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Slowly the truth begins to dawn that it's not DStv that has a state-protected monopoly - it's the sports-owners like the PSL that have the monopoly on broadcast rights. They choose to sell exclusivity to the highest bidder.

Interfere with those rights and the sports themselves will see their funds sucked away.
When DSTV offers you all or nothing contracts orders of magnitude more than any broadcaster what are they supposed to do?
You saw how DSTV killed the Global T20 League just to prevent free-to-air broadcasters from having rights to show the games
 

Polymathic

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It will be the end of SA rugby and soccer if ICASA get involved. Nothing stops SABC from pitching on broadcast rights. ICASA should rather fix the SABC first before putting their greedy fingers in where they don't belong.
Local Rugby and cricket already dying slow deaths, domestic cricket matches are already played in empty stadiums and shockingly enough there have been Super Rugby matches with half empty stadiums.
Super sports exclusive contracts prevent other broadcasters from getting any rights
 

genetic

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Super sports exclusive contracts prevent other broadcasters from getting any rights
Rubbish. Broadcast rights go up for pitch. SABC's corruption and lack of money is the reason why SuperSport has won exclusive rights.
 

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If you take away DStv we will shut down – PSL

Would that be such a bad idea?
 
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