Port and the Ashes

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Port and the Ashes

Post by benread » 01:13 Thu 23 Nov 2017

Anyone else enjoying the fact Sky have lost their monopoly?

I’ve opened a Smith Woodhouse 1982 LBV to keep me going through the opening overs!


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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by PhilW » 10:40 Thu 23 Nov 2017

benread wrote:
01:13 Thu 23 Nov 2017
Anyone else enjoying the fact Sky have lost their monopoly?
No, the opposite here. While competition is generally better than a monopoly, the current consequence is that my wife (the sports fan) now wants us to pay for both BT Sport and Sky Sports because they now have half-each of the wanted events, doubling the costs - since the loss of the monopoly does not as yet seem to have reduced the cost of Sky Sports, and BT Sport charge just as much as well.

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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by benread » 18:55 Thu 23 Nov 2017

I get BT Sport included with my Virgin Media subscription so it feels ‘free’!


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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by DRT » 09:11 Fri 24 Nov 2017

I tuned in on Wednesday night to watch the opening overs only to find it wasn't on Sky. Luckily I hadn't had enough to drink to persuade me to instantly upgrade to include BT Sport so I am going to have to give this series a miss.
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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by AHB » 13:58 Fri 24 Nov 2017

I hadn’t realised that the Ashes were on BT Sport. Since I am a BT Broadband customer on an old contract, I get BT Sports thrown in with my line rental.

I had a very happy couple of hours last night watching cricket while finishing off a bottle of Taylor 1997.
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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by Cookie » 13:11 Sat 02 Dec 2017

I am very annoyed about it having upgraded my Sky package only to find it is on BT Sport....I am resisting the extra payment but not sure how long I can hold out...I love watching cricket from down under and by two tests in I usually feel quite 'jet lagged' without leaving my lounge.
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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by AHB » 14:04 Wed 27 Dec 2017

I'm feeling distinctly less grumpy abut cricket this morning. But perhaps I shouldn't be. We're still 135 runs behind and only have 18 wickets left before defeat.
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Re: Port and the Ashes

Post by Cookie » 17:25 Wed 27 Dec 2017

Glass half empty?
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