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International Cricket 2012-13

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by satexplorer, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. rwmair

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    When I first came to the US in 1996, EPL soccer was only available live via PPV on my cable company. It took the emergence of News Ltd establishing Fox Sports networks across the US and realizing that they could cheaply bring EPL into the US because they already produced/broadcast it in the UK, for the likes of Fox Soccer channel to appear. And even in this day and age, games are still shown on the stupid Fox Soccer Plus channel that costs $15 a month and is only in SD most of the time.

    While FIFA is certainly corrupt, they had little-no role to play in US TV rights for things like the EPL or Italian Serie A. They may have underwritten US Soccer's attempts to get ESPN/ABC to show the soccer world cup. (Yes, US Soccer paid ESPN - not the other way around - to show US national soccer and the WOrld Cup in those days)

    I agree ICC/BCCI are overly short-sighted on making as money as possible at the expense of the game - but again, ICC has little/no role in getting any cricket on TV in the US other than official ICC tournaments - World Cup, etc. Rights for Ashes series need negotiating with Cricket Australia or ECB. Matches from South Africa need negotiating with the South African governing body. If US Cricket (for want of a better name) wanted to pursue the role US Soccer did (and no doubt got some financial help from the ICC to do so) things would probably move a lot more smoothly from amateurish niche channels like Willow to more mainstream channels.

    I agree. It has actually happened in Canada, where the ICC rights have gone to Rogers Sportsnet - their equivalent of Fox/Comcast regional sports networks, and away from the amateurish niche channels like ATN. So maybe the same can eventually happen in the US - although I'd be more than happy if we got to the stage of a cricket channel the equivalent of Fox Soccer.

    I don't like being the downer on this - I would be so happy if your vision were to come true. I just think it will take a lot more effort and organization than you anticipate - to the extent of almost being a full-time job for a bunch of people.
     
  2. satroy

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    The willow web site has been updated for NZ, Eng and Pak tour of Inida.
    However, they don't mention about cricket from Australia and South Africa. So we are the rights to show in USA cricket tour from Aus, South Africa and NZ?
     
  3. satroy

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    Cricket from Aus, South Africa and NZ are more exciting that matches from Sub continent. I want to watch those this winter with a clear picture format. If Willow does not show, can we lobby for these?
     
  4. satroy

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    In USA, only T20 format will fly because no one has time more than 3 hours to watch a game.
     
  5. rajmarie

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    Plus the games are not in the correct time zone. Eg in east coast....it impossible to stay awake whole night to see the games in sub continent. Day night games from there plus games from Eng, SA, WI runs into office time.

    Being such a fan....I have long made the adjusted of not paying so much for something I am not able to enjoy also. With all the short sightdness of cricket administrator....cricket has lost the same charm for me as before. I m now content to check score whenever I want. Take that u greedy organization .
     
  6. satroy

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    Willow tv updated web site, now they have listed all matches hosted by India and Australia

    The following main tours are missing. I don't know if they are not showing these because rights are not available or overlap with other tours
    South Africa hosts New Zealand and Pakistan,
    The KFC Big Bash Twenty20
    Australia host WI
    NZ host England
     
  7. satexplorer

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    South Africa home games should be given to TEN Cricket, if overlap and tape delay is concerned.

    I don't see Hong Kong Sixes. The other three. Big Bash League, West Indies tour of Australia and England tour of New Zealand is the second half from that channel Billed Ow Cricket.
     
  8. satroy

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    We should send emails to willow and ten cricket so that they can get an agreement and South Africa games are shown on ten cricket.
     
  9. saisport

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    This is what I have got in reply when I asked willow about high definition
    Dear Willow TV Customer,

    We have confirmed broadcasting rights for the below listed series and we are working on acquiring broadcast rights for more international events. Kindly keep visiting Willow TV for the latest updates.

    India host New Zealand and England,
    England host South Africa,
    Australia hosts South Africa and Sri Lanka,
    South Africa hosts New Zealand and Pakistan,
    The KFC Big Bash Twenty20 and much much more.
     
  10. satroy

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    But if you go to their web site, you will not find the following
    South Africa hosts New Zealand and Pakistan,
    The KFC Big Bash Twenty20 and much much more.[/QUOTE]
     
  11. satroy

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    Neo cricket channel is USA is showing Neheru cup soccer live from India
     
  12. satroy

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    I received the following message from Willow tv. Still Aus vs WI and NZ vs Eng are missing
    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for your message.

    We would like to inform you that, the schedule (SA v NZ and PAK / KFC T20) will be updated shortly on Willow TV.
     
  13. rwmair

    rwmair Godfather

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    I wouldn't get too worked up on this. Remember Willow is a small, amateurish organization. Their website is probably done by an outside web production company. I'm guessing some mid-level person at Willow who didn't know the whole story told the web company to add some tours - but it wasn't the full list. BY the time the games roll around, I'm sure they'll have it in order.

    I'm more concerned to know what they'll do about overlaps in games in NZ and Australia (2-5 hour time difference) and Australia and South Africa (5-8 hour time difference); as well as the picture quality and quality of the feed!
     
  14. satroy

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    That's why I am asking to send emails to willow and ten cricket so that Willow gives the rights from South Africa cricket back to the Ten cricket. Ten cricket is going to show games from RSA in India.
     
  15. satroy

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    Received following email from Willow. They mentioned about high definition. Do I need to subscribe online stream for high definition? Willow cricket tv channel is not yet high definition. Satexplorer, your prediction is wrong. Instead of willow get out of business, they are acquiring more rights. One bad thing is that they acquired everytning and so there will be time overlap. There is only one TV channel. If I subscribe their on line streams, are they going to send multiple streams for overlapping games like espn3. Also willow tv can be available on xbox.


    Willow is excited to announce the most comprehensive schedule of cricket ever in North America! The next 12+ months of cricket features the best teams in the world, all brought to you in full high definition, and across multiple Connected TV devices, tablets, smartphones etc. This lineup is unrivaled in its quality (and quantity!), and caters to everyone from the casual cricket fan to the most passionate follower of cricket. The schedule includes top tier international cricket from India, Australia, South Africa, England, Zimbabwe and more. And for the fan who doesn't want to miss a single ball of cricket action, we also now have live coverage of domestic cricket from India including the Ranji Trophy, Irani Cup and more!

    Sign Up today and get your subscription going with the India's home series against New Zealand!
     
  16. satroy

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    What is the monthly price if I subscribe Willow's online stream?
     
  17. satroy

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    They have acquired IPL rights as well. Only things they are missing as below
    Games from NZ, SL, Pak and Bangladesh. They have acquired games from Zimbabwe which was earlier on ten cricket.
     
  18. satexplorer

    satexplorer Superstar

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    Willow better not get Bangladesh Cricket. My prediction about Willow's bad customer service is still ongoing. Still refusing to refund. Get your subscription going? Ppl don't sign up because Willow has lost all of the ICC tournaments!
     
  19. satroy

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    I don't understand why do you have allergy with Willow. They are shwing so many cricket and picture quality is now good. I will sign up, it is only 14.99 per month and I will be able to watch my choice game when there is a time overlap. Also, they will be soon on xbox.
     
  20. satroy

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    Satexplorer,
    Please update your list with the following tours that will be shown by willow
    BCCI Domestic Cricket
    South Africa tour of Australia 2012
    Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2012-13
    New Zealand tour of South Africa 2012/13
    Pakistan tour of South Africa 2013
    West Indies tour of Australia 2013
    Karp Group Hong Kong Cricket Sixes 2012
    Big Bash League 2012/13
     

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