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The dream would be for Spark Sport to pick up the A-League as well, then we can have all football on the same service.
But I imagine Sky will be desperate to keep as much summer sport as possible after already losing the cricket.

I reckon Sky will want to hold onto the Nix (a-league) coverage for as long as they are sponsors of the team. Spark don't appear to have shown any interest in bidding for it, maybe when the next contract comes up?

I'm hoping by then that either sky or spark have a combined package agreement. then I can use one app/box to rule them all.
A-League rights are up for grabs right now.
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If sky were smart, they'd bid them and then rent back to the Aussies!! Make some money out of Australia for once.
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If sky were smart, they'd bid them and then rent back to the Aussies!! Make some money out of Australia for once.

The Aussie rights are already signed up - Andrew meant the NZ rights are being discussed at the moment.
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The dream would be for Spark Sport to pick up the A-League as well, then we can have all football on the same service.
But I imagine Sky will be desperate to keep as much summer sport as possible after already losing the cricket.

Cricket actually now follows the same pattern as the football, with coverage of major matches split between Spark and Sky
In a strange situation by international standards, Spark Sport now only have the rights to the Black Caps home games but not when they play overseas. 
Sky TV now hold the rights to all Black Caps games played overseas and all ICC World Cups:
Sky has "every major ICC tournament including the ICC World Test Championship Final, T20 World Cups for men and women and U19's tournaments. 
All Cricket Australia home internationals (Men's and Women's) including the Ashes Series from 8 December and the BLACKCAPS 3x ODI series and one-off T20 from 30 Jan 2022. 
All international cricket played in India, South Africa and the West Indies
(Including when the Black Caps play there).
On top of this we have men’s’ and women’s Big Bash Leagues,  and the action-packed Indian Premier League."
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Lonegunmen
If sky were smart, they'd bid them and then rent back to the Aussies!! Make some money out of Australia for once.

The Aussie rights are already signed up - Andrew meant the NZ rights are being discussed at the moment.
Could be that something similar to what is happening in Australia will be the case here too with most A-League games available on the new Paramount Plus streaming service which launches in NZ as well as Australia on August 11.
Cheap too at $A 8.99 / month in Australia.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/paramount-plus-australia-nz-launch-1234949704/
US giant Viacom-CBS owns Aussie free-to-air broadcaster Channel 10 as well as Paramount Plus, so one A-League game per week will screen on Channel 10 in Australia.
Maybe most A-League games will stream on Paramount Plus here in NZ with the Phoenix's matches also screening on Sky TV each week?
After all, it's Viacom-CBS (Channel 10; Paramount Plus) who now own the A-League rights and you'd think they'd put the A-League games on their own service Paramount Plus which is launching simultaneously in NZ as well as Oz.
More info on the new A-League broadcast deal:
https://mumbrella.com.au/network-ten-and-paramount-sign-a-league-broadcast-deal-684482
Could be some good cheap A-League viewing options coming our way:
"To watch all games, viewers will need to sign up to Paramount+, which launches 11 August and will cost $A8.99 a month (with a seven-day free trial period)....
The APL [i.e. the new body of clubs running the A-League] revealed that football fans and members of football clubs will be given a special deal to access all games, but did not elaborate on what such a deal would look like."
Interesting overview of the new fragmented football viewing landscape over in Oz:
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/stan-sport-secures-uefa-champions-league-fragments-football-streaming-landscape-20210627-p584l5.html

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Sky extended their partnership with ViacomCBS (who owns Paramount plus) a few months ago in a multi year deal. So the bulk of the content that Paramount would want to stream here is actually on Sky, Neon and Prime and the rights are tied up there for years. Australia is a bit of a different best for Paramount plus as Viacom already owned ten and presumably ten held all the rights to Viacom products in preparation for launch.

You'd assume that Viacom knew that they were launching in NZ when they signed the deal with Sky so they might end up partnering somehow, considering they don't already have a base here like they do in Australia. Sky already bundles sky sport now with some spark packages so they're not against partnerships with competitors. 
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Sky just their partnership with ViacomCBS (who owns Paramount plus) a few months ago in a multi year deal. So the bulk of the content that Paramount would want to stream here is actually on Sky, Neon and Prime and the rights are tied up there for years. Australia is a bit of a different best for Paramount plus as Viacom already owned ten and presumably ten held all the rights to Viacom products in preparation for launch.

You'd assume that Viacom knew that they were launching in NZ when they signed the deal with Sky so they might end up partnering somehow, considering they don't already have a base here like they do in Australia. Sky already bundles sky sport now with some spark packages so they're not against partnerships with competitors. 
Thanks. That's interesting. So it seems the situation is quite complicated with Sky already having done a deal over a lot of Viacom-CBS content.
I'm not clear over whether Viacom-CBS's A-League rights aquisition included rights to broadcast in NZ or if the A-League body (APL) are negotiating a separate deal for NZ rights.
With Sky having acquired the rights to a lot of Viacom-CBS content, it would seem that Paramount Plus would be struggling to find popular recent content to broadcast in NZ when they launch next month (other than old movies and TV shows).
Which to me suggests that the A-League would be especially attractive to them, especially as not many other major sports rights are currently up for grabs in NZ (Sky and Spark Sport having snapped up most of them).
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Big Pete 65
billyspleen75
The dream would be for Spark Sport to pick up the A-League as well, then we can have all football on the same service.
But I imagine Sky will be desperate to keep as much summer sport as possible after already losing the cricket.

Cricket actually now follows the same pattern as the football, with coverage of major matches split between Spark and Sky
In a strange situation by international standards, Spark Sport now only have the rights to the Black Caps home games but not when they play overseas. 
Sky TV now hold the rights to all Black Caps games played overseas and all ICC World Cups:
Sky has "every major ICC tournament including the ICC World Test Championship Final, T20 World Cups for men and women and U19's tournaments. 
All Cricket Australia home internationals (Men's and Women's) including the Ashes Series from 8 December and the BLACKCAPS 3x ODI series and one-off T20 from 30 Jan 2022. 
All international cricket played in India, South Africa and the West Indies
(Including when the Black Caps play there).
On top of this we have men’s’ and women’s Big Bash Leagues,  and the action-packed Indian Premier League."
Slight correction - Spark own the rights to all cricket played in NZ as you mention but also all cricket played in England run by the ECB, (they've done deals with NZC and ECB), so when the Blackcaps play in England, like they just have v England and run by the ECB, Spark own the rights...otherwise any overseas game they play in is on Sky...
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Just dug up the sky tv / ViacomCBS press release:

https://www.sky.co.nz/-/sky-and-viacomcbs-announce-renewed-multi-year-content-deal

I read somewhere, and I can't remember where, that Sky was trying to become an aggregator of a lot of these competing streaming services. With production companies going direct to consumer over the internet the writing is clearly on the wall for Sky's current business model, so providing a platform where you can sign up for a lot of these services, in addition to their own produced programing, and programing which isn't available elsewhere, makes sense. Like, what they've done with bein. 
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Paramount+ is supposed to go live in both NZ and Australia on Wednesday. Right now it feels like NZ is an afterthought as there is no information about us, plenty of info about Australia. I wouldn't be surprised if a NZ launch is delayed because of the lack of information.
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Where is the Championship shown? I have both Spark and Sky and can't find on either. Well nothing this morning. Thanks in advance.
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Ooh, I did see West Brom vs Sheffield this morning, it must only be selected days and games.
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Where is the Championship shown? I have both Spark and Sky and can't find on either. Well nothing this morning. Thanks in advance.
https://connect-nz.beinsports.com/en/competition/efl-championship
Log-in with Sky account
Bein also has a phone app.
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OMG for the first time in 3 years, It logged me in first time without any hassels. Thanks for that link because previous attempts wouldn't wear it. Cheers Wibbler.

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However, It only lets me see Channel 57, no other Bein channels. grrrr
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However, It only lets me see Channel 57, no other Bein channels. grrrr

Search championship in the search bar. Only one or 2 will be on the actual bein channel. The rest are just streamed on the bein site 
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This international break, from 1-7 September, the African WC qualifiers are live and free on Youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCGIzmTE4d0h-KZQ2k2wJY0WSRE8tqkCx

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