Football & The Internet: The Premier League Flexs Its Muscle


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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6 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    “Ronaldinhoo January 29th, 2009 4:17 am “:

    You’re a thief. Or a little kid with a sense of entitlement. People like you make it embarrassing to be a human being.

  2. ballack says:

    “Mike February 1st, 2009 4:46 pm ”

    Sky etc, make a ton of money from the amount they charge anyway, these streaming websites will force them to produce more valuable content, lower their prices, provide a better service via the internet and all sorts of other advantages.

  3. Justin says:

    “Mike February 1st, 2009 4:46 pm :”

    A strange view of things. The Premiership has sold the rights to Sky and to a lesser extent Setanta in such a way to restrict viewing to a small number of matches via TV . it is generally not possible to select which matches one would wish to watch i.e. there is no pay-to-view for all matches. If there was pay to view I for one would be happy to pay an appropriate amount to watch my team play. I am not prepared to have to invest in obsolete technology and to pay a large monthly fee to receive a raft of channels showing third rate rubbish on the off chance that I may be able to catch the occasional match involing the team I support.
    It is even more galling that we are unable to watch our national team play on terrestial TV!
    I suggest that the Premier League entered into a Faustian pact with the satellite broadcasters which did little for football fans and possibly long term damage to the Premiership. I look forward to the day that I can watch any match live for £5-£8.00!!

  4. Fernando says:

    I do not live in a place/country where I have access to Premier League matches, so this is the only way I can watch the matches. Unless they introduce some kind of pay-per-view online, this p2p streaming will always be around. Plus myp2p only post links to the matches, nothing is streamed from their website.

  5. Shazza says:

    We will never die!

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