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Guru
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According to the FT, BT have walked away from the “bidding war” and are set to lose the UK rights to NBA & UFC.

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Stew

 

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hyper01
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It will save me some money if true, as I won't be staying with BT as a TV/Broadband provider.

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Thom77
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@StewM

Read that story last night on my BBC digital text and although not sports that I watch personally I know from these forums that lots of folk do watch them, so will be disappointing for many.  Maybe it's just more of a sign of where BT Sport may be going???  No doubt BT are trying to save money on their overall Sports Rights bill and they also seem to have way more competition that previous years.

NBA, UFC, Italian Football..... they seem to be losing a lot recently and you just wonder what the next bad news story will be????  I get the impression those Eleven Sports folk will be after all BTs foreign football??  If they keep losing sports BT won't have enough content for all four of their Sports Channels??????

Elder-Mike
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Same here if they lose UFC fully I'll move back to Sky.

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Thom77
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Forgot to tag a story to my previous post on this thread:

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-sports-bt/bt-to-lose-ufc-and-nba-tv-rights-as-eleven-sport...

Looks like the UFC will be going to the new folk, Eleven Sports....... NBAs new home still seems to be unknown.

NBA will leave BT in October, UFC will leave in December.

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Elder-Mike
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BT better include it in the sports package otherwise they will lose a lot of customers.

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biker64
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Gutted to hear bt were not interested in keeping ufc - the main reason I got bt was for ufc and moto gp - I was amazed when I saw they had it in the first place, it was good to see them being progressive and 'current' having ufc for a good while but it could cost them if this is the way they're going. I'll be looking to change again now.

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dfel100
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If I cancel BT Sport will I lose Eurosport?

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Elder-Mike
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Yes unless you go with another provider who includes BT Sports.

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Guru
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@dfel100wrote:

If I cancel BT Sport will I lose Eurosport?


No. Depends what your package is but they are separate contracts. Eurosport is included with some BT TV packages. BT Sports is an add on, (apart from some packages which it is included).

Stew

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