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PSA: Sky Sports is showing the Bledisloe in the UK tomorrow!

PSA: Sky Sports is showing the Bledisloe in the UK tomorrow!

Turbo_Power_77

Confirmed they will be showing the Rugby Championship as well. [Link](https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12321/12374188/bledisloe-cup-and-rugby-championship-to-be-shown-live-and-exclusively-on-sky-sports-in-the-uk-and-ireland)


EngineForward

What a relief. It’s on main event and lions (action) channel. Such a mess in terms of rights, not sorted until the day before is a shambles. Not sure if Sky or the right sellers are more to blame, probably Sky low balling it and no one else coming up with anything.


mistr-puddles

SANZAAR seem to he pushing foreign rights negotiations to the last second since the last round of deals expired


EngineForward

Not great business sense if you ask me. Unless like I said above, Sky went in low and SANZAAR wanted someone else to pay more but that didn’t materialise. Or they’re struggling for various COVID reasons, and can’t cope with the process of selling the rights all over the world (something I know nothing about but imagine legally it’s not simple). Last minute deals mean the channels/streaming services can’t promote the very competitions SANZAAR are trying to sell. Lower audience means lower income for the broadcaster, so lower bids next time around for the rights.


metalgearsosa

to be fair they more or less don't know what they're selling past the 3 Bledisloe games given Aus has more cities being locked down every day and NZ have ZERO flexibility in their quarantine arrangements - the original draw is toast


Bulletproofsaffa

Does Fox still have the broadcasting rights in OZ? That was how Sky had the rights, I always presumed as one who has no idea usually does.


mistr-puddles

no, Stan sports has it now. but they'd still have tk bid seperately. but sky is owned by Comcast, and fox by Newscorp, so they're seperarate completely


Bulletproofsaffa

Gotcha, I had this idea in my head that Sky Group was owned by Newscorp. Because lets be real, sometimes feels like Newscorp owns everything.


mistr-puddles

it was before 2018, but there's been some business things and now Comcast own it


Bulletproofsaffa

Ok I don’t feel that bad anymore. I though it was another fact I pulled out my ass. I have a fair few of those lol


b_rodriguez

Well thank fuck for that.


NewCrashingRobot

Might have to let my NOW TV subscription roll over for another month then


whiskylover23

Yep, same - I was just about to cancel it too!


Kykykz

You should try cancel it and see if they'll give it to you at half price, worked for me with my Hayu, entertainment and movie subscriptions.


GumdropsandIceCream

Can confirm they'll offer a month for £20 (down from £34) if you go to cancel.


Kykykz

You should try cancel it and see if they'll give it to you at half price, worked for me with my Hayu, entertainment and movie subscriptions.


NewCrashingRobot

Cheers for the tip


Kykykz

No worries, hopefully you'll get it half price!


Lakapi

Happy for all our UK viewers. I know Super rugby rates well in the UK.


1hx1b6a

They unfortunately don't cover Super Rugby or the Mitre 10 anymore, but at least we've got these still for now. I used to love SR


tricky_treeson

Any word on US? ESPN lied to me about super rugby and I don’t see Rugby Championship on the current schedule


whiskylover23

Sorry mate - I have no idea! Best I can suggest is a VPN set to Aus to watch on FTA!


towel-smugler8

What AU FTA is it on for an American with a VPN? Asking for a friend who doesn't want to give money to the dumpster fire that is Flosports.


UnexpectedQuagmire

[https://www.9now.com.au/live/channel-9](https://www.9now.com.au/live/channel-9) 9GEM channel


nakedfish85

Does Stan have an app for firestick or anything?


davo_nz

https://super.rugby/therugbychampionship/match-centre/broadcast-guide/ This guide says that Flosports have the rights, they are also covering the NPC.


sammo3

It’s on Florugby


Walkmaster

Story checks out


Turquoise-Lady

That’s good. I did guess Sky announce last minutes schedules. Looking forward to watch tomorrow.


JZybutz0502

What time is kickoff?


whiskylover23

8:05am UK time


JZybutz0502

Tyy


warcomet

Wish they had gotten BUNNINGS NPC (MITRE10) as well this year :(


Kykykz

Mods sticky please


Taipan100

Fucking yes please. I was raging that I couldn’t see it.


balevolent

Sky sports action? can't find it in their guide


whiskylover23

Main event!


balevolent

Sick! any reason why their promo for it still says they've only got the last 2 tests? Lmao seemed like a weird decision. And google doesn't even know there is a game tomorrow lmao


whiskylover23

No clue - just announced it looks like on the following: https://www.skysports.com/rugby-union/news/12321/12374188/bledisloe-cup-and-rugby-championship-to-be-shown-live-and-exclusively-on-sky-sports-in-the-uk-and-ireland Strange it's announced so late though!


GingerFurball

Do Sky still show Super Rugby (if that's still a thing)? Used to love having it on in the background on a Saturday morning, particularly if it was 2 teams from New Zealand.


nakedfish85

I don’t think so, it’s split (or at least it was for the last season) into super rugby Aotearoa and super rugby Australia with a final competition called super rugby trans Tasman. I couldn’t find it on UK tv (I think I would have had to sign up to Rugby Pass) so I used to tune into the highlights which were very limited on YouTube every weekend.


1hx1b6a

No, they haven't had SR since before Corona sadly


Bulletproofsaffa

I am so stoked they will be showing the Rugby Championship! I was torn on how I would be watching it. Great news!


nakedfish85

Also available through a Now TV sports subscription if you don’t have cable telly anyway (I only have a Kindle Firestick for TV).


King-JaBool

Can't upvote this enough