MSE News: England match to cost £4.99 (if you book early)

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"Football fans who want to watch live coverage of England's match against Ukraine on Saturday in their own homes will have to pay at least £4.99, and they'll have to view online ..."
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  • If you have a Bet365 account (with funds) then you can watch online for free - http://www.bet365.com/extra/extra.aspx?ContentPath=Promotions,Soccer,EnglandLiveStreaming
  • Yes, more info on how to watch it free over at hxxp://newbetsfriend.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=43
  • Quentin
    Quentin Posts: 40,405 Forumite
    You only need to fund the account, (not bet with the funds), so if you are just wanting to watch the match, all you need to do is sign up, make a deposit, watch the match then withdraw the deposit. No questions asked!
  • Scudlink
    Scudlink Posts: 833 Forumite
    Quentin wrote: »
    You only need to fund the account, (not bet with the funds), so if you are just wanting to watch the match, all you need to do is sign up, make a deposit, watch the match then withdraw the deposit. No questions asked!

    You would be falling foul of this condition in their T&C's:-

    If the value of a deposit is not played through in full before a withdrawal is requested, bet365 reserve the right to make a charge to the customers account to cover all reasonable costs relating to both the deposit and withdrawal. If necessary the value of the withdrawal requested may be reduced accordingly.
  • malkie76
    malkie76 Posts: 6,170 Forumite
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    I'm guessing there will be hundreds of illegal (yet free) streams available on saturday. It exposes the flaw in the internet broadcast model - had they offered it for free and charged for advertising they could probably have made money.

    Apparently some cinemas are showing it - but pubs won't
    Legal team on standby
  • What an absolute shamballs.

    ITV Supposidly had an aggrement to broadcast all england games in the event of SETANTA collapsing.
  • The match will be broadcast on TRT Turkish Television for all you people with free-to-air satellite boxes and motorised dishes :D
  • I think the BBC a have duty to it's licence fee payer's to come in at the last hour and buy the right's to broadcast it!:D
  • samutiana
    samutiana Posts: 229 Forumite
    £8/adult, £5.50/concessions at some Odeon cinemas.
  • I think the BBC a have duty to it's licence fee payer's to come in at the last hour and buy the right's to broadcast it!:D

    The Beeb did make an offer to buy the rights to the game.

    The rights however are owned by the Ukrainian FA, not our FA. The agency that is selling the rights on behalf of the UFA want far more than any British broadcaster is prepared to pay for a dead-rubber game.
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