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Need some Advice - How to secure broadcasting rights for sports (LIVE)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Deez The Webguru, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Deez The Webguru

    Deez The Webguru Junior Member

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    Hey folks Hope everyone here is well. I have a question for anyone that could have some experience when it comes to broadcasting. In particular live sports events. Here is the scenario, I would like to setup a sports portal. ONLY sports nothing else. I would cater mainly for the mainstream sports and slowly add on others as time goes on. What I need advice on is.... I want to have the rights to broadcast matches and stuff live just as satellite/cable TV providers do. Except I want to do it vai live streaming on my sports web portal. Does anyone know what the legalities are and how I would go about getting broadcasting rights? Also, what possible obstacles I could be faced with?
     
  2. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    Budget.

    The rights to broadcast live sports cost a fortune.

    As an example, the rights to the Premier League in the UK were recently acquired by BT for a 3 year term.

    They paid over £5 billion GBP for it.
     
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  3. Deez The Webguru

    Deez The Webguru Junior Member

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    Thanks a stack for the reply mate... appreciate it.

    Oh boy!..... seems my brilliant idea may have some major constraints. Like Budget...lol

    Hmm is there no way I could perhaps piggy back of another sports web portal that has these licenses and broadcasting rights already and maybe they have a "partner" program or something like that wherein I piggy back of their broadcast...

    Lol, yeah I know... you could possibly tell by now that I am completely clueless with regards to this stuff... I will dig around online and see if a there is an existing portal that would allow me to partner/piggyback.... :)
     
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    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    Not a chance. Not with the valuable sports anyway.

    The reason they paid so much was so they could have exclusive rights. And they bought those rights so they could attract new customers.
     
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  5. Deez The Webguru

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    Darn!... lol, thanks for the heads up mate. I'm glad I posted questions here before I invested toooo much time, effort and budget into something that would lead me to a dead end :)
     
  6. divok

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    even for low key events you need to have contacts with the organizers. One person i know (not friends , but in my clients friend circle) who own a big local sports website was told to fuck off when he went to the national sports federation of this particular sport for buying a tender document of streaming rights.

    in today's circumstances big corporates are investing in sports at a negative roi . So naturally we can't compete .