"Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and BT"
The four horsemen of the infocalypse!
I'm just not quite sure which of them represents what right now.
Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and BT have been revealed as bidders for rights for India's top sporting attracting, the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket competition. IPL matches often attract more than 100 million television viewers and the League runs all-but-daily for nearly two months, making it a media monster with few …
Ironically the last time I watched IPL was on ITV4, since it moved off free to air channels I have never seen it since (a shame, I really enjoyed seeing free to air cricket (albeit a frenetic format) again as, bar the odd few minutes of test "highlights" (with too much chat & too little cricket) essentially all cricket on Sky in UK now).
That was a case of either go Sky or go without, so I went without.
Doubtless be similar whichever of Amazon, BT etc. get the rights: e.g. Not going to buy Amazon Prime just to watch a sport I like (in UK more than enough cash is spent on mandatory TV licence & household budget cannot justify any more cash on streaming / TV services)
I attended the Australia vs Scotland match at Worcester in the 1999 World Cup. Australia won without getting into third gear, but Scotland comprehensively out-sang the Australians in the crowd. Scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/65196.html
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