Ontopic Apple Prepares Bid For English Premier League TV Rights

Floptical

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They give those things away like candy at every corporate event my company has. I think almost everyone has one but doesn't use it.
 

JAXvillain

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I hope they get it and piss off 10's of millions people. the backlash against apple would be highly entertaining.
 

Sarcasmo

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So an American company wants to force British hooligany citizens to buy its products in order to watch their national hooligany sport. I see nothing bad happening from this.
 

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I doubt the league will want Apple fucking with their product by having it exclusive to Apple TV. it will probably be leased to other TV channels, but ultimately giving Apple the power to have each game on Apple TV and for download.
 

Floptical

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So an American company wants to force British hooligany citizens to buy its products in order to watch their national hooligany sport. I see nothing bad happening from this.

It's funny because alot of the major teams are now owned by Americans.
 

OzSTEEZ

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ClubOwner(s)Estimated combined net worth Source of wealth
Arsenal Stan Kroenke (66.76%)
Alisher Usmanov and
Farhad Moshiri (29.25%)
Peter Hill-Wood (0.8%)
Sir Chips Keswick (0.3%)
Rangers F.C. (0.2%)[SUP][1][/SUP]
Kroenke – £1,574m[SUP][2][/SUP]
Usmanov – £10,716m
Hill-Wood – £3.4m
Rangers – £135m[SUP][3][/SUP]
Kroenke – Property & Sports Franchises
Usmanov – Mining, Lumber & Investment
Hill-Wood – Banking
Keswick – Banking
Rangers – Football Club
Aston Villa Randy Lerner£605m[SUP][4][/SUP]Banking & Investment
Blackburn Rovers Venky's (India) Limited£650m[SUP][5][/SUP]Poultry, Farming & Pharmaceutical
Bolton Wanderers Eddie Davies£65m[SUP][6][/SUP]Domestic Appliances
Chelsea Roman Abramovich£8,650m[SUP][7][/SUP]Oil & Industry
Everton Bill Kenwright (27%)
Robert Earl (23%)
Jon Woods (21%)
£10m
£200m+
£5–10m
Kenwright – Theatre Production
Earl – Casino & Leisure
Woods – Computer Games
Fulham Mohamed Al-Fayed£1,226m[SUP][8][/SUP]Retail
Liverpool Fenway Sports Group
LeBron James[SUP][9][/SUP]
Fenway Sports – £2,190m
James – 48m
Manchester City Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan£22,800m[SUP][10][/SUP][SUP][11][/SUP]Oil & Industry, Investment
Manchester United Malcolm Glazer[SUP][12][/SUP]£1,574m[SUP][13][/SUP]Food Processing, Sports Teams & Real Estate
Newcastle United Mike Ashley£1,150m[SUP][14][/SUP]Sports Goods
Norwich City Delia Smith (Joint 53%)
Michael Wynn-Jones (Joint 53%)
Michael Foulger (15%)
£460m[SUP][15][/SUP]Food Industry
Publishing
Poultry
Queens Park Rangers Lakshmi Mittal (33%)
Tony Fernandes (66%)
Mittal – £31,800m[SUP][16][/SUP]
Fernandes – £285m[SUP][17][/SUP]
Mittal – Steel
Fernandes – Airlines
Stoke City Peter Coates£400m[SUP][18][/SUP]Betting
Sunderland Ellis Short[SUP][19][/SUP]£1,300mPrivate Equity & Hospitality
Swansea City Mel Nurse£20mCaravan Sales
Tottenham Hotspur Joe Lewis (85%)
Michael Ashcroft (4%)
Lewis – £1,937m[SUP][20][/SUP]
Ashcroft – £1,100m
Lewis – Foreign Exchange & Investment
Ashcroft – Finance & Telecommunications
Wigan Athletic Dave Whelan£200m[SUP][21][/SUP]Retail
Wolverhampton Wanderers Steve Morgan£350m[SUP][22][/SUP]Property
West Bromwich Albion Jeremy Peace£40mIndustrial
 

Floptical

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Yeah the guy who owns the Arsenal also owns the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth (pro lacrosse), Colorado Rapids (MLS), and St. Louis Rams. And the one who owns ManU owns the Bucs.
 

JAXvillain

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why is there a team worth 31B and another worth 22B when nothing else comes remotely close? odd
 

DJBrenton

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That's the net worth of the owners, not the valuation of the club. Premier league teams have a value in the 100's of millions. Liverpool and Man Utd have the largest market worldwide and a net worth of maybe £350m and £700m respectively. (Man Utd have a new stadium which raises their value).