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    PCB signs broadcast deal with PTV deal (2020-2023), expect to earn $200m [Post#73]

    PCB set to sign exclusive deal with PTV probably today with PM approval which will give PTV Sports all rights to domestic matches and Pakistan matches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    PCB set to sign exclusive deal with PTV probably today with PM approval which will give PTV Sports all rights to domestic matches and Pakistan matches.
    So Pakistani cricket will be free to air to the general public? Or is that already the case in Pakistan?

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    Back to the trash cameras lol

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    Hopefully Wasim Khan ensures high quality broadcasting, even if it requires PCB to invest in PTV.

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    Hopefully the quality isn't trash otherwise it would be a waste of time for all of us. The problem is the output of the channel, even the hd print looks rubbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    So Pakistani cricket will be free to air to the general public? Or is that already the case in Pakistan?
    Tv fee in Pakistan is nominal. So you can say its already free to air

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Tv fee in Pakistan is nominal. So you can say its already free to air
    Ok that’s good to know. Cricket not biennial free to air in England is causing a lot of issues for the game no matter how much the so called experts sitting in Pakistan will tell you. The sport has not grown since Test match cricket stopped airing on Channel 4.

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    For all the PTV viewers, enjoy your matches in 240p video quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    Ok that’s good to know. Cricket not biennial free to air in England is causing a lot of issues for the game no matter how much the so called experts sitting in Pakistan will tell you. The sport has not grown since Test match cricket stopped airing on Channel 4.
    England are doing pretty well though. Game maybe has not grown in terms of numbers or fans but the extra money that ECB have through these deals have helped them produce more quality players.

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    I dont know how this works, if PCB can ensure a world class broadcasting company for the PSL, they could be selling the broadcasting rights to Sky Sports or BT sports as a lot of the English players seem very keen to participate. Wasim Khan needs to get this right. PSL on Sky sports could be excellent exposure and great sponsorship opportunities

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    England are doing pretty well though. Game maybe has not grown in terms of numbers or fans but the extra money that ECB have through these deals have helped them produce more quality players.
    They are doing well with the Sky money, which isn’t really because of cricket fans subscribing to sky. But yes, they are investing well in the pool available, however this pool isn’t growing as it should.


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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    For all the PTV viewers, enjoy your matches in 240p video quality
    Yup

    Even if the production house is best in the world, the output will be trash(SD print). Just look at EPL on PTV sports and another example was difference in National T20 2019 on PTV and Tensports despite the same PTV production house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pakhs View Post
    England are doing pretty well though. Game maybe has not grown in terms of numbers or fans but the extra money that ECB have through these deals have helped them produce more quality players.
    Long term it will hurt the sport and is hurting the sport. Some of the newer players are not as good as previous ones. They are also limiting the talent pool to rich white players. Perhaps that's what they want but England will soon become a home win only team. They need to broaden the appeal of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the Great Khan View Post
    Long term it will hurt the sport and is hurting the sport. Some of the newer players are not as good as previous ones. They are also limiting the talent pool to rich white players. Perhaps that's what they want but England will soon become a home win only team. They need to broaden the appeal of the game.
    The Rich white only are very fickle with their interest and passion to the game. A lot of them will get bored of the sport by the age of 15 and then they will discover booze and chicks, and that will be the end of it. Even though their parents may have invested at an average £20-30k on their cricket schooling up to that point.

    The ECB are mindful of expansion for sure, but they need to make at least Test cricket free to air like it used to be. T20 and ODI plus county cricket is fine just for sky sports

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    Hopefully the TV quality will have improved if not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by topspin View Post
    For all the PTV viewers, enjoy your matches in 240p video quality
    144p u mean


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    Hope the picture quality is improved.
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    Well there goes any chance of watching HD domestic cricket.

    I thought the PCB was going to launch their own channel? Hope they provide a HD streaming link on Youtube or something.

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    Be ready for pathetic commentary as well...........

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    Ptv will need to up their game.


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    Guys plz confirm this, is my TV's speaker messed up or do all of you also get bad audio output on ptv channel on ptcl?


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    Reports that PCB will have production rights in the deal, hopefully that is the case because PSL(which is broadcasted in HD) has similar quality to 1930 movies when you watch it on PTV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Guys plz confirm this, is my TV's speaker messed up or do all of you also get bad audio output on ptv channel on ptcl?
    Audio is terrible, constant loud hissing in bg and audio has some alien effect

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    Didn't the Ten Sports deal expire ? Does this mean PTV will have coverage to all Pakistan home internationals now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentDevil View Post
    Reports that PCB will have production rights in the deal, hopefully that is the case because PSL(which is broadcasted in HD) has similar quality to 1930 movies when you watch it on PTV.
    Read post #12

    The problem is the channel, it is SD, not HD. No production house can help improve the picture quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Read post #12

    The problem is the channel, it is SD, not HD. No production house can help improve the picture quality
    I know that's the issue but PTV own production quality is very ordinary, they are still stuck in 80s.

    If PCB has production rights then at least picture quality will somewhat better

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    How does this deal stack up from financial POV?

    Also for those talking about poor quality , isn't it true that the broadcasting is controlled by the board and then rights to air are sold? BCCI follows this model I think. They own production.

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    What is the deal worth to the PCB? The $ value of this deal has to be large for PCB to do any kind of improvements to the cricket structure. They should manage to get a good deal especially with cricket returning to Pakistan.

    I hope that deal is not going to be a secret with some under hand deal. If so, it will go against the promise of transparency.

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    PTV will no doubt be sending their cleaners into the basements to wipe the dust off those state of the art 1970s TV cameras and broadcasting equipment. All we need is those wonderful Urdu commentators , especially that one who kept on repeating the same line ďAur naazreen, yeh bahut hee umdaa shot kheli batsman neĒ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    How does this deal stack up from financial POV?

    Also for those talking about poor quality , isn't it true that the broadcasting is controlled by the board and then rights to air are sold? BCCI follows this model I think. They own production.
    No, STAR has production rights for both IPL as well as India's international games

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Also for those talking about poor quality , isn't it true that the broadcasting is controlled by the board and then rights to air are sold? BCCI follows this model I think. They own production.
    I guess what some posters are apprehensive about is not the production but PTV sports which hasnt transitioned to HD output yet.

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    When it comes to international games if I am not wrong rights can be sublet as well which will probably be the case here so we will have more channels for that.

    However when it comes to domestics, it will most probably be like last year. HD videos by PCB and SD quality by PTV sports.

    Not sure about how the conversion to HD works but not sure if its as difficult that PTV sports cant convert to that when then can pay millions to invite overseas analysts in the form of Lara, Chappel, Viv, Johnty, Gibbs, Martyn and many more and same is the case with hiring some local experts who are paid huge sums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    When it comes to international games if I am not wrong rights can be sublet as well which will probably be the case here so we will have more channels for that.

    However when it comes to domestics, it will most probably be like last year. HD videos by PCB and SD quality by PTV sports.

    Not sure about how the conversion to HD works but not sure if its as difficult that PTV sports cant convert to that when then can pay millions to invite overseas analysts in the form of Lara, Chappel, Viv, Johnty, Gibbs, Martyn and many more and same is the case with hiring some local experts who are paid huge sums.
    Millions of Pakistan give Rs 35 as TV licence yet the service is third class

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    I am confused i am sure i heard rumours from PCB that there will be a dedicated new Cricket channel

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Millions of Pakistan give Rs 35 as TV licence yet the service is third class
    It is 100 rupee now. It should be shutdown with immediate effect .3rd class coverage with pathetic sound quality .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Guys plz confirm this, is my TV's speaker messed up or do all of you also get bad audio output on ptv channel on ptcl?
    Their audio is pathetic on cable network also .One can hardly listen what they are saying .On the other hand ten sports sound is very good

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    Cricket is the only national sport in Pakistan. In order to compete against the likes of India, England, Australia, the PCB needs a massive injection of funds otherwise they will be left behind. Every Pakistani in Pakistan and outside should Donate Rs 100 to enable the PCB to enjoy the funds that the likes of BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia enjoy from their broadcasters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentDevil View Post
    No, STAR has production rights for both IPL as well as India's international games
    BCCI produces it's own feed for every match that happens in India. Star is just the broadcasting partner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Cricket is the only national sport in Pakistan. In order to compete against the likes of India, England, Australia, the PCB needs a massive injection of funds otherwise they will be left behind. Every Pakistani in Pakistan and outside should Donate Rs 100 to enable the PCB to enjoy the funds that the likes of BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia enjoy from their broadcasters.
    Ya. When they are at it, everyone who supports Pak Cricket should donate their 1 week lunch money as well. Just to make sure that PCB competes well with Big 3.

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    The problem is not with production, at least for international matches. The highlights that are posted on the PCB YouTube channel are in HD. The problem is with PTV, their channel has pathetic quality.

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    Why is PTV so bad compared to Ten Sports

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    You guys are worried about quality.... I'm worried about missing the first and last balls of the overs due to advertisements.

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    Naive ignorant foreign import Wasim Khan strikes again..... But but but he is only being criticized because he is a Brit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titan24 View Post
    When it comes to international games if I am not wrong rights can be sublet as well which will probably be the case here so we will have more channels for that.

    However when it comes to domestics, it will most probably be like last year. HD videos by PCB and SD quality by PTV sports.

    Not sure about how the conversion to HD works but not sure if its as difficult that PTV sports cant convert to that when then can pay millions to invite overseas analysts in the form of Lara, Chappel, Viv, Johnty, Gibbs, Martyn and many more and same is the case with hiring some local experts who are paid huge sums.
    This is exactly where the problem lies. Misplaced priorities with how to spend their funds. Irresponsible to be allocating funds like this and heck they canít even lay the foundations right with their production.

    Itís like someone who buys a nice car but lives in a crappy house.
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    Ten Sports coverage is much better.

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    Get ready for more 'Assalamualaikum you are watching game on hai, once again a pedestrian performance from pakistan' from doc saab

    Commentary box with Chishtey Mujahid and Doc saab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnowbasher View Post
    Get ready for more 'Assalamualaikum you are watching game on hai, once again a pedestrian performance from pakistan' from doc saab

    Commentary box with Chishtey Mujahid and Doc saab
    I wouldn't make fun of Doc Saab. He is on the last stages of cancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vastunna View Post
    BCCI produces it's own feed for every match that happens in India. Star is just the broadcasting partner.
    As per new deal, Star has both audio-visual production as well as broadcasting rights

    The Star India Pvt. Ltd, which holds the media rights of the Indian Premier League, today also won the audio-visual production rights for not just the IPL but also the BCCI's domestic circuit for the 2018-19 season.

    https://brandequity.economictimes.in...eason/62992914

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    Exclusive deal my foot. Getting ready for some cheap quality television. Shame really!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    You guys are worried about quality.... I'm worried about missing the first and last balls of the overs due to advertisements.
    This

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    I wouldn't make fun of Doc Saab. He is on the last stages of cancer
    Game on hae wala Doctor Nauman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Game on hae wala Doctor Nauman?
    Yes... My info could be flaky but last I heard he was suffering from cancer and I think I heard he is terminal. May Allah grant him shifa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Game on hae wala Doctor Nauman?
    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Yes... My info could be flaky but last I heard he was suffering from cancer and I think I heard he is terminal. May Allah grant him shifa.
    Yes. I believe he has been undergoing chemotherapy for some time now (maybe a year, maybe two). Very strong willed individual, have lots of respect for him and anyone else fighting cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Yes... My info could be flaky but last I heard he was suffering from cancer and I think I heard he is terminal. May Allah grant him shifa.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Yes. I believe he has been undergoing chemotherapy for some time now (maybe a year, maybe two). Very strong willed individual, have lots of respect for him and anyone else fighting cancer.
    That's so shocking and sad!!

    I often watch his analysis and vlogs. Yes he gets agitated at poor performances but his knowledge of the game's history is OUTSTANDING!

    Wishing him well !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Cricket is the only national sport in Pakistan. In order to compete against the likes of India, England, Australia, the PCB needs a massive injection of funds otherwise they will be left behind. Every Pakistani in Pakistan and outside should Donate Rs 100 to enable the PCB to enjoy the funds that the likes of BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia enjoy from their broadcasters.
    Itís not the job of an ordinary citizens to donate in order for PCB to function financially. You maybe financially well off but it doesnít mean an average labourer would be ok with donation. Lastly, even if for an argument sake people do donate to PCB, how can one be so sure that money will indeed pump back into cricket and not end up in corruption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Cricket is the only national sport in Pakistan. In order to compete against the likes of India, England, Australia, the PCB needs a massive injection of funds otherwise they will be left behind. Every Pakistani in Pakistan and outside should Donate Rs 100 to enable the PCB to enjoy the funds that the likes of BCCI, ECB and Cricket Australia enjoy from their broadcasters.
    That's not how the free market functions. Imagine if the ECB or CA or BCCI responds with the same tactic lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    Itís not the job of an ordinary citizens to donate in order for PCB to function financially. You maybe financially well off but it doesnít mean an average labourer would be ok with donation. Lastly, even if for an argument sake people do donate to PCB, how can one be so sure that money will indeed pump back into cricket and not end up in corruption?
    There is no donation to PCB. There is a Rs. 35 tax in the monthly electricity bill that goes to fund PTV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    There is no donation to PCB. There is a Rs. 35 tax in the monthly electricity bill that goes to fund PTV.
    Youíre missing the point or maybe confused with something else. I was responding to a poster above suggesting that citizens of Pakistan should donate each 100PKR to support PCB financially in order to compete with Big 3. What youíre saying is irrelevant as monthly subscription fees goes to PTV and not PCB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrentDevil View Post
    No, STAR has production rights for both IPL as well as India's international games
    No they dont. All production rights belong to bcci.

    STAR produces and broadcasts on behalf of bcci.

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    Earlier the production partner was IMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricketjoshila View Post
    No they dont. All production rights belong to bcci.

    STAR produces and broadcasts on behalf of bcci.
    So eventually BCCI did not set up an in-house production house. That was the original point..

    I thought they were doing that at some point but on searching I only found a 7-8 years old article. Seems like they outsourced it to IMG and now Star.

    The rights obviously belong to BCCI but not having in-house production means there would always be a concern of inconsistent quality of the content given there are only a handful of companies in this area and with very different infrastructure in place.

    I wish BCCI does figure it out and has an in house production team.

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    The money is made on distribution. For production the board pays money. Weakens your negotiation power on the table also if the broadcaster and producer is the same company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varun View Post
    That's not how the free market functions. Imagine if the ECB or CA or BCCI responds with the same tactic lol.
    I don't see the PCB being able to get the broadcast deals of the BCCI, ECB, CA especially now in the COVID world and the PCB and Pakistan Cricket needs a huge injection of funds in order to catch up with the Big 5 especially with the absence of international cricket at home for the last decade. The BCCI, ECB, CA does not need it but the PCB does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    It’s not the job of an ordinary citizens to donate in order for PCB to function financially. You maybe financially well off but it doesn’t mean an average labourer would be ok with donation. Lastly, even if for an argument sake people do donate to PCB, how can one be so sure that money will indeed pump back into cricket and not end up in corruption?
    Lol, the average labourer spends that much on chai and snacks in a week. All it requires is patriotic appeal and marketing to attract the donations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Lol, the average labourer spends that much on chai and snacks in a week. All it requires is patriotic appeal and marketing to attract the donations.
    You are seriously trying to justify this donations for PCB thing. Facepalm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Lol, the average labourer spends that much on chai and snacks in a week. All it requires is patriotic appeal and marketing to attract the donations.
    Itís their cash and they have every right to decide where they spend it. They can spend on chai or smoke, doesnít matter. But what youíre suggesting is that they should in the name of donation give it to PCB which is quite ridiculous.

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    As long as they put most QeA, all of Pakistan Cup, and all of National T20 Cup matches on, it'll be great for cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianG00se View Post
    It’s their cash and they have every right to decide where they spend it. They can spend on chai or smoke, doesn’t matter. But what you’re suggesting is that they should in the name of donation give it to PCB which is quite ridiculous.
    It is not their money, it is the money of the land, the land has given them this money and it is not unreasonable for them to be required to donate a certain fraction of the money given to them for the country

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    It is not their money, it is the money of the land, the land has given them this money and it is not unreasonable for them to be required to donate a certain fraction of the money given to them for the country
    If that is your point of view then

    I rest my case!
    No point debating on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    It is not their money, it is the money of the land, the land has given them this money and it is not unreasonable for them to be required to donate a certain fraction of the money given to them for the country
    Lets get few things straight, cricket is a form of entertainment. Its not the national flag. Every citizen in this country has the right to live how they want. They do not need to spend that money on a source of entertainment. Cause unfortunately there are things in life that matter more than cricket. This team will not pay there bills nor feed there children. So why should they be required to donate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Hopefully the quality isn't trash otherwise it would be a waste of time for all of us. The problem is the output of the channel, even the hd print looks rubbish.
    Quote Originally Posted by mmkextreme_1 View Post
    Well there goes any chance of watching HD domestic cricket.

    I thought the PCB was going to launch their own channel? Hope they provide a HD streaming link on Youtube or something.
    98% cable, satellite and all analogue TV viewers in Pakistan are given their feed through SD/analog boxes.

    HD Distribution doesn't make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotham Cronie View Post
    98% cable, satellite and all analogue TV viewers in Pakistan are given their feed through SD/analog boxes.

    HD Distribution doesn't make sense.
    Still the difference in output of tensports and PTV is huge.

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    PCB Finalizes Broadcast Deal for Pakistan

    Islamabad, 16 September 2020:

    Pakistan Cricket Board today signed a satellite broadcast deal for broadcast in Pakistan with PTV Sports and a further agreement to secure cable distribution with I-Media Communication Services. The agreements were signed in the presence of the Prime Minister who is the Patron of Pakistan Cricket Board. The broadcast deal will be for the 2020 to 2023 cycle.

    The broadcasting arrangement is structured to provide for increasing revenues over the term of the cycle and PCB expects to earn in excess of US$200 million over the three year term.

    The Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Ehsan Mani speaking at the occasion thanked the Patron for his unwavering support to PCB and the efforts of the Minister for Information Shibli Faraz and SAPM on Information Lt. General (Retd) Asim Bajwa not only for their support in getting the broadcasting arrangement finalised but their efforts in modernizing PTV Sports and its production capabilities as well as the digitalizing of cable networks. Mani thanked the Chairman and Board of PTV and the MD PTV as well as the President l-Media Communication and Cable Association of Pakistan for their support and efforts in concluding the agreements.

    The broadcast agreement is for Pakistan only while PCB will be soon finalizing the grant of its broadcast rights for international territories separately as well as launching a new structure for its digital media rights.

    Under the arrangement all Pakistan International Home Series of the Senior Cricket Team and the Women's and Junior cricket teams will be broadcast live on PTV Sports. Also for the first time all the major Domestic tournaments, including the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the National T-20 Cup, the One Day Pakistan Cup and the National U-19 One-Day and National U-19 Three Day tournaments, will be broadcast live on PTV Sports and distributed across Pakistan on cable networks. The supporting cable distribution agreement, unlike in the past, seeks to ensure that the broadcast content of PCB cricket is not redistributed without proper authorization which was one of the reasons for greatly diminishing the value of PCB content.

    The matches will be produced by PCB directly to the highest international standards and will not be bulked as part of the broadcasting deal as was done in the past. PCB will ensure broadcast and distribution of Pakistan cricket across the globe.

    For the first time in almost three decades the broadcasting rights of Pakistan Cricket in Pakistan have been granted exclusively to a Pakistani broadcaster and that too the national broadcaster. This will maximize the opportunity for cricket fans in Pakistan to watch good competitive cricket almost throughout the year and follow the top cricketers and teams they support in the domestic season.

    PCB plans to invest Rs15 billion over the next three years on Men and Women Domestic Cricket including upgrading of stadiums and infrastructure, building provincial academies and centres of excellence, employment of over 100 former cricketers as coaches and managers for the City Cricket Associations, restarting inter-university cricket, investment in grass roots cricket and improving players' earning and welfare.

    The broadcast deal also marks the launch of rebuilding PTV's production and broadcast capabilities, with a conversion of PTV Sports to HD broadcast format already in the pipeline to be followed by acquisition of not only international quality production equipment but also training of its staff during the production by PCB of cricket matches in Pakistan. It also seeks to create the impetus to expedite the conversion of analogue cable to digital cable in Pakistan which will go a long way in ensuring all cricket fans receive the highest quality and maximum quantity of cricket content on their television screens. Digital cable will allow cricket lovers to select from simultaneously played live matches and not miss any cricket match!

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    Digital cable will allow cricket lovers to select from simultaneously played live matches and not miss any cricket match!


    I wonder what the above means interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer2002 View Post
    Digital cable will allow cricket lovers to select from simultaneously played live matches and not miss any cricket match!


    I wonder what the above means interesting.
    I think it's like Sky main event. As PCB is looking to broadcast whole Domestic season and will have international commitments as well during the season, that means many matches will be live simultaneously and digital cable will ensure you watch whatever game you are interested in while in current cable setup only one match is broadcasted & you can only watch that. Eg Pak vs Zim game will be main event but you can watch some domestic game as well

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    PCB sold the rights for $150m in the last cycle (in reality they earned about $70m due to no series against India), so that's a decent return.

    If PCB are managing the production then hopefully the quality of coverage will be much improved than PTV's usual standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omer2002 View Post
    Digital cable will allow cricket lovers to select from simultaneously played live matches and not miss any cricket match!


    I wonder what the above means interesting.
    Although the whole report in post 73 does sound like a dream wish list (it is not that easy to acquire HD broadcast quality technology. It would mean replacing a lot of outdated equipment at PTV and would be an expensive venture), what they mean by this specific bit is that PTV will, hypothetically, cover many different domestic games, and, if those games happen on the same day, the viewer at home will be able to switch between games through their remote control on PTV sports.

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    So i assume this will only be able to pakistan viewers what about ptv or pcb websites surely they will stream there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markhor View Post
    PCB sold the rights for $150m in the last cycle (in reality they earned about $70m due to no series against India), so that's a decent return.

    If PCB are managing the production then hopefully the quality of coverage will be much improved than PTV's usual standard.
    Last cycle was for 3 or 5 years?

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    BCCI, ECB, CA have deals worth a $billion whereas the max the PCB is getting is $200 million. Very poor and depressing. The citizens of the country should donate out of patriotism


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