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On 7/30/2020 at 1:27 PM, red card said:

After watching all the leagues coming back, basketball is the least impacted by no crowds.

Well, of all the sports I've seen, I'd say Formula 1 is up there as one of the least impacted. It's been a wild season so far too. As to basketball, I only know it's actually NBA because my son doesn't have the PS4 controller in his hands. Usually, he and his friends prefer NBA 2K20. I haven't yet decided what to do about the Collective and One Soccer but expect we'll at least get One Soccer for this season.

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Sorry, why are you posting these articles about the CPL (as in Caribbean Premier League - cricket)?  

I know everyone is kind of ticked off by the new Subcription fee for The Island Games. But you've gotta love what OneSoccer is doing here. The investment is real and meaningful. DAZN is a better value

My take on it (FWIW) is this: For years, we have wanted a decent quality, reliable stream to view Canadian games.  Yes, that was in the context of CMNT games, but now that we have our own league,

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I actually think NBA is most impacted. Hockey has been surprisingly good. Watching Nucks Wild has been really good. Even the game in right now has lots of energy. I have to admit watching footie as a neutral has been pretty tough. I'm kinda over fanless football. I'm hoping Champions League and CPL reinvigorates my passion and that will get me to Oct 1st

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25 minutes ago, nfitz said:

My existing 1-year $75 subscription expires August 7. I'm quite surprised I've had no email from them. And there's nothing I can do about it online ... no offers.

I'm assuming they just roll it over ...

It won't roll over.

My subscription ended in late April and I don't recall seeing any emails to renew.

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Mine ended in June and the only reason I knew was because I contacted them.  

As for the value, the biggest part of my issue is the price increase.  Going from $75 per year to $70 for 6 months is quite obviously almost doubling the subscription price.  For a year-2 organization offering less content, that is a bit sketchy.  I still renewed.  And I still think it is decent value for a supporter of Canadian footy.  But I am not sure the value proposition is there for someone not as heavily invested as the subset folks who check in to a Canadian supporter’s site on an almost daily basis 

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1 hour ago, narduch said:

It won't roll over.

My subscription ended in late April and I don't recall seeing any emails to renew.

I've never encountered that before from any subscription service (either the complete lack of communication, or the automatic roll-over when they have my credit-card on file).

Which by definition, could make them the most unprofessional streaming service I've ever dealt with! I should dig through my old emails to see what I signed up to.

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10 hours ago, narduch said:

Your $20 per month solution sounds a bit grey market. 

IPTV being grey?....I guess. It’s still available to everyone and anyone who’s willing to “cut the cord”.

I just refuse to be raped by Bell or Rogers for these channel packages anymore, it has hurt for way too long. And then TSN got cheap and gave up the rights to DAZN for EPL and UCL.

Ill invest in what matters to me - Canadian footy.

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32 minutes ago, Shway said:

...but but no one said what other soccer they watch and pay for. Is everyone truly just CPL OneSoccer users?

I follow CPL, MLS, and I used to follow EPL and UEFA Champions League (obviously follow CONCACAF Champions League). I didn’t follow EPL or Champions League to DAZN and even wasn’t watching it much before that. Combination of growing more attached to local teams (TFC initially) plus as I grew more into MLS I started a family. It is easier to watch evening games than morning games with young kids to watch.

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19 minutes ago, Kent said:

I follow CPL, MLS, and I used to follow EPL and UEFA Champions League (obviously follow CONCACAF Champions League). I didn’t follow EPL or Champions League to DAZN and even wasn’t watching it much before that. Combination of growing more attached to local teams (TFC initially) plus as I grew more into MLS I started a family. It is easier to watch evening games than morning games with young kids to watch.

I am similar to this but kids were less of a factor.   I watch what is on the main sports channels (still have cable) and OneSoccer but didn’t jump to streaming when EPL and CL moved online.  I will still try and free-stream the occasional  important game but have basically checked out of those leagues.  

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1 hour ago, Shway said:

IPTV being grey?....I guess. It’s still available to everyone and anyone who’s willing to “cut the cord”.

I just refuse to be raped by Bell or Rogers for these channel packages anymore, it has hurt for way too long. And then TSN got cheap and gave up the rights to DAZN for EPL and UCL.

Ill invest in what matters to me - Canadian footy.

Yes. IPTV is technically illegal.

I recently cut my cable back (with Rogers) to a super basic package. I no longer get TSN or Sportsnet.

At this point I am really only into CPL, MLS, CNT and the major tourneys (World Cup, Euros, etc).

I do get TLN on my cable package which gives me access to 3-4 Serie A matches per weekend. However I really cared more about that league 20 years ago.

My 2 favourite leagues to follow are MLS and CPL. However I'm starting to lose interest in MLS because I find TFC to be too American and I think the 3 MLS clubs are resting on their laurels too much and could be doing more for Canadian soccer.

As a TFC season ticket holder I had an offer to get TSN Direct for half price for 3 months. I had signed up for it so I could watch MLS at the start of the year. Of course I had to cancel that subscription when the pandemic hit as there was literally no content.

I used to casually watch EPL when it was more accessible.

I used to follow the UCL religiously when I was in university but its harder to do working full time. I have considered doing the 1-month free trial with DAZN to catch the end of this years event. I would be able to half watch the games while working from home at least.

I did watch some of the MLS is Back games on the illegal streams and they quality was decent.

And of course I will probably break down and get the One Soccer sub for the Island Games. Even if I still feel like its a bit of a rip off.

 

 

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4 hours ago, dyslexic nam said:

Mine ended in June and the only reason I knew was because I contacted them.  

As for the value, the biggest part of my issue is the price increase.  Going from $75 per year to $70 for 6 months is quite obviously almost doubling the subscription price.  For a year-2 organization offering less content, that is a bit sketchy.  I still renewed.  And I still think it is decent value for a supporter of Canadian footy.  But I am not sure the value proposition is there for someone not as heavily invested as the subset folks who check in to a Canadian supporter’s site on an almost daily basis 

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Still pissed off at the price hike and taking away the monthly option. Less content higher price. The collective pisses me off more. I can't be a season ticket holder so I get punished for it and have to pay more. Make a neutral option like the centre circle app and engage the other fan groups that want CPL in their cities. For sure reward season ticket holders but rubbing in he faces of us looking from the outside with things like this and having to pick a team when you sign up for one soccer is bugging me. 

After all the bitching and moaning I haven't ruled out still signing up for the collective ha! Will likely just pay the $70. Just to rub it in @dyslexic nam it is $70 for 5 months, not 6 😛 

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I was going to sign up in time for the Women's olympic qualifiers but I just didn't get around to it. I couldn't watch the first game live so was going to sign up but then the highlights were already loaded and I watched those, then I saw the result for the second game, quickly I thought well I will wait until the mens olympic qualifiers but it never came to pass. 

One Soccer post far too much of its content for free on youtube. The great interviews and panel discussions over the past few months for example. If they kept some of that for subscribers only maybe more people would sign up. 

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14 hours ago, nfitz said:

My existing 1-year $75 subscription expires August 7. I'm quite surprised I've had no email from them. And there's nothing I can do about it online ... no offers.

I'm assuming they just roll it over ...

My subscription ends Oct.3. I contacted them to know if it renews automatically or if I will be contacted.  They emailed me saying I have a Season plan and doesn't renew itself automatically, and if I want more info to contact them again. ????

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4 minutes ago, MtlMario said:

My subscription ends Oct.3. I contacted them to know if it renews automatically or if I will be contacted.  They emailed me saying I have a Season plan and doesn't renew itself automatically, and if I want more info to contact them again. ????

Looks like you will be able to watch the Island Games without needing to pay more money.

May even get the Voyageurs Cup too.

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8 hours ago, toontownman said:

I was going to sign up in time for the Women's olympic qualifiers but I just didn't get around to it. I couldn't watch the first game live so was going to sign up but then the highlights were already loaded and I watched those, then I saw the result for the second game, quickly I thought well I will wait until the mens olympic qualifiers but it never came to pass. 

One Soccer post far too much of its content for free on youtube. The great interviews and panel discussions over the past few months for example. If they kept some of that for subscribers only maybe more people would sign up. 

I signed up for Women’s Qualifying, but was only able to watch like one or two games live.

It was kind of annoying when they were posting all those great interviews on YouTube and not on their subscription service, but I doubt holding back that content would sell more subscriptions. The YouTube views for most of those interviews are a few hundred, so you would have the subset of those people who are willing to get a subscription at a time when no soccer was being played, or even scheduled to play.

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20 hours ago, toontownman said:

Likely only a game or two a week though. Probably makes sense to hold off until we know for sure. 

I'm on OneSoccer primarily for the Voyageurs Cup and National Team games. I might watch CPL a bit, but going from $6.25 a month to about $15.50 a month is so utterly egregious and outrageous, that there's no chance I'll be ponying up a cent until they do something about the pricing, or the MLS teams join the Voyageurs Cup (who knows if they'll have exclusive rights to that or not ...).

I'd accuse them of being opportunistic, were it not for the complete incompetence they keep showing, by not even emailing those whose subscription is expiring, and the constant airing of their own content free on YouTube, but not even making it available for subscribers on their own service!

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23 hours ago, toontownman said:

Likely only a game or two a week though. Probably makes sense to hold off until we know for sure. 

According to CBC Sports tv & streaming schedule for August, only 2 CPL matches will be shown. Both on Aug 15th. So frequency of CBC broadcasts looks similar to last year.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/broadcast

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