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Keeping sports events exclusive, How?

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I have just read several articles on new media policy of SEC(Southeastern Conference) in United States. As the Conference signed 3 billion USD TV rights deal with ESPN and CBS they try to keep the footage exclusive to their well paying broadcasters.

In order to do so they released this statement in the new policy rule book:

“Ticketed fans can’t “produce or disseminate (or aid in producing or disseminating) any material or information about the Event, including, but not limited to, any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information concerning the Event.”

As you can imagine this means as a ticketed fan you cannot distribute your memory Picture from the famous victory of your team in Facebook, or tease friends in Twitter or send a Picture via Twitpic. The problem SEC faces today will be the problem of all broadcasters around the world in several years.

A keyword in SEC’s statement is competition to broadcaster exclusivity. Are Twitter, Friendfeed, Twitpic, Youtube competitors to broadcaster exclusivity is the question we need to adress.

Turkish Football Federation Marketing Manager Burak Gürkan says “This is definitely a conflict in regards to broadcaster exclusivity.” He adds “As a person I am pretty happy with technological advancements but as a marketing manager I can’t say that I am too happy with the rapid advancements in online sharing tools.” Gürkan concludes that “Broadcaster exclusivity is a must keep for all of us as all sports feed from broadcasters nowadays. I am not sure how to stop sharing live sport content on Twitter, Friendfeed or other social media sites but we must try our best”

For instance Youtube is trying to ban the videos of Premier League matches that are stored from TV broadcast. However there are loads of video sites that broadcast those goals in other sites. Premier League broadcasters are trying to stop these efforts in some way however a person can easily watch these goals almost instantly on the net.

One thing for sure is that the exclusivity you get on TV can not be guaranteed online. The audience, you try to attract to stadiums nowadays by all means, will soon be broadcasting the match you are being paid to be broadcasted tomorrow. As 3G is the new hype in Turkey more conflicts of broadcaster exclusivity will soon be discussed. Hopefully this time broadcaster of the Turkcell Super League, Digiturk will not try to ban Twitter, Twitpic, Friendfeed and other social media sites like they did to Blogspot a year ago.

One final concern to be addressed is; how can you stop people tweeting about the match they attended? Will there be stewards checking over your shoulders whether you are tweeting or not? Or will the operators block the EDGE, 3G or LTE networks around the stadiums? It is easy to write a rule on a ticket but harder to apply it in real life. Let’s rediscuss after we see some poor people that will be ordered to pay million dollar fees for the goal they enthusiastically recorded to share with their friends.

Articles

http://www.tampabay.com/news/science/personaltech/for-sec-tech-savvy-fans-might-be-biggest-threats-to-media-exclusivity/1027680

http://mashable.com/2009/08/17/sec-new-media-policy/

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August 18, 2009 at 8:32 am

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Fringe Season Premiere

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There is less than a month now  for the season 2 premiere of Fringe.

As you can watch in the video from youtube the first episode seems pretty cool.

Olivia Dunham returns from paralel universe to face the realities of her demanding job.

Dr. William Bell is a probably relaxed in his peaceful office in World Trade Center.

Fringe will be on FOX every Thursday starting this September. Hope it will continue the quality of Season 1.

You can click this link to see all the screen caps of promo video.

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August 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm

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My new favourite

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I just finished the first season of HBO series True Blood. I will write another article in details but my favourite thing about the show is the design of True Blood bottles. These make me thirsty:)

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August 12, 2009 at 6:56 am

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Romania- Land of Choice

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This is the tourism campaign video of Romania with Gheorghe Hagi, Nadia Comanaci and Ilie Nastase. Great idea and implementation.

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August 8, 2009 at 8:49 pm

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Respect – The FA Video

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This is the first of the football related videos i will share with you. It encourages players to respect the officials of the game.

Brilliant one. Good example for Turkish FA.

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July 29, 2009 at 10:10 am

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Mad Men Yourself

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madmen_standardMad Men Yourself is a great site launched before the new season of Mad Men. You can click on this link to create your Mad Men character and download to your PC.

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July 28, 2009 at 9:25 am

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Is Spinner for real or a character addition to Lost?

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Anthony Spinner claims that he wrote Lost in 1977. He has some evidence for that as well. He shows the resemblances between Lost and his series which was also called Lost in this .pdf file. Spinner’s claim was also in place in 2005 as well, when the series were just started. Here is the news from a web site back then.

Now the lawsuit is popular once again.

We know one thing and it is there is too few left to be invented in TV business. This idea could surely come to someones mind before and stolen as well. But the deal with Lost is not that easy. Here is Anthony Spinner’s biography. He is in business since 1948, born in 1930, almost 80 years old. Not doing anything since 1996. He worked on some low profile TV series and enjoying his retirement. He seems to me either someone running after his property on one hand but a huge retirement bonus on the other. Latter is more possible. This is not a cleverly written murder story, it is Lost and i feel like it is an original story with great references to history.

If Spinner was the writer of such a scale than he should have done much popular jobs in TV industry. However there is one more possibility.

Lets come to the conspiracy theory behind this lawsuit. This can be a huge promotional campaign organized by J.J. Abrahams. Anthony Spinner can be a new addition to the characters in Lost and he can join the ones in 1977. He would listen to the story from Hugo and rewrite it. Then Lost will be connected really strongly to the real world and everyone would be talking about it.

Some of you may remember that Hugo Reyes would like to write Star Wars himself before Lucas as he likes.

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July 20, 2009 at 8:39 am

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