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SMHasan
September 14, 2012, 01:54 PM
Two company called Sports Solutions and Vergo Media have submitted bid for the worldwide media right for Bangladesh cricket for the next 4 years.

According to a local tv channel sports solution offered only 15 million USD and other one offered a mere 6 million! Where as Nimbus had offered more than 50 million (http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/267422.html).

This is really surprising that not a single reputed company came and bid, not sure we will have quality TV production in the upcoming years.

Let me know if you have any news on this.

CI Coverage: http://www.espncricinfo.com/bangladesh/content/story/582284.html

mufi_02
September 14, 2012, 02:20 PM
The highest was $15 million from Sports Solutionz. But it was not accepted by BCB due to "We have declared Sporty Solutionz's bid as non-responsive after they couldn't provide a bank guarantee,". So the one and only contender is Virgo Media for $6 million.

Really worrying.

F6_Turbo
September 14, 2012, 02:21 PM
Didn't Nimbus dick us around...not actually paying up?

AsifTheManRahman
September 14, 2012, 02:24 PM
This (http://www.banglacricket.com/alochona/showthread.php?t=34619) is what had happened with the Nimbus deal.

Rabz
September 14, 2012, 02:27 PM
I say wait up.
They got two deals on the line but none of them deemed good enough at this point.
Why not take your chances ??

We've got world cup coming up and if we can manage to do well enough to attract more attention and get us few more tours, we might just be able to have a better deal.
You never know.

Extend the deadline by a month or so and lets see what happens.

F6_Turbo
September 14, 2012, 02:28 PM
^ ahh yes...that infamous 2006 TV deal.

MohammedC
September 14, 2012, 02:34 PM
Say no to Nimbus. BCB should not rush it. Deal will come. But for the time being they can still have series by series deal.

MohammedC
September 14, 2012, 02:41 PM
http://www.tigercricket.com/app/webroot/media/uploaded/ITWMR.jpg

I did not like number (ii) of media right tender advert.

Mashfan
September 14, 2012, 02:56 PM
info please Virgo Media Limited, is that channel 9 that broadcasted BPL?

Sporty Solutionz picks up global TV distribution rights for SLPL
New Delhi - Seems ok, but I don't see any difference between Virgo and Sporty Solutionz, One broadcasted BPL and the other SLPL.

F6_Turbo
September 14, 2012, 03:02 PM
http://www.tigercricket.com/app/webroot/media/uploaded/ITWMR.jpg

I did not like number (ii) of media right tender advert.

What's wrong with it?

MarufH
September 14, 2012, 03:09 PM
I wonder if BCB has any connection with higher end sport media firms like ESPN. Heck, I even wonder if they received a copy of this tender.
Can Sahara connection make any difference? I mean they are affiliated with two test nation and should have experience in working with media firms.
The Net Worth of the Bidder must not be less than BDT 2.00
Billion (or equivalent USD, converted at BDT 82.00 for each
USD) as on 31 December 2011. For the purpose of the ITWMR,
Net Worth means the sum total of the paid-up capital and all
reserves. The Bidder must submit a “Net Worth Certificate”,
duly certified by a Chartered Accountant along with the Bid
Documents. In assessing the Net Worth of the Bidder, the paid
up capital of the parent company or the holding company of
the Bidder may be aggregated for this purpose, provided that
where this is the case, the parent company or holding company
has, at the time of submission of the Bid by the Bidder,
provided an undertaking to guarantee the performance of the
Bidder’s obligations.

Read -
Summary of the Tender Terms-ITWMR (http://www.tigercricket.com/files/ITWMR-Summary-Amended-5-September-2012.pdf)

MarufH
September 14, 2012, 03:12 PM
so what does this mean for us? What if we don't have a company that represent us ?

anyone?

Tiger444
September 14, 2012, 03:28 PM
so what does this mean for us? What if we don't have a company that represent us ?

anyone?

They can still go on with series by series deals. For example, they'll have a separate deal for the WI series and continue to do separate deals until they get a long term deal.

Dilscoop
September 14, 2012, 05:18 PM
ESPN3 will pick this up. MMW.

MohammedC
September 14, 2012, 06:04 PM
ESPN3 will pick this up. MMW.

But who is going to operate produce and broadcast it from the ground?

Ajfar
September 14, 2012, 07:33 PM
ESPN3 will pick this up. MMW.

I don't think ESPN would be interested doing a full time production down in BD. What they did before was they just bought the rights to telecast in U.S. from Nimbus, which is more convenient for them. I think ESPN3 will definitely be interested in doing that again, if it turns out to be a good deal for both parties.

dash
September 14, 2012, 07:54 PM
There are three components in sports tv rights...production , distribution and broadcast...the production and distribution is often done by one company and they sell the product to different broadcaster and in lot of cases a broadcaster hires a production company and the broadcaster broadcasts and also sells it to other broadcaster though there distribution wing or some other distribution company..as you can understand a single broadcaster doesn't have market penetration in every market.. e.g. Ten sports is not available in the uk or the carribean

M.H.Rubel
September 14, 2012, 10:01 PM
No resolution yet on BCB media rights
Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday opened bid documents from the only two companies who had submitted the international call for proposals for the worldwide media rights.

A total of four companies including Ten Sports and Sony had originally purchased the tender documents but only Sporty Solutionz, an Indian sports rights management company, and the local Virgo Media Limited (Channel-9) submitted their tenders by the deadline.

“Sporty Solutionz offered the highest $ 15 million while Virgo Media Limited offered $ 6 million,” said BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus before adding that there were still a number of complications. “Sporty Solutionz did not comply with all the clauses, especially a bank guarantee of $2.5m as was stipulated in the tender notice. Virgo Media Limited complied with the clauses. After examining the tenders we declared Sporty Solutionz as non-responsive,” said Yunus, following the board meeting which took place yesterday to discuss the tender issue.

“Virgo Media Limited is now the only responsive company and as such the board has decided to engage in discussions with the company about raising their offer to the highest benchmark ($ 15 million). The board will meet again if the company agrees, otherwise we will pursue legal opinion about re-bidding,” added Yunus.

It should be mentioned that the BCB's previous deal with Nimbus was a staggering $56.88 million six-year deal that was struck in October 2006.

But given the bitter experience with Nimbus and the prevailing market scenario, Yunus said that he was not at all unhappy about the value of the bids.

“You have to take the current market situation in your consideration when you compare the offer with the previous deal. On the other hand we also have to understand one thing which is that we have realized only about $3 to $ 4 million from Nimbus, which included a huge production cost.

“But this time it is a net offer and the production cost or other things will only come to consideration if we arrange tri-series' outside of the matches allotted in the FTP,” explained Yunus.

The BCB had floated the tender for TV rights for the period of November 1, 2012 to April 30, 2016 and Bangladesh are scheduled to play 18 Test matches, 46 one-day internationals and five Twenty20 internationals in the next four years as per FTP.

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=249787

Dilscoop
September 14, 2012, 10:05 PM
ESPN* will pick this up. MMW.

MarufH
September 14, 2012, 10:48 PM
^ I hope so.

crikss
September 14, 2012, 11:31 PM
Why not Sahara Bangladesh buy this one also .. Then we can watch match on Sahara tv

SMHasan
September 15, 2012, 01:10 AM
I wonder if BCB has any connection with higher end sport media firms like ESPN. Heck, I even wonder if they received a copy of this tender.
Can Sahara connection make any difference? I mean they are affiliated with two test nation and should have experience in working with media firms.


Read -
Summary of the Tender Terms-ITWMR (http://www.tigercricket.com/files/ITWMR-Summary-Amended-5-September-2012.pdf)


I believe ESPN-STAR knows about it and espncricinfo has published a news on this yesterday. There are not too many test nation in the world and it's assumable that big company's agencies and sales wings often keep an eye on things.

But you never know the politics behind it, perhaps everyone knows about, but they did not bid intentionally. They probably want a local company go for it cheaply and then they will buy that and produce it.

For example If channel nine buys it then they might sell it to STAR, STAR might produce it and stream it to their channel. It happened during BPL.

So fingers are crossed.

SMHasan
September 15, 2012, 01:29 AM
No resolution yet on BCB media rights
Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday opened bid documents from the only two companies who had submitted the international call for proposals for the worldwide media rights.

A total of four companies including Ten Sports and Sony had originally purchased the tender documents but only Sporty Solutionz, an Indian sports rights management company, and the local Virgo Media Limited (Channel-9) submitted their tenders by the deadline.


I wonder what made TEN and Sony not to bid. May be it's a strategy.

zinatf
September 15, 2012, 01:35 AM
I wonder what made TEN and Sony not to bid. May be it's a strategy.

Why should they? What can you expect from "tigers" who can't even defend against club teams like TnT and now "owning" the ZIM bowlers!

:smh: kissui hobe na!

MohammedC
September 15, 2012, 01:37 AM
I wonder what made TEN and Sony not to bid. May be it's a strategy.

May be the tender was too complicated.

Rifat H
September 15, 2012, 02:19 AM
[বাংলা]ঝুলে গেছে বিসিবির টিভি স্বত্ব!
স্পোর্টস করেসপন্ডেন্ট
বাংলানিউজটোয়েন্ট ফোর.কম

ঢাকা: জাতীয় দলের খেলা সম্প্রচার স্বত্ব পেতে মাত্র দুটি প্রতিষ্ঠান আগ্রহ দেখিয়েছে। একটি দেশিয় কোম্পানি ভার্গো মিডিয়া লিমিটেড (চ্যানেল নাইন)। অপরটি ভারতের স্পোর্টিজ সলিউশন।

স্পোর্টিজ সলিউশন চার বছরের জন্য ১৫ মিলিয়ন ডলার দিতে রাজি থাকলেও তারা বিসিবির শর্ত পূরণ করেনি। ব্যাংক গ্যারান্টি না দেওয়ায় ভারতের প্রতিষ্ঠানটিকে অযোগ্য ঘোষণা করা হয়েছে। কিন্তু ভার্গো মিডিয়া লিমিটেড সকল শর্ত পূরণ করায় আগামী চার বছরের জন্য তারাই বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট দলের খেলা সম্প্রচার স্বত্ব পাওয়ার দাবিদার। ভার্গো মিডিয়া দিতে চেয়েছে ছয় মিলিয়ন ডলার। কিন্তু তাদেরকেও টিভি স্বত্ব দিচ্ছে না বিসিবি। কারণ বিসিবি যে পরিমাণ অর্থ আশা করেছে ভার্গো মিডিয়া তারচেয়ে অনেক কম দিতে চেয়ে টেন্ডারে অংশ নিয়েছে।

শুক্রবার বিকেল পাঁচটায় ‘টেন্ডার ওপেন’ এবং মূল্যায়নের পর যখন একটি প্রতিষ্ঠানকেও যোগ্য মনে করেনি বিসিবি তখন জরুরী বৈঠক করে পরবর্তী করণীয় ঠিক করে। বিসিবি পরিচালক ও মিডিয়া কমিটির চেয়ারম্যান জালাল ইউনুস বাংলানিজকে বলেন, ‘জরুরী সভায় সিদ্ধান্ত হয়েছে ভার্গো মিডিয়াকে প্রস্তাব করা হবে তারা স্পোর্টিজ সলিউসনের সমপরিমাণ অর্থ দিতে রাজি আছে কি না। যদি রাজি না হয় তাহলে আমরা আইনজীবীর সঙ্গে পরামর্শ করবো যে, স্পোর্টিজ সলিউসন ব্যাংক গ্যারান্টি দিলে নেওয়া যাবে কি না। অথবা পুনরায় দরপত্র আহ্বান করলে আইনি জটিলতা হবে কি না। সেভাবে সিদ্ধান্ত নেওয়া হবে।’

ভারতের চ্যানেল সেটম্যাক্সকে সঙ্গে নিয়ে ভার্গো মিডিয়া লিমিটেড (চ্যানেল নাইন) টেন্ডারে অংশ নেয়। আইপিএলসহ অনেক আন্তর্জাতিক খেলা সম্প্রচারের অভিজ্ঞতা আছে সেট ম্যাক্সের। চ্যানেল নাইন বিপিএল সম্প্রচার করলেও পাঁচ বছরের অভিজ্ঞতা না থাকায় সেট ম্যাক্সকে সঙ্গে নিয়েছে।

বিসিবি সূত্র জানিয়েছে, চ্যানেল নাইন তথা ভার্গো মিডিয়াকে টেন্ডারে অংশগ্রহণের সুযোগ করে দেওয়ার জন্য বিসিবি সভাপতি আ হ ম মোস্তফা কামাল জরুরী সভা ডেকে নিয়ম শিথিল করেছেন। কিন্তু সেই ভার্গো মিডিয়া বিসিবি সভাপতিকে হাতাশ করেছে।
[/বাংলা]
http://www.banglanews24.com/detailsnews.php?nssl=539e25fe4a575fa7c365d3ffe748b 59a&nttl=20120914095503138871

SMHasan
September 15, 2012, 08:45 AM
So SONY is tied with channel 9 I see.

M.H.Rubel
September 15, 2012, 11:58 AM
>> Virgo Media to get broadcasting rights

Source: Bdnews

zinatf
September 15, 2012, 12:04 PM
So channel 9 and setmax broadcasting it...sweet!

Dilscoop
September 15, 2012, 12:05 PM
^^ That's one less G away from Viro. Viru. Virendar. Virendar Sehwag ch.

MohammedC
September 15, 2012, 03:45 PM
TBH I am happy its SONY/Channel-9. At least we wont be playing second fiddle when India is playing. BTW was it not Sony who broadcasted our first test match.

Mashfan
September 15, 2012, 03:54 PM
anyone know about Virgo Media, like the broadcasting experience?

MohammedC
September 15, 2012, 04:08 PM
anyone know about Virgo Media, like the broadcasting experience?

They only broadcasted BPL T-20.

Rabz
September 16, 2012, 12:17 AM
>> Virgo Media to get broadcasting rights

Source: Bdnews

You sure Rubel bhai ?
Cuz haven't really seen anything from any other sources yet.

MohammedC
September 20, 2012, 03:38 PM
[বাংলা]নতুন দরপত্র চাইবে বিসিবি[/বাংলা]

[বাংলা]টেলিভিশন সম্প্রচার স্বত্ব বিপণনে প্রত্যাশিত সাড়া না পাওয়ায় নতুন করে দরপত্র আহ্বানের সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট বোর্ড (বিসিবি)। বাতিল করা হয়েছে আগের দরপত্র।
বিসিবির মিডিয়া কমিটির প্রধান জালাল ইউনুস কাল টেলিফোনে বলেছেন, ‘আগের দরপত্রে অংশ নেওয়া স্পোর্টি সলিউশনস শর্ত পূরণ করতে পারেনি। আর ভারগো মিডিয়া যে দর প্রস্তাব করেছে, সেটা আমাদের প্রত্যাশার চেয়ে অনেক কম। আইনি পরামর্শ অনুযায়ী বোর্ড তাই যত দ্রুত সম্ভব নতুন করে দরপত্র আহ্বানের সিদ্ধান্ত নিয়েছে।’ তবে নতুন দরপত্রের প্রক্রিয়া সময়মতো শেষ করা না গেলে নভেম্বর-ডিসেম্বরে ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজের বিপক্ষে হোম সিরিজটি এককভাবে সম্প্রচারের (সিঙ্গেল প্রডাকশন) ব্যবস্থা নেবে বিসিবি।
.................[/বাংলা]

http://www.prothom-alo.com/detail/date/2012-09-21/news/291347

BCB to float fresh tender

Sports Reporter

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to float a fresh tender for its worldwide media rights after the failure of negotiations with local media conglomerate Virgo Media Limited.

The media company, which owns TV's Channel 9, was asked to raise its original bidding value, worth 6 million dollars, in order to match the offer made by Sporty Solutionz, an Indian consortium. The Indian company, which had offered a bid worth 15 million dollars last week, was declared ineligible as it had not provided a bank guarantee of 2.5 million dollar -- a key clause of the tender.

"Since Virgo Media couldn't match our proposal, the tender is no longer valid. They were given time till 18 September. We have now decided to go for a fresh tender," said BCB media committee chairman Jalal Yunus.



http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=250607

mufi_02
September 20, 2012, 04:09 PM
1 sentence - lack of professional coaching is the main reason for this delay.

MohammedC
September 29, 2012, 01:38 PM
BCB extends tender for WI tour

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=251853

MohammedC
December 3, 2012, 01:56 PM
This is a good time to remind the world BCB is still looking for someone to come forward with a better deal.

CH9 must be racking money from all the adverts. Now Bangladesh are leading 2-0 the price of ads must have gone sky high. They probably have already made their $50k they paid to BCB.

Nadim
December 3, 2012, 02:21 PM
Can't believe the complimentary team they hired?:facepalm:

WORST EVER comm team:sick:

MohammedC
December 3, 2012, 02:29 PM
I rather watch it online from a good broadcaster who knows what they are doing than those who misses 2 ball from each over.

MohammedC
December 3, 2012, 02:31 PM
1 sentence - lack of professional coaching is the main reason for this delay.

mufi_02 ketare poke korlo amra bujthe parsi. Unar oi comment ta ami poresi somewhere.

Nadim
December 3, 2012, 02:38 PM
I rather watch it online from a good broadcaster who knows what they are doing than those who misses 2 ball from each over.

thats Ch9 uk. ch 9 bd is not too bad. usually they r back on time and bit delay here and there but nothing like ch 9uk :facepalm:

mufi_02
December 3, 2012, 02:38 PM
mufi_02 ketare poke korlo amra bujthe parsi. Unar oi comment ta ami poresi somewhere.

you mean here https://twitter.com/Ponty100mph/status/248131491467505664 :)

MyRoom
December 3, 2012, 02:56 PM
The problem with Channel 9 in UK where I live yeah is that every over there are adverts i.e. Solicitor and when the highlights are shown, the breaks between last almost 10 minutes. This is against Islamic principals too many money making adverts.

Tiger Manc
December 3, 2012, 06:26 PM
Yeah it irks me off that ch9 uk miss the first ball of every over and sometimes even the last ball. I missed Anamul's first ever run in ODIs and missed Tamim's wicket in the 2nd ODI. Complete joke broadcasting.

Maysun
December 4, 2012, 11:34 AM
Something is better than nothing, eh?

MohammedC
December 4, 2012, 11:47 AM
Something is better than nothing, eh?

Not really Maysun. ESPN era was the best IMHO.

series
December 4, 2012, 12:48 PM
Loving the Channel 9 broadcast because it's a free channel!

Tiger Manc
December 7, 2012, 04:47 AM
Thankyou Channel 9 for making me miss the Samuels and Smith wickets. And for the first ball of every over, beautiful broadcasting as always.