I just sent the following email to the premier league. If enough people do the same maybe they take notice and do something about it (unlikely but worth a try)…
"To whom it may concern,
I am a British citizen currently residing in Taiwan. Over the last 6 year I have enjoyed being able to watch a decent selection of games broadcast by ESPN and Star Sports in Taiwan, on both HD and cable services.
I’m sure you can imagine my disappointment when I found out that I will no longer be able to watch any premier league matches in Taiwan. The reason for this is that the premier league has sold the next 3 years of TV rights for Taiwan and the Philippines to a network called, “beIN”. I’m sure the premier league is aware that ‘beIN’ sports network does not broadcast in Taiwan via any medium whatsoever. Further to that, the local Taiwanese TV providers have no intention of broadcasting this network in Taiwan as they already have deals with ESPN, StarSports, ASN and Fox Sports.
taipeitimes.com/News/sport/a … 2003569727
Could you please explain to me why this has happened? Shouldn’t the premier league ensure that when selling exclusive rights to a network for a whole country, that network should actually be able to broadcast to fans such as myself?
I fear this issue will not be resolved anytime soon, if ever, so is there any other online service that I can subscribe to that will allow me to continue watching the premier league in Taiwan? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
… Here is the link to where you can contact them. Just select ‘Broadcasting’ from the drop-down menu.
premierleague.com/content/pr … ct-us.html