Originally posted by sherlockhomes
But the problem is yesterday someone from middle east I think called to channel i and spoke with Hamid bhai(or hamdu bhai!), so the gentleman asked "we want english commentary" then hamdu bhai was feeloing a bit nervous and tasked Raqibul Hasan to reply his question.What raqib said is channel i can only deliver information and graphics from espnstar not the commentary.
Now the question is how espn can sell such a right where a television channel can't relay the original commentary?Is it the frist time we are experiencing this?I have no idea.But what Raqibul Hasan said today proves that there is something in the right issue.
I guess they bought only video rights at a cheaper price. They wanted to hit two birds with one stone, reduce broadcast cost and make their broadcast unique by providing bangla commentary.