BT Challenge SKY TV Dominance
By John Lowe, Jun 23 2013 07:52AM
British Telecom have challenged the dominance of SKY TV in the sporting world, they have secured 38 Premier League Football Games, for the 2013/14 season, they have also taken AVIVA Rugby, and a thrid channel will screen selected sports, SKY TV have had a monopoly of sporting events, especially Premier League Football, although they have paid a high fee to the Football Authorities to screen the matches, the latest fee was 2.5Billion pounds, British Telecom are a major player, and they announced, the fee of 1 Billion pounds, they have spent to set up the new Sport channels, will not hurt them in any way, of course there is a motive, to view the new sport channels, you have to be a full Broadband BT subscriber, which of course means the advertising, get 38 Premier League Matches for free) is not really true, the good news for us home viewers, who subscribe to SKY, not just for Football, but probably more so, for the massive coverage of our sport Darts, a new competitor has moved into the market, when the annoucement that BT was to start up it's own Sport channels, was made, 650 Million pounds was wiped off the value of SKY shares, I am a total SKY subscriber, Telephone, Broadband, and the SKY TV package, it is not cheap at around £90 per month, like many others I will be keeping a close watch on the progress BT will make into the market, it may mean SKY will have to reduce their subscription charges, if they are to retain their market share, attempts to break the SKY monopoly by companies like Setanta and ESPN, in the past, have failed, but this is different, British Telecom do have the fastest Broadband system in place, and I fully expect many thousnads of customers who left them for other providers, will flock back tenfold, and the final expectation I feel will happen, almost inevitably, Darts coverage on British Telecom, it would be great to have a seniors event, something the PDC surely have to address.
John Lowe. three times champion of the world in three seperate decades, the 70's, the 80's and the 90's, the first player in the history of the sport to achieve the perfect game of 501 on Television, in 1984, winning £102,000, winner of over 1000 titles world wide, simply: The Legend of Darts.
About John Lowe
Mr Maximums: Cliff Thorburn the first player to do a 147 Snooker clearance on TV and myself the first person to do the 9 dart 501 on TV
John appeared on ITV's Amazing Greys in 2014 he had to hit as many targets as possible in 30 seconds, all the targets where different heights and lengths, if the competitor beat John he would win £10,000, John won by a margin of 9.
One of John's favourite charity's is The Variety Club of Great Britain who raise many thousands of pounds by organising golf days around the country, the aim is to buy Mini Coaches for Children, in the picture John is at St Piere Chepstow and the Coach in view is about to be present to a School in Birmingham.
John talks to Matthew Rankin Unicorns Player Liaison Manager about his current darts set up and how important it is to have balanced darts, click the button above to see the whole interview
Royal Palm is John's favourite resort in Tenerife situated in Los Cristianos, it has everything you could ask for to make your stay enjoyable, immaculate in every way, all English TV and Satelite channels, quite, secure, close to excellent restaurants and friendly Bars, for a full tour of Royal Palm click the photograph above. Make sure you inform the Manager Neil I sent you, it makes a difference.
Unicorns YouTube Channel and all the interviews with John, click the buttons to view.
John talks to Tungsten Tales and explains his practise routine before a match and why he does it his way.
More Unicorn YouTube inveriews to follow, to view recent interviews click the buttons above, to visit the Unicorn main page for all product news and product viewing click the Unicorn logo at the top of the page.
The next generation of players begins now.
Beware of imitations, this is the John Lowe
World Champion Darts in Tungsten Titanium
also available in Tungsten, note the 21 grm
model has 7 grove rings.
A quick fire 30 seconds of John Lowe
John talks about his sporting heros
John talks to Unicorn about his amazing career
The moment in history that changed the sport and
the life of John Lowe forever: 13/10/1984
The Dart designed by John Lowe developed and produced by Unicorn to win over 1000 titles world wide - copied and used by others to win countless major titles - this is where the Evolution started.
John was Unicorns first World champion
The Throw of a World Champion
John is credited by many professionals in the sport including
Phil Taylor to have the perfect throwing action, this video shows John's action from 1978 through 2008, the only thing that changes is the speed of throw and John decides that when knowing who his opponent will be, for full detail record on your mobile and slow down to see all movements.