Saturday, July 18, 2009
Is Arsenal letting its TV subscribers down?
By 1970’s Gooner
When Arsenal TV (not the on line TV but the one you can get through Sky) was launched I was very pleased as it meant that we could watch through a proper channel high quality programmes both in terms of content and picture.
A particular feature that we all looked forward to were the preseason games where we could see the boys, including the new signings and the youngsters brought through from the reserves, in action.
This was the case ever since the Arsenal TV channel was launched. But alas it seems no more.
For some reason Arsenal Football Club have failed to inform all of us subscribers to Arsenal TV as to why we now have to fork out even more money to join Arsenal TV on line so that we can watch these pre season games.
This is what Arsenal Football Club have said:
“Arsenal TV Online is the ONLY place to watch live coverage of Arsenal's first four pre-season fixtures.
Those four games will not be screened live on television but ALL FOUR will be streamed live and exclusively on Arsenal TV Online.
If you already subscribe to Arsenal TV Online, you've got plenty to look forward to. If you don't, sign up now for every kick of Arsenal's summer schedule.
Please note: these games will NOT be shown on Arsenal TV and will only be available Online”
That’s it. No explanation as to the switch and no apologies…
We have therefore written a letter to the club complaining about this issue and we suggested that they at least offer a free subscription to Arsenal TV on Line for these pre season games for all the current Arsenal TV subscribers.
This is the letter we sent:
“There are a lot of visitors to our blog (Arsenal Analysis) that are complaining and enquiring as to why all Arsenal's pre season games are not featured on Arsenal TV. Apparently they will now be shown only on the TV on Line channel.
This is because many fans have become subscribers to the TV channel (through SKY say) and were promised features that certainly included pre season games. Otherwise they say there is no point in carrying on with the subscription to Arsenal TV.
We think all Arsenal fans deserve an explanation as well as information regarding the future of the TV channel so that they can take appropriate action.
As a goodwill gesture you could, in the meantime, offer free subscription to Arsenal TV on Line for these pre season games for all Arsenal TV subscribers.
Awaiting your reply with interest.