Statement by Marlon Alexander, Managing Director, SAT Telecoms Ltd

On Wednesday 16th of June in Marpin news, and in a number of other media forums, Marpin has stated the following and I quote,

“SAT Telecoms has claimed that Marpin has purchased the rights of the football games at a cost of $45,000.”

This is categorically untrue.  I stated how much Sportsmax offered the games for.  I stated how much Marpin offered SAT the games for.  I also gave a scenario that if in a worse case scenario, if Marpin paid $60,000 for the games that half of this would have been $30,000.

Mr. Maude, the Manager of Marpin called me to confirm my statements.  I stated to Mr. Maude categorically what I said and that if he would obtain my statement from QFM, he would see clearly  that I never stated that Marpin paid X amount.  Mr. Maude and Marpin 2K4 still found it necessary, to do their best to attempt to discredit me and my Company.  I expected nothing less from Marpin.

Marpin 2K4 has also stated that they paid $80,000 for the games. I will state talk is cheap.

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17 Comments

  1. JOE-BLOWW
    June 25, 2010

    LISTEN PEOPLE I DON'T KNOW WHO OR WHERE ALL YOU GETTING ALL YOU STATS….IT IS NOT 5 CENTS TO BRING THE WORLD CUP GAMES TO US IN D/CA…HATS OUT TO MARPIN I JUST BELIEVE THAT SAT COULD HAVE NEGOTIATED AND COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH MARPIN TO GET THE GAMES TO THEIR VIEWERS….LIKE THE CRICKET SOME YEARS AGO…BUT AGAIN AT THE TIME IT WAS ABRAHAM THAT WAS IN CONTROL AND MARLON COULD HAVE TALKED WITH HIM …..LIFE IS LIKE THAT MARLON ONE DAY YOU UP AND THE NEXT DAY YOU DOWN…FOR THE OLYMPICS YOU WERE UP BUT FOR THE WORLD CUP YOU DOWN ….TAKE IT BRO

  2. Johnjames
    June 22, 2010

    Agreed EnglishGyal.. Some Dominicans just sit and wait for the opportunity to talk bad about ppl… if was SAT that got the rights for the world cup and didnt offer it to marpin u would hear them same ppl that talking bad about SAT to say these things about Marpin.. Think before allu talk.. an to show how some ppl small minded if SAT didn't join the market all of them would be crying on marpin.. competition is good but there's no need to get personal…

  3. Englishgyal
    June 21, 2010

    Marpin always boasting so why can't SAT boast?… SAT does give cheaper tv but you need money to give everything the people want. the people cant have every damn thing. SAT always does their best to provide. I don;t see you giving the people everything they want. You know marlon to know what he doing from what he not doing for you to tell him to go do his homework? you people need to think and put urselves in SAT and marpin position before talking. u right…nobody ask SAT to come along but they did to do better for the public….once again all of u r selfish and dont apopreciate……typical dominican.

  4. Englishgyal
    June 21, 2010

    How you can say the lady cheap….you know her? You can go paying all dat money for damn world cup? think before you talk cause you wouldnt be able to go running di business and offer world cup. stupes

  5. Englishgyal
    June 21, 2010

    Why do you all have to be so negative? Marpin has been around for ages and just because they carry the world cup don't make them any better or stronger. SAT is a newer company who came about to give the people more of what they wnated and unlike Marpin SAT always gives sympathy to its customers and so on which in return makes the company suffers. Marpin and SAT will always be in competition because they are two similar companies fighting for cutomers and better quality. You people don't need to make matters worse and blow things out of proportion. If SAT is such a problem why don't you all go open your own damn cable tv n internet company and se ehow hard it is. Only then you all will shut your damn mouths. Think before you speak. You dominican people are selfish, closed minded and obviously don;t know what you all are talking about. So what if SAT not carrying the worl cup…..they try to provide to their customers in many other ways, and so what if marpin couldnt provide the onlympics at the time…..they still did what they could to provide to their customers. Stop following every damn thing you hear and look for the real truth. Thats why people in Dominica have to have so much problem cause you all are to fast to talk instead of thinking before…..not just with these two companies but in general….thats why there are so many faulse statememnts leading to gossip and rumours whether it be about people or companies and so on. The last thing SAT looking for is sympathy. Tell Marpin to grow up and work hand in hand like SAT has been trying to do instead of against eachother which Marpin has chosen to do.

  6. Lpcd
    June 21, 2010

    But Wait??? Did SAT not do the same thing to Marpin for Olympics? And when Marpin aired the opening day of Olympics and the first days events… Did SAT not report Marpin to the authourities? So what Marlon crying about? Boy go fix the stations that always sticking or showing black there and behave yourself…. step your game up man

  7. Apprentice
    June 20, 2010

    I've been wondering whats really going on…
    seriously….its about time they bring History Channel, National Geographic and Comedy Central man!

  8. Simply-dope
    June 20, 2010

    Expect the launching of a new internet tv provider in Dominica this September

  9. Bernard
    June 19, 2010

    tell sat tv go and give their customers the world cup football and stop looking for sympathy….nobody ask them to join the game. i remember they were boasting that they could give tv cheaper….yes they are giving cheaper but they cant bring wat th epeople want….
    go do ur homework marlon

  10. grow up
    June 19, 2010

    big man like all u grow up

  11. kubuli
    June 19, 2010

    Turnabout is fairplay. SAT did the same thing to marpin for the olympics

  12. Guest
    June 19, 2010

    I personally think it is time for the Dominica Broadcating Corporation to venture back into terrestrial television broadcasting…

  13. Whatever
    June 19, 2010

    i know sat vex they cannot bring d worlcup live , whatever marpin pay to bring it live, who the hell cares ,
    woosh look row row , the fight has just begun may the best man win .If is not labour and uwp is marpin and sat , welll i tell u

  14. Drlove
    June 19, 2010

    why fight mc donal and burger king not fighting kenturky popeye not doing it stop that nonesense ans try to improve the quality of the chanels and cable in d/a

  15. Poor man
    June 19, 2010

    …., talk is cheap, show de reciept

  16. Sheldon
    June 19, 2010

    Boy what is dem man problem?

    Not one of all you offering consumers 100 channels in Dominica.

    No Science Channel

    No History Channel

    No Cooking Channel

    No X-rated Channels

    No Maths Channel

    No NASA Channel

    No Channels from Canada

    No Radio Stattions from Sister Caribbean Islands

    No Caribbean Shopping Channels

    No Local Tourisim Channels for Guest at Hotels in Dominica – shame , shame, shame

    Talk to me somebody…..

    It is time for a new cable/internet TV experience for Dominica and for these two kakarat tv stations to close down.

    Fed-up already.

    Who offers dishnetwork services in Dominica?

    It is about time.

  17. angry
    June 19, 2010

    shame on marpin

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