I don't believe Optus have any direct control over content. Its beamed to them as is. Revealing Score issues were a big complaint last season and it was obvious broadcasters hadn't really wrapped their head around how streaming and watch on demand changed the 'spoiler' landscape. There were even issues with the running time of past matches being shown in the EPG (because you could tell immediately if the game had been a draw requiring extra time). I agree its majorly annoying and Optus Sport had got a lot better I'd thought. A few recent complaints here suggest its still got a way to go.
An official complaint likely won't result in more than a stock letter response but can't hurt. I do know the mods here do view it as a feedback portal and they pass on any relevant comments to specific departments so might actually be the best bet for this sort of complaint getting through to those that need it.
I would suggest perhaps starting a running thread detailing the specific spoilers you hit. Optus can hopefully add it to a list of things they should be avoiding.
You can flag @Ray_YC or @Dan_C so they can know you've got something more to say.
Thanks Peter, we're across this one and waiting for a response from our Optus Sport team after forwarding them some more complaints. I also suspect it is not something that we have control over but will see what they say,
Thank you for raising this issue. Our TV & Content team have confirmed that if the spoilers are coming from the commentary feed, we have no control over this as Burnleyfan mentioned. This only tends to happen during games that are scheduled at the same time Goal Rush is on.
If spoilers are coming from the studio team that is something that we have control over and can raise with the Production team needing specific examples provided.
I acknowledge that's not the answer you're hoping for, I can tell you as an avid sports watcher myself it's not exclusive to just the EPL on Optus Sport as per my previous response. I don't like it either but it's just part of it.
Well it shouldn't be 'just part of it'!!! That attitude is ridiculous. It doesn't need to be part of it.
Please explain why it does given that everyone else has explained why it doesn't?
It seems to me you are unwilling to pass this massively negative feedback on up the chain to whoever you are receiving the feed from (in the UK?) which means they will never consider changing their practises if they don't realize what a problem it is for many customers in Australia and elsewhere to have their entertainment ruined!
Thanks a lot Optus for passing the buck without doing something about it.
Just FYI the spoilers are coming from the studio team and the commentary team and does not just happen when GOAL RUSH is on.
I have already given two examples of simultaneous games being fuined whilst watching the other. Please eee previous posts in this chain.
Please provide the specific studio example and I'll be happy to pass this on. At what minute(s) of the match? Who from the studio? etc.