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News: TV channels fight for NRL and AFL deals

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>A $2 billion television bidding war for rugby league and AFL kicked off inside two trendy eastern suburbs restaurants on Thursday night.</p>
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    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4533-tv-channels-fight-for-nrl-and-afl-deals.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    After what Ch7 did to the tennis I hope they get nowhere near the RL.  The NRL (or whatever replaces it) should lobby the Federal Govt to take League off the anti-siphoning monopoly list so there can be some genuine competition.  The pay tv channels would triple their business if they had exclusivity of League and would pay accordingly.  And they'd do a far better job of blanket coverage (witness the 4 channels devoted to the winter Olympic circus).
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just keep Gallop away from all negotiations.  He's liable to give it away free.
     
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    gallop - "but isn't that what 'free-to-air' tv is"

    I dont even...
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seven was poor with the tennis but 9 have been just as poor over the years with both the cricket and even Wimbledon and other events. They are all beholden to their news/current affairs rather than the right thing by the sport. Something needs to be written into contracts to ensure the stations behave!!! I would like to see a shared job, similar to the AFL with 9 and 10 sharing games.
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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      No.  Just take away their anti-siphoning monopoly and they'll sober up real fast.  Australia must be one of the few countries left where live sport is the domain of so few. 
     
  7. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Most of us would get free to air live NBA, NFL, MLB.

    Its a shame we can muster just 1 live game of league on free to air per week.
     
  8. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    To be fair Flip Channel 9 do give us 2 games on Friday night, we can only watch 1 at a time so I guess the second game is as good as being "live".
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No the second (replayed) game is virtually impossible to watch because they put twice the ads in to make up for the first one being live, I tried once or twice and they seem to go forever.
     
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    To be fair Flip Channel 9 do give us 2 games on Friday night, we can only watch 1 at a time so I guess the second game is as good as being "live".
    [/quote]  He's right in saying 1 live game a week which is ridiculous.  Even worse, on a Friday the game shown depends on the state you live in.  Whilst Fox sports have viewers' choice freely available.  It's a joke.
     
  11. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Yeah i thought about that myself before posting. But in the end live is only what you get to see 'as it happens'. 'Technically they are providing two live feeds per week. In reality they are only providing 1 effective stream per household based on location.
     
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I miss the Saturday afternoon live ABC game that used to the best telecast of the week. Now we have to put up with Sydney Club Rugby or AFL on the commercials with no league till 5 pm.
     
  13. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    At least you get 1 game.......

    We get the Friday night games at midnight and 2 am!!!!

    It it wasnt for Fox i'd just about have to give up supporting league.
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    And so far gallop has done SFA to rectify this farcical situation, other than to mumble something along the lines of "use it or lose it" followed up with..................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    Criminal.
     
  15. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Especially considering Channel 9 now have separate digital and analogue channels.

    Show NZ customs or Police Ten 7 on analogue and put the ****ing league on the digital channel instead of having the same program on both!!!!
     
  16. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just don't get it with the farcical Melbourne TV thing.  Is'nt Gyngell a League fan?  I thought he had something to do with the Roosters.  Maybe I'm wrong there, but surely the Storm, Gallop and others could force 9 to get on board.   
     
  17. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    All items that need to be negotiated as part of this new deal. With Gallop running the show though I suspect nothing will change.
     
  18. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I am optimistically hoping the Go! channel will have the league this year.  I doubt it though
     
  19. deadlyeagle

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    Why not 10 sports HD ? or are they moer interested in paying only a small amount for sport such as basball & german soccer to fill up their progam.
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They won't show the League on 9 in Melbourne in Prime time as it rates nothing, despite the fact that Gronk and Clon are huge!!! Go might be a chance but it is AFL forever down there and evermore twill be so.
     

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