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News: Why NRL deserves bumper TV deal

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    <p>WHEN rugby league bosses open negotiations for a new TV rights deal this year, they should be armed with these compelling figures of the code's undersold popularity on the box.</p>


    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4498-why-nrl-deserves-bumper-tv-deal.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Interesting to note we are the 6 highest watched team and 2nd on fox (says to me teh teams above us get more free to air time which is true for most)
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    There is not a lot of good news for Rugby Union in that - even the A League out rates them.....
     
  4. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if I read it on here or somewhere else but the Roosters are supposed to be on free to air TV in five of the first six rounds this year, not bad for the wooden spoon holders.
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rugby has a small but committed market and also does well in the corporate sponsorship. League has outrated all the others which explains why the sport was the main plank in the SuperLeage War. It was the product needed to sell Pay TV in the mid 90s.
     
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Too true, it tops the viewing requests at Callan Park. They are the only ones who think they understand it.
     
  7. Guest

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    And why wouldn't they with David Gyngel on the board of both the roosters and channel 9.  So much for arms length programing but it explains why channel 9 stinks these days.

    Hopefully they will get their arses flogged each week and nine's ratings will go through the floor. 
     
  8. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This can all get very political as to all the reasons why & why not.

    League is the game of the proliteriat, union is the game of our betters.

    As long as leagues TV ratings keep funding the local polo club luncheons for as little outlay as possible, the overlords are happy.
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    To summarise the Duffwanker, we get more money like GAYFL
     

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