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#1 Northern Sol

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Certainly more of a gamble, however if the objective of this campaign is brand awareness (they stated this last year with extraordinaryrugby) then it isn't that much of a gamble to be fair, as you aren't necessarily linking the ads to direct sales.

Being efficient isn't always the best way in marketing, although it is naturally what most would lean towards.

You can also reach the Granada and Yorkshire regions for cheaper than TV too.

We complain when the BBC refuse to show the SL Show nationally - on what grounds do we complain about this? It seems to me that we agree with them that we are a Yorkshire and Granada region sport.


What is galling is that the BBC show Cash in the Attic or a re-run of 'Allo 'Allo instead. I could understand if they had to drop something of significance to accomodate RL but it would cost them absolutely nothing to show SLS nationally, it would even simplify their schedule and even if the bulk of the audience would be in the north I cannot imagine that they would lose viewers because the alternatives to SLS are so very dire.

The situation is somewhat different for the RFL as they would like to advertise nationally if it cost no more than to advertise solely in the Yorks and Granada regions.

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#2 Dave T

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

What is galling is that the BBC show Cash in the Attic or a re-run of 'Allo 'Allo instead. I could understand if they had to drop something of significance to accomodate RL but it would cost them absolutely nothing to show SLS nationally, it would even simplify their schedule and even if the bulk of the audience would be in the north I cannot imagine that they would lose viewers because the alternatives to SLS are so very dire.

The situation is somewhat different for the RFL as they would like to advertise nationally if it cost no more than to advertise solely in the Yorks and Granada regions.

Yep - of course we know that (and agree on this) but the black and white of it is that it strengthens the BBC's argument, irrespective of the fact that things are more complicated than that.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

What is galling is that the BBC show Cash in the Attic or a re-run of 'Allo 'Allo instead. I could understand if they had to drop something of significance to accomodate RL but it would cost them absolutely nothing to show SLS nationally, it would even simplify their schedule and even if the bulk of the audience would be in the north I cannot imagine that they would lose viewers because the alternatives to SLS are so very dire.

The situation is somewhat different for the RFL as they would like to advertise nationally if it cost no more than to advertise solely in the Yorks and Granada regions.

Yep - of course we know that (and agree on this) but the black and white of it is that it strengthens the BBC's argument, irrespective of the fact that things are more complicated than that.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Tuesday afternoons, now? Better - a bit, but not a lot.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

While we're chatting about televisual presence, I hope there's a revamp of sky. Get rid of the Iron Man (Man of steel) intro and god awful Biffy Clyro, I much preferred the Two Tribes pedastal opening. Re-do Backchat so it isn't just Rod Studd shouting at Stevo. Fix Boots N All, keep SL Fulltime. In fact loan Rod out permanently to darts. Work around Bill Arthur, Brian Carney and John Kear. With ideally Dave Woods, Brian Noble and the lady from Premier Sports.

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#6 Dave T

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Tuesday afternoons, now? Better - a bit, but not a lot.

Still seems mental that they will move a Tuesday afternoon programme, but not a Monday night one!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

To be fair, with Sky+/V+ and BBC iPlayer now available on TV/Virgin/Sky and becoming more common in the majority of homes around the country, hopefully this won't be as much as an issue as it was a few years back.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

While we're chatting about televisual presence, I hope there's a revamp of sky. Get rid of the Iron Man (Man of steel) intro and god awful Biffy Clyro, I much preferred the Two Tribes pedastal opening. Re-do Backchat so it isn't just Rod Studd shouting at Stevo. Fix Boots N All, keep SL Fulltime. In fact loan Rod out permanently to darts. Work around Bill Arthur, Brian Carney and John Kear. With ideally Dave Woods, Brian Noble and the lady from Premier Sports.


I enjoyed Backchat an awful lot - maybe more than I should have done. I'd rather forego Boots & All and have Backchat extended from 30 mins to one hour - this would mean that Rod Studd can continue asking difficult/needling/ridiculous questions without sounding as if he's hyper-ventilating and on his way to a full-blown anxiety attack.

The main problem of this show is that, somewhere along the line, the Sky producer convinced himself that the presence of Stevo was vital to the show's success - leading to the incessant, phoney Punch and Judy flavour of Stevo & Studd's exchanges. With the eradication of the rugby league press from our national newspapers, this is a show that can at last redress the balance, even if only a little.

As for Biffy Clyro, I've just had to look them/he/she/it up... I thought, for one horrible moment, this might be a reference to the love child of Buffy St Marie and Miley Cyrus...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Tuesday afternoons? Weirdos
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

No Weirdos, just workingfromhomeos. Good move!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

No Weirdos, just workingfromhomeos. Good move!

lol, I meant the bbc not the homeos! I work from home on occasion, it'll be Tuesdays from now on obviously :)
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

How many regions will get to see it ?

#14 Hullfan

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

It's the worst rugby show going, the coverage is atrocious. Never watch it

#15 Northern Sol

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

It was very poor until a couple of years ago. It's not badly put together these days.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

It's the worst rugby show going, the coverage is atrocious. Never watch it

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

It's the worst rugby show going, the coverage is atrocious. Never watch it

better than no rugby league show!

#18 Hullfan

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Boots and all, super league full time back chat!!!!! Get sky

#19 Northern Sol

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

Tuesday afternoons, now? Better - a bit, but not a lot.


It's progress. It has gone from "the North only" to "the North only plus late night slot on Sunday" to "the North only plus Tuesday afternoon". It could be that a few years from now, it will be treated decently.

I think the improvement in production values of the SLS is partly responsible for this. It was probably difficult to make a decent case for the SLS back when it was cringingly bad.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

How do you know if you never watch it?

Used to and that why I don't now it's enough t put any off, get sky it's not tht expensive doing good offers I'll even refer you




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