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#21 brooza

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:34 AM

It's difficult to see how the BBC or PS could outbid Sky for the rights so its a little worrying that it appears Sky were either not interested or bid very low. I've heard a rumour that BBC are only planning on showing England games live plus the semis & final which would not be a great scenario if true.

I would guess that Sky bid low thinking that the RFL/IMG would just take them up on the offer anyway. Sky then pulled out to call their bluff but they just went with PS instead


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:58 AM

think theres a official announcement later?

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#23 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:04 AM

Premier Sports current FB status is

"Currently putting together a list of classic NRL Grand Finals and State of Origin archive games. Let us know if you have any requests."

Cool, that's even more RL for my money!

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

Premier Sports current FB status is

"Currently putting together a list of classic NRL Grand Finals and State of Origin archive games. Let us know if you have any requests."

I have a request for Premier Sports… get yourself on cable FFS! And sort out your rubbish online streaming service.

Their actual game coverage is pretty good, though - much better commentators/analysts than Sky.
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#25 brooza

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:22 AM

I have a request for Premier Sports… get yourself on cable FFS! And sort out your rubbish online streaming service.

Their actual game coverage is pretty good, though - much better commentators/analysts than Sky.

They have a new streaming service coming soon.


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#26 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:34 AM


I have a request for Premier Sports… get yourself on cable FFS!


This gets mentioned LOTS on their FB/Twitter

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:36 AM

Just seen on twitter that the BBC are set to announce all world cups games to be screened live on the BBC..

 

EDIT: mis read the tweet, its all ENGLAND games to be screened live..


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#28 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

Premier Sports are delighted to announce live coverage of every game from the RLWC2013 with exclusive coverage (so far) of 5 New Zealand and Australian group games, 3 Quarter Finals and 1 Semi-Final.

From their FB

Edited by Wiltshire Rhino, 10 April 2013 - 09:52 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:47 AM

I wonder how many subscribers Premier Sports have? Doesn't say much for the strength of the game in this country that a minor subscription channel will be the main broadcaster(showing the most games) of the World Cup.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:50 AM

BBC will show all England group games live, plus 1 QF, 1 SF and the Final, plus highlights programmes for the rest. They have also promised extensive coverage on BBC radio - you will notice that they don't specify national or local radio.

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#31 brooza

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

I wonder how many subscribers Premier Sports have? Doesn't say much for the strength of the game in this country that a minor subscription channel will be the main broadcaster(showing the most games) of the World Cup.

You mean the channel that already shows the vast majority of rugby league games anyway?

 

Sky show 2 games a week

Premier show 7 games a week.

 

They are already the main broadcaster of RL


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#32 EastLondonMike

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:51 AM

Looks like the bbc are only going to pick up England games and probably the semi's and Final then.. sounds pretty poor if true. you'd hope part of the negotiations would have included a highlights and magazine show to be broadcast on the evening of the days games.. wishful thinking though i reckon.

 

Looks like it will be a premier sports subscription for a couple of months then. 


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#33 brooza

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

Strange that BBC are only showing one SF though. What with it being a double header


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:24 AM

Strange that BBC are only showing one SF though. What with it being a double header

If they showed them both that would be a substantial amount of TV time taken up on free to air TV.  I doubt it was ever going to be the case that they would show, what, four hours of continuous rugby league?  It would have been great for them to do so but as it is we have got a significant commitment from them both this year and up to 2017.  I'm very glad about that.  The BBC is far more important to our sport than Sky in terms of attracting a wider fan base.



#35 brooza

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:29 AM

If they showed them both that would be a substantial amount of TV time taken up on free to air TV.  I doubt it was ever going to be the case that they would show, what, four hours of continuous rugby league?  It would have been great for them to do so but as it is we have got a significant commitment from them both this year and up to 2017.  I'm very glad about that.  The BBC is far more important to our sport than Sky in terms of attracting a wider fan base.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

Strange that BBC are only showing one SF though. What with it being a double header

They did the same at the Wembley double header in 2011.

 

I suspect they will have highlights.

 

My one main reservation around PS getting the rights was the fact that we may have some games not showm however the fact that they have rights to every game is brilliant news and I'll certainly be extending my subscription.

 

I am surprised that the BBC haven't said anything about the Wales games - but then we have only had a few details, so maybe they will show the odd other game too?



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:45 PM

from twitter

 

all of a sudden we are "back in negotiations" with @virginmedia, amazing what a bit a fan pressure can do...keep it up!


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:01 PM

Right, seeing as it looks like they're doing part of the World Cup I think maybe it's time I had a look at Premier Sports.

I'm sure this type of this has been covered before, but it's in so many disparate places, I thought I might ask again.

I can find all the official stuff, obviously, but I want an opinion or two on the channel (not on the quality or otherwise of the NRL and the Championship) and some way of finding a discount.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

I am seriously thinking of ditching Sky Sports.

 

9.99 a month for 7 NRL games, plus a Championship game, plus World Cup.

 

20 odd for Sky Sports for 2 SL games, many of which are poorly matched games.

 

I wonder what the Sky reaction would be to any sort of mass cancellation? Ditching SL all together?



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

Double post

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