Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:27 AM
Just to add something here, recently I've been dealing with a local social club about screening some rugby on their TV's over football. Their response surprised me, anyway.
Apparently the RFU subsidise their Sky Sports package on the proviso that Union must take precedence over any other sports if there's a clash.
Wonder if the RFL have tried/could try this. All due respect to Rileys I don't think I would particularly want to go to my local one. Calling it a dive would be kind.
The RFL do subsidise the Sky Sports package for amateur rugby league clubs.
At our clubhouse (which we share with the local resident's association), it's cheaper to get Sky Sports 1-4 than it was for them to just get SS 1-2 before we moved in.
I don't think they have stipulations on what sports should be shown though
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