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#21 a.n Other

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:35 AM

RFL press release out now: http://www.therfl.co...s-game-changing

It refers to regular live championship games from 2015.

Surely not? People have posted numerous times on here that sky have no interest in the Championship.

#22 Copa

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:37 AM

Who has the online rights?

#23 bamfordsbeans

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:38 AM

This is major news for our sport-wether its good or bad news we don,t know.
All the talk about re-structure,international expansion,junior development,ground improvements etc are greatly affected by the amount we get from Sky.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:38 AM

The Catalans home games thing is a bit odd, im assuming they'll get the feed at a minimal cost from the French coverage so therefore its a way of increasing overall coverage of Super League without much additional cost to themselves?



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:39 AM

Surely not? People have posted numerous times on here that sky have no interest in the Championship.


No. People have said they weren't interested in paying for them.
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#26 bamfordsbeans

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:44 AM

It also states that the present deal has been adjusted-presumably upwards- to allow for the championship being shown from 2015.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:46 AM

It also states that the present deal has been adjusted-presumably upwards- to allow for the championship being shown from 2015.


That would imply that they are interested in paying for the Championship in the new structure.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

7 more years.. seems quite a long contract to sign up for when there appears to be a bit of competition for SKY on the horizon in the form of BT Sport. Hope that contract includes a significant upgrade of the presentation of the sport across all sky's channels and an increase in the exposure SKY give RL on TV, in their media ads and via promotions. Though i said this last time the RFL signed a new contract and the opposite happened.

 

Maybe im just moody as its early and i haven't had my coffee yet, but no mention of a value to the contract usually means its nothing to shout about.


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#29 Copa

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

There is already a thread on this.... :-)

#30 Henson Park Old Firm

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

In very interested to see how much they payed? ££££

#31 cookey

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

So the doom mongers are wrong again;

 

No one will turn up for the World Cup,it will be a disaster,the marketing is a disaster - wrong.

There won't be a main sponsor for Super League,the RFL are in crisis - wrong.

Sky Sports have no interest in rugby league,I know because someone in the pub told me - wrong.

 

Now they will be running around for something else.It's not enough,it should have been more,I could have done better,tickets are too expensive,tickets are too cheap,sack someone,anyone,I don't care,I'm just jealous other people do better than me!!

 

Well done to the RFL.



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

I wouldn't expect the RFL/Sky to put numbers to this deal. I don't think they did at the last renewal but you would hope/expect that the RFL have used leverage of another interested broadcaster to get a good uplift on the existing deal.

So it looks like, broadly speaking Sky for RL and BT for the other game. Hopefully Sky will also put done money in the pot for the next RLWC.

You would like to think the RFL has said to sky. This is what we can give you and this is what it'll cost.

I've been a little surprised at the confidence with which the RFL have seemed to suggest the new structure is affordable and how some of the clubs you may think are more at risk from dropping down have voted for it. That suggests that the RFL have been able to show the extra money that can be generated.

Well done them.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:58 AM

7 more years.. seems quite a long contract to sign up for when there appears to be a bit of competition for SKY on the horizon in the form of BT Sport. Hope that contract includes a significant upgrade of the presentation of the sport across all sky's channels and an increase in the exposure SKY give RL on TV, in their media ads and via promotions. Though i said this last time the RFL signed a new contract and the opposite happened.

Maybe im just moody as its early and i haven't had my coffee yet, but no mention of a value to the contract usually means its nothing to shout about.


Agreed - also tying in the second and third tier and 3x8 bits needs careful thinking. The second tier and middle 8 games add a massive amount of extra interest compared to SL under licensing. I got shut of sky for that reason but will defo renew if they get both. Must be thousands like me...

#34 DAZROVER1985

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

I wonder if the new deal will cover the funding for the new structure and if so I wonder if that's what the rebels were rebelling about ie they wanted the extra money to themselves

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:59 AM

The rfl don't need to put a value on the deal, one of the chairmen will be indiscreet enough for us to know the full details soon
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:01 AM

Perhaps I'm over-thinking this - unlikely - but reading the RFL statement I did wonder whether the Catalan home games would be shown live. Sky used to show delayed highlights through the night, perhaps it's just a return to this.


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:01 AM

Dear me, some red faces on here today, as we speak probably scurrying around looking for snippets to justify the clueless carp they have been spouting regarding a second tier being of no interest to sky
Your insular, dated and little me attitudes are holding our sport back
As a sport mainly confined to the north we have great value, that value increases as we become stronger geographically. Simple strategy is let's pick the low hanging fruit to maximise our value whilst creating a platform for expansion
At last we have some foundations to build our cathedral upon don't let the Luddites sack it

#38 The 4 of Us

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:02 AM

Should add that having hummed and aahed about renewing my season ticket this year I'm going to do it later today. I may just get Sky Sports as well!

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:04 AM

You would hope there had been a significant increase from the current deal to forego a potential bid by BT and Premier Sports.

 

I would love to know the details but looking at previous deals (from the Watkins report) the current superleague deal is worth £22.5m per year - a £5m-£6m increase per year from the last deal.  As this new deal takes into account the championship as well I would hope that this deal is worth at least £30m per year - or £150m for the 5 years.

 

If we got close to the £200m mark then that would be amazing, but not out of the question given the current broadcasting market and the increase in games Sky will be showing



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 09:04 AM

Perhaps I'm over-thinking this - unlikely - but reading the RFL statement I did wonder whether the Catalan home games would be shown live. Sky used to show delayed highlights through the night, perhaps it's just a return to this.

Either way its a positive move. Always enjoy watching Cattalan home games.




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