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Premier Sports pulls out of the Championship


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#1 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:01 PM

I'm hearing that Premier Sports has pulled the plug on its Championship coverage this season.

 

They are apparently very unhappy at having been kept in the dark by the RFL over the recent TV negotiations.

 

Disappointing for Championship supporters, I would suggest.



#2 RLDave

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

Doubtfully disappointing to the clubs though considering they got next to nothing, if absolutely nothing from Premier Sports moneywise. Very poor if that's why they're pulling the plug and I think that'd show quite a bit of disrespect to the fans who signed up for the Championship games. If true, I'll definitely be cancelling my subscription. I can live without the NRL
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#3 gingerjon

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

Hardly surprising but disappointing anyway.


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#4 cookey

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:06 PM

Is there not a Contract?



#5 brooza

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

Is there not a Contract?

I was wondering that myself.

 

The RFL aren't obliged to contact everyone about TV rights (though you would expect they would). I doubt the clubs will be disappointed though as it means they won't end up having to have the mooted Monday/Tuesday matches

 

I wonder if Sky would be willing to take them this year...


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#6 Ponterover

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

Disapointing if true, I really enjoy championship action, no matter who is playing.

 

That said, it did depress crowd numbers to a degree and the clubs got nothing out of it.



#7 DAZROVER1985

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:15 PM

I'm hearing that Premier Sports has pulled the plug on its Championship coverage this season.

They are apparently very unhappy at having been kept in the dark by the RFL over the recent TV negotiations.

Disappointing for Championship supporters, I would suggest.

im delighted I don't think it was of any monetary value to the clubs and there were rumour they were going to show games on a Monday or Tuesday which would harm attendances

#8 jpmc

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

Disappointing if true and smacks of cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Surely they would have been better off pushing subscriptions this season in the hope of keeping hold of them for the season after.

And what would be wrong with them covering championship one games if theres little cost involved to them.

#9 Steve Slater

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

I'd rather we had something like "Scrumdown", shown on terrestrial TV on a Sunday night, doubling up as a news and results programme for the Championship. It would be worthwhile giving it to ITV4 at no cost, because it would promote the game outside Super League. 



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:38 PM

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@MartynSadler yes real shame we won't be covering @RLChampionships this year or into future now. Focus on NRL.

 

@MartynSadler no panic here. Still have every game from the NRL for next 4 years, SOO, 4 Nations & RLWC2017 and looking to add NRL progs.


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#11 John Rhino

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

The RFL were under no obligation to consult them and they knew as we all did they don't have a bean.

They will have a bit less now as my subscription goes in the morning.

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#12 9' oller

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:49 PM

Set of nobs.
After world cup coverage what a u.turn.

Goodbye premier sports subscription

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#13 Gav Wilson

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

Well I'm still subscribing. Its a brilliant channel.


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#14 gingerjon

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:50 PM

Well I'm still subscribing. Its a brilliant channel.

 

Get them to put the handball back on, eh?


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#15 Gav Wilson

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:51 PM

Get them to put the handball back on, eh?

 

8 games of NRL each weekend will do for me!


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#16 London Dick

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:53 PM

It might be a blessing in disguise. They pick big games and fans choose to stay at home on a Thursday. It might mean more fans through the gate now.

I did enjoy the coverage and its rustic style but I'll get over it. They have never been in a postition to play hardball.

I'm sure sky would pick up a few late on in the season if the competition gets exciting.

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#17 redjonn

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

Given the service premier did for RL in world cup and enabling us to watch more than the England games and the abysmal treatment by Sky on the world cup.... I would say its a real kick in the face to premier...



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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

With all NRL games available to watch via some bookies http://www.rlbet.co....e-nrl-streaming I certaintly won't be signing up



#19 John Rhino

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:09 PM

Given the service premier did for RL in world cup and enabling us to watch more than the England games and the abysmal treatment by Sky on the world cup.... I would say its a real kick in the face to premier...


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#20 Robin Evans

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

Well I'm still subscribing. Its a brilliant channel.

I reckon I know more people who streamed premier sports rugby league games for free than actually subscribe.
I won't imagine their losses will be significant.... tho I could be wrong.
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