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Rugby League World Issue 400 - Out Now!

RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 400 - OUT NOW!
84 pages, 38 years of history from Open Rugby to the present day.
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thundergaz

Member Since 28 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 09:45 AM
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In Topic: Question about TV rights

24 January 2014 - 10:50 AM

Well, there are hurling and Gaelic football followers and ice hockey fans but as for numbers.... who knows....? Are Premier Sports subscription nos increasing?


Good point but I see premier sports as a select sports channel with BT and SKY being the front runners. Ie I think people will only subscribe for a certain sport like rugby fans will probably only watch the NRL and championship where ice hockey fans will probably only watch ice hockey. That's not set in stone of course but its just what I think probably happens. As for numbers I have no idea but televising the championship alone I would of thought would have increased their subscribers.

In Topic: Question about TV rights

24 January 2014 - 10:18 AM

Oh no - I agree with Gaz !!

On the one hand, it's free tv advertising. On the other, it's only seen by people who have Premier Sports.

I think gingerjon's close to the mark - the top twelve and the top two eights will be Sky's as things stand. But contracts can always be renegotiated ....


Theirs a first for everything Richie lol. I agree with you about advertising but how many non rugby league fans actually subscribe to premier sports? I bet its not many if any at all.

In Topic: Question about TV rights

24 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

It would be a huge loss of income to the championships if they lost premier sports


Why? They don't pay the clubs anything for televising the games do they? they get the games for free I thought. Plus most home gates are down when premier televise the games.

In Topic: The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

22 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

So you knew the answer all the time ,

And good riddance to em an all, if they aren't millionaires they should have been kicked out years ago. :P


Yes but I wasn't 100% on that. Plus seen as though your a giants fan I wanted you to have a change from last season and see what waiting and sweating was like lol.

In Topic: The never-ending League Restructure debate (Many merged threads)

22 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Dare i ask about the season almost upon us, is it still 8


As far as I know the changes don't come in until 2015. The only difference this season is 2 SL clubs get relegated and 5/6 champ clubs get relegated.