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Premier sports have cocked up again!

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That is no longer an option as the Setanta Sports 1 feed was closed last month. Irish viewers now receive the same Premier Sports feed as GB, with programmes blacked out in the UK or Ireland as appropriate. So there is no longer any bandwidth to enable them to broadcast on two channels simultaneously. I also believe the Premier Sports Extra EPG slot has been sold anyway and will shortly disappear.

Total speculation, but with shutting down a channel and selling an EPG slot they had been holding onto, maybe they are needing to make cuts to survive? If so it could be a case of miss one match in favour of a more lucrative football one, or lose everything?

 

430 went a couple of months ago. They only use 428 now. EPG slots are quite valuable, so it probably made sense to get rid of a slot they clearly weren't going to use fully.

 

I guess with it now being aimed at the Irish market as well, Premier feel that it makes more sense commercially to show the football live.

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Get over yourself, man. The Europa League in soccer is way bigger than Championship rugby league. You guys find a way to complain about everything.

You said it. Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Fans Forum.

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To be fair, cancelling the live broadcast of a scheduled game is well worthy of complaint irrespective of what they are showing instead.

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To be fair, cancelling the live broadcast of a scheduled game is well worthy of complaint irrespective of what they are showing instead.

Indeed , it seems some posters are forgetting that Premier is a PAY tv channel...

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To be fair, cancelling the live broadcast of a scheduled game is well worthy of complaint irrespective of what they are showing instead.

 

This.

 

I do think however it shows the ways their minds are working that it's been replaced with an Irish football match.

 

Given the lack of a second channel, red button or livestreaming option I'd be pretty peed off if I were a subscriber and/or fan of either side.

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Count me in on the 'got Premier Sports, love it but think this is out of order (my son)' camp.

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Genuine question. .. how many of us have/are strwaming live rugby?

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as just to be clear stated, setanta sports 1 is the same feed as premier sport in the uk so they will get more viewers for the infield game than the rugby. they cant put it on setanta ireland as that has coverage of the derry city game.

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how much money do champ clubs receive from premier sports if any one knows?

Nothing I believe.

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To be fair, cancelling the live broadcast of a scheduled game is well worthy of complaint irrespective of what they are showing instead.

Its not just that, there's also the issue of making a semi-pro team travel up to Cumbria mid-week for a game which they aren't going to broadcast live. I'd be pretty miffed if I was a Dewsbury player having to take time off work for it. If they want to show a delayed broadcast then surely they could have picked 2 teams closer together.

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Just to be clear, they have two EPG slots, they only have bandwidth for one channel.

It is like how CBBC and BBC Three (or CBeebies and BBC Four) have separate EPG listings, but really share the same bandwidth.

There is no bandwidth for Premier Sports Extra, but because there has to be a minimum amount of content broadcast to remain on the EPG, at certain times they will show programmes on channel 430 but blank out the main Premier Sports slot on channel 428. It is the same channel just switching between numbers you see it on.

The only time I can recall them ever using both at the same time was last year when the replay of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final clashed with the Championships Grand Final Day. But as the rugby was to air in Ireland on Setanta Sports 1 they simply shared that feed in Great Britain as Setanta Sports Extra.

That is no longer an option as the Setanta Sports 1 feed was closed last month. Irish viewers now receive the same Premier Sports feed as GB, with programmes blacked out in the UK or Ireland as appropriate. So there is no longer any bandwidth to enable them to broadcast on two channels simultaneously. I also believe the Premier Sports Extra EPG slot has been sold anyway and will shortly disappear.

Total speculation, but with shutting down a channel and selling an EPG slot they had been holding onto, maybe they are needing to make cuts to survive? If so it could be a case of miss one match in favour of a more lucrative football one, or lose everything?

Didn't understand any of that. What's bandwidth ? Do I need to know ?

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Didn't understand any of that. What's bandwidth ? Do I need to know ?

They only have a big enough pipe for one channel, but they can point that pipe at 2 different locations

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On a slightly different note

 

Just looking on the premier sports website they have Sheffield v Workington next week showing on the wednesday

 

have they done that specifically not to clash with the sky thursday match?

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On a slightly different note

 

Just looking on the premier sports website they have Sheffield v Workington next week showing on the wednesday

 

have they done that specifically not to clash with the sky thursday match?

Yes and no.

The Sheffield v Town game had already been re-arranged for that date - it was meant to have been played on the weekend Sheffield played in the cup QF. It was going to be played on wednesday regardless of whether it was televised or not.

Then Sky changed their schedule and moved London v Leeds to Thursday so Premier Sports sensibly decided to ditch the planned Thursday game and show this one instead to avoid clashing with the SL game.

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Just signed up to Premier Player On Demand -  mainly to watch the Northern Rail Bowl once again now I have sobered up!  I watched it back and have to say the quality of the picture was not brilliant but has seemed to improve. I tried to watch the Northern Rail Cup final and had to report a fault (the game wasn't loading - though they did reply and explain why and it was fixed fairly quickly).  I now find scheduling rearrangements, rather than the live stream I would have preferred. My second reason for signing up was to watch the World Cup matches as they seem to be broadcasting all of them.  I am keeping faith as I like the commentary team and the use of the Video Refs talking through their decisions but I hope replacing RL with soccer isn't a sign of things to come.

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I sincerely hope that there are no European matches coming up that will clash with any of the World Cup matches as it looks like RL would lose out again!!!

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All we can do is suck it and see. If people subscribe to PS for the WC and PS mess it around then there'll be plenty of people who will dump it come December. The choice is PS's.

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Complain directly to them.  If you're on Twitter then they are at @PremierSportsTV.  I think they have a Facebook page as well but I don't go on Facebook so I don't know.

 

It is a shame that they have followed the trend by delaying rugby league for soccer.  I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.

pretty sure it will be a sign of things to come. Who pays the piper calls the tune.

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pretty sure it will be a sign of things to come. Who pays the piper calls the tune.

If it is then PS will miss out on a lot of subscribers come WC time.

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To be fair, cancelling the live broadcast of a scheduled game is well worthy of complaint irrespective of what they are showing instead.

Dave T your worst nightmare has happened the football game has gone to extra time so the the Whitehaven game pushed back even further.

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So what happens to my original recording at 10pm? Will I miss the end of the game or will it automatically adjust itself?

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So what happens to my original recording at 10pm? Will I miss the end of the game or will it automatically adjust itself?

I'd change it if you can ,when you check info on select button it's still showing championship rugby is on now.It's just flashed up that rugby will start at 10.30.

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Thanks St C.

Repeated again at 12.15 am Saturday morning if your recording goes wrong,if you can keep away from score.Might be a likely lads scenario when they tried to keep away from England score.

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16-15 to haven would have been a great watch!

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