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1 minute ago, scotchy1 said:

Going to be on sky aren't they

Don't know.  Would be a shame for the lower leagues to come off Freeview though.  That should be developed imo.

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'It is also unlikely that FreeSports will be broadcasting any Championship or League 1 matches next season.'

 

Other than TWP games did FreeSports show any other RL last season?

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1 minute ago, deluded pom? said:

Other than TWP games did FreeSports show any other RL last season?

One NCL match per week.

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2 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

DER! Course they did. I don't recall them showing any other Championship or League 1 games though.

No, they had a deal with Sky to broadcast Toronto matches, but nothing else from that division.

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1 minute ago, Futtocks said:

No, they had a deal with Sky to broadcast Toronto matches, but nothing else from that division.

So I don't understand the statement I highlighted earlier. It makes out like FreeSports broadcast Championship and League 1 games last season. We've lost the TWP reruns from FreeSports. There wasn't any other professional RL to lose.

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That agent whose name escapes me said on the Full Eighty show the other week that Toronto will be on Sky next year (at least some games, not sure about all).

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5 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

So I don't understand the statement I highlighted earlier. It makes out like FreeSports broadcast Championship and League 1 games last season. We've lost the TWP reruns from FreeSports. There wasn't any other professional RL to lose.

Correct. Freesports had live NCL, plus repeats of TWP games (Championship in 2018, C1 in 2017), and that was it.

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7 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Correct. Freesports had live NCL, plus repeats of TWP games (Championship in 2018, C1 in 2017), and that was it.

I suppose the wording makes things look that extra bit doom-laden, and there seems to be a ready audience for that sort of thing.

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Well I guess all the naysayers will be happy and give us a told you so.   Thats right, its good for all of RL NOT to televise the Wolfpack games and limit their exposure.   This is the way forward for them.  They are bright lights alright Johnny.

I'm sure Argyle will have a plan!  Bigger and better is the way to go.

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27 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

So I don't understand the statement I highlighted earlier. It makes out like FreeSports broadcast Championship and League 1 games last season. We've lost the TWP reruns from FreeSports. There wasn't any other professional RL to lose.

I agree. But then tbh, the quality of articles on that website is appalling anyway, so it aint surprising it made no sense.

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It would be quiet telling about what sky value if, having lost the S8's and requiring more games Sky have chose an additional SL game instead of the championship and chosen to screen Toronto aswell

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Where has it come from that Sky will show TWP games? This isn't the only place I have read it, but can't remember where else!

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Just cancelled my subscription. Asked me the reason why.......then they told me that they were still covering the Pro14. 😳😳. Told them that was another reason that I was cancelling !!

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47 minutes ago, Dave T said:

Where has it come from that Sky will show TWP games? This isn't the only place I have read it, but can't remember where else!

Craig Harrison has said so on a radio show and people are taking it as gospel. 

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premier was the best thing since sliced ice when it had all the nrl games and other matches too- nothing to pay a subscription for now though

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1 hour ago, Dave T said:

Where has it come from that Sky will show TWP games? This isn't the only place I have read it, but can't remember where else!

Mick Gledhills twitter account?

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so looking forward to the inevitable parquecider diatribe in the very near future...

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6 hours ago, Kayakman said:

Well I guess all the naysayers will be happy and give us a told you so.   Thats right, its good for all of RL NOT to televise the Wolfpack games and limit their exposure.   This is the way forward for them.  They are bright lights alright Johnny.

I'm sure Argyle will have a plan!  Bigger and better is the way to go.

I quite enjoyed watching some of TWP's matches on Premier last season, and was disappointed when Sky snaffled them for the 'Qualifiers'.

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5 minutes ago, AlanE said:

I quite enjoyed watching some of TWP's matches on Premier last season, and was disappointed when Sky snaffled them for the 'Qualifiers'.

Me too Alan....hopefully there is an alternative plan....there should be at least one Championship game televised per week...I think it is crucial for the development and promotion of the game.   There are some who feel differently though and will take delight in the Premier announcement....sad, but true.

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6 hours ago, Kayakman said:

Well I guess all the naysayers will be happy and give us a told you so.   Thats right, its good for all of RL NOT to televise the Wolfpack games and limit their exposure.   This is the way forward for them.  They are bright lights alright Johnny.

I'm sure Argyle will have a plan!  Bigger and better is the way to go.

Well it is up to Argyl to sort this. It was his deal with Premier. If that deal isn't there this year and not replaced then it is also on him/ his team.

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4 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Me too Alan....hopefully there is an alternative plan....there should be at least one Championship game televised per week...I think it is crucial for the development and promotion of the game.   There are some who feel differently though and will take delight in the Premier announcement....sad, but true.

Who? Highlight an example. Otherwise this goes down as fake news.

Late edit: Parky doesn't count!!! :biggrin:

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