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29 minutes ago, Hemel Stag said:

I have really appreciated seeing the Championship clubs show cased on TV. They have given a lot of effort and been a joy to watch. Particular matches that stick out in my mind were York (so disciplined) and Dewsbury Rams (such heart, gave everything). A big thank you to the Toronto Wolfpack Management & Owners for stimulating the Television Market. Going forward I hope that Sky and Our League will get more Championship and League 1 games on. I have been enjoying the BBC coverage of the challenge cup rounds too.

I thought Toronto were paying SKY for the privilege of showing their games. Is someone trying to say its for the benefit of the Championship? Ohh I see it inadvertently gives the appearance SKY supports the Championship media wise.

Yet it dosen't if SKY are taking the money from a guest.

 

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5 minutes ago, SL17 said:

I thought Toronto were paying SKY for the privilege of showing their games. Is someone trying to say its for the benefit of the Championship? Ohh I see it inadvertently gives the appearance SKY supports the Championship media wise.

Yet it dosen't if SKY are taking the money from a guest.

 

Sky had the rights and showed 0 Championship games for years. Now Championship clubs get to appear on Sky TV every week. How that is seen as a thing to criticise is pretty sad.

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39 minutes ago, Hemel Stag said:

🙄 Hmmm, sounds a bit antagonistic, not like you to be winding people up?! 😁

In the (unlikely) event that the Old Lions kick your asses you might regret. 🐺 v 🦁

By the way... what did happen in Toulouse? Not sure of the spelling, was it "To Lose" ? 🇨🇦 🐺 v 🇫🇷 🐓🦃 ?

Conspiracy theory, there was no film shown that day. 🧐📽️🚫

1.NEVER!

2.No one is underestimating them...they are a proud old club with plenty of hardware to boot.

3.Toulouse was a complete second half meltdown...nothing more....nothing less.

4. "We plead guilty Your Honour......We are as black as sin and and as dark as a starless night...We are the thing your worst rugby nightmare is made of...we are the mighty Toronto Wolfpack..and we pack run to our date with destiny in Super League! Ignore us at your peril!"

"Run With The Pack!"

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8 minutes ago, SL17 said:

I thought Toronto were paying SKY for the privilege of showing their games. Is someone trying to say its for the benefit of the Championship? Ohh I see it inadvertently gives the appearance SKY supports the Championship media wise.

Yet it dosen't if SKY are taking the money from a guest.

As I understand it; Sky have traded the international distribution rights to the Toronto Wolfpack Championship UK Games to Toronto Wolfpack, in exchange for TO.W. supplying footage of the Canadian based games to Sky to show in the UK. In view of the fact that Championship games were not being screened at all, at least some of them are now, and it wouldn't have happened without the Wolfies 🐺 As a business, I'm sure Sky supports what they see is making commercial sense for them. For those of us who have enjoyed seeing some of the Championship teams in action it is a very welcome bonus.

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6 minutes ago, Scubby said:

Sky had the rights and showed 0 Championship games for years. Now Championship clubs get to appear on Sky TV every week. How that is seen as a thing to criticise is pretty sad.

All the more reason for CH/L1 to leave SL with their SKY deal. You think Toronto are using SKY for the benefit of CH!

Interesting,given if invited to SL will end that deal.

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1 minute ago, SL17 said:

All the more reason for CH/L1 to leave SL with their SKY deal. You think Toronto are using SKY for the benefit of CH!

Interesting,given if invited to SL will end that deal.

A competition that looks inward, and seemingly scoffs at anything that adds value, thinks big and creates media exposure won't be of much value to anyone unfortunately. 

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4 minutes ago, Hemel Stag said:

As I understand it; Sky have traded the international distribution rights to the Toronto Wolfpack Championship UK Games to Toronto Wolfpack, in exchange for TO.W. supplying footage of the Canadian based games to Sky to show in the UK. In view of the fact that Championship games were not being screened at all, at least some of them are now, and it wouldn't have happened without the Wolfies 🐺 As a business, I'm sure Sky supports what they see is making commercial sense for them. For those of us who have enjoyed seeing some of the Championship teams in action it is a very welcome bonus.

It would have happened if some would have had the balls to say no to SKY and took an individual route.

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2 minutes ago, SL17 said:

All the more reason for CH/L1 to leave SL with their SKY deal. You think Toronto are using SKY for the benefit of CH!

Interesting,given if invited to SL will end that deal.

All the more reason for CH/L1 to leave SL with their SKY deal. - Probably for the best, if at all possible.

You think Toronto are using SKY for the benefit of CH! - Nope Toronto are using Sky for the benefit of Toronto. Sky are using their forgotten about "rights" to do some business and make some money as they perceive people will watch and their customers are liking the content.

Interesting,given if invited to SL will end that deal - No idea. But, if so, OurLeague could step in, they have the platform and I for one wouldn't mind paying a reasonable subscription to see all the Championship & League 1 games, especially if they offered a "catch up" service to watch later.

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7 minutes ago, Hemel Stag said:

As I understand it; Sky have traded the international distribution rights to the Toronto Wolfpack Championship UK Games to Toronto Wolfpack, in exchange for TO.W. supplying footage of the Canadian based games to Sky to show in the UK. In view of the fact that Championship games were not being screened at all, at least some of them are now, and it wouldn't have happened without the Wolfies 🐺 As a business, I'm sure Sky supports what they see is making commercial sense for them. For those of us who have enjoyed seeing some of the Championship teams in action it is a very welcome bonus.

I as a RL can I've enjoyed watching some of the Toronto games , but how much actual benefit have the Clubs got from that coverage ?

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3 minutes ago, SL17 said:

It would have happened if some would have had the balls to say no to SKY and took an individual route.

But, they didn't, so we are where we are.

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Just now, Hemel Stag said:

All the more reason for CH/L1 to leave SL with their SKY deal. - Probably for the best, if at all possible.

You think Toronto are using SKY for the benefit of CH! - Nope Toronto are using Sky for the benefit of Toronto. Sky are using their forgotten about "rights" to do some business and make some money as they perceive people will watch and their customers are liking the content.

Interesting,given if invited to SL will end that deal - No idea. But, if so, OurLeague could step in, they have the platform and I for one wouldn't mind paying a reasonable subscription to see all the Championship & League 1 games, especially if they offered a "catch up" service to watch later.

Explain ' reasonable ' ?

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5 minutes ago, Scubby said:

A competition that looks inward, and seemingly scoffs at anything that adds value, thinks big and creates media exposure won't be of much value to anyone unfortunately. 

I'm still awaiting for the value as you put it, to be added.

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5 minutes ago, SL17 said:

I'm still awaiting for the value as you put it, to be added.

10 championship clubs will be able to showcase live TV coverage to its sponsors. Fans who cannot attend games can see their Championship side live on TV an extra 2 times a year. Championship RL fans will be able to enjoy 30 games of live Championship Rugby on TV in 2019 compared with 6 in previous years. I repeat - Sky had the rights and wanted to showcase 0 games outside the Bash. In previous years the Championship has tried to sell the rights to TV companies and had 0 takers.

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1 minute ago, GUBRATS said:

Explain ' reasonable ' ?

Affordable, maybe £5 to 10 a month. I am paying £30 a month to watch all Sky Sports live, via the Interweb, although I mostly only use it to watch RL, Thr, Fri, Sat. I would be happy to pay a modest, reasonable, affordable sum to see two leagues worth of my preferred sport. 

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3 hours ago, SL17 said:

Novelty at best. Not sure where you’ll be once that wears off. Probably up s..t creek.

PS thanks for sending Brierley back (or rather leaving him here)... Hopefully we can sort him out again.

Are most malcontents here Centurions' fans? 

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1 minute ago, Scubby said:

10 championship clubs will be able to showcase live TV coverage to its sponsors. Fans who cannot attend games can see their Championship side live on TV and extra 2 times a year. Championship RL fans will be able to enjoy 30 games of live Championship Rugby on TV in 2019 compared with 6 in previous years. I repeat - Sky had the rights and wanted to showcase 0 games outside the Bash. In previous year the Championship has tried to sell the rights to TV companies and had 0 takers.

10 championship clubs will be able to showcase live TV coverage to its sponsors - If I were a sponsor I would be delighted to get on national / international TV

Fans who cannot attend games can see their Championship side live on TV and extra 2 times a year. - And some of us have like an eight hour round trip by car, or longer by public transport, to get to a lot of these places. So, being realistic the TV is the way to see a variety of games and teams, other than your own local teams that you can get to.

There's a rumour going round that Sky want to do a dedicated Rugby Channel, putting both codes together, including poaching RU from BT Sport and adding to Superleague, plus Championship. Wonder if this is anymore than a rumour or if anyone else has heard any more on this?

 

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1 minute ago, krakauer said:

Are most malcontents here Centurions' fans? 

' Malcontents ' ? , Or just people who ask questions rather than just believing what a salesman tells us ?

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2 minutes ago, Hemel Stag said:

10 championship clubs will be able to showcase live TV coverage to its sponsors - If I were a sponsor I would be delighted to get on national / international TV

Fans who cannot attend games can see their Championship side live on TV and extra 2 times a year. - And some of us have like an eight hour round trip by car, or longer by public transport, to get to a lot of these places. So, being realistic the TV is the way to see a variety of games and teams, other than your own local teams that you can get to.

There's a rumour going round that Sky want to do a dedicated Rugby Channel, putting both codes together, including poaching RU from BT Sport and adding to Superleague, plus Championship. Wonder if this is anymore than a rumour or if anyone else has heard any more on this?

 

I wouldn't mind paying subscription to ourleague if it was WatchNRL quality.

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6 minutes ago, krakauer said:

Are most malcontents here Centurion fans? 

Contentious.

Mr Drake step in..

 

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22 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

I as a RL can I've enjoyed watching some of the Toronto games , but how much actual benefit have the Clubs got from that coverage ?

The gates overall appear to be up a bit on last year, the biggest gates are on the Wolfpack matches. So there's an immediate benefit. If a few of the curious enjoy themselves and come back it could reap benefits for years to come.  

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12 minutes ago, krakauer said:

I wouldn't mind paying subscription to ourleague if it was WatchNRL quality.

Nothing wrong with the quality of ourleague and its free.

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9 minutes ago, krakauer said:

I wouldn't mind paying subscription to ourleague if it was WatchNRL quality.

To date they have been doing bits and pieces for free, on a shoe string budget. Given funding from a subscription model they could quickly ramp up the equipment and the quality.

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11 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

' Malcontents ' ? , Or just people who ask questions rather than just believing what a salesman tells us ?

I don't need salesmen if the product is of good quality and RL is.

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Just now, krakauer said:

I don't need salesmen if the product is of good quality and RL is.

The sale isn't RL , the sale is the NA clubs and their benefits , it would seem to me that overall the Leigh fans are asking questions just as Mr Elstone is 

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