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On 16/08/2022 at 15:07, Josef K said:

He‚Äôs up there on my list of people i cannot stand the slime ball. He needs a good sprinkling of salt ūüßā over him.¬†

Who is Oily John?

 

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1 minute ago, fighting irish said:

Who is Oily John?

 

The self-lubricating mollusc John Inverdale.

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2 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

The self-lubricating mollusc John Inverdale.

Loathsome creature. 

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"The¬†history of the world is the history of the triumph¬†of the heartless¬†over¬†the mindless." ‚ÄĒ Sir¬†Humphrey Appleby.

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2 hours ago, Sports Prophet said:

Someone please save me from going through 45 pages. 

How is the Channel 4 coverage fairing of late? 

Are the live matches in a consistent time slot?

I really enjoy the C4 coverage and find it great. The presentation is very good and the games have a superior selection of pundits and commentators than Sky.

No and that's the only downside for me. Game are very sporadic and inconsistent when it comes to time slots.

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On 28/08/2022 at 20:50, Damien said:

I really enjoy the C4 coverage and find it great. The presentation is very good and the games have a superior selection of pundits and commentators than Sky.

No and that's the only downside for me. Game are very sporadic and inconsistent when it comes to time slots.

Who or what is stopping C4 from televising weekly?

I feel that inconsistency would drive me crazy.

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1 minute ago, Sports Prophet said:

Who or what is stopping C4 from televising weekly?

I feel that inconsistency would drive me crazy.

The contract was only for a set number of games. Presumably on the part of C4 it's a bit of a test of the market but I'd also imagine Sky would put limits on this too. In the context of what has happened traditionally with RL TV rights it was a huge move for Sky to allow any FTA games in the first place.

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11 minutes ago, Damien said:

The contract was only for a set number of games. Presumably on the part of C4 it's a bit of a test of the market but I'd also imagine Sky would put limits on this too. In the context of what has happened traditionally with RL TV rights it was a huge move for Sky to allow any FTA games in the first place.

Well to the other question that always remains unanswered to me. Why aren’t Sky televising more fixtures? The only reason I can think is the immediate ROI would be significantly negative.

Are the SL clubs blocking this so they can choose which day/night they play their home games?

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16 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

Well to the other question that always remains unanswered to me. Why aren’t Sky televising more fixtures? The only reason I can think is the immediate ROI would be significantly negative.

Are the SL clubs blocking this so they can choose which day/night they play their home games?

I think it's probably your first point. As a relatively minor domestic sport (I. E.  Not football),  we don't really have a culture in this country of covering loads of games. A couple of games a week is broadly the accepted number for SL,  sometimes we get three,  sometimes four,  but in reality,  due to the population watching,  the numbers start to drop off as the same people are not watching a 3rd or 4th game.  When Catalans games were on every week,  their Saturday night game was generally the lowest,  and I do think that was in part due to viewer fatigue. 

A quick look at comps like Scottish Football,  the EFL etc shows that the desire to take the costs to show all the games (or substantially more)  is not there. 

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18 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Do I recall correctly that the Channel 4 deal included live coverage of a playoff game?

Two playoff games, according to https://www.rugbyleagueontv.com/channel4 

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https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/channel-4s-super-league-coverage-up-for-awards-59572/

In the Broadcast Sports awards 2022, Channel 4’s coverage of Super League is up for Sports Production of the Year whilst one of their star pundits is up for an individual award.

Former Leeds Rhinos women star Danika Priim is up for pundit of the year after a terrific season in front of the camera on Channel 4.

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7 hours ago, Futtocks said:

https://www.seriousaboutrl.com/channel-4s-super-league-coverage-up-for-awards-59572/

In the Broadcast Sports awards 2022, Channel 4’s coverage of Super League is up for Sports Production of the Year whilst one of their star pundits is up for an individual award.

Former Leeds Rhinos women star Danika Priim is up for pundit of the year after a terrific season in front of the camera on Channel 4.

Thats great news and its very nice to see the production recognised in this way. It's thoroughly deserved.

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Danica's the only newcomer among the pundits' shortlist. Not sure if that's a pro or a con.

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6 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Danica's the only newcomer among the pundits' shortlist. Not sure if that's a pro or a con.

When will we know the winners?

 

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1 hour ago, fighting irish said:

When will we know the winners?

The 1st of November.

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I just had a look at the C4 website, and all nine of their televised games are still available to stream in full, starting with Leeds v Warrington in February. That's some good extended availability!

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