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As with any business deal I suspect the amount of money coming in from it vs the amount of money they expect to lose elsewhere would be the reason to support or turn down the deal. 

Turning down the first offer is sometimes a way to get a better second offer?

 

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6 hours ago, RigbyLuger said:

If paying involved any money going towards certain club commentators, I won't be bothering.

So you want to watch Championship games without commentary?

Maybe just have someone play the piano like in the days of silent films?

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33 minutes ago, Bradman Better said:

So you want to watch Championship games without commentary?

Maybe just have someone play the piano like in the days of silent films?

I think you used to play keyboards didn’t you Manfred?

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Not much detail so hard to judge if this is a good thing or not. I suspect the clubs will be pleased that Monday night is not being considered this time around.

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47 minutes ago, Bradman Better said:

So you want to watch Championship games without commentary?

Maybe just have someone play the piano like in the days of silent films?

If its a choice of 80 minutes of vuvuzelas or listening to that imbecile....I`ll take the vuvuzelas.

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22 minutes ago, The Blues Ox said:

Strange that Bradford went against it, afterall they just make their crowds up anyway so it shouldn't really affect them in that sense.

If you played at Odsal every other week, would you want so much exposure on TV ūüėČ

 

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1 hour ago, Bradman Better said:

So you want to watch Championship games without commentary?

 

To be fair, that's how I usually watch them.

 

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3 hours ago, Bradman Better said:

So you want to watch Championship games without commentary?

Maybe just have someone play the piano like in the days of silent films?

Sometimes no commentary is much better.

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2 hours ago, Spidey said:

If you played at Odsal every other week, would you want so much exposure on TV ūüėČ

 

Could provide great stock footage for anybody making a dystopian TV series based on a post-apocalyptic world .

Think "Mad Mick - Beyond the Odsaldome" 

One man, with a microphone and a twitter account....

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9 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

The club watchalongs sounds like a good idea, though it could decimate away followings to and from Cumbria say.

Good. Means we can all boycott Whitehaven.

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4 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

The club watchalongs sounds like a good idea, though it could decimate away followings to and from Cumbria say.

You're right.

The point's made that Superleague clubs would not be happy if the deal were rejected as they take 78%.   But there's not much of an incentive for Championship clubs to accept if they only get 13% of £50000.   That's only £6500 - presumably to share between them.   And we don't know details of the downside - would Premier dictate when the games are played?  Hopefully not at that fee level.  The upside is the TV exposure but how widespread would that be?

Lots of unknowns here.

 

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8 minutes ago, Griff said:

You're right.

The point's made that Superleague clubs would not be happy if the deal were rejected as they take 78%.   But there's not much of an incentive for Championship clubs to accept if they only get 13% of £50000.   That's only £6500 - presumably to share between them.   And we don't know details of the downside - would Premier dictate when the games are played?  Hopefully not at that fee level.  The upside is the TV exposure but how widespread would that be?

Lots of unknowns here.

 

Is that 13% of the whole TV income rather then just the Championship broadcast deal? If so they they'd be well up. 

Doesn't make sense otherwise why SL clubs would take 78% of it. 

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7 minutes ago, Griff said:

 The upside is the TV exposure but how widespread would that be?

Lots of unknowns here.

 

Exactly, we're taking about a niche sports channel, with little chance of anyone discovering Championship RL by accident. Clubs would be better off streaming their own games and charging, as many other sports do.

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8 minutes ago, Griff said:

You're right.

The point's made that Superleague clubs would not be happy if the deal were rejected as they take 78%.   But there's not much of an incentive for Championship clubs to accept if they only get 13% of £50000.   That's only £6500 - presumably to share between them.   And we don't know details of the downside - would Premier dictate when the games are played?  Hopefully not at that fee level.  The upside is the TV exposure but how widespread would that be?

Lots of unknowns here.

 

I don't think the article was clear if that is a 13% of all or of each income stream (though arguably that makes little difference practically).

I've always felt that Premier coverage and presentation has been fairly decent, but just too hidden away. It needs a Sky Sports to take it on with the same production and presentation teams.

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6 minutes ago, PREPOSTEROUS said:

Is that 13% of the whole TV income rather then just the Championship broadcast deal? If so they they'd be well up. 

Doesn't make sense otherwise why SL clubs would take 78% of it. 

I read it as every TV deal is split 78:13:9.

The downside is that it implicitly assumes that the income will come from Superleague matches.  In which case Superleague generously give 22% to the other divisions.

What we have with this deal is the Championship clubs are being asked to generously give 87% to the other divisions.   Which reduces their incentive to accept somewhat.

Having said that, the whole article is vague.

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On 14/03/2024 at 10:25, RigbyLuger said:

Sometimes no commentary is much better.

Commentary isn't available at the ground.

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