GB Lions Tour 2019

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  1. titoelcolombiano

    titoelcolombiano Juniors

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    If anything is given the same exposure as origin it is likely to be a huge success. But the exposure comes because of the amount of revenue it generates. Do you think that Origin had this amount of marketing and hype around it in the 80's?

    Start the world 9's and build it (just like Origin) and when it is able to generate millions, then the media train will clamour to cover it.
     
  2. titoelcolombiano

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    Again - no FTA TV companies bid for it. Do you want it to be given away for free by the RLIF to channel 9 and flush their revenue down the toilet? Revenue they need to develop the game around the world?

    And no, the 9's world cup is not a two-yearly tournament. It will be held once every four years like the 13's world cup.
     
  3. Stallion

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    Glad you informed of the Nines 4 year cycle. Even better! So PR has referred to it as a passing yearly failure. That's clearly not the case. And the 4 year cycle is very positive. Think the marketing people should be able to use that fact to their advantage if they promote the tournament right.
     
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  4. Valheru

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    You have been told multiple times that no FTA channel bid for it.

    Are you suggesting that they should be made to bid for something they don't want? Perhaps you believe the big bad rugby union is behind no FTA broadcaster?

    The big bash also wasn't originally on FTA, it was pay TV exclusive and after a couple of years FTA joined the party as they realised the value.

    If the 9s are a hit on Pay TV then FTA may well bid for it in the future.
     
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  5. Perth Red

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    I stand corrected. Lets see if it happens more than once in this case! The Int Rl calendar is an ever moving feast, if it survives more than two occasions it will be doing well!
     
  6. Perth Red

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    Not if it is only every 4 years, thats a lot of time in between to forget about it!
     
  7. Pommy

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    The problem is pay TV would then pay less and if it’s going to be on 7mate or the like it probably wouldn’t cover the reduced fee they will get from pay TV.
    Is Rugby 7s on FTA?
     
  8. Stallion

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    Their is a precedent of such rugby league tournaments being televised on Free to air tv.In fact the Sydney sevens was very successfully and the Auckland Nines also had FTA coverage. (not every year but at least once) Rugby league being a great and proven tv product should not be an outcast for such coverage. The game is good and it attracts eyeballs !
     
  9. Stallion

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    Trust Me Union 7s and for that matter union in general does not rate on tv. We are discussing very different products. One is attractive (RL ) and one is not (RU) Get that clear in your mind and things will be so much better for us 'rugby-league' fans!
     
  10. Stallion

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    The BBL cricket is mostly simulcast. That is both a strategic and business decision. Surely Australia's most popular sports tv product (RL) can harness decent coverage for such an international tournament!? That would also be a business savvy and positive strategic move.
     
  11. Perth Red

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    Did you read the numerous posts that have told you fta weren’t interested in buying the coverage?
     
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  12. Pommy

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    How well does 9s rate? Got any figures to say it does better than Rugby 7s?
    Personally I’m not that hyped for the 9s. I may go but it will depend on money and go tonAuckland for the lions will be my priority.
     
  13. Stallion

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    Lol. Like you have labored on before there was absolutely no source or link (as you put it) to that claim. I would think it commercially incompetent and reeking of administrative failure if the most popular football code is not seen as a good tv ratings prospect!
     
  14. Stallion

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    Shame you haven't been afforded the opportunity to see the Lions play the Kangaroos in Australia . An absolutely pathetic mistake from rugby league ! Speaking to a female executive last night and she was astounded at this information. She said: "And the British Lions are travelling all the way down here and they aren't playing Australia! ? That doesn't make sense! ?" I told her the Australian rugby league didn't think it's commercially viable. She countered "What a load of crap! Those administrators have no idea!".....
     
  15. Pommy

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    Didn’t happen.
     
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    Regardless of your disbelief, I find it astounding you are not dissapointed (in fact fuming)that the Lions are not playing the Kangaroos in Australia.
     
  17. Pommy

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    I am very disappointed but the world keeps spinning.
     
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    It doesn't matter what happened in the mid 90s.

    The fact is the FTA providers don't have to bid for it so i ask again, do you believe they should be forced to bid?
     
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    He now seems to believe the arlc/rlif didn’t offer the tournament for sale to fta. Only he can tell us why he believes this to be the case.
     
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  20. Stallion

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    It's reassuring that you are very dissapoinTed! Showing this and expressing your concern looks a tad bit too difficult. This decision, to my eye, is one of the most innept scheduling (or lack of) mistakes in recent times. It deserves alot more criticism as if the administrators can get away with this massive mistake thenot it doesn't look good for future scheduling plans for international rugby league. Let their be no doubt that this decision to not have the Lions play the Kangaroos in Australia during their southern tour is one of the worst calls for a long time. As someone else put it "It's embarassing!"
     

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