Is Channel 9 the home of rugby league?

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  1. titoelcolombiano

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    Can someone at 9 justify essentially promoting a code that another channel has heavily invested in whilst the code that 9 heavily invests and delivers four of the top 10 rating programs every year, looks like getting no content outside of the actual matches next year?
     
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    GOOD POINT! Might need a question mark at the end.
     
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    Nein have only ever used RL for what it can get out of it, as opposed to Seven who have always worked collaboratively with the fumblers to promote their product to the mutual benefit of both.

    I hate the game but it drives me to distraction how much better Seven have served it compared to Nein's tawdry treatment of RL.
     
  5. Timbo

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    So now that both of the summers main sports have spent a bit of time on TV, the following two points are close to undeniable:

    1 - The coverage of the cricket has been much better moving from Nine to Seven.
    2 - The coverage of the tennis has been much worse moving from Seven to Nine.

    Just get the NRL off of Nine for f**ks sake. The contempt they treat sport with is obvious.
     
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    At least on 9 they showed all the international limited over games so that makes their coverage better than 7
     
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    not according to the millions of people with no pay TV
     
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    That’s more of a CA issue than 7 is it not?
     
  9. El Diablo

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    7 chose not to buy the ODI rights which meant Fox could seeing they're on the anti-siphoning list
     
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    I assume thats because no FTA channels put in a bid.

    Thats not just 7.
     
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    I think it's true though. Of the FTA coverage, Ch7 is far better. Not covering ODIs was a dumb idea, and the ratings in general are down for cricket, expecially BBL which has taken a 20% hit.

    In the BBLs case, it is more to do with scheduling and added games, but in general interest has waned a bit with sandpaper-gate for cricket this summer. Test match scheduling has also thrown people with the usual Brisbane test not opening this summer.

    Content-wise, much prefer Ch7 at this stage.
     
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    Yeah but the coverage is of a much higher quality, which was the point I was driving at.

    Also, do you know what other sport that's fairly popular on this forum that is partially FTA, partially behind a paywall?
     
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  14. titoelcolombiano

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    7 does an amazing job with sport. Look at the coverage of the RLWC. I'm a big tennis fan and am hating it on 9. It is not just RL it is 9 sport, it just feels like they can't be [email protected]#ked
     
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    Once you've got a formula down, if it is making money why change it?
     
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    what's the difference that makes their tennis coverage worse?
     
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    The different format this year and no ODI’s on FTA is killing cricket. If it stays behind a paywall, the crowds will drop.

    Even the BBL crowds seem low this season
     
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    Completely agree. FREE TO AIR TV COVERAGE is vital! Looking at the World Nines in October: Surely this should be on an FTA channel as well! ? Doesn't have to be a main channel (although a final deserves such coverage). But at least a minor channel simulcast with Fox! Otherwise it will be seen by less than 30 percent of the audience in Australia. A real shame and another example of poor endeavour from administrators within rugby league. A World nines deserves better tv coverage. Great venue just poor tv servicing to the general public.
     
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    Sorry, I'm not sure if I understand the question. Do you mean 9 is making money so why would they change the way they cover sport?

    This is subjective, but the commentators and presenters to me are a noticeable difference. This is my complaint with 9's RL coverage too.

    Also, a bit of a RL related gipe. 7 used to cross-promote the sh!t out of AFL during the coverage (planting ex-players in the crowd so that the camera could zoom in on them and give them an excuse to promote their AFL coverage, running ads throughout the tournament etc). I'm not seeing this at all from 9 for RL.
     
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    I think that is the way they work.
     

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