Rugby League and TV

Discussion in 'International' started by Stallion, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Stallion

    Stallion First Grade

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    ? Mmmmm. Something wrong there. With the myriad of FTA channels available these days in Australia? Not seeing FTA coverage for an international rugby league event (deemed to be in place of a Lions v Kangaroos test ) in Sydney, as a low priority? We differ! Let's just leave it that!
     
  2. Pommy

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    Low priority in terms of growing the game. It’s not like Australians haven’t seen rugby league before and are suddenly going to change on the basis of a watered down version being played on FTA, get real.
    RLIF need cash to invest abroad, that’s what Foxtel are giving then. Hopefully after all the fees for holding the event are paid there will be some left over. It’s not for the RLIF to grow the sport in its biggest market.
     
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  3. Stallion

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    Both pay tv and FTA coverage should have happened for this international rugby league event. Simple as that. But not simple for some!
     
  4. Valheru

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    Who is to blame for it not happening and what would you have done different to ensure it was put on FTA?
     
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  5. Pommy

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    The RLIF should use the event to make the most money to fund their operations, simple as that!!!!?!?!!?!?
     
  6. Stallion

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    Probably people within the rugbyleague marketing department? The negotiators more than likely along with respective advice or lack of.
     
  7. Stallion

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    Don't think that's happening! Would have thought FTA coverage along with pay tv would have sourced much more advertising dollars? You seem to think not others do!
     
  8. Pommy

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    You should try getting a top job at 9 or 10 as they clearly don’t have your business knowledge.
     
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  9. Stallion

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    Perhaps? Perhaps not? One thing for sure is that the confidence commensurate with how good the code of rugby league is, is not reflected in your regard of it as a product on tv. Others have more faith and confidence!
     
  10. Pommy

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    Are you religious? You keep talk bout faith perhaps this is where we differ, I just look at facts. FTA didn’t see a profit to be had
     
  11. Stallion

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    It's called confidence in the game! Surely the highest rating tv football product in Australia can manage some FTA coverage on a subsidiary channel? Remembering games that were allocated to a 'minor' channel easily out rated mainstream shows at the same time during the rugby league world cup of 2017. Mistakes are made and this (the non FTA coverage of the 2019 World nines) is another mistake!
     
  12. Pommy

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    No getting less money from TV broadcasters would be a mistake!!!?!
     
  13. titoelcolombiano

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    Would you accept $0 for it to be on FTA? Would you also accept that if that happened you would have no right to whinge about the lack of international development because the RLIF is broke?
     
  14. Stallion

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    We disagree as you are twisting a point! My comment is that the rugby league marketing people have not placed enough emphasis or targeting for an appropriate amount of tv coverage for such a 'prestigious' tournament. It's an international event in a heartland nation. It deserves at least simulcast coverage. Some people don't think the code is deserving or being worth this? Others do. A mistake by the people organising telecasting of this event has been made in my opinion. You don't think the event is worth such exposure? Others do! We differ.
     
  15. Stallion

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    Ok. Then a Kangaroos v LIONS test should have been in place! Don't think you have accepted that these people in marketing or strategic development are capable of making mistakes! ? Others do!
    PS: I'm still waiting on an apology and no doubt others you have slighted as not being real are as well!
     
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  16. titoelcolombiano

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    If the Lions v Kangaroos fixture was being played in Australia (which we agree it should be getting played) it would certainly be on FTA which is the right call for such a premium fixture so we have no argument there.

    I won't be apologising so don't bother waiting for it.
     
  17. Stallion

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    You make sense without a genuine emphasis. But you have insulted not only myself but others by creating a thread that was completely wrong and false in claiming a deceptive use of aliases! You should be apologizing!
     
  18. titoelcolombiano

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    I don't even know what you mean by this.

    Why would I apologise for upsetting you with the thruth? ;)
     
  19. Pommy

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    It is also exactly the reason it’s not being played. The discussion on here has been that home kangaroo tv rights were included in the TV deal. So there’s no extra money and no incentive to play the game and why they had to play Tonga in NZ last year.
     
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  20. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Stallion, please stick to the topic at hand and avoid the sidetrack issues like alias claims.
     

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