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Discussion in 'English Super League' started by deluded pom?, May 22, 2020.

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    Is there any controversy over there about renegotiating reduced TV rights deals like there is here?
     
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    Obviously I don’t know the ins and outs of sky’s business but super league is probably fairly insignificant to them, NRL to 9 wouldn’t have been.
     
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    It's just some cheap filler content that rates quite well for its cost really isn't it?
     
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    You're absolutely right, I would have thought that the scenario would have played out the other way around though:

    NRL extremely significant to 9's ratings success = treat NRL with absolute respect
    SL filler content for their sports channel = treated with lack of respect with little care for the financial state of the game
     
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    Well it’s certainly dwarfed by EPL after that it’s probably almost insignificant to them. Probably not far off a rounding error.
     
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    Every sport in the U.K. is insignificant compared to soccer but RL is certainly towards the top end of Sky viewing figures for the rest. RL is vastly underpaid by Sky in comparison to other sports that don’t bring in the same sort of viewer numbers. Sky have RL over a barrel. They pay just enough to keep SL a full time comp, nothing more, nothing less. Unfortunately there isn’t any competition at the moment for the tv rights so Sky pay the bare minimum.
     
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    TV companies underpaying for RL in relation to the ratings it brings... where have I heard that before?
     
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    Football is king in UK. All other sports are insignificant to TV broadcasters.
     
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    I said that in my previous post.
     
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    SL returns on the 2nd August but no confirmation of when the GF will be!
     

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