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Posted by luke ShipleyRed on Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:01 am
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It is reported in league Express, that several championship clubs have expressed there concern to the RFL after it has emerged that they were unaware of a deal that premier sports had agreed with the games governing body to broadcast Toronto games from there grounds in 2018. A number of clubs raised their concern about a failure to be consulted by any party.

There is also confusion at why premier are being allowed to Broadcast from there ground at no cost.
And at the fact that Sky own the rights to the Championship (though they refuse for some reason to show any games apart from summer Bash).

Does anyone at the RFL actually know what they're doing. This is basic stuff, get in touch with the clubs and sky. And come to some sort of agreement (it's not hard).
And this is who we entrust to take the game forward, or even look after the game?
God help us.
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Posted by Zulu01 on Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:22 am
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luke ShipleyRed wrote:
It is reported in league Express, that several championship clubs have expressed there concern to the RFL after it has emerged that they were unaware of a deal that premier sports had agreed with the games governing body to broadcast Toronto games from there grounds in 2018. A number of clubs raised their concern about a failure to be consulted by any party.

There is also confusion at why premier are being allowed to Broadcast from there ground at no cost.
And at the fact that Sky own the rights to the Championship (though they refuse for some reason to show any games apart from summer Bash).

Does anyone at the RFL actually know what they're doing. This is basic stuff, get in touch with the clubs and sky. And come to some sort of agreement (it's not hard).
And this is who we entrust to take the game forward, or even look after the game?
God help us.


I thought these "expansion" clubs were our saviours

Surely the likes of Toronto have managed to secure big money deals with TV corporations and are willing to invest and share the wealth

Are they saying this wont happen !!!!

Well I never
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Posted by Nothus on Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:19 am
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Funny how none of these chairmen/clubs gave a damn last year when this was happening while Toronto played in League 1. But as soon as it hits their pockets it becomes a huge issue.

The selfishness and self interest within this sport continues.
Posted by Grimmy on Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:50 am
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RFL should have some bottle and tell them to deal with it. We need the exposure
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Posted by Roy Haggerty on Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:28 pm
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I'm struggling to see the problem here. If there's a TV company willing to broadcast games from any RL club anywhere, why would that be a bad thing?

What's the problem?
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Posted by LeythIg on Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:40 pm
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Roy Haggerty wrote:
I'm struggling to see the problem here. If there's a TV company willing to broadcast games from any RL club anywhere, why would that be a bad thing?

What's the problem?


Not sure that the TV deal itself is the issue, just lack of communication of it to the affected clubs.
Posted by Nothus on Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:30 pm
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Roy Haggerty wrote:
I'm struggling to see the problem here. If there's a TV company willing to broadcast games from any RL club anywhere, why would that be a bad thing?

What's the problem?


I assume they are worried potential ticket sales will be lost to those who choose to stay at home and watch the game on tv instead.
Posted by Roy Haggerty on Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:53 pm
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Nothus wrote:
I assume they are worried potential ticket sales will be lost to those who choose to stay at home and watch the game on tv instead.


Good God, are there still people in charge of our clubs who think TV coverage is a bad thing because it might deter a few dozen punters, rather than a great opportunity to attract more sponsorship and supporters in the future?

I'm struggling to imagine any other sport in which TV coverage would be seen as unwelcome!
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Posted by Alan on Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:13 pm
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Roy Haggerty wrote:
Good God, are there still people in charge of our clubs who think TV coverage is a bad thing because it might deter a few dozen punters, rather than a great opportunity to attract more sponsorship and supporters in the future?

I'm struggling to imagine any other sport in which TV coverage would be seen as unwelcome!


Shhh please! If SKY hear you they may think it's fine to televise SL games for free, because we would be content with the exposure!
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On this subject I am trying to find out exactly what sky are showing as I understand Premier are not showing NRL next year. I don't like sky but it may be my only option. Has anyone on here got any news please?
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