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Post Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:14 pm
Posted by jonharriss on Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:14 pm
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We pay a decent amount of money to subscribe to Wigan TV and what content do we actually get? I was sent an email this morning which another viewer sent to tv (at) wiganwarriors.com - outlining their frustration. I intend to do the same and encourage anyone else who feels the same to do so.

1 - The coverage of friendlies over the past few seasons has been rubbish - the feed regularly drops out, how can they not have sorted it by now, its 2018 !!

2 - Over than highlights, what do we actually get for our money? It hasnt developed at all in the past how many years its been going. It gives you real insight to the club other than the stereotypical club interviews which are very watered down. The Lenagan interviews for example, they are clearly all pre-picked, pre-planned questions that he is asked - he never actually answers what the fans want to know (don't get me started on the disappearance of fans forums!!!)

The club has quite clearly no longer care about fans and the microcosm of Wigan TV highlights this

The email i saw this morning suggested looking the things Rugby AM do - far more content and it's actually fun to watch. Even the fan tv thing that has been set up has produced more content that I have seen that the club actually produces. I watched an interview with the Wigan journo, Paul Wilkinson on there and got more enjoyment from 30 mins of that then listening to some of the stuff on Wigan TV.

Get fans involved - get a talk show, interact with fans, let us ask questions etc etc

At the moment it's simply an expensive, misfiring Lenagan propaganda machine which is rubbish.

New Ideas Needed quickly, otherwise, my subscription will be cancelled like I am sure many others will.
Posted by wiganrugbyblog on Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:23 pm
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Thank you for your kind words (I think) re Wigan Fan TV. I do think Wigan TV works well though - I think the amount of U19's games they show without issue probably points to how difficult it is to broadcast from the likes of Swinton...
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Posted by Grimmy on Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:38 pm
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When they introduced it, it was rubbish (you had to wait ages for the games, then they would routinely not upload them/put them up late), but I think it's pretty good value now to have access to all the games a couple of days after they are played. That's all I got it for really, suspect most people are the same. I've allowed mine to elapse because there were literally no none-sky games that I wanted to watch back last year because of how poor we were. I'll likely sign back up again once there is a none-sky game I want to watch back.
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Thank you for your kind words (I think) re Wigan Fan TV. I do think Wigan TV works well though - I think the amount of U19's games they show without issue probably points to how difficult it is to broadcast from the likes of Swinton...

If I was based 200 miles away & not 20, I'd probably shell out for a sub. But complaining that you can't get a line out of Swinton is complete b'lox. The Mayfield/Crosfields game streamed on Saturday was faultless (except for a 90 second power outage about 2 minutes from time). I know they're not the BBC, but if you're advertising content that people closer to home might want to fork out for then you need to have a USP and deliver it - professionally.
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Posted by Bigredwarrior on Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:33 pm
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I watched the Leigh and Swinton games with no issues? I thought it was much better now that they’ve added score graphics and some commentary.
Posted by Itchy Arsenal on Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:23 pm
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I watched the Leigh and Swinton games with no issues? I thought it was much better now that they’ve added score graphics and some commentary.

Unfortunately I couldn't get to the Leyth game as I had planned so had to watch on Wigan TV - like yourself I had no problems.
Didn't watch all of the Swinton game yesterday but the minutes that I watched again I had no problems.
I had major issues last season culminating in the U19's final fiasco however, thus far I've had no technical issues
I subscribe mainly for the U19's matches
Personally I like the IL interviews even accepting that the majority if not all of the questions I'm sure are predetermined prior to the interview. I hope we get an interview from IL before the season starts.
Posted by That Mon on Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:36 pm
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I think it could be better a few more features would be good things like the season launch are easy set up and good minute fillers. More in pre season is a good way if keeping us connected and interested building to season start even releaaing some free on FB / Twitter would be good for the club and fans alike.
Posted by Pieman on Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:39 pm
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its always the same, big build up terrible service, they arent set up for the amount of subscribers.
Posted by Rogues Gallery on Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:57 pm
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I went to both the Leigh and Swinton games so didn't watch it "live" on Wigan t.v.
It appears that some fans have problems but others don't.

What platform was it being watched on ipad/iphone, windows or android? I know last year the iphone users appeared ok but there were problems with windows/android.
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I like it. It isn't perfect by any means but the coverage of the reserve games alone is worth the subscription. Plus there's the away games in full a couple days after the match which is often handy. The rest is a bonus.
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