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Forum: Broadcasting Today, 11:26
Replies: 545
Views: 60,152
Posted By mlt11
Yes, would have thought the Six Nations Committee...

Yes, would have thought the Six Nations Committee would be very keen to remain FTA - not just to maintain the profile of the Six Nations itself but also rugby union as a whole.

In terms of the BBC,...
Forum: Broadcasting Today, 10:53
Replies: 545
Views: 60,152
Posted By mlt11
Sky is claiming 25 rights renewals this year. I...

Sky is claiming 25 rights renewals this year. I haven't counted them all up and a few of these are undoubtedly Mickey Mouse in terms of importance but at the same time it is certainly a very...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:54
Replies: 545
Views: 60,152
Posted By mlt11
Worth noting that the RFU press release when it...

Worth noting that the RFU press release when it awarded Sky rights for 2010 to 2015 included England's summer tours - whereas they are not included this time.

However in practice it appears that...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:51
Replies: 545
Views: 60,152
Posted By mlt11
Thanks a lot.

Thanks a lot.
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:39
Replies: 545
Views: 60,152
Posted By mlt11
"Exclusively live coverage of England's November...

"Exclusively live coverage of England's November QBE Internationals from Twickenham, QBE Internationals before the Rugby World Cup in 2015 and 2019, plus the annual England spring fixture"

What is...
Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 11:13
Replies: 350
Views: 42,281
Posted By mlt11
I guess everyone has now forgotten about the EPG...

I guess everyone has now forgotten about the EPG change but per Sky's quarterly results out last week:

Since 12th August:

- Viewing of SSN - up 10%
- Total viewing of all SS channels - up 5%

So...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-10-2014, 20:26
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
Hadn't seen your post when writing post...

Hadn't seen your post when writing post 5370!

Only approx 1m pay to subscribe to BTS at the moment so even if they all took the CL option it would only raise 48m (and even that would assume having...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-10-2014, 20:20
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
If the forum post proves to be accurate I think...

If the forum post proves to be accurate I think it's much as expected. A few thoughts:

- I would expect the 4 to apply all year round - or at least continuously throughout the football season. ...
Forum: Broadcasting 28-10-2014, 19:41
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
I wouldn't be at all surprised if BT doesn't...

I wouldn't be at all surprised if BT doesn't offer red button games in HD on the Sky platform.

Almost all Sky's CL red button games get absolutely microscopic ratings - the vast majority rate zero...
Forum: Broadcasting 27-10-2014, 22:29
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
Overnights: West Ham v Man City (BT) -...

Overnights:

West Ham v Man City (BT) - 575,000
Swansea v Leicester (Sky) - 231,000
Real Madrid v Barcelona (Sky) - 629,000
Burnley v Everton (Sky) - 868,000
Man Utd v Chelsea (Sky) - 1,978,000
Forum: Broadcasting 27-10-2014, 20:32
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
It should be noted that two of BT's games clashed...

It should be noted that two of BT's games clashed - ie they had games on both BTS1 and BTS2 at Sat 3pm. So a total of 191k were watching rugby on BTS at that point. Although, of course, that slot...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-10-2014, 21:03
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
Of course the ECB could go down that route but...

Of course the ECB could go down that route but then Sky just exercises the option for 2018 and 2019.

So the first year that the ECB can put out to competitive auction is 2020.

And in the meantime...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-10-2014, 20:10
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
Thanks. Major tours to England 2016 - Pak 2017...

Thanks.

Major tours to England

2016 - Pak
2017 - SA
2018 - Ind
2019 - Aus

So the rumour per your post looks right - ie it's what we would expect given no messing around.
Forum: Broadcasting 24-10-2014, 19:46
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
That would be up for negotiation. Sky's existing...

That would be up for negotiation.

Sky's existing contract runs to 2017 and they have the option for 2018 + 2019.

It's perfectly possible any new contract could supercede the existing contract - ie...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-10-2014, 19:20
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
Thanks. Have the tours for 2021 and 2022 been...

Thanks.

Have the tours for 2021 and 2022 been agreed (I can't find anything) - or is there even a draft?
Forum: Broadcasting 24-10-2014, 19:18
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
If the Telegraph article is correct I strongly...

If the Telegraph article is correct I strongly doubt that the counties are talking about Sky's Freeview channel.

I think ITV4 would be by far the most likely - if not ITV4 then maybe C5.

I actually...
Forum: Broadcasting 24-10-2014, 18:59
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
Thanks. Article suggests possible TV contract...

Thanks.

Article suggests possible TV contract up to 2022 - refers to Future Tours Programme - but I thought that currently only goes up to 2020.

2022 would be interesting - if Ashes sticks on its...
Forum: Broadcasting 23-10-2014, 21:23
Replies: 173
Views: 12,639
Posted By mlt11
A fair point but I think it's more than counter...

A fair point but I think it's more than counter balanced by the fact that BT has entered the market since then - causing substantial inflation in sports rights costs.

I think it is almost certain...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-10-2014, 22:42
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
Thanks for all your work on this but I'm afraid...

Thanks for all your work on this but I'm afraid the above link is missing a whole host of games.

For starters there was a Sunday lunchtime and a Sunday teatime game on 18th August.

Numerous other...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-10-2014, 22:36
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
Just doing a quick scan - there is something...

Just doing a quick scan - there is something major wrong here. There is a Sunday teatime game every week - it is not possible for there to have been 10 Saturday teatime games and only 5 Sunday...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-10-2014, 22:28
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
I'm in a rush so don't have any time to check but...

I'm in a rush so don't have any time to check but I don't think the above statement can be right.

There is no significant difference in the number of games picked by Sky between this season and last...
Forum: Broadcasting 22-10-2014, 01:07
Replies: 3,092
Views: 225,166
Posted By mlt11
No studio again on MD4 when the SS1 game is the...

No studio again on MD4 when the SS1 game is the overall 3rd pick.

So in theory the equivalent situation to MD1 and MD2 - however a bit different as Real Madrid play Liverpool so the all foreign 3rd...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-10-2014, 16:23
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By mlt11
Excellent post. Just picking up on your final...

Excellent post.

Just picking up on your final point, I would fully expect Sky's attitude to the Challenge Cup to change dramatically.

The reason Sky ran it down was because they didn't have the...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-10-2014, 19:16
Replies: 26
Views: 1,579
Posted By mlt11
Per the discussion on here at the time, there is...

Per the discussion on here at the time, there is a suggestion that Sky has actually got exclusive live rights to the entire Challenge Cup from 2018 to 2021 - but that hasn't been stated anywhere...
Forum: Broadcasting 20-10-2014, 18:19
Replies: 5,383
Views: 615,353
Posted By mlt11
Overnights: Man C v Spurs (BT) - 604,000 QPR v...

Overnights:

Man C v Spurs (BT) - 604,000
QPR v Liverpool (Sky) - 1,120,000
Stoke v Swansea (Sky) - 946,000
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