TV Rights, best avoided


#1524

Athletics is thriving mate.


#1525

jump boots basketball is the way forward


#1526

The hurling final had 1.007m viewers on RTÉ alone. I’m no mathematical sage but that’s significantly more than the Football.


#1527

Shocking stats for the GGA. Were there any figures released for the Irish soccer football team’s games this year?


#1528

Thursday night v Wales ???


#1529

Haven’t they had any games yet??? Will be a huge audience tuning in on Thursday so.


#1530

incorrect


#1531

It was actually 1.087 pal.


#1532

Does the figure include the 40.000 at the Gaelic grounds ???


#1533

TV Audience guesstimation is a fine art, @Ashman. I have no doubt they have included that figure.


#1534

It is. The exception. Badly needs funding though to help those athletes get to next level.

Impossible to get into an athletics club in Dublin at the moment. I’m pushing Crokes to form one to develop the athletes we need for Dublin South to challenge North Dublin in Croke Park in the 2033 All Ireland World series of seven.


#1535

SKY continuing to bleed TV rights.


#1536

I’m guessing they’re going to lose England and Lions rights as well. Those are the only premier rugby rights they have left.

Super Rugby, the Rugby Championship and other SH rugby are good fillers for the weekends for them but are quite pricey now.


#1537

If they ever lose the Premier League it’ll surely be lights out?


#1538

Yeah that’s what keeps it going.

They’re a bit unfortunate in that BT now have to reign in their own spending but the big boy Tech companies are involved.

Will be interesting to see what happens with Disney, News Corp and Sky.


#1539

AFAIK they pretty much lose money on sport, which is mainly an enticement to broadband provision, which is where the money is.


#1540

anybody that hasn’t built up a friendship with @Copper_pipe & his mate is self harming


#1541

I’m a sound cunt really.


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