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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2014, 12:44:54 PM »
Can't say I've ever watched it, but I’m prejudiced against Irish League soccer anyway.

That annoying moment when the BBC’s Final Score are about to show the updated Premier League table and it suddenly cuts over to the NI sports feed. We then get treated to 10 minutes of NI club soccer, which should be running to a backing track of the ‘Walk of Life’ by Dire Straits.

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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2014, 12:48:17 PM »
I'd expect something like what they give the Football League, or the domestic rugby/Heineken Cup. They've got such a formula for that now that I think it's repeatable for whatever sport. I don't think they really do 'low key' barring speedway or something.

I wouldn't expect 'Super Sunday' treatment although there's little enough on at the height of summer other than the Cricket, so you never know.

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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2014, 12:55:41 PM »
Suppose with BT getting exclusive rights to the Champions League from 2015 and more Premiership games, it could be a good angle to hold onto a significant portion of Irish Sky subscriptions. FFS they are even showing live netball now.

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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2014, 12:57:07 PM »
There will be a few high profile ex players knocking Sky's door for the punditry jobs..££$$££$$

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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2014, 01:06:01 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if Irish Sky customers won't be able to see these games on Sky.
Not much point in Sky getting involved if they don't have exclusive rights to show matches in Ireland - this is about them strengthening their market position here, as is nabbing the Rab O'Die Wrecked rogbee rights from RTE.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2014, 02:07:03 PM »
Can't say I've ever watched it, but I’m prejudiced against Irish League soccer anyway.

That annoying moment when the BBC’s Final Score are about to show the updated Premier League table and it suddenly cuts over to the NI sports feed. We then get treated to 10 minutes of NI club soccer, which should be running to a backing track of the ‘Walk of Life’ by Dire Straits.


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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2014, 02:15:36 PM »
That is hilarious.

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« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2014, 02:19:21 PM »
Alistair Donaldson the Ulster rugby fan is a much under-utilised character on the part of the Apres Match team.

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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2014, 02:29:45 PM »
Can't say I've ever watched it, but I’m prejudiced against Irish League soccer anyway.

That annoying moment when the BBC’s Final Score are about to show the updated Premier League table and it suddenly cuts over to the NI sports feed. We then get treated to 10 minutes of NI club soccer, which should be running to a backing track of the ‘Walk of Life’ by Dire Straits.


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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2014, 04:57:30 PM »
No, but isnt that a telling thing actually. Who would the most upbeat of pundits be?

Jarlath Burns on tG4 and BBC seems to actually enjoy the games. Who else? They'll probably get Wooly Parkinson or some other dingdong.

Him and Kevin Cassidy having a "ding dong" on pay for play on twitter at the minute. Wolly advocating going on strike and Cass fighting his corner against pay for play.
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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2014, 05:59:01 PM »
The British leg of Sky is broadcast throughout the world both on cable and many legal and illegal streams online. I f we want to expand the game then this is a no brainer. As far as i can see RTE has what it had anyway and Sky will pick up TV3 games plus a few added extra games. TV3 are in trouble with UTV expanding south full term taking the brit soaps and reality shows. Sky will do what they do best and hype the shite out of this. I feel with SKY in the GAA family we are closer to an Aussie rules/Rugby league type championship of 16 teams with a top 8 play off more so than professional players.

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« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2014, 06:24:23 PM »
The British leg of Sky is broadcast throughout the world both on cable and many legal and illegal streams online. I f we want to expand the game then this is a no brainer. As far as i can see RTE has what it had anyway and Sky will pick up TV3 games plus a few added extra games. TV3 are in trouble with UTV expanding south full term taking the brit soaps and reality shows. Sky will do what they do best and hype the shite out of this. I feel with SKY in the GAA family we are closer to an Aussie rules/Rugby league type championship of 16 teams with a top 8 play off more so than professional players.

We're still a few universes away from that.

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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2014, 06:30:13 PM »
Sky Sports me arse.

http://webfirstrow.eu
http://tykestv.eu/
http://coolsport.tv
http://www.wiziwig.tv/index.php?part=sports
http://www.firstrowsports.eu/ 
http://www.vipbox.tv/s
http://www.nj43.com/
http://cricfree.tv/index.php
http://www.stopstream.com/
http://www.tsmplug.com

Anyone worried they might miss a game,see the above.

I dont even have saorview in the house.Everything goes through the laptop onto the big screen and of course it's free.You can watch almost any channel online now these days (including all the sky sports channels)

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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2014, 06:44:16 PM »
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I dont even have saorview in the house.Everything goes through the laptop onto the big screen and of course it's free

No wonder the Internet is congested!
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Re: GAA doing a deal with SkySports
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2014, 06:52:55 PM »
This is a positive development. 

Sky will bring an upbeat presentation of the game and they won't hire pundits who bad mouth the game as if it's their job to turn off as many repeat viewers as possible.  They'll do a proper job of marketing the game and they'll be a lot more professional about it than RTE.

The game will be exposed to new audiences in the UK which is what we've needed for years.  I could write a whole book about that.

The money will be put to good use. I have to laugh at the "sure we've got plenty of money, we don't need any more" crowd.  Clubs in Britain and around the world are screaming out for extra resources, and it has to come from somewhere. As the games grow worldwide, it's entirely appropriate that a bigger audience outside of Ireland brings in more revenue to be reinvested in these new clubs.

We're a long way off professionalism.