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Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« on: April 27, 2007, 08:57:51 AM »
BBC NI has lost out to Sky for the right to show live NI games. Republic games next me thinks, despite what the govt says about RTE's divine right. 

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 08:59:25 AM »
Sky television has secured the rights to broadcast live Norn Ireland home football internationals from next year.

BBC North of Ireland, the current rights holders, had been in negotiations with the IFA.

The corporation had been due to discuss the terms of a formal offer to renew the contract next week.

However, it is understood a multi-million pound deal has been agreed with Sky - an official announcement is expected later.



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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 09:15:20 AM »
Delighted when i heard the news.

Would love to have seen watsons face when he heard the news. ;D   No more Jackie or Watson...........Happy days

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007, 09:22:59 AM »
Brace yourselves for more crying , they have already been going on about sky not showing a player in the ad links (and showing Robbie Keane), now that sky are actually showing a game the letter writing campaign will begin in ernest.


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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 09:44:59 AM »
Jeez, Sky must be getting desperate after losing the England games.

Their International package will now include Scotland, ROI, NI and Wales. Imagine channel-hopping there. Shite and more shite.

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2007, 09:46:53 AM »
Thats what Norn Iron get for doing well!
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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2007, 09:50:58 AM »
Stephen Watson has been found hanging from the crossbar in Windsor Park.
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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2007, 09:57:03 AM »
Shocking disregard for the rights of minority sports.
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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2007, 10:00:40 AM »
f**king ridiculous decision but it's what we've come to expect from the fcukwits at the IFA.  >:(

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2007, 10:02:25 AM »
whats even more amusing is that the ifa were to meet with BBC next week to discuss the terms. It seems that SKY pulled a fast one and BBC have been left out to dry.

I wonder how our jackie  and sherlocks sidekick   would  describe it ?

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2007, 10:04:04 AM »
They've sold their solds to the devil!

Just when soccer was getting a bit of good publicity & appealing to more people...the option to watch it, for most, is now removed!

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2007, 10:04:41 AM »
BBC NI has lost out to Sky for the right to show live NI games. Republic games next me thinks, despite what the govt says about RTE's divine right. 
Arent the republics games covered by the interest of the nation thing
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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2007, 10:05:03 AM »
Well maybe now the BBC will be able to give a bit more time to the most popular sport in NI, rather than just focusing on any negative aspects!!

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007, 10:13:13 AM »
Well maybe now the BBC will be able to give a bit more time to the most popular sport in NI, rather than just focusing on any negative aspects!!

Arf, I can just imagine it now...................... Well done to whoever won that one

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Re: Norn Iron Games lost to Sky TV...
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2007, 11:58:12 AM »
SKY also have the rights to show a number of a irish premier league matches. The IFA must have insisted on that to be part of the deal. The english are in for a shock when they see institute v lisburn distillery playing!! God help them!