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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:33 am 
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Just announced that they are showing live the autumn RU internationals for which country......IRELAND.

Can't the powers that be make some protest. They should be supporting British sport as that is the country in which they earn their revenue.

Why can't they be persuaded to broadcast our own Rugby League Championship rather covering a foreign team.

Over to you Brian Barwick, earn your money, please.

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 Post subject: Re: Channel 4
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:56 am 
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The Irish Rugby Union team represents Northern Ireland, which is part of Great Britain and somewhere C4 broadcasts to.

Rather than sour grapes, RL needs to ask why it doesn't have a product that appeals to Channel 4.






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 Post subject: Re: Channel 4
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:14 am 
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I think we have the product but not the right people with the right connections.

Time to call the Hearns again!

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 Post subject: Re: Channel 4
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What kind of viewing figures do you think a Championship game would get on Channel 4 compared to a RU international?






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 Post subject: Re: Channel 4
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:20 am 
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ricardo07 wrote:I think we have the product but not the right people with the right connections.

Time to call the Hearns again!


Connections is such a lazy answer. If we genuinely had something that was of commercial value to C4 or any other commercial broadcaster, it would be in their interests to lap it up.

The truth is that, at best, we have an OK product that doesn't appeal to the right audiences to make it worthwhile for the likes of C4. And that's talking about our most marketable product - never mind the Championship.

The Hearns aren't the answer to that problem.






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 Post subject: Re: Channel 4
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:56 am 
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bramleyrhino wrote:The Irish Rugby Union team represents Northern Ireland, which is part of Great Britain and somewhere C4 broadcasts to.

Rather than sour grapes, RL needs to ask why it doesn't have a product that appeals to Channel 4.

I thought that the IRFU was Ireland (not northern irelend) and most definitely not part of Great Britain (although part of the British isles)
Do Northern Ireland have a RU team?






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 Post subject: Re: Channel 4
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:58 am 
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RU is actively 'hands on' with ensuring their sport is getting all the publicity it deserves. RFL is rife with apathy and disorganization....There ya go!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:59 am 
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financialtimes wrote:I thought that the IRFU was Ireland (not northern irelend) and most definitely not part of Great Britain (although part of the British isles)
Do Northern Ireland have a RU team?


NI is definitely part of the UK with the Queen as Head of State!

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Joff wrote:NI is definitely part of the UK with the Queen as Head of State!

I think you're missing my point, the IRFU is not Northern Ireland, it's Ireland (Southern Ireland) which is not part of Great Britain :thumb: HTH






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financialtimes wrote:I thought that the IRFU was Ireland (not northern irelend) and most definitely not part of Great Britain (although part of the British isles)
Do Northern Ireland have a RU team?


The Irish RU team is a combined Irish team

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