Strategic Partnership - O'Neill Negotiates another Winner !

Strategic Partnership - O'Neill Negotiates another Winner !

Post by Steve Turne » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Follow Rugby and live in Sydney ? This is a typical weekend's programming,
courtesy of Channel 7 (FTA) :-

Saturday

12pm - 1pm Super 12 Highlights
2pm   - 5pm AFL Live
9.40pm - 11.40pm AFL Delayed (Complete Match)
11.40pm - 12.40pm Super 12 Highlights
12.40pm - 1.40pm AFL Delayed (Highlights)

Sunday

11am - 12.35pm Footy Panel & Pre Match Chat - AFL
12.35pm - 3.20pm AFL Live
3.20pm - 5pm AFL Delayed (Complete Match)

Total Rugby - 2 hours
Total AFL   - 12 hours

You want the sweet irony? The ARU have just renewed Channel 7's FTA (Free to
Air) rights.

Cheers...........Steve

 
 
 

Strategic Partnership - O'Neill Negotiates another Winner !

Post by fred_smit.. » Sun, 16 Apr 2000 04:00:00

To be fair, Channel Seven are a purely ratings driven organisation,
which is why they rile even the Swans supporters here in Sydney by
hardly ever showing matches in prime time.

And also, Channel Seven is showing the NSW v ACT game delayed on
Saturday night at about midnight, and BUMPING off the AFL match of West
Coast v Freemantle (both Perth teams), so you are not quite correct
below.

You also forgot the other periferal (sp?) AFL shows on FTA TV during
the week:

Monday night: Talking Footy (about midnight)
Tuesday night: AFL Review, or whatever its called (about midnight)
Thursday night: Footy Show(Ch 9), The Game (Ch 7) (both about midnight)
Friday night: AFL game replay (about 11pm)
Saturday morning: Some kids show, forget the name (about 10am)
[They used to have a Wednesday show (to make a full week), but it got
canned and replaced by 'The Game'].

So this proves too things:
1) Rugby is so far behind the eight ball, even in its main market, its
not funny.
2) The timeslots of these shows Seven programming is based solely on
ratings.

But who knows, Seven may loose the rights for AFL after this year.



Quote:
> Follow Rugby and live in Sydney ? This is a typical weekend's
programming,
> courtesy of Channel 7 (FTA) :-

> Saturday

> 12pm - 1pm Super 12 Highlights
> 2pm   - 5pm AFL Live
> 9.40pm - 11.40pm AFL Delayed (Complete Match)
> 11.40pm - 12.40pm Super 12 Highlights
> 12.40pm - 1.40pm AFL Delayed (Highlights)

> Sunday

> 11am - 12.35pm Footy Panel & Pre Match Chat - AFL
> 12.35pm - 3.20pm AFL Live
> 3.20pm - 5pm AFL Delayed (Complete Match)

> Total Rugby - 2 hours
> Total AFL   - 12 hours

> You want the sweet irony? The ARU have just renewed Channel 7's FTA
(Free to
> Air) rights.

> Cheers...........Steve

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Strategic Partnership - O'Neill Negotiates another Winner !

Post by rick boy » Mon, 17 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Follow Rugby and live in Sydney ? This is a typical weekend's programming,
> courtesy of Channel 7 (FTA) :-

Follow rugby and live in Perth (or Melbourne, or Adelaide, or Hobart, or
Darwin)? This is a typical weekend's programming courtesy of the
chimpanzees that run channel 7:

one hour of highlights, seven days old, on Saturday afternoon (when you
should be at your local club), bumped to 2 am on Sunday morning (when
you should be sleeping off your night at the lcoal club) when an Aussie
Rules game is on.

This is expanded to include Tri Nations matches on DELAYED ***ING
TELECAST in June and July, international matches featuring three of the
world's best rugby nations in one of Australia's top international
sports delayed so as not to clash with an Aussie Rules domestic club
game.

And the ARU want to take away Channel 7's broadcast rights? What they
should do is round up the executives from channel seven and the
executives from the ARU, place them against a wall and shoot the ***ing
lot of them.

And that would be a kindness.

--
Rick Boyd

Perth-Bayswater Rugby Union Football Club, Western Australia
club homepage: http://SportToday.org/~boyd/perth-baysw.htm