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Channel 4

Post by Mucky1978 » 24 Nov 2021, 09:09

Got 10 games this season starting with Leeds vs Wire 12:30pm 12/02/22

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Post by heritage1926 » 24 Nov 2021, 09:11

Super League is delighted to announce a landmark deal with Channel 4 which will see Betfred Super League matches broadcast on free-to-air TV for the first time. First up will see Leeds Rhinos take on Warrington Wolves on Saturday 12th February, 12:30 KO.
The link the RFL have posted doesn't work, so cannot attach as of yet, but can only be a good thing for Rugby League.

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Re: Channel 4

Post by Mucky1978 » 24 Nov 2021, 09:21

Was hoping for Wire first game looks like Leeds have them now tho :(

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Re: Channel 4

Post by heritage1926 » 24 Nov 2021, 09:35

Mucky1978 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 09:21 Was hoping for Wire first game looks like Leeds have them now tho :(
Radford made a comment at yesterdays light switch on, that we start with some tasty fixtures, read in to that what you want.

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Post by Fumper27 » 24 Nov 2021, 09:43

Doesn’t say that’s the first game of the season, just that it’s the first game on C4

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Post by Mucky1978 » 24 Nov 2021, 09:45

Fumper27 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 09:43 Doesn’t say that’s the first game of the season, just that it’s the first game on C4
That's weekend the season starts tho.

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Post by gateman » 24 Nov 2021, 10:31

good news on one hand but on the other less fans through the gates i have a couple of mates who never come to CAS when we are on TV

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Re: Channel 4

Post by heritage1926 » 24 Nov 2021, 10:50

10 league games and 2 play off games will be shown.

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Post by mart0042 » 24 Nov 2021, 11:07

Great news. A real shot in the arm for the game.

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Post by Fumper27 » 24 Nov 2021, 11:11

Mucky1978 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 09:45
Fumper27 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 09:43 Doesn’t say that’s the first game of the season, just that it’s the first game on C4
That's weekend the season starts tho.
Is it, I didn’t know. Thought it started earlier due to World Cup.

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Post by Fumper27 » 24 Nov 2021, 11:12

heritage1926 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 10:50 10 league games and 2 play off games will be shown.
That’s not how I read it. I think it’s 10 in total. After the first game, “the remaining 9 will include 2 play off games”

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Re: Channel 4

Post by FIat Capper » 24 Nov 2021, 13:06

Fumper27 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 11:11
Mucky1978 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 09:45
Fumper27 wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 09:43 Doesn’t say that’s the first game of the season, just that it’s the first game on C4
That's weekend the season starts tho.
Is it, I didn’t know. Thought it started earlier due to World Cup.
It's interesting that any fixtures are publicised before the full fixture is launched. Always thought there was an agreement by the press not to do so.

Anyway, good news.

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Post by LeagueLeaders » 27 Nov 2021, 04:43

This is great news for fans who like to watch Super League in general and not just their team. Unfortunately I'm not one of those fans. Not to be negative but I can only see this being bad for getting supporters into the ground, which in turn sacrifices revenue and general atmosphere at games. That said, broadcasting RL across more platforms will hopefully help the sport expand. Time will tell

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Post by Tamworth Tiger » 27 Nov 2021, 10:26

I think that anything that broadcasts RL free on national TV is essential oxygen for the game. Having lived outside the RL heartlands for most of the last 40 years, mainly in the Midlands the only times I’ve been able to discuss RL with locals about a match they’ve watched is after the BBC screening an international or a Challenge Cup game.
Older ones still remember classy Cas from the 60s floodlit trophy on BBC2 though!!

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Post by tigerfeat » 27 Nov 2021, 10:34

Tamworth Tiger wrote: 27 Nov 2021, 10:26 I think that anything that broadcasts RL free on national TV is essential oxygen for the game. Having lived outside the RL heartlands for most of the last 40 years, mainly in the Midlands the only times I’ve been able to discuss RL with locals about a match they’ve watched is after the BBC screening an international or a Challenge Cup game.
Older ones still remember classy Cas from the 60s floodlit trophy on BBC2 though!!
I remember huddling around a tv set trying to get a picture to watch the floodlight trophy you were lucky if you got the indoor ariel in the right position to see anything
But yeah good news for RL in this country and there will be a lot of coverage of the sport on terrestrial tv when the world cup starts as well
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Post by gateman » 27 Nov 2021, 10:58

the very old ones will remember Roger the Dodger on a Sunday morning i think that was on the BBC

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Post by cogito ergo sum » 27 Nov 2021, 11:27

Second halves on Grandstand!

Floodlit trophy to showcase BBC2 colour provision. I was a student then, and we used to go to a motel on the A1 to watch it.

I remember being delighted when Radio Leeds began live commentary on games, it was the first time you could keep up without waiting for the Green’un!

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Post by westerbeast73 » 27 Nov 2021, 11:39

Interesting that Channels 4 headquarters is now in Leeds. Wonder if that's had any bearing on the deal for RL.

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