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broadcasting deal

Postby Martin Shaw » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:15 am

interesting bit here.

In addition, and in what is another first for English football, the EFL will be offering its Clubs the opportunity to live-stream in the UK and Ireland any league match via their respective iFollow (or equivalent) service that takes place outside the blocked hours of 14.45-17.15 on Saturday afternoons and that is not broadcast live on Sky Sports. Sky Sports will have the right to stream the same Championship fixtures to subscribers across their interactive and digital services.

Games in the Checkatrade Trophy will also be available for live-streaming in the UK and Ireland via iFollow (or equivalent service). iFollow was launched earlier this year and gives supporters overseas the ability to watch their team on match days alongside providing thousands of fans based in the UK the opportunity to listen to audio commentary.

Read more at https://www.efl.com/news/2017/september ... m=referral


Note for clarity that it does not say clubs will do this, but that they have the opportunity to do this.
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby adamstag » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:35 am

Can't understand why any club would ever do this.

Though I struggle to make Tuesday night matches as in Manchester, we wouldn't ever benefit from this at all.

Fine if you're a championship club where you fill your ground each game and don't rely on the ticket money. Please Mansfield, say no
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby MTFCMusings » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:48 am

adamstag wrote:Can't understand why any club would ever do this.

Though I struggle to make Tuesday night matches as in Manchester, we wouldn't ever benefit from this at all.

Fine if you're a prem club where you fill your ground each game and don't rely on the ticket money. Please Mansfield, say no


I mostly agree Adam.

I can see an argument for clubs to live stream their away games, and possibly say each account can live stream 2 home games a season for people who are on holiday for example, but all matches would be silly.
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby bux46 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:57 am

Points above taken ..... What about a milage zone from Field Mill .... there are some games that i just cannot face the 3 to 4 hours travelling ... I would gladly pay a fee to see the game on a match to match basis,how much they would charge would be a big stumbling block for some ..... I think its a good idea but will need to be looked at closely so the club does not loose out ........
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby ST4GS » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:27 pm

adamstag wrote:Can't understand why any club would ever do this.

Though I struggle to make Tuesday night matches as in Manchester, we wouldn't ever benefit from this at all.

Fine if you're a championship club where you fill your ground each game and don't rely on the ticket money. Please Mansfield, say no

You seem to be stuck in a bygone era. For the Stags surely it is better to have 3000 pay per view customers at £10 per match with the club probably making 50% profits and a gate of 1200 old die hards rather than 3500 attending customers like we have had for the last 85 or so years.
It's the future, the younger generation will be all for it as they do not need to leave their homes.
Then in around a decade or so when technology improves to such an extent that virtual reality matches reality we can close the ground, no need for policing, SAG or 1pm kickoff times, no need to employ over paid footballers as games will be controlled by computers under the banner of EFL eSports Ltd.
John Radford might need to buy a computer sprite type centre forward for 1.5 million which has a rating of 87% and try to sell our offcasts to AFC Chesterfield Phoenix 2019 who will then be competing in the Derbyshire Northern Premier Division for their local derby against Calver Cowboys.
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby Spiritater » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:53 pm

Great post St4gs. The game as we know and love it will be dead in 20 years
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby Bradders » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:48 pm

adamstag wrote:Can't understand why any club would ever do this.

Though I struggle to make Tuesday night matches as in Manchester, we wouldn't ever benefit from this at all.

Fine if you're a championship club where you fill your ground each game and don't rely on the ticket money. Please Mansfield, say no

Can't make tonight either (also in Manchester, but not for the football!).

I'd have thought that the ideal solution would be to offer this to season ticket holders. Then if they don't turn up to matches, it's not a problem as they've paid anyway.
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby Martin Shaw » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:01 pm

note that this is from the 2019/20 season
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby Bros » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:25 pm

Saturday games that start at 3 are excluded so you are left with 6 night matches, 3 home and 3 away, the Haribo and Chickenfeed Trophies plus presumably any early kos against local rivals. So opportunities to watch live will be limited. To me it would make sense to show the away games as only a few of us can usually make the trip. This assumes that the financial reward is good
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:12 pm

It's the Devils work!
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Re: broadcasting deal

Postby Bristolstag » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 pm

I hope we say no. Seeing Mansfield costs me a fortune, but I can't stand watching football on TV for some reason.
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