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McCloud
4th-August-2010, 11:24
OSPREYS RETURN TO IRELAND TO KICK-START NEW SEASON


Three of the four inaugural 2010 Magners League Play-Off teams will kick-start the new season on Friday, 3 September when they meet at Ravenhill and Firhill Stadium.


The Ospreys, who are the reigning Magners League champions, will travel to Belfast to meet Ulster in the first of at least five games to be broadcast live over the opening weekend, while Glasgow Warriors will host 2010 Grand Final runners-up Leinster.


Both games will be televised by two of the tournament’s new broadcast partners, BBC N. Ireland and BBC ALBA, and no fewer than 17 of the opening 24 fixtures in the first month of the season will be screened live.


BBC Wales and S4C will continue to provide their extensive live coverage in Wales, but new deals in Ireland and Scotland have greatly enhanced the opportunity for fans of the Magners League to tune into the games.


Terrestrial broadcasters RTE and TG4 will cover the four Irish provinces, while BBC N. Ireland will screen all of Ulster’s home fixtures. BBC ALBA, who have signed a four year deal with Celtic Rugby, will show a minimum of eight Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors home games, as well as selected away fixtures.


“I always enjoy returning to Belfastand playing at Ravenhill because I had such a great time playing with Ulster. But it will be a tough place to start the defence of our Magners League title,” said the Ospreys’ Irish international wing Tommy Bowe.


“There's never an easy game there, so we know that we will have to hit the ground running if we are going to get anything from the game. We had some good results in Ireland last season, culminating in winning the title against Leinsterat the RDS.


“We had a run of three games in Irelandin April that in the end proved instrumental in us reaching the Play-Offs, giving us the belief to go back to the RDS and do the job in the final at Leinster.


“We also have to travel to Thomond Park in the first month of the season and although we managed to get a vital win out there in April, I’m sure Munster will make it pretty tough for us again.”


Bowe scored the vital fourth try to clinch a bonus point against Ulster in his side’s 38-27 victory at Ravenhill four months ago and the man who was voted both Irish and Welsh Player of the Year is hoping to help drive his team further forward as the Magners League expands to 12 teams this season.


“The introduction of the two, beefed-up Italian teams is going to make the league stronger and more interesting. We have a lot of international players at the Ospreys, but there is also a rich seam of young talent waiting to emerge,” added Bowe,


“Those youngsters, and the squad depth, are certainly going to be needed over the course of the season. We face the two Italian teams at home in the opening month and it will be interesting to see the impact they have in the competition. Both sides have recruited heavily over the summer and will be keen to get off to a good start.


“Having played Italian sides in recent seasons we appreciate how the game is growing over there, and will certainly be taking nothing for granted against either Benetton Treviso or Aironi Rugby.”


Benetton will beat Aironi into action by 25 minutes on their respective Magners League debuts on Saturday, 4 September, when they both usher in a brave new era for professional rugby in Italy.


Round 3 will see the first of the big Welsh derby matches when Cardiff Blues host Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday, 18 September (live on S4C at 18.30) and Leinster will look to make it four wins in a row in the tournament over arch-rivals Munster when they meet in Dublin in Round 5 on Saturday, 2 October (live on TG4 at 19.30).


The Christmas and New Year fixtures will see the first of the derby clashes between the Italian newcomers, with Benetton hosting Aironi at Stadio Monigo on Christmas Eve, Friday, 24 December. The return is scheduled for New Years Eve, a week later.


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deise_prop
4th-August-2010, 11:31
Now We need the code to tune in BBC Alba!

Point
4th-August-2010, 11:35
Now We need the code to tune in BBC Alba!


You should already have it on Sky

deise_prop
4th-August-2010, 11:38
Now We need the code to tune in BBC Alba!


You should already have it on Sky





On the existing Programme Guide?


Am assuming that I'll need to tune it in like BB3 etc...


Found it - Frequency is 11954 H 27.5 2/3


From the Boards.ie website (http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055038749)


<S&#079;NG>To add channels to your "Other Channels" option, do the following -

</S&#079;NG>With your digibox turned on, press the "Services" button (near the top of the remote).

Select number 4 (System Setup), and then 4 again ("Add Channels").

In the appropriate fields enter the following (you move through the fields using the up and down arrow keys).


In the Frequency field enter: 11.954,

The next three fields are toggle fields, i.e. using the left and right arrows will change the value.

Toggle Polarisation to : H
Toggle Symbol Rate to: 27.5
Toggle FEC to : 2/3

Then select the last button - Find Channels.

After a few seconds the channels should appear. The channels on this frequency should be - BBC News, BBC Parliament, <S&#079;NG>BBC Alba</S&#079;NG> and others


Use the Yellow button to place a tick beside each one you wish to store and when you've finished ticking press "Select". These channels will now be stored.

You can view them by pressing the "Services" button, then 7 "Other Channels" (Other Channels is option 9 on Sky+ and Sky+ HD), use the arrow keys to move to the channel you want and press "Select".

Bosco
4th-August-2010, 11:48
Sat 4 Sep 19:30 Munster v Aironi Rugby Musgrave Park RTE
Fri 10 Sep 19:05 Edinburgh v Munster Murrayfield BBC ALBA
Sat 18 Sep 20:00 Munster v Ospreys Thomond Park RTE
Fri 24 Sep 19:30 Warriors v Munster Firhill NO TV
Sat 2 Oct 19:30 Leinster v Munster RDS TG4
Fri 22 Oct 19:45 Munster v Treviso Thomond Park TG4
Fri 29 Oct 19:05 Ulster v Munster Ravenhill BBC NI
Sun 21 Nov 17:35 Munster v Scarlets Musgrave Park TG4
Fri 26 Nov 19:05 Dragons v Munster Rodney Parade BBCWales Sat 4 Dec 19:30 Munster v Blues Thomond Park TG4
Sun 26 Dec 17:00 Connacht v Munster Sportsground TG4
Sat 1 Jan 19:30 Munster v Ulster Thomond Park RTE



We are going to need people to go to Glasgow and provide plenty of updatessmileys/sad.gif

Bitter As A Lemon
4th-August-2010, 12:28
Just shows how much commitment RTE are giving to the ML Bosco.....

McCloud
4th-August-2010, 12:32
Just shows how much commitment RTE are giving to the ML Bosco.....


Would have thought that coverage would be supplied by the Scotttish BBC?

Bitter As A Lemon
4th-August-2010, 12:34
BBC Alba have chosen the Edinburgh game....


Are RTE not allowed to travel with a few camera's? Answer: They won't.

fogerty
4th-August-2010, 14:16
Surely Setanta could step in if no one else is going to be bothered to show that match?smileys/c&#111;nfused.gif

Bosco
4th-August-2010, 14:37
Why does there have to be such an overlap in kick off times, realistically if all games are televised you can only watch 2 or 3 of the 6 games each week, and with some of them you may have to switch over 60 min into the game.

Drick
4th-August-2010, 14:49
the end of Nov is going to be tough on Munster with 3 games in 10 days - the 16th / 21st / 26th.


http://www.munsterfans.com//uploads/images/Drick/63C_Munster_2010_11_a.jpg

kooga made for rugby
4th-August-2010, 16:17
Sat 4 Sep 19:30 Munster v Aironi Rugby Musgrave Park RTE
Fri 10 Sep 19:05 Edinburgh v Munster Murrayfield BBC ALBA
Sat 18 Sep 20:00 Munster v Ospreys Thomond Park RTE
Fri 24 Sep 19:30 Warriors v Munster Firhill NO TV
Sat 2 Oct 19:30 Leinster v Munster RDS TG4
Fri 22 Oct 19:45 Munster v Treviso Thomond Park TG4
Fri 29 Oct 19:05 Ulster v Munster Ravenhill BBC NI
Sun 21 Nov 17:35 Munster v Scarlets Musgrave Park TG4
Fri 26 Nov 19:05 Dragons v Munster Rodney Parade BBCWales Sat 4 Dec 19:30 Munster v Blues Thomond Park TG4
Sun 26 Dec 17:00 Connacht v Munster Sportsground TG4
Sat 1 Jan 19:30 Munster v Ulster Thomond Park RTE



We are going to need people to go to Glasgow and provide plenty of updatessmileys/sad.gif





yep cheap flights at the moment from cork/shannon to glasgow on the friday morning, then saturday celtic v Hibs in paradise. home sunday! great weekend in store

kooga made for rugby
4th-August-2010, 16:37
having gotten over the initial shock of the fixtures i have to see the format is appalling, we now have 6 tv companies promoting the games in their own internal markets. why such a congestion around some key kick off times on some weekends with no games on a sunday. bring back setanta at least then you practically saw all the games over the weekends, yes on a sunday evening in november i did wwatch dragons v glasgow out of interest, possible an irish ref involved. Now for those of us who don't have the sky platform no more S4c coverage, bbc wales or bbc alba, at least with setanta they took the feed from the host broadcaster and we saw the match.


absolutely shocking decision by the organisers to go this route and let 6 tv companies decide the fixtures, now we know what it took so long for them to come out. we have gone backwards! smileys/sad.gif

galinka
5th-August-2010, 10:53
having gotten over the initial shock of the fixtures i have to see the format is appalling, we now have 6 tv companies promoting the games in their own internal markets. why such a congestion around some key kick off times on some weekends with no games on a sunday. bring back setanta at least then you practically saw all the games over the weekends, yes on a sunday evening in november i did wwatch dragons v glasgow out of interest, possible an irish ref involved. Now for those of us who don't have the sky platform no more S4c coverage, bbc wales or bbc alba, at least with setanta they took the feed from the host broadcaster and we saw the match.


absolutely shocking decision by the organisers to go this route and let 6 tv companies decide the fixtures, now we know what it took so long for them to come out. we have gone backwards! smileys/sad.gif





Thought Setanta had some too?

kooga made for rugby
5th-August-2010, 11:03
having gotten over the initial shock of the fixtures i have to see the format is appalling, we now have 6 tv companies promoting the games in their own internal markets. why such a congestion around some key kick off times on some weekends with no games on a sunday. bring back setanta at least then you practically saw all the games over the weekends, yes on a sunday evening in november i did wwatch dragons v glasgow out of interest, possible an irish ref involved. Now for those of us who don't have the sky platform no more S4c coverage, bbc wales or bbc alba, at least with setanta they took the feed from the host broadcaster and we saw the match.


absolutely shocking decision by the organisers to go this route and let 6 tv companies decide the fixtures, now we know what it took so long for them to come out. we have gone backwards! smileys/sad.gif





Thought Setanta had some too?








Nope!

Mack the Knife
5th-August-2010, 11:26
it will be interesting to see if we get our season tickets on time this year !

kooga made for rugby
5th-August-2010, 11:29
it will be interesting to see if we get our season tickets on time this year !


wrong thread smileys/shock.gif

LLCOOLJ14
5th-August-2010, 12:16
Sat 2 Oct 19:30 Leinster v Munster RDS TG4



I thought this game was being played in LR?

Piquet
5th-August-2010, 12:34
See this I have highlighted a few relevantpieces in red:





MAGNERS LEAGUE BROADCAST PARTNERS 2010 / 11


BBC ALBA


BBC ALBA will be the exclusive broadcaster for live Magners League rugby in Scotland for the next four years, continuing until the 2013/14 season. Their package will provide live coverage of at least eight Edinburgh or Glasgow Warriors home games per season.


BBC ALBA has teamed up with Irish and Welsh broadcasters to also provide live coverage of selected away matches for both sides. Coverage of home matches will be provided on Friday nights.


Commentary will be in Gaelic along with expert pitchside analysis and interviews in English.


BBC ALBAis available on Sky 168 and Freesat 110, with each rugby match being made available live and on 7-day catch-up via BBC iPlayer.


For further information on BBC ALBA visit www.bbcalba.co.uk (http://www.bbcalba.co.uk).


BBC Cymru Wales


BBC Sport Wales provides comprehensive coverage of the Magners League in both Welsh and English across its services.


On BBC Two Wales fans can enjoy live games on Friday evenings in Scrum V Live, presented by Gareth Lewis with commentary from Gareth Charles and Jonathan Davies. Digital viewers can press the red button during games for extra commentaries including the Fan Scene with Rick O'Shea.


On Sunday evenings on BBC Two Wales the Scrum V team offers Magners League fans extensive highlights, previews and analysis on all the action. Fans can also catch up with all the latest rugby news on BBC Radio Wales' Scrum V Radio on Thursday evenings from 7.00pm.


Comprehensive coverage, including reports, updates and commentaries are carried during the year on both BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.


BBC Two Walesis available in Wales on Freeview channel 2, digital satellite (Sky and Freesat) 102, and Virgin 102. Outside WalesBBC Two Walesis available on digital satellite channel 991.


BBC Radio Walesis available across Wales on 93.9-95.9, 103.7,103.9 FM and 882 MW (mid Wales1125, Clwyd 657). The station is also available on Freeview 719 and digital satellite 0117.


BBC Radio Cymruis available in Wales on 92.4-96.1, 96.8, 103.5-105 FM and is also available on digital satellite 0154 and Freeview 720


BBC Northern Ireland


BBC Northern Ireland has secured the broadcasting rights for live coverage of Magners League rugby for the next four seasons and all Ulster's home matches, as well as those away to the other Irish provinces, will be screened live on BBC Two NI.


The rest of Ulster’s away matches will be available to watch live either via the red button or online via the BBC Sport NI website – www.bbc.co.uk/sportni (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportni) - if they are being covered by our partner broadcasters in Scotland, Walesand Italy.


Coverage will be presented by Stephen Watson, with Jim Neilly and Ryan Constable in the commentary box.


RTE


RTÉ Television is set to broadcast up to 40 live Magners League games this season as part of its comprehensive rugby coverage. RTÉ Sport will be broadcasting alongside TG4, ensuring Irish audiences will be able to enjoy the Irish provinces in action every week.


RTÉ’s renowned rugby panel of Tom McGurk, George Hook, Brent Pope and Conor O’Shea will be joined by some new faces as part of the live coverage on RTÉ Two. Ryle Nugent, Tony Ward, George Hamilton, Ralph Keyes, Hugh Cahill and Donal Lenihan will provide the commentary.


RTÉwill also offer fans live streaming of matches on www.RTÉ.ie (http://www.RTÉ.ie) within the island of Ireland, a catch up service on the RTÉ Player and coverage on RTÉ Radio.


S4C


S4C is o

kooga made for rugby
5th-August-2010, 12:36
it appears that none of the home italian matches will be broadcasted!

Piquet
5th-August-2010, 12:37
The scheduling of both Glasgow and Edinburgh at home on the same night (24th Sept) is a blunder that no self respecting league, in any code would tolerate. Nor should any broadcaster agree to it.


Mind you, they've done it again on the 5th of Nov.


I suppose it would be too much to hope that the Glasgow fixture could be reversed. There is only one other game in Ireland that weekend and Munster are away to Leinster in their next game after this.

kooga made for rugby
5th-August-2010, 12:46
The scheduling of both Glasgow and Edinburgh at home on the same night (24th Sept) is a blunder that no self respecting league, in any code would tolerate. Nor should any broadcaster agree to it.


Mind you, they've done it again on the 5th of Nov.


I suppose it would be too much to hope that the Glasgow fixture could be reversed. There is only one other game in Ireland that weekend and Munster are away to Leinster in their next game after this.





I had considered going over to that game, i agree with Piquet such a scheduling is unacceptable, in previous seasons that game would of been on the sunday at 17.05 KO. Why such congestion around friday and saturday evening KO and no games on Sundays on certain weekends. The whole thing is one balls up!

Hugged Rugger
13th-September-2010, 12:16
are aternoon games a thing of the past now? all our home games seem to be 7.30/8 kick offs (bar one sunday game in Musgrave, fridays always late fair enough)


i knowit was only marginally better in recent years with one or two 5 or 6pmgames but was hoping for more variety this year with new broadcasters smileys/sad.gif

Drick
8th-December-2010, 12:18
next 6 rounds of Fixtures have been set


Sat 8 Jan 19:30
Munster v Warriors Musgrave Park RTE

Sun 13 Feb 13:00
Treviso v Munster Stadio di Monigo Dahlia

Fri 18 Feb 19:50
Munster v Edinburgh Thomond Park Stadium TG4

Sun 27 Feb 13:00
Aironi v Munster Stadio Zaffanella Dahlia

Sat 5 Mar 19:30
Munster v Dragons Musgrave Park RTE

Fri 25 Mar 19:05
Blues v Munster Cardiff City Stadium BBC Wales

Bosco
8th-December-2010, 12:19
hate sunday games smileys/sad.gif

LLCOOLJ14
8th-December-2010, 12:22
are the Italian away games shown by anybody else?

Old Dog
8th-December-2010, 12:24
are the Italian away games shown by anybody else?





They must be, because I seem torecall watchingthe Treviso - Leinster game on live TV.

mr chips
8th-December-2010, 12:53
are the Italian away games shown by anybody else?





They must be, because I seem torecall watchingthe Treviso - Leinster game on live TV.


Bhí sé go hiontach ar fad! smileys/biggrin.gif



Hmm, Treviso v Munster ties in with mrs chips' mid-term break - and we were thinking of a trip that week anyway ... smileys/idea.gif

Piquet
8th-December-2010, 13:23
Sunday Feb 27th Aironi v Munster at 13:00 followed by
Scotland v Ireland at 15:00. RTE will hardly show the
Munster game so.

My2Cents
31st-January-2011, 13:52
Anyone have an idea when the next set of fixtures for the Magners League will be announced?
The brother,with impeccable timing, has chosen to have his 3rd born christened on April 2nd and I've a sinking feeling the home game against Leinster is going to clash...