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    6N TV Rights

    Looks like things staying FTA for a while yet

    http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugb...3%A9-1.2278237

    RTÉ, and by extension an Irish sporting audience, could be collateral beneficiaries from an alliance between the BBC and ITV to buy the live broadcast rights to the Six Nations Championship from 2018, a move that if successful will keep the tournament on terrestrial television.
    The proposed deal is worth €70 million per annum to the Six Nations organisers.
    The Six Nations Committee opened up the bidding process for television rights to satellite companies for the first time but the anticipated heavyweight financial clash between Sky Sports and BT Sport never materialised, as the latter showed scant interest.
    Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

    #2
    Will be annoying to have games split between the two but at least they'll be on FTA
    ITV has secured the home games of England, Ireland and Italy, with the BBC left with those of Scotland, Wales and France.
    BBC Six Nations fixtures (2018-23)
    Scotland v Ireland, Wales v Ireland, France v Ireland
    ITV Six Nations fixtures (2018-23)
    England v Ireland, Ireland v England, Ireland v Scotland, Ireland v Wales, Ireland v France, Ireland v Italy, Italy v Ireland,

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      #3
      Some in the English press are claiming this will hurt the Celts because they won't be getting as much as they hoped they might from Sky. Any truth to that?

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        #4
        May still be a pain,

        How will affect RTE broadcasts of non- irish games? will ITV have rights?

        What about UTV? are they getting the ITV games?

        ITV isn't too accessible to many on Sky platform here.
        Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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          #5
          The six nations is the biggest recruitment campaign for rugby. You cannot input a price on that.

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            #6
            Originally posted by The Last Stand View Post
            The six nations is the biggest recruitment campaign for rugby. You cannot input a price on that.
            So by extension has the number of kids playing soccer decreased because the premiership is mainly shown on a subscription service?

            or are you trying to make a different point?

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              #7
              The UK deal starts next year rather than 2018. RTE have the Irish rights until 2017.

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                #8
                Originally posted by neill_m View Post
                The UK deal starts next year rather than 2018. RTE have the Irish rights until 2017.
                Am I right in thinking that they seem to have amalgamated the deals in the UK and Ireland?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by the plastic paddy View Post
                  Am I right in thinking that they seem to have amalgamated the deals in the UK and Ireland?
                  I don't think anything has changed really. BBC had primary rights and then they sold them onto RTE for Ireland as they can't broadcast here. Something similar is going to happen now - it might not be RTE though.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post
                    So by extension has the number of kids playing soccer decreased because the premiership is mainly shown on a subscription service?

                    or are you trying to make a different point?
                    Surely the broadcasting of any event on a privately owned, subscription based TV service goes against your socialist ideology?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Major TNT View Post
                      So by extension has the number of kids playing soccer decreased because the premiership is mainly shown on a subscription service?

                      or are you trying to make a different point?
                      How many premiership (or "old" first division) matches were shown on live TV prior to Sky?

                      There's a huge difference between Sky increasing the number of matches they broadcast on a subscription platform and taking the 6 Nations off free to view terrestrial TV.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jeepers View Post
                        I don't think anything has changed really. BBC had primary rights and then they sold them onto RTE for Ireland as they can't broadcast here. Something similar is going to happen now - it might not be RTE though.
                        Are RTE a sure thing to get the rights again or could TG4/TV3 outbid them?

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