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13 minutes ago, DC2 said:

 

Is it in HD? Channel 95 doesn’t look HD?

It is what Freeview call their HD system but I am also sure that ch 95 is not HD.

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I think you will find that Freesport will be broadcasting on COM8 which is an HD mux even though Freesport is at the present time only broadcast in SD. Around May Freesports is scheduled to broadcast in HD. At the present time Freesport will only be available if your TV is capable of receiving an HD broadcast. If viewing via Sky it is ch 424.

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16 minutes ago, Hamish McRaker said:

When is the football World Cup?

June 14 to July 15.    

But BT Sport don't have UK rights to any of it, so they should be anxious to put alternative sports on during this period.

Premiership meetings from June onwards would make sense.       I expect, like last year there'll be ten domestic fixtures (every track once at home, once away) leading up to play-offs.     

In Australia, with soccer rights sold by FIFA to SBS and Optus, there's hope the UK meetings will be shown on Foxtel or one of the channels not showing football.    

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10 hours ago, Agrotron said:

You think anything will change I don't.

Correct, in 2 years time there will be another thread on here about how they wasted another 2 years on tv.

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12 hours ago, Stainlesssteelride said:

Correct, in 2 years time there will be another thread on here about how they wasted another 2 years on tv.

Yep it will be a case of oh we got the TV contract till 2020 so lets carry on as we were.

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59 minutes ago, Agrotron said:

Yep it will be a case of oh we got the TV contract till 2020 so lets carry on as we were.

Then one day they will all be surprised when no tv company wants to pay the clubs to show it.

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On 3/10/2018 at 12:05 PM, flagrag said:

Monday 9th April I was told as a starting date but did hear that many clubs wanted to run a couple of meetings at home before doing a tv meeting so that date may be a week or two later 

Maybe one match in April might be ok just as a starter, best towards the end though because Pinky & Perky will have more to talk about by then ( by that I mean results and performances in early season), and it isn't a good idea to televise if the "crowds" are freezing their dangly bits off under sleeping bags and blankets. 

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It was so obvious that Championship clubs and fans made a huge effort for the TV, I think Premiership clubs need to do something similar... 

 

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1 hour ago, Trees said:

It was so obvious that Championship clubs and fans made a huge effort for the TV, I think Premiership clubs need to do something similar... 

 

The Glasgow meeting had great crowds when it was on tv and created a fantastic atmosphere and was an excellent advert for the sport 

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7 minutes ago, Steve0 said:

The Glasgow meeting had great crowds when it was on tv and created a fantastic atmosphere and was an excellent advert for the sport 

There was a certain amount of the novelty factor for us both times the SKY cameras were at our place , top league clubs don't have that 

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Paulco is correct in saying novelty value helped, but Berwick had Sky there four times in the last four years of their contract (before BT came in) and there was a bumper attendance every time.     It didn't drop off.  

But the Bandits promotion did issue special posters (in addition to their regular poster campaigns) and laid on face-painting, etc.

When did one of the Elite League clubs make any kind of effort for a televised meeting?   And they were the ones, not the PL clubs, getting their pockets lined with Sky money!

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First meeting on BT is Belle Vue v Swindon May 14th going by Nigel Pearsons tweet.

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1 hour ago, Woz01 said:

First meeting on BT is Belle Vue v Swindon May 14th going by Nigel Pearsons tweet.

With 2 other Premier league matches and a British semi same night hope no guests needed.

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1 hour ago, RS50 said:

With 2 other Premier league matches and a British semi same night hope no guests needed.

Well the other PL matches won't matter will they. The semi final might be a concern although the riders involved might be in the other one.

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