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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by big mervyn » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:44 pm

solidarity wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:00 pm
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Here's how to make some serious money:
Fox sold its last in-game Super Bowl spot on Friday -- a 30-second spot to an unknown advertiser -- marking the earliest sellout for the game in years. A week before it sold its final spot, Fox had 17 spots to sell. The network saw a pre-Thanksgiving rush of advertisers that wanted to make sure that they got into the Super Bowl. “I pinch myself because I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Fox Sports Exec VP/Sports Sales Seth Winter. Fox used a sliding scale on rates. Advertisers that bought a one-off ad were charged $5.6M per 30 seconds; advertisers that bought two units were charged $5.5M per 30. The price for a 30-second spot did not drop below $5.2M, Winter said.

Works out at over $100 million for ten minutes!
I sort of folliw Seattle in the NFL because my brother-in-law live there. Your bog standard tkt for a game is the best part if $200 :roll:
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They've created a ridiculous supply and demand situation because they play relatively few games and generate a high level of interest amongst a huge population. Baseball is much more affordable in comparison because they play so many games.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by solidarity » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:04 pm

https://www.englandrugby.com/news/artic ... h-red-bull

So who might Ulster partner with: https://www.mainesoftdrinks.co.uk/?

Anybody know if Braid and C & C are still operating?

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by waggonsroll » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:35 pm

solidarity wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:04 pm
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/artic ... h-red-bull

So who might Ulster partner with: https://www.mainesoftdrinks.co.uk/?

Anybody know if Braid and C & C are still operating?
I thought the sale of energy drinks had been prohibited to children in England so this is obviously a good example for junior players.

For Ulster surely there's only one suitable sponsor - Buckfast!

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by Tender » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:40 pm

Lurgan Champagne isn’t made here.
Feckin Whiskey or Copeland Gin are.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by justinr73 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:45 am

The Feckin gin is feckin awful.

What’s the whiskey like?

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by solidarity » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:56 pm

Some RWC stats.

World Rugby, working with its research partner Nielsen Sports, has revealed final details of audience numbers from last year’s Rugby World Cup. Overall, a total audience of 857 million watched the tournament broadcast by one of the governing body’s broadcast partners, up 26 per cent from the previous tournament, played in England four years ago. The cumulative live audience was 501 million versus 479 million in 2015, while the final between South Africa and England was watched by 44.9 million – a jump of 83 per cent on the final of England 2015. According to the figures, audience growth was driven by Asia, while a move to free-to-air propelled Germany ahead of Italy and Ireland in terms of cumulative viewers as the seventh highest viewing territory.

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by solidarity » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:29 pm

On the rugby League front: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/51905897
If they're saying that Rugby League will die, it's nonsense, surely. The professional game might wither but the game will go on. Why do people identify elite sport with the actual sport. It isn't. The vast bulk of sport is amateur, low level, low quality but it is fun for players and spectators. I'd rather have fifty spectators at each of a thousand games than fifty thousand spectators at one game.

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by Snipe Watson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:29 am

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:29 pm
On the rugby League front: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/51905897
If they're saying that Rugby League will die, it's nonsense, surely. The professional game might wither but the game will go on. Why do people identify elite sport with the actual sport. It isn't. The vast bulk of sport is amateur, low level, low quality but it is fun for players and spectators. I'd rather have fifty spectators at each of a thousand games than fifty thousand spectators at one game.
They can get to the back of what will be a long queue.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by Jackie Brown » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:53 am

What money tree is the government sourcing all this money from? There will be a reckoning at the end of all of this.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by Snipe Watson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:45 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
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What money tree is the government sourcing all this money from? There will be a reckoning at the end of all of this.
Of course there will be a reckoning, but the economy is going into recession.
Money is currently cheap and the economy will need a decent boost to avoid a really prolonged slump.
It'll be a big test of the Tories new love in with the north east of England. It's not a systemic economic problem so the boost needs to be nuanced and aimed at working families or it'll not work.
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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by solidarity » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:15 pm

By the way, anyone temporarily paused SKY Sports? Looks like you can do this without penalty and start again when there's something to watch.
https://www.sky.com/help/articles/pause-sky-sports
Why pay for eleven channels of nothing?

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by Bobbievee » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:50 pm

solidarity wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:15 pm
By the way, anyone temporarily paused SKY Sports? Looks like you can do this without penalty and start again when there's something to watch.
https://www.sky.com/help/articles/pause-sky-sports
Why pay for eleven channels of nothing?
Any word on BT sports and Premier sports both in a similar position?

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by solidarity » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:46 pm

Just tried to cancel Premier Sports. They are happy to do this, but only to take effect at the end of the current subscription period, that is, for me, October! This could well be just in time to miss the new Pro14 season. :banghead:

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by solidarity » Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:18 pm

They say, keep politics out of sport. I disagree - it's part of sport. Here's an interesting article from a decade ago and some interesting links at the bottom of the page: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ine-people

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Re: Big World of Rugby

Post by big mervyn » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:51 pm

solidarity wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:18 pm
They say, keep politics out of sport. I disagree - it's part of sport. Here's an interesting article from a decade ago and some interesting links at the bottom of the page: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ine-people
I agree. If ever there was a case for politicising sport it was the apartheid regime and given the importance of rugby, a great shame on the Lions for breaching the boycott.
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