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#1 duke

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 12:52 PM

Looks like Fox are going to pay a fortune to show 9 games of this rubbish. Austar better not pass on additional costs to subsribers to pay for this seeing most don't watch AFL.

I'd ditch them if they did.

#2 thomfam

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:39 AM

seeing most don't watch AFL.


I would be interested to see where you get your figures from to justify this comment.

With almost 90,000 at the MCG yesterday it seems to me 'on the surface' that AFL has some popularity and therfore many people would probably enjoy it on Austar!

However I do agree with your comment on costs.

#3 mcwayne1

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 08:44 AM

seeing most don't watch AFL.


WAKE UP.............MOST PEOPLE DO..................

#4 killer1500

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:55 AM

Fox Sports will create a new channel called Fox Footy Channel. Austar customers will lose all AFL access for about 6 months, untill they eventually negoiate a deal. No cost will be added on this way.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

Looks like Fox are going to pay a fortune to show 9 games of this rubbish. Austar better not pass on additional costs to subsribers to pay for this seeing most don't watch AFL.

I'd ditch them if they did.


Grow up!

#6 DrP

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 09:57 AM

To people that say that most people watch AFL, figures please.

To people that say that most people do not watch AFL, figures please.

No figures? Oh my, a gust of hot air just blew by.

#7 duke

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:30 AM

I would be interested to see where you get your figures from to justify this comment.

With almost 90,000 at the MCG yesterday it seems to me 'on the surface' that AFL has some popularity and therfore many people would probably enjoy it on Austar!

However I do agree with your comment on costs.



seeing most don't watch AFL.


WAKE UP.............MOST PEOPLE DO..................



To people that say that most people watch AFL, figures please.

To people that say that most people do not watch AFL, figures please.

No figures? Oh my, a gust of hot air just blew by.


Figures available here

http://assets.astra....ASTRAWeek15.pdf

http://assets.astra....ASTRAWeek14.pdf

http://assets.astra....ASTRAWeek13.pdf

http://assets.astra....ASTRAWeek12.pdf

http://assets.astra....ASTRAWeek11.pdf

It's a fact that AFL is not opular on pay TV.

Keep living in denial though.

#8 DrP

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 12:45 PM

Keep living in denial though.

... and you should feel free to keeping living in miscomprehension world.

#9 pgdownload

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:13 PM

It's a fact that AFL is not opular on pay TV.


These viewing reports are divided into two categories: SPORT (NRL/AFL) and ALL OTHER TV

Regards

Peter Gillespie

#10 SLE355

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:52 PM

Fox Sports will create a new channel called Fox Footy Channel. Austar customers will lose all AFL access for about 6 months, untill they eventually negoiate a deal. No cost will be added on this way.


LOL, so true :excl:

#11 killer1500

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:16 PM

I was joking but it turned out true lol

#12 Aurora8

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 08:05 PM

Nice to see duke pushing his anti-Australian football pov here too. :| :rolleyes:

Edited by Aurora8, 29 April 2011 - 08:07 PM.


#13 Graeme on the Gold Coast

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:12 PM

Nice to see duke pushing his anti-Australian football pov here too. :| :rolleyes:


I agree with 100%.

Why should we all pay more so some can watch that silly game.

#14 duke

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 03:04 PM

Nice to see duke pushing his anti-Australian football pov here too. :| :rolleyes:

Who are you and why should I care?

I am not going to pay more if Austar want to show stupid fumbleball.

#15 DrP

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:10 PM

Looks like Fox are going to pay a fortune to show 9 games of this rubbish. Austar better not pass on additional costs to subsribers to pay for this seeing most don't watch AFL.

I'd ditch them if they did.

Post noted. Keep an eye out folks. Let's see if duke carries out his threat of ditching Austar should Austar pass on the costs.

Bets anyone? ;)

#16 holdencaulfield2007

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:56 PM

I am not going to pay more if Austar want to show stupid fumbleball.

Then don't pay it. Your choice.

Edited by holdencaulfield2007, 30 April 2011 - 04:57 PM.


#17 holdencaulfield2007

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:16 PM

It's a fact that AFL is not opular on pay TV.

FROM WWW.AFL.COM.AU
Every home-and-away match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports through Foxtel (and Austar where applicable), using both subscription television and IPTV (internet protocol television).

Foxtel will also broadcast all finals excluding the Toyota AFL Grand Final, and will re-establish a dedicated AFL channel that will be included in the current sports pack available in Foxtel subscriptions.

The AFL channel will run throughout the duration of each football season.

All matches on Foxtel will be uninterrupted, siren to siren in each quarter, and shown in high definition. The Seven Network is yet to decide if its matches will be shown in HD.

For a sport which is claimed to be not popular on Pay-TV obviously Foxtel are completely deluded. They are setting up a dedicated AFL channel even though it is not popular according to "duke". Foxtel will soon declare bankruptcy because they have done no market research and paid millions of dollars for a product that nobody watches.
Whoever has made this grievous error will go down in history as the most incompetent TV executive ever. Fancy setting up a dedicated TV channel and spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a sport which is not popular. Go Figure!

Edited by holdencaulfield2007, 30 April 2011 - 05:22 PM.


#18 duke

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:10 PM

Remind me what happened the last time they had a fumbleball channel.

77 out of the top 100 shows on Pay are Rugby League. Not this fairyball crap.

#19 holdencaulfield2007

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:29 PM

Remind me what happened the last time they had a fumbleball channel.

77 out of the top 100 shows on Pay are Rugby League. Not this fairyball crap.

This fairyball crap has the highest attendance out of any national sports league in Australia. FACT! Twist that around any way you want!

Edited by holdencaulfield2007, 01 May 2011 - 03:34 PM.


#20 duke

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

This fairyball crap has the highest attendance out of any sport in Australia. FACT! Twist that around any way you want!

What has that got to do with Pay TV and the points I made?

Fumbleball has higher attendances than the EPL too.

Which Sport earns more money?

#21 holdencaulfield2007

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:35 PM

What has that got to do with Pay TV and the points I made?

Fumbleball has higher attendances than the EPL too.

Which Sport earns more money?

You mean between Thugby and Fumbleball? You need to be more specific!

Edited by holdencaulfield2007, 01 May 2011 - 03:36 PM.


#22 duke

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:37 PM

You mean between Thugby and Fumbleball? You need to be more specific!

Still failing to address any point I've made.

#23 holdencaulfield2007

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:47 PM

Still failing to address any point I've made.

The point is that the AFL is the most popular spectator sport in the country so it stands to reason that the Pay-Tv companies will pay a large amount for the rights. So therefore your constant denigration of the sport only proves that you do not like AFL. No problem with that, you are entitled to your opinion. However it also proves that you have no idea about how Pay-TV works. Foxtel (and by extension Austar) are going to leverage this new rights deal to garner more subscribers. If you think this an incorrect strategy then you have the right to withdraw your business.

#24 duke

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:50 PM

Why do you keep bringing up attendances when talking about Pay TV?

#25 holdencaulfield2007

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

Why do you keep bringing up attendances when talking about Pay TV?

Popularity. The more popular a sport the more interested the Pay-TV companies are. And the more they will pay for the privilege of showing it. Foxtel is going to have a dedicated AFL channel. That would not happen if the AFL was only of moderate interest.