Sky Sports and Setanta sign deal to share Guinness Premiership rugby

Discussion in 'Aviva Premiership / LV Cup' started by Vambo, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Sky Sports will be sharing live coverage of Guinness Premiership rugby union matches with Irish pay-TV broadcaster Setanta from late 2010.

    The two companies have signed a three-year £54m deal that will more than double the number of Guinness Premiership games broadcast live.

    Today's deal, which will come into effect from the 2010-11 season, represents a 45% increase in TV rights revenue, according to the competition's organiser, Premier Rugby.

    The number of live televised Premiership games will more than double from 33 under the current deal to 69 each season under the new agreement.

    Irish pay-TV company Setanta Sports will broadcast 43 live Guinness Premiership games, including one semi-final, each season.

    Sky Sports will broadcast 26 live Guinness Premiership games including a semi-final.

    "The substantial increase in income and coverage for the Guinness Premiership is fantastic news for our clubs, their supporters and sponsors and is a reflection of the growing attraction of club rugby," said Mark McCafferty, the Premier Rugby chief executive.

    "We are delighted to continue our relationship with Sky Sports and look forward to working with Setanta Sports on delivering more matches from the Guinness Premiership than ever before," McCafferty added.

    In addition to the live rights Premier Rugby, which manages the rights for domestic Premiership rugby, has reached deals for highlights, broadband and mobile but has not yet released details.

    However, McCafferty said there will be a free-to-air highlights show. Guinness Premiership highlights are currently broadcast on ITV4.

    The current broadcast arrangements have another season and a half to run and will conclude at the end of the 2009-10 season in May 2010.

    Details here.
     
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  3. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    So going by the terms of the agreement I wonder will Setanta have first pick of any matches each weekend or is the semi final and final just a carrot to sweeten their deal.
     
  4. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    i want rugby special back. Since I was 5 I can remember sitting with a cup of tea on Sunday afternoons watching Mick Cleary and John Inverdale talking ******** as the highlights were on. Then the BBC decided all it was interested in was snooker and darts and that c*** Murdoch got his slimy hands on rugby.
     
  5. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Doesn't seem to have been much on it here but has the ITV offering been worth watching this year?
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Oh good, I'm so glad that I'll be getting fewer games for my money. Or if I want to see any others I'll have to pay £156 p.a. to a crappy ppv network with their crappy coverage who'll spend most of their time in coverage telling us how crap the Premiership is because Munster aren't in there.

    Whoopie -f***ing-do.
     
  7. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 12 2008, 03:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    yeah cause that's what Setanta do during all their Magners League coverage, slate the GP cause Munster aren't in it. Well done!!!
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    **** off.
     
  9. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 12 2008, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Civil as always
     
  10. MunsterMan

    MunsterMan Guest

    At the end of the day It's more rugby on the telly, and I have Setanta so I'm not complaining :D
     
  11. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MunsterMan @ Dec 12 2008, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Indeed.

    I'll ditch Sky Movies and get Setanta instead so it'll only cost me another £5 a month for the NRL, Magners League and most importantly (to me) 43 GP games B)
     
  12. Woohoo! great news i have setanta and they already cover the GP here they just buy the rights to cover it in Australia and get the sky sports feed of games when they feel like it.It should be better coverage since sultanta have the rights to show games much like the magners league.

    They are already had a thing about it its f***ing 18 months away you nonces. :rolleyes: Anyway you get *double* the games you get now who gives a **** who covers it so long as its half-way decent coverage and live stop yer whinging mite and get setanta. :p
     
  13. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (redunderthebed @ Dec 14 2008, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    No they havn't.

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    Not exactly, games will clash when competing broadcasters are involved

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    That's a laugh... decent coverage on sultana

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    Alright, you give me the £150 per year it costs then.
     
  14. Andy_K

    Andy_K Guest

    Well i will be sorting myself out with Virgin Media in our house early next year so will be delighted to be seeing Guiness Premiership Rugby on Setanta in the near future.

    Its great for Rugby overall as more tv coverage can only help build the profile of Rugby Union.
     
  15. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 14 2008, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    No they havn't.

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    Not exactly, games will clash when competing broadcasters are involved

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    That's a laugh... decent coverage on sultana

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    Alright, you give me the £150 per year it costs then.
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    just buy a dodgy box then
     
  16. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 12 2008, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    :lol2tn:

    No sympathy. None at all. Bring on more Rugby to our screens. Bring on more competition, bring on the balkanisation of sports coverage and bring on the gradual return of more sport to more people at cheaper and cheaper prices.

    Eventually, the sport we want that matters will return to free-to-air and we'll ask ourselves how we let a gout ridden Australian American neo-conservative criminal hold us to ransom.
     
  17. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Dec 15 2008, 01:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    No they havn't.

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    Well small time things but yes i was watching sultanta and they where big-one noting themselves about it.


    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Prestwick @ Dec 15 2008, 06:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    :lol2tn:

    No sympathy. None at all. Bring on more Rugby to our screens. Bring on more competition, bring on the balkanisation of sports coverage and bring on the gradual return of more sport to more people at cheaper and cheaper prices.

    Eventually, the sport we want that matters will return to free-to-air and we'll ask ourselves how we let a gout ridden Australian American neo-conservative criminal hold us to ransom.
    [/b][/quote]

    Not it wont if murdoch leaves someone else will take his place undoubtedly and none of the free-to-air network provide as good coverage anyway....
     
  18. Vambo

    Vambo Guest

    Setanta up **** creek?


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/...-contracts.html


    "Following Telegraph Sport's disclosure that Setanta failed to meet a scheduled payment of at least £10 million to the Football Association this week it has emerged that the broadcaster is seeking to renegotiate all its rights deals.
    The crisis has been prompted by Setanta's failure to retain both the packages of Premier League rights that it presently owns. It paid £155 million for one package of rights but missed out on the second by just £15 million, a failure that could have wide-reaching consequences for rights holders including the Football Association, the Premier League, Premier Rugby, the US PGA Tour and the Scottish Premier League".
     
  19. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    they do seem to have spread themselves pretty thin and I'd say their advertising revenues will take a huge hit especially by only having 23 matches but I thought there was a chance of them getting them back cause ofcom think Sky have too much with 5 packages.

    Whether they'll have to sell the premiership rugby back to Sky though remains to be seen.
     
  20. sanderton

    sanderton Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (An Tarbh @ Mar 4 2009, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    More likely just surrender their right back to the Premiership, who will try to re-auction them.

    It's a shame for thsoe of us who can't have a Sky dish.
     
  21. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (sanderton @ Mar 4 2009, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    More likely just surrender their right back to the Premiership, who will try to re-auction them.

    It's a shame for thsoe of us who can't have a Sky dish.
    [/b][/quote]

    why bother with that nonsense though when Sky would be the only bidder anyway
     
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