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Super 15 Rugby exclusive to DTV.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by fsquid, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Darkscream

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    Absolutely right.
    The Super 15 is full strength matches.
    Played in 3 countries by Regional teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
     
  2. fsquid

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    Jacksonville...
  3. fireponcoal

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    Oh, hah, thought he was asking what sevens was. Sorry.

    Still wondering if I'll get to view any of these.
     
  4. Araxen

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    Curling does pretty good ratings during the Olympics and I'm surprised no one has tried it air it outside the Olympics in the States. Curling fans are pretty devoted group and will watch it if it's on TV.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    Even if it were in SD only?? :D

    Any idea on the number of potential viewers?
     
  6. Araxen

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    http://www.curlinguru.com/olympiccurling/index.html

    Old article but the ratings were just as good if not better for the 2010 games. Would it translate to good ratings outside the Olympics? It's impossible to tell because nobody has tried with Curling. I think there is an opportunity there and I'm sure any rights to broadcast it in the US would be very very cheap.
     
  7. Laxguy

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    Yes, it's on now, [precisely 11:03:47 PM PDT on Thursday, February 17, 2011]
    Channel 490-1: "League Rugby".

    Looks like a modified Aussie Rules pitch..... Good, but not great, HD picture.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Dunno, but a million viewers at peak interest time (Olympics) I doubt would translate into numbers over 200,000. Pure guess, of course. And the rights rightly would be cheap!
     
  9. JoeTheDragon

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    I saw the start of the game sky sport HD (NZ) wild? feed (no channel ID logo on screen)

    NO ad just bumpers odd camera views and the commentators? / others talking to the crew.
     
  10. Araxen

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    The games look awesome in HD!!
     
  11. cmasia

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    Just returned from a winter in Bangkok.

    Thrilled to see D* showing all these games live in HD at no additional charge to subscribers.

    A very nice and welcome surprise!

    And thank God for DVR"S!
     
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    Except the field is rectangular.
     

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