Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby fixed » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:30 pm

According to Mike Tomalaris from the SBS Cycling Central Facebook page, send your complaints to [email protected]

Its with dismay that I hear SBS again have reverted to treating WA as second class citizens with regard to cycling.
Trying to build your brand as the cycling broadcaster and you diminish your brand by showing the event on delay.
This will not do. Its not good enough. Had enough of it while watching the Tour de France, and you changed your broadcasting strategy.
Please broadcast Paris Roubaix live in WA. On any one of the multitude of digital signals into WA. Get with it!!
We have other options now - we can stream from various websites internationally. Your approach is forcing us away from your service.
Would like to stay with you and your advertisers, but we dont have to now.
Think. Think harder. You know it makes sense.
Lots of love, Fixed
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

2010 Planet X Stealth Sram Red; 2007 Giant City Pro; 2005 Orbea Vento; 2002 Giant Upland; 1980-ish Vandeveire fixt
fixed
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 pm

by BNA » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:50 pm

BNA
 

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby fixed » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:50 pm

another mates email
Why oh why have you decided to show Paris-Roubaix on delay in Western Australia? After months and months of promising us live coverage, we now find out its only good enough for the east! With the number of channels available to you and with the alternative options available to viewers it makes absolutely no sense.

For me – I’m off to watch it on Eurosport. Sorry Tomo and the rest of the crew.
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

2010 Planet X Stealth Sram Red; 2007 Giant City Pro; 2005 Orbea Vento; 2002 Giant Upland; 1980-ish Vandeveire fixt
fixed
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby wellington_street » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:26 pm

WA gets treated with disdain by free-to-air sport broadcasters in general - I mean, Friday night AFL is shown at 8:30pm which, up until a few days ago, was a 4 hour delay FFS. It seems that they've since moved Better Homes & Gardens to Saturday in order to move the AFL to only a 2hr delay which is better than nothing.

Last season, Sunday AFL on Ch7 was shown 2+ hours delayed, with all the pre-game/half-time nonsense as well. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that they actually showed Sydney v Essendon live last Sunday.

After showing all the meaningless pool games live, Channel 9 decided not to show most of the Cricket World Cup quarter final live, instead showing repeats of CSI. I made my feelings known, that I would be leaving them for Foxtel and/or live streams over the net. I suggest you do the same.
wellington_street
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:25 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby blkmcs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:53 pm

Complaint made to SBS. :(
Too old to live, too slow to die.
User avatar
blkmcs
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:44 pm
Location: Bayswater, WA

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby fixed » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:35 pm

Response
Dear Fixed,

Thank you for your comments regarding SBS’s coverage of the
Paris-Roubaix. We have passed them onto the Sports department as viewer
feedback.

The race will be screened at 10.20 pm all around Australia - rather
than live everywhere.

If it were screened live it would cut into a film on SBS TWO or the
middle of a documentary on SBS ONE which would upset non-cycling
viewers.

In this digital age, however, the prospect of a sports channel on SBS
is not too far away so I have forwarded your feedback on to our
programming department.

Also, the Paris-Roubaix will be streaming live on the SBS website.

Regards

Dylan
Audience Relations
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

2010 Planet X Stealth Sram Red; 2007 Giant City Pro; 2005 Orbea Vento; 2002 Giant Upland; 1980-ish Vandeveire fixt
fixed
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:53 pm

OH well internet streaming here we come. Sorry SBS you have lost cycling viewers now.
Masi Speciale CX 2008 - Brooks B17 special saddle, Garmin Edge 810
Image
Baalzamon
 
Posts: 4390
Joined: Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:23 pm
Location: Yangebup

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby blkmcs » Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:05 pm

fixed wrote:Response
...Thank you for your comments regarding SBS’s coverage of the
Paris-Roubaix. We have passed them onto the Sports department as viewer
feedback.

The race will be screened at 10.20 pm all around Australia - rather
than live everywhere.

If it were screened live it would cut into a film on SBS TWO or the
middle of a documentary on SBS ONE which would upset non-cycling
viewers.

In this digital age, however, the prospect of a sports channel on SBS
is not too far away so I have forwarded your feedback on to our
programming department.

Also, the Paris-Roubaix will be streaming live on the SBS website.

Regards

Dylan
Audience Relations

I got exactly the same response, except signed by Candice not Dylan.
Too old to live, too slow to die.
User avatar
blkmcs
 
Posts: 875
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:44 pm
Location: Bayswater, WA

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby nickobec » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:05 pm

Complain to the top, the head of TV and Programming at SBS is Matt Campbell and sbs email address are [email protected]

After last weeks Tour of Flanders debacle, the SBS web presence went offline as soon as the livestreaming started. (this was 2 hours before live to air in the Eastern states.) They need to do better.

They did manage to get it running a hour or so later without commentary, but by then I found a Eurosports UK stream with Sean Kelly & Harmon commentating and watched that instead.

PS you can ask SBS why the Tour Down Under went live to SA and QLD (who where an hour behind NSW and Vic) but not WA.
User avatar
nickobec
 
Posts: 1417
Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:51 pm
Location: Perth or 42km south as the singlespeed flies

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby mianos » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:39 pm

haha, I got an identical reply from 'Johnson'. It's pretty well written to cover all complaints. I had to read it twice before I worked out it was not replying to my specific requests but I explained one reason it would not upset non-cycling viewers watching foreign films. Disingenuous?
mianos
 
Posts: 310
Joined: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:59 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby wellington_street » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:45 am

This is probably a symptom of 'national' programming, i.e. if something is shown in the eastern states it needs to be shown in WA as well, even if that means seeing sport on delay.

For the older folk, was it less of an issue when WA had more local programming?
wellington_street
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:25 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby Prestige » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:51 pm

Complaint sent. Awaiting pro forma response....
User avatar
Prestige
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 3:56 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby Xponti » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:20 pm

Ditto for me on the response front. Got the same letter (can't remember who signed it)

Mate suggested Steephill.tv for viewing pleasure.

@nickobet can you give us the link. Sean Kelly is a great commentator when you can't have Mike and Phil
There is no peace only Passion (for cycling), through Passion I gain Strength (in my legs), through Strength I gain Power (watts), through Power I gain Victory!

2007 Giant OCR1
Malvern Star Pinnacle MTB
User avatar
Xponti
 
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:54 am
Location: Somewhere between rides

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby fixed » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:50 pm

the general streaming forums I use are
www.steephill.tv
www.cyclingfans.com
sometimes the link can be dodgy, intermittent or completely shut down, keep trying, sometimes using proxies anonymouse and similar (google it)
dont be afraid of picking up another language, muting the audio and picking up an english audio stream as well

After all that if still nothing I'll try SBS, but I feel pretty ripped off by their disdain for WA in almost everything they do, news, local content,

Usually I plug the laptop into the VGA-in of the TV, audio out into the stereo, apart from the picture quality (blocky) its exactly just like being there 8)

Those with Foxtel are knackered as well, eurosport cycling isnt getting a shot tomorrow night
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

2010 Planet X Stealth Sram Red; 2007 Giant City Pro; 2005 Orbea Vento; 2002 Giant Upland; 1980-ish Vandeveire fixt
fixed
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby fixed » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:37 am

race finished, sbs showing race entering d'arenberg foret.
10.35
Hate
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

2010 Planet X Stealth Sram Red; 2007 Giant City Pro; 2005 Orbea Vento; 2002 Giant Upland; 1980-ish Vandeveire fixt
fixed
 
Posts: 795
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:16 pm

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby bianchi928 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:01 am

I thought the livefeed from SBS was ok last night.

Great win by Van Summaren BTW. Nice to see the workers getting the wins sometimes.
Stand on my dog I cut off your head
bianchi928
 
Posts: 502
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:17 pm
Location: Perth

Re: Paris Roubaix on delay to WA Sunday 10th

Postby brentono » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:05 am

bianchi928 wrote:I thought the livefeed from SBS was ok last night.

Great win by Van Summaren BTW. Nice to see the workers getting the wins sometimes.


... proposed to his girlfriend after winning. "Here's your rock" :lol:
(workingclass hero)
:mrgreen:
Lone Rider- I rode on the long, dark road... before I danced under the lights.
User avatar
brentono
 
Posts: 3667
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:33 pm
Location: Perth DubyaEh.


Return to Western Australia

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Thoglette



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist
cron