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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby clackers » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:51 am

I won't go as far as to actually boycott the Nine coverage.

This is an attempt to spread interest in Aussie cycling to the mainstream.

Since TV executives seem to be panicky headless chickens, this may end up failing like Ten and basketball in the Nineties.

But someone has to try, and in a fragmented sponsors market (as Greenedge have discovered) the injection of cash to the sport must have been welcomed by the organizers.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby roller » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:02 am

clackers wrote:This is an attempt to spread interest in Aussie cycling to the mainstream..


the mainstream of people that happen to be up at 1130pm on a weeknight?

right now, if you didn't know the TDU was on, you wouldn't know it was on.

major "shoot yourself in the foot" from the organisers.

while having the races on television at a reasonable hour might detract some people from getting down to the actual event in adelaide, scheduling the broadcast of the race so that a huge portion of your market won't even see the race isn't going to do much for the long term, people in other states are going to be less likely to make the trip over if they don't even see the race on television.

essentially, while 9's $$ offer probably exceeded SBS's considerably, the organisers really need to look at the value they're getting for those $$$.

SBS = decent coverage, they treat the event as "their" event. they own it.

channel 9 = with 3 channels at their disposal relegate the TDU to the back of the queue behind repeats of 2.5 men, the big bang theory, mike&molly (love to see them on a bike), the middle and top Gear.

shame TDU organisers shame.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Baldy » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:13 am

Chuck wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:How do you cope during the 3 weeks of the TDF then :wink:


Excellent point DM :D and the reason so many are so miffed. Here's the one event we don't have to "cope" with, the one event we don't have to turn up for work in a zombie like trance for, the one event we don't have to sacrifice our early morning ride for and Nine go and #%$* it for us :evil:

:P


Exactly.

Once again, a racing thread where DM wades in and sets us all strait. Remember people, cultural cringe. We are only Australians :wink:
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby vander » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:06 pm

No live stream of todays stage? Even worse form by 9!
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Parrott » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:30 pm

CommuRider wrote: instead of Gabriel Gate we would get......


Finally a positive for c9, anything else would have to be an improvement :P
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Chuck » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:18 pm

Parrott wrote:
CommuRider wrote: instead of Gabriel Gate we would get......


Finally a positive for c9, anything else would have to be an improvement :P


:lol: :lol:

Seriously though I'll be happy to grin and bear him if it means the major networks NEVER get their hands on the TDF. Besides, his segment gives you the chance to make a cuppa :P
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Tale » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:30 pm

vander wrote:No live stream of todays stage? Even worse form by 9!


Nine has a page called Live streaming - Santos Tour Down Under which promises "Online highlights stream on ninemsn from 7.00pm AEDT (approx)".
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby vander » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:52 pm

Tale wrote:
vander wrote:No live stream of todays stage? Even worse form by 9!


Nine has a page called Live streaming - Santos Tour Down Under which promises "Online highlights stream on ninemsn from 7.00pm AEDT (approx)".


Since when are online highlights live steaming? I saw that page to and just said you have got to be kidding!
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby dodge » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Chuck wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:
Honestly the only difference between SBS and Nine is nines highlight package is on later at night.


5 hours is a huge difference when you have to get up for work.

Big deal :roll: ..i start work at 6am every day and never missed a night of the TDF coverage..was i tired..yes..did i care that i was ..no
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Parrott » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:35 pm

dodge wrote:Big deal :roll: ..i start work at 6am every day and never missed a night of the TDF coverage..was i tired..yes..did i care that i was ..no



http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/06/01/2035.aspx

I'd rather not be tired at work, I need to be able function.

Even if SBS do persist with Gab on the tdf they are a champion cycling broadcaster and have the cycling fans needs far higher up their priority list than any commercial network. SBS did well with the TDU broadcast last year (and awesome with the TDF coverage :D :D ) at more reasonable hours.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:24 pm

Apparently a Belgian lotto rider hit an elderly pedestrian and came off worse and he is now in hospital. Thanks C9 with your 30-second news bite of the TdU.

What I love about the TDF is the festival atmosphere...no tractors forming bikes in the TdU.

Boo to you all Gabriel Gate haters. He is a wonderful aperitif to the main event. GG haters have no taste.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Addictr3 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:27 pm

I can understand where CH9 execs are coming from, why put the TDU on live at 11am when Murder She Wrote is on GEM??
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:31 pm

roller wrote:
, mike&molly (love to see them on a bike).


Me too. Can a tandem hold them both?
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Abby » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:
Chuck wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:
Honestly the only difference between SBS and Nine is nines highlight package is on later at night.


5 hours is a huge difference when you have to get up for work.


How do you cope during the 3 weeks of the TDF then :wink:


Totally inappopriate comparison.

Last year, I happily stayed up fo the late night coverge of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, and the TdF. This was for LIVE coverage of 3 of the best cycling events on the World Tour.

You then compare that with an hour or so of highlights, at the same late hour, of a 2nd-tier event. An event where we have all seen the results and analysis for many hours prior.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby roller » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:33 pm

CommuRider wrote:
roller wrote:
, mike&molly (love to see them on a bike).


Me too. Can a tandem hold them both?


carbon or steel?

probably have to be steel.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby vander » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:55 pm

Anyone have a link to this highlights package that is meant to start in 5 min?
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby DaSchmooze » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:15 pm

They cant even get the live feed right!

"Please bear with us, the highlights are being fed through from Clare in segments."

What a load of rubbish... as if... what a crock
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby philip » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:18 pm

vander wrote:Anyone have a link to this highlights package that is meant to start in 5 min?

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/livestreamin ... id=8403278

should be able to use that link throughout the race

If that doesn't play for you, try pointing your media player at mms://news.netshow.ninemsn.com.au/9MSNLive which should work. Works fine with VLC.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby DaSchmooze » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:47 pm

and it gets worse...

"Due to the later than expected finish of Stage 1 today there will be a delay of about 15 minutes before the final segment of the show is played through."
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby vander » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Still nothing this is unbelievable!
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:15 pm

DaSchmooze wrote:and it gets worse...

"Due to the later than expected finish of Stage 1 today there will be a delay of about 15 minutes before the final segment of the show is played through."



:lol:

Because it is too ludicrous to :cry:
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby grasshopper » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:19 pm

And this is the 'live highlights' being 'broadcast to the world'. It's like Skippy took over the edit suite.

edit: final instalment has arrived by pigeon.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Zynster » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:41 pm

Was the 2 minute video with no commentary the best they could muster? Or was there a better highlight package elsewhere?
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby CommuRider » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:15 pm

Skippy the cyclist!

Love the two men + kid having a bubble bath.

Rest of Oz is missing out on how great this sport is and the conviviality it brings out in the locals.

Don't like the new Saxo colours.
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Re: TdU Channel Nine coverage

Postby Chuck » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:21 pm

dodge wrote:
Chuck wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:
Honestly the only difference between SBS and Nine is nines highlight package is on later at night.


5 hours is a huge difference when you have to get up for work.

Big deal :roll: ..i start work at 6am every day and never missed a night of the TDF coverage..was i tired..yes..did i care that i was ..no


Where DM goes dodge is sure to follow :lol:
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