Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby macca33 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:35 pm

I, for one, reckon they're doing a fairly good job of it. The coverage is more than adequate and they are devoting a reasonable amount of air-time on the live portion on Gem, then the highlights on 9 later in the evening.

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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby MattyK » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:43 pm

danny the boy wrote:So people have already forgotten those Cadel Swisse ads that were shown every 5 minutes of the TDF?

Swisse ad wrote:How-manytimes-inmylife-didIfeellikegivingup?
Cadel wrote:Hmm, How about in London? London sounds good.
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jcjordan » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:35 pm

danny the boy wrote:So people have already forgotten those Cadel Swisse ads that were shown every 5 minutes of the TDF?

At least they put the in the non exciting parts of the race
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:44 pm

Just watching Tuesday's highlights.....

3 minutes of guff and then first ad break...... I love Channel 9 ;-)


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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:48 pm

Ooooo, a whole 7 minutes and another ad break.......


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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:22 pm

SBS is no better for ad breaks, possibly worse
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby kosh » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 pm

I've had it on live in the background whilst working. Haven't missed any key moments due to ads.

the on-screen data isn't as good as the ASO but it'll do.

and having robbie in the commentary box has been ace, frankly. almost makes up for phil & paul's tedious blather.
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:50 pm

jimsheedy wrote:SBS is no better for ad breaks, possibly worse


Do you work for Channel 9 ?

SBS do not have ad breaks every 7 - 9 minutes.....never start their broadcasts late.....

Oh look, tonight's highlights program is late (again).....So that's three for three so far !

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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:13 pm

no

I haven't tested it but I didn't notice nines ad breaks were any more frequent than sbs.
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:35 pm

jimsheedy wrote:no

I haven't tested it but I didn't notice nines ad breaks were any more frequent than sbs.


Are you one of Eddy's aliases ? ;-)

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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 pm

are you allowed to be up this late?
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Riggsbie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:48 pm

I wouldn't need to be if Channel 9 had a reasonable and timely tv schedule ;-)

Highlights at 11pm and it will be late again......grrrr....


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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jimsheedy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:54 pm

I agree I think the programming of the highlights is terrible.

However I am certain as I have stated before the production is exactly the same as other years and I would be very surprised if the ad breaks were any more than SBS.
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:58 pm

yeah, shame on those sponsors/advertisers who pay for the coverage to happen on FTA TV
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby gpz1100 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:21 pm

recorded it today and just finished watching it,from a newbie's point of view,seemed pretty good,nothing to complain about.i recognised that pommy fella's commentary.
loved the locals getting right into it at towards the last 5 k's,reminded me of euro rally fans. :)
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby tubby74 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:36 pm

Again watching foxtel and the guide says coverage starts at 11.00 but its not on. Switch to FTA and coverage is only listed from 11.40 so will not bother. How much have they spent on coverage and cannot bother to proofread program guides?
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jamesn184 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:49 pm

enjoying Robbie's commentary, If only that guy from ch 9 will just go away
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:17 pm

I have tried to be positive about the coverage on Channel 9 however today it was moved back with two episodes of an American Sitcom which are probably reruns.

Why delay exclusive rights content and put it after reruns?
I assume that it is financially more valuable - the reruns still get a bigger audience or a certain type of audience which brings in higher advertising revenues - and perhaps the cycling coverage advertising slots are cheaper because the audience (us) is narrower and smaller.

The TDU is probably the biggest local cycling event and there is a chance to raise the profile though needs the risky move of a time slot when more people are watching - if Channel 9 did this then on the one hand they could annoy some people, but could easily defend themself as the Wide World of Sports station where they are presenting different sports, some people like this, others like that.

I posted on the Wide World of Sports facebook page with a polite question asking about the schedualing however they must have deleted it which isn't a very modern approach to looking after the community.
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Livetoride » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:12 am

jamesn184 wrote:enjoying Robbie's commentary, If only that guy from ch 9 will just go away

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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Chuck » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:52 am

Livetoride wrote:
jamesn184 wrote:enjoying Robbie's commentary

+1


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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:58 am

Livetoride wrote:
jamesn184 wrote:enjoying Robbie's commentary, If only that guy from ch 9 will just go away

+1


Same. Be a good replacement for the bloke on sbs.

Re the nine ring in. Whenever I see that meathead or any other non cycling chump wheeled out it always reminds me of the clueless commentator in the movie Best in show.
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby Riggsbie » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:10 am

Chuck wrote:
Livetoride wrote:
jamesn184 wrote:enjoying Robbie's commentary

+1


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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby jimsheedy » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:29 am

To be honest though even the greatest Coverage in the world of international sport is not gonna change the fact it's not the most compelling bike race in the world. The course is pretty limited .
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby ratter » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:32 am

Why bother advertisng a start time and not sticking to it?

I can understand it running a little late if it was following some live broadcast which ran a little later than expected, but after 2 repeats of "2 broke girls"! come on
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Re: Is Channel 9 trying to kill cycling

Postby grt046 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:33 am

Not sure about the delayed coverage but the direct telecast satisfied me


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