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Topic # 57986 3-Mar-2010 15:52
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skytv misses out on rugby world cup:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10629685

oh no. i hope tvnz and others don't take away all their usual afternoon and night time programmes like shortland street and that because that's when some rugby games will be on. and i hope those free to air channels don't have ads whenever there is a stop in play so i miss some action because the ad is on.

i would rather skytv broadcast it.

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  Reply # 304000 3-Mar-2010 15:58
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Seems pointless having it on 3 different Free-to-air channels at the same time.

TV2 programmes won't be affected.




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  Reply # 304003 3-Mar-2010 16:05
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Sky has rights to broadcast all 48 games live including semi finals and finals.

So NZ gets it on 3 FTA channels AND paytv.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 304032 3-Mar-2010 16:46
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There really cant be much complaining about this surely? If it was JUST on skytv then there would be some serious moaning going on! Not everyone has sky (or maori tv for that matter) so i think its awesome that its also on TV1/TV3, now everyone in the country has access to at least the AB's games and finals.. (Admittedly i don't see the point in tv1/tv3 both playing it.. one or the other would have been fine)

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  Reply # 304036 3-Mar-2010 16:54
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Press release from the RWC website

RWC 2011 NZ free-to-air broadcasters revealed
(RUGBYWORLDCUP.COM) Wednesday 3 March 2010
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Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) is proud to announce that the New Zealand free-to-air broadcast rights for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been awarded to a consortium formed between Māori TV, TVNZ and Mediaworks TV (TV3).

Under the deal, New Zealanders will be able to watch live free-to-air broadcast of 16 key matches, including the Final, the Bronze Final, both semi-finals, the two quarter-finals featuring the qualifiers from New Zealand's pool, the New Zealand team's Pool matches and the Opening Match. The confirmed coverage provides the New Zealand public with the largest amount of live free-to-air international Rugby seen since RWC 2007.

This is in addition to all 48 tournament matches being produced and screened live by Host Broadcaster SKY New Zealand which will ensure wall-to-wall coverage in the host country of the world's third-largest sporting event.

Māori Television Services (MTS) will broadcast live all 16 free-to-air games on the English language Māori Television Channel and Māori language channel Te Reo. The deal will see TV ONE and TV3 screen seven live games each.

The full free-to-air schedule is as follows:

Match TV One TV3 Māori TV Te Reo
Final Live Live Live Live
Bronze Final Live Live Live Live
Semi-final 2 Live Live Live LIve
Semi-final 1 Live Live Live Live
QF4 - W Pool A v RU Pool B Live Live Live Live
QF3 - W Pool D v RU Pool C Live Live Live Live
QF2 - W Pool B v RU Pool A Live Live Live Live
QF1 - W Pool C v RU Pool D Live Live Live Live


Match TV One TV3 Māori TV Te Reo
South Africa v Samoa Live Live
New Zealand v Canada Live Live
New Zealand v France Live Live Live
Australia v Ireland Live Live
New Zealand v Asia 1 Live Live
South Africa v Wales Live Live
Argentina v England Live Live
New Zealand v Tonga Live Live Live


Māori TV will also air delayed coverage of the other 32 matches on free-to-air.

Under the deal, New Zealand free-to-air viewers will benefit from the exceptional production quality and expertise of SKY New Zealand, with every match originating in high definition.

"We are delighted to announce a free-to-air broadcast solution that is good for the Tournament, good for Rugby and great for New Zealanders," said RWCL Managing Director Mike Miller.

"This agreement means that New Zealanders will be able to access live or delayed coverage of the 48 matches that comprise the world's third-largest sports event, in addition to SKY's live coverage of all 48 matches. This will build anticipation, excitement and enhance the RWC 2011 Festival ahead of and during what will be the largest event ever hosted in the country."

As lead free-to-air broadcaster, Māori Television has welcomed confirmation of the free-to-air broadcast agreement with RWCL. Chief Executive Jim Mather said that the consortium of free-to-air broadcasters was committed to working together to ensure New Zealanders received an unprecedented level of quality Rugby World Cup coverage.

"This agreement means that New Zealanders can be confident that free-to-air coverage of the Rugby World Cup tournament will be widely available, with viewers able to enjoy a range of broadcast options," said Mr Mather.

"As lead free-to-air broadcaster Māori Television will continue to promote a close working relationship with RWCL, and with SKY Television as host broadcaster, to ensure coverage of this event is second-to-none."

Tournament organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 said the announcement marked another important milestone in getting the country ready for the event.

"Comprehensive television coverage, coupled with fan zones, festivities and other events, means many more New Zealanders will be able to share in the excitement of Rugby's showpiece Tournament," said RNZ 2011 CEO Martin Snedden.

"I have no doubt that such wide television coverage will generate fantastic interest in the Tournament and add to our enthusiasm to be great hosts for the many Rugby fans we will welcome to our country next year."

Kick-off times for all 48 Tournament matches will be announced later in 2010. The full RWC 2011 match schedule can be viewed at the official Tournament website www.rugbyworldcup.com.

A separate highlights package deal will be available in the future.





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  Reply # 304070 3-Mar-2010 18:08
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yuxek: skytv misses out on rugby world cup:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10629685

oh no. i hope tvnz and others don't take away all their usual afternoon and night time programmes like shortland street and that because that's when some rugby games will be on. and i hope those free to air channels don't have ads whenever there is a stop in play so i miss some action because the ad is on.

i would rather skytv broadcast it.


Sky are broadcasting every game.

This story (and the media announcement today) refers to the free to air rights to play a handful of games.




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  Reply # 304115 3-Mar-2010 19:55
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garvani: There really cant be much complaining about this surely? If it was JUST on skytv then there would be some serious moaning going on! Not everyone has sky (or maori tv for that matter) so i think its awesome that its also on TV1/TV3, now everyone in the country has access to at least the AB's games and finals.. (Admittedly i don't see the point in tv1/tv3 both playing it.. one or the other would have been fine)


if people don't have skytv they may know friends/family or a bar that does. not everyone in nz is into rugby so i think those people will switch from tv1/tv3 to tv2 and skytv. i wonder if any broadcasters got the online rights to stream games on their websites.

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  Reply # 305229 7-Mar-2010 16:28
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yuxek:
garvani: There really cant be much complaining about this surely? If it was JUST on skytv then there would be some serious moaning going on! Not everyone has sky (or maori tv for that matter) so i think its awesome that its also on TV1/TV3, now everyone in the country has access to at least the AB's games and finals.. (Admittedly i don't see the point in tv1/tv3 both playing it.. one or the other would have been fine)


if people don't have skytv they may know friends/family or a bar that does. not everyone in nz is into rugby so i think those people will switch from tv1/tv3 to tv2 and skytv. i wonder if any broadcasters got the online rights to stream games on their websites.


I think SKY has host rights, giving them web and mobile rights for it.

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  Reply # 305241 7-Mar-2010 17:56
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The big question is will TVNZ show it in HD?




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  Reply # 305243 7-Mar-2010 18:36
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I won't be watching any of the games regardless of what channel it is on.

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  Reply # 305247 7-Mar-2010 19:00

Lol it's all going to be on Sky...

I'm very glad Maori TV don't have exclusive rights.

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