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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Very true Mes but at least with Sky, BT, Eir, Netflix, Prime, Disney etc you have a choice. It's not illegal not to sign up to them and you'll be given some options. You won't be forced to pay €160 and have no say inmost if it propping up RTE television even if you rarely watch it. I'd rather see Radio One, documentaries on One, TG4 or some podcast maker get a share of my licence fee. And RTE television continues to get money from taxes, some of which is paid by same Sky, BT, Eir. Sky Sports broadcast GAA matches to try and improve market share and increase profits. They might consider having a reduced rate GAA championship NowTV pass during COVID to get themselves some goodwill as they can see how stream g services are doing well for club games. If not hopefully county boards will provide people with streaming services, that way at least the county teams can benefit."
Exactly, at least with sky you can choose your bundle, like you can have documentaries sports and movies if you want which is a great idea.

With RTÉ your just forsed to take what they give you and forsed to pay for it as well.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 08/10/2020 10:14:07    2296362

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Anyone else prefer Sky's analysis? I find there's a lot more substance to it compared to RTE's in the past when it often descended into the Brolly/Spillane show.

Anyway, it looks like we'll get to see most games we want to see one way or another if it goes ahead.

So who will be the contenders to topple Dublin? Might this be the year that their crown slips?"
I don't have Sky myself and only have what I hear of the analysis to go by but it sounds positive. As far as this years champions I think it's very much all to play for and with Gavin/ Clarke and all the retirements from the Dubs squad I can see there being a period of readjustment and adapting to the the new regime. Likelihood is it'll be Kerry ,
Tyrone & Donegal and Galway that will mount the biggest claim. Not sure where Mayo are at this point and I suppose anything is possible with the games coming quick and fast.
Of course , all it takes is an outbreak in a squad and the whole job could be thrown up on the air.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1525 - 08/10/2020 10:15:04    2296363

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Very true Mes but at least with Sky, BT, Eir, Netflix, Prime, Disney etc you have a choice. It's not illegal not to sign up to them and you'll be given some options. You won't be forced to pay €160 and have no say inmost if it propping up RTE television even if you rarely watch it. I'd rather see Radio One, documentaries on One, TG4 or some podcast maker get a share of my licence fee. And RTE television continues to get money from taxes, some of which is paid by same Sky, BT, Eir. Sky Sports broadcast GAA matches to try and improve market share and increase profits. They might consider having a reduced rate GAA championship NowTV pass during COVID to get themselves some goodwill as they can see how stream g services are doing well for club games. If not hopefully county boards will provide people with streaming services, that way at least the county teams can benefit."
You're right about the choice. I'm no defender of RTÉ either, they seem to just burn through money and the product is often very poor that we get as their main funders.

Just think that if we're saying that RTÉ isn't free and costs us 160 quid a year then we should also take that into account when talking about Sky's cost. It's 160 per year plus basic subscription plus sports packages.

I personally don't bother with Sky Sports anymore, have in the past, for me it just isn't worth the price. Personal choice and all that. I can watch any game I want on Sky if I really want to in anyways.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13085 - 08/10/2020 10:27:11    2296367

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Replying To MesAmis:  "You're right about the choice. I'm no defender of RTÉ either, they seem to just burn through money and the product is often very poor that we get as their main funders.

Just think that if we're saying that RTÉ isn't free and costs us 160 quid a year then we should also take that into account when talking about Sky's cost. It's 160 per year plus basic subscription plus sports packages.

I personally don't bother with Sky Sports anymore, have in the past, for me it just isn't worth the price. Personal choice and all that. I can watch any game I want on Sky if I really want to in anyways."
Come on mes you surely have a dodgy box or something?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 08/10/2020 13:12:32    2296401

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Come on mes you surely have a dodgy box or something?"
I think you misunderstand.

I said I can watch Sky if I really want to without paying for it.

Plenty of ways and means around overpaying for something.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13085 - 08/10/2020 13:24:20    2296404

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Replying To MesAmis:  "I think you misunderstand.

I said I can watch Sky if I really want to without paying for it.

Plenty of ways and means around overpaying for something."
My bad, I get you now.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11432 - 08/10/2020 14:15:00    2296419

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Sky will be gone like a bat out of hell once their current contract ends. They haven't picked up subscribers the way they were expecting to, and the English market is purely ex-pats rather than some Cockney sitting down to watch a match and learn the game.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 807 - 08/10/2020 19:21:37    2296462

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Anyone else prefer Sky's analysis? I find there's a lot more substance to it compared to RTE's in the past when it often descended into the Brolly/Spillane show.

Anyway, it looks like we'll get to see most games we want to see one way or another if it goes ahead.

So who will be the contenders to topple Dublin? Might this be the year that their crown slips?"
Much prefer the sky analysis as that is what it is. The RTE stuff is entertainment but each to their own. If you are trying to look at the game and learn from it, watch SKY, if you want to talk about the game in the pub watch RTE.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 947 - 09/10/2020 00:32:16    2296501

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Replying To FeargalSR:  "GAAGO dropping charges too I wonder? Doubt it!!"
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No, but they're gonna show some league games not shown elsewhere.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5868 - 09/10/2020 20:50:59    2296635

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I wish Tg4 were showing the Kerry Donegal game, where Kerry could be crowned league champions, and then on Sunday the Mayo v Tyrone relegation battle, deferred coverage of this one but it's not the same.
Of course we all like to see our own counties but I think these 2 games have the most significance for Div 1 in this final round of matches, I don't have Sky or Eir sport.
Of course if we were to beat Kerry it would make Sundays games a whole lot more interesting, but I can't see us trying to hard with the big Tyrone game in our sights now.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 931 - 23/10/2020 20:41:51    2300618

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