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WIN TV… loves Wollongong… not really Canberra

By greeneyed 21 August 2009 45

So tonight we hear the news that WIN TV is going to broadcast the Wollongong Dragons V Brisbane Broncos live across their network in NSW and Queensland tomorrow night (Friday 21 August). This is despite Channel Nine broadcasting the Wests Tigers V Parramatta Eels in Sydney, and the normal practice would be… what is seen in Sydney, is seen in NSW and the ACT.

On the (unfortunately rare, and unjustifiably rare) occasions when Channel Nine has decided to put the Canberra Raiders on free to air TV on a Friday night… but invariablly decided to put the Raiders on the delayed game at 9.30pm, we were told that it was IMPOSSIBLE for WIN TV to broadcast the Raiders live at 7.30pm – even if it was a game actually being played outside Canberra. Yes, WIN TV told us we must see what Sydney sees. The Raiders must be on delay, just like in Sydney.

So what gives now? Suddenly it IS possible for WIN TV to flick a switch and show the game that ISN’T on in Sydney?

Yes, we now know, WIN TV doesn’t give a damn about the Canberra audience. It is Wollongong TV, and they are not interested in serving the Canberra TV market.

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Mick 10:38 am 24 Aug 09

Waiting that extra 2 hours on Friday night was worth it.

GO THE EELS!

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot 8:04 pm 23 Aug 09

greeneyed said :

Eyeball… they’ve known about the “switch” since at least the 1980s, when live broadcasts were pumped into Canberra when not shown elsewhere.

I’ve worked in broadcast television a long time, and I’d like you to tell me how you think things actually work.

Thanks.

2604 5:48 pm 23 Aug 09

Genie said :

LOL The Raiders only got that massive crowd because they were playing TOP OF THE LADDER!!

Thanks, Captain Obvious. Of course the games against the best teams are going to get the best crowds! If nothing else, all the St George fans who’ve been living under a rock for ~30 years are now out professing their support for the team, and turned up. That said, the majority of the stadium was there in support of the Raiders, who didn’t disappoint.

Genie said :

The Canberra Raiders simply do not draw enough support to have “live” games on free to air tv. Perhaps when they are good enough to stay in the top 4, and STILL don’t get free to air coverage start whining then.

LOL, I didn’t mention a thing about the lack of FTA coverage of Raiders games, just pointed out that there were just a few more than “10” people at the game against St George. But what you’re inferring demonstrates what the real problem is – the attitude amongst Canberrans that if a team isn’t winning, it isn’t worth supporting.

vg 3:36 pm 23 Aug 09

“And I very much doubt there are more St George supporters in Canberra than Raiders supporters. “

And, genius, I can guarantee there are more St G/Ill supporters, sponsors $ and attention attracted nation wide. Do you not understand the simplest notions of market economics? The Raiders are not a marquee team. Haven’t been for the last 10 years.

And how, exactly, are you privy to all these ‘decisions’?

Genie 1:07 pm 23 Aug 09

10? Try 19,350 people at last Raiders home game, and an average of more than 11,000 for each of the 11 home games so far this season. No wonder you’re jealous of figures like that given that the AFL has drawn an average of less than 10,000 at each of its TWO fixtures this season.

LOL The Raiders only got that massive crowd because they were playing TOP OF THE LADDER!!

And the average has only gone up to 11k because of that game.

The Canberra Raiders simply do not draw enough support to have “live” games on free to air tv. Perhaps when they are good enough to stay in the top 4, and STILL don’t get free to air coverage start whining then.

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