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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SA14 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 10:58pm
With current prices for the whole tournament. 

Sky - £67.98 (or £9.99 per day passes)
Amazon - £11.98
BT - £50

Or half that if you pay for one month a mate pays for another and share a log in. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PE SA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2021 at 11:33pm
People always moan that Wales need more money in the game from top to bottom... Mad to think those same people complain about a much needed £50m cash injection! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eastern outpost Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 January 2021 at 7:17am
Originally posted by PE SA PE SA wrote:

People always moan that Wales need more money in the game from top to bottom... Mad to think those same people complain about a much needed £50m cash injection! 
The game, professional especially, needs this TV money. It buys time.

There will probably be a game a week on free to air so as not to cut it off from all those that can’t or won’t pay.

SA14’s idea of a share with a mate is great and the Amazon price doesn’t seem a huge figure. It compares favourably with the other two.
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Whatever broadcaster gets it, I really hope they factor in what small clubs will be able to afford. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ladram Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 January 2021 at 5:35pm
Don't know if anyone else took out a month on premier sports but i went to cancel now and they gave me 3 months at £3-99 a month.
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Originally posted by dyniol53 dyniol53 wrote:

Originally posted by KID A KID A wrote:

I just don't get it. 50 million quid coming in to Welsh rugby and people are moaning that they won't get Jiffy screeching on BBC.

I can’t tell you how hard it will be to get rugby back into public consciousness once the 6N goes behind a paywall.

Whether it’s Amazon, BT or Sky isn’t really the issue - the issue is will be that it’s not free-to-air. 

BBC and ITV literally have millions more viewers for Cash in the Attic and The Chase than Sky do for the Manchester Derby or any other big PL game (let alone BT or Amazon’s which are even smaller)

Cricket went behind a paywall a decade ago and the ECB has had to INVENT A NEW FORMAT of the game to try and get it back into public consciousness. Almost all cricket fans are against “the Hundred” and it’s a very expensive £39m bet to see if it works.

The loss of the sport in the public consciousness has long-term financial implications as well as social implications. 

With the issues around concussion atm the sport really can’t afford to become less desirable to pick up and play - for every parent that doesn’t want their kid to play rugby there’s currently a kid arguing back because he wants to be the next Itoje, Sexton, Hogg or Tipuric.

Awareness and Fame is so powerful - rugby neglects it at its own peril.

Here’s a nice like-for-like comparison of the same teams at a similar time one in a relatively trivial game in the FA cup and the other a top of the table clash in the Premier League.

Man Utd v Liverpool FA cup BBC viewers - 9.2million


Man Utd v Liverpool Premiership viewers - 4.5million


The Premier league game was the most watched Premier League game in history. The FA cup tie had twice as many viewers.

When Six nations goes behind a pay wall the administrators should be clear that they are happy to reduce their audience by half (likely more) in order for more money to “fund the unions”. 

And what is the purpose of the unions..?
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