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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby 4N » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 00:17

victorsra wrote:Very exciting here. All 48 matches will be live on main ESPN channel and there will be a daily RWC show called Scrum ESPN (in fact, only in matchdays), with the debate about all matches, always at the nice 7PM time.


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Should help spread the game there. That’s better coverage than some of the countries playing in the RWC.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby victorsra » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 02:04

IMO ESPN's RWC broadcast since 2003 (and since 2007 with all matches live) has been the major driving force in number of clubs. We can see it looking at the number of new clubs after every RWC. Many people believe RIO 2016 was the major driving force behind Brazil's rise but that's not quite true. The most important clubs' boom happened between 2007-2008 (after RWC 2007) - and a second one in 2011-2012 (when Olympics was still short). Of course Rio 2016 brought government money, but it is impressive how the RWC (without the Tupis) has been a central instrument in developing the game here, because of ESPN.
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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby iul » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 08:08

The schedule for the bradcasted games in Romania:
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Only one game isn't live.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby ZUKER » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 08:30

Armchair Fan wrote:Spain is confirmed by Movistar.


Is it TV-channel? Friend of mine is in Spain now and struggling to find any channels in the Hotel broadcasting))

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Blurandski » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 10:41

iul wrote:The schedule for the bradcasted games in Romania:

Only one game isn't live.


TVR 1 as well, that seems to be incredibly comprehensive coverage.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Armchair Fan » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 16:09

ZUKER wrote:
Armchair Fan wrote:Spain is confirmed by Movistar.


Is it TV-channel? Friend of mine is in Spain now and struggling to find any channels in the Hotel broadcasting))

It's Pay TV. Channels will be #Vamos or Movistar Deportes 1/2 depending on the game.

Tell him to find an Irish pub, we've got aplenty and they will show RWC.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Vova12 » Thu, 19 Sep 2019, 19:21

In Russia can watch matches here. Сan try to look under Hola VPN ...

https://rugby.ru/news/translyatsiya-mat ... yaponiya-/
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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Canalina » Sat, 21 Sep 2019, 05:40

Apparently all the games will be viewable worldwide, or at least where the TV rights have not been sold.
Australia v Fiji is live on World Rugby website right now. You just have to subscribe (free), to choose the game's "match centre" and to click on "watch live".

Maybe I can watch it because italian television is not showing this match, so it's not geoblocked for we italians; I don't know

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby RugbyLiebe » Mon, 23 Sep 2019, 14:26

So the first tv rate figures from Germany are in and the World Cup is seen as a big success for the small channel Pro7Maxxx.
200k saw NZ vs SA
160k England vs. Tonga
Market shares were between 4-5,3% for all games (not bad for a channel with only 0,8 market share in 2018). Not bad for games played in the morning and early afternoon and a sportstill virtually unknown in Germany without a German team in the competition.
They do a good job to promote it, as well. As Pro7Maxx will show 31 games (and stream the rest, streaming numbers are not anounced yet) we can count on 6 Mio viewers watching the RWC from Germany.
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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby JamesWales » Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 15:44

This is great news. I've noticed there is a regular section on the kicker.de website as well, giving updates from the 'Rugby WM'
https://www.kicker.de/

Any other viewing figures information from other countries?

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Canalina » Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 16:20

The only game so far shown in a main channel (Rai Due) by italian television -Italy v Namibia- gathered 303,000 tele spectators. The match started at 7.15 AM. There are seven main channels in Italy and that morning, in the 7-9 tier, rugby "classified" third. Share was 5.8%, slightly better than the average Rai Due share. So all in all a good result

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby sk 88 » Wed, 25 Sep 2019, 20:50

I read that Ireland v Scotland got 400k viewers in USA, very respectable in something like the top 30 sports-broadcasts that day.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby RugbyLiebe » Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 06:20

JamesWales wrote:This is great news. I've noticed there is a regular section on the kicker.de website as well, giving updates from the 'Rugby WM'
https://www.kicker.de/


Basically in most of the sports pages, but also in other important news pages like "Der Spiegel". This RWC is making more waves than usually. Lets see if this momentum can be kept going.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Thomas » Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 09:04

Since its it's raining cats and dogs and can't do much.. been changing channels and have come across RWC on Romanian, Slovak and Italian TV here in Serbia.

Serbia piggy backs from another feed so not including it.

Current channels I can watch the rugby
SK3
RAI Due
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TVR

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby thatrugbyguy » Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 10:05

sk 88 wrote:I read that Ireland v Scotland got 400k viewers in USA, very respectable in something like the top 30 sports-broadcasts that day.


I'm assuming that was early morning too.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Canalina » Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 16:57

JamesWales wrote:This is great news. I've noticed there is a regular section on the kicker.de website as well, giving updates from the 'Rugby WM'
https://www.kicker.de/

In italian "Televideo" (I don't know if it exists also in your countries) the RWC has two pages in the "other sports" section (the division is: soccer, other sports :) ), not bad.
Unfortunately these first two weekends of RWC are full of big events in sports popular in Italy: Formula 1, MotoGp, basket World Championship, volley Euro Championship, cycling World Championship, track&field WC... plus of course football Serie A

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby sk 88 » Thu, 26 Sep 2019, 18:19

Italy still has teletext!?!?!?! Now that is a blast from the past, think I last saw that about 10 years ago in the UK

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Canalina » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 03:23

It is a living fossil here too but we are glad it is still there. As far as there's televideo, things can't go bad

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 07:03

sk 88 wrote:Italy still has teletext!?!?!?! Now that is a blast from the past, think I last saw that about 10 years ago in the UK


We also still have it in Germany. (if I would still have a tv-line in my house that is :lol: )

The time of the day the World Cup is played is actually very good to create headlines. Not much else on and all the news agencies and remaining news outlets have their regular business hours.
How to grow rugby worldwide?
Look at the world ranking in July. Teams ranked 1-10 have to play one team from 11-20 (they don't play in a regular competition) away the next year. 11-20 play 21-30 away and so on. Yes, it really is that simple.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby vino_93 » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 07:59

TV rate in France :
Jap vs Rus (TF1) : 2 210K (23%)
Aus vs Fij (TF1) : 638K (22%)
Fra vs Arg (TF1) : 4 279K (57%)
Nzl vs Rsa (TF1) : 3 653K (33%)
Ita vs Nam (TF1) : 810K (23%)
Irl vs Sco (TF1) : 2 043K (29%)
Eng vs Ton (TF1) : 2 990K (23%)
Wal vs Geo (TMC) : 461K (5%)

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby JamesWales » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 09:33

I find these figures curious..

So England v Tonga on a Thursday lunchtime gets 2.9million viewers in France. That sounds healthy.

But France v Argentina on a Saturday morning at 9.15am only was 4.2million?

That seems strange to me. What are French people doing on Saturday mornings so much?!

And before anyone answers, there's no way that lasts 80 minutes! ;)

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 09:45

JamesWales wrote:I find these figures curious..

So England v Tonga on a Thursday lunchtime gets 2.9million viewers in France. That sounds healthy.

But France v Argentina on a Saturday morning at 9.15am only was 4.2million?

That seems strange to me. What are French people doing on Saturday mornings so much?!


Yeah, strange. Vino, do you have an explanation for it? What do you do on normal saturday mornings? Or is that basically the number of rugby diehard's in France. Interested in all games, but not that much casual viewers yet.
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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Armchair Fan » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 09:46

I may be wrong, but I'd say Saturday morning is when almost all junior sport takes place.

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby Canalina » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 14:00

4.2 millions may seem not an enormous results (for France...) but the share is 57% !

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Re: 2019 Rugby World Cup TV broadcasting

Postby vino_93 » Fri, 27 Sep 2019, 14:15

JamesWales wrote:I find these figures curious..

So England v Tonga on a Thursday lunchtime gets 2.9million viewers in France. That sounds healthy.

But France v Argentina on a Saturday morning at 9.15am only was 4.2million?

That seems strange to me. What are French people doing on Saturday mornings so much?!

And before anyone answers, there's no way that lasts 80 minutes! ;)


England - Tonga was Sunday, not Thursday :D

Saturday morning, Frenchs are going shopping. It's traditionnal time of food market ;)
Or they are slipping :D

@Armchair : not especially Saturday morning for junior sport. Some even have school. It's mostly saturday & sunday afternoon (except for sports like judo, fencing, swimming, ... where competitions are whole day-long).

I don't think we are a great TV sport market. Everytime I'm looking at rates, I find it quite poor for a 67M country.
Around 4M, 5M are the traditionnal rates for 6 Nations games of France.
There were 4,4M people average in 2017 (2,8M for all games).
Considering how poorly play our team...
3.2M for the last Top 14 finale (17,2%).

Other example, quarter final of euro volley on L'Equipe made 0.92M (prime time). I guess tonight it will be over the million.
And that was 19,3M for the FIFA WC finale ... but people watching in bars, fan zones and so one weren't counted, so probably much more.

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