I watched the old Origin matches on Fox last night and what fabulous footy was played. Now thats how the game should look - great contests all around the ground and none of the rubbish scrums that we now have.Definitely needs to be some game changes before the next rights deal with no contribution from coaches who are conspiring to destroy the game in EPL etc coaches are held accountable for their game style etc by the media eg what is that shite your team served up?
In AFL coaches have got of scott free how about some hard questions from the media what do you think that game did for viewers? do you really think that game helps anyone but yourself remain employed?
Also I think they should split the TV rights and some one like Channel 10 should take on Thursday and Friday night games would add a breath of fresh air.
The only thing I ever watch on commercial FTA is live sport (AFL GF, Aus Open and some occasional cricket). Very occasionally I'll watch something on ABC or SBS but for the most part it's Foxtel, catch-up apps (iView, On Demand) or streaming.Shows you why sport is so critical to the future of commercial television.
A lot of people aren't very bright.Its just bizarre IMO.
A lot of it comes down to production of the show. NFL has lots of down time but also has lots of things to fill in the gaps. Replays, explanations/breakdowns of plays, explanations/breakdown of rules, introduction of players from different teams (offense, defense, special teams) etcSMH Roy Masters 4.2.19
An interesting article from R. Masters- &, if correct, it will be imperative that sports will want their games to "flow" (ie limited stoppages)/ be exciting (ie result not known well in advance of final siren)/be high scoring.
Deloitte's research state's millenials are increasing the amount of sport they watch on their phones (benefits Ratings for RL, RU, & basketball- action confined to small spaces, no need for broad, expansive screen shots).
Millennials also have much SHORTER ATTENTION spans when watching sport on TV. They, therefore, during their TV sport viewing, are more likely to switch to their mobile phone, tablet, even switch over to netflix etc. if a sport is "boring' them with too much downtime/stoppages/ ball not in play etc.
If correct, is this millenial phenomenon likely to advantage Ratings of televised sports that have relatively little downtime eg AF & soccer; & disadvantage sports that have considerable downtime eg NFL & RU- or blowout scores eg AF & basketball? And implications for future broadcasting Rights $?
Masters' comments are instructive (take note, AFL!) that the NRL is considering reducing its interchanges from 8 to 6 per team, to make the NRL more exciting. It was initially unlimited interchange c.20 years ago, & was 10 per game until 3 years ago. This is designed to encourage the promotion/survival of the currently "phased out" quick, skilful light weight Langer/Lockyer-type players- who are more likely to score exciting tries late in the game (ie when the big blokes start to become more tired, with less interchanges).
He implies this change would increase the chances of millenials keeping an interest in NRL games- & not having their limited attention spans reduced by low scoring matches/increased downtime.
Does this millenial limited attention span also have repercussions for the AFL, since scoring is at its lowest levels since 1968 (despite matches now on pristine surfaces, wind generally not a factor in grandstand-enclosed grounds, & 44 games pa at roofed Docklands- no rain/slippery balls/mud)?
How much are NFL Ratings, with multiple, lengthy breaks, affected by this millenial short attention span phenomenon?
Ditto, soccer, which, of course, is a very low scoring game (but not much downtime; & result often unclear until very close to end of game)?
Are the NBA ratings booming- high scoring, limited downtime (but result often known well in advance of final siren)?
The production of the NFL is brilliant. I find the sport painfully boring yet still find myself watching for hours on end.A lot of it comes down to production of the show. NFL has lots of down time but also has lots of things to fill in the gaps. Replays, explanations/breakdowns of plays, explanations/breakdown of rules, introduction of players from different teams (offense, defense, special teams) etc
AFL production is absolutely rubbish, the commentators fill in down time with tired repetitive jokes, inane banter or informing the audience which player is going out with another players sister or some other New Idea type rubbish. If they took the time to inform the audience about the game it would be far more interesting to the audience and far more likely to keep them engaged.
Channel 7s directive is for their commentators to be the personalities and spruik the Womens Weekly side of the sport, I assume in a misguided attempt to appeal to the female/younger audience.
That's another issue which is oversaturation. NFL season is 17 weeks, AFL should be 18 weeks.The production of the NFL is brilliant. I find the sport painfully boring yet still find myself watching for hours on end.
I do think having packed stadiums also help. Every game seems like it has extreme importance.
The biggest problems with football is so much atmosphere is lost through the broadcast and there are so many games that are blowouts or the result is pretty clear after the first quarter. There is only so many times a commentator can try and analyse what is going on without repeating themselves and it just comes across as if they are harping on about the same thing. Especially with teams like mine who week after week it’s the same thing.
This is probably true, but find me a player willing to take a decent pay cut to accommodate this.That's another issue which is oversaturation. NFL season is 17 weeks, AFL should be 18 weeks.
20 teams would most likely be what brings a 20 game season (everyone plays once, plus a rivalry double like Showdown/Derby). It's basically as many total H&A games as we have currently (up from 198 to 200), and only cuts one home game per club. It also provides the fixture flexibility that you mentioned.I've felt for a long time that 20 games is the sweet spot, two fewer games, but still spread out over the same period, meaning you fill the whole season with regular thursday night games, which might mean the money stays at the same level
Everyone needs to stop preteding with Gold Coast. It hasnt worked, it will not work. St kilda is a complete basket case and has been for way too long, have they ever had someone there that can run a football club? Seriously embarrassing. Put the supporters out of their misery ffsWhy those two? Your own club is in that bottom bracket financially too mate.
Your club hasnt gone much better since 2007ishEveryone needs to stop preteding with Gold Coast. It hasnt worked, it will not work. St kilda is a complete basket case and has been for way too long, have they ever had someone there that can run a football club? Seriously embarrassing. Put the supporters out of their misery ffs
And yours since... what 2000? And you were meant to be part of the big 4? And smack bang in the middle of footy heartland? If it wasnt for the dirty, shifty way your footy club has been run its entire existence, youd probably be gone too. I have seen and enjoyed a lot more than you have in 2 decades champ, remember thatYour club hasnt gone much better since 2007ish
Mate im more than happy to compare my clubs finances with yours over the last 20 years, if you want to go down that road. Champ.And yours since... what 2000? And you were meant to be part of the big 4? And smack bang in the middle of footy heartland? If it wasnt for the dirty, shifty way your footy club has been run its entire existence, youd probably be gone too. I have seen and enjoyed a lot more than you have in 2 decades champ, remember that
Every club has had problems & Andy D's rush for expansion meant he didnt wait to ensure North went to the Gold Coast, they are happy to take Tassie taxpayer money but are still a part of the overcrowded Melbourne footy market, overcrowded as in supply exceeds demand.Mate im more than happy to compare my clubs finances with yours over the last 20 years, if you want to go down that road. Champ.
I mean Ill even overlook the fact your club went broke several times, and pretty much survived only because the league merged the Lions into the Bears. Why cant Gold Coast be given the same chances your club was given repeatedly in the 90s.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has taken a team to the United States on a covert fact-finding mission, with at least one global streaming service looming as a major player in the game’s next broadcast rights deal.
The Age can reveal that McLachlan has taken fixture boss Travis Auld and the league’s head of strategy, Walter Lee, on a tour of the US, with the trio set to meet tech giants Amazon, Google and Facebook in coming days.
I suspect it will be complementary rather than exclusive to a cable option.Why would they do this? The shitty quality of the current AFL streaming is all our shitty NBN can cope with!!