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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Wouldn't have harmed then to throw in a game per round with the FTA coverage.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Wouldn't have harmed then to throw in a game per round with the FTA coverage.


But if that was the case someone would have had to produce the match, remember the Champions Cup FTA is piggybacked onto the Pay coverage and not a unilateral broadcast.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
Wouldn't have harmed then to throw in a game per round with the FTA coverage.


But if that was the case someone would have had to produce the match, remember the Champions Cup FTA is piggybacked onto the Pay coverage and not a unilateral broadcast.

It appears that Channel 4 are the host broadcast provider for the FTA matches, with BT Sport having a pres add-on - though as S+V are producing both, there's not a lot in it.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Real poor move though to accept a deal that gives zero coverage to your second tier competition. First time in a long time it has had zero coverage I believe.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
RD
rdd Founding member
To be fair BT are showing all ten Heineken Champions Cup fixtures over the weekend - they used to only have to show five.

(To be less fair - in the last contract Sky had exclusive rights to, which I think was 2010-14, they showed what was then all twelve fixtures from the Heineken Cup as well as at least one European Challenge Cup fixture, sometimes two - albeit with extensive use of the red button, as like the current contract has reverted to, there were usually only six time slots for Heineken Cup games).
ET
ethanh05 Wales Wales Today
C4 studio looks like it's going down the fan route.
RD
rdd Founding member
Surprisingly, C4 are getting away with not using the official logo, titles, music, and graphics. Quite surprised at that (and I suspect Heineken are probably none too happy with their logo not being included like it is in the official titles).

Edit: the official graphics are used in game.

Virgin Media using the official titles and graphics, albeit with text in ALL CAPS.
Last edited by rdd on 13 October 2018 1:01pm
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Missed the beginning but assume C4 using their now generic hexagon design as they did in the summer.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
RD
rdd Founding member
Exactly -albeit in the blue and yellow colours.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
It really is the nicest Sport package out there. Just a shame it doesn’t see any game play.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Yes, especially when the official ERC graphics are rather ugly.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Yes, it like they’ve tried to make it look like a typical Champions League package but without UEFA’s budget.

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