So run then game into oblivion and then get an uptake of fans when no one else will but it? There are not enough fans to subscribe Kearns part time salary, research the numbers from early this season, its cactus. You pay for it, more fool you.Thomas wrote:I'm not sure if you're thick or just being an argumentative cunt. Let's break it down:grievous wrote:Youre great abusing others when you have a tag team, dont dish if you cant take it dear.Thomas wrote:Jesus you're an aggressive wanker. Foxtel don't care about rugby not rating. They don't care if 10K or 100K watch a super rugby match. What they care about are people buying their service. That's the only thing. There would be plenty of casual rugby fans who get Foxtel and only watch a handful of games. For many of them, rugby not being on Foxtel would be the catalyst for them to drop the service.grievous wrote:
Foxtel dont need rugby, its doesn't rate anymore wake the fvck up, they can walk away tomorrow and get more viewers with netball.
I'm one of them.
So how does a channel keep rugby fans I not enticed by rugby? Put on a few games does it? Bullshit, most rugby people I know let Foxtel years ago because of lower priority rugby commands.
Its content, lots of it and lots of talk around it, eg AFL and league
There are rugby fans who live and breathe the game. Most of them either have Foxtel or Kayo and they watch heaps of games on a weekend. There aren't many of these...well, not as many as other sports.
Then there are casual fans. Guys who like watching rugby but probably don't go to games. They might just watch their teams play. They might even watch other sports like AFL (about 90% of my mates fall into this category). They got Foxtel because of the sports channels and maybe because the missus likes watching renovation shows.
Then there are the families that got Foxtel for the whole family. Dad watches the sport, mum watches movies and shit and the kids watch cartoons.
Foxtel know that if they don't buy the rights to rugby union they'll lose 100% of the first group of people. No doubt about it.
They'll probably also lose a good chunk of the second group. Some might stay on but they'll eventually drift away and switch to the provider who bought the rights.
They won't lose any of the last group. This is their core group but it's getting smaller and smaller every year.
Foxtel is actually in a really bad place with regards to future growth. They are trying like fudge to remain relevant and they need to retain most if not all of their current subscribers to stay afloat in the market. They really want rugby union...especially if they can get it on the cheap. That's why Newscorp media are really driving the emotive articles. To try and persuade people that the sport is shit and no one should buy it.
Because then they'll swoop in and grab a great deal.
I have no doubt whatsoever that Fox will buy rugby.
Anyway, Raelene, Optus, gang of ten, conspiracy blah blah blah
Im the thick one? FFS.