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08-09-2014, 20:55   #2911
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Bad decision to move the Hurling to RTÉ ONE as its HD service isn't fully roled out , Sky customers if they had Sky Sports would have moved.
Yes and it shows how RTE demote the All Ireland Hurling Final to its standard digital channel on satellite.
Sky in its wisdom put the final on SKY Sports One HD.

Only a couple of weeks ago an RTE pundit Joe Brolly was complaining that RTE did not have the rights to show a qualifier game.
It wont be a suprise if RTE loose more GAA games to SKY and Setanta.
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09-09-2014, 09:22   #2912
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Yes and it shows how RTE demote the All Ireland Hurling Final to its standard digital channel on satellite.
Sky in its wisdom put the final on SKY Sports One HD.

Only a couple of weeks ago an RTE pundit Joe Brolly was complaining that RTE did not have the rights to show a qualifier game.
It wont be a suprise if RTE loose more GAA games to SKY and Setanta.
in defence of RTE(a rare one I might add), the hurling was available in HD to 98% of the population on Saorview and UPC/ Evision. You can ask Sky as to why they will not bother showing the national channel - irelands most popular in HD.
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in defence of RTE(a rare one I might add), the hurling was available in HD to 98% of the population on Saorview and UPC/ Evision. You can ask Sky as to why they will not bother showing the national channel - irelands most popular in HD.
I have already asked RTE.
RTE/Saorview dont have RTE One HD on the Saorsat platform.
If you read back on some of the posts you will see the emails and JOKE replys from Saorview/RTE.

I'm not a sky customer, so I wont be asking them anything.
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09-09-2014, 09:50   #2914
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I'm not really following the above - unless I'm missing something.

Didn't the Hurling clash with the national football team's match which was on RTÉ Two? I might be wrong on that.

If I'm not isn't RTÉ Two the usual home of football whereas RTÉ One usually shows other sports when there's sport on Two.

The complaints would have been about the lack of football in HD if the sports had been swapped to the alternative channels so the focus should solely be on lack of RTÉ One in HD on outlets other than Saorview rather than one sport being "demoted" to RTÉ One.
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Apparently the only 'bone of contention' is the fact that RTÉ1 is not in HD on Saorsat yet.

I guess it is a low priority given the small numbers that receive this service.

It does need to be attended to soon .....
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I'm not really following the above - unless I'm missing something.

Didn't the Hurling clash with the national football team's match which was on RTÉ Two? I might be wrong on that.

If I'm not isn't RTÉ Two the usual home of football whereas RTÉ One usually shows other sports when there's sport on Two.

The complaints would have been about the lack of football in HD if the sports had been swapped to the alternative channels so the focus should solely be on lack of RTÉ One in HD on outlets other than Saorview rather than one sport being "demoted" to RTÉ One.
This is how it went in RTÉ Land

Executive 1: So we have clashing games
Executive 2: Hurling on 2?
Executive 1: Yeah and Soccer on 1
Executive 3: Sport during Prime Time on 1??
Executive 2: Yeah suppose can be having that
Executive 1: But its the All Ireland Final
Executive 2: And 2 is really the home of sport
Executive 3: But its prime time on 1
Executive 1: Alright I can't come up with any other real reason why it'd by on 2 over 1, clearly prime time is more important

I'd say HD and what sport on what channel never came into the discussion.
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This is how it went in RTÉ Land

Executive 1: So we have clashing games
Executive 2: Hurling on 2?
Executive 1: Yeah and Soccer on 1
Executive 3: Sport during Prime Time on 1??
Executive 2: Yeah suppose can be having that
Executive 1: But its the All Ireland Final
Executive 2: And 2 is really the home of sport
Executive 3: But its prime time on 1
Executive 1: Alright I can't come up with any other real reason why it'd by on 2 over 1, clearly prime time is more important

I'd say HD and what sport on what channel never came into the discussion.
I agree - the HD issue didn't come into it I'd imagine.

I also don't think there was any discussion because there was none to be had.
As I said - football is just about always on RTÉ Two - with almost no exceptions.
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I also don't think there was any discussion because there was none to be had.
As I said - football is just about always on RTÉ Two - with almost no exceptions.
And as someone mentioned earlier with the Angelus/Six-One News on RTÉ1 the All-Ireland Hurling Final fitted into the RTÉ1 schedule better than the European qualifier.
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12-09-2014, 16:50   #2919
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And as someone mentioned earlier with the Angelus/Six-One News on RTÉ1 the All-Ireland Hurling Final fitted into the RTÉ1 schedule better than the European qualifier.
You know they could always just show both on News Now, and if they're inclined a repeat showing of Six One after the match on One.
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