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Autumn Internationals may be with Amazon Prime!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,568 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Free to air would obviously be the most ideal scenario but I'd way prefer something like this over a TV package like Eir, bt or sky. TV needs to move on from cable package services ASAP.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 17,927 Mod ✭✭✭✭ CatFromHue


    I've Netflix and NowTV, I ain't getting another streaming package. If anything I'm thinking of dropping NowTV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    Reasonably cheap for viewers compared to Sky or BT subscriptions but those with no or slow broadband will lose out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,119 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Reasonably cheap for viewers compared to Sky or BT subscriptions but those with no or slow broadband will lose out.

    At least you can get prime on a 1 month package rather than being tied into a 12 month contract

    It’s also available for free for 12 months if you’re on Eir broadband


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    Think of the free Amazon deliveries just in time for Christmas...win win


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Already have Prime so this is a nice surprise

    Do RTE still have rights to Irelands autumn international home games?


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,517 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    In principle RTE still have a deal with the IRFU to broadcast their Autumn Internationals (Guinness Series) until 2021. My understanding is that this mooted Eight Nations (still not confirmed) basically replaces the Autumn internationals though, so I’m not sure what happens to that deal if the mooted tournament becomes a reality.

    Worth noting - this article only states that a particular broadcaster is “interested” in broadcasting a tournament that at present doesn’t even officially exist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,429 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    Are we sure that this will apply to Ireland? Amazon have rights to PL games in the UK, but Premier Sports have those games in Ireland. Ireland and the UK are different TV markets.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,517 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    We can’t be sure about anything. There is no deal. There is no tournament yet for there to be a deal.

    Sometimes deals are done on a U.K. & Ireland basis. Sometimes there are separate U.K. & Ireland deals. Often the pay TV side is U.K. & Ireland and the terrestrial deals are separate. The Amazon PL deal was a shocker in that it was the first time a U.K. pay tv broadcaster did not also get ROI mirror rights to the same games - we don’t know if that was because they didn’t bid or because Premier Sports saw an opportunity and outbid them. Amazon does hold ROI rights for other sports - tennis and NFL.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Fine if you live somewhere with good broadband. A huge amount of people don't have good enough BB to stream the Angelus.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,163 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 ✭✭✭ amadangomor


    Zzippy wrote: »
    Fine if you live somewhere with good broadband. A huge amount of people don't have good enough BB to stream the Angelus.

    No matter how good your broadband is, Live RTE player is a waste of time, complete rubbish.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 ✭✭✭ amadangomor


    Burkie1203 wrote: »

    Staggered times means we can watch all games , wohoo!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 290 ✭✭ Leinstertomas


    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/international/ireland-s-november-clash-with-england-set-to-be-shown-on-amazon-prime-1.4351606
    Irish Times reporting that the 3 home games will be on RTE/Channel 4 but England game will be exclusive to amazon prime


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly


    No matter how good your broadband is, Live RTE player is a waste of time, complete rubbish.

    Then watch RTE on Saorview or Saorsat or Sky or watch C4 coverage on Freesat. Plenty of alternatives.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,940 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    So will the final of this Autumn cup be 1st Grp A vs 1st Grp B ?

    Seems pointless if theres no actual 'winner' of this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    So will the final of this Autumn cup be 1st Grp A vs 1st Grp B ?

    Seems pointless if theres no actual 'winner' of this.
    Yes and its providing games to replace the November Games. Not pointless at all as unions can sell the games regardless to TV companies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,163 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,240 ✭✭✭ sioda


    If they broadcast this in ultra HD on prime it would be amazing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,568 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    So will the final of this Autumn cup be 1st Grp A vs 1st Grp B ?

    Seems pointless if theres no actual 'winner' of this.

    Is the winner of that game not the winner? Seems similar to the u20's world cup


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,252 Redgirl82


    Happy day if on Prime. Have both Netflix and Prime but at this stage Netflix is starting to look tired compared to Prime


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,517 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg


    RTE certainly seem to be of the view that they will be televising Ireland’s home games at any rate:

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2020/0910/1164420-ireland-to-kick-off-autumn-nations-cup-as-georgia-join/


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,429 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    icdg wrote: »
    RTE certainly seem to be of the view that they will be televising Ireland’s home games at any rate:

    https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2020/0910/1164420-ireland-to-kick-off-autumn-nations-cup-as-georgia-join/

    The IRFU see the three homes games as this years Guinness Series, so the TV contracts with RTE and Channel 4 are already in place.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭ bilston


    The IRFU see the three homes games as this years Guinness Series, so the TV contracts with RTE and Channel 4 are already in place.

    It probably depends on who is running the competition?

    Is it the Six Nations? In which case surely they would argue the rights are theirs to sell, not the IRFUs, or any individual union's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,429 ✭✭✭✭ Cookiemunster


    bilston wrote: »
    It probably depends on who is running the competition?

    Is it the Six Nations? In which case surely they would argue the rights are theirs to sell, not the IRFUs, or any individual union's.

    It's in the IRFUs official press release.
    Ireland’s home games in the tournament will be played as the Guinness Series 2020.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Is there any other rugby on in November?

    Would rugby fans not only need Amazon Prime for that month? Seems extremely reasonable pricing compared to most other deals you’ve needed to get in the past?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,013 ✭✭✭ irelandrover


    As long as it is on all european amazon primes and not only .co.uk then ill be happy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,038 ✭✭✭ arsebiscuits1


    Is there any other rugby on in November?

    Would rugby fans not only need Amazon Prime for that month? Seems extremely reasonable pricing compared to most other deals you’ve needed to get in the past?

    This is why I'm on board with it.

    I pay for Prime already. But a cancel any time online subscription service is exactly what I wanted in a non FTA model.

    The only other ones available at the moment are not available in Ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭ evil_seed


    Mods change the thread title to WILL.

    This better not be go blocked like that shambles wen they did some premier league games


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,568 ✭✭✭✭ partyjungle


    Is there any other rugby on in November?

    Would rugby fans not only need Amazon Prime for that month? Seems extremely reasonable pricing compared to most other deals you’ve needed to get in the past?

    This could be a huge turning point for me. I don't pay to watch any rugby at present. I've been using dodgy streams all my life. I even recently got rid of standard sky box as I wasn't using it enough. I can't even watch free to air right now. I'm not willing to pay for a year's subscription for various channels and boxes when all I want is rugby and only rugby. Hopefully the streaming service works and isn't choppy. Spotify managed to crack the music industry for me. It was suddenly more convenient and better than pirating music. I'm very interested to see if amazon can do the same.


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