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9 hours ago, TxRover said:

BBC Scotland just killed that cow by televising the Arbroath v Hearts match (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/54300493), which will result in no domestic PPV income for Arbroath. They have another 18 games to televise, and you can bet Hearts will feature in most, although Hearts fans had promised a boycott of several sides.

As for the FTV quality issue, RaithTV was struggling for a few years with a flaky wireless connection but cleared it up with a cable run under the pitch during the last surface redo to plastic. Hopefully that's all they are fighting at worst.

What was the reason that they gave for not continuing to televise any Championship games once Sevco had been promoted? I can't remember but do recall that it had nothing to do with the fact that they weren't in the league, or so we were told! Strange that they can miraculously start again now that a big team are back in the league!

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26 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

What was the reason that they gave for not continuing to televise any Championship games once Sevco had been promoted? I can't remember but do recall that it had nothing to do with the fact that they weren't in the league, or so we were told! Strange that they can miraculously start again now that a big team are back in the league!

It's the reckoning and a shakeout of Scottish Football as we know it. Forget government support, if they can let the hospitality industry go to the wall because of Covid legislation then Scottish Football does not even register. When the first club folds / goes into hibernation / withdraws from league then more will follow.

I look no further in ambitions for the club other than having FFC still in existence come August next year.

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38 minutes ago, Syd Puddefoot said:

Good luck to him, decent lad and a true Bairn. Do we get a sell on fee?

No just an inlet to a vast array of young players we might be able to tap into 

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17 minutes ago, Bantabairn said:

No just an inlet to a vast array of young players we might be able to tap into 

To add to the array of talent Ross Wilson has sent us?🤔

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42 minutes ago, Shadwell Dog said:

To add to the array of talent Ross Wilson has sent us?🤔

Was never going to happen unless a member of ........

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1 hour ago, ShaggerG said:

What was the reason that they gave for not continuing to televise any Championship games once Sevco had been promoted? I can't remember but do recall that it had nothing to do with the fact that they weren't in the league, or so we were told! Strange that they can miraculously start again now that a big team are back in the league!

The BBC didn't televise any Championship games when Rangers were in the lower leagues - Sky/BT did as part of their SPFL rights deal, and continued to do so (to a lesser extent) even after they were promoted. This BBC Friday night Championship deal is now in its third season - Falkirk featured on it more than once when you were still in the Championship.

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2 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

How would an admin assistant give us a pipeline of young players?

Merely suggesting that he may be able to make the club aware of potential young players....

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No just an inlet to a vast array of young players we might be able to tap into 
Like Alex MacDonald?

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43 minutes ago, craigkillie said:

The BBC didn't televise any Championship games when Rangers were in the lower leagues - Sky/BT did as part of their SPFL rights deal, and continued to do so (to a lesser extent) even after they were promoted. This BBC Friday night Championship deal is now in its third season - Falkirk featured on it more than once when you were still in the Championship.

Then can you please remind me what the issue was with the Championship not being televised once Sevco were promoted? As I said, I can't remember, but I do remember there being some lame excuse at the time. I've never had BT sport and cancelled my Sky sports deal a good few years ago so I'm pretty sure that it was the BBC that was involved at the time.

Also, is the BBC deal that exists now solely on the new BBC Scotland channel? If that's the case then that channel emerged after the Sevco promotion I'm sure.

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24 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Then can you please remind me what the issue was with the Championship not being televised once Sevco were promoted? As I said, I can't remember, but I do remember there being some lame excuse at the time. I've never had BT sport and cancelled my Sky sports deal a good few years ago so I'm pretty sure that it was the BBC that was involved at the time.

Also, is the BBC deal that exists now solely on the new BBC Scotland channel? If that's the case then that channel emerged after the Sevco promotion I'm sure.

It was highlights the BBC had, on the website and Sportscene.

They were "selected" highlights but by a mindblowing coincidence one team's matches got selected every week...

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44 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Then can you please remind me what the issue was with the Championship not being televised once Sevco were promoted? As I said, I can't remember, but I do remember there being some lame excuse at the time. I've never had BT sport and cancelled my Sky sports deal a good few years ago so I'm pretty sure that it was the BBC that was involved at the time.

Also, is the BBC deal that exists now solely on the new BBC Scotland channel? If that's the case then that channel emerged after the Sevco promotion I'm sure.

Deal for BBC Scotland to broadcast began for the 18/19 season (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46264663).

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19 minutes ago, TxRover said:

Deal for BBC Scotland to broadcast began for the 18/19 season (https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/46264663).

Aye, the new channel, which is what I thought. I'm sure BBC televised Sevco games right the way through their time in the lower leagues then canned that coverage once they were promoted with, as I say, some weak excuse. 

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6 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Aye, the new channel, which is what I thought. I'm sure BBC televised Sevco games right the way through their time in the lower leagues then canned that coverage once they were promoted with, as I say, some weak excuse. 

BBC stopped coverage from Ibrox, and in general same day coverage, in August 2016 over Sevco banning a reporter for “biased” reporting of an outside the match incident during a Sevco v Hibs cup tie.

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The Sportscene highlights programme covered Rangers games as well as the topflight games for the two seasons they spent in that league. They then stopped doing that after they gained promotion to the top tier. I think that's what @ShaggerG is referring to. 

The BBC Scotland channel might well cover some League 1 games; prior to the lockdown, the Falkirk V Airdrie fixture ( aka Airdrie's unbeaten record V Falkirk: Part 4) in April was going to be broadcast on the Saturday evening. I reckon they'll likely cover a couple later in the season Thistle/Falkirk/Airdrie/Cove games, dependent on how the title race is going. 

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1 hour ago, AndyDD said:

The Sportscene highlights programme covered Rangers games as well as the topflight games for the two seasons they spent in that league. They then stopped doing that after they gained promotion to the top tier. I think that's what @ShaggerG is referring to. 

The BBC Scotland channel might well cover some League 1 games; prior to the lockdown, the Falkirk V Airdrie fixture ( aka Airdrie's unbeaten record V Falkirk: Part 4) in April was going to be broadcast on the Saturday evening. I reckon they'll likely cover a couple later in the season Thistle/Falkirk/Airdrie/Cove games, dependent on how the title race is going. 

Aye, I think that's it mate. Can you remember what their excuse was at the time?

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6 minutes ago, ShaggerG said:

Aye, I think that's it mate. Can you remember what their excuse was at the time?

Honestly I don't think they even proffered one. 

Didn't feel they had to, I guess. Make of that what you will. 

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Honestly I don't think they even proffered one. 
Didn't feel they had to, I guess. Make of that what you will. 
Didn't it tie in with the commentary moving to live rather than dubbed and the two camera format rather than having one camera at some games? I think that was one excuse, saying that they couldn't spread the available resources across all the games (Rangers home games were filmed by Rangers TV with multiple cameras anyway so they already had the footage or something)?

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