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6 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

I am hoping for a much improve website and hopefully this RoversTV will be good. I wouldn't mind a match preview show on Friday night before match days and Review show on a Monday night on Weekend. Maybe have a couple of ex Rovers players in a studio for it. Just an idea

Nah that would absolutely awful.

It'd literally be Yardley and Lucy chatting pro Mowbray stuff which I struggled to cope with a month into the season.

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31 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

I am hoping for a much improve website and hopefully this RoversTV will be good. I wouldn't mind a match preview show on Friday night before match days and Review show on a Monday night on Weekend. Maybe have a couple of ex Rovers players in a studio for it. Just an idea

On the assumption that we can attend so you hadnt needed to purchase the game itself. Would you pay just to watch a preview/review?

23 minutes ago, RoversClitheroe said:

Nah that would absolutely awful.

It'd literally be Yardley and Lucy chatting pro Mowbray stuff which I struggled to cope with a month into the season.

At the end of the day, whoever the club gets will naturally have to have a pair of blue and white tinted glasses. Never going to have them being overly critical, I sort of get that as long as they arent too biased.

They do need to change the commentators though in general, they dont seem to be popular with anyone. For me, its (especially Warren Lucy) the constant agenda towards the referees gives me constant earache. Transfixed from the very first minute, every decision that goes against us no matter how minor they are berated for, whereas ones in our favour are ignored. I also find the nickname stuff irritating, Arma, Breo, TK, JRC, Benno, dont have to pretend that they are 2 of the lads in the dressing room, again Warren Lucy is particularly bad for that.

Mind you, assuming that fans are allowed to attend again, will match links be a thing of the past again? And if so, will this risk of moving away from ifollow backfire?

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28 minutes ago, RoversClitheroe said:

Nah that would absolutely awful.

It'd literally be Yardley and Lucy chatting pro Mowbray stuff which I struggled to cope with a month into the season.

Why would a preview show and review show with a couple of ex Rovers players be so awful? 

Same when it comes for the commentators for games change one of them for a former players here

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While I'm curious about the new website and TV service, I didn't mind either of the existing ones. The website served its purpose and functioned quite well (even if it is samey-samey and templatey), and iFollow has been extremely reliable for me over the past two seasons.

I suspect that the EFL charge a pretty penny for it and take a fair slice of profits. It's probably an easy thing for clubs to opt for, but I reckon it's quite expensive. The cynic in me says that this is just another cost-cutting exercise dressed up as something exciting, and it means that the club will have control over the subscription package costs. I think prices will shoot up. I paid £110-£140 for iFollow over the last four seasons. I wouldn't be surprised to see that go up to £200 or so. Hopefully I'll eat my own words!

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2 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

On the assumption that we can attend so you hadn't needed to purchase the game itself. Would you pay just to watch a preview/review?

what about away games purchases especially given that away fans are unlikely to return at the start of the season?

All depends what the overall package includes and is about? Given thats I already paid a fiver a month to watch games when its more conveniently given my working hours and other related issues and I also watch the pre and post interviews, etc. A preview and review shows thats including interviews pre and post matches would interest me. Plus if watching the under 18's and 23's games are including in the package then Its would interest me

5 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Mind you, assuming that fans are allowed to attend again, will match links be a thing of the past again?

what about fans who don't want to return due to the virus concerns or pre existing medical condition? do we not cater for them?

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Just now, chaddyrovers said:

what about away games purchases especially given that away fans are unlikely to return at the start of the season?

All depends what the overall package includes and is about? Given thats I already paid a fiver a month to watch games when its more conveniently given my working hours and other related issues and I also watch the pre and post interviews, etc. A preview and review shows thats including interviews pre and post matches would interest me. Plus if watching the under 18's and 23's games are including in the package then Its would interest me

what about fans who don't want to return due to the virus concerns or pre existing medical condition? do we not cater for them?

I think the covid issues are part of a wider issue but I would like to think that sooner rather than later, that away fans will also be allowed back in. At which point, when everything is allowed as it was pre pandemic, do you then stop the live streaming of games, with the intention of allowing clubs to focus on getting fans back in stadiums? Im not convinced that live streaming should be allowed indefinitely beyond that, obviously that wont be a club specific decision either way.

I suppose as you said, that under 23 and under 18 coverage could be combined with such a show and maybe there would be a market for it, not something id be interested in but seemingly something that would have a market, so if its financially viable it should be looked at.

A question would be, arent under 23 games currently in the package with season tickets anyway? Would that continue?

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5 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

I think the covid issues are part of a wider issue but I would like to think that sooner rather than later, that away fans will also be allowed back in. At which point, when everything is allowed as it was pre pandemic, do you then stop the live streaming of games, with the intention of allowing clubs to focus on getting fans back in stadiums? Im not convinced that live streaming should be allowed indefinitely beyond that, obviously that wont be a club specific decision either way.

Will everything ever go back to exactly to pre pandemic? I don't know or have the answers to be honest. All down to people and what they feel right and comfortable in doing like attending such sporting events. 

They will probably test events about away fans going to games first because a complete reopening of it. 

10 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

I suppose as you said, that under 23 and under 18 coverage could be combined with such a show and maybe there would be a market for it, not something id be interested in but seemingly something that would have a market, so if its financially viable it should be looked at.

Yes some fans are interested in watching these games?

 

11 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

A question would be, arent under 23 games currently in the package with season tickets anyway? Would that continue?

Well last season they weren't cos of current restrictions. 

Depends on people circumstances and whether they can keep travelling to Leyland for games. Rovers started a free service for under 23's games towards the end of the season and It was good to watch. 

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4 minutes ago, chaddyrovers said:

Will everything ever go back to exactly to pre pandemic? I don't know or have the answers to be honest. All down to people and what they feel right and comfortable in doing like attending such sporting events. 

They will probably test events about away fans going to games first because a complete reopening of it. 

Yes some fans are interested in watching these games?

 

Well last season they weren't cos of current restrictions. 

Depends on people circumstances and whether they can keep travelling to Leyland for games. Rovers started a free service for under 23's games towards the end of the season and It was good to watch. 

In regards to your first question, you would like to think so. When everything is allowed without restrictions, then surely it would be financial suicide for football clubs if people still could opt for a tenner match pass sitting at home rather than attending games, attendances would never recover.

Undoubtedly, between now and that time, of course match links must remain. Although in theory, despite the governments incompetence, social distancing should be a thing of the past prior to the season starting, unless it is delayed by a month and a half.

 

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I notice it still shows Bennett as captain on our squad page, but no Chapman on there. Plus no first team staff showing in the first team squad!

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3 hours ago, Mattyblue said:

Interesting, that’ll be the first time they aren’t running the club’s media output since before Radio Rovers, so nearly 30 years.

Website: https://urbanzoo.io/. They've done Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Celtic, Everton and Fulham. Proper set up.

Streaming: https://streamamg.com/ Stream AMG. More than 3 quarters of Premier League clubs use Stream AMG. Including Liverpool FC and the England National Team

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I think the site is OK. I'm not blown away by it if I'm being picky. A new website would usually have a "wow" factor, but it doesn't really have that in my opinion. It's quite slow to switch between News, Matches, and Teams.

The big plus is that at least a northwestern-based company (Urban Zoo) are receiving funds from the club as opposed to it being pumped into the EFL black hole. It also means our site will be more unique than most if that counts for anything.

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Can't confirm for sure on our front, but with the other clubs who use Stream AMG, users can cast to Smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Fire Stick and Apple TV devices, unlike previously under iFollow. A big plus for many who saw this as a major down side

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Just now, JoeH said:

All fans have free access to RoversTV throughout June - which includes being able to go back through and watch old match highlights etc..

Just to ensure that subscription uptake takes even more of a hit. 🙂

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The only way I can access the new site is if I use Opera and use it's inbuilt VPN. I've tried clearing cookies and cache on both my computer and my phone, but I always get the old site.

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