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atypical_boro Posted on 17/07/2017 12:41
£45 for audio commentary
 
 
Now the club have got rid of Boro+, they are obliged under the EFL regulations to still charge £45 per season (minimum) for the audio commentary purely on its own? Madness. Literally no one will pay that. Looks like it will be text commentary for anyone who lives out of the area on matchdays now (who can't get to the match). Feels bonkers in this day and age.
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coluka Posted on 17/07/2017 12:43

£45 for audio commentary

 
They said it would be free to air though [?]
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manhead Posted on 17/07/2017 12:44

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I'll have to pay it to listen to away matches. Was about £40 anyway.
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atypical_boro Posted on 17/07/2017 12:44

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The fans forum meeting minutes say otherwise, although they do *want* to make it free apparently.
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atypical_boro Posted on 17/07/2017 12:47

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That was for Boro+ manhead, this is now gonna be £45 just for the live commentary alone.
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weemoby Posted on 17/07/2017 12:53

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Thanks for the update atypical_boro much appreciated.
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TeesvilleMonsoon Posted on 17/07/2017 12:56

£45 for audio commentary

 
You could get a digital radio for that n get bbc tees for free for years to come. I know its not the club but football as whole seems to be alienating alot of people recently
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tom_mate Posted on 17/07/2017 12:58

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So for us living abroad the only way to get a commentary is going to be to pay 45 quid?
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coluka Posted on 17/07/2017 12:58

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Just checked back and yes, The club said 'hopeful' for it to be free to air subject to regulatory approval. So is the EFL blocking it as free or Boro having a change of heart? Hopefully the former
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atypical_boro Posted on 17/07/2017 13:01

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Col, the meeting minutes on the club website say its the former, assuming they are accurate.
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coluka Posted on 17/07/2017 13:05

£45 for audio commentary

 
Cheers atypical, they must be getting a cut then - The EFL that is. [:(!]
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boromike85 Posted on 17/07/2017 13:33

£45 for audio commentary

 
"You could get a digital radio for that n get bbc tees for free for years to come. I know its not the club but football as whole seems to be alienating alot of people recently"

That only works if you live in the area. Outside of the area it is blocked when there's a match on so £45 is the only option. Rip-off for something broadcast on BBC. Why should a licence payer be restricted by where they are in the country?
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rob_fmttm Posted on 17/07/2017 13:45

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Boro definitely wanted to make audio free.

EFL do make things difficult - their remit is to protect their deals with media and spread money around all their clubs but I would argue they don't look after fans.
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Gadginho Posted on 17/07/2017 13:57

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It's ridiculous to think that somebody could film their radio during the match & broadcast it via periscope etc. for all the fans outside the area & there's probably not much the EFL can do about it.

Alternatively, they could just make it easy by making it free for everyone... but why go & do a silly thing like that?!
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Cleveleyssmoggie Posted on 17/07/2017 14:00

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"It's ridiculous to think that somebody could film their radio "

Why would I want to look at someone else's radio? [:D]
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Gadginho Posted on 17/07/2017 14:05
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Staring at the radio wouldn't be the main attraction though (unless that was your sort of thing!), listening to it would be... I don't know if Periscope & the like do audio only broadcasts (think it might just be video?) - if they do then audio-only would obviously be sufficient!
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Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 17/07/2017 15:38

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'digital radio'

Boro games weren't on digital radio last season. Are they moving to digital this season?
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The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 17/07/2017 15:40

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Maybe I'm just a cynic, but how convenient for the club that they want to suddenly offer free radio commentary, despite years of charging for a poorly run service, but those pesky EFL "suits" just wont allow them too.

[rle]
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atypical_boro Posted on 17/07/2017 15:46
Edited On: 17/07/2017 15:56
£45 for audio commentary

 
Has it not always been an EFL regulation though Lizards? Admittedly the club have never said so, but then again most other clubs had this 'Boro+' type subscription service too.
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BarnesBoroFC Posted on 17/07/2017 15:53

£45 for audio commentary

 
What happened to the overseas steaming service for 120 quid.
Or did I just dream that?
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The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 17/07/2017 15:54

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I'm not sure it has (I could be completely wrong!) but I seem to recall people linking to other clubs sites for audio commentary now and again without any paywall.

i'm not that fussed, I'll pay the 45 quid but it's the messaging that I object to.
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rob_fmttm Posted on 17/07/2017 15:55

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I am certain that Boro did want to offer a free audio service.
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The_Lizards_Jumpers Posted on 17/07/2017 16:32

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Why now Rob, why after many years of being happy to offer a substandard service and charge fans for the use of it are the club now happy to suddenly start offering it free ?

It's just a pity those pesky men in suits are making them charge for it, eh ?

If their hearts are set on it then perhaps they can find a way round it, 45 in gift vouchers from the club shop, 45 discount on next years ST or something - I wont hold my breath though....
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atypical_boro Posted on 17/07/2017 16:37

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My own take on this is that the club have never taken a unilateral approach with Boro+, much that the whole of English Football has and Boro have just followed suit.

Agree though if they are hellbent on offering it for free they could give season ticket holders a discount so that at least those of us (who live outside Tees catchment) who normally go to games don't have to cough up for this for the times we can't make it.

And some sort of other incentive for other fans who don't live in the area.

It does imply they wanted to make it free this season, after season ticket pricing etc, so lets see what happens next season I guess.
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BarnesBoroFC Posted on 17/07/2017 16:44

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shill
noun
1 a : one who acts as a decoy (as for a pitchman or gambler)
b : one who makes a sales pitch or serves as a promoter
[8D]
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boro19 Posted on 17/07/2017 17:48

£45 for audio commentary

 
The sooner we get to the premiership the better so we can watch online live streams of every match for free and we don't have to resort to BBC Tees for away games.
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Torslander Posted on 17/07/2017 18:12

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Perhaps some kindly soul could Periscope their DAB radio every game next season, for those of us who want to listen to the BBC Tees commentary but get blocked because they're not local enough?
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Chappy112 Posted on 17/07/2017 18:18

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How come they weren't bothered about missing out on £45 per subscription to the audio commentary but are bothered about the financials when it comes to iFollow?

As Lizards said, it seems a bit convenient.
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atypical_boro Posted on 18/07/2017 09:04

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Well, I'm deducing from the info we have that ifollow costs a fair chunk to opt into, and they are worried they won't make a decent ROI. I can't think of any other possible reason why they wouldn't opt in to ifollow.

It must be quite easy to find out if this £45 directive is true.
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Donny_Boro Posted on 18/07/2017 12:03

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It is possible to recieve TEES from quite a distance on Freeview.
I get it from Bilsdale transmitter at the furthest southern edge of Yorkshire in Bawtry.
Manually tune to C26 and it will appear as channel 722.

Link: Bilsdale transmitter for freeview
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ItalianJob Posted on 18/07/2017 12:06

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It's never been on digital?? I've always had to tune into BBC Tees FM.

Is this changing?
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atypical_boro Posted on 18/07/2017 12:11

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Donny - is that not blocked on matchdays then?
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