Which has always been the paradox. To increase the Rangers brand in North America, there needs to be a wider, cheaper, easier to access exposure. Doing that makes NARSA obsolete. But if commercially the ESPN deal is a flop, what then if NARSA is no more.Not good news for NARSA Clubs they will take a hit on this deal.
Actually if the NARSA club is anything like I’m in whether it’s on TV or on RTV - people still like to socialize with like minded people.
It’s the people who generally only turn up for bigger games this will likely effect. Won’t be the same at every NARSA club but it will be the case for many.
I could easily laze in the morning drinking cheap beer and watching the game at home but it’s just not the same as turning up to a club and disagreeing about tavernier/shooting from distance etc.
fantastic news, do we know if it will be up and running for tomorrow?
How does this affect RTV?
Do ESPN have exclusive rights, thus meaning Bears in the US will be blocked from RTV live matches?
Will RTV have to ‘buy’ the matches from ESPN?
Do we still have to pay the SPFL for overseas matches shown on RTV?
imo what really hurts NARSA Clubs is when the KO back home is early ie. 1230hrs and the match could be seen on local tv. far easier to flop on the couch and watch (guilty).. also the clubs can’t serve that early in the day...
Are we not staunch if we don't always go that way?RangersTV is the way to go for tomorrow. In fact it’s ALWAYS the way to go for overseas Bears.