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    Ryder Cup - Free to Air?

    Bertie to fight for Ryder Cup rights

    The taoiseasch has said that he intends to try and make the Ryder Cup available on Irish terrestrial television, despite Sky Sports' stranglehold on the event.

    Speaking on a special sporting review of the year programme on Setanta Sports, Bertie Ahern said: "We're trying to organise free to air for the Ryder Cup.

    More @ Setanta.com

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    Doesn't he have anything better to do like oh running the country? Talk about cheap popularity gimmic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    Bertie to fight for Ryder Cup rights

    The taoiseasch has said that he intends to try and make the Ryder Cup available on Irish terrestrial television, despite Sky Sports' stranglehold on the event.

    Speaking on a special sporting review of the year programme on Setanta Sports, Bertie Ahern said: "We're trying to organise free to air for the Ryder Cup.

    More @ Setanta.com

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    Doesn't he have anything better to do like oh running the country? Talk about cheap popularity gimmic...

    Rupert Murdoch Will be delighted ,and the statement was made on a subscription channel...(it is where I live).
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    If golf wanted people to view on terrestial channels they wouldn't have taken Murdocks cash. Sky would take the irish government all the way to European court to oppose any change.

    I think Bertie looking for cheap publicity showing how such a great sports fan he is 'n all knowing full well no relaisty to changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pete
    If golf wanted people to view on terrestial channels they wouldn't have taken Murdocks cash. Sky would take the irish government all the way to European court to oppose any change.

    I think Bertie looking for cheap publicity showing how such a great sports fan he is 'n all knowing full well no relaisty to changes.
    Just think of the backlash from R M's papers if Bertie was to force the issue.
    Could be interesting to see what happens........... if anything.

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    Too little, too late. No point at this stage, as court cases would drag on past the date.

    Also, unless RTE are going Free to Air, don't see them showing the Ryder Cup FTA. Sorry, I forgot, only in Donnybrook TV world does Free To Air mean terrestrial and not Satellite.
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