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    Default iFollow and the return of the single camera

    I have had a chance to see several games of yours lately, and I am consistently amazed by the amateur directing. A single camera, no replay, very tight shots that seem to be the result of someone wishing to film a documentary and not properly record a football match, awkward attempts to focus on the crowds after a goal ("now let me see how that damn zoom feature works"), all-in-all terrible broadcasting.

    Now, if I understand correctly, it's the club's responsibility to add cameras, commentary, proper directing etc., right? So, I'm assuming the club will have to pay for it. If so, it might be a wortwhile investment for the club to invest on a small studio in the CG (we have at our own stadium).

    But more importantly, are separate broadcast deals allowed by the EFL?


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    I don’t believe it is the club’s obligation, I think it’s the company that run iFollow (Formerly Forest Player) and have notoriously been terrible for years now.

    It’s a contract organised by the football league, if you go on other EFL club websites you can see instantly which ones are in the same contract.

    I may well be wrong though.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    I donít believe it is the clubís obligation, I think itís the company that run iFollow (Formerly Forest Player) and have notoriously been terrible for years now.

    Itís a contract organised by the football league, if you go on other EFL club websites you can see instantly which ones are in the same contract.

    I may well be wrong though.
    You are correct. Clubs can opt out of the service and provide their own - such as Derby County, who have a really frustratingly well organised and presented service - but Iím not sure how long that contract runs for.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    I despair

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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    There's a FAQ here about it

    https://worldsoccertalk.com/2017/05/...aming-service/

    For me, the telling bit is that the total market for iFollow - e.g for all clubs combined - might run into the hundreds of thousands. So I suspect that the real questions is how much of the £110 does the club get and how much it raises total?

    They wont spent money on better video and editing just for the standard highlights, which are edited by C5 anyway, unless there is an economic return.

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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Most of our off the pitch offering is tinpot - from the half time food to the conferencing facilities, so at least we're consistent in all areas.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    When games are on sky they have cameras behind the goals which blocks some peoples view. I had to move seats after being there 15 seasons.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Has anyone managed to buy a match pass for today? If so, where in the world are you?




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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    It's on TV on a number of channels so there may be rivers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderella View Post
    When games are on sky they have cameras behind the goals which blocks some peoples view. I had to move seats after being there 15 seasons.
    Did you have a sore arse?


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    It's amazing. Commentary, action replays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loaded View Post
    It's on TV on a number of channels so there may be rivers.
    Oh yea I see now. On ESPN3


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    It was live on Bein Sport down here, from 2am. I recorded it. I've given up on ifollow.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    No surprises with IFollow if you check their website game blackout page, today was listed a blackout as is the Derby game. When games are on Sky they are not on IFollow. Here in the US, all games that are on Sky are now on ESPN3, were occasional games on Bein last year. Must say it was nice to watch professional camera work today versus IFollow. But hey I get to see every game after years on listening to Radio Nottm so no complaints. IFollow is what it is and worth the cost for me. I would like the ability to stream sond and video at the same time though.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Guys - it WAS on ifollow!


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_eyes777 View Post
    Guys - it WAS on ifollow!
    Only in certain regions, not all. If you go to the EFL iFollow page for ineligible matches you now get to choose which location your checking eligibility for. For me, it was audio only yesterday.

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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    In that case, use a VPN and switch your location accordingly.It's always on in India.


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    NeuLion, who operate the streaming for ifollow (and NFL, NBA, Premier league, etc), got acquired in a big deal today https://globenewswire.com/news-relea...-Endeavor.html


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Millwall know how to broadcast a game.
    Replays, good camera angles, clock, scores.
    Well done Millwall - hope NFFC can learn from Millwall in this respect.


 

 

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