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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rzarecteh View Post
    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.
    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 I’m not sure how long that contract runs for.


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    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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    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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    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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    Decided to bite the bullet and rejoin the mugs paying for BBC radio again through iFollow again.

    Turns out I didn't cancel my subscription and it's been running since last season anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Said Fred View Post
    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.
    Well they have multiple cameras around the pitch at Forest. I know cause one blocks several peoples views in the Trent End. I’ve had to move. Why they don’t put it infront of the away fans who are allowed to stand up I do not know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    Decided to bite the bullet and rejoin the mugs paying for BBC radio again through iFollow again.
    The sad thing is the highlights aren't BBC Radio Nottingham any more - was ace when it was


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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    I'm going to go ahead and assume that once the iFollow contract is up, we'll go our own way. Jonny Owen's on the case, is he not?

    If the club have any sense they''l poach Chippers and Fray from the BBC and put McGovern back in as summariser.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Fail View Post
    I'm going to go ahead and assume that once the iFollow contract is up, we'll go our own way. Jonny Owen's on the case, is he not?

    If the club have any sense they''l poach Chippers and Fray from the BBC and put McGovern back in as summariser.
    I hope so.

    The iFollow offering is frankly dismal, and still - after over two years - they don’t even have an iPad app.

    Not anywhere near good enough for the €140 a year it costs.

    To give you a comparison; VfB Stuttgart‘s „VfB TV“ is €39,95 a year and includes every single match (none of this „this match is blacked out everywhere because one of our broadcast partners is showing it live on an obscure subscription-only platform in Kazakhstan“ bollocks). VfB TV has all the Cup Matches and u-17 and u-19 Games as well.

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    Default Re: iFollow and the return of the single camera

    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Fail View Post
    I'm going to go ahead and assume that once the iFollow contract is up, we'll go our own way. Jonny Owen's on the case, is he not?

    If the club have any sense they''l poach Chippers and Fray from the BBC and put McGovern back in as summariser.
    I’ve come to quite like Hodge now. I wouldn’t want McGovern back other than the odd game.


 

 

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