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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby nikkiboy » Wed May 16, 2018 10:16 am

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ChrisW wrote:So looks like he is seriously looking to qualify for Lakeside, would be a great story.

Not a lover of the gurning stokey but it would be an interesting dilemma should he have a good season and lakeside.


Will it even be at Lakeside?
Hope so. Will you be going again if it is?

Absolutely, hopefully we can get a few more normal people from this forum to go, hanging out with the df boys is great but everyone kept asking me if I were their carer.
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby BlueSpark » Wed May 16, 2018 10:30 am

nikkiboy wrote:
BlueSpark wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
ChrisW wrote:So looks like he is seriously looking to qualify for Lakeside, would be a great story.

Not a lover of the gurning stokey but it would be an interesting dilemma should he have a good season and lakeside.


Will it even be at Lakeside?
Hope so. Will you be going again if it is?

Absolutely, hopefully we can get a few more normal people from this forum to go, hanging out with the df boys is great but everyone kept asking me if I were their carer.


Would be great to have some of the other forum members there aswell.
Also, just found out my brother in law has bought a house in Farnborough. Happy days for kipping there :grin:
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby nikkiboy » Wed May 16, 2018 10:31 am

BlueSpark wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
BlueSpark wrote:
nikkiboy wrote:
ChrisW wrote:So looks like he is seriously looking to qualify for Lakeside, would be a great story.

Not a lover of the gurning stokey but it would be an interesting dilemma should he have a good season and lakeside.


Will it even be at Lakeside?
Hope so. Will you be going again if it is?

Absolutely, hopefully we can get a few more normal people from this forum to go, hanging out with the df boys is great but everyone kept asking me if I were their carer.


Would be great to have some of the other forum members there aswell.
Also, just found out my brother in law has bought a house in Farnborough. Happy days for kipping there :grin:

Can he fit all 25 of us in?
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby oche balboa » Wed May 16, 2018 11:29 am

The rumour mill suggests it’s going to be at Lakeside and the C4 deal will be done soon. 2 places in the mix for Rotherham
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Moongoose McQueeen » Wed May 16, 2018 2:05 pm

I was sworn to secrecy on what I had heard over the weekend.

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Zapp Brannigan » Wed May 16, 2018 2:30 pm

oche balboa wrote:The rumour mill suggests it’s going to be at Lakeside and the C4 deal will be done soon. 2 places in the mix for Rotherham


The counties were told the c4 deal was supposably to be concluded by March but there has been no update since

If c4 wasn’t interested in plugging it until November last year and there was no deal done after lakeside there is no way they would even look at a deal until the end of year now.

Same with the venue, counties were told there was no guarantee it would be at lakeside and lakeside seem happy to plug their exhibitions on throughout the year at the minute

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby phil davies » Wed May 16, 2018 3:35 pm

what were the viewing figures for it last year?
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby foggy » Wed May 16, 2018 4:20 pm

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Robson wrote:Met Andy years ago - Hes a confidence player - If he gets his confidence back he will be a match for almost anyone - Durrant best keep his eyes peeled if Andy gets into his groove -

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Zapp Brannigan » Wed May 16, 2018 5:12 pm

phil davies wrote:what were the viewing figures for it last year?


Final got 1.13, Semi 900K

For comparison the last year it was on the BBC it got 1.63 million, 5 years back in got 2.2 million, 10 years back 3 million.

For caparison the PDC hit around a million- 1.1 which I think was the highest it has reached

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Robson » Wed May 16, 2018 5:22 pm

More competition today Zapp - Less people watching TV - Lakesides viewing figures are good for the time we live in - Their product is good - The only problem the BDO has is promotion - They need to come into the Facebook/Twitter/Instagram age - Let people know they are still about - But also stay true to the grassroots of the game - Dont try and be like the PDC - The PDC do a great job at doing that -

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby phil davies » Wed May 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:
phil davies wrote:what were the viewing figures for it last year?


Final got 1.13, Semi 900K

For comparison the last year it was on the BBC it got 1.63 million, 5 years back in got 2.2 million, 10 years back 3 million.

For caparison the PDC hit around a million- 1.1 which I think was the highest it has reached


Hmm I guess it depends a lot on what other programmes 4 would broadcast around that time usually draw. If they don't take it up then they are in a real pickle as I don't see any of the other big broadcasters taking it. ITV and Sky are obviously with the PDC and BT seems to have given up on darts. That leaves them with what maybe Eurosport or possibly but unlikely someone like Dave. If not your left with no TV or a shambolic streaming Chanel like freesports.
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby The Jolly Man » Wed May 16, 2018 5:51 pm

Zapp Brannigan wrote:
oche balboa wrote:The rumour mill suggests it’s going to be at Lakeside and the C4 deal will be done soon. 2 places in the mix for Rotherham


The counties were told the c4 deal was supposably to be concluded by March but there has been no update since

If c4 wasn’t interested in plugging it until November last year and there was no deal done after lakeside there is no way they would even look at a deal until the end of year now.

Same with the venue, counties were told there was no guarantee it would be at lakeside and lakeside seem happy to plug their exhibitions on throughout the year at the minute


The lakeside web page would indicate tickets will go on sale in the summer for the 2019 edition

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Zapp Brannigan » Wed May 16, 2018 5:52 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
oche balboa wrote:The rumour mill suggests it’s going to be at Lakeside and the C4 deal will be done soon. 2 places in the mix for Rotherham


The counties were told the c4 deal was supposably to be concluded by March but there has been no update since

If c4 wasn’t interested in plugging it until November last year and there was no deal done after lakeside there is no way they would even look at a deal until the end of year now.

Same with the venue, counties were told there was no guarantee it would be at lakeside and lakeside seem happy to plug their exhibitions on throughout the year at the minute


The lakeside web page would indicate tickets will go on sale in the summer for the 2019 edition


Its said that since the end of the last one

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby The Jolly Man » Wed May 16, 2018 5:55 pm

phil davies wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
phil davies wrote:what were the viewing figures for it last year?


Final got 1.13, Semi 900K

For comparison the last year it was on the BBC it got 1.63 million, 5 years back in got 2.2 million, 10 years back 3 million.

For caparison the PDC hit around a million- 1.1 which I think was the highest it has reached


Hmm I guess it depends a lot on what other programmes 4 would broadcast around that time usually draw. If they don't take it up then they are in a real pickle as I don't see any of the other big broadcasters taking it. ITV and Sky are obviously with the PDC and BT seems to have given up on darts. That leaves them with what maybe Eurosport or possibly but unlikely someone like Dave. If not your left with no TV or a shambolic streaming Chanel like freesports.


C4 have signed a deal to show European rugby. 2018 had a clash with the first weekend of lakeside. Obviously they can avoid clashes with the darts depending on what sessions they show.

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Zapp Brannigan » Wed May 16, 2018 6:47 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:
phil davies wrote:
Zapp Brannigan wrote:
phil davies wrote:what were the viewing figures for it last year?


Final got 1.13, Semi 900K

For comparison the last year it was on the BBC it got 1.63 million, 5 years back in got 2.2 million, 10 years back 3 million.

For caparison the PDC hit around a million- 1.1 which I think was the highest it has reached


Hmm I guess it depends a lot on what other programmes 4 would broadcast around that time usually draw. If they don't take it up then they are in a real pickle as I don't see any of the other big broadcasters taking it. ITV and Sky are obviously with the PDC and BT seems to have given up on darts. That leaves them with what maybe Eurosport or possibly but unlikely someone like Dave. If not your left with no TV or a shambolic streaming Chanel like freesports.


C4 have signed a deal to show European rugby. 2018 had a clash with the first weekend of lakeside. Obviously they can avoid clashes with the darts depending on what sessions they show.


Just seen that, would clash directly with the Semi Final and Final.

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Ginge » Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 pm

They could always pick the Friday night match that weekend.

Then again, they probably wouldnt.
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby The Jolly Man » Wed May 16, 2018 9:09 pm

Ginge wrote:They could always pick the Friday night match that weekend.

Then again, they probably wouldnt.

Then you could end up with BT showing clashes between darts and rugby. Not sure if it happened last year or not.

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Re: RE: Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby Ginge » Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 pm

The Jolly Man wrote:
Ginge wrote:They could always pick the Friday night match that weekend.

Then again, they probably wouldnt.

Then you could end up with BT showing clashes between darts and rugby. Not sure if it happened last year or not.
May have done. They have more than one channel. If the same happens on C4 the one they deem the least important will be shunted down the EPG to one of the less important channels.

Can't see them having rugby on the main channel in the evening. But you never know.
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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby markymark » Wed May 16, 2018 10:18 pm

I'd have thought the deal for the rugby would mean it has to be on the main channel. No reason to give games to a FTA channel if shoving it out of sight.

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Re: Andy Hamilton to the BDO

Postby DavidB » Wed May 16, 2018 10:32 pm

markymark wrote:I'd have thought the deal for the rugby would mean it has to be on the main channel. No reason to give games to a FTA channel if shoving it out of sight.



Hasn’t Film4 and/or More4 shown live sport in the past? Certainly remember test matches going on Film4 for a bit when they had horse racing on Saturday afternoons.


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