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SweetBlitz
Expert 3

GAA On Demand?

Are the GAA games available on demand?  Can’t search for the game at the weekend and it was only broadcast once clashing with premier league game. Search doesn’t help.

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schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @SweetBlitz 

 

No Rugby Union either 😠😠😠.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@schnapps yes, strange no rugby union either.  Maybe if England had played barbarians then there would have been rugby union on demand.

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @SweetBlitz 

 

If the GAA games are not uploaded to the NowTV video on demand service within 48 to 72 hours then i doubt they will be on NowTV Sports VOD 😠.

 

I enjoy my Rugby Union and wanted to follow the Mitre 10 cup competition in New Zealand and because the majority of the games are on around 3am to 6am and not repeated at anytime during the week at more sociable times by Sky, then i have missed them and spoilt me following this competition 😠.

 

It's not only the Mitre 10, but the recent New Zealand v Australia tests where not available on VOD (though for these two games i managed to get my backside out of bed at 3am in the early hours in the morning to watch them and suffered through the rest of the day with sleep deprivation).

 

I flagged this up with NowTV Team Management about why no Rugby Union and they never came back to me to even to say we don't have VOD rights for Rugby Union with the rights holder.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@schnapps GAAGO don't have UK rights for GAA games on Sky.  RTE don't either.  So Sky have exclusive rights and only show the Dublin game at the same time as the Manchester United game.  And given that pretty much half of Dublin support both it is odd that the GAA game did not have a re-run. I mistakenly watched the football as generally avoiding a GAA score is easier.

 

Anyway, won't make that mistake next weekend. Will watch Cork v Waterford live. Fortunately it is on long before France v Ireland, though Liverpool v West Ham is squeezed in between the two for half of Ireland.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@schnapps 

Early start for you...

... late night for me.

 

Sat 31/10/2020 08:45
Rugby Union Australia v New Zealand
Rugby Championship
Sky Sports Arena


Sat 31/10/2020 12:30 Football
Sheffield United v Man City
Premier League
BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate


Sat 31/10/2020 12:30 Football
Bristol City v Norwich City
Championship
Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football


Sat 31/10/2020 13:15 GAA Monaghan v Cavan Ulster GAA Football Senior Championship Sky Sports Mix


Sat 31/10/2020 13:30 GAA Westmeath v Kerry Joe McDonagh Cup GAAGO


Sat 31/10/2020 14:00 GAA Carlow v Antrim Joe McDonagh Cup GAAGO


Sat 31/10/2020 14:15
Rugby Union Wales v Scotland
Six Nations
BBC 1

Sat 31/10/2020 15:30 GAA Cork v Waterford Munster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Sky Sports Mix


Sat 31/10/2020 15:45 GAA Dublin v Kilkenny Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship GAAGO


Sat 31/10/2020 16:45
Rugby Union Italy v England
Six Nations
ITV 1


Sat 31/10/2020 17:00 Football
Hearts v Hibernian
Scottish FA Cup Semi-Final
BBC Scotland / BBC iPlayer / Premier Sports 2 / BBC Sport Website


Sat 31/10/2020 17:20 Football
Hartlepool United v Torquay United
National League
BT Sport 1


Sat 31/10/2020 17:30 Football
Liverpool v West Ham
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League


Sat 31/10/2020 18:15 GAA Galway v Wexford Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship GAAGO


Sat 31/10/2020 19:00 GAA Waterford v Limerick Munster GAA Football Senior Championship GAAGO


Sat 31/10/2020 20:00
Rugby Union France v Ireland
Six Nations
BBC 1

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @SweetBlitz 

 

It's th Rugby Union games in New Zealand or in Argentina  that causes me the problem because of the time difference.

 

No problem getting up around 8am to watch the Australia v New Zealand for the next two tests games or watching any Super Rugby matches that are hosted in South Africa or Australia.

 

Looking forward to the final round of the six Nations (though my team Wales are way out of the running with a poor campaign 😠).

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

Found it with the search on the Now TV stick.  But not obvious how to get it any other way.  Not showing on normal on demand screen on iPad.

 

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schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @SweetBlitz 

 

Thanks for the heads up 👍.

 

Well spotted, i found three Mitre 10 Rugby Games by using the search feature with the * Star button on the remote or the search box towards the bottom of the home screen page.

 

However the search didn't work when using the voice remote or the hidden search tab by pressing the back button on the remote which is the search method i normally tend to use.

 

I wished NowTV mentioned this when i complained about no Rugby Union on VOD where i have missed the first 7 rounds of this competition 😠😠😠.

 

Like you said there is no option to find these games by going to Sports VOD on my tablet or smartphone via the NowTV App which would be the most obvious method to seek out these games.

 

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

On my NowTV 4K Smart Box i can only find three Mitre 10 rugby games on Video on Demand when using the search workaround which @SweetBlitz kindly found.

 

Where if i use the search feature on the NowTV App on my Android Tablet i can't find no results, where when i use the search feature on the NowTV App on my Youview box i can find eight Mitre 10 games

 

@Simon-J can you explain the inconsistency across different devices and why isn't Rugby Union one of the categories if you can find rugby union VOD games when searching on certain devices ?

 

Edit - Just tried my NowTV 4K box again and for some reason it now shows the eight games identical to my Youview Box NowTV App (still no results when using my Android Tablet NowTV App).

 

Wished somebody from NowTV would have suggested this workaround about 6 to 8 weeks ago when i questioned why there was no Rugby Union VOD category where i missed two thirds of the Mitre 10 competition 😠😠😠.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@Simon-J can you explain the inconsistency across different devices and why isn't Rugby Union one of the categories if you can find rugby union VOD games when searching on certain devices ?

 

And GAA!   Situation tends to be exacerbated for GAA as throw in times tend to clash with football kick off times

 

Like this on 7th November...

 

  • Chelsea 17:30 Sheffield United

Premier League, Sky Sports Premier League (17:30)

 

GAA

Leinster Football , Sky Sports Mix (17:45)

 

Would be nice if on demand was on immediately after as well.

 

 

 

 

Simon-J
Community Manager
Community Manager

@schnapps @SweetBlitz 

 

It's an odd one - could be down to the fact that OD is fairly new for Sport and it's slowly being rolled out across devices with diffrent time scales for adding to search on one device, and into the main menu for others but that's just my guess.

 

I'll do my best to find out what's going on there.

 

Thanks

 

Simon.

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @Simon-J 

 

When you speak to the relevant Dept can you see if they can improve the turnaround from the date the sports event has finished, where the time it takes for it to be added to VOD from my experience it's taking 48 to 72 hours.

 

Also when content is only on a short VOD period of 7 days before leaving, when it takes for example to upload the VOD 48hours, the remaining time is only 5 days left which is a bit unfair considering NowTV could take 48 hours or so to upload to your servers (the expiry date should be from the date it's added to your VOD service and not when the event was broadcasted especially with these 7 days VOD content on your sports service).

 

Wouldn't mind if the VOD was added straight after the live event has finished or within a couple of hours.

 

 

 

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

Have to say the coverage on Sky of GAA is very good.  HD on catch up and the yellow silotar makes it a lot easier to watch. Almost as good as being there. 

 

Getting fed up with all the screen clutter watching football, so this was very refreshing just focusing on the game.

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @Simon-J 

 

I haven't watched much recently on sports VOD since it was introduced on your service because the majority of the stuff on there doesn't really appeal to me or i have already seen the event live.

 

Though i did just have a quick look at what was broadcasted live on the weekend and what has already been added to VOD and the turnaround now seems much quicker than the 48 hours that i mentioned in my other post.

 

I know the Burnley v Spurs game was shown at around 8pm on Monday Night Football just gone, so i will keep an eye out on the Sports VOD when this game will be eventually added to give me a general idea of the current turnaround for PL matches (at 5pm today still no sign of this game on VOD).

 

Also can the VOD categories be cleaned up a little, where i find the Premier League and F1 sections a bit awkward to follow & find.

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Using the two PL matches that was on Monday between Brighton v WBA and Burnley v Spurs the turnaround from after the matches had finished to be added to NowTV Sports VOD was approx 28 hours.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@Simon-J Monaghan v Cavan is available via search but Cork v Waterford isn’t.  Any reason why?

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Finally Rugby Union has got a Video on Demand specific category in the Sports section 😀.

 

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FranzF
Scholar

Nothing for GAA.  Have to search on stick to watch it on iPad 🤔

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@Izzie-T   this is an old thread, but this was when the sport specific genres were introduced.  Rugby union was added, but GAA wasn’t.  However that was mitigated by the fact that they could be searched for (at least on the Now TV stick) which is no longer possible.

SweetBlitz
Expert 3

@Izzie-T is there a link for Cork v Kerry GAA from Saturday?