“Good heavens! You’re the culture minister..” Redux

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Here’s the Culture Minister on the GAA’s new deal

If Sky is worldwide, beaming games worldwide, that’s a good thing, but I don’t want that to be at the detriment of local broadcasting.

I also don’t want it to be at the detriment of the people who don’t have Sky or who don’t have digital or satellite television to be prevented from seeing one of the best games ever so while it is a matter for the GAA, I do have concerns and I wish them well in trying to get it worked out.

Bear in mind, this is a culture minister who has been asking for broadcasting to be devolved to Northern Ireland Executive… Now, can any of you spot any of the “deliberate” mistakes above?

We don’t seem to do well in the cultural arena… [Too much war, not enough Culture? - Ed]

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  • Drumlins Rock

    I think we all might have Digital or Satellite TV now analogue has been switched off?

  • Mick Fealty

    Tick!!

  • Drumlins Rock

    “All Sky’s live 20 games will be available to its subscribers in Ireland and Britain.”

    That’s not worldwide beaming is it?

  • Mick Fealty

    Tick, Tick! It may explain why the Irish News decided not to use most of the Ministerial statement on the matter. Quite gobsmackingly basic mistakes. There’s other things I’d quibble with, but these are just wrong, plain wrong.

  • http://nalil.blogspot.com Nevin

    “All Sky’s live 20 games will be available to its subscribers in Ireland and Britain.”

    While the award of domestic TV broadcast rights will see over 90 live games shown free-to-air within Ireland in each of the next three years, the GAA has also delivered on its promise to address access to its major games for those living outside of Ireland. In addition to Sky Sports providing exclusive live coverage of 20 championship matches in Britain, in a major new departure, Channel 7 will show all 45 live championship games free to air in Australia.
    A further exciting expansion of coverage for Irish people living abroad is reflected in a new online streaming service – a joint venture between the GAA and RTÉ Digital – which will allow supporters living in the U.S and worldwide access to all games televised live in Ireland via the internet on PC, desktops, laptops, tablets, smart phones and other connected devices.
    .. GAA press release

  • Carsons Cat

    Mick
    “It may explain why the Irish News decided not to use most of the Ministerial statement on the matter. Quite gobsmackingly basic mistakes.”

    I’m sure the Irish News will be suitably reticent to point out ‘gobsmackingly basic mistakes’ from any other Minister, say a unionist for example, were they to make them…..