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shamarone

December 03, 2014 9:22 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


re: "but how are you going to attract new fans, if they don't have easier access to the sport?" well that's were we come in. the burden (whether we choose to accept it) now falls to us. we have to go out into the secular/non-riding world and "preach the gospel" about motorcycling, road racing, etc. we have to hand down this passion, this love to our sons, daughters, friends, and family. hey, i didn't say it was going to be "easy". re: "Do you expect people to pay before they have ever watched a race?" anybody who's in sales or who's business works off of referrals knows the best advertising is WORD OF MOUTH. show them a race streaming onto that fancy Wi-Fi connected i6 and iPAD of yours...? you got the unlimited data plan, and the phone's on your hip and tablet's tucked under your arm everywhere you go innit...? c'mon, what are we talking about this for...?

shamarone

December 03, 2014 10:13 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


re: "Some people just dont want to pay for stuff." sucks to be them. re: "it is a fact that your viewing figures will tumble. it's a fact figures had ALREADY tumbled. re: "Dedicated fans will be happy... The masses wont." gotta stop worrying about the masses. that's a tough nut to crack. fantasy's not going to get this done. REALITY is what's going to get this done. this starts with accepting that (for 97%) motorcycles and roadracing is inherently LIMITED in it's appeal (yes, sobering). . the reason motorcycling is only consumed by 3% of the population on average (never growing beyond) is that it's HARD. it takes energy, commitment, and frankly the majority just DON'T have it. we like to frame (pun intended) motorcycling in the context of pushbikes...? when in fact, motorcycling and it's spin-offs are more akin to a PILOT's license. no mean feat. ever heard the phrase, "if it were easy, everybody would do it...?" well there ya go. (Frankie Dunn voice)

shamarone

December 03, 2014 8:40 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


re: "If you love something you will not mind paying, contribute to keep your sport alive. Such a common thing today, people want everything but expect someone else to pay for it!" and there it is... let the fact that RSMick and I are actually in AGREEMENT on something, 'cause everyone to stop and assess whether they are IN FACT on the correct side of this argument. hey stop laughing, this is serious.

shamarone

December 03, 2014 7:56 AM

MotoGP » MotoGP pay TV 'something we must face'


re: "Very bad move" fairplay, but I'm still waiting for you (or someone for the love o' God) to come up with an ALTERNATIVE move that DOESN'T involve giving away the store. just like open tyre competition, "giving away the store" is something they had already BEEN doing the past 20+ years, and now it no longer works. this isn't a case of let's fix something that isn't broken. if "free-to-air" still worked as fantastically as everybody likes to think...? HELLLOO...!!! MCFLY...!!! (Biff Tannen voice) they'd still be doing it. a greedy television exec who consciously chooses LESS revenue is another somebody I've never met.


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