Years ago

SEABL & BigV Media

There was a good debate last year about the quality of BigV and SEABL media. Really interesting contrast this week, with both leagues launching their online tv shows.

First up, awesome that both leagues are having a crack at this stuff. Second, looks absolutely stupid that both seem to think that they should profile their back office staff by having them in their shows! Key message, pick talent because their audience wants to see/hear them, not because you want them to be seen/heard.

Both league's are using their CEO's/GM's, surely you would want to save them up for key announcements, or interviews over controversial incidents? Why not use an immediate past player as your go to guy here?

Anyway, here you go...


This is SEABL's offering. It is dull, deadly dull, perhaps audience threateningly dull BUT, it does contain mixed in Video footage, some graphics, some stats leaders etc. They used two camera's and it has some post production.


Now this is BigV's. It is pacey, shot to one camera and looks like it is shot in one take. (I watched two of their four offerings). No graphics, no footage but it is entertaining, even if you don't get all the jokes being an outsider. People last year said BigV's media was immature, an I agreed, but I did not find this offering that way.

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Happy Days  
Years ago

SEABL is very corporate and Big V is well Big V. SEABL have done a very good job over the last 12 months improving there media coverage and could probably get some of their imports to come in and do some guest spots. They both have their own markets which they pitch to.

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Years ago

"audience threateningly dull" - love it.

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new in town  
Years ago

the sSEABLE guys are probably neck and neck with Carfino, they would be disappointed with that comparison.

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Years ago

Yeah wow, not kidding with the SEABL video there.. Two words in and i was bored

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Years ago

Might help if the SEABL commentators did a bit of research on what they're talking about too such as who the home team is, who and why players are in or out etc..

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Years ago

big v is more comprehensive about all teams and alot of players while seabl talk about a few teams and a couple of players and seem to talk about the same 2 to 3 teams all the time,

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Years ago

Happy Days, I would hardly say that SEABL is corporate. You could use straight or vanilla, but hardly corporate.

Take a look at how their game reviews are displayed on their website from last weekend - awful.

Nothing wrong again with what is being said, but if you cannot make your page look much slicker, and embellish the review paragraph with some key stats, then you aren't showing a lot of effort.

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Happy Days  
Years ago

I think considering the resources and time that Ed has available hes doing a really good job.Hes open to feedback and will continue to improve the product.Organisations who produce there own content are always straight down the line as they dont want to upset there sponsors or member clubs.

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Years ago

Again Happy Days, fantastic that both leagues are having a crack at this online video stuff. After all, we are here talking about their leagues and we did when you started the previous post as well.

To be balanced, I hate the way BigV do reviews and previews as PDF's, shits me I can't just read a page. That is just lazy on their behalf. I also can't stand it when they just refer to some as a nickname...

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Agree HO about the nicknames.Sounds a bit like a boys club.

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Years ago

SEABL video needs some work, but the basics are all there and the first two videos nearly had 300 hits each on youtube. Maybe some players/coaches as talent, but it's not always easy to get great talent free of charge every week, so the guys have probably gone with what they've got.

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