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Anonymous
Last year

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Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

The biggest video sharing platform in the world. It would be a great vehicle to show for example the dunk contest highlights (or any other quality highlights, for that matter). It's of utmost importance for a league to have a strong social media presence. I keep hearing Larry Kestelman says he wants to build a world-class entertainment product, yet we can't even get on YouTube? Unacceptable.

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Benno
Last year
19:34 30 Sep 16

Reply #600184

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

They do..

https://www.youtube.com/user/nbl


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Anonymous
Last year
19:37 30 Sep 16

Reply #600185

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Interesting, they have posted some stuff yesterday (only commercials from the looks of things) but prior to that it looks like the only stuff is from the 2014/15 season (i.e. it was absent last year).


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Benno
Last year
19:39 30 Sep 16

Reply #600186

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Yes because this season hasnt started yet, so when it does they will post more videos?


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Hendo8888
Last year
19:46 30 Sep 16

Reply #600187

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

So, you're saying that last season didn't happen?


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KET
Last year
19:47 30 Sep 16

Reply #600188

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

They didn't use/upload videos to youtube last season Benno, there's a good question as to why they've neglected such a good public resource


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Anonymous
Last year
19:48 30 Sep 16

Reply #600189

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Benno I mean there's nothing there relating to 2015-16. This coming season will be 2016-17. Just saw the clip there from the 2014 dunk contest. Gives such a poor impression of the league, being in a tin shed with a big fan and then also the judges writing out their scores on A4 pieces of paper that you take notes with at work/school.

This year's video was so much better, yet it isn't available on YouTube.


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Zodiac
Last year
20:02 30 Sep 16

Reply #600190

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

I too thought it very strange they didn't put a highlights video of the dunk comp on youtube. It's perfect for generating interest in the new season not only is youtube the biggest most popular site for videos nearly every forum allows youtube videos to be embedded as opposed to other mobs.

Someone (a fan I think) uploaded a video of the final of the 3pt comp to youtube but the dunk comp hasn't been uploaded by anyone including the NBL.

Last thing you want is the world seeing Terrance Ferguson doing a windmill from near the FT line in a 36ers uniform and other NBL players throwing down NBA dunk comp comparable dunks.


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Train
Last year
20:11 30 Sep 16

Reply #600192

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Perth utilise youtube quite well with WildcatsTV. Great way to advertise your product to a massive audience. Hopefully NBL has got onto it this season and upload a lot more videos.


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Luuuc
Last year
20:32 30 Sep 16

Reply #600193

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

I got the vibe from the NBL that in their eyes, using YouTube would have detracted from people's reliance on the NBL app, which they were pushing hard.
Personally I think that's a flawed plan. Along the same theme as Boti's blog today, it's another example of the league preaching to the converted, which meant missing an opportunity to reach out to other fans using the free and far-reaching resource that is YouTube.
All those little game highlight videos they did should also have gone up on YouTube, and in the caption of every one of them they could have pointed people to the app.


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koberulz
Last year
20:42 30 Sep 16

Reply #600194

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Might have been a digital rights issue previously as well.


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Hendo8888
Last year
20:44 30 Sep 16

Reply #600195

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

While we're whinging about the NBL's online issues, is there any reason why Jerome Randle doesn't have a player profile on our team page? Every other player does (including Doyle), but he's not on there.


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DaHuzyBru
Last year
23:20 30 Sep 16

Reply #600204

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

You think that's bad, Hendo8888. United haven't done shit with their player profiles. Only their returning players have profiles http://www.melbourneutd.com.au/player_profile/


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KET
Last year
00:06 1 Oct 16

Reply #600205

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

The thing about the whinging though is that most of it is very legitimate.

Not using Youtube is a seriously bizarre decision really.


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LC
Last year
06:39 1 Oct 16

Reply #600209

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Answer: Control.


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Jay
Last year
08:09 1 Oct 16

Reply #600212

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

NBA doesn't either


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Double Clutch
Last year
10:44 1 Oct 16

Reply #600220

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

What are you talking about Jay? The NBA do a great job on YouTube.


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Slobodon
Last year
14:32 1 Oct 16

Reply #600241

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Please explain, LC?


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Isaac
Last year
08:06 2 Oct 16

Reply #600298

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Control was my guess too. They want to monetise and customise on their terms.

Yet YouTube has the best tech/buffering. So many others are miserable. Not sure it's worth the sacrifices to use a less mature platform.


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Chairman Of The Bored
Last year
12:16 7 Oct 16

Reply #600787

re: Why doesn't the NBL use YouTube?

Everything seems very rushed to start this season so it's unsurprising that things are missed or under-utlised. I wish they use Youtube more as it's far more easily shareable and often a more stable platform for video.

NBL.TV has been rushed out, not yet really ready.

Even the live stats from last night's game feature outdated player images (wearing previous years club colours etc)

Club websites don't seem to have the new media day photos and stuff either.

NBL and club websites still have last years stats and ladder. I know we're one game in and there's not much data to populate but at least wipe the slate clean and get it rolling for the season THAT HAS STARTED.

I reckon the NBL was actually better prepared at the start of last season. This year it seems like everyone has been sitting back watching the footy and then holy shit, we've got an NBL season to get rolling!


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