ABC Sports Broadcasting

I’m sure the ABC would gladly broadcast it live, what a crappy deal they ended up with.

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ABC ME will replay the match at 9pm local time in all states.

Is Quentin Hull in Tokyo for the Paralympics? I don’t think think they sent anyone for Olympics? Good luck to him if he is.

Quentin Hull is in Tokyo working as media liaison for the Australian team during the Paralympic Games.


Makes sense, now a days you presume they are back in Australia but the more photos he posted started to look like he was there. Just a temporary role? He is not leaving the ABC?

No, just temporary.


We should do a “Where are they now?” of some previous ABC sports broadcasters from the last decade.

Melbourne based, I often wonder where Dan Lonergan end up. Adam White isn’t at ABC anymore either but I think is still at RSN.

Adelaide based Peter Walsh retired I think. Perth based Glenn Mitchell (Karen Tighe’s husband) popped up on MSR cricket coverage briefly and may have even done some 6PR footy at one stage. He had a mental illness which lead to him leaving ABC at the time.

Edit: Feel free to add others. Obviously we know the like of Gerard Whateley (SEN), Kerry O’Keefe (Fox Cricket/Triple M) and the late great Drew Morphett.

Matt Hill was meant to end up at 3aw calling footy but haven’t seen much of him

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We was actually shown the door at ABC, when they had cut backs. Ended up on 5AA, for a very short period.

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Still calls the occasional SANFL or SANFLW as part of their digital pass coverage. He actually ran that coverage for a while and was also lead commentator up until recently but has been replaced.

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Footy Finals

Thursday 30 September at 7:45 pm ABC NEWS

NRL Grand Final Preview

Brittney Kleyn is joined by ABC News reporters in Sydney and Brisbane to preview the NRL Grand Final to be held in Brisbane.


Premiership Glory

Thursday 23 September at 7:45 pm AEST ABC NEWS

Tony Armstrong is joined by ABC News reporters across the country to preview all the action ahead of an historic AFL Grand Final in Perth, between the Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs. Demons great Shane Woewodin gives us an insight into preparations, we hear from die-hard fans who won’t be able to cheer on at the ground and ask what is the Melbourne curse?

(also broadcast live on ABC Australia across Asia-Pacific region at this time)

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The ABC has renewed its broadcast deal with the WNBL, and will show one game from each round on Saturdays at 5pm AEDT, replacing A-League which has gone to 10 and Paramount+.
The 2021/22 WNBL season starts on December 2.


Dan Lonergan was a guest on SEN Overnights last night. Just talking general sport in the phone. I hadn’t heard him on radio in a while. Not sure if that’s a regular stint.

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ABC’s first televised match of 2021/22 WNBL season is Southside Flyers v Bendigo Spirit this Saturday (December 4) which also happens to be the season opener. There are only two matches in Round 1.
More changes to WNBL season fixture are likely, due to WA’s border restrictions to other states.

UPDATE: the ABC’s Match of the Week will also be broadcast live across Asia-Pacific region on ABC Australia at 5pm AEDT Saturdays, starting from December 4.


The 2021/22 WNBL finals series start this Thursday (March 24) with two best of three semi-finals: Minor premiers Melbourne Boomers host Adelaide Lightning before Perth Lynx play against UC Capitals. This Saturday’s ABC TV broadcast is game 2 between Boomers and Lightning, with the other semi-finals streaming live on iView.

UPDATE 7/4: ABC TV will show the third and deciding game in the WNBL grand final series between Perth Lynx and Melbourne Boomers this Saturday live at 5pm AEST, after Boomers won game 2 in Perth last night. The Boomers are attempting to win their first title in 10 years and Perth looking to land their first since 1992.

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That Pacific Sports Show


That Pacific Sports Show returns to ABC TV this week, showcasing and celebrating the achievements of Pacific athletes in Australia and around the world. Hosted by NRLW and State of Origin player, Tiana Penitani, the program returns to ABC Australia on 1 June 2022.

ABC Manager of Sport Nick Morris said he is excited to have the program back. “This season of That Pacific Sports Show is going to be bigger and better than ever. We will take the audience on a trip across the Pacific, sharing some amazing and inspiring stories of athletes making it on the world stage and we’ll also have a laugh or two.”

Each week Tiana will be joined by different high-profile athletes with Pacific heritage, including former Super Rugby player Sam Wykes; current Australian Wallaroo Sera Naiqama; and UFC Light Heavyweight Fighter Tyson Pedro.

Produced in-house at the ABC in Ultimo, That Pacific Sports Show will highlight a broad range of sports, from athletics and sailing to League and Union, showcasing the best of athletic achievement.

The first program for the season will feature hosts Tiana Penitani and Sam Wykes, reviewing all the weeks sport action, plus they’ll be joined on the couch by roving reporter Tyson Pedro, who will discuss his latest UFC fight, before he heads out to the waves of Narrabeen, Australia to learn to surf with Tahitian pro-surfer, Mihimana Braye.

That Pacific Sports Show returns to ABC Australia, iview on Wednesday 1 June at 7pm PNG time, 8pm in Solomon Islands, 9pm in Fiji and 10pm in Samoa. The program is also available on ABC TV in Australia at 10.30am on Thursday.

For ways to watch the program in countries across the Indo-Pacific region, go to or .

The series will be available for audiences in Australia on ABC iview.

That Pacific Sports Show is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through PacificAus Sports, part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Step-up and Sports Diplomacy 2030 strategy, which aims to build sustainable, elite sport pathways between Australia and the Pacific.

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I’m aware this is the TV thread so feel free to move it mods:

This morning’s WNBL broadcast rights announcement means there is no live sport left on the ABC’s TV schedule. It marks the end of the slow decline from the 1970s when the public broadcaster covered a wide range of sporting events, including Test cricket, Paralympic Games, state rugby league and Aussie Rules competitions, rugby union, yachting, tennis, soccer, basketball, golf, netball, cycling and even American football (who can forget the Tuesday night highlights show hosted by Don Lane in the early 1990s?). Just sad.

Hopefully better federal government funding means the ABC can show live sport again on TV in the future.