AFL Coverage

One is for 1116 (quirk off the rights needing a seperate call)

One for aflnation

One for senwa ( again its a right thing)

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Triple M coverage of AFL finals week three

AFL Nation coverage of AFL finals week three

EDIT: Corbin Middlemas and Clint Wheeldon are the main commentators for ABC’s coverage of this week’s preliminary finals.

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I don’t think it’s necessarily a quirk. They sometimes do carry the same coverage on SEN and Regional VIC.

It’s more so they can sell different advertising and sponsorship to the metro and regional audience. Especially in big finals games.

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No. It quite literally is a quirk. When the last rights deal was done, SEN and Crocmedia were separate companies, and so even though merged, still have to do their own coverage for certain games.

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I doubt that’s the reason these days.

In 2020-21, SEN even did seperate coverage for 2 out of 3 sessions of the Test Cricket for their 1170 Sydney audience, primarily so they could sell sponsorship to local Sydney advertisers.

Exactly, certain games. Certain games that Hutchy thinks he can monetise more!

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SEN stations in Victoria, SA, Tasmania, WA, Darwin, Brisbane and Gold Coast will broadcast tonight’s Brownlow Medal count from 6pm AEST.

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3AW Grand Final Day

Pre-Game Coverage
10am-11am: Matthew Richardson, Tony Shaw, Bruce Eva and Daniel Harford
11am-12pm: Leigh Matthews, Tony Shaw, Bruce Eva and Mark Robinson
12pm-1.30pm: Tim Lane, Caroline Wilson, Matthew Lloyd and Jimmy Bartel

Match-Call
Callers: Tim Lane and Tony Leonard
Experts: Leigh Matthews, Matthew Lloyd and Jimmy Bartel
Boundary: Jacqui Reed

I believe this might be Jacqui Reed’s first time as boundary rider on Grand Final day for AW? Previously I think it’s been Daniel Harford.

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Correct on Jacqui

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ABC Radio coverage in Melbourne and regional Victoria

With the Coodabeen Champions now on 3MP, Catherine Murphy and Matt Clinch will host a special Saturday Mornings show live from the MCG on Grand Final Day from 8.30am to 12pm. It will be followed by pre-game coverage from 12pm to 2pm and the match broadcast from 2pm to 7pm.

Triple M coverage

AFL Nation coverage

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Fantastic news. For many radio rights holders have been demanding for live streaming of AFL matches on their own platforms. These stations will now be able to stream their entire coverage online and on mobile, from pre-match to post-match.

This new rights deal will also benefit fans in regional areas who will get more choices for match coverage, not just AFL Nation and ABC.

I notice that some elements of the new radio deal are already in effect: FiveAA has been broadcasting Power and Crows matches since the start of the new AFLW season.

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The AFL and Southern Cross Austereo have additionally entered a content partnership to co-create productions for distribution on both the AFL website and app together with the LiSTNR app.

That explains why AFL exchange podcast finished up. Expect a ListnR replacement next year.

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Details of SEN/AFL Nation coverage in the new radio deal

Details of SCA’s radio rights deal with the AFL

The new radio partnership covers the 2023 and 2024 AFL seasons and includes the exclusive FM radio rights in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and rights on all other Triple M metro and regional radio stations around Australia, including SCA’s Canberra joint venture station Mix 106.3.

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Details of 3AW’s coverage:

  • 4 matches per week, as picked by 3AW
  • All marquee games
  • All finals and the Grand Final
  • AFLW rights including a commitment for 1 x AFLW broadcast per round, Finals and the Grand Final
  • An AFLW internship to foster media talent among the playing group
  • Associated digital and streaming rights
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On face value (depending on how broadly or narrowly 3AW defines ‘marquee’ games), it seems 3AW will be covering fewer games during the home-and-away season than they have been in recent years.

You would think the 4 games would be Friday night, 1 Saturday afternoon, 1 Saturday night and the 3:20pm AEST Sunday afternoon game.

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Terrific idea

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ABC Radio Perth’s Clint Wheeldon and Ben Cameron are part of the pre-game show at the MCG on Grand Final day. Clint commentated both of last weekend’s preliminary finals with Corbin Middlemas at the MCG and SCG, and the duo will also call this afternoon’s match.

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As part of the recently announced radio rights, each match will also feature on SEN Spirit Bunbury 621am, SEN Peel Mandurah DAB+, SEN Goldfields 1611am and SENTrack 657am Perth.

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The Trade Radio contract extension finishes at the end of 2024, same as the recently announced AFL radio deal.

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AFL radio ratings from the latest survey, as posted in the Herald Sun.

Friday Nights
Triple M 9.9
3AW 8.5

Saturday Afternoon
Triple M 10.3
3AW 8.3
SEN 2.6

Saturday Nights
3AW 9.3
Triple M 8.1
SEN 3.6
ABC 3.4

Sunday Afternoons
Triple M 11.6
3AW 4.9