Does anyone remember how Nine would televise the Sunday 4:00pm match in Melbourne?
From what I can gather, pre-match and half-time would be omitted (normally an AFL broadcast would go for at least three hours) and they’d go straight to National Nine News either after the final siren or the team song.
This was part of Nine’s Sunday AFL double-header; they also had the rights to the 1:00pm match, which would be played at any of the Gabba, SCG, Kardinia Park, Aurora Stadium (now UTAS Stadium) or AAMI Stadium (12:40pm local). This in turn made Nine’s Sunday news bulletins one of the most watched in Melbourne at this time.
This is one of these Sunday 4:00pm matches that I am talking about: