Fox Cricket Coverage


There’s a countdown next to the watermark for the first ODI.

Can’t believe they kept the same crappy 11:20am start time for the Perth ODIs. That was purely a Channel 9 thing and should be changed back to normal start times.


And when did Cricket Australia become an organisation with any idea? This is the same organisation that thinks it can grow the ODI game with them being shown on Fox and not on free to air.

Next weeks ODI game in adelaide, normally has three areas sold out weeks before the game, GA, Bronze and silver! This year no area is sold out and unlikely to be sold out. Watch for an empty oval next Friday and an even lower ODI crowd watching it on TV.


I suspect ultimately CA picked the stupidest possible time to go to Pay TV. The interest in the game has crashed after the ball tampering saga and continues to lose face after this week’s developments.

It needs to be on FTA currently. The good times have gone and while it has the potential for a quick rebuild, going and paywalling your content when you’ve lost the respect of the public is a poor move.


any blame that could be attributed to the Fox deal and loss of FTA coverage will instead be put on the rebuild/ball tampering/leadership turmoil. It won’t be for a few years before they’ll admit anything about that, if ever.


With ODIs restricted to Pay TV, they should start at around 2pm or 2.30pm local time, even if it means eastern state viewers have to stay up late for the finish.


hell as a kid staying up late to watch the end of a perth day nighter was a great event for me - we’d order pizza and coke and watch the game until the end



Backlash?, it not like viewers didn’t know this was going to happen, news about this broke back in April.


Remember you’re preaching to the converted in a media forum. We have an interest in these deals. Most people couldn’t care less, I’m Grandstand today, both Al Nicholson and Quentin Hull discussed how they’d been speaking to people this week who have no idea Seven won’t be showing the ODI series. I really don’t see the use of the anti siphoning list if this is the outcome.


How many people even know that there’s an ODI game tomorrow?


Damn! If this is Frankie’s, I’ll have to stick to using preaching to the choir


People won’t realise until it happens and there should be mighty fury and anger poured down on CA and fox and seven for all of this. This is the worst rights deal in the history of the sport. It’s diabolical and cricket will rue the day they sold their souls to that vile fox organization.

Let’s hope CA suffer for this and fox do not get any extra subscribers.


Probably the most unintentionally funny line ever posted on Media Spy. Good lord.


Hyperbolic for effect


Which I think is why CA are seemingly doing free streaming - to take the edge off the attacks before fully paywalling it, either for the BBL or matches against India.

It’s ironic that the next time Australians can see Australia’s mens team play an ODI on FTA will be next year’s World Cup on Nine…


They might do it until Foxtel’s ‘Project Martian’ OTT sports service launches in December


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Thankfully many media organizations putting the boot into this atrocious rights deal today in preparation for the outrage that it’s not on free to air.


So far none of the articles I’ve seen have clarified the live stream situation though, which would have been useful.


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