The rain probably kept a lot of people away.
It was good that they kept the coverage on during the delay not like channel nine
They did breakaway to show a few episodes of Cricket Legends to fill in time
OMG! Serisouly? One is a commercial station with commercial interests, the other is a dedicated PayTV channel that is dedicated to cricket. Of course they were going to only show cricket! Just cause of a rain delay didn’t mean they were going to put on episodes of a Country Practice or Blinky Bill!
Nine knew people didn’t want to sit through there own dribble talking for hours on end about the rain covers. They also showed old games when they knew the delay was short, and other shows when they knew the delay was more than hour. #getoverit
Nine had cricket, Fox now has it. These stupid comparisons to how good fox is, is f’ing annoying. You are comparing and apple with a banana and saying they are the same thing.
Next time it rains I am looking forward to not seeing any sort of cricket on the cricket channel.
They could have gone to Sri Lanka vs England in Kandy but rain was falling there as well. Legends I’d suggest was a second choice.
Some coverage of the day’s Sheffield Shield action (featuring several test hopefuls) wouldn’t have gone amiss.
There wasn’t much to report batting wise yesterday!
This is why I’m actually glad that someone other than a FTA network is getting more sports rights. FTA networks do the bare minimum whereas Foxtel, Optus and other emerging online providers provide 24/7 content, more panel and analysis shows, non-stop live coverage, no ad-breaks, etc. Although it’s no longer free, the coverage at least is better and more comprehensive.
Very debatable, the analysis is often over repeated and not exactly different to FTA and the voices often drag on as long as the FTA telecasts.
2 Nations 1 Obsession
Episode 1: World Premiere on Wednesday 21 November at 5.15pm AEDT on FOX CRICKET
Episode 2: Thursday 22 November at 8.30pm AEDT on FOX CRICKET
A TWO-PART DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASING THE CRICKET RIVALRY BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND INDIA
Over two nights starting tonight, FOX CRICKET on Foxtel will host the world premiere of 2 Nations 1 Obsession - Cricket Australia’s two-part documentary series celebrating the epic cricketing rivalry between Australia and India, which will also be available to stream On Demand.
Directed by filmmaker Peter Dickson, 2 Nations, 1 Obsession will premiere exclusively on FOX CRICKET on Foxtel at 5.15pm Wednesday November 21, AEDT as a lead in to Australia’s first T20 International against India which will air on FOX CRICKET and in 4K on Foxtel 4K. The second instalment will air on FOX CRICKET on Thursday, November 22 at 8.30pm AEDT.
The series provides unique insights into of the great contests of the modern era, including the famous tied series of 1986 and Australia’s drought-breaking 2004 series win in India, and explores what makes the rivalry between the two nations so special.
The documentary will also reflect on India’s elevation from easy beats to cricket superpower and the meteoric rise of the Indian Premier League. Featuring interviews with key protagonists along with rarely-seen archive footage, this series will bring to life the pivotal contests that laid the foundation for one of cricket’s greatest rivalries.
Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell said : “We are delighted that 2 Nations, 1 Obsession will exclusively premiere on FOX CRICKET, Australia’s only dedicated cricket channel. The two part series will premiere on Wednesday, November 21 at 5.20pm and will be the perfect complement to our live coverage of India’s tour of Australia this summer as rivalries are rekindled across Test, ODI and T20 formats.”
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Dickson returns to cricket following his successful collaboration with Cricket Australia for last year’s ‘Forged in Fire’.
Commenting on the film series, Peter Dickson said: “For me and my team to be able to once again work on a feature cricket documentary in 2018 has been a tremendous thrill and challenge. 2 Nations 1 Obsession is not only a story about a rivalry on field between India and Australia, but a deep and at times emotional look at the game and its importance to the relationship between two nations who are culturally so different.”
Richard Ostroff, CRICKET AUSTRALIA PRODUCTIONS said: “The Australia v India cricket rivalry is growing into one of the biggest in world sport. We are thrilled to release this film on the eve of another epic contest between our two nations Pete and his team have done a wonderful job in bringing to life the stories of the great contests from the last 35 years. The film also explores the relationship between the two nations and our shared love of cricket.”
Australia v India T20 International Series
FOX CRICKET and in 4K on Foxtel 4K (Channel 444)
Game 1: Wednesday 21 November from 6.15PM AEDT
Game 2: Friday 23 November from 6.15pm AEDT
Game 3: Sunday 25 November from 6.15pm AEDT
ICC Women’s World T20 Finals
Friday 23 November from 7.00am AEDT
Australia v West Indies Semi-Final
The gripping journey of the Australian Women’s team in the ICC Women’s World T20 will hit fever pitch when the semi-finals and final are shown LIVE and ad-break free during play on FOX CRICKET, on Foxtel from Friday, November 23.
From 6.30am AEDT, Ellyse Perry , Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning have shone already in the tournament and will be instrumental once again starting with their semi-final against host nation, the West Indies, before the second semi-final between India and England is played straight after at 10.30am AEDT.
Despite a last start defeat to India in the qualifying round the Aussies have had a stellar tournament to date and carry the nation’s hopes with them when they gun for a spot in the final which will air LIVE on Sunday, November 25 from 10.30am AEDT on FOX CRICKET.
On the ground in the West Indies, FOX CRICKET expert and former Australian International, Mel Jones , said: "Australia will have learned a lot from their India defeat and will be sweating on the health of three-time Player of Match award winner Alyssa Healy.”
“Current title holders the West Indies have been slowly on the improve and have a number of X Factor players like Deandra Dottin, Stefanie Taylor and Hayley Matthews, that can take the game away from you in a matter of overs. Power and pace will their game plan.
“England will go into their semi-final with a heavy spin attack and hope that they can cause as much damage as India did in Australia’ only loss in the group stage.
“Anya Shrubsole is a proven big game performer for England with the ball along with Danni Wyatt at the top of the order, they will be ones to watch closely.”
Cricket fans will be in for a blockbuster week of LIVE action on FOX CRICKET with the semi-finals of the Women’s World T20 leading into game 2 of the Australian Men’s Gillette T20 Series v India at Melbourne’s MCG on Friday night, before the Women’s World T20 final and game 3 in Sydney at the SCG on Sunday.
ICC Women’s World T20 Semi-Finals and Final
Semi-Final 1: Australia v West Indies Friday, November 23 at 7.00am
Semi-Final 2: India v England Friday, November 23 at 11.00am
Final: TBA v TBA Sunday, November 25 at 11.00am
I didn’t think Foxtel was going to have any ads for the cricket!?!
no Ad Breaks in play*
*Excludes Drinks, break of innings, rain delays and product placement both visual and in commentary
So basically just not between overs and after wicket?
just not between overs
So really Foxtel has brought the highlights from other summers and a few games in the rights deal?
Not that I am wishing for more rain, but I am wishing for more rain delays…
IIRC, Cricket Australia owns the rights to old matches and were sold as part of the deal.
Hmmm… when the almighty dollar is more important than the sport; as it was said, cricket didn’t need fox but fox clearly thought they needed it. The underlining questions has this increased people buying Fox?