Fox Cricket Coverage


#770

They should simply adopt the graphics package Fox uses for all other sports (eg; AFL & NRL) - it would look much better than their current package


#771

It’s changing for the World Cup


#772

Yeah, a real ‘7 News does Cricket’ feel.

Presumably, Fox will take the 7 feed for the games during the Melbourne and Sydney tests.


#773

I’ve come around to their graphics. The swish graphic works really well and the font selection (for tests) is great. The only thing that really needs reworking is the score bar. It’s ugly, the spacing is all off and there’s no natural flow.


#774

They are still inserting some of their own graphics: Alinta Energy ball and Toyota player mic.

Also fox crew jump in at end of key moments I.e wickets and near misses.

They may as well just sent their own team to Perth.


#775

Star Sports will produce an ICC feed for the world cup, and Fox (and Nine) will take their graphics for their own studio analysis (as happened in 2015).


#776

Huh? Their current graphics aren’t even 6 months old?


#777

Is it Sydney or Melbourne? I would have thought Brendan Julian and Mel Jones are currently in Melbourne for the Boxing Day test.

Was Mel Jones on SEN today?


#778

Neither Mel or Brendon featured on today’s coverage of Boxing Day test


#779

Yes coverage is coming from Sydney. BJ, Mel and Ian Healy are producing commentary and highlights during the over breaks.


#780

Unlike last night, Fox is doing their own coverage for the Sixers/Stars BBL match


#781

Wonder why they didn’t do it for the Perth v Adelaide game.


#782

Cost.


#783

Is Fox also not doing tonight’s game in Hobart? Sky Sport NZ showing Seven’s coverage.


#784

Same as the other night (Perth/Adl)


#785

Presumably they’ll continue to do the games where they have bases and easy access to crew and leave the others to 7.


#786

It seems like half arsed. Another example of how shit this whole rights deal is.


#787

It happens with AFL as well. Only half arsed compared to the years of Nine dominance (with Ten making a cameo at the end). Not the current media landscape.


#788

I dont see the issue to be honest


#789

There will be a significant cost to do their own broadcast outside Sydney and Melbourne plus travel time for the commentators who are scare at the moment due to the Boxing Day test. Makes sense to not duplicate the effort and cost and follow the AFL model where 7 do the commentary and fox have their own hosts and commentators in the studio during breaks.