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#758

#759

Bathurst 1000 in 4k

  • Key Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 events to make debut in 4K
  • Ad break free coverage for the first time ever
  • Supercars’ Great Race to be delivered like never before

Foxtel will create Australian television history by broadcasting the nation’s iconic motor race, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Supercars in 4K ultra high definition.

After intensive testing at the RABBLE.club Sandown 500 last weekend, Foxtel is now ready to show key events of the Bathurst Supercars weekend, including a Sunday replay of the Top Ten Shootout immediately before a live broadcast of Sunday’s main event, both in 4K and, for the first time ever, with no ad breaks during racing.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO, said, “When we announced Foxtel in 4K a month ago we challenged ourselves to bring it to life as soon as possible and after an incredible amount of work we are delighted to bring Australians Bathurst like never before.

“We did a full test at Sandown last week and the pictures leapt off the screen in 4K, it was amazing – we are ready to go for Bathurst.

“It’s fitting that we will ring in a new era in Australian television with an event as big as the action at Mount Panorama.”

4K coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 can be seen on Foxtel’s newly launched 4K channel 444. The 4K action will rev into gear on Sunday, October 7 with a replay of the Top Ten Shootout that will decide which Supercars driver will start on pole position, followed immediately after with the Supercars Great Race over 161 laps (1000km) live and in 4K.

For complete coverage, Foxtel subscribers will also be able to watch the live action of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, including the live Top Ten Shootout as well as every practice and qualifying session, uninterrupted, in HD on FOX SPORTS 506.

Mr Delany said: “The Foxtel 4K channel is included in the price of our HD offering for sports subscribers and above, and adds even more value for our HD customers. They just need to upgrade to the iQ4 set top box. With time running short, it’s important to book now so that you have the iQ4 ready to go for summer.”

Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said 4K would revolutionise coverage of the Great Race.

“Supercars is a sport of colour, sound and movement,” he said. “The cars, the action, excitement and the colour of this iconic Australian event will be captured like never before. We couldn’t be any more excited.”

Fans will be able to warm up to the action with the Bathurst dedicated channel switching on October 1 on FOX SPORTS 506.

Bathurst Legends, including a special Craig Lowndes episode recapping his six victories on the Mountain, along with Supercars Trackside, Pit Lane Live and Supercars Life plus classic Bathurst races will feature on the channel.

Foxtel’s new, dedicated, 4K live channel will launch on October 3 on channel 444 and comes as part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4.

From launch, Foxtel 4K will showcase a host of 4K content including movies, documentaries, concerts and live sport, starting with select events from Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Over the next 12 months, Foxtel will continue to expand the selection of unique 4K content for subscribers, including the Australian 4K debut of live Cricket, which kicks off with the November 4, Australia v. South Africa, as part of the Gillette ODI Series.


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#760

Fox Sports To Show Every Opals Game Of The FIBA Women’s World Cup

The Australian Opals are set to chase gold at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, is the only place to see every game of their campaign LIVE and in HD.

It all gets underway tomorrow in Laguna, Spain, when Australia meet Nigeria at 8.20pm EST in their opening match of the tournament.

Attention then turns to Tenerife’s Quico Cabrera Arena , when the Aussies lock horns with Argentina on Sunday (Sep 23) at 7.50pm EST.

Closing out their pool fixtures on September 25, the Opals meet World No.7 team, Turkey, as they look to progress to the knock-out stage.

Fresh off their gold medal campaign at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the world number four Opals will be hoping to win the tournament for the first time since 2006.

On hand to guide viewers through all the action will be, Shona Thorburn, Jeff Taylor, Tereza Brantlova and Mark Clark , with assistance by Josh Davis on player analysis and the superfeeds.

FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Sat 22 Sep: Australia V Nigeria at 8.20pm on FOX SPORTS 505
Sun 23 Sep: Australia V Argentina at 7.50pm on FOX SPORTS 505
Tue 25 Sep: Australia V Turkey at 8.20pm on FOX SPORTS 507


#761

The Australian reports today that the Australian Baseball League is set to sign a broadcast deal with Fox Sports that will see the pay TV network telecast 40 matches of the ABL during the upcoming summer, as well as the finals series in late January and early February. The network will show up to four games weekly, usually between Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon. The ABL has been shown on Fox Sports and ESPN in the past seasons.


#762

They should stick coverage on 501 and rebrand the channel as ‘Fox Bats’


#763

Ryder Cup 2018

The best golfers from Europe and the United States are set to face off against each other to contest the 2018 Ryder Cup, and FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, has every round LIVE, EXCLUSIVE and in HD.

Featuring Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, the prestigious biannual competition swings into action on Friday (October 28), with all the day one play from Le Golf National, Paris.

Golf fans can warm up to the action from tomorrow morning (October 27), with highlights of the best Ryder Cup moments, plus Live from the Ryder Cup, a daily serve of additional LIVE content at the conclusion of each day’s play.

In addition to LIVE coverage of every round, sports fans will be able to access extra content featuring the world’s best players via Foxsports.com.au and the FOX SPORTS app.

Australia’s number one multi-sport website will also be the destination to follow the action online, with rolling results, news and highlights.

FOX SPORTS is available exclusively on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
FOX SPORTS More (Ch. 507)

Thu 27 Sep
Live from the Ryder Cup: 2:00am EST

Fri 28 Sep
Live from the Ryder Cup: 1:00am EST
Day 1: LIVE from 4:00pm EST

Sat 29 Sep
Live from the Ryder Cup: 3:00am EST
Day 2: LIVE from 4:00pm EST

Sun 30 Sep
Live from the Ryder Cup: 3:00am EST
Final Day: LIVE from 8:00pm EST

Mon 1 Oct
Live from the Ryder Cup: 3:00am EST


#764

Bathurst 1000 programming

FOX SPORTS will gear up to a historic moment in Australian television this week, with the dedicated 24/7 Bathurst channel providing the perfect warm-up to the Bathurst 1000 on Sunday, broadcast for the first time LIVE in 4K and ad break free during racing.

The 4K action will start on Sunday, October 7 with a replay of the Top Ten Shootout, followed immediately with the 161-lap Bathurst 1000, LIVE and in 4K on FOXTEL’s new channel 444.

Foxtel subscribers will receive start to finish coverage of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, including the Top Ten Shootout as well as every practice and qualifying session plus Sunday’s main race, LIVE in HD and uninterrupted during racing on FOX SPORTS 506.

Before history is made on Sunday at Mount Panorama, the pop-up Bathurst channel will feature new entertainment programs, classic Bathurst 1000 races throughout the week and special tributes to Supercars legend Craig Lowndes, in his last Bathurst as full-time driver.

Tonight (Monday, October 1), a special episode of Bathurst Legends will air at 7.30pm EST, devoted entirely to the career of Lowndes at Bathurst, with all of the highs and lows that the mountain has thrown at the people’s champion, from his emphatic debut in 1994 to his all of his six victories.

Tuesday, October 2 will be a day of celebration for Lowndes fans, when back to back highlights of his Supercars-era triumphs are aired all day long, with his sixth victory in 2015 leading into the premiere of the latest edition of the Bathurst Legends documentary series.

Recapping one of the most dramatic days in the 58-year history of The Great Race, Bathurst Legends 2014: The Greatest Race, will give viewers an incredible fresh insight into a very memorable day on the mountain from 7.30pm EST, Tuesday.

On Wednesday, October 3 the focus turns to the 2018 challengers, with Jess Yates, Mark Skaife and Russell Ingall combining for Supercars Trackside, when they preview the big weekend ahead LIVE from pitlane at Mt Panorama from 4.30pm EST, followed by a late showing at 7.30pm EST.

Drivers’ helmets will go on for the first time on Thursday, October 4 with Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife behind the microphone for every Supercars session, with Jess Yates and Russell Ingall covering off all the big talking points from the panel.

Pit Lane LIVE returns on Friday, October 5 with viewers getting an insight the lead up to the race with a behind the scenes look at the preparation of drivers and teams, plus some fun and games along the way. The show will also feature the Grand Final of the Pirtek Pit Stop Challenge, where the four fastest crews of the 2018 season compete for $20,000 and the Golden Rattle Gun Trophy.

FOX SPORTS’ Supercars Race Centre will be the ultimate companion to the TV broadcast. Available via foxsports.com.au, the Race Centre will offer fans unrivalled access to team radios, live timing and racing stats, car telemetry from all 26 Supercars and an up to the minute blog of key events during each race.

Australia’s number one multi-sport website, foxsports.com.au will also be the destination to follow the action online with the latest news, highlights, and race information.

Foxtel’s new, dedicated, 4K live channel will launch on October 3 on channel 444 and comes as part of a Foxtel Platinum HD or Foxtel Sports HD subscription for customers with an iQ4.

From launch, Foxtel 4K will showcase a host of 4K content including movies, documentaries, concerts and live sport, starting with select events from Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. Over the next 12 months, Foxtel will continue to expand the selection of unique 4K content for subscribers, including the Australian 4K debut of live Cricket, which kicks off with the November 4, Australia v. South Africa, as part of the Gillette ODI Series.

The arrival of Foxtel’s 4K channel offers an unprecedented way to enjoy live sport, documentaries, movies and more, delivered through the iQ4, Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set top box via Australia’s only guaranteed 4K satellite signal.

FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
FOX SPORTS 506
Mon 1 Oct: Dedicated channel switches on at 12.00am
Mon 1 Oct: Bathurst Legends – Craig Lowndes at 7.30pm
Tue 2 Oct: Lowndes Bathurst victories at 9.30am-5.30pm
Tue 2 Oct: Bathurst Legends 2014: The Greatest Race at 7.30pm
Wed 3 Oct: Supercars Trackside LIVE at 4.30pm
Thu 4 Oct: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 1 at 7.15am
Fri 5 Oct: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 2 at 7.30am
Fri 5 Oct: Pit Lane Live at 6.30pm
Sat 6 Oct: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Day 3 at 8.00am
Sun 7 Oct: Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – Race Day at 7.15am* AEDT
*Daylight savings starts Sunday, October 7


#765

After messaging Fox Sports, they have confirmed they won’t be airing the NHL this season.


#766

NHL.TV being pushed really hard on Facebook ads currently.

Sky Sport also haven’t got rights in NZ, perhaps some new strategy in Asia/Oceania?


#767

Hopefully ESPN pick it up but again another reason Fox Sports is very average


#768

It’s becoming clear that Fox Sports needs to launch a new ‘general’ channel. Between what happened today and the India v West Indies test mostly being only available online - it’s evident that four general FS channels isn’t enough to handle the various rights they have


#769

i’m suprised they are not using main event (although that would not help this weekend with WWE and UFC on)


#770

The problem is using that and FSN are merely quick-fix solutions to what will be a long-term problem for them


#771

I still believe they should emulate how Sky UK run things, but mix it up a bit like:

FOX Sports Premier - run big ticket items that don’t have their own channel, like motorsport etc
FOX Sports Mix - a mixture of live and repeat events.
FOX Sports Plus - more of an overseas, smaller sports events (hockey, darts etc)
FOX Sports Arena - for soccer etc
FOX Sports More - repeats plus overflow events
FOX Sports Cricket
FOX Sports League
FOX Sports AFL
FOX Sports News


#772

Fox Sports needs 2-3 extra pop-up channels to cater for overflow events on weekends during the year. If Optus Sport can have ten channels to cover Premier League and Champions League, then Foxtel with a bigger spectrum should easily have space for more channels.


#773

Even Sky NZ have (I think) 4 pop-up sports channels to deal with overflow/special events


#774

No, use the two channels they have showing repeat content


#775

don’t forget FOX Sports Motorsport!


#776

As far as soccer goes on Fox Sports they only have the A-League, the Socceroos, the Matildas and little else. And once these rights expire, expect Optus Sport to pounce and get the rights to them!


#777

Just out of curiosity, how many sports channels does sky uk have?