I read somewhere Optus could’ve gotten the A-League last time the rights were up, but passed as they didn’t want to produce it.
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Maybe they could call it … Speed? Just a thought …
doesn’t Sky uk also still have the red button? Because the only way I can see this working is if Foxtel brought it back
I think they do (definitely with 4k)
On FOXTEL at least red button apps are terrible. You can’t record, pause and rewind with red button content. Putting the channels in the EPG is far superior.
Couldn’t they basically bring it back upgraded it so it can do all that?
Press red services require the same space as actual channels, so there’s no benefit to doing it unless you combine it with other things like live scores or multiple camera angles. If it’s just used for more room for more events then it’s a pain in the ass to have some sports on normal channels in the EPG and other sports on a press red within existing channels with no EPG.
The best option in my opinion is to move Fox Footy to 503 and just launch a couple more general sports channels on 508/509. This would clean the mess they have now with general sports channels mixed in with the three dedicated sports channels and they can just keep going with the ‘50x’ branding.
501 Fox Cricket
502 Fox League
503 Fox Footy
504 Fox Sports 504
505 Fox Sports 505
506 Fox Sports 506
507 Fox Sports 507
508 Fox Sports 508
509 Fox Sports 509
Move ESPN and Eurosport to:
511 ESPN 2
513 Bein etc…
Maybe beIN Sports could bid for the A League rights next time.
Then all the commentary would come out of Qatar!
Thing is they may not need 6 extra channels of content. Just read that a number of PGA Golf events will be going to ESPN in the US from 2020 so how that affects the output deal into Australia is unknown.
Those events in the morning so usually channels are free. Discovery networks have the rights from 2019. No one knows what they’re doing. Either on-sell to Fox Sports, on own networks or OTT streaming.
I believe that’s just for the PGA championship (first two rounds as well, taking over from TNT).
Am curious to see if this Discovery networks deal will change anything for us though. Can’t imagine Fox wanting to let golf go.
The NBL yesterday announced its commentary team for coverage on Fox Sports and Nine for the 2018-19 season. A new signing is Adelaide Crows AFL player and former US College basketballer Hugh Greenwood.
Nine Sports Broadcasting
As posted in Ten Sport thread, there will be massive changes to V8 Supercars coverage next year. Sandown 500 moves from mid September to November and will be the second last event of the season before Newcastle 500, swapping dates with Auckland which will be held in mid September. Perth has secured a night race for the first time.
The 2018-19 Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman/Ironwoman Series start next weekend. Like last summer, Fox Sports will broadcast the final round live. Interestingly, the location for the final round has not been revealed yet.
Round One: 19th-20th October, Queenscliff, NSW
Round Two: 9th-10th November, Coolum, QLD
Round Three: 14th-15th December, North Wollongong, NSW
Round Four: 11th–12th January, Currumbin, QLD
Round Five: 1st-2nd February, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Round Six: 22nd-23rd February, Secret Location, NSW
Fox Sports Gears Up For Massive Summer of Football
The stars of the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League joined forces with the FOX SPORTS football team in Sydney today to launch the summer of football.
FOX SPORTS hosts Tara Rushton and Adam Peacock were joined on stage by Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop , Head of FOX SPORTS Peter Campbell and football superstars Keisuke Honda and Samantha Kerr to launch the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League season.
Speaking at today’s launch, FFA CEO David Gallop AM said: “This season promises to be one of the most exciting in many years.
“Last year, we made a strategic decision together with our broadcast partner Fox Sports to reintroduce the marquee fund for this season.
“I’m delighted that we have been able to secure two truly world class players to our competitions in Sam Kerr and Keisuke Honda.
Speaking from the launch, Head of FOX SPORTS Peter Campbell said: “There is so much to look forward to this summer and FOX SPORTS will be the central destination for fans to see all of the ad-break free action from the Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League.”
FOX SPORTS has been there since the first season of the Hyundai A-League and continues its unwavering commitment to football for the 2018/19 Hyundai A-League season. FOX SPORTS will continue to bring fans closer to the game with every game LIVE in HD with no ad-breaks during play.
The action gets underway on Friday 19 October with Adelaide United hosting Sydney FC before Japanese superstar, Honda, makes his A-League debut in a mouth-watering Melbourne Derby on Saturday 20 October.
FOX SPORTS will again deliver fans the best commentary and analysis in the business with experienced callers Brenton Speed and Simon Hill joined in the commentary box by Australian football icons Mark Bosnich, Andy Harper, Robbie Slater, Archie Thompson and John Kosmina .
FOX SPORTS’ coverage of the Hyundai A-League extends beyond the live games with a host of entertainment shows across the week.
The week kicks-off every Monday night with A-League Hour with Peacock and Bosnich setting the weekly agenda with analysis, interviews and debate on the biggest issues in the game.
Friday nights start with a bang with A-League Express with Peacock and Kosmina bringing fans the best features, interviews and analysis ahead of the weekend games.
Tara Rushton returns with Matchday Saturday and Sunday Shootout and will be joined on the couch by some of the biggest names in Australian football including Bosnich, Kosmina, Thompson and Ned Zelic .
This year’s Westfield W-League season will be crucial for the Matildas preparation for the 2019 World Cup in France and FOX SPORTS will ensure that fans don’t miss a second of the action.
FOX SPORTS will show every game of the Westfield W-League season with every match either broadcast or streamed LIVE on foxsports.com.au.
FOX SPORTS breaks new ground with the introduction of “Hers-day Night” Football in 2018/19 with the W-League in prime time every Thursday night.
FOX SPORTS is also home to the Socceroos with every international match in October and November, including Tim Cahill’s farewell match on November 20, LIVE in HD and ad-break free during play.
Then in January FOX SPORTS will broadcast every match of the Asian Cup as the Socceroos look to defend their title.
The Matildas will also be hoping to ride their wave of popularity all the way to the World Cup in France and FOX SPORTS will be there every step of their journey.
FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.
FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE ROUND 1:
All live, with no ad-breaks during play and in HD on FOX SPORTS 505
Fri 19 Oct: Adelaide United v Sydney FC, LIVE at 7.50pm
Sat 20 Oct: Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City, LIVE at 7.50pm
Sun 21 Oct: Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets LIVE at 3.00pm
Sun 21 Oct: Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners LIVE at 4.00pm
Sun 21 Oct: Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers LIVE at 7.00pm
FOX SPORTS’ ENTERTAINMENT SHOW LINE UP
A-League Express: Fridays LIVE at 7.00pm
Hyundai Matchday Saturday: Saturdays LIVE from 5.30pm
Shootout: Sundays after the final whistle
A-League Hour: Mondays at 7.00pm
All times in AEDT
Sydney Harbour will host the first event of the inaugural SailGP series, to be held on February 15-16 next year. London Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby will skipper Team Australia in the five-event F1-style sailing series, which boasts a winner-take-all match-race finale with a prize purse of US$1 million. Fox Sports has signed a three-year deal to broadcast SailGP, while a FTA broadcaster is also being sought for the Sydney leg.
Motorsport Mania This Weekend Live and Only on Fox Sports
FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will deliver a mammoth weekend of motorsport with 60 LIVE hours of coverage across Supercars, Formula 1 and MotoGP, starting today.
Your home of motorsport in Australia, FOX SPORTS will ensure fans don’t miss a minute of the action with LIVE, ad-break free and HD coverage of every practice, qualifying session and race.
Flying off the start line today for FOX Sports with the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 will be Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall and Jess Yates, when they are Live from Pitlane for Supercars Trackside at 4.30pm AEDT, previewing a big weekend of on-track action.
On Friday, October 19 Live from 11.30am AEDT, Supercars will take to the car-crunching streets of Surfers Paradise for the first time, with coverage on Saturday and Sunday Live with no ad-breaks during racing in the last leg of the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
On two-wheels, MotoGP is Live from Motegi in Japan from Friday to Sunday, when Marc Marquez will attempt to further cement his name in history by sealing an incredible seventh world title, and his fifth in the premier class at just 25 years of age.
In hot pursuit of Marquez will be Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Australia’s Jack Miller, when they go on the hunt for a win before they land on local shores for the Australian GP at Phillip Island next weekend.
In studio on Sunday, Grand Prix winners Chris Vermeulen and Kevin Magee will be hosted by Chris Stubbs on channel 507, Live, in HD and ad-break free from lights out to the chequered flag across the weekend.
A replay of the MotoGP race in Japan will also air straight after the Gold Coast 600 on channel 506 at 7.00pm AEDT on Sunday.
Completing a holy trinity of motorsports this weekend is the 2018 Pirelli United States Grand Prix, Live from the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.
All eyes will be on Lewis Hamilton when he aims to secure his fifth world title, joining the elite company of Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio as the only other drivers to do so in formula 1 history.
Hamilton will also be gunning for his fifth consecutive win at the Circuit of Americas in Texas, but he will have to hold onto his cowboy hat tightly with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and the bucking Red Bull’s of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo eager to join in the rodeo on race day.
Tune into see if the 2018 F1 World champion will be crowned on Monday morning Live and Exclusive on FOX Sports with no ad-breaks during racing from 5am AEDT.
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Vodafone Gold Coast 600
Fri 19 Oct: Live from 11.30am on FOX Sports 506
Sat 20 Oct: Live from 9.05am on FOX Sports 506
Sun 21 Oct: Live from 9.45am on FOX Sports 506
Supercars Trackside: Today – Thurs 18 Oct Live at 4.30pm and Sun 21 Oct after the race
2018 FIA Formula One World Championship™
2018 Formula 1® Pirelli United States Grand Prix
Sat 20 Oct: Live from 1.45am on FOX Sports 506
Sun 21 Oct: Live from 4.45am, Qualifying at 8.00am on FOX Sports 506
Mon 22 Oct: Live from 3.30am, Race start at 5.00am on FOX Sports 506
2018 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship
MotoGP™ Motul Grand Prix of Japan
Fri 19 Oct: Live from 10.55am on FOX Sports 507
Sat 20 Oct: Live from 10.55am and Qualifying at 2.30pm on FOX Sports 507
Sun 21 Oct: Live from 10.30am on FOX Sports 507
Sun 21 Oct: MotoGP Race replay from 7.00pm on FOX Sports 506
*All times in AEDT
A-League is adapting Fox Sports’ generic graphics from tonight’s season opener. The two opposing team’s logos have been replaced with two-colored team initials (e.g. Adelaide is white letters in red background).
So much easier to read.