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#859

Is the Super Rugby Wrap show the same as Super Rugby Extra Time. In the past, FOX and ONE have both screened these highlight packages on the same night.


#860

I think they are two different shows. Super Rugby Extra Time is a highlights show while Super Rugby Wrap is a new rugby union discussion program. The synopsis from the press release above:
Each week, the team will review the week’s biggest stories and offer their expert opinion and analysis, plus sit down with some of the biggest names in the game.


#861

yet both are produced by FOX Sports.


#862

and on Kayo. :smiley:


#863

@JohnsonTV as it turns out Super Rugby Wrap is indeed Super Rugby Extra Time. Whether it is the same FOX show as above, remain to be seen.


#864

Fox Sports News was recognised at tonight’s NBL Awards ceremony in Melbourne.


#865

Fox Sports will broadcast every match of Cup of Nations women’s soccer tournament, which starts in Sydney next Thursday, featuring the Matildas, New Zealand, Argentina and South Korea. The tournament will comprise of doubleheaders in three cities - Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne - in one week. SBS will have the FTA coverage of the Matildas’ games against NZ, Argentina and South Korea.


#866

Supercars Adelaide 500

The 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is ready for lift off and FOX SPORTS on Foxtel will be there for the season opening Adelaide 500, with LIVE and ad-break free coverage during racing on FOX SPORTS from Thursday, February 28 at 1.15pm.

The storylines run strong already for season 2019 – how will the new Ford Mustang fare? Can Scott McLaughlin defend his championship title? Will Mark Winterbottom be a winner behind the wheel of a Holden? Will it be the year that the joker in the pack, David Reynolds, pulls out an ace and takes home the title?

Regardless of what happens on track, your home of motorsport, FOX SPORTS will capture every second of Supercars action from the unforgiving streets of Adelaide when it’s LIVE, ad-break free and HD coverage captures every practice, qualifying session and 500km of grueling racing.

In the FOX SPORTS studio, reigning Bathurst 1000 champion and Supercars legend Craig Lowndes will join Mark Skaife and Jess Yates to give Foxtel customers insights and analysis like no other in 2019.

The team are joined by Supercars Experts Neil Crompton, Greg Murphy and technical analyst Mark Larkham plus Chris Stubbs has all the breaking news – starting with Supercars Trackside at 6.30pm LIVE from pitlane on Wednesday, February 27.

On Thursday, Supercars will hit the track for first time with coverage from 1.15pm including the official on-track debut of the Ford Mustang featuring Dick Johnson, Marcos Ambrose and Scott McLaughlin in the Ford Performance ‘Parade of Champions’ leading into a twilight Supercars Practice 1 at 6.00pm.

FOX SPORTS expert commentator and five-time Supercars champion, Mark Skaife, said:

“I always look forward to the first hit out in Adelaide as it provides an immediate form guide for the season ahead. The great thing for fans is the continuation of the brand rivalry between DJR Team Penske with their factory supported Ford Mustangs and the Holden charge led by the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.”

“For Scott McLaughlin it’s going to be slightly different as the defending champion and the way he approaches 2019. He’s had the benchmark pace as a qualifier in the last two seasons and given his new car he’ll be trying very hard to unearth the secrets of the Mustang to make it work best and give himself the best chance to go back-to-back.

“From a driver’s point of view this is one of the most grueling race meetings of the season with the circuits unforgiving layout, the predicted heatwave conditions and the daunting

Turn 8 that year-on-year has catches out some of Australia’s best drivers.”

Foxtel subscribers can also stream FOX SPORTS’ coverage the Adelaide 500 where and when they want using Foxtel’s streaming service Foxtel Now.

Across 31 races and 4,500 points on offer there can only be one champion – who will it be in 2019?

FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.

FOX SPORTS’ BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Superloop Adelaide 500

Wednesday, February 27
Supercars Trackside at 6.30pm
FOX SPORTS 506

Thursday, February 28
Coverage from 1.15pm
Supercars Practice from 6.00pm
FOX SPORTS 506

Friday, March 1
Coverage from 11.00am
Qualifying at 6.55pm
FOX SPORTS 506

Saturday, March 2
Coverage from 10.25am
Top 10 Shootout at 2.35pm
Race at 5.20pm
FOX SPORTS 506

Sunday, March 3
Coverage from 10.00am
Top 10 shootout 1.15pm
Race at 3.50pm
FOX SPORTS 506

(All times AEDT)


#867

#868

Cue @cmo in 3…2…1


#869

It’s a simulcast deal with bare minimum on FTA so he won’t be happy.

Good for Fox Sports though.


#870

I would’ve thought 10 would’ve done a similar deal that Nine had for the RWC in 2011, where they showed the best games of the series + finals.


#871

It will be interesting to see one of the channels used for the RWC (Fox Rugby) and Fox Sports to launch additional pop-up channels like Sky NZ for overflow events so viewers won’t miss out.

FSN may have to be used for some NBL matches in the first four weeks.


#872

Given the state of the game in Australia, and the low interest levels, this really needs to be on FTA.

But given how the rights are handled by a third party, that seems unlikely.


#873

Fox Sports confirms Formula One in 4K

EVERY PRACTICE, QUALIFYING AND RACE IN 4K ULTRA HD EXCLUSIVELY ON FOXTEL 4K (CHANNEL 444)
COMMENCING WITH THE 2019 AUSTRALIAN FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX MARCH 15 TO 17

Motorsport fans will be able to watch Formula One World Championship™ races in magical 4K Ultra HD for the first time with Foxtel’s FOX SPORTS confirming it will broadcast every practice, qualifying and race and with no ad-breaks during racing on Foxtel 4K (Channel 444).

Foxtel’s 4K Ultra HD broadcasts will commence with this month’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, to be staged in Melbourne from March 15-17, and will be available exclusively to Foxtel sports subscribers*.

Every race of the Formula One World Championship™ races will also continue to be broadcast LIVE in HD with no ad-breaks during racing on FOX SPORTS.

4K Ultra HD will provide an amazing viewing experience like never before for sports fans taking them closer to the action and with a level of detail not seen before.

Foxtel subscribers will be on pole position from Wednesday at 5.10pm when Jess Yates and Mark Webber host the Formula 1® Season Launch event Live from Federation Square on FOX SPORTS 506 ahead of four days of on-track action from the Albert Park Circuit.

Formula One coverage in 4K Ultra HD continues Foxtel’s position as the home of 4K Ultra HD sport in Australia with Fox Sports on Foxtel already committed to broadcasting more than 100 events in 4K Ultra HD this year.

This includes more than 40 games of 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership, 40 games of 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season, plus selected 2019 Vodafone Super Rugby and Women’s Football and follows the successful 4K Ultra HD broadcast of Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at Bathurst and a recently completed summer of cricket broadcasts.

Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell, said: “We can’t wait to broadcast Formula One races in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K, starting with the Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

“Fans already love our proposition of broadcasting every Formula One practice, qualifying and race LIVE with no ad-breaks during racing, so we think they will enthusiastically embrace this new innovation of 4K Ultra HD which takes the viewing experience to the next level.

“Foxtel is clearly the home of 4K Ultra HD sports coverage with Formula One now sitting alongside 4K Ultra HD coverage of the NRL, AFL, Super Rugby and women’s football matches this season.”

Foxtel’s 4K Ultra HD channel provides 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 Ultra HD satellite signal.

Complete coverage of non-4K Ultra HD 2019 winter codes is also available in HD on the FOX SPORTS, FOX LEAGUE and FOX FOOTY channels.

Foxtel customers can learn more at foxtel.com.au/4K.
*Requires iQ4 set top box, compatible HDMI cable and compatible 4K TV. Any other connected equipment must also be compatible with Foxtel’s 4K UHD Standard. Available to customers with Sports + HD packs. For more info see Foxtel.com.au/compatibility.

Fox Sports broadcast schedule
Australian Formula One Grand Prix / Supercars Melbourne 400

Wednesday, March 13
F1 Drivers Season Launch LIVE from Fed Square at 6.30pm
FOX SPORTS 506

Thursday, March 14
Coverage from 12.30pm
Supercars Qualifying at 4.40pm
FOX SPORTS 506

Friday, March 15
Coverage from 11.30am
F1 Practice 1 at 12.00pm
F1 Practice 2 at 4.00pm
Supercars Race at 5.55pm
FOX SPORTS 506
4K – Channel 444

Saturday, March 16
Coverage from 11.45am
F1 Practice 3 at 2.00pm
F1 Qualifying at 5.00pm
FOX SPORTS 506
4K – Channel 444

Sunday, March 17
Coverage from 12.00pm
Australian Grand Prix from 4.10pm
FOX SPORTS 506
4K – Channel 444

*All times in AEDT


#874

It’s great that they’re promoting the use of a dedicated 4K channel, but how many actually have or can afford the TV that’s 4K compatible? Will this end up like 3D TV, an expensive waste of money?


#875

there is more to motorsport than just Supercars, Formula 1 and MotoGP. Where’s Indycar or even NASCAR


#876

I think 4K will have a bigger chance of surviving (and perhaps even thriving) in the long run with this format essentially being a higher resolution picture than your typical 1080i/p HD, but there’d need to be a larger amount of content available for consumers to embrace 4KTV en-masse.


#877

MotoGP should also be in 4K on 444. No sign of the Qatar GP broadcast. Just glorious HD on 506.


#878

If MotoGP, Indycar and NASCAR are not broadcast overseas in 4K, then it’s no use for Fox Sports to upscale these broadcasts to 4K.
Fox Sports is able to broadcast F1 in 4K because it is tapping into Sky Sports’ 4K coverage.