I just thought they might consider it like they do with AFL Footy Show
The interesting thing is though they recently re-signed Mark Taylor, have to use him for something on a fairly regular basis would’ve thought?
I’m guessing as a cricket reporter during the news over summer, doing reports from live outside the SCG and MCG in particular, maybe?
Alternatively they could use him for a vehicle at 5:30pm, not necessarily just for a cricket themed show, but perhaps a show with a title such as “Sports Unlimited” - highlighting cricket, tennis and soccer over Summer and screen it at 5:30pm on Saturday and Sunday between the 5pm and 6pm news bulletins
Channel 9 (at least in Melbourne) tried this type of show in 1980 “Nine Sports Review” which was a half hour all-sports news bulletin shown before National Nine News on Saturdays.
2018 NETBALL QUAD SERIES
The long-awaited 2018 Netball Quad Series between Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa begins this Saturday, September 15, at 12.00pm AEST on Nine and 9Gem.
The Samsung Australian Diamonds will start their Quad Series campaign against the South Africa Spar Proteas in Auckland on Saturday before facing the England Roses in Newcastle on September 19 for the first time since their gold medal match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Nine’s Head of Netball, Keeley Devery, said: “Off the back of an amazing Suncorp Super Netball season, teammates become rivals in a battle between nations in the Quad Series – and it’s not one to be missed.”
Stars of Suncorp Super Netball returning to their national teams for the Quad Series include Geva Mentor and Jo Harten who will be playing with the England Roses, and Karla Pretorius playing with the South Africa Spar Proteas.
Australia has claimed the Quad Series title three times (August 2016, January 2017, & January 2018).
Fronting Nine’s commentary team will be Liz Ellis, Cath Cox and Sue Gaudion, with Kim Green joining the team on September 15 and Nat Medhurst on September 23.
2018 Australian Diamonds Quad Series Team:
Caitlin Bassett – Western Australia
April Brandley – New South Wales
Kelsey Browne – Victoria
Courtney Bruce – Western Australia
Emily Mannix – Victoria
Kimberley Ravaillion – New South Wales
Gabi Simpson – New South Wales
Caitlin Thwaites – Victoria
Gretel Tippett – Queensland
Liz Watson – Victoria
Jo Weston – Victoria
Stephanie Wood – Queensland
2018 NETBALL QUAD SERIES BROADCAST SCHEDULE:
New limited series The Trade Table premieres next Monday (October 1) at 10pm in AFL states, hosted by Matthew Lloyd, Damian Barrett and Kane Cornes. The show has been scheduled to coincide with this year’s AFL Trade Period, which starts on October 8 at 8.30am AEDT and finishes on October 17 at 8.30pm AEDT. Each episode is 30 minutes long including ads.
Saturday 6 October
ADELAIDE 36ERS VS UTAH JAZZ
The Adelaide 36ers are set to play on the biggest stage in basketball, taking on the Utah Jazz in the 2018 NBA pre-season live from Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane 11:00 AM
Adelaide, Darwin 10:30 AM
Perth 09:00 AM
The 36ers v Jazz clash is not one of pre-season basketball matches to be shown on ESPN but is originally planned to be available on NBA League Pass and NBL TV only, so well done to the NBL to get it shown free-to-air TV.
NETBALL CONSTELLATION CUP
SUNDAY ON NINE & 9GEM
CAN OUR AUSSIES BEAT THE KIWIS SIX YEARS IN A ROW?
Trans-Tasman rivalry will boil over when the Samsung Australian Diamonds and the New Zealand Silver Ferns face off in the Constellation Cup netball series starting this Sunday, October 7, at 1.00pm AEDST on Nine and 9Gem.
The Diamonds, the world number two team, hold a five-year winning streak in this annual four-game clash.
In the last Quad Series, it all came down to the final game where the Diamonds defeated the Silver Ferns 60-55 at Melbourne Arena.
Nine’s Head of Netball, Keeley Devery, said: “In the recent Quad Series, New Zealand really looked to be finding form that has been lacking in the last few years, so it won’t be one way at all this series.”
The Diamonds’ veteran midcourter, Kim Ravaillion, is out of the Constellation Cup and will be replaced by Kate Moloney and Jamie-Lee Price.
Moloney will play in the first two matches of the series in Brisbane and Townsville and Price will play in the final two matches, in Hamilton and Wellington in New Zealand
Liz Ellis , Sue Gaudion and Cath Cox will front Nine’s commentary team, joined by recently retired Diamond, Laura Geitz , in Brisbane and Townsville.
Clint Stanaway and Aislin Kriukelis will host all the action on Nine.
The NBL schedule shows that during the Australian Open Tennis in January the NBL will be shown on ⋮⋮⋮9Go!, so it seems confirmed it will stay on ⋮⋮⋮9Go!.
The first NBL games on ⋮⋮⋮9Go! are:
Sat. Oct. 13, 2018 Sydney v Adelaide AEDT 2:50pm LOCAL 2:50pm Qudos Bank Arena
Sun. Oct. 14, 2018 Melbourne v New Zealand AEDT 2:50pm LOCAL 2:50pm Melbourne Arena
Sat. Oct. 20, 2018 Perth v Brisbane AEDT 3:00pm LOCAL 12:00pm RAC Arena
Sun. Oct. 21, 2018 Melbourne v Adelaide AEDT 2:50pm LOCAL 2:50pm Melbourne Arena
Sat. Oct. 27, 2018 Perth v Melbourne AEDT 3:00pm LOCAL 12:00pm RAC Arena
Sun. Oct. 28, 2018 Sydney v Cairns AEDT 2:50pm LOCAL 2:50pm Qudos Bank Arena
Sat. Nov. 3, 2018 Perth v New Zealand AEDT 3:00pm LOCAL 12:00pm RAC Arena
Sun. Nov. 4, 2018 Adelaide v Brisbane AEDT 2:50pm LOCAL 2:20pm Titanium Security Arena
The article also says Sam will be joining Channel Nine Sydney and do some hosting on Wide World of Sports in NSW.
I wonder if we might eventually see Sam Squires do fill-in Sports presenting on either local or national Nine News bulletins here in Sydney at some point in the future?
Sam Squiers’ first role after moving to Sydney is to contribute to Nine’s coverage of National Basketball League. She, Seb Costello, Warren Tredrea, Rob Canning and Alison Ariotti will be part of this season’s commentary team for both Fox Sports and Nine.
The National Basketball League 2018/2019 season has tipped off, with a game broadcast live on 9Go! and 9Now every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and EVERY game from the season available for free viewing on 9Now following their conclusion.
Under the new partnership between Nine and the NBL, Sydney Kings vs Adelaide 36ers will be the first game broadcast on 9Go! this Saturday afternoon at 2.30pm AEDT, featuring the highly-anticipated Kings debut of former NBA champion and number one draft pick Andrew Bogut , one of several NBA superstars making his debut in the NBL this season.
The Hungry Jack’s 2018/2019 season will be the biggest yet for the longest-running team-based sporting league in Australia, building upon the last record-breaking season which featured the largest crowd attendances in NBL history, and a nail-biting finals series win for Melbourne United over Adelaide 36ers.
All games on Nine will be hosted by Nine talent from the state where the game is located, including Seb Costello, Sam Squires, Rob Canning, Alison Ariotti and Warren Tredrea.
With a record number of Australian players overseas competing in the NBA, and participation rates of the sport in Australia currently sitting at over a million registered players, interest in basketball is currently at an all-time high.
Attracting high-calibre players from all around the world, and following a successful pre-season against top-tier NBA clubs, the NBL is now considered the premier basketball league in the world outside of the NBA.
Viewers can tune in to the NBL every Saturday and Sunday live on 9Go!, and live or on demand on 9Now .
Saturday, October 13th
- Sydney Kings vs Adelaide 36ers – 2.30pm AEDT on 9Go! and 9Now
Sunday, October 14th
- Melbourne United vs New Zealand Breakers – 2.30pm AEDT on 9Go! and 9Now
That’s good. Pesumably be hosting at the game rather than in a studio??
I’d put money on Nine hosting it from a studio. I’ll be at Qudos Bank Arena tomorrow, will see if a Nine person is there.
I should note, IIRC the NBL produces all the footage, use their own graphics and use Fox commentators. I would not be surprised if people you’d associate with Fox are on the Nine games, like they were for SBS and ABC last year.
The Block encores are more worthy than NBL for the main channel?
Dumb deal by Nine and/or NBL. Won’t grow an audience hidden away on a multichannel.