Pacific Star Network


#572

SEN has picked a good team for their cricket coverage.
https://radioinfo.com.au/news/sen-xi-finalised-addition-two-all-rounders


#573

I agree the 2 ladies are a good selection. Haven’t heard Huddo do cricket for years but he’s great at everything else. Rest is very meh personally.


#574

So Whateley and Katich come from the ABC. I also believe Mel Jones also did some ABC coverage of the women’s ashes last year. Fleming comes from Macquarie.
Everyone else are new recruits and fresh voices for cricket on the radio.


#575

Heverin went to RSA when SEN did that, was vanilla.
Jones and Sthalekar have both worked previously for the ABC I think.
It just comes across as a very pompous and boring commentary team led by self proclaimed captain, Gerard Whateley. Probably wouldn’t be to out of place on the ABC actually.


#576

Anthony Hudson in 2005 Called 2 Test Matches for SEN live from New Zealand.


#577

Crocmedia have collected rights to one NFL game per round. The crowd went mild.


#578

Crocmedia will also broadcast the next two Super Bowls as part of the expanded deal with the NFL. I assume Crocmedia will relay Westwood One’s broadcast?


#579

Crocmedia secures NFL radio rights on SEN … as they were the only one who asked.


#580

Can’t imagine how boring American Football would sound on the radio. Fair dinkum, the grass can grow between plays.


#581

It’s boring enough on TV!! I guess it suits the House of Hutch, little bit of play with a lot of ads,


#582

They’d probably relay a US broadcaster during the season but for at least the Superbowl I imagine they’ll endeavour to send Gerard Whateley to commentate again like they did this year.


#583

Pacific Star is selling Morrison Media Services to Nextmedia for $2.4 million. Morrison publishes Frankie Magazine and Smith Journal.


#584

Bought for $10 million, so they lost $7.6 million on the deal. Wow.


#585

Where’s the Stations are?


#586

Just called my station Classic Rock Radio!


#587

Cheaper to run a music station without announcers plus Overload from SEN on 1377.


#588

Given they can seemingly get away with a near total simulcast - they’ve saved on music royalties.


#589

Begs the question, since Hutchy loves the USA, I’m surprised he didn’t try to reach a deal with ESPN and re-brand SEN+ as ESPN?

Use the ESPN Radio programming as a spine, mixed with some SEN best of’s and overflow live sports programming.


#590

The cost to license the “ESPN” name wouldn’t be cheap.


#591

That’s OK, Hutchy would flog off more sponsorship opportunities.