Shane “The Hammer” Heal. He’s a nice guy.
Video shows Marvel Stadium set up for basketball
It’s great seeing Prime Time Basketball, but who thought that this camera angle was going to work. It’s horrible.
I think SBS is using the same camera position for AFL matches, from level 2 down to playing surface.
I’d say you’re right, it’s the same as the Seven position, which is actually level 2 above the Medallion Club. The level 3 platform is for the scoreboard broadcast which is a little higher which might not have been better for this. Main problem is the distance to the court. Other than build a platform which would take put seating I’m not sure what else they could’ve done.
Game 2 of Australia v USA basketball series is Saturday afternoon from 2pm AEST, so why is the timeslot called Saturday NIGHT on the screencap?
Once again, SBS will broadcast the US Open tennis championship live, from the quarter finals onwards, from September 4.
Seems like the coverage has increased with all 8 quarter finals being shown - previously SBS only aired the night QFs (US time)
Channel Seven’s Abbey Gelmi is courtside reporter for this afternoon’s basketball match between Australia and USA, replacing Renae Ingles who is playing for Melbourne Vixens against Collingwood in tomorrow’s Suncorp Super Netball clash.
SBS announced this morning it had secured FTA rights to NBA and WNBA. SBS Viceland will show two regular season matches per week from the start of 2019/20 season, and one WNBA game per week during the regular season from next year.
Given so many Australians are playing in the NBA this deal is welcome and overdue. NBA last aired on 10 until the early 2000s I believe?
It had a brief re-appearance on the all sports OneHD prior to the change of direction.
I don’t think it made it to the 2000s. Probably late 90s.
Another nice pickup for a supposedly cash-strapped SBS.
NBA and WNBA
SBS announce multiyear free-to-air NBA, WNBA broadcast partnership
The National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and SBS have today announced a multiyear partnership to broadcast live NBA and WNBA games to a nationwide audience.
Beginning with the 2019-20 NBA season, SBS will broadcast two live, regular season NBA games per week in HD on SBS VICELAND and streamed live via SBS On Demand.
SBS will also broadcast one live WNBA game per week on SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand throughout the WNBA regular season and a selection of games from the first three rounds of the WNBA playoffs.
“Premium international sports continue to be a focus of SBS’s offering, and we are thrilled to partner with the NBA and the WNBA to bring live coverage back to Australians for free,” SBS Managing Director, James Taylor said.
“The NBA and the WNBA are among the world’s most diverse leagues and basketball is an increasingly popular sport.
“Building on our recently announced deal with the NBL, these partnerships with the NBA and the WNBA make SBS the exclusive free-to-air home of basketball in Australia and are a great opportunity to bring new audiences, particularly younger viewers, to SBS VICELAND and SBS On Demand.”
NBA Asia Head of Global Content and Media Distribution, Ramez Sheikh said: “We are excited to partner with SBS to bring NBA and WNBA games and programming to a nationwide audience on free-to-air television.”
“These partnerhsips show that fans in Australia have a growing demand for basketball content and beginning next season, they will enjoy outstanding NBA and WNBA coverage on SBS across broadcast and digital.”
According to Mumbrella, the new broadcast deal is for two seasons – 2019/20 and 2020/21 of the NBA, and 2020 and 2021 of the WNBA.
The deal does not cover the NBA Playoffs or Finals, so fans will have to subscribe to NBA League Pass or ESPN to continue watching.
Mumbrella also says NBA last aired on One HD until 2011.
Former Socceroos Sasa Ognenovski and Goran Lozanovski, alongside former Newcastle Jets coach Scott Miller, former Matildas legends Kate Gill and Melissa Barbieri, headline the experts during the 8-hour marathon from 12.15pm (on Sunday September 15).
Michael Zappone will host the coverage.
2019 Senol Grand Final Triple Header at AAMI Park, Sunday, September 15
NPL senior men’s promotion/relegation play-off
FC Bulleen Lions vs Dandenong Thunder
Kick Off: 12.30pm.
NPLW Victoria Senol Grand Final
Calder United vs FC Bulleen Lions
Kick Off: 3.30pm.
NPL Victoria Senol Grand Final
Avondale vs Bentleigh Greens
Kick off: 6.30pm.