Seven AFL Coverage

I saw the promo today that said GF Day was from 7am (as per last frame above). Does that mean it starts at 7am on 7+ while WS is on 7?

They are including Sunrise as part of the Grand Final Day Coverage.

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The 7am start time encompasses Weekend Sunrise.

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They do one one part of the promo but not the other.

Abbey Holmes is part of a five-person panel that will vote on the winner of Norm Smith Medal. The panel consists of dual Norm Smith medallist and Adelaide premiership player Andrew McLeod (chair), recently retired Fremantle champion David Mundy, Brisbane Lions triple premiership player Jonathan Brown, Holmes, and Michael Gleeson from The Age.

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As part of the overnight AFL marathon, the 2005 Final between Sydney and West Coast was broadcast on 7 Sydney this morning (that match was originally broadcast on Ten):

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Seven should not be allowed to broadcast AFL Games from when they didn’t have rights. Absolute bullcrap that they are allowed to show Ten’s games on Seven.

They’ve done it before, the rights now seem to include some of the archives.

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Nonsense. The rights return to the AFL at the end of a broadcast rights period, or perhaps more accurately AFL owns its own archive.

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Why?

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Further - when Nine picked up the tennis broadcasting and archiving rights in 2018, they’d show some classic matches from prior to that (such as the 2012 Australian Open men’s final) but would actually use the world feed instead of Seven’s original feed.

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Correct. The AFL now owns the archive. When Seven lost the rights in 2002 they actually transferred a lot of their own archive to the AFL. So even Nine and Ten had access to their archive when they had the rights.

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I think it’s awful they have dropped Craig Willis as the MC for the GF. He adds so much gravitas to the ceremony.

Now we have a screeching voice putting in the “sport”” voice in trying to MC.

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I was just thinking the same thing. Really miss Craig on days like this.

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Hasn’t he retired?

It sounded like he did the initial opener VT, so chance we will still hear his voice after this preshow fluff?

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I miss Craig Willis

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Robbie Williams currently entertaining us.

The pre-match entertainment seems okay on the telly so far.

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Audio mixing seems a little off. Great energy from Robbie Williams though.

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