Seven Cricket Coverage

Looks like Kirby was with 7 for women’s matches & Fox for the BBL this summer

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The final cricket match of the old broadcast deal.

Is this the final time we see this test graphics?
7 hasn’t changed it once in the 6 years so far.

But with the new deal with streaming, a graphics refresh for 2024-25 season?

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Seven’s coverage of 2023/24 season finished today.

The 2024/25 season starts with the women’s Twenty20 series against New Zealand.

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Just like how the old deal started, that was also Women’s T20 series vs the white ferns, Saturday night after the AFL GF

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Will be good to be able to have it on 7+. Have not had FTA TV for a couple of weeks while our house is having renos and for most things the streaming TV works fine but I have to go to Kayo and Fox for the cricket and have to wait for YouTube to have the 7Tas news bulletin each night. It’s definitely going to be good to have the sports being allowed to stream… except for the Border Security and Border Security International fans who will miss out on several hours of repeated episodes!

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Absolutely, it will also mean for the first time ever every FTA network is able to broadcast identical content to terrestrial with no blackout requirements.

I’m sure they’ll have a Border Security FAST channel on 7plus by then! :stuck_out_tongue:

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With streaming being allowed on 7+, I think they should keep the test graphic the same (because it’s pretty good as it is) but make minor changes like making it a bit bigger so it accommodates phone streaming etc cause currently the test graphic is tiny compared to Fox graphic or even their woeful BBL graphics

Don’t worry, it’s already there!

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The first Test, beginning in late November, would also sneak into the ratings period for Channel Seven.

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https://x.com/7cricket/status/1772528443856670915?s=46

Also women’s Ashest Test at the MCG


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Seven welcomes 2024-25 International Cricket Schedule

Live and free on Seven and 7plus from September

The Seven Network welcomes Cricket Australia’s International Cricket Schedule 2024-25 announcement, including the Men’s Test Series v India and Women’s Series v New Zealand, India and England.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “An epic 2023-24 summer was the perfect set up for the next two massive summers of cricket, live and free on Seven and, for the very first time, 7plus.

“In what will be a huge game changer for the sport, Seven will launch the Summer of Cricket on 7plus, on Thursday, 19 September when the Women’s T20 side face New Zealand, giving all Australians live and free digital access to the nation’s favourite summer sport, all summer long.

“Then, from Friday, 22 November, we will see the best men’s teams in the world face off, with five Tests between Australia and India, kick-started by an epic West Test at Perth Stadium, and culminating in the traditional New Year’s test at the SCG from Friday, 3 January 2024,” he said.

“The 2024-25 summer will also deliver the biggest women’s cricket season to date, when Australia hosts two epic international series against New Zealand and India, all before our nation’s most decorated team face arch-rival England in the Women’s Ashes on home soil.

“Complemented by what promises to be a fantastic BBL and WBBL season with many of the big-name players available for the competition, there is nowhere else to be this summer than right here on Seven and 7plus, Your Home of Cricket.”

Looking ahead to the 2025-26 summer, Mr Martin said an equally exciting summer will return to the screens of Seven following this year’s fiery series, when the Ashes returns to Australian shores.

“Following one of the biggest summers ever seen, it just gets bigger when the hotly anticipated men’s Ashes returns in 2025-26, with all the gripping action available live and free on Seven and 7plus. Now, that’s massive,” he said.

SEVEN’S 2024-25 SUMMER OF CRICKET:

CommBank Women’s T20I Series v New Zealand

Thursday, 19 September: Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
Sunday, 22 September: Great Barrier Reef Arena, Mackay
Tuesday, 24 September: Allan Border Field, Brisbane

CommBank Women’s ODI Series v India
Thursday, 5 December: Allan Border Field, Brisbane (D/N)
Sunday, 8 December: Allan Border Field, Brisbane (D)
Wednesday, 11 December: WACA Ground, Perth (D/N)

CommBank Women’s Ashes ODI Series
Sunday, 12 January: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Tuesday, 14 January: Junction Oval, Melbourne
Friday, 17 January: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

CommBank Women’s Ashes T20I Series
Monday, 20 January: SCG, Sydney
Thursday, 23 January: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Saturday, 25 January: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

CommBank Women’s Ashes Test Match
Thursday, 30 January – Sunday, 2 February: MCG, Melbourne

NRMA Insurance Men’s Test Series v India
22 to 26 November: Perth Stadium, Perth
6 to 10 December: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (D/N)
14 to 18 December: The Gabba, Brisbane
26 to 30 December: MCG, Melbourne
3 to 7 January: SCG, Sydney

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Summer of Cricket, live and free on Seven and 7plus from September

Seven applauds Cricket Australia announcement

The Seven Network applauds Cricket Australia’s announcement of a 40-match WBBL|10 regular season, to be broadcast live and free on Seven and, for the very first time, 7plus.

Managing Director Seven Melbourne and Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “With the upcoming WBBL and BBL seasons, paired with a men’s five Test Series against India and the highly anticipated Women’s Ashes, the 2024-25 summer of cricket on Seven and 7plus will be one of the greatest yet.

“Mirroring the men’s new-look BBL season – which saw Seven’s audience grow on the previous summer – WBBL|10 is set to deliver big crowds, big viewer numbers and even bigger performances to households around the entire country. It’s going to be massive.

“In every discussion and decision together with Cricket Australia, the viewer remains at the forefront of everything we do and we look forward to working together to deliver another awe-inspiring, star-studded WBBL season,” he said.

“In what will be a huge game changer, Seven will launch the summer of cricket on 7plus, on Thursday, 19 September when the Women’s T20 side face New Zealand, giving all Australians live and free digital access to the nation’s favourite summer sport, all summer long. It’s all about every Australian having the best opportunity and access to the sports they love, live and free on Seven.

“On behalf of Seven, I would like to thank Cricket Australia, led by Chief Executive Officer, Nick Hockley for their continued support.”

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Under the new WBBL format, 23 of 43 matches will be broadcast live on Seven Network and simulcast on Fox Cricket, including all three finals. The other 20 matches will be shown on Fox Cricket with a number of games also streamed on CA website.

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This statement is somewhat confusing cause it makes it seem like 7 are showing 40 matches when it’s 23

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Yes, it would appear the beginning of the article has been edited since this morning, though the wording is still a little deceiving imo:

Cricket Australia has announced plans to grow women’s cricket with a reduced 40-match WBBL|10 regular season, matching the new-look men’s BBL season, plus a new domestic women’s T20 competition.

It will be broadcast live on Seven and, for the very first time, 7plus.

Seven’s Head of Network Sport, Lewis Martin, said: “With the upcoming WBBL and BBL seasons, paired with a men’s five Test Series against India and the highly anticipated Women’s Ashes, the 2024-25 summer of cricket on Seven and 7plus will be one of the greatest yet.

“Mirroring the men’s new-look BBL season – which saw Seven’s audience grow on the previous summer – WBBL|10 is set to deliver big crowds, big viewer numbers and even bigger performances to households around the entire country. It’s going to be massive.

“In every discussion and decision together with Cricket Australia, the viewer remains at the forefront of everything we do and we look forward to working together to deliver another awe-inspiring, star-studded WBBL season,” he said.

“In what will be a huge game changer, Seven will launch the summer of cricket on 7plus, on Thursday, 19 September when the Women’s T20 side face New Zealand, giving all Australians live and free digital access to the nation’s favourite summer sport, all summer long. It’s all about every Australian having the best opportunity and access to the sports they love, live and free on Seven.

“On behalf of Seven, I would like to thank Cricket Australia, led by Chief Executive Officer, Nick Hockley for their continued support.”

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Great news for 7plus.

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Cricket Australia announced the WBBL|10 fixture this morning. Seven’s coverage begins with the doubleheader at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, October 27. Seven will show 23 matches including all finals, all of which will be streamed live on 7plus for the first time, as part of the network’s new broadcast deal.

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Should have had 7 - FOXTEL then on the next line 7+ - Kayo on that graphic rather than 3 on one line.

CA released the BBL|14 fixture early this morning. The season begins on Sunday, December 15, with Perth Scorchers hosting Melbourne Stars at Optus Stadium, with the final to be held on Monday night, January 27, the night after the men’s singles final of Australian Open tennis.

The Sixers will play in Coffs Harbour (against the Heat on January 3) for the fourth straight season while Melbourne Renegades return to Geelong (against the Hurricanes on December 19) after last summer’s clash at GMHBA Stadium was abandoned after 6.5 overs due to an unsafe pitch, however the Hurricanes won’t play in Launceston this summer, with venue redevelopments at UTAS Stadium limiting crowd capacity.

Seven and 7plus will show 30 out of 40 regular season matches plus all finals.

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