Seven Cricket Coverage


#1255

I just notice the fourth day of the second test between Australia and Sri Lanka is on Monday February 4, when Seven will broadcast NFL Super Bowl LIII live from Atlanta. I think Seven will keep the cricket on main channel and bump the Super Bowl to 7mate, even though the event has a substantial profile.


#1256

Yeah I didn’t consider that either. I’m a big Superbowl fan and the SD quality is going to suck majorly. Hopefully the cricket finishes early!


#1257

I believe that Perth viewers will have the first 2.5 hours of the coverage on 7two (similar to the one that they did with Boxing Day and Pink Test against India) due to Sunrise taking precedence.
The NFL Super Bowl will be pushed to 7mate in all markets.


#1258

Seven seem to be trying to promote the Big Bash a bit more today. Ben Davis (sport) and Tony Auden (weather) both at the game for the 4pm news im Brisbane. Promo features a “public service announcement”.


#1259

Thought it was confirmed the Super Bowl was airing on the main channel?


#1260

Problems with the score watermark during ad breaks tonight

1st Over: THU 0/7 (should have been 0/9)
2nd Over: THU 0/11 (should have been 0/23)

It was correct at end of the 3rd Over though.


#1261

Now the lights have gone out at the Big Bash… not good…


#1262

Just waiting for the inevitability of someone here blaming the new rights deal for that occurring…


#1263

Ping CMO


#1264

Game has been canned.


#1265

7s not having a good run…


#1266

The game has been cursed since Bancroft dropped the sandpaper into his jock.


#1267

Haven’t seen that yet, but some people actually think that the lights or power were deliberately switched off by the Gabba staff or there was corruption or bribes or something to avoid a Heat loss :roll_eyes:

But if it wasn’t for these rights, we wouldn’t have two crews from Fox and Seven using up electricity. If it was still on 10 there would have been only one team using up electricity. Seems having two different broadcast teams tipped the power usage over the line. /s


#1268

Promo this morning for the “Giant Week” of cricket. Obviously trying to win back viewers after the slump this week.


#1269

Or maybe it’s a promo that has been in the can for a while given they actually have a giant week of cricket and its not like the second week of the Aus Open magically appeared!


#1270

Does Seven have the rights for the next test in Brisbane/Sydney and Canberra?


#1271

Yes, they do have the rights for the tests against Sri Lanka


#1272

All test matches held in Australia are live on 7, 43 BBL matches and Women’s cricket.


#1273

Seven’s telecast today finished at 5.35pm AEDT with the WBBL second semi-final going into super over, after scores were tied at the end of 20 overs. Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Renegades in the super over and will host Brisbane Heat at Drummoyne Oval next Saturday (Australia Day) in the WBBL final, before the day/night test.


#1274

Jim Wilson hosting with Ricky Ponting and Damien Fleming commentating. A much better team.

Edit: Damnit why is Andy Maher commentating? He’s horrendous.