Seven Cricket Coverage


#1436

Yet last night’s game started at 7.30, tonight’s game is an 8.40 start.
It’s been better but it’s still reasonably random.


#1437

Tonight’s game starts at 8.40pm AEDT due to the season premiere of Better Homes and Gardens. However cricket still take priority, so when the BBL telecast starts at 8.30pm AEDT, BH&G has to move to 7TWO in SA and Queensland.


#1438

That’s IF this Test goes into the 4th Day!

The Sri Lankans don’t give me much confidence that it will.


#1439

Exactly


#1440

Australia at 3/28 weren’t either!


#1441

I’ve been out of Oz since 7 tool the cricket and interested to see their opening titles, can anybody link me up?


#1442

Is Trent Copeland commentating?


#1443

Yep.


#1444

Starting to sound very ABCish is this coverage.
First Mitchell, now Nicholson and Nannes. Think Copeland has worked for them too recently.


#1445

Yep, Copeland’s done some radio work with Grandstand.

I don’t mind it, clearly trying to be different to Nine. Don’t mind the non ex cricketers either, harks back to when Seven last had test cricket in 1997 and used Cometti and Morphett in South Africa.


#1446

Seven are airing a documentary on the underarm ball scandal on Monday 4 February at 10pm. Produced and narrated by Adam Zwar.


#1447

It is a joint Australian-NZ production. It will also air on Prime in NZ tomorrow (February 4) at 7.30pm, with a different narrator (I think).


#1448

Yes, Prime News anchor Eric Young will voice over in NZ.


#1449

I just looked at the TV guides and by the looks of it, Channel Seven are introducing a 30 minute preview show for each of the finals. The Final looks set to be played during the afternoon
SEMI FINAL 1- Pre Match 7:00-7:30, Match Coverage 7:30-11:00
SEMI FINAL 2- Pre Match 7:00-7:30, Match Coverage 7:30-11:00
GRAND FINAL- Pre Match 2:00-2:30, Match Coverage 2:30-6:00


#1450

The Underarm documentary got quite a lot of media coverage in NZ ahead of tonight’s premiere, but received little attention here in Australia apart from a couple of promos during Seven’s test and BBL coverage. I wonder how Aussie fans feel about the doco when it finally airs on TV.


#1451

That literally means the BBL final will be held in the afternoon of 17th February, not at night.


#1452

7mate will show the Australian Cricket Awards (formerly Allan Border Medal) next Monday night. Looks like Seven is the host broadcaster. The ceremony will also be shown live on Fox Cricket.


#1453

not good enough from C7 to be showing the awards on 7mate. Should be on the main channel.


#1454

Why? It’s not like the Brownlow where there’s a real fever pitch to find out who has won (and to a far lesser extent the NRL’s dally M), there’s no real interest in the outcome of the cricket awards.


#1455

Nine aired the awards night on 9Gem when they had the rights