Seven Sport


#651

The VFL does this every week.


#652

Seems to be a technical difficulties with the Commgames. Seven sport promotion on both channels in adelaide. It had 3 mins of digital break up than dropped out to adverts and sport promo with the rolling message of tech issues.


#653

Something’s going on.

Live coverage has returned, but still some gremlins.

Watermarkless on both channels (freebie for rival networks) atm


#654

There’s watermarks on the streams though.


#655

How is it a freebie?


#656

Well, if a rival network saw something they wanted from that brief period for a news bulletin, it wouldn’t have any “7” on the screen.

I don’t think any network, certainly commercial, likes airing rivals’ IDs.

Case in point: networks always using Fox Footy / Fox League vision on news bulletins, even if it was produced/broadcast on FTA. Been obvious since 2012 for the former and the past year or so for the latter.


#657

SANFL gets around this with a couple of split rounds, WAFL I assume will cover a WA Day Derby match in June (usually East Fremantle vs South Fremantle)


#658

All three comps have 21 rounds…


#659

But not all are played at the same time, I know there’s a State Game too scheduled this year (SA vs VIC I believe) which probably won’t get shown but there’s usually 2 AFL aligned clubs playing from an earlier or later round.


#660

SANFL and WAFL have played 2 rounds. VFL played one round over 2 weeks. So all started the same weekend.
VFL gets their week back by not playing in a state game. This year’s state game is between the SANFL and WAFL. It is held on Sat May 12, which corresponds to round 8 in the AFL. All 4 AFL clubs associated with those competitions have the bye, along with the rest of their competitions.


#661

I bet during the AFL bye rounds they’ll do two VFL games each week to make up.


#662

Quite possibly, seem to remember them covering games Sat and Sun last year during the bye rounds. The minimum is 18 however.

Edit: Rounds 9 and 10 (9-17 June) Ch7 do indeed cover both Sat and Sun.


#663

TV games up until round 12, https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://s.afl.com.au/staticfile/AFL%20Tenant/Richmond/Files/2018%20Peter%20Jackson%20VFL%20Fixture.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjDmrrthq3aAhWDy7wKHZ34AckQFjAAegQIBhAB&usg=AOvVaw1CpXTcCoaW8JQJO4HCHTeG


#664

Where on earth did you think I was getting my info? Making it up?


#665

You seem to have edited your post whilst I was posting the fixture for you.

Where are you getting this 18 game minimum?


#666

I think the ACMA or ACCC or somebody from the government regulators should investigate Seven.

It amazes me how one network has managed to get a “monopoly” on sport in Australia, NRL being the only exception.

As it stands, certainly for Melbourne (expect those “Seven Melbourne - Home of Sport” promos to now run to the point of brain bleeding with cricket added.

•Test cricket & BBL cricket
•Australian Open (final year next year)
•AFL
•AFL Grand Final
•Melbourne Cup

Plus
•Stawell Gift
•Swimming Championships
•Cadal Evans
•Golf
•Other horse racing
•VFL/SANFL/WAFL
•Sydney-Hobart
•Shuite Shield

Plus we’ve just had:
•Pyeongchang 2018 Wnter
•Gold Coast 2018 Comm Games

Upcoming:
•Tokyo 2020

IT IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS :neutral_face:


#667

Shouldn’t Fox Sports also be called a monopoly for having rights to almost every sport around the world right now, apart from multi-sport event like the Olympics and Commonwealth Games?


#668

Money

Its not against any law or rule for one network to have a majority of the sports rights - in any case, its a commercial decision by Seven to seek the rights


#669

An yet despite the sports line-up Seven was beaten into second place by Nine in the three advertising friendly demographic groups.


#670

I’m not sure that’s a direct link to the performance of Seven’s sports?

Rather their failed 3rd quarter of general programming against a demographic powerhouse in The Block, as well as Married.