Fox Sports has secured an immediate new three year agreement to broadcast the Australian Superbike Championships (ASBK), the premier motorcycling tournament featuring the nationâ€™s leading riders and world class manufacturers.
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Posted 13 January 2011 - 07:47 AM
So already Fox Sports' coverage of the Australian Open (highlighted in bold) is better than Seven's.
With worldwide tennis attention turning to Melbourne, FOX SPORTS will ensure viewers retain the best seat in the house with LIVE and extensive coverage of the popular Grand Slam.
The focus of FOX SPORTS LIVE coverage from Day 1 to Day 8 will be the feature matches on Hisense Arena. In addition to the feature matches, viewers will be able to choose between THREE additional matches via FOX SPORTS Viewer’s Choice which will be available from Day 1 to Day 6. The televised courts will include Margaret Court Arena, Show Court 2 and Show Court 3, while there will be a fourth option for viewers offering interviews and vision from press conferences. All LIVE action on Day 1 through to Day 8 will screen on FOX SPORTS 2HD & FOX SPORTS 2.
FOX SPORTS will provide viewers with more than 200 hours of tennis from the Australian Open, including 88 hours of LIVE action, along with replayed coverage of all Rod Laver Arena matches throughout the 14 days of competition.
Bringing viewers all the action from Melbourne Park will be the expert FOX SPORTS commentary team led by one of the game’s best analysts, Wally Masur, who said: "The Australian Open is synonymous with summer and the players love competing in Melbourne. I think that we have some very exciting tennis to look forward to.
"Our home Slam has a knack for producing a surprise result or two and I can’t wait for all the action to get underway on FOX SPORTS," said Masur.
Former Wimbledon champion and Australian Open runner-up Pat Cash will make his FOX SPORTS commentary debut where he will be joined by the man most famously remembered as one half of "The Woodies", Mark Woodforde, who won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles in his career, including two Australian Open titles.
Former players Wayne Arthurs, Nicole Pratt, Louise Pleming, Scott Draper, Peter Tramacchi and Josh Eagle, as well as Ryan Phelan, Adam Peacock, Lee Furlong, Nick McArdle, Dwayne Russell, Greg Clark and Mark Braybrook will round out FOX SPORTS commentary team.
As the best players in the world battle it out on the court, FOX SPORTS will ensure fans witness all the big moments, complemented by FOX SPORTS NEWS and Australia’s leading general sports website, foxsports.com.au.
FOX SPORTS NEWS reporters Sarah Jones and Chris Stubbs will deliver viewers Melbourne Park’s biggest stories with a number of live crosses each day throughout the tournament, while foxsports.com.au will feature a daily live blog as well as forums and reports involving the FOX SPORTS commentary team. In lead-up to the tournament, the FOX SPORTS website will also be streaming the four days of final Qualifying for the Australian Open from Wednesday, 12 January to Saturday, 14 January.
FOX SPORTS VIEW, FOX SPORTS new iPad application, which is already the top paid sports iPad app, will also feature news highlights throughout the tournament.
FOX SPORTS coverage of the 2011 Australian Open Tennis Championships is available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 10:41 AM
Seven have rubbish commentators and hosts. Their only decent commentator is Bruce.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:18 PM
Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:34 PM
fox sports do a great job. like there big bash coverage as well
No not really, Warrren Smith has been an awful addition to the Big Bash commentary team.
Edited by jimbo, 13 January 2011 - 06:35 PM.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:54 PM
So already Fox Sports' coverage of the Australian Open (highlighted in bold) is better than Seven's.
1 channel versus 5, yeah, that's the same.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 06:58 PM
Fox is only one channel ...you just press red to access the active service so technically only one channel.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 08:47 PM
Edited by mcappa, 13 January 2011 - 08:48 PM.
Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:07 PM
According to Foxtel TV guide, this is how the coverage will pan out (all times AEDT):
FOX SPORTS will offer sports fans an unprecedented treat this Saturday with simultaneous coverage of five LIVE sporting events in the lead up to LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Final.
FOX SPORTS will apply the Viewer’s Choice (red button) application to provide fans with a choice of up to five quality LIVE sporting broadcasts from 11am AEDT this Saturday, 5 February.
The veritable banquet of sporting options for subscribers will include:
· LIVE coverage of the final day of action from the IRB Sevens tournament in Wellington;
· LIVE coverage of Australia’s first round tie with Italy in the Fed Cup;
· LIVE coverage of the sixth one day international between New Zealand and Pakistan;
· LIVE coverage of the Pike River Mine Relief Rugby League clash between the Warriors and Newcastle, plus
· LIVE coverage of the Women’s National League Twenty20 Final between New South Wales and Victoria.
The bumper day of action will then culminate in the summer’s most anticipated clash – the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Final between the (South Australian) West End Redbacks and New South Wales Speedblitz Blues.
The Blues blasted their way into the decider on the back of a standout performance by teenage speedster Pat Cummins, who returned figures of 4/16 to restrict Tasmania to a measly 103 in the Preliminary Final in Hobart overnight.
Cummins fever is now set to engulf Adelaide as the young quick and his Blues prepare to take on this season’s most consistent outfit, led by West Indian master blaster Kieron Pollard.
Coverage of the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash Final will begin at 6.30pm AEDT on FOX SPORTS 1HD and FOX SPORTS 1.
David Malone, FOX SPORTS CEO, said the huge Saturday line-up once again highlights FOX SPORTS’ commitment to providing the deepest and most relevant coverage of sport for Australian fans.
"This Saturday will be a great bonus for fans with the breadth of LIVE coverage on offer across several sports," said Malone.
"Being able to access a range of live sports coverage simultaneously with Viewer’s Choice remains one of the most powerful tools for FOX SPORTS subscribers – it literally puts the viewer in the programmer’s seat with the ability to choose their preferred LIVE broadcast."
9.30am 6th one-day international New Zealand v Pakistan LIVE (Fox Sports 1)
10.55am IRB Sevens Series: Wellington LIVE (Fox Sports 3). Push the red button on Channel 503 to select between the IRB Sevens Rugby (1030-2000 AEDT); Fed Cup Tennis: Australia v Italy Day 1 (from 1300 AEDT) and the Rugby League Pike River Charity Match (from 1600 AEDT).
3.30pm Women's National Twenty20 cricket final: NSW v Victoria LIVE from Adelaide Oval (Fox Sports 1)
6.30pm KFC Twenty20 Big Bash final: South Australia v NSW LIVE from Adelaide Oval (Fox Sports 1)
7.00pm A-League: Adelaide v Wellington LIVE (Fox Sports 2)
9.30pm Rugby League Pike River Charity Match replay (Fox Sports 2)
11.00pm Fed Cup Tennis: Australia v Italy Day 1 highlights (Fox Sports 1)
Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:14 PM
The Wallabies are hoping 2011 will be a ‘golden’ year as they build towards the sport’s pinnacle event, the Rugby World Cup, this September. But before the world stops to focus on the battle for ‘Bill’ in New Zealand, the game’s premier provincial tournament is set for its grandest campaign.
The new revolution of Super Rugby arrives on February 18 and FOX SPORTS will once again provide LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of every match.
Played under a new three-conference system with the inclusion of a 15th team in Melbourne, the re-vamped competition will feature 20 local derbies on Aussie soil in a longer season which will culminate in a six-team finals series.
To mark the biggest year of rugby on FOX SPORTS, Australia’s Sports Leader has enlisted the services of a man widely regarded as the greatest centre of his generation, Tim Horan, to join the country’s premier rugby commentary team.
Working alongside the 80-Test veteran will be the game’s best play-by-play commentator Greg Clark, with an experienced cast of analysts and former Wallabies including Phil Kearns, Greg Martin, Rod Kafer and Brendan Cannon.
FOX SPORTS will once again provide fans with unrivalled access to Super Rugby, providing sideline interviews with key players during the action plus an enhanced post-game show with LIVE coverage of the post-match press conference.
Popular magazine show The Rugby Club will return to its original home of Thursday nights, while fans can also relive the action from every round on Super Rugby Extra Time each Monday night.
Outside of the television coverage, FOX SPORTS is gearing up to give fans greater online and digital access to Super Rugby than ever before.
FOX SPORTS has exclusive online video rights for the competition and will provide highlights of each match and various themed packages each week, including ‘Tries of the Round’. The FOX SPORTS commentary team will be online regularly throughout the season to provide blogs and hard-hitting opinion on the game’s biggest issues, while the ever-growing FOX SPORTS Fantasy Super Rugby competition is offering a total of $32,000 in cash prizes.
David Malone, FOX SPORTS CEO, said fans are anxious for kick off in the new-look competition, including the debut of the Melbourne Rebels against the New South Wales Waratahs next Friday night.
“FOX SPORTS is eagerly anticipating our biggest year of rugby coverage and it all gets underway next week with a radically revamped Super Ruby competition,” said Malone.
“The season begins with a blockbuster derby in Melbourne, which is a tremendous way to kick off a year in which FOX SPORTS will provide LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of every match in the Super Rugby competition, LIVE coverage of every Tri Nations fixture, plus LIVE coverage of every match from the 2011 Rugby World Cup.”
FOX SPORTS’ LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2011 Super Rugby season is available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers. News and highlights will also be provided daily throughout the season on FOX SPORTS News and via FOX SPORTS View – the new FOX SPORTS iPad App.
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As the top 14 cricket nations in the world converge on India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for the 10th ICC Cricket World Cup, FOX SPORTS will reinforce its position as Australia’s Sports Leader, with LIVE and comprehensive coverage of every match over 42 days of intense competition.
Four-time champions Australia will once again start among the favourites for the 50-over tournament, which officially gets underway when co-hosts Bangladesh and India square off in Dhaka on Saturday.
The game of cricket is entwined in the culture on the sub-continent and the stifling conditions and cauldron-like venues make it one of the most daunting venues in the world for touring nations.
Co-hosts India and Sri Lanka will pose the biggest challenge to Australia’s trophy defence, while England and South Africa are well positioned to make a bid for a maiden World Cup crown.
FOX SPORTS will provide LIVE coverage of all 49 matches, with 30-minute preview shows before all Australia matches hosted in the Sydney studio by the FOX SPORTS cricket commentary team of Brendon Julian, Allan Border, Mark Waugh, Damien Fleming and Greg Blewett.
Beyond the match broadcasts, FOX SPORTS will deliver comprehensive online coverage of the ICC World Cup, with a section dedicated to the tournament at www.foxsports.com.au which will include Group tables and fixtures, LIVE scoring and stats, plus team profiles and photo galleries. FOX SPORTS has also launched the country’s largest World Cup Fantasy competition.
As the official online partner for the tournament, the FOX SPORTS website will also provide extended match highlights for each match. Exclusive video content will also be available on FOX SPORTS View – the new FOX SPORTS iPad App.
David Malone, FOX SPORTS CEO, said FOX SPORTS will provide cricket fans with the complete World Cup experience.
"From LIVE television coverage of every match to in-depth online and digital coverage, FOX SPORTS is the only destination for serious cricket fans during the ICC World Cup," said Malone.
"The ICC World Cup remains the pinnacle event in world cricket and we are delighted to be able to extend to our subscribers a comprehensive multi-platform coverage of the tournament."
FOX SPORTS coverage of the ICC World Cup is available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.
Posted 21 February 2011 - 08:40 PM
Viewing to FOX SPORTS in the first 7 weeks of 2011 is up an impressive 16% when compared with the same period in 2010.
FOX SPORTS is well ahead of the game when compared with total TV viewing in subscription television homes which is up 9% over this same period. FOX SPORTS 3 has experienced the highest audience growth year on year of any subscription TV channel with a massive 65% audience increase.
Driving the significant audience growth has been FOX SPORTS’ biggest ever summer line up. Programming highlights have included more games of the KFC Big Bash than ever before, additional mid week A-League games, every game of the Premier League, Asian Cup Football, Australian Open Tennis, NAB Cup and Legends of League.
FOX SPORTS Chief Executive David Malone said today "Although extremely pleased with these results we are not surprised. FOX SPORTS works hard to deliver the best in sports coverage and ratings figures from 2011 reflect the quality that we have on offer.
"We anticipate continued audience growth over coming months with the best in Australian sports all available on FOX SPORTS."
Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:12 AM
Source: The New Zealand Herald via throng.com.au
The new Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby team has proved to be a popular addition to the Australian line-up with record audience numbers watching the team’s opening game on TV last weekend.
The Rebels' debut game against the NSW Waratahs had a peak average of 319,000 viewers which makes it the most watched regular season game in Australian Super Rugby history. The average was over double that of the regular audience according to OZTAM ratings.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:35 PM
FOX SPORTS will screen the 2011 Rugby League World Club Challenge between the Wigan Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons EXCLUSIVELY LIVE this Monday, February 28 at 6.00am AEDST on FOX SPORTS 3HD and FOX SPORTS 3.
The annual showdown between the Super League Champions and the NRL Premiers will be contested at DW Stadium, Wigan and will be the first World Club Challenge final for the St George Illawarra club while Wigan have previously played in four World Club Challenge finals.
Coverage of the decider will commence at 6.00am AEDST with the match kicking off at 6.15am AEDST, EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on FOX SPORTS 3HD and FOX SPORTS 3.
FOX SPORTS News and foxsports.com.au will keep fans up-to-date with all the latest news in lead-up to the match on Monday morning and throughout the NRL season.
FOX SPORTS broadcast of the 2011 World Club Challenge is available to FOXTEL and AUSTAR subscribers.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:19 AM
Fox Sports is opening the doors of The League Lounge, your exclusive destination for fresh and insightful discussion of rugby league, and we invite you to jump the queue by grabbing a spot on the guest list.
Fox Sports will broadcast The League Lounge live every Sunday at 8.30pm (EDT), with the lounge opening for business on March 13.
Edited by chuck, 26 February 2011 - 11:23 AM.
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