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Australian TV coverage

FaaipDeOiad

Hall of Fame Member
Am I right in gathering that SBS aren't showing most of the games live this year? So the only option is paying a billion dollars a month for Setanta?

FMD.
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
Don't think Australia made it this time around...

Nah, do you usually get it down there? Doubt we get the Asian Championships up here, but have never really looked too hard for it either.
 

Johnners

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I thought the SBS coverage will be much the same as Euro 2008? We get the Quarters/Semis/Final live, and a highlights package each night for the group games.
 

ripper868

Cricketer Of The Year
Beijing was pretty much round the clock sort of stuff - Live during the day and replays of replays through the night - helped with late night boredom when there were no other options...:naughty:

Just think we should have them in Australia again, except in Cairns or Darwin - The marathon can go through the rainforest/swamp areas...crocodiles are one hell of a motivating force.
 

Jager

International Debutant
Plus the signup fee, and you're locked into contract for two months minimum. Furious.
 

Scaly piscine

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Supply and demand. There's a real shortage of quality sport in Australia, so the good stuff is at a premium.
 

Burgey

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Disappointing there isn't more live coverage this time around. You'd hardly know it was on here.

Which, despite the quality of the players on display, is fair in a sense. It's completely irrelevant to any tourney we're involved in.

SBS must have been rebuffed. Generally speaking, when they cover something they do it properly. Really hoping they've got the next WC locked in. Get these numpty commercial networks showing the best matches on delay, leaving SBS to properly cover the rest, but the games aren't always as good.
 

NUFAN

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Disappointing there isn't more live coverage this time around. You'd hardly know it was on here.

Which, despite the quality of the players on display, is fair in a sense. It's completely irrelevant to any tourney we're involved in.

SBS must have been rebuffed. Generally speaking, when they cover something they do it properly. Really hoping they've got the next WC locked in. Get these numpty commercial networks showing the best matches on delay, leaving SBS to properly cover the rest, but the games aren't always as good.
SBS have a weird deal for this tournament. They get to show 2 quarter finals, 1 semi and the final live and they are showing 4 of the biggest group matches delayed and when I say delayed, it's about 30 hours after the match! Quite annoying, although their daily highlights show is good.
 

sledger

Spanish_Vicente
There's also loads of coverage of less popular stuff, the BBC's extensive coverage of Snooker and Darts for example.
 

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