Fox Cricket


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Foxtel and Fox Sports Announce Cricket Broadcasting Rights For The Next Six Years
Foxtel to become the home of cricket

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FOX SPORTS Australia and Cricket Australia today announced the subscription television network has secured broadcast rights for every ball bowled in Australia from October 2018.

In one of the most significant deals in Australian sporting history, FOX SPORTS has secured the six-year rights in partnership with the Seven network to broadcast all men’s international Test matches and women’s internationals, the men’s One-Day and Twenty20 internationals, all Big Bash League matches and 23 women’s Big Bash League matches.

For the first time ever, cricket fans will have the choice to watch the game uninterrupted and ad-free wherever and whenever they want.

FOX SPORTS has also secured digital rights to all cricket, in partnership with Cricket’s Australia’s digital arm, Cricket Network, meaning for the first time ever, Australian cricket fans will have the opportunity to live stream matches on any device, at any time.

Additionally, FOX SPORTS will exclusively broadcast the Prime Minister’s XI and the Governor-General’s XI matches along with 13 JLT One-Day Cup matches and the JLT Sheffield Shield Final.

Announcing the deal, Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany described it as a “broadcast revolution” that will give Australian cricket fans the most compelling, innovative and entertaining coverage of our national sport with a new dedicated cricket channel, FOX Cricket.

“Starting this summer, FOX SPORTS Australia will show every ball of every over bowled in Australia delivered with our trademark energy and creativity, on a dedicated new home, FOX Cricket. We will also welcome home the Big Bash League which we created and launched with Cricket Australia in 2011,” Mr Delany said.

“In the same way we revolutionised coverage of the AFL and NRL, we will do the same for cricket. It will be like nothing fans have experienced before. We have the most passionate, creative and innovative teams who are raring to go. Standby for a revolution of energy, quality and commentary.“

Chairman of Foxtel and FOX SPORTS Siobhan McKenna said FOX SPORTS was incredibly honoured to have gained the rights to broadcast Australian cricket.

“FOX SPORTS understands the immense responsibility that comes with being the broadcaster of Australian Test cricket and will take extraordinary care of this privilege. We know Australians love and respect cricket and so do we. No other sport has the special place in Australia’s heart like cricket does. We promise you reverence – and revolution. “

News Corp Australasia executive chairman Michael Miller said the company has a proud heritage of providing the insights, colour and opinion that Australian consumers love, and a reputation for reinvention and innovation.

“We are a company of storytellers and committed to telling them in the most engaging, creative and different ways across all News Corp platforms,” Mr Miller said.

“Now is the time for the coverage of cricket to be reinvented and our investment is about telling the story of cricket in a different, new and special way with the quality, expert and contemporary commentary and programming that fans expect.

The creation of FOX Cricket, follows the extraordinary success of code specific channels for the AFL (FOX Footy) and the NRL (FOX League). FOX Cricket will also house Super Saturday each weekend and a line-up of new shows will now be developed.

Securing the cricket rights is the first major deal in the new era of a combined Foxtel and FOX SPORTS, now jointly owned by News Corp Australia (65%) and Telstra.

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said the strong interest in broadcasting cricket represents a transformative opportunity for Australian Cricket.

Mr Sutherland said: “We’re very excited about what the future holds with both Fox Sports and the Seven Network. This revolutionary deal will enable increased investment in grassroots cricket through our programs and further developing facilities.”

The deal also means both networks will broadcast the Allan Border and Belinda Clark Medal night live.

FOX SPORTS has a proud history with cricket and with Cricket Australia, created the Big Bash League in 2011. The majority of initiatives now associated with BBL – such as on field microphones, drones, and zinger wickets – were invented by FOX SPORTS. For the past 20 years, it has also provided Australian cricket fans with coverage of the national team in all overseas matches.


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Adam Gilchrist Joins Fox Sports As The Face Of Fox Cricket

FOX SPORTS today announced one of Australia’s most loved cricket greats, Adam Gilchrist, will join the network as part of FOX SPORTS’ cricket revolution.

The former Australian Captain is the first major signing following this month’s announcement that FOX SPORTS, exclusively on Foxtel, would become the home of cricket for at least the next six summers.

He joins FOX SPORTS’ cricket experts Allan Border and Brendon Julian with more commentators set to join the network as part of the biggest shake-up in cricket broadcasting.

Gilchrist said he can’t wait to lead the new look coverage: “Sport has been a major part of my life, as a player and now a commentator, so to join a network that is 100 per cent focused on sport is something I am extremely excited about.

“FOX SPORTS’ new partnership with cricket has seen a big commitment to the game – a game that I clearly love – and I can’t wait to be a part of the family.

“It’s a changed landscape for cricket coverage in this country, where viewers have more choice and more variety than ever – and this will be great for the game.”

Foxtel and FOX SPORTS CEO Patrick Delany said: “Gilly is one of the most loved cricketers of all time. He will lead the FOX Cricket coverage working across all three forms of the game.

“Fans love his opinion and analysis, the way he combines pure class and humour.

“In the same way he set a new standard for what a wicket-keeper/batsmen did in today’s game, Gilly will be the perfect person to front the most innovative cricket coverage on TV.

“We are building a formidable team and the only place to watch is on Foxtel.”

FOX SPORTS will deliver more cricket to fans on more platforms following its six-year landmark broadcast deal announced this month.

Coverage will be live, ad break free during play and in HD on a new dedicated channel, FOX Cricket, which launches later this year.

All men’s Test Matches, One-Day and T20 Internationals plus every game of the Big Bash League will be shown LIVE and available to stream. Women’ cricket will receive unprecedented coverage with Women’s Internationals and 23 WBBL games LIVE.

FOX SPORTS will broadcast the Prime Minister’s XI plus for the first time, fans can watch the Governor-General’s XI LIVE.

The JLT Sheffield Shield Final returns to TV and FOX SPORTS will show 13 JLT One-Day Cup matches along with the annual Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award.

FOX SPORTS’ cricket coverage will include Australia’s Test and ODI Series against Pakistan beginning October in the UAE.


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The Loser get stuck with him?


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Aussie Women’s T20 Begins Cricket Revolution On Fox Sports
2018-19 International Cricket schedule announced
Foxtel becomes the home of cricket
More ways for fans to watch when they want
Adam Gilchrist becomes the face of FOX Cricket

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FOX SPORTS, exclusively on Foxtel, will become the home of cricket from this summer when the Women’s International series against New Zealand launches the network’s new cricket partnership.

Cricket Australia today announced the International Cricket schedule which will see India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand visit Australia this summer and will feature 24 international matches across the 2018-19 season.

FOX SPORTS will deliver more cricket to fans, on more platforms, with every ball of every men’s Test, One Day International, T20 and BBL match bowled in Australia this summer plus the biggest line-up of women’s cricket following its six-year landmark broadcast deal announced this month.

Starting with the Australia v New Zealand Women’s Twenty20 on September 29, fans will be able to watch and stream all the summer action LIVE, in HD and ad-break free during play on FOX SPORTS.

A new dedicated channel, FOX Cricket, will launch later this year as the new home of the most comprehensive and innovative cricket coverage in Australia.

All men’s Test Matches, One-Day and T20 Internationals plus every game of the Big Bash League will be shown LIVE and available to stream on Foxtel Now. Women’s cricket will receive unprecedented coverage with Women’s Internationals and 23 WBBL games LIVE.

FOX SPORTS will broadcast the Prime Minister’s XI plus for the first time, fans can watch the Governor-General’s XI LIVE.

The JLT Sheffield Shield Final returns to TV and FOX SPORTS will show 13 JLT One-Day Cup matches along with the annual Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award.

FOX SPORTS’ cricket coverage will include Australia’s Test and ODI Series against Pakistan beginning October.

The new partnership will deliver cricket on more platforms so fans can watch where they want, when they want, on the device they want.

Former Australian Captain, Adam Gilchrist, will join the network as the face of FOX Cricket. The cricket great and one of Australia’s most popular commentators will lead FOX SPORTS’ cricket revolution.

Foxtel and FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany, said the network would change the way fans experience cricket.

“It’s about time cricket fans had their own dedicated channel. Wall to wall live coverage will be complemented by a new commentary team, new programs and new innovations.

“The biggest and best line-up of cricket delivered with FOX SPORTS’ zest and creativity, and available on more platforms, will give fans what they have been waiting for.

“It’s set to be a fascinating summer of cricket with the women launching the action against New Zealand, then the Aussie men will host the number one ranked Test nation, India, before taking on Sri Lanka for the first home Test Series in six years.

“And FOX SPORTS will be the only place to see every ball bowled of every international match in Australia this summer, every BBL game and the most comprehensive women’s line-up – live and uninterrupted – the way sport should be.

“We have just signed one of the most loved cricketers of all time to lead our coverage with Adam Gilchrist joining Allan Border and Brendon Julian as we build a formidable commentary team.

“Fans will have more choice of how and when they want to watch cricket with coverage on more devices. This will be like nothing fans have experienced and we can’t wait to get started.”

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Happy to advise that I’ve joined @FoxCricket @FOXCricketLive as their main stats producer for the summer of cricket.
Looking forward to working with EP @YeeeeeesHowGood and @gilly381 @ShaneWarne @juniorwaugh349 @isaguha @meljones_33 @MichaelVaughan M Hussey, AB and BJ...1/2

— LawrieColliver (@LawrieColliver) May 24, 2018

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Fox Sports Delivers More International Cricket
Every Global T20 Canada League Game
Every Irish International Match
Every Australian International Tri Series Match
Steve Smith and Dave Warner To Make Cricket Comeback LIVE on Fox Sports

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FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, will ensure Australian cricket fans don’t miss a second of the Global T20 Canada League, Irish internationals or Australia’s International Tri Series after securing the rights to all three competitions.

The Global T20 Canada League will mark the return to cricket of suspended Australian test stars Steve Smith and Dave Warner.

Australian fans will get their first look at Smith on Friday 29 June when his Toronto Nationals take on Gayle’s Vancouver Knights in the season opener LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in HD on FOX SPORTS 507.

Aussie fans will then get the chance to watch Smith and Warner go head-to-head when the Toronto Nationals host the Winnipeg Hawks LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in HD on FOX SPORTS 501 on Tuesday 3 July.

Smith and Warner will be joined in the star-studded tournament by T20 specialists Dwayne Bravo, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and big hitting Aussie Chris Lynn.

FOX SPORTS will broadcast all 22 regular season games with 18 regular season games plus all the finals action LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in HD.

FOX SPORTS will also be the home of Ireland’s upcoming International T20 and ODI series against India, Afghanistan, England and Bangladesh.

The Irish side will lock horns with international powerhouse, India, in two T20s beginning Thursday 28 June and continuing Sunday 30 June with both games LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in HD on FOX SPORTS.

FOX SPORTS will also show Ireland’s upcoming series against Afghanistan in August and next year’s series’ against England and Bangladesh LIVE and EXCLUSIVE in HD.

Cricket fans won’t miss a second of Australia’s International Tri Series against Zimbabwe and Pakistan with all games LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS. Australia kick-off their campaign against Pakistan Monday 2 July before taking on Zimbabwe on Tuesday 3 July.

The 2018 Global T20 Canada League, Irish internationals and International Tri Series add to an extensive line-up of international cricket on FOX SPORTS which also includes Australia’s Test and ODI series against Pakistan and the Indian Premier League and Caribbean Premier League.

Starting this summer, every ball of every over LIVE and no ads in play, of elite men’s and women’s cricket, will be shown on FOX SPORTS. Launching later this year, FOX Cricket will become the home of cricket as Australia’s first and only dedicated cricket channel.

FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.

2018 Global T20 Canada League Broadcast Details
Toronto Nationals v Winnipeg Hawks: Tue 3 Jul @1am EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 501
Global T20 Canada League Final: Mon 16 Jul @4.50am EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 505

Ireland v India T20 Series Broadcast Details
Ireland v India T20 Game Two: Sat 30 Jun @1am EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 507

Australian International Tri Series
Zimbabwe v Pakistan: Sun 1 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 501
Australia v Pakistan: Mon 2 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 501
Australia v Zimbabwe: Tue 3 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 503
Zimbabwe v Pakistan: Wed 4 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 503
Australia v Pakistan: Thu 5 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 503
Australia v Zimbabwe: Fri 6 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 503
Final: Fri 8 Jul @6pm EST LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on FOX SPORTS 501


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Rebel Women’s Big Bash League Set To Reach New Heights On Fox Sports
Nearly double the LIVE action with 23 matches live on FOX SPORTS
Unprecedented coverage for women on the new home of cricket

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The new look Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will come to life on FOX SPORTS, only on Foxtel, after Cricket Australia today announced the 2018-19 WBBL schedule.

Launching on December 1 with a standalone weekend featuring all eight teams, every match across the opening weekend will be shown LIVE on the new home of cricket, FOX Cricket.

Across the season, FOX Cricket will broadcast 23 matches LIVE and ad break free during play, nearly double the number of televised matches from last season.

More blockbusters plus all the finals will be shown LIVE on FOX Cricket with a stack of big matches featuring across the summer.

Boxing Day will witness the first ever night match between the Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat before a New Year’s Eve showdown featuring the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers. A Melbourne derby will be held on New Year’s Day when the Stars take on the Renegades before the ‘Sydney Smash’ lights up the screen the following day.

Head of FOX SPORTS, Peter Campbell said: “FOX SPORTS is gearing up to deliver the biggest summer of women’s cricket ever. Australia v New Zealand T20s and the World T20 Cup kick things off before the WBBL launches into action.

“Starting with a blockbuster opening round, the new home of cricket will show 23 WBBL matches including all the finals live and ad break free during play.

“Across December and January, the WBBL will feature alongside the Australia v India Test Series and the BBL, all on a new dedicated channel, FOX Cricket.”

Women’s cricket will be given unprecedented coverage this summer, with FOX Cricket broadcasting New Zealand’s T20 and ODI’s tours of Australia along with the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in November.

FOX Cricket full details to be revealed in the near future.

FOX SPORTS is available exclusively on Foxtel.

FULL FOX SPORTS WBBL SCHEDULE

Sat 1 Dec: Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes
Sat 1 Dec: Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars
Sun 2 Dec: Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat
Sun 2 Dec: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder
Fri 7 Dec: Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers
Sat 8 Dec: Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers
Sat 8 Dec: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
Sun 9 Dec: Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat
Sat 15 Dec: Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder
Sun 16 Dec: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes
Fri 21 Dec: Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes
Sun 23 Dec: Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars
Wed 26 Dec: Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat
Sun 30 Dec: Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat
Mon 31 Dec: Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers
Wed 2 Jan: Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers
Thu 3 Jan: Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes
Tue 8 Jan: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades
Thu 10 Jan: Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars
Mon 14 Jan: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
Sat 19 Jan: TBC v TBC (Semi Final)
Sat 19 Jan: TBC v TBC (Semi Final)
Sat 26 Jan: TBC v TBC (Final)

Fixtures


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Fox Sports The Only Place To See Every Big Bash League Match Live
Every match live, ad break free during play and in HD
Plus 16 matches EXCLUSIVELY LIVE on FOX SPORTS

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The explosive Big Bash League (BBL) returns home to FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, this summer with all 59 games of the expanded competition LIVE, ad break free during play and in HD.

After launching the BBL in 2011, the new home of cricket is set to make the summer sporting hit bigger and better when it blasts into action in December.

Australia’s first dedicated 24/7 cricket channel, FOX Cricket, will be the only place to see every game including 16 EXCLUSIVELY LIVE BBL blockbusters, headlined by two anticipated derbies, the Sydney Smash and the Melbourne Derby.

Foxtel CEO, Patrick Delany said: “We are thrilled the BBL is returning to FOX SPORTS. As the founding partner we helped create what is summer’s most entertaining sporting spectacle.

“And this year, it’s going to get even better. More matches, new venues and more of the commentators fans love. Gilchrist, Warne, Waugh, Lee, O’Keeffe, Guha – to name a few.

“And with Foxtel the new home of cricket, fans will receive bumper to bumper action with Tests rolling into Big Bash matches. All live and ad break free during play for the first time on a dedicated channel, FOX Cricket.

It doesn’t get much better than that.”

In addition to FOX SPORTS’ start-to-finish coverage of BBL 08, cricket fans will be able to watch all men’s Test matches, One-Day and T20 Internationals, LIVE ad break free during play and in HD, starting with Australia’s tour of the UAE in October.

Women’s cricket will receive unprecedented coverage from this summer with FOX Cricket showing 23 WBBL games LIVE, ad break free during play and in HD plus women’s internationals and the World Twenty20 in November.

FOX SPORTS is exclusively available on Foxtel.


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Foxtel are in the final stages of preparing for a 4K channel which will be rolled out mid-September in time for the FOX Cricket launch.

No estimate on cost per month as an add-on has been given.


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Feck the cricket, I’m tired of hearing about the F1 coverage available in UHD, that’s what I want to see in 4K


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FOX SPORTS 501 is being rebranded as FOX CRICKET

On Monday 17 September 2018, FOX SPORTS 501 will be rebranded to FOX CRICKET, a dedicated 24/7 cricket channel. FOX CRICKET will have every ball & every wicket of every Test Match, ODI, T20, BBL Match and Women’s International Match in Australia, ad-break free during play. Some of the FOX SPORTS 501 content and regular programming will be moved to the other FoxSports channels included in the Sports Pack.


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It would now make more sense if they moved Fox Footy from 504 to 503 and renamed Fox Sports in line with the UK - for example:

501 FOX Cricket
502 FOX League
503 FOX Footy
504 FOX Sports Mix
505 FOX Sports Motors
506 FOX Sports Plus
507 FOX Sports Premiere


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Fox Cricket takes shape
Ian Healy joins the team
Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy to provide commentary
Fox Cricket logo released

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FOX SPORTS, on Foxtel, today welcomed three new faces to the growing FOX CRICKET commentary team as part of the biggest shake-up in cricket broadcasting.

Former Australian wicketkeeper, Ian Healy and current stars, Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy join a formidable line-up of experts at FOX CRICKET.

Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne lead the new team, combining with Andrew Symonds , Michael Hussey , Brett Lee , Mark Waugh , Allan Border , Isa Guha , Mel Jones , Kerry O’Keeffe , Michael Vaughan , Brendon Julian , Jessica Yates and Mark Howard .

Ian Healy said he was looking forward to being part of the team: “I’m very happy to be joining FOX SPORTS in what is a very exciting time for cricket in this country. FOX CRICKET is going to give the viewer at home exactly what they want and deliver a level of coverage they’ve never seen before, I feel lucky to be part of it”.

Launching ahead of the biggest summer of cricket, the new dedicated FOX CRICKET channel will provide more cricket to fans than ever before.

Viewers will be treated to a whole new experience with exciting innovations, the best commentary line-up and a whole new look and feel across a massive summer of cricket.

And today the channel took another step towards its launch with the release of the FOX CRICKET logo. The eye-catching design brings in the iconography of the ball and stumps with a modern twist that is sure to grab people’s attention.

As the new home of cricket, all men’s Test Matches, One-Day and T20 Internationals plus every game of the Big Bash League will be shown LIVE, ad break free during play and in HD on FOX CRICKET. Women’s cricket will receive unprecedented coverage with Women’s Internationals and 23 WBBL games LIVE.

In addition, Foxtel’s dedicated 4K channel (channel 444), which begins October, will bring cricket fans Foxtel in 4K just in time for the November 4, Australia v. South Africa ODI, which will kick off Foxtel’s sports coverage in 4K, bringing the sights of the game to fans like never before.

FOX SPORTS’ cricket coverage will include Australia’s Test and ODI Series against Pakistan beginning October in the UAE.

FOX SPORTS is available exclusively on Foxtel.