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Master Geek

#114964 8-Mar-2013 16:31

Email from Freeviewshop:

"The eagerly awaiting Sommet Sports channel is coming soon to freeview channel 14!

It has been announced that Sommet Sports will broadcast every AFL match commencing 18 April 2013.

Each week, six matches will be aired live with three matches on delay (with the exception of some anomaly and split rounds).

Andrew Reeves from Sommet Sports said the new network was thrilled to include AFL in its new lineup.

“We are delighted to be able to broadcast the AFL into New Zealand. Kiwi’s will now be able to watch the games for free live every week and will find out what a great game it is!”

Sommet Sports coverage will include:

All nine matches every week of the Premiership Season: six LIVE, three on delay (Round 4 onwards)

· Collingwood v Essendon and St Kilda v Sydney Swans Anzac Day Matches LIVE

· All Finals Series Matches LIVE (Weeks 1-3)

· Grand Final

· 23 Episodes of the 2013 Toyota AFL International Highlights Show to be aired every week of the Premiership Season and Finals Series (post Round 4 onwards)"

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Uber Geek

  #777014 8-Mar-2013 17:13
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awesome. wonder what other stuff they will have.

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Master Geek

  #777030 8-Mar-2013 17:54
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uhf and sat???


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Master Geek

  #777035 8-Mar-2013 18:05

r0bbie: uhf and sat???

Yeah pretty sure it's dvb-t and dvb-s because in the email they're advertising hardware package deals for both.

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#777037 8-Mar-2013 18:20
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not sure if it is satellite as well. The email I got only mentions FreeviewHD and links to Sommet FreeviewhD unit. No links to any satellite package with sommet sports channel. Guess just have to wait for more information

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  #777038 8-Mar-2013 18:22
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Wonder if this channel will appear on Sky....

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  #777052 8-Mar-2013 19:14
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DjShadow: Wonder if this channel will appear on Sky....

Why would they as they have plenty of sports channels..



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  #777068 8-Mar-2013 20:18
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well...they have most of the freeview channels on sky


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  #778234 11-Mar-2013 22:01
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I'll bet it won't be available for us lowly Freeview sat viewers. :(

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Ultimate Geek

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  #778608 12-Mar-2013 15:37
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EPL at all? HD?

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Ultimate Geek

  #778619 12-Mar-2013 15:51
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See which seeks investment for this venture, and says "An FTA Sports channel targeting a far wider demographic of males aged 16 – 70 and crucially this demographic has far greater spending power that a younger youth demographic. Further to this the analogue switch off in New Zealand shall be completed by 2013. By which time the Freeview DVB-T Network shall be the main viewing medium for New Zealand population. Once a dedicated Free to Air channel has been launched, due to Freeview NZ contract terms it precludes any other type of sports channel joining the network. With the first sports channel launched it will build up a loyal customer following offering to New Zealanders for the first time a dedicated Free to Air sports channel. The mix of international and locally produced content will be appealing to NZ sporting fans and create interest in the channel. The channel can only be financed by the commercial insertion of advertorial content during programme breaks"

And no, I don't know what that means either....

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Ultimate Geek

  #778621 12-Mar-2013 15:54
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All DVB-T regions, or limited distribution?

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Uber Geek

  #778631 12-Mar-2013 16:07
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kobiak: EPL at all? HD?

Very unlikely to be any of the sports you see on Sky.  That would be too expensive to make work on an ad only revenue basis.


More likely to be mostly the sports that Sky don’t bother with (Spanish footie, Italian, Snooker, NFL), which I still think is cool.  Given they are promoting AFL heavily that is probably their ‘hero’ content

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Master Geek

  #778700 12-Mar-2013 17:24

I doubt we'd see any NFL, ESPN have that pretty much covered on Sky TV but I wonder if NCAA College Football/Basketball is a chance?

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Ultimate Geek

  #778880 12-Mar-2013 23:28
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wakaridnnz: I doubt we'd see any NFL, ESPN have that pretty much covered on Sky TV but I wonder if NCAA College Football/Basketball is a chance?

ESPN cover the college football and basketball. they are "the homecourt for college hoops" 

Looking at the website it has Italian football there, hope there is some Italian and spanish football since espn dropped Spanish football this season. but then there is the indycars on the website too but the rights for that is with sky and espn, so not getting my hopes super high(but also secretly excited for the 3rd sport on the site, women's beach volleyball)

But I'll definitely tune into some of the AFL.

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