Radio New Zealand – Fox Sports and the Seven Network have vowed to take a fresh new approach to cricket but there’s still likely to be a touch of the past in their coverage this summer.

Summary

  • Fox Sports and the Seven Network have vowed to take a fresh new approach to cricket but there’s still likely to be a touch of the past in their coverage this summer.
  • Australian cricket underwent its biggest media shake-up in 40 years on Friday as the two networks took control of all home and domestic cricket for at least the next six summers.
  • Fox will launch its own dedicated cricket channel and have rights to virtually any game played in the country, while Seven will simulcast Tests and the majority of the Big Bash League.
  • The addition of Fox as a digital media rights holder in partnership with the Cricket Australia network could also see more games from overseas streamed to viewers, as well as home limited-overs matches.
  • Fox also promised to give Test cricket a new look – pointing to their own revamp of domestic T20 cricket last decade – after Nine’s coverage was heavily criticised in recent seasons.


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