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Manu Feildel
Last year

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Olympics basketball coverage

What's our take on Channel Seven's offering this Games?

- Is there enough basketball being broadcast (in general and men/women balance)?

- Are we satisfied with the commentary? How does it stack up with other countries' game calling?

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getonboard
Last year
08:58 16 Aug 16

Reply #595215

re: Olympics basketball coverage

biggest problem is finding out which of the 3 seven channels is screening the game


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Isaac
Last year
09:07 16 Aug 16

Reply #595216

re: Olympics basketball coverage

Games getting shown and commentary has been decent.


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XY
Last year
09:19 16 Aug 16

Reply #595219

re: Olympics basketball coverage

No criticisms from me. I think it has been excellent.

The worst you could say is that they have missed the starts of a couple of games and the app can be a bit flaky for replays.


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smoke
Last year
09:33 16 Aug 16

Reply #595222

re: Olympics basketball coverage

So much better then the seven app broadcast over the web. That BBC bloke who does the english feeds must go down as the worst basketball commentator of all time.


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RMQ
Last year
10:17 16 Aug 16

Reply #595227

re: Olympics basketball coverage

It's been the best coverage of basketball at the olympics I have experienced.

Yes it could be better, but it's been great to be honest.

Problems
- not knowing if a game will be shown
- not knowing what channel to watch
- not knowing if they will show a game in its entirety

Online problems
- crappy app
- when watching games on demand its hard to skip ahead
- when streaming games the audio stream lags or skips

Good points
- online streams are always high quality
- commentary has been great for Boomers games
- I've caught lots of replays of boomers game during prime time (in WA).


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Luuuc
Last year
10:36 16 Aug 16

Reply #595228

re: Olympics basketball coverage

About as good as can be expected I guess.
Basketball has got reasonable air time, and once games have been crossed to (which has sometimes been painfully late) they have generally stuck with them.
Still don't know why they haven't taken the opportunity to replay games in their entirety on Two/Mate during the afternoons when their usual disposable garbage is being shown.

Casey & Gaze good for the Boomers games.
Braybrook & Jackson pretty ordinary for the Opals though. LJ, a newbie, should have been paired with someone better.


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WTF !!
Last year
10:44 16 Aug 16

Reply #595229

re: Olympics basketball coverage

I agree Braybrook & Jackson are not that great, perhaps LJ paired with a charismatic, respected and media savvy WNBL coach with Olympic experience would have been a better bet, say Heal and Jackson. Odds are they would have been extremely interesting.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:29 16 Aug 16

Reply #595250

re: Olympics basketball coverage

Channel 7 is trash but the 7 online access/app you get for free by being a Telstra customer is great, up to 36 channels live.


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Isaac
Last year
13:07 16 Aug 16

Reply #595289

re: Olympics basketball coverage

I think it's been some of Gaze's best commentary work. That said, I missed the China game where he's previously struggled a bit with names, so not sure how he fared then.


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Hoopie
Last year
08:49 18 Aug 16

Reply #595952

re: Olympics basketball coverage

So, I get up this morning to watch the game I recorded on 7mate and LOVE the first quarter. But I suddenly find that it's no longer showing the game! Wtf?!

While I love the higher profile it might get on 7, did they really need to move it? I'm really pissed off with them & won't be alone.

Are they trying to stop people recording and watching later?


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