anon
Last month

WNBL 2020 on Foxtel, Kayo and ABC


https://wnbl.basketball/blog/news/basketball-australia-scores-with-wnbl-broadcast-deal/

Its taken a pandemic to get BA off their backsides and get behind the WNBL, but the hypocrisy of of it all is astounding, Fox sports executive Steve Crawley stating its -"Women's basketball is a source of inspiration and excitement for Australians of every age group..... it always has been but they never bothered before
then you have the ABC, who canned the only women's basketball competition shown on main stream TV when they had their ""çuts' but kept every men's sport they had. Now they are ''thrilled to welcome them back'', they should never have been cut to begin with.

Good luck to all these women who put their heart and soul into this sport for very little in return, and lets hope these media outlets keep them next season too, after all they have been given $43 million to promote women in sport the last two years and all we got was the womens AFL.

Basketball Australia CEO Jerril Rechter AM explained the significance of this broadcast agreement for Australian women’s basketball.

“This broadcast agreement with Fox Sports, Kayo and the ABC will provide the Chemist Warehouse WNBL with more exposure than ever before.

“Having all 60 games of the 2020 season shown live across Australia will provide a platform to showcase one of world’s leading basketball leagues featuring Australia’s best established and emerging athletes. This high-profile visibility across Australia will help build upon the popularity and growth of women’s basketball and inspire a whole new generation.

Basketball Australia Head of Women in Basketball Lauren Jackson AO said this broadcast agreement provides a platform for Australians to become fans of the country’s leading basketballers.

Fox Sports Executive Director Steve Crawley, said: “Women’s basketball is a source of inspiration and excitement for Australians of every age group. We are stoked to be the home of the WNBL in 2020 bringing every game of the season live to a record number of sports fans watching on Foxtel and Kayo."

Director of ABC Regional & Local Judith Whelan, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome back the WNBL to the ABC - the natural home of women’s sport in Australia. We are also delighted that one of this country’s most experienced and passionate basketball commentators, the ABC’s Corbin Middlemas, will be part of this season’s on-air WNBL commentary team. The ABC is looking forward to bringing Australian fans two games per week of one of the best women’s basketball competitions in the world.”

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Anonymous  
Last month

People are never happy are they?

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Perthworld  
Last month

LOL at an executive using the word stoked in an official statement.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Do adults use the word lol?
Assuming Perthworld is an adult

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Cram  
Last month

whats wrong with stoked?

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Zodiac  
Last month

I'm stoked to hear this good news for the girls!

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Anonymous  
Last month

If the federal government had given the 40 million to the abc we could have had them all on free to air tv, but alas better looking after Mr Murdoch.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stoked is a better word than lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sign rudds petition, get rid of the biased Murdoch bs.

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Camel 31  
Last month

Why that's fantastic

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X  
Last month

Going to be a weaker comp this year but good news it is back on the ABC.

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Anon  
Last month

Going to be a weaker comp this year but good news it is back on the ABC.


Why , it's got plenty of quality players, and the few imports that are missing have been replaced by Australian players equally as good, they just have not had the opportunities that the imports take up before now It’s not like we ever get the WNBA or Euro stand out players is it, what we get is their bench players at best.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This ^^^ alleluia I couldn't have said it better

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Anonymous  
Last month

The talent is bad from 5-12.
It'll be 10 years before teams go 8-10 deep.

The frontcourt stocks are so thin, it’s a real problem for Australia.


Having 2 imports next year will help bridge the gap.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Quite a few missing...

Post
Hannan
Smith
Hodges
Bishop

Forward
Allen
Planeta
Allen

Guard
D'Angelo
Cann
Cocks
Wilson
Romeo

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kunek

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Anonymous  
Last month

Post
6'4 Hannan
6’4 Smith
6’3 Hodges
6’3 Bishop
6’3 Allen
6’2 Planeta

Forward
6’2 Kunek
6’2 Allen

Guard
5’11 D'Angelo
5’10 Cann
5’9 Cocks
5’7 Wilson
5’5 Romeo

Lots of players missing from last year, players from the end of the bench + college freshman.

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X  
Last month

Ignorant post Anon. Tell me which Australian has come into the league who is as good as Kia Nurse, a WNBA all-star? Or Mercedes Russell, a key rotation player for the WNBA champs?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Next year u probably bring in to wnbl

Mangakahia
Bibby
Reed(nz)
Dufficy
Anastasieska

Maybe another 2 from college..

Once again not alot and no frontcourt players.

To have only 4-6 players pushing for wnbl contracts is a long way off from where it needs to be.

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Anon  
Last month

Ignorant post Anon. Tell me which Australian has come into the league who is as good as Kia Nurse, a WNBA all-star? Or Mercedes Russell, a key rotation player for the WNBA champs?

Cambage replaces Mercedes Russel, in fact no comparison, Cambage is streets ahead and a world all star,
Kia Nurse. certainly a great player, but with her gone, more time for Griffin, Steph Blicavs, back in the league, and certainly plenty of other good strong players with more opportunities .


^^ not sure where you getting those heights from, but de Angelo isn't 5’11 haha

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koberulz  
Last month

As someone who has Foxtel, having to additionally shell out for Kayo at $25 a month doesn't seem particularly reasonable.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dangelo is 5'11 - 5’10

https://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Chelsea-DAngelo/Australia/Nunawading-Spectres/435613

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Anonymous  
Last month

"As someone who has Foxtel, having to additionally shell out for Kayo at $25 a month doesn't seem particularly reasonable."

I thought they have the same content

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Anonymous  
Last month

Does this bode well for a nbl tv deal?

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Anonymous  
Last month

#998 Kayo and Foxtel have mostly the same content except for some domestic cricket on Kayo that's also on the Cricket Australia app and ad-free channel 7 AFL games that are available on satellite Foxtel.

I think it's only ever been the WNBL and the FIBA World Cup last year that Kayo has had as exclusives, which is bloody annoying to people who pay more for Foxtel sports.

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koberulz  
Last month

Does this bode well for a nbl tv deal?
It's vastly worse than any TV deal the NBL has had under LK, so no.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The NBL did have a 2 year deal (until the end of the 20/21 season) with ESPN and SBS but who knows anymore. The NBL also had a 3 year deal with Nine that ended after 1 year because the Fox Sports deal fell through.

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KET  
Earlier this month

Foxtel essentially got NBL free via ESPN which saved them what little money NBL cost them via Foxsports

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