Monday, February 23, 2009

Not the one

The head of SBS has told a senate estimates hearing it will pay back a $15-million loan to broadcast the Ashes over the next five years.
SBS secured the rights to the cricket series to be held later this year, to ensure it can be viewed on free-to-air television.
But the broadcaster does not have the cash to pay for the rights up-front.

The most important fact that can be gleamed from this information is that SBS showing the cricket means Channel 9 won't be.

Praise be to Sehwag!

Hell, I'd pass the hat around to raise $15 million for this cause.

I wonder, seeing as they're doing it on the cheap, if they are looking for commentators.

Will commentate for seat in media spaceship. And food. And an audience with Michael Vaughan Brendon McCullum Mitchell Johnson. And one photo with a Baggy Green.

Deal?

7 comments:

Rob said...

So, did Channel 9 do the coverage in 2005? Didn't they take the host broadcaster's feed (Ch 4)?

Oomby Dave said...

Miss Field do you know all the field positions?

miriam said...

I'll do it, but I can undercut miss field's offer - I don't require a photo with a baggy green. I know all the positions.

David Barry said...

SBS did the coverage in 2005 and used the host broadcaster's feed, with a couple of Australians doing analysis in the studio pre-game and in the lunch/tea breaks.

Ben said...

Giggles at Miriam's last sentence.

Ben said...

Btw Miss Field, for a limited time you can have your very own ceramic Baggy Green. All yours for the special price of 3 x $69.95 plus p&h, but ring now to avoid disappointment. (incidentally for this post the word I had to type in for word verification was 'juggess')

Yasmeen Kalverts said...

"The most important fact that can be gleamed from this information is that SBS showing the cricket means Channel 9 won't be."

The word you're lookling for is "gleaned"..

Oomby :- Yea she does know them all!! And I do too!!

Oomby, have YOU heard of "long stop"??