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Australian Open 2012: guide

Updated: Next month Seven uses both primary and multichannels to deliver most of the Aussie Open live to most cities.

The Australian Open returns to Seven on January 16th.

Seven will start its primetime coverage at 7pm each night in week one, and 7.30pm in week two. Many matches in will be live on either Seven or 7TWO.

Correction: In cities such as Perth viewers will have the choice of either live on 7TWO or replayed on Seven.

In addition Seven will broadcast the Brisbane International and APIA International in Sydney, as well as the AAMI Kooyong Classic in Melbourne all on 7TWO.

Seven’s “summer of tennis” will be headed by Johanna Griggs, Matt White and Hamish McLachlan with Bruce McAvaney in the commentary chair and commentary from Jim Courier, John Newcombe and former Sam Smith.

Joining them in the Channel 7 commentary box will be Todd Woodbridge, Henri Leconte, Nicole Bradtke, Rennae Stubbs, Sandy Roberts, John Fitzgerald, Roger Rasheed, Allan Stone, Geoff Masters and Kerryn Pratt.

Lleyton Hewitt also returns to commentate the 2012 Australian Open.

MONDAY JANUARY 16 – FRIDAY JANUARY 20
11am – 6pm LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne on Channel 7
10am – 6pm LIVE in Brisbane on Channel 7
10.30am – 6pm LIVE in Adelaide on Channel 7
8am – 6pm LIVE in Perth on Channel 7
6pm – 7pm LIVE in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth LIVE on 7TWO
7pm – 12.30am COP LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne on Channel 7
7pm – 11.30pm COP in Brisbane on Channel 7
7pm – 12am COP in Adelaide on Channel 7
7pm – 9.30pm COP in Perth on Channel 7

SATURDAY JANUARY 21 & SUNDAY JANUARY 22
11am – 6pm LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne on Channel 7
10am – 6pm LIVE in Brisbane on Channel 7
10.30am – 6pm LIVE in Adelaide on Channel 7
8am – 6pm LIVE in Perth on Channel 7
6pm – 6.30pm LIVE in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth LIVE on 7TWO
6.30pm – 12.30am COP LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne on Channel 7
6.30pm – 11.30pm COP in Brisbane on Channel 7
6.30pm – 12pm COP in Adelaide on Channel 7
6.30pm – 9.30pm COP in Perth on Channel 7

MONDAY JANUARY 23 – THURSDAY JANUARY 26
11am – 6pm LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne on Channel 7
10am – 6pm LIVE in Brisbane on Channel 7
10.30am – 6pm LIVE in Adelaide on Channel 7
8am – 6pm LIVE in Perth on Channel 7
6pm – 7.30pm LIVE in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth LIVE on 7TWO
7.30pm – 12.30am COP LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne on Channel 7
7.30pm – 11.30pm COP in Brisbane on Channel 7
7.30pm – 12am COP in Adelaide on Channel 7
7.30pm – 9.30pm COP in Perth on Channel 7

FRIDAY JANUARY 27
3pm – 6pm LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne
2pm – 6pm LIVE in Brisbane
2.30pm – 6pm LIVE in Adelaide
12pm – 6pm LIVE in Perth
6pm – 7.30pm LIVE in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth LIVE on 7TWO
7.30pm – 10.30pm LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne
7.30pm – 9.30pm in Brisbane
7.30pm – 10pm in Adelaide
7.30pm – 7.30pm in Perth

SATURDAY JANUARY 28 (WOMEN’S FINAL)
6.30pm – 10.30pm COP LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne
6.30pm – 9.30pm COP LIVE in Brisbane
7pm – 10pm COP LIVE in Adelaide
4.30pm – 7.30pm COP in Perth

SUNDAY JANUARY 29 (MEN’S FINAL)
4pm – 6pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm COP LIVE in Sydney and Melbourne
3pm – 5pm, 6.30pm 10.30pm COP LIVE in Brisbane
3.30pm – 5.30pm, 7pm – 10pm COP LIVE in Adelaide
1pm – 3pm, 4.30pm – 7.30pm COP LIVE in Perth

COP = Close of Play

Update: Seven will continue to broadcast the AO in Perth until 9.30pm Live (unless play finishes before 9.30 local time.

49 Responses

  1. Dave WA- They go to 7TWO at 6pm AWST then they go back to Channel Seven once the News has finished plus Home and Away at about 7.30pm AWST as they continue the match that is already on 7TWO

  2. Sorry still confused! I guess we will find out in a few hours anyway, but hey:

    So for tonights evening session the times will be roughly at follow:
    16.00 (19.00 Melbourne) Federer v Kudryatsev
    18.30 (21.30 Melbourne) Wozniacki v Rodionova
    20.00 (23.00 Melbourne) Approx finish to evening session.

    So will this whole session be live in Perth on the following channels?

    16.00-18.00 Ch 7 Live
    18.00-19.00 7Two Live
    19.00-20.00 Ch 7 Live
    20.00-21.30 Ch 7 Replay of earlier games

    or are they going to stop the live evening session in the middle of the second match at the end of the 7Two broadcast and then effectively start the session again at 19.00 on Ch 7?!…which would be ridiculous.

    As I say..we will find out soon anyway. Thanks for your advice anyway…

  3. Sorry that comment has confused me again! Is the evening session going to be continued live on channel seven at 7pm in Perth from 7Two? i’m still at work..can someone tell me at 4pm here in Perth, is it showing the evening session live?!

  4. So just a confirmation please…

    The Australian Open will be Live in both night and day session across the country? Where Sydney and Melbourne will have the night session covered live on the main channel 7 network and other cities will have a live viewing of the night session on their 7TWO channel?

  5. Thank goodness for channel 7! They know how to show sport live! Probably another reason why they are So popular in the West. No way would Nine treat WA (and SA) viewers so well. Excellent to see! I’m looking forward to a long summer of tennis 😀

  6. Brilliant…thanks for the clarification. So basically completely live coverage everywhere when there is some to show. I agree with one comment that is surprising that when their coverage starts at 19.00 on Seven in Perth it will be already be 3 hours into the evening session..but thats fine….its all live!

  7. firstly, glad to see the Australian Open being shown live to Perth viewers.

    but wouldnt it make better sense to air live on 7TWO and delayed on Seven from 7.30pm – since for decades theyve been telling us some viewers like to see the whole match in primetime – or was that talk all just utter rubbish? plus switching channels for coverage gets a bit confusing and would rather see the whole game on one one channel.

  8. I have followed up further clarification regarding Perth broadcasts. Seven advises:

    Perth will return to Seven in all markets at 7pm Live.

    Typically Live play runs until at least 11.30pm EST or 8.30pm Perth time. Seven will continue to broadcast the AO in Perth until 9.30pm Live (unless play finishes before 9.30 local time, when we would show highlights).

    If Live play is still going post 9.30pm Perth time, we would continue to broadcast on Seven until the conclusion of Live play (eg Hewitt in round 1 last year finishing at 4am EST)

  9. Awesome, 30 minute delay into Adelaide at night. Just like every other bloody year. The only difference (which happened last year anyway) is that we don’t miss out on the afternoon match bring cut short by the news – something Channel Nein could learn a thing or two from with their cricket coverage.

  10. @Matt

    I see what you’re saying re finish times but if it’s live why does it only have it writen beside Sydney and Melbourne?

    All other capitals don’t have that. Maybe you’re right but I”m just going off that it only has live beside Syd and Melb for night sessions.

    Day sessions in all states have live written in, but not nights.

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