Improvements coming to Australian Open, AFL on Seven.

2013-10-24_1318As part of the Seven Upfronts there were two noteworthy improvements worth passing on to viewers.

Australian Open fans will be getting plenty of tennis via second screens next year. Bruce McAvaney told the Upfronts guests that Seven will give 8 different camera views on second screens next year, each with their own commentary.

That means you will be able to watch different matches as well as some backstage content.

Seven has also announced AFL coverage will begin on Friday nights from 7pm right around the country.

Of course the big question remains whether Seven sports will offer flagship events in HD instead of SD. There was no official announcement on that last night, but industry has been talking about change coming after digital switchover is complete, set for December.

9 Comments:

  1. AFL coverage will begin on Friday nights from 7pm right around the country.

    Big deal it says “Coverage” not the actual game start as for HD Seven still getting over the fact they had to change from b/w to color which they never got over …. sorry being a bit sarcastic

  2. I think the 7pm nationwide start is to counteract Fox Footy’s 7pm start.
    They already have a ‘preview’ show on Sat nights after the news, so why not Fri??
    Out of interest, with the push towards hour long news bulletins on Sat, any idea of the impact on 7’s Sat night footy coverage? Started at 6.30pm this year

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