2015 Ashes: guide

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Nine / GEM will broadcast The 2015 Ashes Live and exclusive from the United Kingdom from July 8th.

Commentators will include Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Michael Slater, Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Michael Vaughan and David “Bumble” Lloyd.

This winter catch every ball, every run and every wicket in one of the most intense and enduring sporting rivalries of all time when The Ashes, live in prime time, screen on free-to-air television and in high definition on GEM.

The Nine Network’s live broadcast of Australia’s tour of England will include The Ashes Test Series, one Twenty20 International and the One Day International Series between Australia and England. Nine’s expert commentary team will feature Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Michael Slater, Shane Warne, Brett Lee, Michael Vaughan and David “Bumble” Lloyd.

“There is always something extra special about an Ashes series in England,” said Brad McNamara, Nine’s Executive Producer of Cricket.

“We’re thrilled to be going back to the UK with our own expert team covering The Ashes for the first time since 1977.”

To complement Nine’s comprehensive broadcast, Wide World of Sports will have Live updates across its social media channels – giving cricket fans behind-the-scenes access and exclusive match information throughout the exhilarating 2015 winter cricket campaign.

The 2015 Ashes
Wed 8 July – Sun 12 July
7.30pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England
SWALEC, Cardiff

Thu 16 July 7.30pm AEST on GEM
Fri 17 July 7.30pm AEST on GEM (Vic, SA & WA on Nine)
Sat 18 July 7.30pm AEST on NINE
Sun 19 July 7.30pm AEST on GEM
Mon 20 July 7.30pm AEST ON GEM
Australia v England
Lord’s

Wed 29 July – Sun 2 Aug
7.30pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England
Edgbaston

Thu 6 Aug – Mon 10 Aug
7.30pm AEDT on GEM
Australia v England
Trent Bridge

Thu 20 Aug – Mon 24 Aug
7.30pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England
The Oval

Twenty20 International
Tue 1 Aug
12am AEST on GEM
Australia v England

One Day International Series
Thu 3 Sept
10.30pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England

Sat 5 Sept
7.00pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England

Tue 8 Sept
10.30pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England

Fri 11 Sept
7.00pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England

Sun 13 Sept
7.00pm AEST on GEM
Australia v England

NB: Broadcast date/times are subject to change.

21 Comments:

  1. So after high quality HD broadcast for the last few Ashes, we now get this low bitrate, low resolution garbage? Awesome
    What’s different about July 17 and 18?

    • Totally agree Dr_Rudi, but I haven’t watched cricket on nine since the Indians played us at the Gabba, about 3 or 4 years ago, too much chat, far too much

    • Agree. I don’t understand the fascination of the various broadcasters in hiring ex players to perform a role they are not trained to do or have the skill for. If there was an option to listen to the game without any commentary for a fee, I’d gladly pay the fee! That goes for the AFL too.

  2. It would have been good if 9 offered an online streaming option (not sure if they have the online rights) of the ashes just like 7 are offering for the tennis at Wimbledon at the moment.

    • @tvf: the streaming option is available via Cricket Australia app and website, but you need to buy a Live Pass from the CA website (via the link on the top right corner of the homepage). It costs $4.99 for a day pass or $29.99 for a 365 pass.

        • Not sure, haven’t tried the Live Pass at all. However I hear the live streaming of Big Bash League on the CA website has no commentary.

      • Had a quick look at the live pass and its appears only offer a streaming service for matches that are already available on free to air. I’m not sure I like the idea of having to pay for streaming of matches that are already available on free to air when say 7 offers live streaming for free for Wimbledon and Australian Open tennis. I didn’t find the cricket Australia website that user friendly when trying to find information on items such as radio coverage of the ashes. Is there is any radio coverage of the ashes in Australia? Its also a shame that cricket australia doesn’t support windows phone with an app.

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