First OB broadcast for ABC Offsiders

With bushfires in South Australia, Offsider's very first OB broadcast very nearly didn't happen.


Yesterday ABC’s Offsiders had its very first outside broadcast for the Adelaide day-night cricket test.

It was was only given the final nod on Friday when production equipment and the satellite truck was freed up following the Adelaide fires. Notably, some ABC staffers had also been busy defending their homes.

Producer Kate Tozer tells TV Tonight, the event was a success for the show’s small budget show and sets a precedent for outside broadcasts in the future.

Offsiders often falls under the radar but we’ve enjoyed ratings growth in excess of 20% over the past year and are about to celebrate our 10th season on air,” she said.

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  1. The AFL half hour left one AFL state for another amazing, did they find time to say anything about AFL for 25 min as that is about all they talk about,other sport gets 5 min if they are lucky

    1. I think you must have watched it, oh, about once. Quite often they lead with ARL, union, racing, cricket or other sports. Obviously if there’s been a big story about AFL they will spend time on it, but the same goes for big stories in other sport too.

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