EXCLUSIVE: It’s the news Sports fans have been waiting for.
Seven will screen Olympics coverage in High Definition in all 5 metro cities, including Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Currently screening HD content on Channel 70, Seven’s playout differs according to statelines.
In Melbourne & Adelaide Ch.70 mirrors the primary channel, but in Sydney, Brisbane & Perth it is a 7mate signal -due to Seven’s AFL commitments.
For the duration of the games, Ch 70 will mirror the primary channel in all 5 cities, meaning premium events will be in HD.
“It will be the Seven channel nationally,” Head of Sport Saul Shtein confirmed to TV Tonight.
“When we have something like the Olympics, we’ll flick it across.”
The change is expected to take effect from midnight on Friday, August 5, just ahead of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday morning.
It is planned to continue for the duration of the Games before reverting to the current split market programming at midnight on Monday, August 22.