It appears that ONE have taken a leaf out of Seven/7mate’s book with the AFL this Saturday September 17, between West Coast and Carlton airing live on ONE in Sydney. Other markets will see the match live on Ten, while in Sydney it airs later in the night on the main channel.
The move is no doubt in response to the Sydney Swans being in the finals this year, and the likelihood of Sydney fans wanting to see how the other games pan out.
Seven have frequently used 7mate to air AFL games, and so far, have done so in Sydney and Brisbane for Friday night finals games. Although this Firday night (September 16), the Sydney vs Hawthorn game will also air live into Sydney, with only Brisbane having it live on 7mate.
And before anyone asks, the AFL on ONE in Sydney, like is the case when 7mate airs games, is NOT in HD.
Now what did Ten/ONE do with all their HD gear that they used to use for HD broadcasts of AFL?
This leads me to the next post…