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SportWhat fans are thinking about day one of Channel Seven and Fox Cricket's Test coverage

07:20  06 december  2018
07:20  06 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Australian cricket underwent its biggest media shake-up in 40 years in April when Fox Sports and Seven signed a joint $ 1 .182 billion broadcast Delany said Gilchrist will set new and elite standards. “Gilly is one of the most loved cricketers of all time. He will lead the Fox Cricket coverage working

What fans are thinking about day one of Channel Seven and Fox Cricket's Test coverage © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

With Channel Nine not broadcasting the Australian summer of cricket for the first time in 40 years, Fox Cricket and Channel Seven are locked in a battle to win fans' viewership.

And early opinions are well and truly split on day one of Australia's Test series against India, as both networks came in for their share of praise and criticism.

The morning got off to a terrible start for Seven – the free-to-air channel somehow failed to fully capture the all-important coin toss, much to the annoyance of those watching.

The coverage didn't get much better as proceedings progressed, according to some in the Twittersphere.

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AUSTRALIAN cricket fans are set for a brave new world in cricket coverage after Foxtel’ s CEO Channel Seven ’ s Tim Worner said his phone “has been going off the hook with people who see Every home Test and women’ s international will also be simulcast on Fox Sports and on free-to- air

Men' s Tests in Australia will now be shown on two broadcast channels , with Seven and Fox Sports buying the rights for the next six years. Fox Sports have secured exclusive rights to broadcast Australia' s home one - day internationals and T20 internationals, meaning these matches will not be

But others commended Seven for its diverse commentary line-up and clean-cut graphics.

Meanwhile, Fox Cricket won compliments on the almost all aspects of its HD coverage with no ad-breaks.

Still, the pay-TV network wasn't exempt from haters, with many social media users believing Fox's all-star call team – headlined by Adam Gilchirst, Shane Warne and Kerry O'Keefee – was too chatty.

Scroll down to see what fans' initial thoughts of the two networks' coverage.

Cricket being on Channel 7 instead of 9 is making me so uncomfortable

— Ⓒ Ⓞ Ⓡ Ⓔ Ⓨ Ⓙ Ⓐ Ⓒ Ⓚ Ⓢ Ⓞ Ⓝ (@cxreyjacksxn)December 6,2018 Cricket being on Channel 7 instead of 9 is making me so uncomfortable

Channel 7 cricket coverage is trash.#AUSvsIND—Tish Karunarathna(@TishKaru)December 6, 2018

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Fox Cricket is an Australian subscription television channel dedicated to screening cricket (both domestic and international) matches and related programming.

Seven and Fox Cricket were always going to be judged harshly as they found their feet and This is Channel 7 launching into cricket . Now just picture what you will. We’ve got Ricky Ponting, Glenn I want you to listen and think of that last song and think about this one because if this doesn’t get you

Watching the first cricket test on channel 7. The graphics are superp - clear, beautifully designed, classic typeface. Well done.

—Peter Donoughue (@peterdonoughue)December 6, 2018

So nice to have some new commentary and fresh faces finally... thanks channel 7 #channel7#AUSvIND#cricket— Adam Webster (@Websteradam23)December 6, 2018

Cricket being on Channel 7 instead of 9 is making me so uncomfortable

Perth planning Boxing Day or New Year's Test poach.
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