News Corp, Birmingham Commonwealth Games
News Corp Australia set up a Birmingham newsroom with 17 reporters, photographers, a digital editor and a graphic designer to deliver comprehensive and engaging Games coverage that reached 11.8 million people. This included live blogs, breaking news, gold medal alerts, a daily electronic newsletter and eight-page print lift out for national metro mastheads, and a 20-plus page digital-only magazine.
Seven Network, Birmingham Commonwealth Games
Across 11 days, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games captivated the nation’s attention with the Seven Network featuring Australia’s most loved medal events in prime time on up to 30 dedicated free-to-air, live and replay channels across Seven and 7plus. Seven’s coverage of the most inclusive and diverse Games in the event’s history reached 15 million people nationally across metro, regional and digital platforms.
Fox Sports, The Ashes
Broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition, Fox Cricket delivered the highest quality cricket footage ever seen in Australia. Innovations such as the Fox Rover and Flying Fox along with unrivalled player access contributed to the world-class broadcast while the Kayo streaming service offered fans Live Multi-View of additional cameras including the Flying Fox Spider Cam and Stump Cam. The Ashes was the most-watched Test series on subscription television.
SBS, Tour de France (Femmes and Hommes)
Back on the ground for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, the SBS multiplatform coverage of the Tour de France, and the first broadcast of the Tour de France Femmes, expanded on decades of cycling coverage excellence. The SBS coverage was produced for the first time with a dedicated outside broadcast unit on location at the stage finish positions. Internationally, SBS was recognised for dedicating equal resources to broadcast the women’s event as the men’s.
Seven Network, Beijing Winter Olympic Games
The Seven Network assembled a world-class Olympic Winter Games commentary team that anchored an exhilarating 17 days of astonishing sporting feats on snow and ice. Up to 20 dedicated live channels across Seven and 7plus, the coverage delivered record-breaking digital audiences on 7plus and reached a national audience of 12.5 million viewers for its linear broadcast on Channel 7, 7mate and 7two.