Details of next ANZP broadcast deal – Season cut to 10 rounds

Details of next ANZP broadcast deal – Season cut to 10 rounds2024-05-14T14:03:12+10:00
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  • Avatar photoIan Harkin
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        Baller
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          This article seems to be a big hint towards other possible changes coming sooner than expected.

          mcleod
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            So 5 teams will be only playing professional Netball for 10 weeks,
            Those that are not contracted Silver Ferns, I see the skill level going backwards further.
            Come 2026 I also see 3 but more likely just 2 NZ teams in the SSN.

            Kerryn
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              Still 6 teams mcLeod

              Hopefully there is more emphasis on nnl, and back on age groups, and nationals

              Avatar photoIan Harkin
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                I mentioned this elsewhere. 20 years ago, NZ netball was very strong, and back then 8 teams played each other just once, so the whole comp was just 7 rounds plus finals.

                WeWood
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                  Regardless of a reduced deal/what 2026 looks like I think a double, not a triple round is a good thing.

                  Maybe this is just me, but has anyone noticed subtle changes like the players being announced on to the court in the dark. Like they’re taking cues from the SSN. Maybe it was Week 2 but even the commentators noted the ‘changes’.

                  Will be interested to see if another SSN innovation – the two-point shot – makes it way into ANZP next year.

                  Baller
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                    These changes are purposeful and I want to find out why.

                    Free to air hopefully will generate more interest and as they say make our stars household names again.

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                      mcleod
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                        TVNZ have done a good job of covering Cricket this year, so I’m sure they will be fine with Netball,
                        just get decent commentators, as the current sky selection is getting worse and worse.

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                          Interesting that Wyllie won’t divulge if they’ve taken a hit revenue wise on the broadcasting deal.

                          She doesn’t get it. To grow the viewer audience they need to introduce the two point shot. Not many male sports viewers are going to watch nz netball in its current form even if it’s free on tvnz on Saturdays. It’s too whistle laden and slow. I don’t notice the umpires as much when watching the SSN compared to watching the nz games,

                          That’s going to be interesting to see how NNZ produce the content for the Saturday game. I don’t expect it will be as good as what Sky do now. Although I’ve got sick of some of the commentators like adine Wilson.

                          Seems like Sky are just keeping their foot in the door whilst NNZ sort out details with the SSN.

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                          mcleod
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                            Slow and whistle laden, hmmmmm sounds just like the game blokes watch. RUGBY……

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