What we’re covering in the coming months

Here’s what we’re planning to cover until September

February 10

Leongatha and District CA B Grade Div 1: MDU v Wonthaggi Workmens

February 17

Leongatha and District CA A Grade Div 2: MDU v Foster

February 25

Queensland Premier Grade Div 1: Sunshine Coast v Ipswich Logan

Sunshine Coast CA Div 2B: Maroochydore v Tewantin Noosa

Other grades might be done as well.

March 3

Sunshine Coast CA Div 2B: Maroochydore v Tewantin Noosa

Other grades might be done as well.

March 10 and 11

Sunshine Coast CA semi finals

March 17, 18 and 24

Sunshine Coast CA Grand Finals

April through September

Sunshine Coast Rugby Union A and Reserve grades. Dates to be confirmed.

We may also cover any of the AFL Gippsland leagues as well. We’ll confirm closer to the dates.

2018/19 Sunshine Coast CA Twenty20 to be confirmed.

Network Ten in voluntary administration, what of the regional affiliations?

Hi all

As you may have seen reported in the news Network Ten has gone into voluntary administration. The Network has a $200 million loan that will no longer be garenteed by two of it’s share holders.

What does this mean for it’s regional affiliates?

There are reports that Ten plans to operate as normally as possible. If this occurs, not much will change for the affiliates – Win and TDT Tasmania. If not, Win will have to find another source of programming. TDT is also affiliated with Seven so it may ditch the Ten affiliation altogether.

Could we see more local sport on TV?

Win currently broadcasts a local news bulletins into each of it’s coverage areas. It also produces a national news bulletin with stories from the local bulletins.

As you can imagine I’m in two minds on this. It’s clearly a bad thing as people may lose their jobs. But it also put’s me in a position where I may be supplying content to Win. If I had it my way, the employees of Ten would keep their jobs and I would be supplying programming to Win.

If you’ve read the last paragraph and gone ‘what the?’ I produce sports coverage over on the PattmanSport Youtube channel. This includes the above video.

Ten says it’s well on it’s way to raising the money through reduced broadcast licence fees and cheaper content deals. It may survive this, it may not.