FOX Sports & Kayo Sports today unveiled presenters and player ambassadors for the upcoming Super Netball season.
Foxtel Group, which has previously received government funding to promote women’s sport, will screen every match live, ad break free during play.
Coverage will be led by Hannah Hollis with commentators Bianca Chatfield, Catherine Cox, Laura Geitz, Sharni Norder, Madison Browne, Caitlin Thwaites and Caitlin Bassett. Player ambassadors Liz Watson, Gretel Bueta and Paige Hadley will add on-court insights throughout the season.
Two new shows, Centre Circle hosted by Hannah Hollis and live shot Pivot were also announced.
FOX Sports Executive Director, Steve Crawley, said: “Netball has been part of our lives and now we get the chance to showcase the game for the first time in prime time. We have worked hard on innovations to bring the feel and sound of the game to life. It’s a challenge everyone at FOX Sports is up for.”
Every game of the Super Netball season on Sundays, as well as the Finals and Grand Final, will stream on Kayo Freebies.
Kayo Sports Chief Executive Officer Julian Ogrin said: “For the growing number of Aussie fans that want to stream their sport, every single game of the SSN league will be live on Kayo this year. In addition, Kayo will make this fast-growing sport even more accessible by delivering key games on Kayo Freebies every week.”
Visibility of women’s sport has never been stronger with Foxtel Group providing a platform of 2.4 million subscribers across Foxtel and Kayo to watch women compete across 19 different codes. This unrivalled breadth of coverage continues to expand with Foxtel and Kayo recently committing to show every game of the WBBL, WNBL and now Suncorp Super Netball season.
Netball Australia, Super Netball League Commission and Foxtel Group last year announced a ground-breaking five-year broadcast and digital rights partnership, which will see every Suncorp Super Netball game aired live and ad-break free during play on Foxtel and Kayo.
The deal, which runs from 2022 to 2026, will ensure the sport’s elite competition remains accessible to Australia’s large netball fanbase, cementing the code as the country’s top female team participation sport.
Round One of the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball season begins on Saturday, March 26 when the Thunderbirds take on the Magpies.