SBS TV is the Official Broadcaster of the 2009 Ashes Series in July/August and the 7 match Australia vs England One Day International series.
SBS TV Coverage of the 2009 Ashes Test Series started on Wednesday 8 July from Sophia Gardens, Cardiff at 730pm (AEST) on SBS ONE. All SBS coverage will be live and also available in High Definition on the SBS HD digital tv channel.
Expert analysis of the Ashes on SBS TV will be provided by former Australian test cricketers Stuart MacGill, Greg Matthews and Damien Martyn for the entire npower Ashes Test Series and One Day International series with on the ground interviews in the UK by Rodney Hogg who played for Australia during the late 70’s/mid-80’s.
The video and audio live commentary feed will be taken from England’s Sky Sports, whose team includes Shane Warne, Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Atherton and Michael Holding.
The SBS Ashes television broadcast will include:
- LIVE coverage from 730pm (AEST) on SBS ONE for all the test matches.
- 15min morning updates at 7am on SBS ONE
- A 1 hour daily highlights package of the previous days play on SBS ONE at 5pm for Tests 1 & 2, from 530pm for tests 3-5.
Unlike previous Ashes series SBS won’t need to cut away from the cricket because the Tour de France will be shown on the digital TV SBS TWO channel.
Radio Coverage of the Ashes
ABC Radio Sport’s Jim Maxwell will join the BBC’s “Test match Special” commentary team of Jonathan Agnew, Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Henry Blofeld with additional expert commentary from former Australian captain Ian Chappell and 71-Test veteran Jason Gillespie.
Cricket fans in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth can also tune in via digital radio for full uninterrupted Ashes coverage on a special ABC Radio Grandstand Ashes channel
Foxtel Coverage of The Ashes
FoxSports will broadcast the same Sky Sports UK footage as SBS TV but with their own local hosts and expert commentators including former Australian cricketers Allan Border, Mark Waugh, Brendon Julian, Greg Blewett and Damien Fleming.
One Day International Series after the Ashes
As the 2009 Ashes Series concludes the Aussie and English cricketers have swapped their whites for their coloured uniform as the 2009 NatWest Series One Day International gets underway on SBS ONE live from The Oval, London on Friday, 4 September.
Join host Stuart MacGill and his co-presenters Greg Matthews and Damien Martyn and Rodney Hogg on the ground in England. Seven matches will be played as follows:
- 4 September 2009 1st ODI at The Oval from 945pm
- 6 September 2009 2nd ODI at Lords from 7pm
- 9 September 2009 3rd ODI at Rose Bowl from 1110pm
- 12 September 2009 4th ODI at Lords from 7pm
- 15 September 2009 5th ODI at Trent Bridge from 11pm
- 17 September 2009 6th ODI at Trent Bridge from 11pm
- 20 September 2009 7th ODI at Chester-Le-Street
The Australian ODI squad consists of: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-capt), Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson and Cameron White