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I wonder why some games are called from the studio rather than at the ground?

Discussion in 'Footy Fourth Estate' started by daniel anderson, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. daniel anderson

    daniel anderson Senior List

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    Why is it that MMM and AFL Nation call some matches from the studio instead of the ground, but ABC always does it from the ground?
     

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    ABC use mostly local crews to do the calls. Don't forget, there's always a few off air team members as well putting everything to air.

    Aussie rules would surely be quite difficult to call from a TV for radio broadcast. So much goes on behind and ahead of the play.
     
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  4. daniel anderson

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    ABC has a bit of an advantage- they can use local commentators for
    Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane matches; Alister Nicholson, Matt Clinch, Kelli Underwood and Joel Peterson call Melbourne and (I think)
    Sydney games. Occasionally someone like David Lithgow or Dury Forbes does a match at Hobart or Canberra. Charlie King has called a few matches in Darwin.
     
  5. daniel anderson

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    For example, Clint Wheeldon and Brett Sprigg cover WA matches, Quentin Hull covers Lions/Suns matches, Anthony Tucker covers Crows/Power matches,etc.
     
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    Reminds me of hearing about Alan McGilvray calling ashes tests played in England from the abc studios in Sydney. Back in early 30's i think. He would receive cables describing play ball by ball and would commentate from those cables. He used a pencil hitting the desk as sound effect of ball hitting bat and the abc had recordings of polite applause from the crowd.

    My we have come a long way in 80 years......or maybe not.
     
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    It's a bit of a joke to call AFL, of all sports, from a television screen.
     
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