It's not the top rung though. It's the channel people put on if there's nothing live or good on the other 7 Fox Sports channels (to say nothing of ESPN and beIN etc or Seven/Nine/Ten). Part of that problem is the people who could make it a big deal work for radio or what's left of newspapers during the week. University graduates are on Fox Sports News because they're cheap.
There's an article in the Daily Telegraph saying things aren't as rosy for Mel McLaughlin at channel 7 as she and they would have hoped. I don't think she would have burned any bridges at Fox Sports when she left them in 2013, so hopefully they bring her back to the fold even if it's just to read the news. She's much better than the majority of those who read the news currently. Megan Barnard, Bill Woods, Daniel Garb and Louise Ransome are the only who are any good, Mel joining them could only be a good thing. The only downside is that Mel would want Tara's job presenting the football/soccer.
Yet Foxtel have done away with Eurosportsnews but they are not bothering to run any of their stuff which if they did for 5 minutes an hour or even for 30 minutes a day would overcome their lack of real sports coverage beside the major footy codes.
Rugby or rugby league?
You’re right people will switch when other footy codes come on.
When league is mentioned you can see the desk rise with their collective boners. Of course being based in Sydney all content and shows are skewed towards nsw. When everitt was a swan he was in weekly. Now?
I used to be able to go to sky news multiview and see individual sports stories that I could read at any time. There was even a way to scroll through different sports and select the stories/tables etc. Now that has been dumped and viewers are directed to FSN instead which means that if you are interested in a particular story you will have to watch FSN all day on the off chance that they might cover that story. Thank goodness for the internet.
I enjoyed Katherine Loughnan and Jim Callinan's chat to Robert Craddock today. If i wasn't a cricket fan, I'd feel a tad annoyed at the coverage given to the ball tampering saga. Enormous story but there were no, or very few updates on the overnight NRL, AFL, super rugby etc. A separate Fox Sports News channel would have come in handy today.