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Netball is back, bigger and better than ever before in 2019

Entertainment

Posted on April 26, 2019

3 min read

The 2019 season of Suncorp Super Netball is back, and in its third year will take the action to more venues and regions than ever before. We’re excited to help bring the third year of Super Netball to more fans – and to hopefully break a couple of records along the way!

Up and running – and jumping and passing and blocking and shooting – for another year, the 2019 season will be played over 14 weeks beginning on 27th April, with all eight clubs playing each other once at home, and once away. A four-week hiatus will take place after Round 9 to allow for the 2019 Netball World Cup, before teams return to play out the final five rounds of the season. A three-week finals series will then follow, to be contested by the top four-ranked teams, with the Grand Final to be held on the 15th September.

Sound like a lot? You can keep up with everything through the Netball Live Official App, where you can stream every Suncorp Super Netball match, Australian based Diamond matches live, fast and data-free if you’re a Telstra mobile customer. You’ll also get live scores as well as player and team stats, full match replays and video highlights.

For anyone watching at home, we’ve got you covered too. There will be two matches each round live on Telstra TV through the Netball Live App, two more on Nine through live free-to-air TV on Telstra TV, and on-demand replays through both the Netball Live App and 9Now app – so even if you can’t cheer along live, you’ll be able to keep up with your favourite team.

The Netball Live App on Telstra TV includes the game-changing player profile feature, live stats to follow the action, videos on your favourite stars, as well as match highlights if you want to keep tabs on your team’s top competitors.

You’ll also be able to catch all the action of this year’s Netball World Cup on the 9Now app on Telstra TV when it airs from 12-21 July, with all Samsung Australian Diamonds matches broadcast live and every World Cup match accessible through 9Now.

The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball is also part of our upcoming super weekend of sports streaming – with the AFL, NRL, Hyundai A-League and Netball seasons overlapping for the first time since we added the A-League to our streaming offering last May.

Beginning with Wednesday’s match between Richmond and Melbourne in the AFL, and ending with the final match of the A-League home-and-away season between Perth and Wellington on Sunday the 28th, we will for the first time stream all four sports on one chock-a-block long weekend, and 26 matches with total plays across our four official apps expected to top 5 million.

In 2018, West Coast Fever took home the gong for the most streamed team on Telstra Live Pass, but even more impressive is the fact that each of the final six rounds before the finals series broke new audience records. Women’s sport is here to stay in Australia, and it’s only getting bigger and better.

We can’t wait for another blockbuster, record-breaking year for netball and women’s sport – bring it on!

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26 games, four sports, one massive week of streaming

Entertainment

Posted on April 24, 2019

4 min read

Our biggest ever year of sports streaming is off and running, and for the first time we have matches from the AFL, NRL, Netball and Hyundai A-League playing over one chock-a-block week of sporting goodness.

Until now, the AFL, NRL, Netball and Hyundai A-League seasons hadn’t overlapped, but with the commencement of the Suncorp Super Netball season this week, we finally have all four up and running (and jumping and kicking and passing!) thanks to Telstra Live Pass.

Beginning with Wednesday’s match between Richmond and Melbourne in the AFL, and ending with the final match of the A-League home-and-away season between Perth and Wellington on Sunday the 28th, Telstra will for the first time stream all four sports via the Live Pass and official apps. That’s a total of 26 matches, with total plays across our four official apps expected to top 5 million views.

Telstra TV customers who download the official Netball Live app have even more reason to celebrate, with two live and exclusive matches streamed each week from the Suncorp Super Netball series.

We all lead busy lives, so sometimes getting out to a game or gaining control of the family TV remote control can be pretty difficult, that’s why we’re committed to bringing you the very best of Australian sport live, fast, and data-free wherever you may be.

A wide brown land deserves a wide choice in sports, so if Australia’s premier men’s and women’s domestic football and netball on your mobile isn’t enough, then Kayo has you covered. Just tell Kayo your favourite teams and you’ll get a never-ending stream of live and on-demand action on any device in your house, and of course on Telstra TV. There’s over 50 sports including AFL, NRL, Cricket, Football, Rugby Union, Motorsports, Basketball, Tennis and much more live or on-demand.

Exclusive to Telstra, you can even get up close and personal with your favourite sports with 2 months of Kayo Basic for just $5.* If you’re an existing Telstra customer, you can add it to your Telstra bill.

Throughout this year, every match of the AFL Premiership, Hyundai A-League, Suncorp Super Netball Series and NRL Telstra Premiership (excluding Grand Final) plus a number of other selected tournaments and matches will be streamed on the sporting apps over our network for those with a Live Pass subscription, giving you access to an unprecedented number of premier men’s and women’s international and domestic sport.

Last year, we streamed 670 matches to fans hungry to keep on top of the action; this year, we plan on bringing fans around 850 matches. You’re welcome – just don’t forget to charge your phone!

Since 2012, we’ve used world-class technology to go beyond just sponsorship, streaming our first ever match over Australia’s largest mobile network to become a genuine technology partner of the AFL, NRL, Netball Australia, and Football Federation Australia – and we streamed over 700 million minutes of sport during the 2018 season.

Eligible Telstra customers can use the official mobile apps of the AFL, NRL, Netball Australia and FFA to stream their favourite matches live, fast and data-free, unlocking $329 in value from their service. Non-Telstra customers can still get in on the action, with a number of subscriptions beginning at $2.99 a week, and other options available for monthly or annual passes.

We know that the thrill of cheering on from the stands can’t be replicated, too; that’s why with Telstra Thanks, we give customers access to discounted tickets to all these sports, from as little as $8 for juniors and $20 for adults, with other offers available from time to time like 2 for 1 tickets.

If you’re looking for something to do with friends or family this week, we have 26 reasons why you should choose to watch Australia’s best athletes, with thanks to Australia’s best network. If that doesn’t fill up time over the Easter break, then we don’t know what will.

* Monthly subscription, $25/mth after offer period.

West Coast Fever the most streamed team on Telstra Live Pass

Entertainment

Posted on August 17, 2018

3 min read




The Suncorp Super Netball season has reached the business end of the season, and audiences watching via the Telstra Live Pass continue to grow as the action on court heats up.

If you suspected that enthusiasm for the series had reached fever pitch, then you’d be right in more ways than one – with the West Coast Fever claiming the honour of being the most streamed team of the year.

The Fever can add this distinction to the news that following their six-goal victory over the Giants they will host this season’s Grand Final – meeting either the Sunshine Coast Lightning, or the Giants once again.

In the final six rounds ahead of the commencement of the finals series, the Netball Live app experienced six consecutive new audience records, proving that women’s sport has the ability to draw audiences live, on mobile.

As well as being the most streamed team over the year, the Fever v Giants encounter in the final round of the regular season claimed the record as the most streamed match of Suncorp Super Netball, ever.

While the Giants triumphed there, it was the Fever who turned the tables on the Giants last weekend to earn direct qualification to the biggest game of the year.

With just two matches left to play in season 2018, fans won’t want to miss a minute of the action of the preliminary final between the Giants and Lightning this Saturday at 1.10pm, with the winner earning the right to take on the Fever for the biggest prize in Australian Netball.

Suncorp Super Netball ‘Most Streamed Team’ 

West Coast Fever – 3.9m total minutes viewed and 338k plays 

Telstra Live Pass ‘Most Streamed’ Match of the Year 

4 August 2018 – Round 14 – GIANTS vs West Coast Fever 

‘Most Streamed’ Matches’ by club 

  • West Coast Fever vs GIANTS – 4 August 2018 – Round 14 
  • GIANTS vs West Coast Fever – 4 August 2018 – Round 14 
  • Thunderbirds vs Swifts – 3 August 2018 – Round 14 
  • Swifts vs Firebirds – 29 April 2018 – Round 1 
  • Firebirds vs Fever – 21 July 2018 – Round 12 
  • Magpies vs GIANTS – 29 July – Round 13 
  • Vixens vs Fever – 28 July 2018 – Round 13 
  • Lightning vs Fever – 7 July – Round 10 

Catch every game live, only with Telstra

As the best netballers in the world converge on Australia from April to August, Telstra mobile customers can stream every game live, fast and data-free through the Netball Live Official App which is available in the Apple and Google Play Stores. 

Growing this elite sport in Australia

At Telstra, we’re proud of our association with Suncorp Super Netball and our ability to bring this exciting competition to fans. Netball is the most popular team sport for women and girls, Netball Australia reports. The most recent annual snapshot shows 563,000 women and 324,000 girls, not counting girls playing school netball, played netball in the course of the year. 

We are providing netball fans with more reasons to interact with their favourite sport as part of our commitment to creating new and better ways for fans to connect with netball. By broadcasting to an engaged audience of fans across Australia we are helping Suncorp Super Netball get the exposure it deserves attracting even more sponsorship and funding in order for the game and the athletes to thrive. 

Find out how you can catch every game of Suncorp Super Netball live.  

What the Suncorp Super Netball captains are streaming on Telstra TV

Entertainment

Posted on May 11, 2018

3 min read

We recently celebrated the return of Suncorp Super Netball for 2018, and the fact that Telstra TV customers can catch every game live. We also asked the team captains what they’re currently streaming on their Telstra TVs (aside from the netball, of course).

Here’s what some of the world’s top sportswomen are currently chilling out to after training, and you can watch of all this tonight on your Telstra TV.

Gabi Simpson, Queensland Firebirds & Courtney Bruce, West Coast Fever

UnReal (Stan)

UnReal - Stan - Telstra TV

A popular one with the captains at the moment, UnReal peels back the veneer of a not-so-realistic reality dating show to reveal how unreal they really are. Every character is manipulative. Every character is self-centred Every character will stop at nothing to get what they want.  While Courtney Bruce admits the show is a bit dark, she’s hooked nonetheless, “there’s a little bit going on in there. A lot going on actually!” she says.

Madi Robinson, Collingwood Magpies

Riverdale (Netflix)

Riverdale - Netflix - Telstra TV

This addictive teen drama series based on the characters of Archie Comics, has Madi Robinson sometimes questioning what she’s even watching. Nevertheless, she hasn’t missed an episode of the action at Riverdale High which she says has “taken a very dark turn” in the final episode of Season 2.

Geva Mentor, Sunshine Coast Lightning

Legion (Foxtel Now)

Legion - Foxtel Now - Telstra TV

And it seems that comic book adaptations are popular with our netballers. Geva Mentor is currently right into Legion, which is from the Marvel series, and tells the story of schizophrenic David Haller who has struggled with mental illness since he was a child. Now in his 30s, he spends his days in the structured routine of a psychiatric hospital, when an encounter with a beautiful new patient raises the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees – might actually be real.

Kim Green, Giants

Bachelor in Paradise (tenplay)

Bachelor in Paradise - tenplay - Telstra TV

On the rare occasion Kim takes time out to chill out and watch some TV, her current show of choice is Bachelor in Paradise. This elimination-style reality competition TV series follows former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants on their second chance quest to find true love.

Abbey McCulloch, Sydney Swifts

Californication (Stan)

Californication - Stan - Telstra TV

Even 11 years after the first episode aired, this one continues to win viewers over with its seven seasons of novelist Hank Moody’s self-destruction.  Abbey McCulloch is currently deep in the shambles that is Hank’s life, after he moves from New York to California and suffers from writers block. His career is on the brink and he just can’t stop yielding to every temptation.

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Sit back because Suncorp Super Netball is back

Entertainment

Posted on April 27, 2018

3 min read

Netball is back on our screens from tomorrow, and this week we chatted to the team captains about how pumped they are for season two, as the league pursues its goal of being the best women’s netball competition in the world.

After a long off-season, the captains are itching to get back out on the court. “We’ve put in a really solid pre-season but for us it’s just about quality netball, and it all starts from game one,” said Kate Moloney, Captain of the Vixens – who will be up against the Magpies in the opening match of the season at 3pm AEST tomorrow.

One of the other huge matches for the weekend ahead will be the 2017 Grand Final rematch between the Lightning and the Giants at 1pm on Sunday. Talking about the form of the defending champions, Lightning captain Geva Mentor told us, “I’m definitely ready to unleash my girls on the Giants” – and all eyes will be on Giants Captain Kim Green returning from 14 months’ rehab after knee surgery.

Netball Australia also shook things up this week announcing new rules in season two that will see teams earn bonus ladder points for winning each quarter of a match. Netball coaches can roam freely courtside as basketball coaches do, which should make for some interesting viewing in tight moments.

Catch every game live, only with Telstra

As the best netballers in the world converge on Australia from April to August, Telstra mobile customers can stream every game live, fast and data-free through the Netball Live Official App which is available in the Apple and Google Play Stores.

And Telstra TV customers can also watch every game live on the big screen. Two live matches each round will also be made available on the Telstra TV Netball App, and two live matches each round will be available on Nine and 9Gem through the live TV tuner on Telstra TV2.

Telstra mobile customers get every game live on mobile included as part of their plan, and there is no additional fee to pay to watch netball live on Telstra TV or TV2.

Telstra TV is available for Telstra broadband customers only.

Growing this elite sport in Australia

At Telstra, we’re proud of our association with Suncorp Super Netball and our ability to bring this exciting competition to fans. Netball is the most popular team sport for women and girls, Netball Australia reports. The most recent annual snapshot shows 563,000 women and 324,000 girls, not counting girls playing school netball, played netball in the course of the year.

We are providing netball fans with more reasons to interact with their favourite sport as part of our commitment to creating new and better ways for fans to connect with netball. By broadcasting to an engaged audience of fans across Australia we are helping Suncorp Super Netball get the exposure it deserves attracting even more sponsorship and funding in order for the game and the athletes to thrive.

Find out how you can catch every game of Suncorp Super Netball live.