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.
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