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Displaying items by tag: AFL

Thursday, 02 April 2015 15:03

VIDEO: Huawei sponsors Gold Coast Suns

The AFL season kicks off tonight, so the announcement of a five year sponsorship deal between ICT vendor Huawei and the Gold Coast Suns is well timed.

Published in Strategy
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 17:09

Free pies for footy fans thanks to Bluetooth beacons

Melbourne's footy mecca the MCG is offering free pies this September to AFL fans who have downloaded a voucher using their Android or iPhone devices, thanks to an iBeacon trial.

Published in Deals
Monday, 11 August 2014 16:36

Telstra vows to boost live sports experience

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has stormed into the premium sports broadcast rights market, with the company's director of media and content Adam Good saying that the company is planning to use a new multi-screen connected stadium strategy to attract consumers.

Published in Strategy

Ever feel like you're not close enough to the footy? HD broadcasts make our great game increasingly realistic and engaging, but what if you could literally feel what's happening at the MCG? A new tech-enabled shirt from an Aussie advertising firm has just taken out a prestigious advertising award in the US, and we spoke to one of the guys behind it.

Published in Home Tech

Australia's biggest telco Telstra has unveiled plans to turn Adelaide Oval into one of the country's most technically advanced connected stadiums, through a boost in mobile capacity and a 'Telstra Plaza' upgrade.

Published in Deals
Friday, 21 March 2014 10:34

AFL streaming still not kicking goals

The NRL is this year following in AFL’s footsteps to broadcast matches live to subscribers on mobile phones and tablets, and Roy Morgan Research has studied which footy fans are so far using AFL Live Official App.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:08

Channel 7 kicks off 7Sport app

Free-to-air TV is finally taking it to Foxtel in the app stakes, with Yahoo!7 today announcing its 7Sport app for iPhone.

Published in Mobility

Telstra today announced a slew of changes to its Foxtel on T-Box service, including adding Fox Sports 1, 2 and 3 to the Sport package.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 01 October 2012 13:56

Sociable footy fans set record at the MCG

The crowd at the AFL Grand Final on Saturday set a new record for mobile phone use.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 09:07

Kogan hatches Collingwood TV

One of the definitions of a bogan involves owning a TV that's wider than your washing machine, and if that's true there are an awful lot of bogans in Australia (including this writer).

Published in Entertainment

The Federal Court has ruled that the Optus TV Now service infringes copyright.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 17 February 2012 13:20

Xbox 360 FOXTEL now with Live AFL games

When the cable TV service FOXTEL arrived as a service on the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console, many bemoaned the inability to stream live coverage of sport as a downfall of the idea.  Australian Football League (AFL) Xbox 360 owning fans can now get live action.

Published in Home Tech

Stephen Conroy, the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, is reportedly foreshadowing changes in the legislation to stop Optus offering its TV Now service, following the company's court win last week. Any changes are likely to whittle away at the exemption we currently enjoy to time-shift programs.

Published in Core Dump

Optus has moved to play down the implications of the copyright ruling on its 'TV Now' service for lucrative deals covering exclusive rights to deliver popular free-to-air content to mobile devices

Published in Entertainment

Telstra, the AFL and NRL have lost the first round in their battle to have the Optus TV Now service ruled in breach of the Copyright Act. However they are expected to appeal the court judgement handed down today.

Published in Cloud Computing
Friday, 20 May 2011 17:37

AFL on-demand on Samsung TVs

A new app for Samsung's Smart TV range provides on-demand access to AFL games.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 28 April 2011 15:45

Telstra tops TV with AFL

Telstra customers have come out big winners in the new agreement between the AFL and Telstra, with all matches available live to users with a Telstra T-Box, mobile phones or tablet from 2012.

Published in Mobility
Sunday, 03 April 2011 14:55

Fox Sports sends new iPad app onto the field

Fox Sports has released version 2 of its iPad app, promising an essential experience for big sports fans. Does it kick any goals, or come crashing down the ladder?

Thursday, 13 January 2011 08:45

BigPond TV delivering direct to TVs

If the extra digital TV channels such as 11 still don't give you enough choice or aren't to your taste, seven BigPond TV channels are now available via the Internet on certain Samsung (and soon LG) TVs.

Published in Entertainment
You know those skill-testing cranes at pubs, the ones that allow you to win a plush toy or chocolate bar?  Well brewer Carlton Draught has built a ten storey one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to allow those travelling to the Australian Rules Football finals a chance to really test their skills.
Published in Entertainment
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