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📣  SPORTSDAY SA MEDIA RELEASE

TWO of South Australia’s most acclaimed footballers, Kane Cornes and Ben Hart, are joining forces as Crocmedia’s nightly South Australian radio sporting fix. 

The duo, who both played 300 games and won premierships, are uniting for Crocmedia’s all new SA version of Sportsday. Crocmedia today revealed it had worked with NOVA Entertainment, Grant Broadcasters and Southern Cross to achieve whole state distribution of the show.

Sportsday will air live from 6pm weeknights live on Adelaide’s FIVEaa.

Most regional markets, however, will take their own live version of the show from 5pm.
Leading brands McDonalds, KIA and Lumo Energy are among those to have already committed their support to both versions of the show, which brings together two of South Australia’s favourite sons. The show will be produced by Ben Cameron, based in Adelaide.

Crocmedia Content Director, Dave Carter, said the duo epitomised the company’s commitment to tailored, parochial content.

“It’s great to be able to offer South Australian sports fans such strong local identities with equally strong views,” Carter said.
“Kane is already on the way to becoming one of the state’s hottest media personalities. 

Pairing him with Ben, a much-loved 300 gamer and AFL Hall of Famer, will bring a wealth of knowledge and contrast for both Power and Crows fans.
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📣  MEDIA RELEASE 

Crocmedia today confirmed it had secured a watershed, six-year broadcasting deal with the AFL. 

The Australian media production business and radio programming syndicator will become the AFL’s exclusive commercial regional radio master rights holder under the arrangement. 

Crocmedia will partner with fellow media companies Macquarie, Southern Cross Austereo, NOVA Entertainment, Pacific Star Network and Grant Broadcasters in the 2017-22 AFL broadcast, distribution and content supply partnership. 

Having already broadcast AFL matches since 2010, Crocmedia has significantly strengthened its AFL relationship through this new deal. 
There will be Crocmedia exclusivity on commercial regional broadcasts to all commercial radio stations around Australia other than stations owned by Southern Cross Austereo. 

Existing, already-strong partnerships with major regional media owners ACE Radio, Grant Broadcasters and Super Radio Network have also been bolstered and extended as part of the new AFL radio rights. 
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📣  CROCMEDIA LAUNCHES AFL LIVE IN 2016

Australia’s most widely-distributed radio call is back for another exciting season, with Crocmedia tonight unveiling its star-studded commentary line-up for season 2016.

Delivered by McDonald’s – the official restaurant of the AFL – Crocmedia’s AFL Live call is back bigger and better than ever, broadcasting up to six matches across the 23-round home and away season, plus every final live.

The call hits more than 100 markets and frequencies across Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, NSW, Queensland and Western Australia.

Iconic Australian broadcaster Peter Donegan will again lead the commentary team, working alongside legends Rex Hunt, Sandy Roberts, Billy Brownless, Terry Wallace, Liam Pickering and Chris Connolly.

And once again in 2016, AFL Live is thrilled to welcome back to the microphone broadcasting royalty Robert Walls and Drew Morphett, who are back doing what they love – calling Australia’s biggest sport.

AFL Live is also delighted to welcome Ros Lanigan to the commentary team – working alongside Sandy Roberts, Tristan Foenander and Billy Brownless on Friday nights.
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📣 CROCMEDIA LAUNCHES FEMALE FOOTY LIVE

CROCMEDIA is delighted to pledge its commitment to the future of women’s AFL football, unveiling its plans to call all matches exclusively in 2016.  

All 10 exhibition matches across the country in 2016 will be called via afl.com.au exclusively by the Cromedia team in a broadcasting first for radio.

To be known as Female Footy Live, Crocmedia’s call will feature some of Australia’s best female footballers and identities. 

Current captain of the Melbourne FC women’s team Daisy Pearce will headline the broadcast, alongside prominent VAFA play-by-play caller Jo Wotton.

The broadcast will also be strengthened by Chris Connolly, a pioneer of women’s football through his previous involvement at the Melbourne Football Club.

Also joining the broadcast is Craig Starcevich – the current coach of the Western Bulldogs women’s team. 

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📣  SWANS GIANTS RADIO MEDIA RELEASE

NSW footy fans have been given a huge boost with the launch of regular radio coverage of GWS GIANTS and Sydney Swans home games across almost all of New South Wales.

Crocmedia today announced it would broadcast all GIANTS and Swans home games across the Super Radio Network throughout regional NSW and into 2SM Sydney.

The broadcast, to be known as Giants Radio and Swans Radio, will reach more than 20 markets and 50 frequencies across the state. That reach will see GIANTS and Swans fans, as well as more than three quarters of NSW, experiencing the thrill of both clubs via their local radio station.

Crocmedia CEO Craig Hutchison said the parochial games will aim to connect fans with their local clubs across NSW greater than ever before, broadcasting into towns such as Newcastle, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Port Macquarie and more.

“The coverage of the game in the northern markets was paramount to the AFL strategy, and important to our business,” Hutchison said.

“We are delighted we have been able to work with Mr Caralis to achieve this for the great game of AFL across NSW.

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📣  CROCMEDIA – 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Broadcast

CROCMEDIA’S syndicated AFL broadcast AFL LIVE will again hit a huge audience this year on 2015 Toyota AFL Grand Final Day, with every state in the country hearing the call. 

The regionally syndicated broadcast, which has brought Australia’s biggest game to the entire country throughout the season, will hit over 200 stations when Hawthorn take on West Coast this Saturday afternoon. 

The call, presented by McDonald’s, will once again be led by iconic broadcasters Rex Hunt and Peter Donegan, with expert comments provided from Billy Brownless and Terry Wallace. 

This year’s grand final will be Rex Hunt’s 36th AFL Grand Final broadcast. 

In addition, AFL hall of fame member Robert Walls will also feature as part of the pre-game coverage, bringing his years of experience and knowledge to the call. He will be joined in the build-up to the game by leading AFL player manager Liam Pickering, former coach Chris Connolly and award-winning Herald Sun journalist Glenn McFarlane. 

Crocmedia executive director Chris Giannopoulos said it was a huge thrill to once again be able to take the broadcast of Australia’s biggest sporting event to every state in Australia. 
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📣  CROCMEDIA – SAM BINGLEY APPOINTED

CROCMEDIA is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sam Bingley as its new chief commercial officer. 

Bingley, 38, will assume the role of Crocmedia’s commercial head after spending the past 18 months as general manager of business development at Melbourne Racing Club. 

He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role and will boost Crocmedia’s ever-expanding sales team across its radio, television, online and stadium assets across sport and entertainment. 

He’ll also work closely with Crocmedia’s activation and events business and other national interests. 

Bingley previously spent over five years at Southern Cross Austereo, where he finished as Melbourne Agency Sales Director. 

His role also included overseeing sales of Triple M football.
Crocmedia chief executive Craig Hutchison said it was an extremely exciting appointment for the business. 

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📣  CROCMEDIA LAUNCHES A LEAGUE LIVE

CROCMEDIA to broadcast Hyundai A7League to 56 radio networks around Australia

CROCMEDIA will significantly increase the footprint of the Hyundai A=League to regional Australia by becoming an official broadcast provider for the next two seasons.

Crocmedia will broadcast every Friday night match, as well as the finals and other marquee fixtures, throughout the Super Radio Network to 56 markets across regional New South Wales and southern Queensland as well into Victoria and Western Australia through various broadcasters.

The call will be known as A"League LIVE and will form a similar model to Crocmedia’s successful AFL regional broadcast AFL LIVE.

Crocmedia executive director Chris Giannopoulos said it was a thrill to be able to broadcast one of the fastest=growing sports in Australia.

“The A=League is growing so quickly and we have seen how many supporters it has in this country, so to be able to partner with the FFA and broadcast the game throughout Australia and in particular regional markets is terrific,” Giannopoulos said.

“We’re looking forward to building our commentary team and working alongside the FFA to ensure the broadcast is both entertaining and informative for the fans.”

Crocmedia can today also announce that it has secured former Socceroos Jason Culina and Danny Tiatto, as well as A=League title winners Clint Bolton and Rocky Visconte as experts for the upcoming season.

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📣  CROCMEDIA – ROBERT WALLS TO JOIN AFL LIVE IN 2015

AUSTRALIA’S most widely distributed AFL broadcast AFL LIVE has today announced legendary commentator Robert Walls will join its team for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Walls will return to the special comments chair he dominated for over a decade, after a 14-month stint in France.

He will become a permanent fixture in AFL Live’s Saturday afternoon call team alongside legendary callers Rex Hunt, Peter Donegan and former Geelong best and fairest winner Liam Pickering for the remainder of the season.

He will also be part of the team for the 2015 finals series.

The AFL Hall of Famer became one of the most-respected commentators in football after ending his coaching career in 1997.

An Alf Brown Award winner, Walls has on several occasions been voted the most outstanding special commentator in football media.

Crocmedia executive director Chris Giannopoulos said it was a huge coup to have Walls join the AFL Live commentary team.

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