AN unprecedented eight simultaneous radio channels and high profile experts headline Sports Entertainment Network’s live and exclusive coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, from tonight.
SEN is the official radio partner and ramps up its dedicated coverage tonight with the long-awaited opening ceremony and ends with the closing ceremony on Sunday, August 8.
Its coverage kicked off last night with the much loved Matildas taking on New Zealand’s football ferns across the SEN network.
Chief sports commentator Gerard Whateley headlines SEN’s Olympic commentary team which includes live expert commentary from former swimming greats Rob Woodhouse, who is poolside in Tokyo, and James Magnussen.
And SEN will achieve an Australian first, providing parochial coverage of the Olympics in every state, honouring our commitment to not only bring the best in international sports coverage but to deliver it through a local lens.
Through SEN’s official broadcast partnership with Channel 7, we’ll have exclusive access to commentary and calls from a Seven team headed by legendary Bruce McAvaney and experts such as Anna Meares (cycling), Georgie Parker (hockey) and Andrew Bogut (basketball).
Retired sprinter John Steffensen will headline the athletics coverage.
Each day between 10am to 3 pm, your favourite SEN Olympic hosts and experts can be heard across the SEN network from their local studio.
1116 SEN Melbourne - Gerard Whateley
1170 SEN Sydney - Matt White and Katie Brown
1620 SEN Gold Coast - Mark Braybrook
1629 SEN South Australia - Kym Dillion
SEN WA Western Australia - Tim Gossage
Olympics coverage will run again nationally from 6pm each night for all of Tokyo’s big finals.
In further digital innovations, 3 “always on” channels from the 7 network will run on the SEN app.
SEN continues its commitment to being the platform for every sports fan, with “SEN FLIP” continuing to provide listeners with all the latest AFL and NRL news.
Effectively a parallel station, SEN FLIP allows people to get all the latest AFL and NRL news in conjunction with our Olympic game’s coverage from within the SEN app.
• SEN 1116 FLIP Melbourne - Kane Cornes with an AFL focus
• SEN 1170 FLIP Sydney - Chris Warren for an NRL focus
Sports Entertainment network chief executive Craig Hutchison said the coverage, presented by Rebel Sport, MATE Mobile and Internet, and Xero, represented the widest choice ever provided of an Olympic game in the history of radio.
“It’s been a long and frustrating five-year wait for our women and men who will represent the green and gold with pride at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” Hutchison said.
“Through the innovation of our digital team, and our commitment to state-by-state content, and respecting the power of choice, you’ll be able to hear virtually every event, be it on the radio or on the SEN app.
“As firm believers of choice, we are proud also to introduce new FLIP stations on the app so that AFL and NRL fans won’t have to change their behaviours by day during the games and can flick back and forward on the SEN app.
“We are very proud to be able to showcase all of Australia’s athletes to our listeners.”
Sports Entertainment Network is a dynamic multi-platform sports and entertainment business, connecting brands with fans across radio, television, digital, publishing, stadiums, and events.
In Australia, SEN is the largest syndicator of sports radio content across Australia. The business owns and operates 21 radio stations around the country, including 1116 SEN Melbourne, 1170 SEN Sydney, 1629 SEN SA in Adelaide, as well as 13 stations under its racing brand SENTrack. It also owns a newspaper, magazine, and talent management business.