Crocmedia will expand their Holden State of Origin 2019 broadcast with the introduction of two new parochial calls, Blues Radio and Maroons Radio, tailored for New South Wales and Queensland markets respectively.
Blues Radio and Maroons Radio will broadcast into key metropolitan and regional hubs to ensure passionate fans have access to play-by-play commentary and matchday analysis from the 38th instalment of the Holden State of Origin Series.
Spearheading the Blues Radio call team is veteran rugby league commentator, Brenton Speed, who is joined by Hall of Fame member Laurie Daley and former NSW halfback, Brett Kimmorley.
Maroons Radio is headlined by experienced sports commentator Peter Psaltis with support from one-time Penrith premiership hero Scott Sattler and former Maroons enforcer Brent Tate.
Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane will again host Game 1 while Homebush Stadium in Sydney will host Game 3 of the series while in a landmark decision, Perth’s Optus Stadium will host Game 2 after Melbourne’s MCG played host to this fixture in 2018.
Crocmedia Chief Executive Officer, Craig Hutchison spoke to the significance of providing rugby league content across the NRL heartland and says, “It is important to service our NSW and QLD markets accordingly by providing tailored calls to die-hards that bleed Blue or Maroon – particularly when the sense of occasion is tremendous and the rivalry fierce,”
“We believe wholeheartedly in choice at Crocmedia and are proud to make calls available through 3 different lenses – our audience can choose to be true Blue, a ‘Queenslander’ or enjoy an impartial call anywhere else in the country.”
Blues Radio and Maroons Radio will be streamed throughout NSW and regional Queensland with the Super Radio Network, Grant Broadcasters and Resonate QLD, as well as regional Western Australia on the Spirit Network and Central Australia on the CAAMA Network.
The series will be live on 1116 SEN in Melbourne and 1629 SEN in Adelaide as well as via the SEN App, on SEN.com.au, NRLNation.com.au and via the NRL.com website and the Official NRL App.
State of Origin Schedule:
Game 1 – Brisbane – Suncorp Stadium – Wednesday 5th June
Game 2 – Perth – Optus Stadium – Sunday 23rd June
Game 3 – Sydney – Homebush Stadium – Wednesday 10th July