Sports Entertainment Network’s live and exclusive coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Game has begun across eight simultaneous radio channels.
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.
SEN will provide parochial coverage of the Olympics in every state aiming to deliver it through a local lens.
Through SEN’s official broadcast partnership with Channel 7, they will have exclusive access to commentary and calls from a Seven team headed by 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.
Olympics coverage will run again nationally from 6pm each night for all of Tokyo’s big finals, and in further digital innovations, 3 “always on” channels from the 7 Network will run on the SEN app.
Sports Entertainment network chief executive Craig Hutchison says the coverage represents the widest choice ever provided of an Olympic game in the history of radio, “It’s been a long and frustrating 5 year wait for our women and men who will represent the green and gold with pride at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“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.”