Airdate: Super Bowl 2008

By David Knox on January 24, 2008 / Filed Under News 18

Let’s get ready to rumbbbble!

Super Bowl XLII will be telecast in Australia for the last time on SBS. In 2009 it moves to TEN.

The match between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots screens live at 10am AEST on Monday February 4 on SBS. It repeats later that evening at 10:50pm.

The half time entertainment this year features Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. There will be promotion of other FOX programming with American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest as host plus Paula Abdul launching her new song. Wow.

Super Bowl is also traditionally a big forum for launching US ads and new programming.


  1. Joel January 28, 2009 at 11:31 pm -

    Go Ben Graham!!!

  2. Stu January 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm -

    Is the 2009 superbowl being screened on free to air tv or free to air HD Tv?


  3. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 11:47 am -

    Go Benny Graham an the NY giants. rip em up and spit em out. oi oi oi

  4. NE1WeKnow January 30, 2008 at 12:12 pm -

    Good to finally find out what Ten’s pre-HD ads showing a Bears player (Berrian/Robinson/Clark???) catching a ball in the endzone were all about. Was very disappointed when I checked the guide just now and saw Ten HD didn’t have the Superbowl.

    Ok, so anyone know what format SBS’ broadcast will be in? Widescreen SD? 576p maybe? I certainly don’t expect 720p… Since Ten HD doesn’t have it this year I think I’ll just download a HD version and watch a few days after the event. Don’t expect the Pats to have too much trouble disposing of the Giants anyway… ;-)

  5. Rindi Boston January 29, 2008 at 4:03 pm -

    That’s right, go Pats!

  6. Nick USA January 25, 2008 at 9:43 pm -

    Go the Patriots
    I will be watching this game in awe
    and excitment

  7. Anonymous January 25, 2008 at 2:01 pm -

    So we get to watch some live matches of American Football, but Ten decides to show Formula 1 at random times with sex adverts?

    Shall I just go out and buy my American flag, a Hummer and cookie dough in a roll? I detect a subtle Americanisation of our country now…wonderful. I can’t wait until Channel 7 start showing NASCAR instead of V8 Supercars.

  8. Johnson January 25, 2008 at 11:10 am -

    Regarding the Australian rights to NFL, the matches covered by CBS (except the playoffs) have never been shown regularly here. From next season, Ten HD will air two games per week picking up the coverage from CBS, while Fox Sports will air the matches as covered by the Fox network, and ESPN the Sunday night and the Monday games.
    The playoffs will be split between the three broadcasters, with Ten and Fox/ESPN telecasting the Superbowl.

  9. McLake January 25, 2008 at 8:47 am -

    That’s what I feared. Damn. Will have to watch them on the net again …

  10. David Knox January 25, 2008 at 8:43 am -

    There’s no logical reason why SBS (or TEN) would show US ads over their own when paying for the rights to this telecast.

    TEN: NFL – from September 2008, two games per week live plus the play-offs and the 2009 Super Bowl (the Super Bowl will air live on the main TEN channel as well as on TEN-HD).

  11. Anonymous January 25, 2008 at 8:13 am -

    Does this mean that 10 will be showing NFL all next year? I thought Fox & ESPN had the rights sown up.

  12. McLake January 25, 2008 at 7:26 am -

    As ooda said, will we get to see the ads? That is the whole point of the superbowl right? :D

  13. Anonymous January 25, 2008 at 12:19 am -

    TEN will also be showing it in full High Definition in 2009.

  14. ooda January 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm -

    Any chance we’ll get to see the ads or will we have to wait until Ten starts airing it?

  15. Johnson January 24, 2008 at 7:12 pm -

    For those who live in the country and don’t get Channel Ten programming, enjoy the Superbowl on SBS while you can. Next year, unless one of Ten’s affiliates comes to your area, you may need to subscribe to pay-TV to watch it!

  16. Anonymous January 24, 2008 at 6:43 pm -

    Hey Dave!! You better be caqrefull using that phrase Lets get ready to rumble!! lol The guy who says it owns the rights to it and is the only one allowed to use it!! People pay very big bucks to get him to come to there event to say it !! lol
    And he has sued people for using it! One case against a local Basketball team where they used the phrase in there grand final, they had to pay one hundred grand after being sued!! lol

  17. David Knox January 24, 2008 at 6:24 pm -

    Lol good point.

  18. T-Mac January 24, 2008 at 6:15 pm -

    “SuperBowl XLII will again be telecast…” Is this the second SuperBowl XLII?

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