It’s a show about all things Sharks.
Offering a mix of news, interviews, strong opinions and fan interaction, SharkCastTV is about to become the ideal introduction to the weekend of rugby league for all avid Sharks fans.
Born out of the SharkCastPod, a one-hour independent radio podcast presented in 2015 by Sharks tragics Sam Shinazzi and Adam Newman, the 30-minute SharkCastTV show has been brought into the Sharks ‘family’ in 2016.
To air on Channel 67, the official fan engagement channel on the Sharks website, at 7.00pm on Thursday nights, SharkCastTV will look to inform and entertain viewers leading into each and every weekend of the 2016 NRL season.
To be hosted by Sam and Newman, the dynamic duo to be joined by Sharks Media Manager Rob Willis as the ‘voice of reason’ providing a unique insider’s view. SharkCastTV will include team discussion and interviews, interspersed with strong opinions from the two avid Sharks fans, with Willis saddled with the responsibility of keeping the pair in check.
“The boys have strong opinions, especially Newman with Sam somewhat more measured, but they do always speak with the Sharks and the club at heart,” Willis said. “My job in joining their panel will be something of a facilitator, giving the official club point of view, while letting the boys have their say.
“We are all looking forward to it and it should be fun for us, which hopefully translates into an enjoyable half an hour for Sharks fans tuning in.”
While discussions were well advanced in having SharkCastTV included as a part of Channel 67 Sharks website content for the upcoming season, the success of the Sharks v Manly trial match livestream call with Newman, Sam and Willis, intensified talks for the weekly SharkCastTV show to be given the official go-ahead.
The trial match livestream attracted over 30,000 viewers from not only Australia, but from around the world, including the US, UK, throughout Asia, in 38 countries in all and in places not known for following either the Sharks or the NRL such as Norway, Kenya and in Macedonia.
“The aim of SharkCastTV is to increase Sharks fan engagement to wherever Sharks fans are around the world” said Willis.
The Sharks were rated #1 NRL Game Day atmosphere last year, #1 for their 2015 Membership program, with SharkCastTV looking to also take fan engagement to new levels in 2016.
SharkCastTV will be available via Telstra’s Ooyala livestream technology and will also be available on demand for viewing at a later date.
Visit http://www.sharks.com.au/SharkCastTV to watch our premiere episode, 7.00pm this Thursday (March 3), Channel 67 on the Sharks website. Your weekly dose of all things Sharks.
Send your questions to the SharkCastTV crew via twitter @sharkcastpod or https://www.facebook.com/sharkcastpod/