Stan Sports Studio Still Down 2 Months After Hack On Nine Network
It appears that streaming outfit Stan is still facing problems from the hack on the Nine Entertainment Network last month with the broadcaster still unable to do live studio broadcasts from their all-new Stan Studio after forking out $100M for the rights to Rugby Australia.
Recently the Nine Network moved into state-of-the-art high-tech studios in North Sydney, where the Stan streaming service was supposed to take on Foxtel with “live couch” analysis of games, the only problem was that hackers got there first, with the network unable to broadcast from their new studio with all Rugby broadcasts conducted live from a game.
There is one consolation for staff Cadbury has signed a new five-year deal with Rugby Australia, with chocolate bars from the 100-year-old British brand set to be handed out to outdoor Stan staff during winter months.
According to insiders the Stan Studio still remains offline with Friday night, Stan’s coverage of the trans-Tasman Super Rugby tournament — anchored by Nine/Stan host Roz Kelly — being fully conducted as an ‘‘outside broadcast’’ from Sydney’s SCG as a “workaround”.
Apparently, the hackers also took down Nine’s News Studio’s according to the Australian and these studios are seen as being ‘far more important ‘ than a struggling Rugby code.
A couple of weeks back, Nine finally produced its first Sydney 6pm news out of the Harbour City in more than a month, after 55 staff from around the country had for weeks been based out of Melbourne.
As for Cadbury puns it appears that broadcast staff are going to have to learn a few more lines such as ‘melting under pressure’ “it’s moments like these’ ‘Milking a Penalty’ or ‘What a Sweet move”
The press release was careful to bury any reminder of the fact that Cadbury is an iconic British industrial company founded in 1824, which merged with drinks business Schweppes in 1969 prior to a controversial takeover by US food and beverage conglomerate Kraft Foods in 2010.