The full screen spec lets you take over the big screen with a graphic, animation or video.


Make sure to read the specs carefully as well as follow the best practice guidelines.


Venues and specs are subject to change as the fixture is finalised. We recommend bookmarking this website and joining our MKTG specs mailing list to make sure you always have the latest information.


If you require assistance understanding these specs or need help creating content, MKTG Studio is here to help.

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Pink Test

In support of the McGrath Foundation, the Sydney Test match will be themed pink.

You are invited to show your support by featuring a predominantly pink creative, across your assets.

The pink to be featured for digital assets is: #EE76A3

More information available on our Pink Test page.


All content is to be submitted via our content management portal, MKTG Drop.

We have an instructions page which will help you get started using the platform, however if you require any further help please contact the MKTG Drop team.

If you’re looking to re-use previously uploaded content, please take a look at our guide.

If you haven’t already used MKTG Drop, you will need to be set up as a new user so you can access the portal.

Please contact the MKTG Drop Team to get started.


MKTG Drop International Open15/10/2021
MKTG Drop International Event Release22/10/2021

When MKTG Drop is open for this season, you can upload new content as well as check and restore old content.

When MKTG Drop releases the events, you are able to link new or existing content to the appropriate matches.

MatchDeadlineDeadline Note
First Test (Start of Ashes series): Wednesday, December 8-12 – The Gabba17th Nov 20213 weeks before Match Day
Second Test: Thursday, December 16-20 – Adelaide Oval25th November 2021
Third Test (Boxing Day): Sunday, December 26-30 – MCG (Day-Night) 5th December 2021
Fourth Test: Wednesday, January 5-9 – SCG (Pink Test)15th December 2021
Fifth Test: Friday, January 14-18 – Blundstone Arena24th December 2021
First ODI (NZ): Sunday, January 30 – Perth Stadium9th January 2022
Second ODI: Wednesday, February 2 – Blundstone Arena12th January 2022
Third ODI: Saturday, February 5 – SCG15th January 2022
First T20 (NZ): Tuesday, February 8 – Manuka Oval18th January 2022
Second T20 (Sri Lanka): Friday, February 11 – SCG21st January 2022
Third T20: Sunday, February 13 – The Gabba23rd January 2022
Fourth T20: Tuesday, February 15 – Metricon Stadium25th January 2022
Fifth T20: Friday, February 18 – Adelaide Oval28th January 2022
Sixth T20: Sunday, February 20 - MCG30th January 2022

Contact MKTG immediately if you are unable to meet these deadlines.

The Video & Static spec describes the requirement for creating and displaying content on the big screen. This can include certain full frame graphics, animations, TVCs and videos.

Example big screen graphic with title safe area displayed


VenuesFile DimensionSafe Zone
All1920x108060 pixels from edge

File Format

ContentFPSFile TypeCodecDurationAudio
Video25.mp4H.264UnspecifiedAAC 48KHz 16bit
Static-.jpg or .pngRGB--

MKTG Drop Asset

ContentMKTG Drop Asset
Videos / AnimationsBig Screen Videos
StaticBig Screen Graphics

Frames are full screen graphics that sit around the outside of live footage on the big screen.

If your frame is a static image, supply a .png with alpha where the vision will come through.

If your frame is animated, supply an .mp4 with solid magenta (#FF00FF) or solid green (#00FF00). Choose whichever colour is most different to your frame graphics.

Example frame
Don't take up too much of the frame

Consider how your frame will be used and which areas of the screen you might be covering up. For example don’t cover up an area of the frame that is likely to feature people’s heads if it is for an interview segment.

When creating frames you should aim to not cover too much of the big screen vision. We recommend taking up no more than 220 pixels from the height or width of the screen in total.


VenuesFile DimensionContent max widthContent max heightSafe Zone
All1920x1080220px220px60 pixels from edge

File Format

ContentFPSFile TypeCodecTransparencyDurationAudio
Video25.mp4H.264Chroma Key
#00FF00 or
UnspecifiedAAC 48KHz 16bit
Static-.pngRGB with alphaAlpha--

.tga sequences will need to be put in .zip files to be uploaded to Drop.

MKTG Drop Asset

ContentMKTG Drop Asset
FrameBig Screen Elements
Example of Transition timeline

Transitions (sometimes called RTDs) are quick one second animations that play before or after a replay. When creating transitions, the first and last frames should be completely blank (full alpha), and the middle frame (frame 13) content should completely fill the frame.


VenuesFile DimensionSafe Zone
All1920x108060 pixels from edge

File Format

ContentFPSFile typeCodecDurationAudio
Transition25.tga sequence32bit RGB with alpha26 frames-

MKTG Drop Asset

ContentMKTG Drop Asset
TransitionBig Screen Elements

Bugs are small graphics in the corner of the frame, usually at the bottom.
Bugs run on the big screen after a transition. 

When designing your bug, consider it is going to be played over footage, so you should attempt to differentiate it from the background. This could be with a drop shadow or a small shape.

Bugs can include: Brand logo, tagline or reference to which moment it is being played over (eg. “4” if it is for a 4).

Example of a branded bug with alpha


VenuesFile DimensionSafe Zone
All1920x108060 pixels from edge

File Format

ContentFile typeCodec
Bug.pngRGB with alpha

MKTG Drop Asset

ContentMKTG Drop Asset
BugBig Screen Elements