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AFL Coverage on Fox Soccer Plus for Next 3 Years

The AFL announced today that it had reached a three year deal (2012-2014) with Fox Sports for weekly AFL coverage on FOX Soccer Plus (FSP).  FSP is the subscription channel counterpart to Fox Soccer (formerly Fox Soccer Channel and before that Fox Sports World).  The cost will be $14.99 a month and FSP is available to customers of DirecTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, most Time-Warner and Brighthouse cable systems, Cablevision, Cox, BlueRidge, Bendbroadband, SureWest, FullChannel, Frontier, and RCN cable.  The AFL was unable to come to a deal with ESPN for continued coverage on their outlets.  Coverage will be two live matches per week typically (will vary occasionally) plus all finals live. The AFL Winners weekly highlight show will be available on FSP also. AFANA will post more detailed schedules in the next few days and update all of our TV pages to reflect this change in coverage. (TV pages have been updated)  Canadian TV coverage will remain on TSN2 with one live match per week.  (Addendum: 03/23/12: MHz has confirmed they will continue coverage this season with games on Monday nights at 10:00 PM EDT, repeated on Saturdays at 4:00 AM EDT.  Matches will be edited to 2 hrs and they will not carry the highlights programs ("AFL Winners") this season on Saturdays. Also, FSP on some Time Warner systems which offer the Sports Pass package of channels,  FSP will be just $5.99 -- price may vary slightly in some areas.)

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RCN Cable To Add Setanta Sports

RCN Cable and Setanta Sports announced today (Nov. 26th) that Setanta would be joining the RCN Cable line-up on Nov. 30th, 2008.  Carriage will be on all RCN systems that are "all digital" as channel 549.   This includes the service areas of Boston, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC as well as other cities in the US.   A free preview of Setanta Sports will be available from December 8th through 22nd.   Fans who are customers of RCN can call 1-800-746-4726 or visit http://www.rcn.com to subscribe for $14.95 per month.   RCN has indicated that areas not currently all digital will gain Setanta when they are converted to all digital in near future.   With the addition of RCN, Setanta is now available on at least some of the cable systems of Cox, Comcast, RCN, and AT&T U-verse as well as the satellite services of DirecTV and DISH, the fiber optic Verizon FiOS systems, and the IPTV providers GekTV and NexTV. 

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Setanta on RCN and Verizon FiOS Cable Systems?

Setanta Says Report Inaccurate

(Updated with info from Setanta and links to original source and subsequent retraction.)
[Ed. note: See later post on this.] According to an article in the May 29 "The Morning BRIDGE", a cable industry newsletter published by Media Business Corp., Roger Hall (Setanta Sport CEO) told the newsletter that Setanta Sports will begin a "rolling launch" on RCN cable systems beginning June 1st and on Verizon FiOS fiber optic cable systems in July.   AFANA spoke to a representative of Setanta Sports who indicated the report by The Morning Bridge was inaccurate and the story has since been partially retracted.  We would appreciate if viewers of RCN or FiOS systems call their local office and seek details on whether Setanta will be available in their area and post that info in a comment.  

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Television Info - Aussie Rules TV Coverage for North America in 2020

Australian Rules Football Television Coverage in 2021

We have full schedules at our AFL TV schedules page.
We have weekly radio listings for the AFL at our AFL Radio page

Update 3/27/21:) As of today: We have sent multiple inquiries to Fox and the AFL this week seeking the status of negotiations. Neither have responded. As we normally do, we send these messages to the programming and commercial departments, not the PR departments. When we don't get a response that usually means that either 1) they have no progress to report OR 2) it's bad news they don't want to share. As fans, we should now assume that no US coverage is forthcoming this year. It would be the first broadcast year since 1989 without some TV coverage via cable or satellite in the US. We encourage fans to use social media to let the AFL and Fox Sports US (not Foxtel Australia!) know that you are missing your footy. We advise using the WatchAFL links on our website (see below) to subscribe for a week or month at this stage. (Links on our site support what we do. If you subscribe from any link elsewhere, we do not get any support.) If nothing is heard from the AFL at the beginning of next week, we will dramatically escalate the pressure on the AFL. Canadian schedules are up. It goes without saying - we can use more volunteers. We exist because of generous donations from fans. We need your support. We now have our radio info available on a Google Calendar - see the radio page for details. Our schedules are free for personal use. Reuse, reposting, etc. on any other media must credit AFANA. Please consider donating (link button above) if you have found our schedules useful. US repeats are only on FSP. We also have the WatchAFL schedule and WatchAFLcarries every game live and on-demand.  

This page will give you the basic facts you need to know about TV Coverage in the USA, Canada, and Mexico in 2019 and is expected to be largely unchanged from late 2018. Information will be updated as necessary throughout the 2019 season. It appears we will get one live game per week on FS2 (rarely on FS1) and three on FSP. This year there is extensive coverage of the AFLW, AFLX, and AFL preseason. Coverage in Canada is unchanged from last year, mostly on TSN2 and occasionally other TSN channels.

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