AFL TV Schedules
Aussie Rules TV Schedules for 2021
(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. It goes without saying - we can use more volunteers. Please consider donating (link button above) if you have found our schedules useful this year. We need your support. Our schedules are free for personal use - any other reposting or reuse must credit AFANA. We will have the WatchAFL schedule and WatchAFL offers all matches live and on-demand. We remain in touch with the networks and will update this notice with more rounds when available. You can also get the schedules for FOX/ESPN on your personal calendar using the USA link and for TSN with the Canada link.
For fans in the United States, nationwide coverage of Aussie rules in 2019 will be on Fox Soccer Plus (FSP), Fox Sports 2 (FS2), and rarely Fox Sports 1 (FS1). Fox Soccer Plus is a subscription channel and is the primary channel for the sport. Subscription fees vary by cable / satellite company from $5.99 to $14.99 per month and may include other sports channels. Four matches (on average, will vary) will air live or tape delayed on FSP each week beginning with the JLT Community Series Week 1 and Round 1 of the AFL season through to the Grand Final. Most matches carried on FS2 and FSP are available on the FoxSportsGo apps live and for a short time, delayed, also. All finals matches will air on FSP either live or tape delayed. Some matches will be live only on FS2. The Grand Final will be live only on FSP and repeated on FSP. Fox Sports 1 and 2 are general coverage sports channels reaching 70% and 49% of US homes respectively. There is TV coverage of one AFL match each week (usually live) on FS1 (rarely) and FS2 (usually) and some finals may air on FS2. All matches are available in HD on the HD versions of FSP, FS1, and FS2.
There is now on-demand coverage on FoxSoccerMatchPlus ($19.99 per month) and therefore also on AppleTV and Roku. Live coverage on Roku and Amazon Fire is also available via subscription to the Playstation Vue app. FS1 and FS2 are included in all packages and the low end package is $29.99 per month. FSP is extra at a cost similar to that listed above. Sling TV provides FS1 and FS2 in their upper tier package but not FSP as part of the Sling Blue package at $25.00 per month. fuboTV provides all three channels in their sports package at $34.99 per month. YouTube TV includes FS1 and FS2 in their base package at $35 per month with FSP an additional $15 per month.
Additional online coverage for US and Canadian viewers is on WatchAFL (officially Watch AFL Global), a service from Fox Sports Australia (in 2019) and the AFL. It is an internet service and requires payment except for the preseason and AFLW games. There is live and on-demand coverage of all 9 matches per round. This is a subscription service for video and fans can sign up here. Please use our links as they help support what we do at AFANA. In addition, see the info in the USA and Canada sections about FoxSportsGo and TSNGo.
For fans in Canada, TSN2 will have two matches per week (occasionally one is shifted to other TSN networks), one live plus one delayed. Highlights shows will be available on TSN Go only. TSN subscribers can view matches aired on their networks via streaming and on-demand at their tsn.ca/Live website and on the TSN Go mobile app.
French language coverage in Canada was on “RDS2” and has been discontinued. We do not expect coverage in 2019. La couverture dans la langue française pour le Canada est sur “RDS2”. Nous ne prévoyons pas de couverture en 2019. (Update 3/31/16: AFANA has been advised by the programming manager at RDS that coverage of Australian football will not continue in 2016-17. Reasons include cost and schedule. He indicated that if enough fans show interest they might reconsider. We encourage fans to contact them.) (Mise à jour du 31/03/16: AFANA a été informé par le directeur de la programmation à RDS que la couverture du football australien ne coninuerai pas en 2019. Les raisons incluent le coût et le calendrier. Il a indiqué que si assez de fans montrent l'intérêt qu'ils pourraient reconsidérer. Nous encourageons les supporters à les contacter.)
For fans in Spanish speaking countries, Spanish language coverage in Mexico on Claro Sports appears to have ended and we are not aware of any other Spanish language coverage in 2019. Cobertura de lengua española en México en «Claro Deportes» parece haber terminado y no somos conscientes de cualquier otra cobertura de lengua española en el año 2019.
Other Leagues and Coverage
AFLW (Women) league matches that are televised or relayed via any of the networks are listed under that network. We will list any games televised as well as those available online. FSP will air all AFLW matches either live or tape delayed. WatchAFL will carry all AFLW matches live and on-demand.
We have weekly radio listings for the AFL at our AFL Radio page updated weekly.
Using Our Schedule
This web page will have schedules below for all networks each week all season, updated as information becomes available. All times are US EST/EDT unless you register at this site and login. If you want to see the listings in your own time zone, register with us (AFANA.com) (free!) and then you can set your time zone and the display will adjust all times to your preferred time zone.
The display below is sorted by network. The display shows up to 250 upcoming programs. Programming which has already aired is not shown. If you wish to limit the display to a specific network, use the selection box to the upper left of the listings and click on the network you want to see and then press Apply. The default is "All". Fox networks are listed first, then WatchAFL, TSN networks, ABC Australia, and lastly any other listings. If you are on a mobile device and not all columns are visible then rotate your device to landscape mode or press "Show all columns".