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Back To The Future: Why AFANA Matters

About three years ago, I wrote an entry on my blog here at on "Why AFANA Is Important Even If You Don't Get The Footy Now".  My argument then, in a nutshell, was this:  If the only time you support what we do is when you are happy with the coverage, we might not be there on the day when you are not.  Or alternately, if you only visit our site when you feel you need us, don't be surprised if we aren't able to help you.

TV Coverage Returns to ESPN and TSN

Begins with Round 19 for USA and Canada

For the first time since 1997, the Australian Football League will be on an ESPN network in North America.  Following the demise of the sport on Setanta, the AFL has struck a deal for live coverage on ESPN360, limited coverage on ESPN2, and for Canada, on TSN and TSN2.  AFANA worked closely

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The ESPN Deal And History

One of the luxuries of being the "Chairman Emeritus" is that I get to help but I'm no longer responsible for the nitty gritty between the AFL, networks, and AFANA on TV issues.  I can also offer my perspective as the "old man" on the block -- the gray haired veteran with (hopefully) sage wisdom.   Now that the details are finally being published on the new AFL contract with ESPN and TSN in North America, I can also talk more freely without jeopardizing contract negotiations. 

Fans are already starting to weigh in and predictably

AFL Coverage in USA Now On America One

A third network has added AFL coverage for fans in the USA.  America One has reached an agreement with Setanta to air one AFL match per week on a tape

delayed basis (typically 6 to 7 days after the live telecast).  The matches will be aired on Saturdays at 5:00 PM EDT and repeated on Sundays at 1:00 AM EDT on most America One affiliates but local times may vary and adjust times for your time zone.  America One programming is carried on local stations in over 125 markets across 32 plus states in the US.  There is a listing of the local stations here (not all America One affiliates will have AFL coverage and we are seeking a more definitive list).   AFANA will be adding information on this coverage to our TV pages shortly and will update this article with further information as we are able to confirm it.  We are pleased to have assisted in America One with this coverage.

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