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The Grand Final will be live on television in both the USA and Canada.   The match is Friday night 29 September US time and continues into Saturday morning.   

For US fans:  on Setanta Sports only.  Setanta Sports is available nationally on DirecTV ch. 615 and Globecast ch. 752 and on
ITVN.  It is not on cable anywhere.  The Grand Final coverage begins at 11:20 PM EDT* Friday night and concludes at 4:00 AM EDT Saturday.  The Grand Final is not available on Fox Sports or ESPN in the US.   We have a list of Grand Final parties you can check.   * Late time change!

For Canadian fans:  on Fox Sports World Canada.   FSWC is available nationally on most cable and all satellite services.  Channel numbers vary widely, check with your provider.  The Grand Final coverage begins at 12:00 MN EDT and concludes at 4:00 AM EDT Saturday morning. 

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The Grand Final radio feeds are available live at the

AFL web site.  Services will start about 30 to 60 minutes prior to the match (sometime after 11:00 PM EDT, possibly as late as 12:00 MN).   There is no charge for audio service.   There is no on line live video service.  Video is by subscription only and 24 hrs delayed.

The Grand Final is available by shortwave radio on Radio Australia.   See our
Shortwave page for frequencies.  On air coverage begins at 11:10 PM EDT.   The RA web site will not carry the Grand Final.  You must use the AFL web site for on line audio.

International fans see our
International TV guide.

Article last changed on Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 2:57 PM EDT


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