Going forward, we strongly encourage fans to check our schedule page frequently and insure that they either watch the match live or record it successfully. For those with WatchAFL, that is also an option. Based on the schedule at present, finals matches will be repeated at most once in the first two weeks. You should not anticipate that any match will be repeated more than once. We do not expect that this will impact Grand Final coverage or that the Grand Final will be shifted off of FSP.
The situation for 2016 will likely be similar. During periods when the soccer leagues are in season, coverage on FSP could be limited in a similar way. During the two months between soccer seasons, Aussie rules coverage will likely increase. The current contract with the AFL concludes at the end of the 2016 season and we are not yet prepared to take a view on the benefits of continued coverage on FSP and FS2 for US fans. The Fox networks have done an excellent job overall during the current contract but with the change in their situation, we will re-evaluate our recommendations to fans and the AFL after this season concludes. Based on the past 20 years, we do not expect that the AFL will move forward on a new US TV contract before concluding their domestic TV contracts for 2017 and beyond. The latter could occur at any time in the next year but probably prior to the start of the 2016 AFL season, according to press reports. We will publish additional information between the 2015 and 2016 season.
Article last changed on Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 11:43 PM EDT