Among the points made by the formal announcement are:
- Every match, live or on demand
- Coverage from the beginning of the Women's season and the AFL preseason
- All of the FOX studio shows: AFL360, On the Couch, etc.
- Support via the WatchAFL website and apps for Android and iOS devices
- Support for Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast for all video so that video can be sent to a nearby TV with proper support
The cost is not mentioned but appears to be essentially the same as in 2016: $149 for the season or $28 per month or $17 for one week. Three quotes are included:
FOX SPORTS CEO Patrick Delany said: “We know how passionate AFL fans are about their footy. They live and breathe the sport. That’s why we will ensure AFL fans living abroad, or travelling overseas, can watch their team, every week, along with FOX SPORTS’ award-winning AFL shows and the most loved commentary team in the business. We also recognise the growing number of AFL fans around the world. The innovative new Watch AFL service will deliver AFL to more markets, across more platforms reaching more fans than ever before.”
Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp said: “This is a moment to cherish for the proselytising of a great sport globally and for distant football tragics. I look forward to watching Essendon’s renaissance in the coming season wherever I happen to be in the world.”
AFL Chief Executive Officer Gillon McLachlan said: “The AFL and our partners FOX SPORTS are thrilled that all games and Fox Footy shows will be available to our fans who live or are travelling overseas. All our games live and on-demand, including the Toyota AFL Premiership Season and Finals Series, NAB AFLW and JLT Community Series, plus all the favourites that fans get to watch in Australia like AFL 360, On the Couch and other great FOX SPORTS programming will now be available for the first time in the new offering. The AFL is delighted to have such a great partner for our international rights and believe this is a great step for our fans outside Australia.”
AFANA has updated the TV info and schedule pages accordingly and further details will continue to be added there.
Article last changed on Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 11:10 AM EDT