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Late Change Announced to AFL Highlights and Internet Coverage

Major changes have been announced to the AFL weekly highlights programs and online coverage by the AFL.  Details were made available to AFANA in the past 24 hours.  (There are no other changes we are aware of besides what is reported here.)  The traditional AFL highlights programs have been replaced by a FOX Sports produced program called "AFL Winners" and the the online service previously provided by Aussie Sport TV (ASTV) has been replaced by LiveAFL.TV.  The new service is supposed to support platforms other than the Windows based PC's including Apple Mac's.  (We have not tested this as yet but there are at least two reports that it does work on Macs.)

The new weekly

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I'm new to this forum and just starting out ! Offering for 2010

The people over at Aussie Sport TV (aka Perform Group) have issued their offer for live AFL match coverage via the web in 2010 under their service.  For those fans who want to see a match not shown by ESPN360 / ESPN3 / or cannot access those services, this is an option you may consider.  AFANA makes no guarantees as to how well it will work for you and you must decide what live footy is worth to you.  It appears this is similar to the offer last year with perhaps more complete coverage of all matches.  Here is the offer: 

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Aussie Sport TV for 2010, Canada, and

Aussie Sport TV carries all AFL matches in full on a promised 12-24 hour delay (experience suggests it can be much longer) all season.  They are now offering prior subscribers the chance to renew at a discount.   (For full TV Info see our TV Info page!) The offer states the following: 

"The 2010 Season is here, with the NAB Cup well underway we wanted to remind you of all the 100% official AFL video available throughout the season for subscribers to Aussie Sport TV:

• The latest full match replays

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Aussie Sport TV Special Offer for 2009 Finals

Aussie Sport TV (ASTV) has a one month offer for the AFL finals.  AFANA is making this offer known to fans since we understand that for some fans, this may be the only way to see any of the AFL finals.  (We do not recommend this over options such as ESPN360 and fans should be aware that we have had reports that matches are not available in the time frame promised and non-Windows PC's may not work reliably with the service.) 

The offer is below; click on the link to subscribe and choose the one month option:

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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

This article is out of date.  For info good in 2018 go to TV Info.

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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AFL Extends Free Streaming to North America

The AFL quietly announced with a post on the AFL website (and a short note to AFANA) that for Round 17 the AFL website will have free streaming of TV coverage to the USA and Canada this weekend.   The AFL also added a banner on the AFL home page about this.  The note to AFANA said:

"Please note that will stream all eight matches live into the UK, Ireland, USA and Canada over the course of Round 17."

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Setanta's Circumstances Worsen

(Update 4-June:  Legal action looms closer:  See the Daily Record and Evening Times and Scottish Sun and The Independent.  Update 12-June and 15-June:  see comments by clicking read more.)

The British newspaper the Guardian reported today that Setanta failed to make a scheduled progress payment to the Scottish Premier League (SPL). (See our earlier reports on Setanta's financial problems here.)  It's not clear what impact this will have to on-going operations including those in the USA and Canada or for AFL coverage.  At this time, programming seems to be continuing on all of their networks and AFL coverage does not appear to be affected.  However, since this failure

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AFL Web Site to Carry Indigenous Stars Match Live

The AFL has announced that the match between the Qantas Indigenous All Stars and the Adelaide Crows will have live video coverage on the AFL web site at no charge to visitors beginning at 4:15 AM US/CAN EST (8.15 PM AEDT) on Saturday 7 February.  You will not need to be a subscriber to the AFL web site international subscription package or the Aussie Sport TV package (now the same) in order to view this video.  For those concerned about whether they will be able to use the AFL web site video this season, this might be a great opportunity to test things out.  Radio coverage will also be available and as always, is free.

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