About three years ago, I wrote an entry on my blog here at AFANA.com 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 posts related to ESPN3.com (formerly ESPN360) coverage.
This article is out of date.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
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
Here are some answers to questions and comments we get frequently here at AFANA. (9/2015: This page is no longer maintained. It is obsolete. Go here for information.)
If you have a question please let us know by contacting us and if your question seems relevant to others, we may add it here. This information in this FAQ has not been fully updated in a long time. Some old questions are kept for reference purposes.
1. I can't find the network or the times Aussie Rules is on the TV!
2. We got no warning that footy was leaving Fox!
3. Will Setanta show more than one live game per week?
4. There are too many commercials on Setanta and all they do is promote their own programs. They should show interviews and other halftime coverage, too.
Australian Rules Football Television Coverage in 2021
We have full schedules at our AFL TV schedules page.
We have weekly radio listings for the AFL at our AFL Radio page
9/29/21) We thank fans for their support as we wrap up our 26th season. We appreciate your on-going donations and use of our WatchAFL links which are a major source of financial support. WatchAFL 12-month subscriptions are US$165. Please use our subscription link at the bottom left of this page. If you go to WatchAFL via any other site or directly in your browser, we may not get credit for the referral. We will continue to update our TV and radio pages with any "off-season" events and repeats as we get them.
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This page will give you the basic facts you need to know about TV Coverage in the USA, Canada, and Mexico in 2021 and is expected to be largely unchanged from late 2020. Information will be updated as necessary throughout the 20121season. Coverage in Canada is unchanged from last year, mostly on TSN2 and occasionally other TSN channels.