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AFL Coverage After FSC Shutdown

Before anyone panics or posts cries of anguish, we want to assure fans that at the time of this post, no change to AFL coverage is known. Should the situation ever change, we will advise fans with reliable, confirmed information on this site as we have done for the past 18 seasons. Now that this is out of the way...

As many readers are aware, Fox announced last week that Fox Soccer Channel will cease operations on August 17th and morph into a new youth oriented channel to be called FXX. Soccer coverage will move to the new Fox Soccer 1. It was previously announced that FS1 will be the basis of a Fox effort to compete with ESPN and will be the new name for the Speed channel. No announcement has been made about the future of Fox Soccer Plus.

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AFL Coverage on Fox Soccer Plus for Next 3 Years

The AFL announced today that it had reached a three year deal (2012-2014) with Fox Sports for weekly AFL coverage on FOX Soccer Plus (FSP).  FSP is the subscription channel counterpart to Fox Soccer (formerly Fox Soccer Channel and before that Fox Sports World).  The cost will be $14.99 a month and FSP is available to customers of DirecTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, most Time-Warner and Brighthouse cable systems, Cablevision, Cox, BlueRidge, Bendbroadband, SureWest, FullChannel, Frontier, and RCN cable.  The AFL was unable to come to a deal with ESPN for continued coverage on their outlets.  Coverage will be two live matches per week typically (will vary occasionally) plus all finals live. The AFL Winners weekly highlight show will be available on FSP also. AFANA will post more detailed schedules in the next few days and update all of our TV pages to reflect this change in coverage. (TV pages have been updated)  Canadian TV coverage will remain on TSN2 with one live match per week.  (Addendum: 03/23/12: MHz has confirmed they will continue coverage this season with games on Monday nights at 10:00 PM EDT, repeated on Saturdays at 4:00 AM EDT.  Matches will be edited to 2 hrs and they will not carry the highlights programs ("AFL Winners") this season on Saturdays. Also, FSP on some Time Warner systems which offer the Sports Pass package of channels,  FSP will be just $5.99 -- price may vary slightly in some areas.)

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Television Info - Aussie Rules TV Coverage for North America in 2019

Australian Rules Football Television Coverage in 2019

We have full schedules at our AFL TV schedules page.
We have weekly radio listings for the AFL at our AFL Radio page

This page will give you the basic facts you need to know about TV Coverage in the USA, Canada, and Mexico in 2019 and is expected to be largely unchanged from late 2018. Information will be updated as necessary throughout the 2019 season. It appears we will get one live game per week on FS2 (rarely on FS1) and three on FSP. This year there is extensive coverage of the AFLW, AFLX, and AFL preseason. Coverage in Canada is unchanged from last year, mostly on TSN2 and occasionally other TSN channels. (The 2018 season has concluded and there are limited repeats and some special off-season coverage like the draft still to air. Check this page in early January for important 2019 updates. Information for 2019 is very preliminary.)

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