In the biggest media deal in Australian sporting history, the AFL announced on 6th of September that Channel Seven and Foxtel have retained the Australian domestic broadcast rights to men's and women's competitions for a further seven years, fending off strong challenges from rival channels Nine and 10. The new deal, which expires at the end of 2031 season, is worth a total of A$4.5 billion (US$3.08 billion) at an average of A$643 million per year, a large increase on the A$473 million per year figure for the two-year contract extension Seven and Foxtel signed with the League in 2020, at the height of COVID pandemic. The previous rights deal from 2017 and 2022, also with Seven and Foxtel, was worth A$2.5 billion. [Ed. note: This new deal does not immediately affect coverage in the US and Canada which are covered by pre-existing contracts extending beyond this season. The current AFL deal with Fox Sports US has a mutual renewal option for the 2023 season.]
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Australian Rules Football Television Coverage in 2023
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(1/19/23) We anticipate TV coverage in 2023 to be similar to 2022. At this time, we have not been advised of any significant changes by either the AFL or Fox Sports US. We anticipate schedules for the upcoming AFL season in early February. Your on-going support of AFANA by donations and volunteer time is appreciated. (9/19/22) If you've noticed the delays this season, some delays are due to this: WE NEED VOLUNTEERS and donations. Please volunteer or donate if you can spare a few hours or dollars a month. We'll keep updating schedules as the networks release them. We URGENTLY need donations as we no longer get support from WatchAFL subscriptions. (3/30/22) Star+: Hemos agregado horarios para América Latina. We've added schedules for Latin America.
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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 2023 and is expected to be similar to 2022 with all matches of the AFL and AFLW live and more on FS1 and FS2. Information will be updated as necessary throughout the 2023 season. Coverage in Canada is unchanged from last year, mostly on TSN2 and occasionally other TSN channels.