Rumour Potential loss of free-to-air coverage

Remove this Banner Ad

Land of the Giants

Club Legend
Sep 6, 2012
2,643
3,831
Sydney
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Thunder
This sounds ominous:


I can't see how the loss of free-to-air coverage for non-Victorian clubs like GWS would help our development.

It's a pity we don't have someone on the board with corporate expertise who can speak out against this.

Wait a minute...
 

BarryAglett

Orange Army Commissar General
Sep 24, 2014
963
1,317
Western Sydney
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
A-Team
I would expect the National Government to step in at some point to guarantee free TV, including national sporting comps.
It may not be every game.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

dlanod

Moderator
Sep 14, 2006
49,421
73,835
Sydney
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
I can't see how the loss of free-to-air coverage for non-Victorian clubs like GWS would help our development.
It's just speculation, even in that article - "Foxtel may want...".

I think NSW and Qld teams shift the needle so little we may well be explicitly carved out and stay on FTA. Fox wants WA/SA access because the NRL lockups they've already got plays no part over there.
 

greatgatsby

Club Legend
Oct 17, 2010
2,920
3,333
The Seat of Power
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
Washington Commanders, Black Ducks
It's just speculation, even in that article - "Foxtel may want...".

I think NSW and Qld teams shift the needle so little we may well be explicitly carved out and stay on FTA. Fox wants WA/SA access because the NRL lockups they've already got plays no part over there.
I think this is on the mark. AFL footy is generally good business but a carve out for NSW, ACT and Qld makes sense for the AFL.
 

MelbourneGWS

Rookie
Oct 1, 2022
34
23
AFL Club
GWS
If I understand the media deal correctly, we will have 3 games on delay on 7mate and the other 19 games live and free to air in ACT and NSW? The derby should still be live on channel 7, even though it will most probably be scheduled in the first 8 rounds?
 

Giant Strides

Moderator
Nov 23, 2015
9,173
12,837
AFL Club
GWS
If I understand the media deal correctly, we will have 3 games on delay on 7mate and the other 19 games live and free to air in ACT and NSW? The derby should still be live on channel 7, even though it will most probably be scheduled in the first 8 rounds?
Sorry, where are you greeting that detail from? If so, that's the lesser of evils in that it's only 3 delayed games. FWIW, I have Kayo, so the delays won't be an issue (and I could be at the games anyway), but it is the principle of the issue.
 

MelbourneGWS

Rookie
Oct 1, 2022
34
23
AFL Club
GWS
Sorry, where are you greeting that detail from? If so, that's the lesser of evils in that it's only 3 delayed games. FWIW, I have Kayo, so the delays won't be an issue (and I could be at the games anyway), but it is the principle of the issue.
It’s from various articles but Melbourne’s age has this info as below. It seems just 3 game for us and 3 for Swans will be in delay free to air in the nsw (and presumably ACT). AFL broadcast rights: What will the new TV deal mean for viewers?
 

Remove this Banner Ad