News Corp Australia, in conjunction with its subsidiary Fox Sports Australia, today announced that it has secured a six year deal with the AFL for seasons 2017-2022, affirming Fox Footy’s position as Australia’s home of AFL.
The rights deal ensures that Fox Footy will continue to deliver every game of every round including the final series (excluding the Grand Final), live to Australian fans across all platforms including cable, satellite, IPTV, tablets and smart phones.
News Corp Australia is will partner with the AFL, Seven West Media and Telstra on the deal.
News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch commented: “Our company has a long and highly valued relationship with the AFL, and has followed and reported on the game since its inception in 1858. Aussie Rules continues to be a centrepiece in all our newspapers, Fox Footy, Fox Sport Australia and Foxtel. This deal secures and builds that relationship well into the future.”
More to come…