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Robbo
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WAFL likely to be on Channel 7 in 2015. Would could this mean for VFL?

An article in the West newspaper reveals WAFL could follow SANFL's lead and telecast games on Channel 7 next season. Thoughts?

Here is the link to Article https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/sport/wafl/a/23594560/new-broadcaster-...

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I would not be surprised if gthe vfl went the same way if the ABC decided to get rid of the wafl then vfl.
Would the abc televise just the vfl in 2015 ?
Always look forward to watch the vfl games which are replayed mid week.

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More of a chance on Foxtel that CH 7 I would think

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Well it sounds like the wafl has chosen to move on from the ABC.

The VFL would only do that if they got a better offer. I'd hate to see it not on the ABC any more .

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The ABC dont want state footy anymore, and with the Abbott budget last week cutting funding further its iikely expensive sport outside broadcasts will get the chop. The WAFL hardly rates and costs them too much to produce, and often falls at a time when West Coast or Fremantle are playing on another channel.

The 7 deal has allowed the SANFL massive flexibility to schedule games for TV in different timeslots such as Thursday nights and Sundays.

I can't see the VFL on ABC for much longer, but I also can't see it being of any interest to free to air broadcasters as we have so much AFL flavour in this great city.

AFL Victoria are so far behind with technology anyway, you can watch live streams and download full video replays of many metro and country leagues online but nothing anywhere near it for the VFL.

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I'd tend to agree that I can't see channel 7 being interested in Melbourne. The cost to actually film it themselves, I can't imagine it being worth it to them although I keep hearing that it rates well.

It would be a shame if that happened.

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It would be very sad to see ABC part with the VFL next year. This year is the 28th consecutive year that they have been doing th VFA/VFL games.

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It would be very sad to see ABC part with the VFL next year. This year is the 28th consecutive year that they have been doing th VFA/VFL games.

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Is there any confirmation that this is happening?

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The VFL is good for ABC's ratings though. Normal matches get about 30k viewing, finals about double that nd the grand final around 200k. Theirs not that many shows that the ABC would get a 200k audience.Having said that they may see it as too much hard work for those ratings. You need several staff to make it possible, transportation of equipment etc etc. My fear is that if their is no game coverage then attendances will also drop.

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Lets hope Aunty ABC sticks with the VFL next year.

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Lets hope Aunty ABC sticks with the VFL next year.

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It will depend on what the final amount that Abbott.Hockey and Turnbull ( note they are all form NSW) rip out of the ABC budget in the future to please Murdoch
This is after lying that the ABC and SBS wouldnt be touched during this term of government.

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