That is a very good point Robbo.
Guaranteeing all clubs one game on TV per season is a small concession to make that may help the stand alone VFL clubs in particular Frankston and Coburg to continue in the VFL.
12:10pm Sunday does seem the most likely timeslot.
It could also be 12:10pm on a Saturday, or given there are a number of Saturday afternoons when 7 will have no AFL due to split rounds there could well be games at 2:10pm on a Saturday.
7 could easily do 2 games a weekend, but it seems they will just do one.
Would people be in favour of 2 games on TV per weekend if it meant all TV games had to be played at one venue ie Princes Park?
Points for post #22:
Check posts #13 and #14. The matches are to be Saturdays, live, leading up to the delayed AFL telecast on Ch 7. The AFL tv allocations, Ch 7 and pay tv, are listed on the AFL web site.
I would not like non-Northern Blues matches at Princes Park.
Also check further info posted under CH 7 will telecast...
With the "there will be no cuts to the ABC" LIE causing job losses and office closures as well as stopping outside broadcasts such as VFL match telecasts, how many dollars does our ABC pay the AFL for its radio broadcast rights?
There could be a big saving to not have ABC radio cover AFL matches.
I agree. Both the AFL and international cricket would be picked up by another broadcaster, so I don't see why they need to continue at the expense of other programs.
[/quote] Community service, there are sections of Australia which rely on the ABC as no commercial stations broadcast AFL or International Cricket into those areas. Perhaps in this day and age with iphones and live TV coverage of footy it's less important.
I don't think the ABC pay the market rate for the rights anyway, it's very heavily discounted.
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