Some good news at last! looks like 1 pm Saturdays is the time
Channel 7 to broadcast VFL
A new era in Peter Jackson VFL television broadcasting will begin in 2015 with Seven Melbourne securing the exclusive free-to-air rights to the competition for the next two seasons.
Under the new agreement with AFL Victoria, Seven will show the VFL ‘Match of the Round’ live on Channel 7 in Melbourne every weekend throughout the regular season, as well as the VFL Legendairy Finals Series and Grand Final.
The move to Channel 7 will be the first change in television broadcaster for the competition since 1987, when the ABC first covered the then VFA finals, taking over the rights from ATV 10.
AFL Victoria General Manager Steven Reaper said it is positive news for the VFL competition that it will now receive free-to-air television coverage on a commercial network.
“The new agreement with Seven Melbourne will provide great exposure for our competition, clubs and related partners.
“A new television audience will now experience VFL football on a weekly basis, which will showcase a great standard of football and some of the best young talent on both VFL and AFL lists,” Reaper said.
“With a peak viewership of 301,000 for the 2014 Grand Final between Footscray and Box Hill Hawks, we look forward to working with Seven to further growing our already dedicated VFL audience next year.
“AFL Victoria would like to thank Lewis Martin and his team at Seven, along with Simon Lethlean and the broadcasting group at the AFL who have helped manage the development of this partnership.”
Managing Director of Seven Melbourne Lewis Martin said the new agreement adds to Seven’s long and proud association with broadcasting football.
“We’re thrilled to be broadcasting more live football to Victorians and adding to our blue-chip AFL and sports portfolio, while complementing our local grassroots football initiatives.
“And we’ll do it with the passion, insight and quality that have been the Seven tradition.”
The 2015 Peter Jackson VFL season will begin mid-April and run over 20 rounds, with the fixture set to be released by mid-December.
Last Modified on 18/11/2014 18:59